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Are oil changes getting more expensive?

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At ABC Transmission & Auto Care / Auto Body in Atlantic Beach, FL, it’s important to us that you see the value in the work we do. Over the course of the past decade, depending on what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive, it may seem like oil changes have gotten more expensive, and there’s a lot of differentiation in pricing at different locations. What’s going on?

Dash Warning Lights to Watch For!

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It doesn't matter if you are driving a car or truck, jeep or SUV, a diesel 4x4 or a classic when those dash warning lights go off the first thing you do is think "how bad is it?" and "how much will it cost me?" followed quickly by "when was my last service visit?"!!  Driving your vehicle longer safely is all about getting it serviced based on what your vehicle manual recommends and these warning lights are alerting you to a situation that requires your attention. 

While not all warning lights are a sign that disaster is imminent, no warning indicator light should ever be ignored!

Do You Smell One Of These Smells? It's Time To Bring Your Car In.

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If you’ve owned a vehicle long, particularly one with a few miles on it, you have probably encountered a peculiar smell that grabbed your attention. Scents that you encounter while driving (emanating from your vehicle, not the horse farm down the road) are indicators of your vehicle's health and often the first warning that something may be wrong. ABC Transmission & Auto Care / Auto Body in Atlantic Beach has assembled this list to prepare for you for the next time you smell something odd, so you’ll know what’s going on next time you notice a funny smell.

Is it Okay to Switch Between Oil Types or Grades?

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These days, it seems like the oil options for your oil changes are limitless - full synthetic, blends, conventional, high mileage, and the list goes on and on. We are frequently asked if it's okay to switch between oils, and how you know what is okay to use? At ABC Transmission & Auto Care / Auto Body in Atlantic Beach, FL we're here to help you answer that question. When it comes to engine oil, the answer to this question can be as complicated or as simple as you want it to be!

Keeping Track of Maintenance - Why It’s So Important

mechanic working on car Keeping track of maintenance done on your fleet vehicles and commercial trucks is one of the most important aspects of fleet management. At ABC Transmission & Auto Care / Auto Body in Atlantic Beach, FL, we track maintenance and repairs for a number of reasons. Here’s why:

Keeping Up With Oil Changes

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Trucks aren’t like cars...your average personal vehicle usually holds about 5 quarts of oil, and you are supposed to change it every 3-5k miles. However, the same logic doesn’t apply to large trucks. At ABC Transmission & Auto Care / Auto Body in Atlantic Beach, FL, we know how important proper oil changes and diagnostics are to keep your truck on the road, for hundreds of thousands of miles. Here’s what you need to know:

Myths of Motor Oil

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Everyone from mechanics, to your uncle that works on cars, has at some point given you advice concerning engine oil. The fact of the matter is that while we are familiar with words like “synthetic” and “oil weight,” many people don’t know exactly what the terminology means, or why common knowledge about oil exists in the form that it does. At ABC Transmission & Auto Care / Auto Body in Atlantic Beach, FL, we keep things clear and simple. The more you know about your vehicle, the better equipped you are to keep it maintained, and we know a thing or two about vehicles. We have compiled a short list of common myths for you, most of which you’ve heard, but maybe never second guessed.

Oil Leaks

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Are you leaking oil? ABC Transmission & Auto Care / Auto Body in Atlantic Beach, FL can help. Oil leaks mess up your driveway and make a mess under the hood. It can also get pricey constantly having to fill the engine, not to mention inconvenient.

Routine Maintenance for Your Diesel

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Oil changes are integral to the performance, longevity, and reliability of your diesel truck. At ABC Transmission & Auto Care / Auto Body in Atlantic Beach, our expert mechanics understand the importance of good quality oil, changed at correct intervals, in allowing you to get the most out of your Cummins, Powerstroke, or Duramax diesel.

Take care of it or high repair bills? Which do you prefer?

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We see this with our fleet customers, our regular Atlantic Beach car pool drivers and our diesel truck drivers so it isn't just one type of driver that ends up with a nightmare on their hands costing thousands of dollars to repair, asking about the costs of a JASPER replacement engine!  The fact is your driving habits and maintenance habits can easily avoid this issue!  6 EASY STEPS - Service, Tires, Don't Ignore Service Engine Lights, Keep it Clean & Stop Driving Crazy!

Trust Our Team for Your Maintenance Needs

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Diesel trucks are known for their incredibly reliable engines. At ABC Transmission & Auto Care / Auto Body in Atlantic Beach, we know that the key to a reliable engine is good maintenance. In fleet trucks, the difference between a truck that lasts a million miles and a truck that needs new engine hinges on how well it has been maintained.

What Does That Check Engine Light Mean?

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It’s a busy morning, you’ve finally gotten everyone where they need to be and you’re just pulling into the parking lot at work when your dash light starts glaring at you. Your check engine light shines bright, but you have no idea why. Whether you can tell a difference in the way your car, truck, or SUV is running, your car is trying to tell you something. At ABC Transmission & Auto Care / Auto Body in Atlantic Beach, FL, we can help!

What Happens When You Don’t Change Your Oil?

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At ABC Transmission & Auto Care / Auto Body in Atlantic Beach, FL, we recommend always making it a priority to change your oil on time. Here’s a look into why it’s so important, and what happens if you don’t keep up with oil changes.

When was the last time you changed your oil?

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At ABC Transmission & Auto Care / Auto Body in Atlantic Beach, FL, our priority is keeping your car or SUV in the best possible condition, for as long as possible. If you drive a BMW, Audi, Porsche, Subaru, Land Rover, or other luxury or performance vehicle, you want to keep it going strong for years to come. A huge part of that is keeping up with oil changes.

When Was The Last Time You Got Your Oil Changed?

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At ABC Transmission & Auto Care / Auto Body in Atlantic Beach, FL, we do our best to keep you on the road. A huge part of being able to do that is proper vehicle maintenance; when was the last time you changed your oil?

Why Are Oil Tests Important?

mechanic holding oil stick over vehicle Changing the oil in big trucks and commercial vehicles is an expensive, but necessary, part of keeping your vehicles going. You don’t want to wait until it’s too late to change your oil, but changing it too early can be a waste of time and money. Having your oil tested regularly helps us to hone in on exactly how often your oil needs to be changed, to optimize reliability and efficiency.

Why It's Important To Have Your Oil Changed

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At ABC Transmission & Auto Care / Auto Body in Atlantic Beach, we understand all too well the importance of changing your oil regularly. Three to five thousand miles sounds like a lot, but it doesn’t really take that long to rack them up. The busier you are, the more you probably drive, and the more likely you are to forget it’s time to change your oil. Here are some reasons to pay attention to your oil changes, and help you better understand why oil changes are so important.

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ABC Transmission & Auto Care / Auto Body

2585 Mayport Rd
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

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