• The Economy of Maintenance for Clearwater Drivers
    Do I keep my old vehicle or buy a new one? It's a question most Clearwater drivers ask themselves at some time or another.Generally, what it comes down to is the choice between a car payment...
    Published on: Aug 14, 2022
  • THE IMPORTANCE OF VISIBILITY (Cleaning Vehicle Glass)
    We've all been through it. The vehicle ahead of us kicks up mud, slush, snow or salt on our windshield and we can't see a thing.  And not being able to see a thing when we're driving?  Not a...
    Published on: Aug 07, 2022
  • What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?
    With front-wheel drive being so common these days in Clearwater, FL, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Clearwater drivers don't even have to think about i...
    Published on: Jul 31, 2022
  • Introduction to Diesels for Clearwater, FL
    Something you're going to be hearing a lot about around Clearwater, FL, is diesel engines. We're not talking about semi-trucks and buses; we're talking about diesel engine cars, pick-ups and SUVs.Most...
    Published on: Jul 24, 2022
  • The Right Fluids for Your Vehicle
    The current vehicles in the market have over a century of engineering behind them. They have evolved into complex and powerful machines. Developments in their engines, however, have coincided with a...
    Published on: Jul 17, 2022
  • Vive la Differential at Auto Tech Inc. in Clearwater
    There are a lot of drivers in Clearwater 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 diffe...
    Published on: Jul 10, 2022
  • Cooling System Components
    Today we want to talk about a system in our vehicles – the cooling system. It's one of those things that Clearwater auto owners don't give much thought to until it fails and then the...
    Published on: Jul 03, 2022
  • Gas Savings in Clearwater: Sharpen Your Pencil
    High gas prices in Clearwater increase the cost of living for FL drivers. You've probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger porti...
    Published on: Jun 26, 2022
  • Serpentine Belt Service at Auto Tech Inc.
    Most Clearwater folks occasionally have days when they've got a bunch of errands to run. Yesterday was my day off and I needed to fill the gas tank, pick up some groceries at my Clearwater market, s...
    Published on: Jun 19, 2022
  • Taking the Heat (Heater Hose Maintenance/Repair)
    If you have an internal combustion vehicle, you know it has a lot of hoses that carry various fluids.  And if you have a heater in your vehicle, you'll have heater hoses. A heater hose connects ...
    Published on: Jun 12, 2022
  • Don't Stack the Mat
    In the sloppy cold weather months, you might be tempted to pick up an all-weather mat and throw it on top of the mats you already have in your vehicle. After all, double protection is better, right? I...
    Published on: Jun 05, 2022
  • Auto Tech Inc. Brake Service for Safe Stopping in Clearwater
    Let's talk about something critical for all Clearwater drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle is heavy, and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop – s...
    Published on: May 29, 2022
  • Automotive Tips from Auto Tech Inc.: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced
    The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Clearwater drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult t...
    Published on: May 22, 2022
  • Wheel Balancing at Auto Tech Inc.
    So you love your job, and your family life is great. Congratulations! You have achieved balance. But can you say the same for your wheels? Clearwater drivers can tell if their tires are out of balan...
    Published on: May 15, 2022
  • When Your Air Bag Light Comes On (Illuminated Air Bag Light)
    There are some dashboard lights you should pay more attention to than others.  One is the air bag light.  If it's on and your vehicle is in an accident, your air bags probably won't do their...
    Published on: May 08, 2022
  • What Clearwater Customers like About Us at Auto Tech Inc.
    A big part of the service we provide at Auto Tech Inc. for our Clearwater customers is education. We want you to feel confident with your service decisions. And we're always open to questions fr...
    Published on: May 01, 2022
  • A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Clearwater
    When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Clearwater drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals — like transmission service ...
    Published on: Apr 24, 2022
  • I Want a New Vehicle. Or Do I? (Vehicle Maintenance Payoffs)
    Spring is a peak season for vehicle sales; companies aggressively market new models and offer all sorts of incentives.  So you may be tempted to buy a shiny new beauty.  But should you? If ...
    Published on: Apr 17, 2022
  • The Light Nobody Wants to See (Check Engine Light)
    You've probably had your Check Engine Light go on.  Then it goes off and you figure, hey, whatever the problem was, it's gone now and I don't have to worry about it.  Well, the problem may h...
    Published on: Apr 10, 2022
  • Automotive Tips from Auto Tech Inc.: Tire Replacement Overview
    Tires are an expensive purchase, so knowing when tires should be replaced is important for Clearwater drivers. Tires will just wear out with normal use. The depth of the tread on your tire d...
    Published on: Apr 03, 2022
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