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Our ASE-certified technicians provide professional and thorough auto repair and maintenance services. From routine maintenance to major auto repairs, you can trust your car or truck with us. We service all makes and models, domestic and import. For more information or pricing details, contact us online or by phone, whichever is convenient for you.
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Under the Hood Under the Car
Tire Services Other Services

Under the Hood

Engine Tune-up
When your car is properly tuned, the ignition system, fuel system, emission system and the computer system are all working together. This results in peak efficiency and optimum performance. A drivability problem is not always solved by a standard tune-up. The problem may be unrelated to a tune-up and may require a comprehensive diagnostic service. Trust Auto Service Experts for expert maintenance tune-ups and engine diagnostic services.
Services Include: (if applicable)
  • Replace Spark Plugs
  • Clean Throttle Plates
  • Clean Idle Air Control Valve
  • Adjust Timing
  • Adjust Carburetor
  • Inspect Filters for Replacement
  • Inspect Ignition System Components
  • Inspect Crankcase Breather System
Warning Signs:
  • You lose power.
  • Your gas mileage drops.
  • Your engine "knocks" when it accelerates.
  • Your engine stalls.
  • Your engine starts hard, even when the battery easily turns the engine over.
  • Your engine continues to run after you turn the ignition off.
  • There is a noxious (harmful) exhaust odor.
  • Your engine runs rough at any or all speeds.
  • Your engine backfires, spits or pops.
  • Your engine dash warning lights stay on.
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Computerized Engine Diagnostic Service
Our technicians are highly qualified in the area of vehicle computer diagnostics. Here at Auto Service Experts we have the latest equipment for scan diagnostics and all the repair information available including the latest manufacturer recalls and Technical Service Bulletins. If your cars Service Engine Soon light is on or has been on in the past, let us handle it so you can drive "Running Insured". Our equipment scans all vehicle systems including Transmission, ABS, Anti-Theft, A/C, SRS, Body and other modules on most cars old and new, foreign and domestic.
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Battery, Charging and Starting Systems
A dead battery is many times an indication of another problem. Using "state-of-the-art" electronic equipment we diagnose the most common electrical system problems in today's vehicles. This check ensures that all electrical systems are operating properly to achieve maximum life and dependability. Our process includes the following:
  • A full analysis of your battery's condition, including its state of charge and ability to hold a charge.
  • An inspection and analysis of the vehicle's starting and charging system, including the starter, the alternator and the voltage regulator to ensure proper charging to maximize the life of the battery.
  • An inspection of and adjustment of the alternator belt if necessary. A loose alternator belt can cause your battery to discharge prematurely.
  • A cleaning of the batteries connection and cable ends, as well as an application of corrosion protection.
  • Professional battery installation including cleaning the battery tray and cable ends to ensure good, clean connections.
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Lube and Oil/Filter Service
Regular changing can increase your vehicle's performance and the life of your engine. Let us help you keep your vehicle's fluids full and clean.
Oil changes are recommended every 3,000 miles or every 3 months
Our Full Service Lube Includes:
  • Up to five (5) quarts of Valvoline oil
  • Napa Proselect oil filter
  • Lube Chassis
  • Check and top off (if needed) the following fluids: brake fluid, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, and washer solvent
  • Check condition of air filter
  • Check condition of antifreeze and freeze protection
  • Check tire pressure/adjust if necessary
  • Check condition of all belts
  • Check condition of all hoses
Oil & Lube Warning Signs:
  • You see fluid leaking underneath your engine.
  • Inspection of your oil dipstick shows oil or fluid loss soon after adding oil or fluids.
  • Your oil pressure light comes on, flickers or stays on.
  • You see oil in the spark plug wells and oil film on different parts of the engine.
  • Your transmission is not shifting correctly.
  • Your engine or transmission is making odd noises.
  • Fluids have a strong burnt odor.
