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Are oil changes getting more expensive?

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At City Auto Repair in Gainesville, 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?

Bad engine mounts, why is it a problem for you?

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Failed engine mounts are an irritating issue to live with causing your car or truck to vibrate and you don't know why. At City Auto Repair in Gainesville, FL, we can help, no matter what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive and it is an easy issue to detect on a test drive.

There are a few indicators your engine mounts need to be replaced. For one, you can do a visual inspection, if they’re accessible enough - if they looked cracked, smashed, or dry-rotted, it’s probably time for new ones.  If the engine visibly shakes while it’s running, engine mounts are also likely the culprit.  However, if you are like most drivers you simply get in and drive on down the road until something is different or a light comes on!   Then you call our shop for help!

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 City Auto Repair we want to make sure your cooling system is ready for the cold.

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!

Diesel engines: the essentials

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When you think about diesel engines, you probably think about large trucks and machinery, and maybe a few oddball cars over the years.  But how long has diesel really been around, and why is it used the way it is today? City Auto Repair in Gainesville, FL has the answers you need to become more in-tune with your diesel truck and engine. 

Engine Gone Bad? Here Are Some Options

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You’ve decided to replace your engine - but what do you replace it with? There are a few different options out there, and City Auto Repair in Gainesville, FL has the info you need.

Engine ticking and knocking sounds - what they mean, and what to do about them

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Is your engine knocking or ticking? Here’s some information on engine noises, what they mean, and what to do about it, from City Auto Repair in Gainesville, FL.

Whenever your engine starts making a noise it shouldn’t be making, it’s always a cause for concern. If you’re hearing a rhythmic ticking or knocking sound, definitely have it checked into immediately. Here are some causes of engine ticks and knocks, and what to do about them.

How Do I Know Whether To Replace My Engine?

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If your car, truck or SUV is experiencing major engine issues, the technicians at City Auto Repair in Gainesville, FL have you covered. You hear the engine knocking when it decides to start? Is there smoke pouring from your truck’s exhaust pipe? Whether you’re burning oil, your engine is on it’s last leg or has simply given up altogether, we can help. And if you’re not sure what you need, we can help with that too.

How do you jump start your car?

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If you drive a luxury or performance vehicle, you’re an owner of a reliable machine. Still, occasionally problems do arise. On vehicles like these, with so many electronics, a dead battery is a common issue. At City Auto Repair we want to keep our customers informed, here’s how to jump-start your vehicle safely. 

How Do You Maintain Your Turbocharger?

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The turbo on your diesel pickup truck is a precision-engineered component. As a result, proper maintenance is essential to keep it going strong, and City Auto Repair in Gainesville, FL is the place to do that. At tens or even hundreds of thousands of RPM, keeping everything in good shape is absolutely necessary. Fortunately, turbos don't really require any special maintenance - they just make the maintenance you do all the more important.

Is it time to replace your engine?

At City Auto Repair in Gainesville, FL, we know it isn’t always easy deciding what to do next when it comes to major engine repairs. Fortunately, that’s what we’re here for - to help you make the best decision for your situation.

Is your vehicle heater blowing cold?

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The climate control system in your car works hard to keep you at a comfortable temperature. If you’re having heater issues, trust the performance car specialists with us at City Auto Repair in [BUSINESS_LCOATION] to get you comfortably back on the road.

Let Us Be Your Engine Specialists

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At City Auto Repair in Gainesville, FL, we specialize in engine maintenance, service, customization, and repair. All of our technicians are equipped with the best equipment and training in the industry to ensure they know exactly what your specific engine needs are, no matter what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive.

Looks Like A Problem? YES!

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Sometimes it is EASY to see if your car or truck needs to come into our shop for professional repairs! 
1.  You see steam rising from the engine!
2.  The Check Engine Light is on!
3.  The engine starts, but there is an odor that is not right.
4.  You hear grinding or thumping noises.

Modern piston design, and what that means for you

pistons in a vehicle

There’s a good chance you don’t know much about pistons or engine building, which is why you rely on the technicians at City Auto Repair in Gainesville, FL when your vehicle has a problem. However, there’s some practical information regarding modern engine design that helps you better care for your vehicle, and keep it going strong. Here are some important aspects of modern piston design, and what it means for you.

New Engine Options Available for Chevrolet and GMC Vehicles!

GM Gen V 5.3L GDI engine

Here at City Auto Repair in Gainesville, FL we offer only the best products for our Gainesville, FL drivers and the new GM Gen V 5.3L GDI engine from our partner Jasper Engines & Transmissions, who is the nation’s leader in remanufactured engines and drivetrain products, make no exception.

When you experience issues with your Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban, Yukon, or Sierra (Hybrid) you now have an option to KEEP your vehicle and install a New JASPER GM Gen V 5.3L GDI engine which comes with their 3 yr | 100,000-mile Parts & Labor nationwide warranty which is fully-transferrable. That vehicle you love is now ready for lots of vacation trips and hard work.

The JASPER way is to fix any issues with the engine and re-design any inherent problems in the original product which is why they have been a leader in the market since 1942! We love their products because we know our customers can depend on the quality as well as the warranty if there should be an issue which brings complete peace of mind.

New Engine or New Car - Weighing Out Your Options

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You’ve determined it’s time to get rid of the engine you have, along with all of its issues. You’re probably considering getting something new altogether, and you’re tired of this one giving you issues. City Auto Repair in Gainesville, FL is here to help you make the call.

If your car, truck, or SUV has really been put through the wringer, it might be time for a new one. However, before you decide to throw in the towel there are a few things you should consider.

Out With the Old - Engine Replacement Options for Fleet Vehicles

Once you’ve determined a vehicle needs to have the engine replaced and is in good enough shape to keep on the team, it’s time to find an engine. City Auto Repair in Gainesville, FL is here to help you choose the right one. There are a variety of replacement options when it comes to engines.

Out With the Old - Engine Replacement Options for Fleet Vehicles

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Once you’ve determined a vehicle needs to have the engine replaced and is in good enough shape to keep on the team, it’s time to find an engine. City Auto Repair in Gainesville, FL is here to help you choose the right one. There are a variety of replacement options when it comes to engines.

Own a Ford Truck? New Engine Options Available for You

Ford 6.7L Scorpion Running Complete Diesel Engine

At City Auto Repair we offer only the best products to our Gainesville, FL drivers, that’s why we’re excited to announce the availability of the Ford 6.7L Scorpion Running Complete Diesel Engine from our partner Jasper Engines & Transmissions. JASPER is the nation’s leader in remanufactured engines and drivetrain products.

If you are experiencing issues with the diesel engine on your Ford truck, you now have an affordable option that will allow you to keep the truck you love by installing a remanufactured Ford 6.7L Scorpion Running Complete Diesel Engine giving you more power to do the work you need your truck to do. At City Auto Repair, we love JASPER products because we know that our customers can depend on the quality of the product while having peace of mind because of the warranty JASPER offers.

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