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

What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Gainesville

So you've bought a used vehicle in the Gainesville area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the Gainesville area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were ther... Read More

Automotive Tips from South Side Auto Care: Air Conditioning Inspection

Most auto manufacturers recommend an interval for an air conditioning system inspection. The inspection uncovers leaks, worn hoses and assesses the condition of the other components.Environmental laws in some around Gainesville require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. Also so... Read More

Gainesville Safety Systems: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of driving around Gainesville on underinflated tires. Admittedly, it's hard to tell when a radial tire is underinflated. If your vehicle manufacturer recommends 35 pounds of pressure, your vehicle tires are cons... Read More

Tire Tread Depth for Gainesville, Florida Drivers

Driving on bald tires is like playing roulette. Though you may be fine today, eventually your luck is going to run out.The Feds don't have any laws for tread depth, but 42 of the states, and all of Canada, do have regulations. They consider 2/32 of an inch to be the minimum legal tread ... Read More

Make your Service Visit at South Side Auto Care a Good One

Most people don't love going to get their vehicle serviced, but it's one of those things you just have to do. So you might as well get the most of out of it. There are some steps you can take that will likely help you get the best results possible. For one thing, it's important to describe your p... Read More

Gainesville Customer Detective Work

One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at South Side Auto Care in Gainesville is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars in Florida are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given symptom. So, ... Read More

Automotive Tips from South Side Auto Care: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At South Side Auto Care we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they should always be ... Read More

Automotive Tips from South Side Auto Care: When to Replace Your Wiper Blades

There are several important factors that go into how often Gainesville drivers should replace their wiper blades. Of course, the more you use your wipers, the faster the blades will wear out – especially if you use them on an icy windshield. Whether it’s a lot of bugs and road grime from Florida ... Read More

The South Side Auto Care Guide to Tire Specs

You know you need new tires, but you're not sure what type. You look at a tire to get the size: 225, 50, R, 16, 92, H. All the way to the Gainesville service center you keep repeating it over and over. You even say it over in your mind while waiting in line. Then you get to the counter ... Read More

New Life for Your Older Car in Gainesville

Isn't it amazing how much of our stuff is disposable these days? Clothes, electronics, housewares, furniture.Remember the days when Gainesville families mended their clothes, polished their shoes and neatly put away their toys every night? If something was lost or ruined through neglect, your par... Read More

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Did You Know
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