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Car Care Tips

October 2018

The South Side Auto Care Basic Guide To Synthetic Oil

Synthetic motor oil has been around for a long time, and more and more new vehicles are leaving factories with synthetic in their engines. But a lot of drivers don't really know much about it.Let's start with conventional oil – the kind folks are used to. Conventional oil is made up of naturally ... Read More

Treat Your Vehicle to Good Tires at South Side Auto Care

Your browser does not support the video tag. When we shop for shoes, most of us know that we can get two pairs of cheap shoes or one good pair for about the same price. And since the two cheap pairs wear out in about the same time as the good pair, there really is no difference in cost. ... Read More

Gainesville Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

Any Gainesville driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that “if it ain't broke, don't fix it” is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Gainesville residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example o... Read More

Clean Air for Your Engine: A New Engine Air Filter at South Side Auto Care

All of us in Gainesville know we have to get the oil changed in our vehicles periodically. That's just part of good vehicle care. But when South Side Auto Care technicians change your oil, they also usually inspect your air filter. That's why they sometimes let you know that your air filter needs... Read More

Transmission Service at South Side Auto Care in Gainesville

Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Gainesville drivers to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for people in Florida to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But pr... Read More

Maintaining Your Diesel in Gainesville

Your browser does not support the video tag. Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven't been as common in the Gainesville area because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur content an... Read More

Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine. The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's... Read More

It's About Time: Following Service Intervals at South Side Auto Care

Your browser does not support the video tag. There are a lot of things in life that Gainesville residents have to do on a regular basis. We wash dishes every day, do our laundry and mow our lawns every week, and pay the bills every month. We should go to our Gainesville dentist twice a y... Read More

ICE - In Case Of Emergency In Gainesville Florida

Your browser does not support the video tag. When accidents occur in Gainesville, Florida, the victims' emergency contacts are extremely important. Too often, those involved aren't able to provide rescuers with phone numbers and medical information.When Florida police and rescue workers ... Read More

Stay Headed in the Right Direction, Gainesville

Your browser does not support the video tag. Power steering is standard on nearly every vehicle in Gainesville, Florida, these days. Now there are some exotic, new types of power steering systems, but for the most part, the general setup is a pump that's driven by a belt powered by the e... Read More

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