• Sniffing Out a Problem
    Your parents probably taught you to have common sense. When it comes to your vehicle, common scents can also come in handy. Different smells may tell you about some conditions in your vehicle that nee...
    Published on: Jun 27, 2021
  • Problems with Suspension Solved at Auto Tech Inc. in Clearwater
    A vehicle's suspension system is tough. It can last for years and after lots of driving for Clearwater drivers. But it can be damaged quickly by hitting a pothole, curb or rock, and it can wear m...
    Published on: Jun 20, 2021
  • Serpentine Belt Service at Auto Tech Inc. in Clearwater
    If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's u...
    Published on: Jun 13, 2021
  • Keeping Your Engine Cool in Clearwater, FL
    The cooling system keeps FL vehicle's engines from overheating while they are driving around Clearwater. Its job is to move heat away from the engine. Let's talk about the various components of the sy...
    Published on: Jun 06, 2021
  • Fuel Injector Cleaning at Auto Tech Inc.
    In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your vehicle engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much fuel to deliver as well as the precise time...
    Published on: May 30, 2021
  • Severe Service Requirements
    A lot of Clearwater drivers have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule, which is listed in their vehicle's  owner's  manual. It can be so...
    Published on: May 23, 2021
  • To Fix or Not To Fix:  That Is the Question.
    No matter what vehicle you drive, when certain things break, you have to make a decision.  Should I get it fixed now, later or never?  Air conditioning is one of those things.  You can ...
    Published on: May 16, 2021
  • Fuel Filter Replacement
    Hello Clearwater resident! You would never like to drink a glass of mud, right? Well, your vehicle feels the same way. It needs a steady supply of clean fuel in order to run well and deliver good fuel...
    Published on: May 09, 2021
  • Such a Little Part (Climate Control Resistor)
    You expect your heater/air conditioner to work like it should.  You have a control for temperature and one for fan speed.  You even have a control for what vents the air comes out of.  ...
    Published on: May 02, 2021
  • Straight and True in Clearwater: Wheel Alignment
    Most Clearwater folks worry about running out of gas or having a breakdown on the side of the road. That is why we practice preventive maintenance on our vehicles — that and to keep our repair...
    Published on: Apr 25, 2021
  • Stuck! (Vehicle Door Issues)
    This may have happened to you.  You drive somewhere and get out of your vehicle only to try closing the door and it just won't stay closed!  What a helpless feeling.  You can't lock it;...
    Published on: Apr 18, 2021
  • Wasteful Thinking
    With the weather getting colder, you might be tempted to start your vehicle up, let it idle for 15 or 20 minutes and then get in the nice, cozy cabin.  Some vehicles offer remote starting that le...
    Published on: Apr 11, 2021
  • Hitting the Brakes in Clearwater
    Safety should always be an element of your vehicle care. So even if you don't care about how your vehicle looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself — and ...
    Published on: Apr 04, 2021
  • The Part You've Never Seen (Flat Tires and Solutions)
    They say your vehicle has one, but you've never seen it.  And you might not even know it if you stumbled on it accidentally. We're talking about the jack, that tool that allows you to lift one c...
    Published on: Mar 28, 2021
  • Some New Boots (Suspension Maintenance)
    There are some boots that don't come in a shoe box and aren't worn on your feet.  They are called axle or CV boots, and they can be important parts for many vehicles. That CV stands for constant...
    Published on: Mar 21, 2021
  • On Board Diagnostics for Your vehicle
    Today we're going to talk about on-board diagnostics and the questions we hear from folks around Clearwater, FL, who need answers about diagnostic services. They want to know what diagnostics are, wha...
    Published on: Mar 14, 2021
  • Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea
    At Auto Tech Inc. we get a lot of Clearwater drivers asking about vehicle trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas aro...
    Published on: Mar 07, 2021
  • Know Your Towing Limits in Clearwater
    Some Clearwater drivers figure that anything they can attach to their trailer hitch can be towed by their vehicle. Nope. If you're going to do any towing around Clearwater, you should be aware of safe...
    Published on: Feb 28, 2021
  • Fuel Injection: It Keeps Getting Better for Clearwater Drivers
    Clearwater residents know that engines need to burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your vehicle engine where it is squirted—or injected—into your engine's cylinde...
    Published on: Feb 21, 2021
  • Auto Tech Inc. Helps You Decipher the Menu Board: Part 2
    FL service centers have a menu board that lists the services they provide. Some Clearwater drivers may not be familiar with all of the items on the board so here is a quick description of some of th...
    Published on: Feb 14, 2021
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