• Prepare Your Windshield for Winter (Wiper Blades and Fluid for Freezing Temperatures)
    Winter and freezing temperatures present challenges for different parts of your vehicles.  For example, winter tires give you better traction on snow.  But some parts of your vehicle that ma...
    Published on: Nov 14, 2021
  • Diagnosing Your Vehicle at Auto Tech Inc. in Clearwater
    When we Clearwater residents get a car repair bill, we really shouldn't be surprised to find “diagnostic fees” as one of the line items. When we get a computer fixed, there is usually a ch...
    Published on: Nov 07, 2021
  • Automotive Tips from Auto Tech Inc.: Causes of Wheel Misalignment
    When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Clearwater drivers often associate our wheels being “...
    Published on: Oct 31, 2021
  • Fuel System Cleaning at Auto Tech Inc.
    Is your vehicle sometimes hard to start early in the morning? When you turn the key, does it hesitate or stutter? If so, the problem could be the result of a dirty fuel system. Your vehicle's&nbs...
    Published on: Oct 24, 2021
  • Drive Train - What You Need to Know in Clearwater
    One Clearwater automotive service issue that doesn't get much attention is driveline service. Drivelines don't get talked about very much around Clearwater, but they're very important. First let's def...
    Published on: Oct 17, 2021
  • Recommended Clearwater Service Intervals
    Everyone in Clearwater, FL, knows we are advised to go to our Clearwater dentist twice a year.  Oral-conscious Clearwater residents have a teeth-cleaning and examination. Once a year, we get x-ra...
    Published on: Oct 10, 2021
  • A Sticky Brake Situation (Parking Brake Service and Maintenance)
    We've all been there.  You park your vehicle on a steeper than usual hill and worry about it rolling down while you're running your errands.  So you decide you'll use the parking brake. ...
    Published on: Oct 03, 2021
  • Auto Tech Inc. Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln
      Welcome to the Auto Tech Inc. automotive blog. Today, let's talk about the effect of tire wear. Let's focus on stopping in wet Clearwater conditions. In order for a tire to have good contact ...
    Published on: Sep 26, 2021
  • Ethics of Automotive Repair in Clearwater
    We're going to be talking about the ethics of automotive repair. It seems like news outlets really like hit-and-run reporting; they hit everyone from groceries stores to retail to physicians. And the ...
    Published on: Sep 19, 2021
  • Clearwater Drivers: Get Fresh Air Inside Your Car
    Let's talk about air quality in Clearwater. It's a global issue, but affects us wherever we are. Many decades ago, Clearwater drivers began to become aware of how air pollution negatively affects heal...
    Published on: Sep 12, 2021
  • Watching Your Check Engine Light
    Did you know that most of the cars driving around Clearwater, FL, carry more computer power than the Apollo 121 Lunar Module that landed on the moon in 1969?New cars sold in the Clearwater area have...
    Published on: Sep 05, 2021
  • Battery Replacement at Auto Tech Inc. in Clearwater
    Hello, welcome to Auto Tech Inc.. Today's focus is batteries. It seems like everything in Clearwater runs on batteries. Of course, the batteries we're most concerned with here at Auto Tech Inc....
    Published on: Aug 29, 2021
  • Timing Belt Replacement in Clearwater
    Today we want to talk to Clearwater drivers about timing belts. They're something that many drivers don't know much about and yet your vehicle won't run if it's broken – and it could cause man...
    Published on: Aug 22, 2021
  • A Squirrely Problem (Animals Nesting in Engine)
    If you park your vehicle outside, you are exposing it to all sorts of critters that would love to use it for nesting, food storage and shelter.  There are plenty of pictures online of people who'...
    Published on: Aug 15, 2021
  • Your Well Trained Technician at Auto Tech Inc.
    When your vehicle has a problem or just needs some routine service, you might get a little nervous. Your vehicle's so important to your life in Clearwater, you need to get back on the road a...
    Published on: Aug 08, 2021
  • Drive Defensively in FL
    Car care is part of auto safety in Clearwater. But the most important thing we can do to improve safety on FL roads is to drive safely.Defensive driving begins with the proper attitude. Ha...
    Published on: Aug 01, 2021
  • Clearwater Road Trip Preparation
    People from Clearwater, FL, love their cars. And nothing goes with cars better than a FL road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road – it's great! But there's no...
    Published on: Jul 25, 2021
  • Give it the Boot (Ball Joint Boot Replacement)
    Your vehicle may be wearing boots right now and you might not even know it.  They're called ball joint boots.  They're actually protective, flexible things that protect parts of your suspens...
    Published on: Jul 18, 2021
  • Automotive Tips from Auto Tech Inc.: When to Replace Your Wiper Blades
    There are several important factors that go into how often Clearwater drivers should replace their wiper blades. Of course, the more you use your wipers, the faster the blades will wear out – es...
    Published on: Jul 11, 2021
  • Keeping Your Cool (Coolant leak repair)
    If there’s one thing you should pay attention to with your vehicle, it’s the temperature gauge. It’s the one that may say C---H (that means “cold---hot”).  Or maybe ...
    Published on: Jul 04, 2021
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