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10 Quick Tips about Auto Repair

Auto Repair in Bradenton, FL

Everyone makes mistakes…some mistakes, though, can end up being a lot more expensive than others. When it comes to auto repair in Bradenton, FL, there are some mistakes you really don’t want to make. You might be amazed at some of what we see here at McGee Auto Service & Tires in Bradenton, FL. So, we thought we’d share a few tips with you to save yourself some money, trouble and time:

  1. Don’t neglect minor repairs and preventive maintenance. They call it “preventive maintenance” for good reason – it’s intended to prevent real trouble. That includes things like cooling system flushes, belts and hoses, regular oil changes, brake service and transmission maintenance. The choice is yours – spend a little money now to tak ...
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Michelin Develops Airless Radial

Tires in Tampa, FLImagine buying tires in Tampa, FL that you never, ever have to put air in. Tires in Tampa, FL that can never go flat, and can be retreaded for more miles after the tread wears out.

Sounds unlikely, but it’s a reality thanks to Michelin’s Tweel design (the name “Tweel” combines “tire” and “wheel”). The design consists of a tread surface welded to a series of energy-absorbing polyurethane spokes; the spokes are then connected to an inner hub that contains a denser pattern of spokes for extra weight-bearing and rigidity. Other designs feature a honeycomb structure rather than spokes; spoke tension and rigidity can be increased for different applications.

The Tweel design answers a challenge that conventional wheel/tire arrangements have never been able to achieve; a forgiving ...

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Conventional Motor Oil vs. Synthetic

Oil Change in Tampa, FLWe do a lot of oil changes in Tampa, FL using synthetic oil. Considering that synthetics are generally about twice the cost per quart of mineral-based motor oils, you may be asking yourself if there’s enough of a difference in performance to be worth the extra cost in oil changes in Tampa, FL. The answer to that question is…
Yes. Unequivocally, yes.
Here’s why. The whole idea of motor oil is to lubricate all the metal-on-metal contact that goes on inside your engine, reducing friction and dispersing the heat that is generated. Over time, the oil breaks down due to oxidation and evaporation and it can no longer lubricate properly; the impurities in the oil start to build up on engine assemblies and sludge forms. 
Synthetic oils can heat up ...
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What You Should Know About Your Brakes

Brake Repair in Largo, FLAt McGee Auto Service, we do a lot of brake repair in Largo, FL along with the rest of our auto repair and maintenance services. Since brake repair in Largo, FL is one of our specialties, we wanted to take a minute to talk about ABS (antilock brake systems) and how they work. ABS is hardly a new innovation, having been developed for aircraft in the 1950s; the first American car to feature a fully-electronic ABS system was the ‘71 Chrysler Imperial.
One of the worst things that can happen in a panic-stop situation is for your brakes to lock up and cause you to lose control and skid. ABS is designed to prevent that from happening. Here’s how it works: 
ABS systems consist of a sensor on each wheel, a sensor at the car’s differential, a control module and a pump. The wheel ...
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Prepare for Holiday Travel with Auto Repair

auto repair tampa fl fort myers flWhether traveling across country, or simply taking a trip across town, let McGee Auto Service and Tires assist in all auto repair and tire services this holiday season. Sustaining a properly maintained vehicle has numerous benefits during all seasons of the year, but particular caution should be taken during months during inclement weather. Consider these points of reference to ensure safe travel and vehicle reliability in Tampa, FL or Fort Myers, FL with McGee Auto Service and Tires.

First, ensure the vehicle’s first line of defense is fully intact and well maintained by regularly checking tire pressure and replacing tires regularly. When tires become worn or warped, vehicle safety is greatly decreased and could cause an avoidable accident. McGee Auto Service and Tires specialize in tire ...

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