Category Archives: Save money on auto repair

How much does a battery cable cost and why are they important?”

If you like to watch video see link below if not read on. Thanks. Todays’ topic “How much does a battery cable cost and why are they important?” The battery cable assembly is the primary power supply to the vehicles electrical system. All cars today are mostly electrical. These vehicles rely on a constant power supply to perform its driving functions. Battery cables in the past were very inexpensive and commonly neglected. But in late model vehicles they are expensive and prone to corrosion. They are required to work perfectly because of the totally electrical nature of modern car and trucks. What is the past was $50 or less, much less, is now $500 and going up all the time. So battery cleaning, maintenance and replacement is a must to save that expensive cable assembly. Save yourself time money and grief by regular under hood maintenance. Call today at 772-283-4445 or see stuartbrakeandautorepair.com for an inspection appointment request for your vehicles’ e ... read more

What does fluid flushing and maintenance accomplish?

If you like to watch video see link below if not read on. Thanks. Today’s topic “What does fluid flushing and maintenance accomplish? In the engine crank case it keeps down engine wear and seal deterioration. Preventing engine internal wear/damage and oil leakage. In the transmission it flushes’ out old dirty fluid and polymers’ and refreshes it with clean new fluid and new polymers’. This prevents transmission leaks, chatter and wear. In the power steering it keep the seals and gaskets fresh and supple, this prevents leakage from the steering gear and power steering pump. Also cleans and improves performance of the valves and feel of the power steering. In the cooling system flushes prevent rot from acid build up that can literally eat the engine and radiator form the inside out. This is one of the most critical systems under the hood. This also will save you a lot on money in repair and breakdown costs. In the brake system it flushes out old water ... read more

Is my car ready for fluid flushes’’ and “fluid maintenance?

If you like to watch video see link below if not read on. Thanks. Todays’ topic “Is my car ready for fluid flushes’’ and “fluid maintenance?” Here is some general guide lines and experiences with vehicles we have inspected. Even though we have general guide lines for flushing fluids all vehicles and drivers are unique having different needs. We have found transmission fluid at 30,000 mile in some vehicles to be jet black and stinking. Coolant to be deteriorated due to time not mileage. And our Florida humidity causes brake fluid to turned colors and deteriorate faster than other parts of the country. The service advisors in combination with the technicians can perform these inspection tasks and advise. The bottom line is we a can inspect your vehicles fluids and recommend needs due to deterioration and preventive maintenances for time or miles. Call today at 772-283-4445 or see stuartbrakeandautorepair.com for an inspection appointment request for ... read more

“How has fluid flushing changed in the last few years?

If you like to watch video see link below if not read on. Thanks. Todays’ topic “How has fluid flushing changed in the last few years?” Here some basic changes over the last few years. First fluid specifications have changed greatly. We on the service desk check the electronic repair manual on each vehicle to be serviced to make sure that all fluids meet or exceed the vehicle requirements. Second many vehicles now have electronic steering that does not contain fluid and required no flushing. Third CVT transmissions are becoming more popular in many vehicles’. These do not require flushing. Actually flushing can cause issues in this type transmissions. As you can see the automotive industry is constantly changing and growing. We daily are learning new and different ideas and procedures. Even the blogs I have recently done will be shortly out dated. That is why the front counter service advisors are so critical to good vehicle maintenance. Each day after day ... read more

How does fluid flushing and maintenance save me money?

If you like to watch video see link below if not read on. Thanks. Today’s topic “How does fluid flushing and maintenance save me money?” In the engine crank case it keeps down engine wear and seal deterioration. Preventing engine internal wear/damage and oil leakage. Lack of oil changes is one of the leading causes of major engine failure. Engine replacement in today’s market starts at $4,000 dollars and goes up and over $10,000 dollars for luxury and diesel models. In the transmissions it prevents transmission leaks, chatter, hard shift and internal wear. Also a maintained transmission in much less likely to have a major failure. That is a cost saving or $2,000 to $5,000 per vehicle. In the power steering it keep the seals and gaskets fresh and supple, this prevents leakage from the steering gear and power steering pump. A typical steering rack operation starts at $750 dollars for an inexpensive type and goes up over a $1,000. Flushing this simple system ca ... read more

What does fluid flushing and fluid maintenance cost?