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Air Conditioning Service
Trust our experienced technicians here at Auto Service Experts to keep you cool. We offer a special air conditioning diagnostic service plus a premium repair package, using environmentally-friendly refrigerant and quality components. A good air conditioning system is a must in our extremely hot and humid conditions.
Our Air Conditioning Diagnostic Service Includes:
  • Inspect system for leaks (hoses, couplings, valves, evaporator, etc.)
  • Recover any old refrigerant
  • Evacuate the system
  • Inspect and adjust drive belt tension
  • Clean condenser fins if needed
  • Test compressor operation
  • Insert an ultraviolet leak detection dye
  • Fill with proper O.E. amount of refrigerant (refrigerant extra)
  • Pressure test and check for leaks
  • Check output temperature
  • Check proper operations of controls, blower motor, cooling fan (engine)
  • Check antifreeze (engine coolant)
Air Conditioning Warning Signs:
  • Your A/C system doesn't cool properly.
  • The fan/blower doesn't work when set in A/C mode.
  • Loud noises when you turn on your A/C.
  • Your vehicle stalls or idles roughly when you turn on the A/C.
  • Your vehicle runs hot or overheats when you use the A/C.
  • Some or all of the dash controls don't work when you try to use them.
  • Your heater, top and side vents, or defroster don't work.
  • Water on your vehicle's floor or rugs.
  • Unusual odors from interior vents.
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Cooling System Maintenance
Coolant protects your engine from freezing or overheating, but its effectiveness can diminish over time. A cooling system failure is the number one reason for automotive breakdown on our nation's highways. Unlike a flat tire, you can't stop and put on a spare. Let Auto Service Experts help you keep your vehicle operating at the right temperature. Our ASE-certified technicians will efficiently have you back on the road with a properly maintained cooling system!
It is Recommended to have this service every 24,000 miles or every 2 Years.
Our Cooling System Maintenance Service Includes:
  • A visual check of the cooling system for indications of leaks or oil content
  • Pressure check the cooling system and radiator cap for external leaks with filler cap and neck adapter and tester
  • Check crankcase oil and automatic transmission fluid for water content and levels
  • Test coolant thermostat with radiator thermometer
  • Check temperature gauge for accuracy
  • Chemical flush compound
  • Drain system
  • Clean foreign matter from radiator fins (if needed)
  • Check fan blades and pulleys for alignment and damage
  • External inspection of all hoses for cracks, swelling, brittleness and deterioration
  • Check engine core plugs, (where possible)
  • Refill system with correct coolant type, check and bleed for air locks
  • Check condition and tension of drive belts
  • Includes up to 2 gallons of coolant or proper type for vehicle and 1 chemical flush compound
Cooling System Warning Signs:
  • Your vehicle overheats.
  • Your coolant light comes on.
  • Your temperature gauges reads higher or lower than normal.
  • Your heater does not work.
  • Your engine runs poorly or uses excess fuel.
  • You smell antifreeze (sweet moist smell).
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Fuel Injection Service
When your car idles rough, hesitates, stalls, or it does not seem to have the power or fuel economy it once had, a Fuel Injection Service may be the answer. Often these symptoms are mistaken as signs that a tune up is needed. As you drive your car, carbon deposits build up on fuel injectors, engine valves and in the combustion chambers. Deposits also form on the throttle body, and in the intake manifold as well as in the catalytic converter. This accumulation of carbon and sludge can cause a drastic drop in both fuel economy and performance. Fuel additives are largely ineffective because they target only the fuel injectors and are not concentrated enough to clean away stubborn carbon build up. They do nothing to address the other areas that are arguably more important than the fuel injectors. The only proven way to clean the entire fuel and intake systems, as well as the combustion chambers, engine valves, and catalytic converter is by performing a comprehensive Fuel Injection Service. For this service to be effective, it must be performed by a qualified technician using the proper equipment and solvent solution. It is recommended that this service be performed every 2 years or 25,000 miles as part of your routine maintenance schedule to keep your car running clean and efficiently, and performing like it did when it was new.

