Yearly Archives: 2022

Top Signs Your Vehicle Needs Brake Service

Top Signs Your Vehicle Needs Brake Service

Your vehicle's brake system is the most integral part of its design. You can easily do it with an effective braking system whenever you need to slow down or stop. The state of your motor vehicle's brake system could mean life or death in certain conditions. That's why it's crucial to properly maintain your brake system and learn how to identify and fix any issues that arise. There're numerous signs that show your brake system needs repair. And it would help if you always watched for them. 1. The ABS Light One of the most obvious indicators is the brake warning light contained on your dashboard. The light is usually bright red or yellow to suggest a need for routine maintenance or a problem with the braking system that needs your attention. 2. Bad Unusual Smell An irritating chemical smell suggests the need for a brake pad replacement. The odor is caused by overheating brake pads and should be checked out. Usually, the results of overheating brake pads are visib ... read more

When Should I Replace My Car Battery?

When Should I Replace My Car Battery?

Car batteries typically last between three and five years. However, hot weather and frequent short trips can shorten a battery's lifespan. If your car's battery is more than three years old or if it isn't holding a charge as well as it used to, it may be time for a replacement. You can test your car battery at home with a voltmeter or take it to a mechanic for a professional diagnosis. Annual battery testing on batteries older than five years is a safe idea and helps you know the condition of your car's battery, which rules out other issues. Why the age of the battery matters The age of your battery is important because it can give you an indication of how long it will last. Batteries have a limited number of charge and discharge cycles, so the older the battery, the closer it is to the end of its lifespan. Hot weather and short trips Hot weather and taking lots of short trips can also shorten the lifespan of your car battery. That's because both heat and cold ... read more

What should you look for in a repair shop?

What should you look for in a repair shop?

When you need your car fixed, it is important to find a reliable repair shop that offers quality work at an affordable price. Here are some questions to ask when you're choosing a mechanic: Do they offer fair pricing? Are their answers honest and straightforward? Are the mechanics knowledgeable in all areas of auto maintenance? What type of warranty do they provide on their services? With Ocala Auto Repair these answers are easy, we're fairly and competitively priced. Honesty is built into our foundation and core to who we are - so no matter what type of car you bring us for diagnosis or service, rest assured that every detail will be thoroughly explained before moving forward by our highly trained, world class mechanics with our work backed by a 3 year -million mile warranty just in case anything were ever to go wrong! Choosing Ocala auto repair ensures you're getting top quality work and ... read more

What car design BMW should revive?

What car design BMW should revive?

Given a choice we would choose the M1. When BMW decided to build a supercar in 1978, the run-up to the M1's launch wasn't smooth. It was supposed to be built in partnership with Lamborghini as a homologated race car. That partnership didn't work out, and the M1 became the first car to be designed and built wholly by BMW's M division. With a 4.4-liter twin turbocharged V8, the BMW M1 is designed to be both aesthetically pleasing and powerful - just what every driver wants in their high-performance car! BMW doesn't need a race car right now, but a modern halo supercar would get a lot of people excited

Save money and get better gas mileage

Save money and get better gas mileage

The average car owner spends around $1,000 per year in repairs due to neglecting these maintenance tasks. If you're not sure how often your vehicle needs service or what's wrong with it now then take some advice from us and get your car in for service. One of the simplest and best ways to improve your gas mileage is by replacing a dirty or clogged air filter. Dirty filters cause the car to draw more fuel than normal costing money and make for sluggish acceleration. Here's a few more tips to help you save money! Check your vehicles gas caps – on average about 17% of the vehicles on the road have gas caps that are either damaged, loose or missing altogether, causing 147 million gallons of gas to vaporize every year. Under inflated tires - when tires aren't inflated properly it's like driving with a parking brake on and that can cost you a mile or two per gallon. Dirty air filter ... read more

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