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Quality Engine Work is a Top Priority

Engine Maintenance

A quality product is only as good as the quality of the installation. You’re dropping some serious money on an engine replacement, on a car that’s worth even more. Dave Mays Automotive in Gainesville, FL is here to make sure you get the quality install you need.

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Everything you need to know about transmission sensors!

Diagnostic Tablet on engine transmission sensor

Our Gainesville drivers have been experiencing issues with their transmissions and there are a few things that we here at Dave Mays Automotive feel are important to know so that you are more comfortable and confident if you are, indeed experiencing a transmission problem of any kind. First, if you drive a vehicle manufactured in the past few decades, there’s a good chance your transmission has a variety of sensors attached to it which monitors all kinds of things - fluid pressure, vehicle speed, temperature, air intake at the engine, and so on.  The first thing to check is your Transmission Sensor, which is a much more affordable fix than replacing your transmission!

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What are u-joints, and how can you diagnose a bad one?

multiple universal joints

U-joints are a small, simple component - in fact, they have changed much since the very first automobiles. However, on any vehicle with a driveshaft, its ability to move depends entirely on the u-joint being there. You’ll often hear “maybe it’s the u-joints” as a solution offered for problems with a vehicle - but what are they, what do they do, and how do you know if yours is bad? Dave Mays Automotive in Gainesville, FL has the answers.

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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.

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Warning - Your Transmission May Be Failing

Transmission

At Dave Mays Automotive in Gainesville, FL, we know that transmissions are witchcraft to most people. More often than not, if major damage has occurred, it’s a lot more time and cost effective to just replace the entire unit and get a fresh start. Here’s what to look out for, from Dave Mays Automotive in Gainesville, FL.

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