Don't love winter weather? Here's a list of four things you need to keep a watch on during the winter months.Let's start with coolant levels. Coolant is as important in cold weather as it is in hot weather. Think of the term "anti-freeze." Your coolant needs to be adjusted for climate and temp...
Posted in Winter Prep
on October 18, 2020
If you've ever gotten in an unfamiliar vehicle, maybe a rental car, you may have pulled up to the gas pump and wondered, "Which side is the fuel filler on?" Here's a tip for you. There is usually a little arrow on the instrument panel near the fuel gauge that points to the side where the fuel fi...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on October 11, 2020
If you smell gasoline in your vehicle, pay attention to your nose. That's because it has an important message for you.Newer vehicles should never have a gasoline smell inside. One of the most dangerous conditions can come when your fuel line system has a leak or multiple leaks. Vehicles with fue...
Posted in Monitoring System
on October 04, 2020
The hottest FL news story may be different every day, but there's one topic that seems to come up over and over again the price of gas in Land O Lakes. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, this post is for you. Here are several basic things people in Land O Lakes can ...
Posted in Maintenance
on September 27, 2020
People from Land O Lakes, 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 nothing like car trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt.You can't always avoid problems, but you can take...
Posted in Inspection
on September 20, 2020
Hello, Land O Lakes residents. Let's talk fuel filters. Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the engine.Land O Lakes auto owners don't need to filter...
Posted in Fuel System
on September 13, 2020
Most vehicles have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Land O Lakes drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Land O Lakes. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down shift fo...
Posted in Timing Belt
on September 06, 2020
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. That's because it is equipped with shock absorbers. They are built to dampen impacts from road irreg...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on August 30, 2020
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 suspension (called ball joints) from all the hazards the road can fling at them. If one of those ball joint boots...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on August 23, 2020
If you've ever had a flat tire, then you know welcome it is to have a spare tire that is properly inflated, in good shape and easy to get to. Problem is many of us don't even give our spare tire (if we even have one) a second thought.If you have an SUV or truck with a spare, it may be mounted o...
Posted in Tires
on August 16, 2020