At Archer Automotive & Diesel Repair in Archer, FL, we enjoy providing you with useful knowledge that pertains to the ownership and maintenance of your car, truck, or SUV. You may have noticed more and more electric cars hitting our roadways over the past few years. With that in mind, here’s a brief, but interesting look at the history of electric cars.

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At Archer Automotive & Diesel Repair in Archer, FL, we see our fair share of warning lights and dashboard notifications. If your ABS light is illuminated, here’s what you need to know.

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 Archer Automotive & Diesel Repair in Archer, 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.

man turning key to car

If you own or operate a fleet or commercial truck, you know it’s hard to keep everything working perfectly all the time. You have to choose what types of maintenance to give priority to, and what can wait. However, some small problems are indicators that a bigger issue is on the way. At Archer Automotive & Diesel Repair in Archer, FL, our goal is to keep your fleet going.

transmission

Transmission slippage can be caused by a variety of factors which are sometimes difficult to pin down. From Archer Automotive & Diesel Repair in Archer, FL, here’s a rundown of the more common issues that may cause a transmission to slip.

technician holding a clean and dirty air filter comparison in the front seat of a car

When driving around town, your vehicle's engine needs clean air to burn the fuel – and it needs a lot. In fact, a typical vehicle needs about 216,000 gallons of air for every tank of gas. All that air passes through a filter that catches the dust and dirt. Eventually, the filter gets completely full, and because the filter can only hold so much, dirt starts getting through. At Archer Automotive & Diesel Repair in Archer, we want to help you get the best air quality in your vehicle, but first, we want to explain the process of where this dirty air is going. 

Unless you are confident in your abilities as an automotive mechanic, there is really only one rule when purchasing a flood-damaged vehicle: don’t do it. Unfortunately, sometimes sellers aren’t particularly straight-forward with their used cars. Many will try to hide the fact that it’s been damaged by floodwaters at all or try to convince potential buyers that the car is in fact fine. “It has gone months with no issues” or “technically it is flood-damaged but” are two red flags, and while it isn’t impossible for a flood car to be fine, it’s altogether a good idea to stay away.

Everyone has different habits when it comes to washing their vehicle. Many people see it as a purely cosmetic thing, so as long as their vehicle is running and driving right they don’t see a point in washing it all that often. In actuality, washing your vehicle is also an important aspect of maintenance and making a vehicle last. Archer Automotive & Diesel Repair in Archer, FL has some vehicle washing tips for you, to keep your vehicle in shape for years to come.

 

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