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Understanding the Art of the Oil Change

Understanding the Art of the Oil Change

  At Premier Auto Service Center, we’re fans of regular maintenance, otherwise known as an ‘oil change.’ It’s a responsible thing to do for your car before putting it under stress on a long voyage. Having your car’s oil service means knowing it’s been cared for and looked after and knowing that you’ve done your best to keep the car well-lubricated.   In a modern oil change, you’re not just changing the oil– you’re getting the oil filter changed, draining the old oil, with new oil put in and lubrication on the points. Many cars seem to experience a new vigor after a good oil change, and we’re always so happy to see customers excited to drive their cars after we perform their oil change.   When you elect to get your oil change service from the lowest bidder, there may be unforeseen consequences down the road. Different vehicles require different oils and they are not interchangeable. Ensure that you kno ... read more

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The Difference A Year Makes

The Difference A Year Makes

Photo by Spencer Backman on Unsplash   We've made it through another year. Pandemic, a threatening recession, and political turmoil may have bloodied our noses and given us a lot to be thankful for at the end of the year, but it hasn't broken America yet. We're still going, and we're going strong.   Think back to 2020; all of the bitterness, unhappiness, and unrest that we were seeing. The pandemic forced us indoors and made the time go by so slowly, as we waited for the chance to be with our friends again; or just experience something as innocent as a movie theater on the night of an exciting premiere.    This Holiday season is different -- and it even feels different than it has in many y ... read more

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Everything You Need To Know About The 3-Year/36,000-Mile NAPA Warranty

Everything You Need To Know About The 3-Year/36,000-Mile NAPA Warranty

Image courtesy of the Premier Auto Service Center website   When it comes to our work, Premier Auto Service Center prides itself on thorough work set to exacting standards. We must engender trust and confidence every time we are allowed under your vehicle’s hood to keep our clientele. It’s a matter of pride and reputation that we don’t take shortcuts. Instead, we complete the job to industry standards and when we need to, we exceed industry standards.    But standards are just a boast until you hold yourself to them. The words mean nothing without a promise behind them. Despite how high our standards are, perfection isn’t a realistic goal. Sometimes, accidents happen; sometimes, errors are made. It’s how we respond to a mistake that defines us.   When you believe in what you do, you stand behind with a warranty to protect your clients. At Premier Auto & Tire, we offer (in our association with NAPA Auto Parts) a 2-year/24,000-mi ... read more

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Maintenance: How Well Do You Know Your Owners Manual?

Maintenance: How Well Do You Know Your Owners Manual?

Photo by Matt Seymour on Unsplash     As car owners, we rarely treat cars like museum pieces. They are utility vehicles that we need to get around in. We can’t always pick and choose the roads that we must travel. Consequently, we subject our cars to all kinds of damage and abuse, especially the suspension, wheels, and transmission.   We rarely have time to research a car right after we buy it. The most commonly skipped step in car ownership is when a new car owner skims the manual for their interests instead of reading it thoroughly. They might be interested in customizing the car stereo system or what to do if they lock themselves in the car, but beyond that, most people ignore their car manual until they&rsqu ... read more

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Filters? What do you mean? Don't I only have an oil filter in my vehicle?

Filters? What do you mean? Don't I only have an oil filter in my vehicle?

Image by dearcompany from Pixabay    You might be surprised to hear that your vehicle contains many filters, not just your oil filter. Your car is like a person; we all contain parts that help keep our systems running at top speed!   Your automobile has four primary filters you want to be aware of, but there are many more beyond that! Let’s start with the basics and look at the primary filters you will want to be mindful of throughout your future as a vehicle owner.   The filters you will want to replace and keep clean regularly are:   Oil Filter: Most of us know that we have an oil filter, but what exactly does it do? Well, your oil filter helps to keep you ... read more

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What Does The Suspension Have To Do With The Steering?

What Does The Suspension Have To Do With The Steering?

