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9 Signs Your Vehicle Needs a Tune-Up

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Sluggish. Squealing. Unreliable. Vibrating. If any of these descriptors fit your vehicle’s recent behavior, it just might be trying to tell you something – like it’s time for a tune-up.

Today’s vehicles differ significantly from their decades-old brethren that required a tune-up every 10,000 or 20,000 miles. With newer vehicles, it’s increasingly common for manufacturer-recommended service intervals to stretch to 100,000 miles before certain maintenance items, such as replacing the spark plugs, should be completed. 

A Tire For All Seasons Can Be Overwhelming

Winter/Summer tires

To some drivers, picking out the right tire is just as important – and just as much fun – as finding the right shoes is to a runner. For many people, they have found that shopping for tires is overwhelming because there are just so many choices. AT ABC Transmission & Auto Care / Auto Body IN Atlantic Beach, FL, our technicians are ready to help you make that decision.

All Your Fuel System Questions Answered

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Your car’s fuel system works with the rest of the engine control system to deliver the best performance with the lowest emissions. Check your car’s fuel system regularly or immediately if you smell gas or suspect a problem.

What does it do? - The fuel system transfers fuel from the fuel tank and passes it through a fuel filter for straining before it arrives at the injectors. A pressure regulator controls fuel pressure to ensure good engine performance under a variety of speed and load conditions. Fuel injectors, when activated, spray a metered amount of fuel into the engine. Some vehicles use a return line system to return unused fuel back to the tank.

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?

Are You In Need Of New Brake Pads?

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Do you need new brake pads? Most of the time, if you think you do, the answer is yes. While a lot of auto parts stores sell brake pads with lifetime warranties, don’t be misled...brake pads will still wear down.

Bad Transmission? Fix It or Sell It?

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So, you’ve determined your transmission is bad. What next? Choosing what to do can be overwhelming, and you need someone you can trust to help you decide what work needs to be done. ABC Transmission & Auto Care / Auto Body in Atlantic Beach, FL is here to help you make the right decision when it comes to your transmission. There are a few things to consider when your transmission goes out. You might feel inclined to just get a new car, but should you? 

Balancing, mounting, and what you need to know about both.

Tire being serviced in a shop

There are a few things that matter when mounting new tires on your vehicle. First, you want it done right. Second, you want it done fast. For both, ABC Transmission & Auto Care / Auto Body in Atlantic Beach, FL has you covered.

Benefits of Auxiliary Transmission Coolers - Does Your Vehicle Need One?

transmission cooler

Auxiliary transmission coolers are one of many ways the aftermarket can improve the quality and durability of your vehicle. From ABC Transmission & Auto Care / Auto Body in Atlantic Beach, FL, here’s some information concerning auxiliary coolers, why you might need one, and what it can do for you.

Benefits of Treating a Fuel System

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Like anything else on your vehicle, keeping various systems clean and in good shape is essential to long life and reliability. Your fuel system is especially important - parts are expensive, problems can be difficult to diagnose, and it doesn’t take much contamination to cause a huge issue. It’s much easier to keep your fuel system clean than it is to clean a dirty or problematic system. Performing regular fuel treatment can prove very beneficial to the life of your vehicle.

Brake For Great Service

brake repair

Brakes are one of the most important components of your vehicle. You need the confidence of knowing that when you press your foot to the brake, your vehicle is going to stop. That's why it's important to keep these tips in mind to help keep your brakes functioning properly. Schedule an appointment with us at ABC Transmission & Auto Care / Auto Body for a brake service checkup today!

Choose Us & Treat Your Vehicle Right

Your vehicle is a vital part of your life; it takes you wherever you need to go and can last you a very long time if taken care of properly. A part of the care it takes to maintain the vehicle is taking it to repair shops in order to receive any necessary maintenance or fix any problems you may be experiencing. By choosing ABC Transmission & Auto Care / Auto Body in Atlantic Beach, FL, you can rest assured that your vehicle will get the proper care and maintenance required to remain durable for as long as you need it.

Coolant Flushing to prepare for the cold weather

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Whether you drive a BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Porsche (some exclusions apply), Subaru, or other performance automobiles, your car has a cooling system. With winter right around the corner, at ABC Transmission & Auto Care / Auto Body we want to make sure your cooling system is ready for the cold.

Could That Noise Be Your Suspension Bushings?

suspension bushings

At ABC Transmission & Auto Care / Auto Body in Atlantic Beach, FL, we understand how frustrating it is when your vehicle makes mysterious noises that it shouldn’t be making. Here’s a rundown on suspension bushings, to help you figure out what that sound is you keep hearing.

Diagnosing a bad brake master cylinder

mechanic repairing brakes on a vehicle

Has your brake master cylinder gone bad? How would you know? What even is it? ABC Transmission & Auto Care / Auto Body in Atlantic Beach, FL has the answers.

Your brake master cylinder is an integral part of your brake system. When one fails, some odd symptoms may arise, and it may be difficult to diagnose. Here’s some information to help you decide if yours has given out on you.

Different Types of Automotive Headlights

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Every car, truck, van, and SUV on the road today has headlights. However, you've probably noticed an increase in different types of headlights in more recent years - gone are the days where every vehicle on the road had the same bulb. Here is some information on headlights, from ABC Transmission & Auto Care / Auto Body in Atlantic Beach, FL.

Disconnecting a Battery from A Vehicle

man taking battery out of car

If you’re ever in a situation where you must remove the battery from your vehicle, it’s important to know what you’re doing. It seems pretty straight forward, and it is. However, there are some important things to remember when disconnecting the battery in your car, truck, or SUV. Here are some tips on disconnecting a car battery, from ABC Transmission & Auto Care / Auto Body in Atlantic Beach, FL.

Do I really need new oxygen sensors?

Oxygen Sensor

At ABC Transmission & Auto Care / Auto Body in Atlantic Beach, FL, our goal is to keep your car, truck, or SUV reliable and in great shape. To us, it’s important that we’re paying attention to both your needs and the needs of your vehicle. When it comes to oxygen sensors, sometimes it seems a bit nebulous on what they actually do and why they’re important; we’re here to clear things up for you.

Do You Know How Your AC Works?

hand on car air conditioning vent

When you get in your car, truck, SUV, or minivan to drive and the A/C does not work what could be wrong? Here at ABC Transmission & Auto Care / Auto Body, we have some simple answers to help you understand how your vehicle A/C system works. The first question we are asked is "Why isn't my air conditioner blowing cold air?" Let's talk about what could be happening. 

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

girl smelling vents

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.

Don't Forget a Coolant Flush!

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At ABC Transmission & Auto Care / Auto Body in Atlantic Beach, FL, it’s important to us that your car, truck, or SUV is ready for any condition. Coolant flushes are an important part of getting your vehicle ready for winter - here’s why.

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