• Put the Brakes On! (Brake Caliper Replacement)
    Keeping your vehicle's brakes in top shape is one of the most important things you can do for your safety and those on the road with you. Most drivers know a little about brake pads and rotors but may...
    Published on: Oct 08, 2023
  • Something to Latch On To (Hood Latch Safety)
    The other day, a driver was trying to open his vehicle's hood so he could add some windshield washer fluid.  But when he pulled the hood release inside the car, nothing happened.  Usually, ...
    Published on: Oct 01, 2023
  • Fuel Injectors
    The last new American vehicles sold in Clearwater with a carburetor rolled out of the FL dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in Clearwater, and nationally, have had fuel inject...
    Published on: Sep 24, 2023
  • Bouncy Bouncy – Are My Shocks Bad?
    When Clearwater drivers think about preventive maintenance, what usually comes to mind is oil, fluids and brakes. We don't generally think about our shocks or struts, but these auto parts keep our t...
    Published on: Sep 17, 2023
  • What You Need to Know from Your Auto Tech Inc. Service Advisor
    Clearwater drivers may feel intimidated when they take their vehicles to a service center. They have questions but aren't sure how to ask. They don't want to feel embarrassed about their lack of kno...
    Published on: Sep 10, 2023
  • Not a Good Vibe (Driveshaft Failure)
    When you feel your vehicle vibrating as you're driving down the road, one cause could be something you may not have ever seen: your driveshaft.  It is underneath the vehicle and most drivers don'...
    Published on: Sep 03, 2023
  • Fuel Injection Basics for Clearwater
    All modern Clearwater vehicles come with fuel injection systems, so it's a topic Clearwater drivers need to know something about. The mighty fuel injector is a valve that delivers the gas or diesel fu...
    Published on: Aug 27, 2023
  • Out with the Old (Vehicle Parts that Wear Out)
    Some drivers don't pay any attention to their vehicles until something breaks.  Others take them into their service repair facility for maintenance even before a problem develops.  Still, ev...
    Published on: Aug 20, 2023
  • Follow the Bouncing Vehicle (Bad Struts and Shocks)
    If you hit a bump in the road and your vehicle just keeps bouncing up and down for a lot longer time than it used to, you may have bad struts and shocks.  They're the things that help to keep you...
    Published on: Aug 13, 2023
  • Emergency Items for Your vehicle
    Local Clearwater roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded in a snowy ravine for three days. So you may want to consider a basic emergency kit to keep in the car at al...
    Published on: Aug 06, 2023
  • Easy Miles – Do Clearwater Driving Conditions Affect Service Intervals?
    Have you ever noticed that your vehicle has a schedule in your owner's manual for what is called “severe service” maintenance? Let's define what severe driving conditions aren't: The eas...
    Published on: Jul 30, 2023
  • Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down Around Clearwater
    There's not much we can do about the price of gas in Clearwater, FL, but we do quite a bit about how much we use as we're driving on our Clearwater streets.Our driving habits can dramatically affect o...
    Published on: Jul 23, 2023
  • Clean Fuel Makes a Happy Engine in Clearwater, FL
    If the fuel system in your vehicle is dirty, you will be hurting your engine and losing performance as you drive around Clearwater, FL.Unless they drive a vintage car, Clearwater auto owners have fuel...
    Published on: Jul 16, 2023
  • Straight Ahead (Wheel Alignment)
    If every road was straight and smooth, we wouldn't have to worry much about wheel alignment. But they're not, so we do.  Hitting potholes or driving on rough pavement can knock your vehicle out o...
    Published on: Jul 09, 2023
  • Fuel Saving Tip: Auto Myths Around Clearwater
    With high fuel prices in Clearwater, FL, comes lots of gas saving advice. Some of it, like what you hear on  {{ image('MTQ4') }} is great.  When you get one of those e-mails that's going aro...
    Published on: Jul 02, 2023
  • Shake It up in Clearwater!: Why Wheel Balancing
    Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, we generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to achieve this is to kee...
    Published on: Jun 25, 2023
  • What to Do in Case of an Accident in Clearwater
    Screeching tires, crunching metal – it's an accident! If you've ever been in a car accident in Clearwater, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and k...
    Published on: Jun 18, 2023
  • Give me a Brake (Light)!
    If that little brake warning light pops up on your dash, do you know what it means? Well, if you said no, you wouldn't be alone. You know it has something to do with your brakes, but exactly what? You...
    Published on: Jun 11, 2023
  • PCV Valve Service at Auto Tech Inc. in Clearwater
    Today, we are talking about your PCV valve. Unburnt fuel is forced into the crankcase as your engine runs.  The PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve vents this unburnt fuel and oil vapors...
    Published on: Jun 04, 2023
  • Automotive Detective Work in Clearwater
    There's a reason we use the word “diagnose” when we talk about fixing cars in Clearwater. Figuring out what's wrong with your vehicle has a lot of similarities to figuring out what's wron...
    Published on: May 28, 2023
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