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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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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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The Tale of Off-Road Ron

The Tale of Off-Road Ron

Photo by jwvein on Pixabay The Tale of Off-Road Ron  We’ll begin this post with the cautionary Tale of Off-Road Ron. Like most of us, Off-Road Ron enjoys a day trip with a scenic drive and showing off the features of his vehicle. He’s the kind of guy that doesn’t swerve for potholes, floors it over speedbumps, and likes to go off-roading. Off-Road Ron sure has a lot of fun, but he’s in the auto shop every other week and has gone through quite a few good vehicles.   Off-Roading Has Long-Term Effects for Your Vehicle  Some might call Ron a dare-devil, and some say he’s irresponsible. We’ll agree he’s a little bit of both. As fun as off-roading is, pushing your vehicle to its limits can have some severe consequences. Not looking out for potholes, speedbumps, or rocky driving conditions can lead to a few severe issues in your vehicle ... read more

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Giving Back

Giving Back

Photo by klimkin on Pixabay    At Premier Auto, we are floored by the positive support our school system provides the community.  We are impressed daily by the hard work of teachers and support staff to educate and protect our children, who in turn will work hard to strengthen our community one day. Through a pandemic and its aftermath, our teachers never gave up on our little ones. They give our kids a safe place to learn, grow, and thrive. Teachers and schools are, in essence, the engine that keeps this whole car running.    That’s why at Premier Auto, we do what we can to give back to the schools within our community. Every quarter, we donate to help give back to the teachers and students who give so much to us. We are honored to serve Gulf Elementary School, Gulf Middle School, Ida Baker High School, and all 4 Oasis Charter Schools. If you come in for a se ... read more

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Critter Caution

Critter Caution

Photo by Shutterbug75 on Pixabay   Did you know that feral animals and rodents can do a lot of damage to engines? The worst damage they can do is chew the electrical wiring system, but they can chew on other things as well, such as cabin filters, air filters, and the under-hood insulation, to name a few. They hit hardest in winter when the cold hits them the hardest but will try and make a nest any time during the year. Climbing into a just-used warm car chassis must be inviting for cold critters. A vehicle left unused is a great place for a rodent to find a way to make a home. In this case the vehicle is just a safe, dry place to make a home. The offenders we see the most in Cape Coral are field mice. These murid rodents can seriously cripple an engine if left unchecked. People turn to many different methods in the hope of deterring pests from nibbling at their cars. There are spr ... read more

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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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