If you like to watch video see link below if not read on. Thanks. Todays” topic “What does fluid flushing and fluid maintenance cost?” Here is the short concise answer to that question as of 2017 for a basic front wheel drive. These vehicles’ run about $1.00 a day to flush all fluids each two to four years or 30,000 to 60,000 miles. As you can see that is not a lot of investment in a vehicle to keep it in prime fluid maintenance condition. Rear wheel drives, trucks and four wheels drives are $1.50 to $2.00 dollars per day to flush all fluids each two to four years or 30,000 to 60,000 miles. This keeps the primary systems that contain fluids in tip top shape. This will save you time and money by preventing lack of maintenance parts and labor repairs. Call today at 772-283-4445 or see stuartbrakeandautorepair.com for an inspection appointment request for your vehicles’ estimate, service, repair or maintenance. Again thanks for choosing Stuart Brake and Au ... read more

Buzzing noise in my vehicle phone call.

If you like to watch video see link below if not read on. Thanks. Ring-ring, ring-ring. Hello this is Mark at Stuart Brake and Auto Repair “how may I help you”? Your vehicle has this buzzing noise when the gas pedal is just applied. It sounds like marbles and metal. Is that correct? Ok, yes? I have heard this concern many times. It is usually an exhaust component failure. Yes we can inspect your vehicle on a rack and find the noise and then estimate the time to get parts and labor to install them. Yes we have all the equipment to perform the repair. Yes we can inspect your vehicle @ 1:30 today. Ok thanks, see you then. Thank you, good bye. This is a typical call for the service desk. We handle many different concerns and inspections. Call today at 772-283-4445 or see stuartbrakeandautorepair.com for an inspection appointment request for your vehicles’ estimate, service or repair. Again thanks for choosing Stuart Brake and Auto Repair for your next service, maintenanc ... read more

How often should the transmission be serviced?

If you like to watch video see link below if not read on. Thanks. How often should the transmission be serviced? The transmission or transaxle is one of the most expensive parts of a vehicles. Do yourself and your vehicle a favor and save money by each 45,000 miles servicing your transmission. Get rid of that old dirty fluid and drive with new fluid. Cost this is going to depend on the year, make and model of your vehicle. You can give us a call at 772-283-4445 and our computer will be able to look up your vehicle and give you a quote. Call today at 772-283-4445 or see stuartbrakeandautorepair.com for an appointment request for your vehicles’ transmission service or repair. Again thanks for choosing Stuart Brake and Auto Repair for your next service, maintenance or repair. http://youtu.be/664CgVZDltg

I need an alignment how much does that cost?

If you like to watch video see link below if not read on. Thanks. I need an alignment how much does that cost? This is going to depend on the year, make and model of your vehicle but also. Does your vehicles have four or six wheels? Is it equipped with caster, camber and toe adjustors front and rear to actually adjust the alignment? Does your vehicles require hub and bearing shim installation to complete an alignment? Is your vehicle modified or lifted? Is your vehicles vintage? Is it so long wheel based that it has to be aligned on the concrete floor not on a lift? We have that capability! Are your tires in good condition? Is your front end links, bushing and joints tight and in good condition? As you see alignment results needs inspection and first reading to get you clear precise information and estimated costs. Call today at 772-283-4445 or see stuartbrakeandautorepair.com for an appointment request for your vehicles’ service or repair. Again thanks for choosing Stuart Brak ... read more

My power steering fluid needs flushed how much does that cost?

My power steering fluid needs flushed how much does that cost? This is going to depend on the year, make and model of your vehicle. The average as of 2017 ranges between $100 and $149 dollars for light trucks and cars. This flush service helps prevent costly repairs like power steering pumps, steering racks, reservoir clogs and transfer hoses. It also keeps the steering system operating smooth and quietly. By the way we also diagnose and repair steering systems and power steering units. A little know power steering system in hydro brake boost power steering we also diagnose and work on these systems. Call today at 772-283-4445 or see stuartbrakeandautorepair.com for an appointment request for your vehicles’ service or repair. Again thanks for choosing Stuart Brake and Auto Repair for your next service, maintenance or repair. http://youtu.be/W2VuG_0-Zio

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