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The Color of Your Anti-Freeze Does Matter

The Color of Your Anti-Freeze Does Matter

Not all antifreeze is created equal -- you may have noticed that antifreeze (also known as coolant) comes in different colors. There are pink, orange, blue, and green engine coolants out there, and they all differ. All these colors make it complicated for car owners -- which coolant works best for my vehicle?    Green antifreeze may be the most common option, but it does not mean it is the best option for your vehicle. Green antifreeze is commonly used in cars produced domestically between 1920 and 1990. For example, if you own a GM, Ford, or Dodge produced between the 20s and the 90s, you will most likely find a green coolant in your engine. This type of coolant contains silicates and phosphate corrosion inhibitors to protect several metal parts in your engine, including your radiator and engine.    Newer vehicles have OAT antifreeze, which ranges from orange, red, blue, and dark green. This type of coolant does not have silicates or phosphates, but it does contain ... read more

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School’s Out For Summer! How Best To Service Your College Kid’s Car

School’s Out For Summer! How Best To Service Your College Kid’s Car

  School is out for the summer! For many of us, this means our college kids are back and getting settled in for the summer ahead. It may seem like a whirlwind with our loved ones again, but the team at Premier Auto Service Center is here to help ease your stress levels by checking one thing off your to-do list -- preventative maintenance for your college kid’s vehicle.    During the school year, your college kid is busy with homework, finals, and friends, and it easy for them to forget to have their vehicle serviced. Now, that both the car and your son or daughter is back for the summer, their car needs a little TLC. Preventative maintenance prolongs the longevity, driveability, and safety of your vehicle. Without routine preventative maintenance, you might find yourself in a potentially dangerous and expensive situation.    Your son or daughter’s vehicle, most likely, has been neglected during the school year, and the team at Premier Auto Service C ... read more

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It’s Love Bug Season! How To Prepare Your Vehicle

It’s Love Bug Season! How To Prepare Your Vehicle

Even though our lives may be a little different than how we expected them to be this month, Mother Nature is still in operation, and we are beginning to see those pesky love bugs out and about! Some of us may think these love bugs are quite cute and adorable, but they can wreak absolute havoc on our cars. Lovebugs are starting to make their Spring appearance, but there are steps we can take to make sure these highly-acidic bugs don’t show our cars too much of their love.  Here is how to combat the influx of love bugs:  For best results, wash them completely off your vehicle’s surface as soon as possible, as their acidity can quickly erode your car’s paint within days. Try not to use your windshield wipers and washer fluid to eradicate those love bugs. You will find yourself with a flurry of bug parts!  There are many commercial cleaners out there that can adequately clean your vehicle and wash away those love bugs. Super Clean, Simple Green, and Spray ... read more

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Why People Who Don’t Drive Much Still Need An Annual Inspection

Why People Who Don’t Drive Much Still Need An Annual Inspection

You may be surprised to learn that even if you live in SW Florida and don’t drive your vehicle very much, having your vehicle maintained once a year is a good idea to help keep your vehicle running better longer. Some manufacturers recommend once a year maintenance inspection, which is designed to prolong the longevity, driveability of your car, and a key component for preventative maintenance. If you are looking to keep your vehicle performing in tip-top shape for the long-term, maintenance inspection is a must, even if you don’t drive your car very much.  Did you know that the weather can affect your vehicle in a good and bad way? Especially when your car isn’t being driven often, the oil isn’t flowing; the tires are sitting, belts, and batteries don’t like the heat of SW Florida, the joints and lubricants are not operating. The more your car sits, the more these internal systems in your vehicle don’t like it. If you aren’t planning on ... read more

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Romantic Places To Drive Your Sweetheart in Florida

Romantic Places To Drive Your Sweetheart in Florida

Romantic places and activities are scattered across Florida -- all you have to do is to find them. The team at Premier Auto Service wants you to spend a lovely Valentine’s Day with your beloved, which is one of the reasons why we have compiled a list of the most romantic places and activities to drive to and complete with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.  Seaplane in the Florida Keys: Imagine being suspended over the sea in a seaplane with your significant other. It sounds and likely is incredibly romantic.  Kayak around the Jupiter Inlet: You can rent a kayak and paddle around the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse.  Sandpearl on Clearwater Beach: Drink two glasses of champagne while being poolside at the Sandpearl Resort.  Cinderella’s Royal Table at Magic Kingdom: Treat your loved one like a Princess and escort her to a royal dinner.  Carriage Ride in Historic St. Augustine: Travel down the road in a horse-drawn carriage in the nation&rsquo ... read more

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How Safe Are Your Brake Lines?

