How to Get The Most Out Of Your Vehicle’s Battery

Industry average life span of a vehicle battery is 3 years.   Here at Performance Transmission and A/C the oldest battery we have encountered was 7 years old!   In Florida vehicle batteries are worked even harder than most areas of the country due to our long, hot summers. In this article we will give you some simple tips on how to get the most life out of your battery! Overall the easiest...

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Beat the Heat – Keeping Your Car Cool This summer!

Your vehicle’s AC system has to work hard to beat the Florida summertime high temperatures and humidity levels.   Here are some tips from our mechanics on how to cool your vehicle quickly! 1.  Park in the shade whenever possible.  Added bonus with this tip are the extra steps you will take to get to the door of your destination!  (~ every mechanic said this one!) 2.  Invest in...

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Windshield Wiper Blade Care and Tips

Windshield Wiper Blades….. small but important! Caring for and replacing windshield wiper blades is an easy thing to forget until you need them! Neglect your windshield wiper blades and you may find yourself in hazardous weather situations with limited vision. Especially during the summer, Floridians should inspect and/or replace their wiper blades in preparation for the Florida summer rain...

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Gaskets – what are they anyway?

The most widely heard word around the shop most days is GASKET. Sometimes it seems as though every car in the shop is leaking from a gasket and therefore needs a new gasket. Since I am not a mechanic I finally had to ask….. What is a gasket? And how many are in a vehicle? To answer the first question simply look in the Dictionary (or more appropriately Dictionary.com) A rubber,  metal, or...

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Holiday/Summer Road Trip Tips!

When heading out on a long road trip make sure to assemble items in case of an emergency. **Keep in mind this list would be different depending on the season and/or your destination** 1.  If you have emergency roadside assistance through an insurance company make sure to have your membership card and/or their phone number. 2.  Cell Phone & a car charger 3.  First Aid Kit – purchase...

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Quick, Weekly Check Over You Can Perform In Your Driveway

This is a quick vehicle inspection you can do at anytime, anyplace. We recommend giving your car this fast check over once a week. The best time would be before the first drive of the day. Once you become familiar with the list it should only take a few moments. 1. Walk around: Start by walking around your car and look at your tires first. Tires are the only contact between your car and the...

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