Tips for Christmas Travel

Christmas is just a few days away! If you’re like us, for many of you that means travelling this holiday season. Here are some travel tips from Jim's Auto & Truck Inc in Thonotosassa, FL to make sure your Christmas journey is merry.

Importance of Routine Battery Check-Ups

As cars become more technologically advanced, the importance of your vehicle’s battery becomes continually more important. In the old days, a car battery essentially worked, or it didn’t; if it was good enough to start the car, it was good enough. Moderns vehicles are a different story. A faulty battery can cause a variety of issues, including engine codes, sensor failures, irregular transmission behavior, and the list goes on. Battery failure often causes issues that are commonly misdiagnosed, and in the hands of the wrong auto repair shop, a mechanic may spend hundreds of your hard-earned dollars chasing problems that don’t exist. At Jim's Auto & Truck Inc in Thonotosassa, FL, our mechanics are familiar with modern vehicles and the problems that accompany them.

Best Questions to Ask A Mechanic

A good technician will give your car a quick inspection whenever you have maintenance performed. Fluid levels, tire condition, dashboard lights, and a variety of other items typically are briefly explored whenever you bring your vehicle in for maintenance. At Jim's Auto & Truck Inc in Thonotosassa, FL, we're good at noticing things that need repair, but the fact of the matter is that only you know your car. You know when your car feels off, when its been serviced last (or that it hasn't been serviced at all,) and have at least some vague idea of what’s going on with your vehicle day to day. Here are some questions you can ask us next time you come by the shop:

Don’t Get Left Out in the Cold This Winter

Cold weather is difficult. It’s hard on us, and it’s hard on your car - and it’s never colder than when you’re sitting in a broken-down vehicle waiting on a tow truck. Luckily, Jim's Auto & Truck Inc in Thonotosassa, FL has some advice on the matter, to make sure you avoid a breakdown this winter.

Injectors

Fuel injection is one of the greatest innovations in automotive technology to date. From Jim's Auto & Truck Inc in Thonotosassa, FL, here’s a little more information on the fuel injector.

Jim's Auto & Truck Inc

location small11401 Hwy 301 North
Thonotosassa, FL 33592

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Weekdays:   7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturdays: Closed

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