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A Brief History of Hot Rods in the USA

A Brief History of Hot Rods in the USA

  Photo by Terence Burke on Unsplash   A Brief History of Hot Rods in the USA If you’ve been a customer of ours for a while now, you know that we love talkin’ Hot Rods. So what better way to celebrate the month of love with a little history on one of our favorite hobbies?   Hot Rods have been a part of the American car culture since the early 20th century, and the hobby has only grown more popular over the years. Hot Rodding has been a way for car enthusiasts to express themselves and their creativity while pushing the boundaries of automotive engineering. Let’s look at Hot Rodding's history in the USA. The Early Beginnings of Hot Rods Hot rodding as we know it today started in the 1920s and 1930s when young people across the country began taking old Ford Model Ts and Model As and modifying them in their garages. They would add bigger eng ... read more

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Your Car Deserves A Fresh Start!

Your Car Deserves A Fresh Start!

Photo by Dan Gold on Unsplash The New Year is all about fresh starts. We set goals, targets, and resolutions in hopes of the New Year, New Me thing paying off in our lives. But what about your car? Do you remember the last time you got preventive maintenance? Your oil changed, your tires rotated, your fluids flushed?    For car owners and vehicle enthusiasts, now is the perfect time to give your vehicle a fresh start. You can start 2023 off right with preventative maintenance services and then schedule maintenance into your calendar–-and it actually might save you money! What Is Preventative Maintenance? Preventative maintenance is crucial for ensuring the proper functioning of a vehicle. This type of maintenance involves regularly scheduled checks and services that are designed to prevent problems before they occur. By performing preventative maintenance, you can ... read more

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The Art of Packing Your Trunk

The Art of Packing Your Trunk

Photo by Jefferson Sees on Unsplash     Are you headed over the river and through the woods to grandma's house this holiday season? Knowing where to start when packing for a road trip takes a lot of work. You've got clothes and toiletries to pack, plus snacks and other essentials. That's why it's crucial to think about how you will organize everything before throwing things into your trunk. I've found some tricks of the trade that help me get more stuff in my car when I travel! Pack strategically in layers. You can maximize space in your trunk by strategically packing in layers. First, pack heavier items on the bottom and lighter ones on top (this will prevent your things from being crushed).   Second, use smaller plastic bags within your bags, so you don’t have to dig through your stuff to find anything. I’ll usually put an enti ... read more

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Our Favorite Traditions for the Holiday Season

Our Favorite Traditions for the Holiday Season

Photo by Matthieu Joannon on Unsplash Our Favorite Traditions for the Holiday Season It's that time of year again. Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, meaning the holidays are in full swing!    The holiday season in Florida is full of unique experiences. We have a lot of sunshine and warm weather, so we can enjoy many outdoor activities. Many people here enjoy celebrating Thanksgiving with family and friends by going to festivals or other community events that celebrate the holidays. We've rounded up some of our favorite traditions to help you get the most out of your Thanksgiving here in Cape Coral. Turkey Trot A 5K race was held in the fall that benefits the American Diabetes Association, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This year it takes place in Fort Lauderdale ... read more

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Why Halloween is Important

Why Halloween is Important

Photo by Gabby Orcutt on Unsplash   Halloween, or All Hallows' Eve, is a holiday celebrated on October 31. It's most commonly known as the day before All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day. Many people celebrate Halloween by going trick-or-treating, dressing up in costumes, and having parties. But did you know that the origins of this ancient tradition have nothing to do with candy or children? In this article, we'll explore the history of Halloween and how it became such an essential part of our culture today. The History of Halloween As early as the fourth century A.D., Christians in Ireland celebrated All Saints Day (November 1st) and All Souls Day (November 2nd) by lighting bonfires and wearing costumes to ward off evil spirits. Later, they began adding other traditions like dressing up as ghouls or ghosts and carving turnips into lanterns so that people co ... read more

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Mastering Your Car With Preventative Maintenance

 Mastering Your Car With Preventative Maintenance

Photo by Nina Mercado on Unsplash  Mastering Your Car With Preventative Maintenance  Your vehicle is an investment, and you should treat it as such. However, it can be challenging to know where to start if you’ve been hot and cold on your vehicle maintenance. In this article, I'll discuss the benefits of preventative maintenance and give you three things to start with when you begin your dedicated maintenance plan. Check your fluids. The fluids in your vehicle are essential for your car's functioning! They need to be changed, flushed and checked at regular intervals. To begin preventative maintenance, I suggest constantly checking your oil, transmission fluid, and power steering fluid. These three things are easy to check and will give you a better picture of how far gone your vehicle is.  Oil change Oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle. It lubricate ... read more

Back To School and the Barbara Jamison Scholarship

Back To School and the Barbara Jamison Scholarship

  Photo by Deleece Cook  on Unsplash If you know us here at Premier Auto Service Center, you know that back-to-school season is a complicated and wonderful time. The shop is often busy with parents and students carrying fresh school supplies, breaking in their new gym shoes, and preparing themselves for the new school year. It’s also a great time to share one of our why we started building this business. Each year, Premier Auto Service Center gives to several local schools. We started giving to the local schools because we noticed that each teacher would have a list of items they needed for the school year during the open house. Halfway through the school year, there was always a new list. We decided to make sure we could help the teachers get supplies to help the students. The Barbara Jamison Scholarship, which benefits Oasis High School senior students getting ready fo ... read more

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Looking After Your Car in the Florida Heat

Looking After Your Car in the Florida Heat

Looking After Your Car in the Florida Heat  Photo by Lance Asper on Unsplash This Cape Coral heat is something else this Summer, isn’t it? While we can take a nice dip in the pool or enjoy a frozen treat to cool down, our cars often have to adjust to the rising temperature in less enjoyable ways. If your vehicle isn’t ultimately able to adjust, your AC, radiator, battery, and tires may be taking some punches. This is especially true if you’re using your vacation time to take some road trips or travel SW Florida! What To Watch Out For In The Heat When it starts to get hotter and you’re heading out on more and more road trips, your vehicle is going to feel a little different. However, there are some big red flags you sh ... read more

Day Trips in SW Florida!

Day Trips in SW Florida!

Photo by Lance Asper on Unsplash Day Trips in SW Florida!  The busy season is here, Cape Coral!   During their summer vacations, people flock to our state to see the beautiful sights and enjoy all there is to do here. Though we get to live here 365, it’s still nice to get out and enjoy what SW Florida has to offer. The awesome news is that you don’t need a week's vacation to enjoy Florida! There are dozens of places you can visit over the weekend or even just for a day. Here are a few of our faves:   Big Cypress National Preserve. The Big Cypress National Preserve has beautiful tropical sites and hiking trails for the nature lover. If you have a little extra time, you can even camp here. (Just 1 hour and 22 minutes from Cape Coral!)   Ave Maria. For the historical lover, go check out Ava Maria! The architecture is gorgeous, and you’ll fi ... read more

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Lucky By Design

Lucky By Design

Photo by Nicolai Bernsten on Unsplash Lucky By Design  There’s a 1966 Volvo P1800S with over 3 million miles on it. (Seriously, it’s a wild story, check out this video on YouTube!)     Most people can expect (or hope) for their cars to last around 200,000 miles. However, you’ll find people on both sides of this spectrum: some have had cars die out with less than 50,000 miles, and others will tell you that their car lasted for triple that. But why? What’s the determining factor in car longevity? Is it luck by design or our responsibility as car owners?   There are definitely things we can do to ensure the longevity of our vehicles. Namely, we can: Schedule preventive maintenance. Make sure to get your oil changed, tires rotated, and brakes checked frequently. Replace parts when neede ... read more

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