Vehicle Maintenance

  • Benefits of Treating a Fuel System

    man putting gas in a vehicle at the pump

    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.

  • 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 Archer Automotive & Diesel Repair, 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. 

  • How often should you get your filters replaced?

    mechanic putting filter into car

    Your car, truck, or SUV is equipped with various filters that keep the air going into your engine clean, the air you breathe in the vehicle, the fuel that supplies your engine, and the oil that keeps it going. How often should you have them replaced? It depends on the filter, the vehicle, and the environment. Here’s what you need to know, from Archer Automotive & Diesel Repair in Archer, FL.

  • Identifying driveway spots: how to determine what is leaking under your car

    If you drive a vehicle with more than a few miles on it, there’s a good chance you’ve noticed an occasional drip underneath it that leaves spots wherever you park. Identifying what is leaking from your car will help you determine whether or not it’s a cause for concern, and what to do about it.

    There are seven liquids a car can possibly drip: oil, gas, brake fluid, transmission fluid, gear oil, water, and coolant. How do you tell the difference? This article aims to help your know-how.

  • Is It Time To Invest In A New Exhaust?

    Exhaust

    Exhaust systems are one of the most neglected aspects of most vehicles. Exhaust pipes, catalytic converters, and mufflers are exposed to heat, emissions, and road damage. While your exhaust system is fairly simple and straightforward, these conditions mean it is inherently prone to rust and damage. As a result, this system is often one of the first systems you will have trouble within your car.

  • Maintaining the Suspension on Your Luxury Vehicle

    mechanic working on a vehicle

    At Archer Automotive & Diesel Repair in Archer, we specialize in detailed knowledge of complicated, performance systems. One such system, which is becoming ever more precise and complex, is the suspension on your car. Luxury and performance vehicles are innovators and leaders in the suspension field; and as such, it takes leading technicians to service them.

  • Protect Your Vehicle From Transmission Shifting Issues

    gear shift on a vehicle

    If your transmission isn’t shifting correctly, you’ll want to be careful about how you choose to proceed. The best thing to do is turn the vehicle off and have a professional take a look at it, but if that isn’t an option, there are some steps you can take to ensure nothing gets damaged. At Archer Automotive & Diesel Repair in Archer, FL we can take a look at your issues and also give you some tips on what to do when that option isn't available yet. 

  • Routine Maintenance for Your Diesel

    oil being poured into a funnel

    Oil changes are integral to the performance, longevity, and reliability of your diesel truck. At Archer Automotive & Diesel Repair in Archer, 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.

  • The ABS Light - why is it on, and what should you do?

    abs light on dash lit up

    Have you ever noticed your dashboard ABS icon lit up? If you have it means there is an issue that needs to be diagnosed, ABS issues don’t need to be ignored long. The anti-lock braking system, or ABS, is an important feature on every modern car, truck, or SUV. It has been legally mandated since 2013 in the US but was standard on almost every vehicle even prior to that. Here’s what you need to know to make sure your ABS system doesn’t fail, from Archer Automotive & Diesel Repair in Archer, FL.

  • What should you do if you blow a tire?

    man frustrated leaning on car

    The best way to deal with a blown tire is to prevent it from happening in the first place. However, eventually, a flat tire is going to occur, and it’ll most likely be when you least need it. From Archer Automotive & Diesel Repair in Archer, FL, here’s what you need to do.

  • When Do I Need A Heavy Duty Torque Converter?

    torque converter

    If you drive a lightweight car, truck, or SUV, the torque converter you have installed is probably just fine. For those of you with more heavy-duty applications, like high horsepower setups or towing rigs, the stock converter may not be enough. At Archer Automotive & Diesel Repair in Archer, FL, we can help you determine if your torque converter is right for the job you need to be done. 

  • Why is My Tire Losing Air?

    mechanic checking tire pressure on tire

    Sometimes a tire goes flat over the course of days, weeks, or even months. A leak like this never has an obvious cause - so why is your tire losing air? From Archer Automotive & Diesel Repair in Archer, FL, here’s some info on leaky tires.

  • Why It's Important To Have Your Oil Changed

    oil change

    At Archer Automotive & Diesel Repair in Archer, 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.

  • Jasper Pref
  • Acdelco
  • Ari Fleet
  • Partsplus
  • Asa
  • ASE
  • B&W Trailer Hitches
  • BF Goodrich
  • BG Products
  • Bosch Automotive
  • Bridgestone Firestone
  • Cummins Diesel
  • Customer Savings
  • Donlen Fleet
  • Draw-Tite Hitches
  • Duramax Diesel
  • Element Fleet
  • Enterprise Fleet
  • Federated Car Care
  • Fleet Services
  • Flowmaster
  • GE Capital Fleet
  • Goodyear
  • Ford Power Stroke Diesel
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Hunter
  • JASPER Marine
  • LeasePlan Fleet
  • Magnaflow
  • Michelin
  • MACS
  • Motorcraft Parts
  • Reese Hitches
  • RV Repair
  • Tires
  • 24 Month Warranty
  • WEX Fleet
  • Wifi Available