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Heat and Traffic Jams

    Question: What is a severe service maintenance schedule? Auto Pro Answer: When I was a kid in Tampa, Sunday meant having a bath, getting dressed for church and then hanging up my Sunday clothes soon as we got home. Mom didn’t have to wash those clothes but once a month or so. Now,…

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Check Engine Light

When your Check Engine light comes on, you may be torn between utter panic and just wanting to ignore it and hope it goes away. That’s perfectly understandable. That same Check Engine light could come on for anything from a serious engine or transmission problem all the way down to a loose gas cap. There’s a…

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Axles

Your axles are the last link in transferring power from the engine to your wheels. They’re strong parts that last a long time – but they can run into trouble. Axles just wear out over time and need to be replaced. And sometimes axle seals leak, causing the axle to wear out prematurely. Lubricant leaks out, and…

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Air Conditioning

Let’s talk about air conditioning service and repair issues for the Tampa, FL area. Most of us in Tampa we don’t give our air conditioning a second thought as long as it’s making cold air. But it’s a complex and expensive system that we should think about before it starts blowing hot air. The refrigerant in the air…

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Why Tampa Drivers Need To Change Their Transmission Fl

The transmission undergoes a lot of stress. The grit you see in used fluid is actually bits of clutch material. This grit flowing through your transmission under pressure eats away at seals and gaskets which can lead to leaks. The transmission operates at very high temperatures – much higher than engine temperatures. Those high temperatures…

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Fuel System

I’d like to give our friends in Tampa, FL, a quick overview of the fuel system. It starts with the fuel pump. The fuel pump is located inside the tank and pumps fuel out to the engine. Somewhere along the way is a fuel filter whose job is to filter out dirt before it hits the engine. Then…

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Wheel Bearings

Simple Answers from Auto Pro for Tampa: Wheel Bearings Sep 13th, 2017 Question: I remember my dad having the shop “pack the bearings” on the family car. Is this something I need to have done? Auto Pro Answer: That’s a really good question. At one time, all wheel bearings were “serviceable” and needed to be…

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Check your brakes so you stay safe!

Service Your Drum Brakes at Auto Pro in Tampa Brakes that work properly are essential to the safety of Tampa . You want to carefully maintain your brakes. In vehicles equipped with drum brakes, the brake components are housed inside a drum that rotates with the wheel. When you step on the brake pedal, brake…

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10 Services and why they are important

10 Overlooked Services – Let Auto Pro Take Care of Them For You Let’s talk about the service schedules for Tampa drivers. And particularly, the scheduled services that are sometimes forgotten. At Auto Pro in Tampa, we have a list of 10 service items that are often overlooked. They’re all very important for Tampa and need…

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Check Engine Light

Tech Question: Wylie says, My Check Engine Light came on in my vehicle. I’ve tried several things to make it go off but nothing has worked. What should I do? Answer: Most of us have experienced a check engine light coming on suddenly. We’re frustrated because we don’t know why. Of course that’s perfectly understandable: There are…

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