Venice Auto Repair

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Why Do You Have to Change Your Oil?

Why Do You Have to Change Your Oil?

Why do you have to change your Oil?Why does Oil need to be changed?  After discussing what regular maintenance your vehicle needs, and the recommended amount of time in between each. We can now dive into the importance of changing your vehicles oil regularly, and what effects it has on your vehicle’s engine. Here at our shop, we call it anL-O-F service, or Lube, Oil, Filter.  Changing your vehicle’s oil filter is equally important as changing the oil, in fact you most always do both together, otherwise it defeats the purpose of putting in clean oil.  The filter is what collects those dirt particles from entering the engine unit. We have two filter examples we use at our shop. Both do the same job; just depends on what kind your vehicle needs.    There are a lot of components to ensuring you stay on top of your vehicle’s maintenance, oil change ranging to be one of the tops, and most importa ... read more

What Regular Maintenance Does My Vehicle Need?

What Regular Maintenance Does My Vehicle Need?

What Regular Maintenance does my Vehicle need? You might be wondering where your vehicle is at with all its maintenance needs. At American Import Auto, Inc. we keep a detailed report of your vehicle’s maintenance history. By keeping on top of your vehicle’s maintenance schedule you can prevent any major repairs from occurring ahead of time. Every vehicle manufacturer maintenance recommendations are different. Every environment our driver’s live in is different. We have a lot of seasonal visitors with vehicles that accompany them. Even clients that live by the beach in the same city as another who lives more inland, still have different maintenance needs. Our client’s driving habits are all different as well, which is another factor that must be taken into consideration for vehicle maintenance. For example, someone who drives a long distance to work every day, would have different maintenance recommendations versus someone w ... read more

Why Is My Car Knocking And Shaking?

Why Is My Car Knocking And Shaking?

Why Is My Car Knocking And Shaking? Why Is My Car Vibrating?  Knocking and shaking coming from your engine can be the telltale sign of bad fuel injectors. Another symptom could be misfiring or a vibration. Each engine whether it be a Diesel or gas powered, has cylinders. The more cylinders an engine possesses, the more power the vehicle has. With each cylinder, there is one fuel injector. The fuel injectors are located in the engine control unit. They are responsible for a light spray of fuel into the cylinders. With one bad fuel injector, it could throw off the balance of the firing order of the engine completely.  When there is misfiring occurring, that does resemble a Transmission issue. The difference is the vehicle will not move versus with the fuel injector, it will move but be less powerful. With shaking and knocking still persistent. In this example, we had a Diesel truck that was experienci ... read more

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Fuel Injectors

Why is my Car A/C not blowing cold air?

Why is my Car A/C not blowing cold air?

Why is my Car A/C not blowing cold air?Why is the air conditioning running warm in my vehicle?Here in Florida, the summer days are quickly approaching and there is no greater need for Air Conditioning than during the summer months. With the humidity on the way to make its presence known as well, your A/C plays a major role in a comfortable ride.One reason your A/C is not blowing cool air is because of the compressor not functioning properly, or not doing its job effectively. The Compressor is also known as the heart of the A/C system. We call these pressures when the A/C starts and stops.What we do is hook up a set of gauges to see what these pressures are. You have a high pressure and a low pressure. Depending on what the pressures are doing, it will help to diagnose where the problem in the system may lay. Other ways besides testing pressures, is to test the amount of Freon, because too high or ... read more

Why does my car nosedive when braking?

Why does my car nosedive when braking?

Let's be honest here, there are many reasons why your vehicle nosedives when the brake is applied. You may think it's coming from the brakes themselves, or even the tires. Moral of the story is to get your vehicle to our shop for one of our technicians to diagnose! The reason for the nosedive while braking the vehicle is actually coming from the shocks and/or struts! For the most part, your vehicle should brake quick and centered. When the front-end jerks forward or nosedives, has longer braking, or continual bouncing over bumps, you have a problem with your shocks and/or struts. This is a sign that the Shocks and Struts cannot hold the weight of the vehicle, making it very hazardous. The main purpose of the shocks and struts is to keep the tires on the ground. They stay extended to keep the rubber in contact with the ground. Without fixing you can add wear to your front end system and cause uneven wear on your tires. When ... read more

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Shocks & Struts
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