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A Tire For All Seasons Can Be Overwhelming

Winter/Summer tires

To some drivers, picking out the right tire is just as important – and just as much fun – as finding the right shoes is to a runner. For many people, they have found that shopping for tires is overwhelming because there are just so many choices. AT Dave Mays Automotive IN Gainesville, FL, our technicians are ready to help you make that decision.

Cheap Parts Don’t Cut It and Warranties Matter

car parts At Dave Mays Automotive in Gainesville, FL, we’re in the business of quality. Quality work, quality parts, and quality service keep a business going. Here is a quick rundown on why it’s important to install components that will perform reliably, and keep you taken care of in the event that they don’t.

Choosing the right tires for your fleet

Tires on a fleet vehicle

At Dave Mays Automotive in Gainesville, FL, we know managing a fleet or commercial truck is no small task. For that reason, we like to keep you informed on things to look out for, and what to do about them. Tires are an area worth paying attention to...tire condition determines ride quality and drivability, and provides useful insight into the condition of your vehicles.

Choosing Tires Takes Some Time

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Dave Mays Automotive is the leader in Gainesville, FL for the selection and service in your tires. Our Dave Mays Automotive auto shop staff will take the time to educate you on what tire to look for to suit your needs.

Diesel Tires - Which Ones are You Rolling With?

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There are a wide variety of tires available for your diesel truck, no matter what sort of pickup you drive. The climate, the terrain you drive on, and how you drive will determine which tire is best for you. Here’s a short list of common truck tire types.

Flat tire? Here’s what to do

changing a tire

If you spend much time on the road, you’ll eventually encounter a flat tire on your vehicle. At Dave Mays Automotive in Gainesville, FL we want to prepare you for what you should do next.

Get a Grip on Tire Conditions

Tread of Tire

What condition are your tires in? At Dave Mays Automotive in Gainesville, FL, we want to make sure you can tell. A simple visual inspection is all you need - it’s easy if you know what to look for.

Great Tires Will Keep You Rolling

multiple tires in stock

Keeping our customers safe and on the road is our goal at Dave Mays Automotive in Gainesville, FL. When something goes wrong with your engine or your vehicle’s electrical system, your car will usually let you know immediately. However, when the rubber meets the road, you need to know that your tires are in great shape as well.

How Your Speed Impacts Your Vehicle

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At Dave Mays Automotive in Gainesville, FL, we understand that driving style affects your vehicle’s performance and reliability. You probably know that frequent, hard acceleration is bad for your engine and transmission, but what about speed?

If it's hot, cool it down & avoid high repair costs! EASY!

car broke down calling for help

Repairs are costly and we all want to avoid them including our team here at Dave Mays Automotive!  It's our job and we take it seriously.  Here, it is all about keeping your car or truck serviced and looking for problems "before" they happen to avoid those high repair costs and ensuring you avoid any breakdowns when it's hot outside or cold outside as either is a problem for our Gainesville drivers!  Nobody can forsee a flat tire or blowout due to running over a nail, but we can avoid some of the regular issues we see all the time such as....

Is It Time For A Rear Wheel Alignment?

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If you've been driving for any amount of time, you’re probably aware that your car, truck, or SUV needs a wheel alignment on occasion. However, did you know that depending on what you drive, your rear wheels may also require attention? Here’s what you need to know about rear wheel alignments, from Dave Mays Automotive in Gainesville, FL.

Is Your Vehicle Pulling To One Side?

car on alignment machineRoutine maintenance can lead us to discover all kinds of things you would think are obvious but as drivers with a routine, we simply get in and drive. We may think that if the lights come on and the car starts there are no issues, but at Dave Mays Automotive in Gainesville we know what to look for and when to ask questions.

Keeping Track of Maintenance - Why It’s So Important

mechanic working on car Keeping track of maintenance done on your fleet vehicles and commercial trucks is one of the most important aspects of fleet management. At Dave Mays Automotive in Gainesville, FL, we track maintenance and repairs for a number of reasons. Here’s why:

Low Tires Spell Trouble For Your Vehicle

mechanic checking on tire

Most people ignore their tires, yet tires are undoubtedly a critical safety component on a vehicle. Here at Dave Mays Automotive in Gainesville, FL, we know where the rubber meets the road affects traction, handling, steering, stability, and braking. Because of this, sudden tire failure can have serious consequences, especially if it occurs when operating at high speeds. 

Make your tires go the distance and follow these tips

Tire being balanced in auto shop

Once your new tires are mounted and balanced, you’ll want to keep them in good shape. To get the most out of your tires, inspect them regularly and keep up with maintenance - the difference between a tire that lasts 100k miles, and one that lasts 10k, mostly comes down to how well it’s been taken care of.

New Rims - reading measurements and why they matter

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At Dave Mays Automotive in Gainesville, FL, we’re focused on keeping your car, truck, or SUV running well - but we’re here to keep it looking good too. Here’s some information on wheel sizing, to help you make sure your new wheels will fit your vehicle.

Rotate Your Tires or Stop Rolling

hands putting on tire in shop with a power tool

Ever looked at the bottom of your shoes and noticed that one area of the sole is more worn than another? The way you walk causes a wear pattern to occur as you put more weight on certain areas of your feet. If your shoe needed work, you would take it to a cobbler.

Should You be Running an Auxiliary Oil Cooler?

oil cooler on a vehicle

If you’re running a truck (or trucks) without an auxiliary oil cooler, it may be something you want to consider. Here’s some information on auxiliary oil coolers, what they are, and why they’re a great upgrade, from Dave Mays Automotive in Gainesville, FL.

Take a Look at Your Tires

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Are the tires on your diesel truck any good? At Dave Mays Automotive in Gainesville, FL, we want you to be able to spot the difference between a good tire and one that needs to be replaced. Here’s a quick guide on what to watch out for.

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