South Side Auto Care: Gainesville, Florida Auto Repair
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We Are A Veteran Owned Business

We Diagnose & Fix Problems The First Time

12 Month / 12,000 Mile Parts & Labor Warranty

Appointments Preferred, but Walk-Ins Always Welcomed!

Your Neighborhood Full Service Repair Facility

Car Care Tips

Super Slick at South Side Auto Care in Gainesville: Synthetic Oil

When you get an oil change, it's always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the manufacturer recommends. But sometimes we're asked if we'd like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on ... Read More

The Fallacy of Cheap Tires

Do you ever shop for shoes in one of our American Fork area shoe stores?When buying a running shoe, is quality important?Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous?Would you rather have one pair of lo... Read More

Helping Gainesville Drivers Get the Right Tires

Every Gainesville vehicle owner has to purchase tires at some time or another, so it's a good idea to understand what the choices are. The best seasonal performance is achieved by purchasing tires to match the seaso... Read More

Keeping Your Gainesville Air Fresh When Driving With a Clean Cabin Air Filter

Pop quiz: What is a cabin air filter? A. A filter for your Gainesville house?B. A fresh, piney scent?C. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car? Clever you, it's C.A cabin air filter cleans the outside ai... Read More

Automotive Tips from South Side Auto Care: Brake Noise

Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Gainesville. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they won’t stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are... Read More

South Side Auto Care Brake Service for Safe Stopping in Gainesville

Let's talk about something critical for all Gainesville drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle is heavy, and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop – so everything needs to be in good working order. Here's an explanation on how your disc brakes work: The wheel hub kee... Read More

Good Service at South Side Auto Care Equals Good Fuel Economy in Gainesville

Whether we're trying to save money, save gas or save the environment, most of us Gainesville drivers have an interest in decreasing fuel consumption. We've all heard about ways to save money on gas in Florida, but does it really add up to much? How much can we boost our fuel economy through preve... Read More

South Side Auto Care Service for Your Exhaust System

Your vehicle's exhaust system is more than just a tailpipe and a muffler. In fact, it is one of the most complex systems on your vehicle. The manifold is attached to the vehicle engine. It collects exhaust from the cylinders and directs it into the exhaust pipe. Gaskets seal the connection of th... Read More

Wasteful Thinking

With the weather getting colder, you might be tempted to start your vehicle up, let it idle for 15 or 20 minutes and then get in the nice, cozy cabin.  Some vehicles offer remote starting that let you do that from the comfort of your home or apartment.  But is letting your vehicle idle like that ... Read More

Economics of Maintenance for Gainesville Auto Owners

Buying a new car in Gainesville is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But what if your current car is still in good shape? How do you decide?People in Gainesville who've been used to driving a new car every three to five years may ... Read More

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