• Don't Neglect Your Spare (Spare Tire Care)
    If you've ever had a flat tire, then you know welcome it is to have a spare tire that is properly inflated, in good shape and easy to get to.  Problem is many of us don't even give our spare tire...
    Published on: Feb 18, 2024
  • Make your Service Visit at Auto Tech Inc. a Good One
    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 wil...
    Published on: Feb 11, 2024
  • Timing Belt
    Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly steep repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt.First, let's rev...
    Published on: Feb 04, 2024
  • Differential Service at Auto Tech Inc.: Viva la Difference
    Every vehicle on FL roads has a differential, and it is important to the proper operation of the vehicle.  But most Clearwater residents don't have a clue what it is.The differential ...
    Published on: Jan 28, 2024
  • Poor Reflections (Door Mirror Problems)
    Mirror, mirror on the door, why is my vision there so poor? Well, you could have a broken outside rearview mirror that's disabled your blind spot vision there and endangering your ability to see some ...
    Published on: Jan 21, 2024
  • What Is an EGR Valve? (EGR Valve Service)
    If you've ever felt your vehicle hesitate, go, then hesitate again, you might think there's something wrong with the transmission.  After all, it's not moving smoothly  down the road.  ...
    Published on: Jan 14, 2024
  • Read a Good Tire Lately? (Tire Wear)
    There's lots of good information to read in books and online.  You might not know that you can also "read" your tires and learn a lot about what shape they're in and if they are in need of attent...
    Published on: Jan 07, 2024
  • Fuel Filter Service in Clearwater, FL
    There are a surprising number of small, inexpensive parts that can lead to expensive engine damage when they fail. It doesn't seem right.Fortunately a lot of those things can be taken care of in routi...
    Published on: Jan 01, 2024
  • It Is Time to Check Your Intervals
    Part of the engineering that goes into designing a vehicle is testing the components to ensure that they meet durability and safety standards. Because of this, manufacturers have a good idea as to h...
    Published on: Dec 31, 2023
  • Chilly Warning (Diagnosing a Noise in Cold Vehicle)
    When the weather gets colder, sometimes the noises your vehicle makes will change.  For example, you may notice a whining sound when you get going in the morning.  It may go away when the ve...
    Published on: Dec 24, 2023
  • Let's Clear Some Things Up (Headlight Restoration)
    You know how exposing your skin to sunlight can cause sunburn and other unhealthy things.  Sunlight can also create major problems for your headlights.  After they've been exposed to ultravi...
    Published on: Dec 17, 2023
  • Water Everywhere (Clogged Drains)
    It's bad enough when you mistakenly leave a window open in your vehicle on a rainy day and you find your carpet soaked.  But what in the world is going on when your windows are closed tight, not ...
    Published on: Dec 10, 2023
  • The Key Won't Turn! (Ignition Problems)
    You've just arrived at the store shopping and you're ready to head home.  You put your key in the ignition and… oh, no! The ignition won't turn! What do you do now? Don't panic.  The...
    Published on: Dec 03, 2023
  • Cabin Air Filter From Auto Tech Inc.
    Here is a questions for Clearwater drivers: What is a cabin air filter?Is it: A filter for a house in the middle of the woods? A fresh, piney scent? A filter for the passenger compartment of yo...
    Published on: Nov 26, 2023
  • Hitting The Brakes In Clearwater
      Hello Clearwater, let's talk about brakes. {{ image('MTg4') }} But the mechanical aspects of the brakes themselves are just one issue. There's also the power brake pump and brake fluid. And the...
    Published on: Nov 19, 2023
  • Fears and Gears (Signs of Automatic Transmission Problems)
    Automatic transmissions rule. The old days of shifting your own gears are a thing of the past for most drivers.  But automatic transmission trouble can be a big inconvenience for any driver if it...
    Published on: Nov 12, 2023
  • Is Your Clearwater Driving Severe?
    People near Clearwater, FL, often ask Auto Tech Inc. how often they should have a particular service done. It's a great thing to ask. You can look at your owner's manual or have your Clearwater, FL, s...
    Published on: Nov 05, 2023
  • The Need for Speed (Wheel Speed Sensor Maintenance)
    Today's vehicles have some pretty amazing technology in them, including a computerized braking system we all pretty much take for granted these days.  Antilock brake systems (ABS) have been aroun...
    Published on: Oct 29, 2023
  • Busting Automotive Myths in Clearwater, FL
    Myths passed around our Clearwater, FL community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for auto...
    Published on: Oct 22, 2023
  • By the Numbers: Tire Replacement at Auto Tech Inc. in Clearwater
    Ever notice that your tire is covered with writing? It's like some hieroglyphic art form. Of course, Clearwater drivers know that it's not just graffiti, but to most of us, it might as well be. Would ...
    Published on: Oct 15, 2023
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