• Road Trip: Be Ready for Anything with a Trip Inspection at Auto Tech Inc.
    Road trip, anyone? Nothing spoils a great vacation faster than ending up stranded on the side of the road or spending a week in a rundown motel while our vehicle sits in the shop. Long days on ...
    Published on: May 21, 2023
  • A "Mounting" Problem (Motor Mounts)
    You know how heavy your engine and transmission are, so you can imagine how tough the parts that hold them onto your vehicle's sub-frame must be.  Not only must they support the weight, they also...
    Published on: May 14, 2023
  • Why Wheel Balancing and Tire Rotation Save You Money on Tires
    Clearwater 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 ...
    Published on: May 07, 2023
  • The Right Oil for the Season (Engine Oil Viscosity)
    As the temperatures plunge, certain types of engine oil may not flow as easily as they did when it was warmer.  Makes sense, doesn't it? Just like molasses gets thicker as the temperature goes do...
    Published on: Apr 30, 2023
  • Differential Service in Clearwater, FL - What You Need to Know
    Scratching your head? Don't worry, if you don't know what a differential is – you will in a moment. That fact is that if you drive a car anywhere in Clearwater, FL, you have a differential. Wh...
    Published on: Apr 23, 2023
  • Hey Clearwater Drivers; What Is the Most Distracting Food?
    So what is the most distracting food to have in the car while driving around Clearwater?Is it: A Hamburger; Coffee; A Soft Drink, or Gummy Bears? Well, you may be surprised to learn that all ...
    Published on: Apr 16, 2023
  • Clean Air for Your Engine: A New Engine Air Filter at Auto Tech Inc.
    All of us in Clearwater know we have to get the oil changed in our vehicles periodically. That's just part of good vehicle care. But when Auto Tech Inc. technicians change your oil, they als...
    Published on: Apr 09, 2023
  • Give Your Engine Clean Fuel with a New Fuel Filter from Auto Tech Inc.
    Your vehicle requires plenty of clean fuel to run. If your fuel contains contaminants, your fuel injectors will eventually become clogged up. When this happens, your vehicle engine may not get the p...
    Published on: Apr 02, 2023
  • Ready, Set, COLD! (Getting Vehicle Ready for Winter)
    When the temperatures plunge, your vehicle better be ready because it faces a whole new set of challenges.  Rubber stiffens, glass fogs, fluids freeze.  Just thinking about it can get your h...
    Published on: Mar 26, 2023
  • Always on Guard (TMPS)
    One of the most important things you can do to keep your vehicle running safely is to make sure your tires are properly inflated.  If one or more is vastly over- or underinflated, that has the po...
    Published on: Mar 19, 2023
  • The Puzzling Puddle (Leaks Under Vehicle)
    Ever notice a little spot of liquid under your vehicle after you've parked in your driveway or garage? It may have been something as simple as water left from air conditioning condensation.  But ...
    Published on: Mar 12, 2023
  • How Much is Enough for Clearwater Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth
      Most Clearwater drivers know that tires wear out and that the wear has to do with tread depth. Most of us have heard that “bald” tires are dangerous, but most of us picture a tire w...
    Published on: Mar 05, 2023
  • Treat Your Vehicle to Good Tires at Auto Tech Inc.
    When we shop for shoes, most of us know that we can get two pairs of cheap shoes or one good pair for about the same price. And since the two cheap pairs wear out in about the same time as the good ...
    Published on: Feb 26, 2023
  • Automotive Tips from Auto Tech Inc.: Rotor Problems
    The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Clearwater.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also...
    Published on: Feb 19, 2023
  • No Fountain of Youth (Aging Tires)
    Can you think of anyone who enjoys aging?  Wrinkles where you don't want them, gray hair, eyes that won't focus any more, no stamina.  Believe it or not, your tires age, too, and they don't...
    Published on: Feb 12, 2023
  • I NEED All Wheel Drive (Pros and Cons of AWD)
    So winter has arrived and you don't feel confident in how your 2-wheel drive vehicle does in the snow and ice.  You envy all those people with all-wheel-drive (AWD) and 4-wheel-drive (4WD) cars, ...
    Published on: Feb 05, 2023
  • Auto Tech Inc. Service for Your Exhaust System
    Your vehicle's exhaust system is more than just a tailpipe and a muffler. In fact, it is one of the most complex systems on your vehicle. {{ image('http://autonettv.com/media/thumbs/ExhaustService_Da...
    Published on: Jan 29, 2023
  • Maintaining Your Older Car in Clearwater, FL
    The government mandates a lot of equipment on cars in Clearwater, FL: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for ...
    Published on: Jan 22, 2023
  • Light Up your Life (Headlamp Replacement)
    Did you know that having a burned out headlight can result in your rearview mirror reflecting some flashing lights? In other words, you might get pulled over by the police for only having one working ...
    Published on: Jan 15, 2023
  • Light's Out! Trouble Ahead (Exterior Light Bulb Service)
    Whether or not your exterior light bulbs are all working probably is not at the top of your list when you think about your vehicle.  But those exterior lights are more important than you think, a...
    Published on: Jan 08, 2023
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