How Safe Are Your Brake Lines?

Did you drive back up north for the holidays, and then back down south for some fun in the Cape Coral sun? If your answer is yes, then you most likely were exposed to snow and salted roads. The snow and salt can take a toll on your vehicle, specifically your brakes and/or brake lines, and just like how you are looking for some rest and relaxation in Cape Coral, your car is most likely too.  If you are experiencing any of these signs, it means you need to schedule a visit to Premier Auto Service Center in Cape Coral, FL. Here are signs your brakes and/or brake lines just aren’t very safe:  If your vehicle is leaking fluid, it doesn’t necessarily mean it is coming from your braking system. Brake fluid is generally clear in color, or it may be auburn and brown if it is old. When you touch, it will feel very similar to paint thinner, and when you smell it, it will smell like fish oil.  If your brake fluid light is flashing, it means that your electrical brake ... read more

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Gift Ideas for the Car Enthusiast

Gift Ideas for the Car Enthusiast

Premier Auto Service Center is here to help make sure your holiday season is off to an excellent start. December is officially here, which means for many of us, we are breaking out the holiday decorations, planning the most delicious dinner, or perhaps mapping out the quickest route to Grandmother’s house for New Year’s Day. You may be also thinking of finding a gift for all the loved ones in your life, and you might be struggling to find a perfect gift for the car enthusiast in your life.  The team at Premier Auto Service Center is here to help. Here are some gift ideas for the car-lovers in your life:  Pilot Automotive Dash Camera Classic Accessories Winter Windshield Cover Automotive Cufflinks Stringback Driving Gloves Audi Pullovers & Sweaters Covercraft Weathershield HP Car Cover SCT iTSX Wireless Programmer Shinola Rambler 600 Griots Garage Orbital Buffer Kit It is easy to forget about your vehicle this holiday season, but the team at Premier A ... read more

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We Celebrate Veterans Day

We Celebrate Veterans Day

Veteran’s Day is a day to set aside and honor all American veterans, both living and dead. On November 11, 2019, we will recognize the sacrifices that veterans made when keeping our country free. Many confuse Memorial Day with Veterans Day. Memorial Day honors the fallen, while Veterans Day honors both the fallen and the living. We are fortunate to live in a country that holds time-honored values of bravery, liberty, and independence. We want to use our November blog to honor and appreciate our Veterans. We recognize the sacrifices you made to ensure we can continue to live freely in our country. We don’t want to think about where we would be without you. We appreciate everything you have done and continue to do.  Veterans Day is always on November 11, no matter what day it is. This year, it will be on a Friday. We will all take this day to honor both our fallen and alive Veterans, and we hope you do the same. We want all our clients to be safe ... read more

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Snowbirds Return in October

We are lucky to live in such a warm and temperate region of the country. While the temperature starts to drop in other parts of the country, our Florida temperatures remains nice and toasty. People migrate to southwest Florida for a little fun in the sun, and they are called “snowbirds.” The name is apt, as they fly south for the winter.  Perhaps you had a big drive, or maybe you keep a car here during the winter. In either of these situations, your vehicle made need an inspection performed by the team at Premier Auto Service Center. You may have been cruising around all summer and fall, and you’ve finally realized that your beloved vehicle needs a trip to the experts at Premier Auto Service Center. Before the holidays are here, and we find our days shorter, but still jam-packed with a mile-long to-do list, bring your vehicle to Premier Auto Service Center.  Not only is Halloween in October, but our 2019 Benefit Cruise-in will be on Saturday, October ... read more

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Weekend Getaways For Labor Day

Weekend Getaways For Labor Day

  Labor Day is the perfect time to take a step back from the back-to-school season and take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend, the team at Premier Auto Service has compiled a list of activities, along with some getaways for you to choose from. Take a look:    September 1: If you love golf, there is an adult golf clinic at Coral Oaks starting at 10 am.    September 1: Labor Day Church Picnic at 12:00 pm.    September 1: Backstreets Pre Labor Party at 9:30 pm to kick off some Labor Day fun!   September 2: At 10:30 am, there will be free tours of the Butterfly House at Rotary Park.    September 2: Spend Labor Day with your little ones at Zoomers Amu ... read more

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