Hey Bradenton - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of ...
Posted in Maintenance
on September 02, 2018
Everyone in Bradenton, FL eventually replaces their tires, whether it's because they're worn out or they're just looking for something different. There are so many great tire choices in Bradenton, it can be difficult to sort them out. Let's group the broad spectrum into several categori...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on August 26, 2018
Bradenton drivers want their tires to last as long as possible. Two ways to extend tire life are wheel balancing and tire rotation.When wheels are out of balance, they wobble and vibrate. That makes the tires wear in a cupping pattern. If a front wheel is out of balance you'll feel it in...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on August 19, 2018
There are a lot of drivers in Bradenton who are due for a differential service, but had never heard of a differential before. With front-wheel drive being so common in FL these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Bradenton folks don't even...
Posted in Drive Train
on August 12, 2018
You probably have heard that expression, "A stitch in time saves nine." In other words, if you fix an issue at its early stages, it will prevent a much more difficult problem later. That's certainly the case with your vehicle, and here's a true story to demonstrate it.
A driver noticed his vehicl...
Posted in Fluids
on August 08, 2018
In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Bradenton. The timing belt’s important jo...
Posted in Timing Belt
on July 31, 2018
If your vehicle had something in its design or production that the manufacturer had figured out had an unanticipated problem, you'd want to know about it. And you'd want it fixed. There is something that can help drivers with just such a scenario. It's called a Technical Service Bulletin, or TSB....
Posted in Monitoring System
on July 22, 2018
Most people don't love going to get their vehicle serviced, but it's one of those things you just have to do. So you might as well get the most of out of it. There are some steps you can take that will likely help you get the best results possible.
For one thing, it's important to describe your p...
Posted in Did You Know
on July 15, 2018
90% of our driving decisions are based on vision. Anything that impedes your vision can affect your driving safety – including a dirty windshield. In that sense, your wiper blades are an important safety system. Most Bradenton drivers will wait until their wipers have failed before they replace t...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on July 10, 2018
There's a lot of auto advice in FL right now on how to save money on gas. Some of it is good advice. Some of it isn't. Some of it is myth. And it may well be a scam. Plain and simple. When someone offers you a product designed to save money on gas, ask yourself, “Does this sound too good to be tr...
Posted in Fuel System
on July 01, 2018