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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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Springtime is the Best Time For Preventative Maintenance

Springtime is the Best Time For Preventative Maintenance

Springtime is the perfect time for preventative maintenance. Even though we deal with a moderate drop in temperatures in Florida, we still have take care of our vehicle after winter. The Premier Auto Service Center team wants you and your vehicle to feel refreshed for the new season, and the first step is preventative maintenance.  After winter, we may be putting away our Christmas decorations or our warmer coats and scarves and breaking out the bathing suits. We also tend to break out the cleaning supplies to give our house a thorough cleaning. We are seeing the sun shining, the flowers blooming, and the world is beginning to wake up again. Your car is too -- our technicians are ready to give your vehicle a little extra TLC:  Don’t forget about an oil service. A regularly scheduled oil service will maintain your engine for the long-term. Your oil is responsible for lubricating and cool all the moving parts in your engine. Over time, it picks up grime and debris, whic ... read more

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St. Patrick’s Benefit Cruise-In: Saturday March 20, 2021

St. Patrick’s Benefit Cruise-In: Saturday March 20, 2021

The Premier Auto Service Center team is excited to announce that we will be holding our St. Patrick’s benefit Cruise-In Saturday, March 20, 2021, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Over the years, this event has become an excellent way to connect with your community and display your vehicle at the same time -- it is both a social event and fundraiser. Proceeds from the 50/50 Benefit Raffle go to Golisano Children’s Hospital.    We are partnering with NAPA to offer free Hamburgers and Hot Dogs. Both Fort Myers Corvette Club and Hot Chili Rods will be attending, and we can’t wait to get together, look at cars, and chit-chat with you! Our St. Patrick’s March Benefit Cruise-in is a social gathering designed to connect with our community, you, your family, and of course, your vehicle. We are looking forward to seeing you there! Simply cruise in with your show vehicle and enjoy the day!    Our entire team looks forward to seeing you and your vehicle at our ... read more

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Fuel System Cleaning

Fuel System Cleaning

Over time, debris, dirt, and residue can build up in your fuel system, and a clogged fuel system almost has a domino effect, resulting in damage to other parts of your vehicle’s engine. Not only can it cause damage, but it can also lead to diminished performance and fuel economy. If left unchecked, a dirty fuel system can even lead to an engine shutdown.    The team at Premier Auto Service Center strives to ensure this doesn’t happen with routine fuel system cleaning. Your fuel system has three main parts: your fuel filter, fuel pump, and fuel injectors. Each of these components works together to ensure fuel travels from the fuel tank to your fuel injectors, which will ultimately disintegrate in your engine. The final result is an accurate mixture of air and fuel that combusts upon a spark and powers your engine.    Dirt and debris can affect even just one part of this interconnected system, such as your fuel filter. However, even if one component is clo ... read more

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Why Wheel Alignments Matter

Why Wheel Alignments Matter

First and foremost, the team at Premier Auto Service Center would like to wish each and every one of you a safe and healthy New Year! We couldn’t be more appreciative of your continued support during these tough times, and we look forward to seeing you and servicing your vehicle in the future.    If you look out onto the road, you will see a variety of different cars zooming by. You will see various makes, models, colors, year, and the list can go on and on. Despite these differences, these cars have one thing in common -- their wheels need to be properly aligned!    When your vehicle’s wheels are properly aligned, it will drive in a straight line without pulling to one side or the other. Properly aligned wheels ensure your tires wear evenly, which also means your tires will last longer. Your vehicle will leave the factory with its wheels properly aligned, but unfortunately, they don’t stay that way.    When driving through Cape Coral, FL ... read more

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The Importance of Winterizing Your Vehicle

The Importance of Winterizing Your Vehicle

Even though Florida is known for its sunny, blue skies, we still have to prepare our vehicles for the upcoming winter. The team at Premier Auto Service Center is here to help! Upon arrival at our facility, we will perform a thorough inspection designed to uncover any underlying issues before they begin. This way, your vehicle will be ready to face whatever this upcoming winter has in store for you and your vehicle!    Winter is incredibly hard on the following components of your vehicle:    Battery: Both South Florida and winter can be hard on your battery -- cold weather makes your battery work that much harder, especially if your battery is older than four years old.  Coolant: During winter, you must have the right ratio of antifreeze and water in your vehicle at 50/50. If this ratio is off and there is more water in your cooling system, this liquid freezing likelihood is much more probable.  Tires: The drop in temperature can affect your vehicle ... read more

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Thanksgiving Traffic Tips

Thanksgiving Traffic Tips

We can’t believe November is here! It seems like just yesterday that we were celebrating Easter and Fourth of July. Even though Thanksgiving might look a little different this year, we can still expect to see the roads packed with drivers, either racing to the grocery store for last-minute items or planning a trip to your grandmother’s.  The team at Ponder Auto Repair is here to help! Regardless of what you have planned for Thanksgiving, our technicians want you to experience a stress-free holiday. We have compiled a few helpful Thanksgiving traffic tips to help you get through the busy Holiday season:  If you have a road trip planned for Thanksgiving, don’t head out the night before. Traffic always peaks on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, particularly between 10 pm and midnight, as people are heading out after work. We recommend avoiding traveling on Wednesday all together, seeing as you might experience traffic in the morning and afternoon too.  ... read more

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An Oil Change is a True Treat for Your Vehicle

When someone thinks of preventative maintenance, they can't help but think an oil change. It is the quintessential auto repair service, but you would be surprised to learn how many people forget about this service. The Premier Auto Service Center team is here to remind you about the importance of an oil change and which this service is such a treat for your vehicle.    Your engine is made up of several moving parts, and these parts need to be adequately lubricated, or other components of your engine can become damaged. Over time, a build-up of oil, dust, and debris from both your engine and environment starts to contaminate your oil. When this happens, your oil won't be able to lubricate your engine correctly. Proactively changing your oil keeps your engine running safely and smoothly. Routine oil changes have five key benefits:    An oil change will keep your engine lubricated.  Regular oil services keep your engine cool.  Proper oil changes al ... read more

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