• Drivers that "T" Us Off (Bad Driving Practices)
    We've all seen drivers who do things that—let's be frank—really irritate us.  They're inconsiderate, can put people in danger and make the road a much less friendly place.  They ...
    Published on: Jan 01, 2023
  • Does My Choice in Oil Affect Change Intervals?
    Oil changes are probably the most recognized service on a vehicle. Almost all Clearwater residents know about them. But do we know enough?Several decades ago, oil changes were fairly standard: every...
    Published on: Dec 25, 2022
  • Coolant/Antifreeze Service at Auto Tech Inc.
    Anyone who drives a car in Clearwater knows that engines get hot when they run. But did you know that engines need to be cooled to keep running? Heat inside an engine can cause the metal parts ...
    Published on: Dec 18, 2022
  • Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight and Your FL Driving
    Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from Clearwater knows this makes sense.Some of us in the Clearwater area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirr...
    Published on: Dec 11, 2022
  • Steering You Right (Tie Rod End Replacement)
    For drivers, S stands for safety.  And there are three other words that start with S that are all equally important: starting, stopping and steering. For your vehicle to be at its safest, all thr...
    Published on: Dec 04, 2022
  • Idle Talk about Engines (Causes of Rough Engine Idling)
    When you slow down at stoplight, your vehicle's idle should be smooth as silk.  But what happens when the engine is missing or idling roughly? That's your engine's way of telling you, "Hey, I've ...
    Published on: Nov 27, 2022
  • Selecting New Tires and Wheels
    Some of us Clearwater drivers just love tires. All those little rubber hairs on new tires and the smell is wonderful. We live in a great time for tires. No matter how you drive around FL, where you wa...
    Published on: Nov 20, 2022
  • Need a New Battery? Call Auto Tech Inc. Today
    Hello Clearwater drivers! Need a new battery? There is a good chance that you do – 70% of batteries need to be replaced within four years. As your battery discharges and then recharges as you ...
    Published on: Nov 13, 2022
  • To Fix or Not To Fix (Tire Repair)
    You know that sinking feeling when you realize one of your tires has a problem.  It may be making an odd noise or behaving oddly when you're driving.  You may hit a pothole or curb and one s...
    Published on: Nov 06, 2022
  • It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Auto Tech Inc.
    If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Clearwater. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta t...
    Published on: Oct 30, 2022
  • Power Steering Service in Clearwater
    Most Clearwater drivers are too young to remember life before power steering - cranking those great big steering wheels! It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. Let's look at how...
    Published on: Oct 23, 2022
  • Relax When the Wind Blows in FL: Winter Car Prep for Clearwater Drivers
    When autumn comes around in Clearwater, leaves fall, nights get longer and there's a definite nip in the air. Time to unpack the boots and gloves and fold some extra blankets onto the beds. It's also ...
    Published on: Oct 16, 2022
  • Super Slick at Auto Tech Inc. in Clearwater: Synthetic Oil
    When you get an oil change, it's always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the manufacturer recommends. But sometimes we're asked if we'd like conventional or synthetic motor oil....
    Published on: Oct 09, 2022
  • Under Pressure in Clearwater: TPMS
    Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat tire fixed in Clearwater, or have your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System.The federal go...
    Published on: Oct 02, 2022
  • Drive Train Service in Clearwater at Auto Tech Inc.
    The drive train in your vehicle includes all the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, na...
    Published on: Sep 25, 2022
  • Free Money (Almost) (Fuel Saving Tips)
    You spend a lot of money on a vehicle, probably the most money you'll spend on anything except a house.  But the spending doesn't stop after you've bought it.  It goes into things like insur...
    Published on: Sep 18, 2022
  • Visibility Disaster! (Windshield Washer Pump Replacement)
    Let's say you live in a cold climate where the snowy, icy weather challenges you to clear the salt and debris tossed up on your windshield.  You push your windshield washer switch expecting a goo...
    Published on: Sep 11, 2022
  • Time Out: Suspension Problems in Clearwater
    Your vehicle's suspension system has two jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly pl...
    Published on: Sep 04, 2022
  • Wash Me, Wash Me Right (How to Wash a Vehicle)
    Most would agree they'd rather drive around in a clean, shiny vehicle than one coated with a layer of dirt.  When warmer weather comes around, some of us are bound and determined to wash our own ...
    Published on: Aug 28, 2022
  • Don't Be Shocked (Shock Absorbers)
    If you've ever ridden down a rough road on your bicycle, you know how hard a ride it can be.  Yet drive down the same road in your car, truck or SUV and it miraculously will smooth out the ride.&...
    Published on: Aug 21, 2022
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