Photo by F. Muhammad from Pixabay   Your car slips along the roads as you do your errands with grace, or perhaps, with not so much grace. If you’re driving a Cadillac, you might feel more like you’re floating than running balanced on four wheels. When you turn the wheel, the car pulls out of this dream in mere degrees, depending on how sharp your turn is.   Have you ever wondered what a car’s suspension has to do with its steering? These two systems work in tandem with each other as your vehicle moves. There are many issues at play, like whether or not your suspensions are dependent or independent. The suspension allows your front wheels to pivot and guarante ... read more

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Why is it important to look at more than just the brake pads?

Why is it important to look at more than just the brake pads?

Photo by William Zhang on Unsplash   This month's blog brings an interesting topic regarding your brakes and why it’s essential to look deeper than your brake pads!   Here at Premier Auto Service, we want to inform you about safety and maintenance tips for your vehicle so you can have peace of mind. Let us get into this month’s blog by introducing why brakes are essential in the first place.   The most obvious reason; brakes help your vehicle come to a safe and complete stop. Brakes help avoid potential accidents that can damage your car or hurt the people inside. However, there is behind-the-scenes work for which your braking system should get credit. Quality ... read more

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A/C System vs. Cooling System, why is cooling my vehicle more than just the a/c system

A/C System vs. Cooling System, why is cooling my vehicle more than just the a/c system

Cooling system problems cause 40% of engine failures, and 100% of discomfort in a hot car on a summer day is caused by A/C system failures. Both your cooling system and A/C system are responsible for maintaining a cool temperature, but the similarities stop there. Because both systems are essential to both your safety and comfort, it is important to know the difference between the two.     Your cooling system uses coolant or antifreeze to keep your engine from overheating even on the warmest days in Cape Coral. Your A/C system uses refrigerant, also known as Freon, to keep you and your family from overheating on hot, sticky summer days.    The leading cause of summer breakdowns is, in fact, overheating. Your cooling system operates by delivering the liquid coolant or antifreeze through passages in the engine. As this liquid flows through your radiator's thin tubes, hot liquid is then cooled by the air stream entering your engine from the vehicle's front ... read more

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What Happens To Your Tires When They Do Not Have Proper Air Pressure?

What Happens To Your Tires When They Do Not Have Proper Air Pressure?

The Premier Auto Service Center team wants to make sure you take time to take care of your tires. It is easy to forget about your tires when you think of other systems in your vehicle, such as your braking system or your transmission system. However, your tires are one of the most critical components of your vehicle. Tires that aren’t properly maintained are partially responsible for 11,000 crashes each year.    These crashes, most likely, could have easily been prevented with basic tire care. Basic tire care starts with proper tire pressure. If your tire is overinflated, it will become stiff, rigid, and won’t have as good as traction, which in turn, could put your tire in danger when encountering potholes or other debris on the road. The excessive air pressure could also lead to an explosive flat tire.    Overinflated tires aren’t the only problem either -- underinflated tires can be an issue too. When your tires are underinflated, the tire&rsquo ... read more

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What are the Different Fluids in Your Vehicle and How They Work?

What are the Different Fluids in Your Vehicle and How They Work?

  Just like how we need fluids to stay hydrated, your vehicle does too! To maintain your vehicle's fuel economy, longevity, and drivability, you need to keep proper fluid levels. There are nine different fluids in your vehicle. They each play an important role in your vehicle's overall performance and safety, regardless of your vehicle's make or model.    Here are the nine different fluids in your vehicle and how they work:    Gas: We are all familiar with this fluid! Unless you are driving an electric vehicle, you need to have gas, seeing as this fluid powers your engine. If your vehicle doesn't have enough fuel, you won't be able to go anywhere.  Oil: There are a thousand different moving parts in your engine all operating at fast speeds and high temperatures. Oil is responsible for minimizing any friction in your engine. Without oil, all these parts would grind together and generate excessive heat.  Coolant/antifreeze: Is ... read more

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