Fuel System Warning Signs:
  • Your vehicle is hesitating.
  • Your vehicle is having trouble starting.
  • Your vehicle is achieving poor gas mileage.
  • Your vehicle is operating sluggish with poor performance.
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Under the Car

Protect yourself, your passengers, and your vehicle with high quality brakes. Trust our experience to always bring you to a safe stop. We have been professionally providing the Saint Petersburg and Tampa Bay area with quality brake repair services since 1986. Our trained technicians will inspect your vehicle's entire braking system and provide a detailed estimate prior to any repair, and our technicians only replace parts that are approved by the customer. All replacement parts are of the highest product quality and backed by NAPA AutoCare Center's nationwide warranties.
Our Brake System Services Include:
  • Full brake system inspections
  • Recondition rotors or drums (if part meets required specs)
  • Install new pads or new/re-aligned shoes
  • Check brake fluid and fill as needed
  • Replace fluid in master and flush brake system
  • Clean and adjust rear brakes, if necessary
  • Re-pack wheel bearings/replace seals on non-drive serviced axle
  • Road test vehicles
  • Additional parts and/or labor extra as required or suggested
Brake Problem Warning Signs:
  • Brake warning light comes on
  • Your car pulls to one side when braking instead of stopping in a straight line
  • When applied, your brakes grab, causing jerky stops
  • Brakes grind with continuous loud metallic noise when applied
  • Brake pedal is either mushy or very hard to depress
  • Brakes must be pumped to work properly
  • Wheel(s) are excessively hot after short drives
  • Brake fluid leaks are seen around any wheel or in engine compartment, near master cylinder location
  • Brake fluid very low or very dirty looking
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Computerized Wheel Alignment
An easy way to substantially improve your vehicles handling and extend the life of your tires is to be alert to signs of misalignment and to have your wheels aligned immediately if signs appear. Wheels become out of alignment due to many factors such as dramatic stops and starts, hitting curbs hard, accidents, heavy loads, potholes, and normal wear and tear as the vehicle gets older. Our technicians will align your vehicle so that your tires wear properly and the vehicle travels straight while driving. By properly correcting Caster, Camber, Toe and Thrust Angle, it will increase tire life, reduce wear and tear on steering components and improve the handling characteristics of your vehicle.

Alignment Problem Warning Signs:
  • Your steering wheel is not straight when driving on a level road.
  • You hear strange noises in your suspension system.
  • The vehicle wanders from side to side.
  • Your vehicle pulls or drifts to one side when you drive in a straight line or brake.
  • You hear squeals when you turn.
  • You feel vibration in the steering wheel or through you vehicle's seat.
  • The vehicle's steering feels loose, mushy, or too tight.
  • Your tires are wearing prematurely or unevenly.
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Steering / Suspension / Drivetrain Services
Have you noticed uneven tire wear? Or while driving have you noticed: an off-center steering wheel? Swaying, drifting or pulling? Difficult steering? Any of these symptoms may indicate the need for service or repairs to your vehicle's steering and suspension system. At Auto Service Experts we have certified technicians who will perform a professional inspection of the system, providing you with a complete analysis of the current conditions and repair cost estimate. Auto Service Experts is a full-service steering and suspension repair facility. Worn steering, suspension and driveline components can cause noise, vibration, premature tire wear and misalignment. That's why we perform a complete steering and suspension system inspection with every alignment. By replacing worn parts you regain steering control and handling that will return your vehicle to its original operating performance. Auto Service Experts provides full service in steering, suspension and driveline parts replacement. We carry quality parts, backed by our Napa Auto Parts nationwide warranty. Key parts we repair or replace may include; Ball joints, Bushings, Sway bar links, Center links, Idler arms/Pitman arms, Rack and pinion units, Tie rod ends/sleeves, CV joints/boots, CV axle half shafts, Shock absorbers, struts/cartridges.
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Transmission Flush Service
Transmission fluid is often referred to as the hardest working fluid in your car. It is responsible for 1) lubricating hundreds of moving parts in your transmission, 2) serving as a coolant to reduce the tremendous temperatures created in normal use, 3) keeping the transmission clean and free of contaminants, and 4) maintaining the hydraulic properties that allow your transmission to shift properly under constantly changing conditions. Over time your transmission fluid loses its ability to perform. If the fluid is left in beyond its useful life, wear and deterioration of the bearings, clutches, and other internal components will result. Eventually the transmission will fail and require overhaul or replacement. The cost of a transmission rebuild can be from $1500 to $3000, and even higher on some cars. Our ASE certified technicians connect our advanced flushing equipment that allows us to replace every bit of the fluid in the complete transmission. It also flushes out any impurities that could contaminate the new fluid, leaving the transmission with fluid as clean as the day it was new.
Recommended Interval: 3 years / 36,000 miles
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Power Steering Flush Service
Just as engine oil requires replacement so does your power steering fluid. As with any oil it breaks down over time and use. Power steering fluid is not subjected to the same heat that engine oil is and therefore does not require replacement as often. This fluid does still break down however and requires replacement. We suggest that you change your power steering fluid to avoid undue wear or breakdown in the system. Allow us to use our high performance power steering flush kit by Wynn's, which includes a cleaner, all the fluid to flush and replace the old, and an additive to dramatically reduce component wear.
Recommended Interval: 2 years / 25,000 miles
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Tire Services

