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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 AutoCare Center to offer free hamburgers. Both Fort Myers Corvette and Hot Chili Rides 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 can’t wait to see 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 cruise ... 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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5 Things Everyone Should Know About Their Vehicle

With the amount of time we spend in our vehicles, you would think we would know more about them. For many of us, we aren't too familiar with the inner workings of our cars. However, our understanding of our vehicles -- how they work and how to care for them -- is related to our car's lifespan. If we know how our cars work and what they need, we can treat them better, which means they will last longer.    To ensure you feel more confident as a car owner, we have compiled a list of 5 things everyone should know about their vehicle:  Year, make, and model: Let's start with something simple. You should know the year your vehicle was made, the make, and the specific model. This may seem simple, but you would be surprised to learn that many people glaze over this information. Different makes, models, and years can all significantly different parts, so it is essential to know this information.  VIN: You need to know your Vehi ... read more

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Upcoming Specials at Premier Auto Service Center

The team at Premier Auto Service Center is incredibly grateful for their clients, and we are honored to be the go-to auto repair shop for the Cape Coral and Fort Myers community. We recognize that adhering to a strict budget can be a challenge, which is why we continue to offer our customers several specials to choose from.    We recognize that right now is a stressful time for many of our clients, in the wake of COVID-19. The team at Premier Auto Service Center doesn’t want you to worry about your vehicle's condition. Instead, we encourage you to bring your vehicle to our shop for service while utilizing one of our specials. Here are the current specials we are offering:    10% off for all veterans, active duty, and first responders: Veterans, Active Duty and First Responders receive 10% OFF any service or repair. Excludes tire & batteries. Not valid with any other offer.  ... read more

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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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