Hello Tampa - let's talk differentials. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, your differential is on the back axle. With front-wheel drive cars, the differential is up front. All-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles have three differentials - front, rear and in the middle. So you see, you'v...
Posted in Drive Train
on June 28, 2020
We've all seen drivers do crazy things while driving to or from Tampa. A guy shaving in the rear-view mirror, a woman applying makeup, people talking on their phones, texting or drinking from an enormous coffee mug. It's a wonder we even dare drive on FL roads.The truth is that all of us are dis...
Posted in Service Standards
on June 21, 2020
Oil changes are probably the most recognized service on a vehicle. Almost all Tampa residents know about them. But do we know enough?Several decades ago, oil changes were fairly standard: every three months or 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But recent advances in both engine technology and oil...
Posted in Fluids
on June 14, 2020
If you're like most people and drive a gasoline-powered vehicle, you need to be up to speed on its fuel-related components. They're pretty basic: the fuel, the fuel filter and the fuel pump.The fuel's the easy part. You probably gas up your vehicle yourself and, if you're like most drivers, pr...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on June 07, 2020