Tire Rotation
Tire rotation can be beneficial in several ways. When done at the recommended times it can preserve balanced handling and traction of the tires. It can even out tire wear and can provide performance advantages. We recommend that high performance tires be rotated every 3,000-4,000 miles, whether or not they show signs of wear. Have you checked your tires recently? Have a flat tire? Slow leak? Do you notice a vibration while driving? Or is it time for scheduled rotation? Whether you are purchasing new tires or need service on your old set, at Auto Service Experts, we have trained technicians and state-of-the-art equipment to safely install, repair and service your tires. When it comes to tires we are the professionals. Our certified technicians will fully inspect your tires to make the right recommendations concerning repair or replacement. We offer a full line of tires and tire services.
Recommended Interval: 6 months / 6,000 miles
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Tire Mounting
Auto Service Experts ensures proper mounting of your new tires with state-of-the-art tire mounting equipment designed to handle almost all tire and rim combinations.
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Tire Balancing
Auto Techs' technicians will balance your tires to ensure proper handling, smooth ride and maximum tread life. A proper balancing of your existing tires or new tires will:
  • Eliminate tire vibration for a more comfortable ride
  • Help eliminate unusual tire wear patterns
  • Protect your tire investment
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Flat Repair
When a flat tire occurs the tire should be dismounted and closely inspected inside and out for any possible damage. Punctures up to 1/4-inch diameter in the tread area can be safely repaired using industry-approved methods. Tires with punctures larger than 1/4-inch diameter or sidewall damage must be replaced.
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Other Services

Scheduled (Preventative) Maintenance
Auto Service Experts will help you establish a maintenance schedule and keep track of your basic car care. Regular maintenance of your car is like health insurance for your transportation. Your vehicles need regular maintenance to retain their safety, dependability, performance, fuel economy, and emission control capabilities. Regular maintenance also makes sound financial sense. Lower-cost maintenance and service can help prevent higher-cost repairs. Regular maintenance will also help to prolong the life of your tires, brakes, and other vehicle components and systems. Preventative Maintenance is the commonly used terminology because it helps to prevent costly and dangerous breakdowns and repairs. AND, the maintenance recommendations for new cars are the basis of the manufacturer's warranty. The automaker warrants your vehicle against defects over the specified time or mileage IF the vehicle receives the scheduled maintenance. Your owner's manual is the best source for a list of maintenance services and the time and/or mileage intervals at which they should be performed.

Here are some general guidelines developed by industry sources:

Inspect lights and check tire pressure

At least monthly

Oil & filter change and chassis lubrication

3,000 to 5,000 miles or 3 to 4 months

Underhood belt and hose inspection

3,000 to 5,000 miles or 3 to 4 months (every oil change)

Tire rotation and wheel balancing

6,000 miles or every other oil change

Brake inspection

6,000 miles or every other oil change

Replace air filter

12,000 to 24,000 miles or as indicated by inspection

Replace fuel filter

24,000 to 100,000 miles

Automatic transmission service

24,000 to 100,000 miles

Wheel alignment check

12,000 to 24,000 miles or as indicated by tire wear

Cooling system flush and refill

40,000 to 100,000 miles

Belt and hose replacement

60,000 to 100,000 miles or 5 to 8 years

Engine timing belt replacement

60,000 to 100,000 miles (when equipped) or 5 to 8 years

Air conditioning performance check

Annually, usually in the spring

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Additional Services
Auto Service Experts offers a wide range of service options to meet your auto repair and maintenance needs. Following are some additional services available to serve you.
  • Bearings and Seals
  • Belt and Hose Installation
  • Drivetrains
  • Emission Systems
  • Fuel Pumps
  • Gasket Installation
  • Heating Systems
  • Lighting Systems
  • Timing Belts and Chains
  • Wiper Blade Replacement
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