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GENERAL MAINTENANCE

GENERAL MAINTENANCE, St.Petersburg, FL

It's Time for the 21st Century Tune-up

Times are changing...cars are changing. One of the biggest changes in today's automotive industry is the perception of a "tune-up." Ask 10 vehicle owners their definition of a tune-up and chances are there'll be 10 different answers. The classic "tune-up" was once the heart of the automotive business and contrary to some beliefs; today's modern vehicles still need tune-ups to keep them performing at the most efficient levels.

The tune-up was historically associated with the routine replacement of key ignition system parts like spark plugs and ignition points, along with some basic adjustments to help "tune" the engine. Mounting pressure for increased fuel economy and lower emissions drove the car manufacturers to adopt electronics and to do away with ignition points in the '70s, along with the carburetor in the middle '80s. This eliminated the need for the replacement and adjustment of a growing number of ignition and fuel system parts.

As the pace of technology quickened, the procedures required to perform a traditional tune-up changed dramatically. Highly sophisticated ignition and fuel systems are now the norm, using one or more onboard computers to control critical engine and transmission management functions. Things that were once handled mechanically are now controlled electronically through the widespread use of onboard computer technology.

Because vehicles have changed so much over the years, the Car Care Council has introduced the 21st Century Tune-up. This program is designed to help re-define and educate motorists as to what a tune-up should consist of on today's modern vehicles.

"There is a misconception that today's modern vehicles don't need tune-ups because they never break down, but that simply is not true," said Rich White, executive director of the Car Care Council. "If you're at work and your computer goes down, you can't get any more work done. It's the same with your vehicle. If the vehicle isn't being properly maintained, you're not going to get where you want to go."

As part of the 21st Century Tune-up on today's modern vehicles, the following systems should be inspected:

  • Battery, charging and starting
  • Engine mechanical
  • Powertrain control (including onboard diagnostic checks)
  • Fuel
  • Ignition
  • Emissions

Vehicle owners ask for tune-ups for a variety of reasons, including improving performance, maintaining reliability, planning a vacation, preparing for winter/summer or because they're giving the car to a friend or family member.

To help ensure good performance, fuel economy and emissions, the Car Care Council also recommends that motorists take the time necessary to become familiar with their vehicle from every aspect. Study the owner's manual to become thoroughly acquainted with the operation of all systems. Pay special attention to the indicator lights and instruments.

Getting Your Vehicle Ready for Winter

Mechanical failure—an inconvenience anytime it occurs--can be deadly in the winter. Preventive maintenance is a must. Besides, a well-maintained vehicle is more enjoyable to drive, lasts longer, and could command a higher resale price.

Some of the following tips can be performed by any do-it-yourselfer; others require the skilled hands of a professional auto technician.

  • Engine Performance - Get engine drivability problems (hard starts, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good repair shop. Cold weather makes existing problems worse. Replace dirty filters-air, fuel, etc.
  • Fuel - Put a bottle of fuel de-icer in your tank once a month to help keep moisture from freezing in the fuel line. Note that a full gas tank helps keep moisture from forming.
  • Oil - Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual—more often (every 3,000 miles) if your driving is mostly stop-and-go or consists of frequent short trips.
  • Cooling Systems - The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of the coolant should be checked periodically. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.) DIYers, never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled! The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps, and hoses should be checked by a pro.
  • Windshield Wipers - Replace old blades. If your climate is harsh, purchase rubber-clad (winter) blades to fight ice build-up. Stock up on windshield washer solvent-you'll be surprised how much you use. Carry an ice-scraper.
  • Heater/Defroster - The heater and defroster must be in good working condition for passenger comfort and driver visibility. Newer models have a cabin air filter that should be replaced periodically. Check your owner's manual for the location and replacement interval.
  • Battery - The only accurate way to detect a weak battery is with professional equipment. Routine care: Scrape away corrosion from posts and cable connections; clean all surfaces; re-tighten all connections. If battery caps are removable, check fluid level monthly. Avoid contact with corrosive deposits and battery acid. Wear eye protection and rubber gloves.
  • Lights - Inspect all lights and bulbs; replace burned out bulbs; periodically clean road grime from all lenses. To prevent scratching, never use a dry rag.
  • Exhaust System - Your vehicle should be placed on a lift and the exhaust system examined for leaks. The trunk and floor boards should be inspected for small holes. Exhaust fumes can be deadly.
  • Tires - Worn tires will be of little use in winter weather. Examine tires for remaining tread life, uneven wearing, and cupping; check the sidewalls for cuts and nicks. Check tire pressures once a month. Check the tires when they are cold, before driving for any distance. Rotate as recommended. Don't forget your spare, and be sure the jack is in good condition.
  • Carry emergency gear: gloves, boots, blankets, flares, a small shovel, sand or kitty litter, tire chains, and a flash light. Put a few "high-energy" snacks in your glove box.

Getting Your Vehicle Ready For Summer

Summer's heat, dust, and stop-and-go traffic, will take their toll on your vehicle. Add the effects of last winter, and you could be poised for a breakdown. You can lessen the odds of mechanical failure through periodic maintenance. . . Your vehicle should last longer and command a higher resale price, too!

Some of the following tips are easy to do; others require a skilled auto technician.

  • Air Conditioning - A marginally operating system will fail in hot weather. Have the system examined by a qualified technician. Newer models have cabin air filters that clean the air entering the heating and air conditioning system. Check your owner's manual for location and replacement interval.
  • Cooling System - The greatest cause of summer breakdowns is overheating. The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of the coolant should be checked periodically. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.) DIYers, never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled! The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps, and hoses should be checked by a pro.
  • Oil - Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual-more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage, or tow a trailer.
  • Engine Performance - Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended-more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard starts, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.
  • Windshield Wipers - A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.
  • Lights - Inspect all lights and bulbs; replace burned out bulbs; periodically clean dirt and insects from all lenses. To prevent scratching, never use a dry rag.
  • Tires - Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; check them while they're cold before driving for any distance. Don't forget to check your spare as well and be sure the jack is in good condition. Examine tires for tread life, uneven wearing, and cupping; check the sidewalls for cuts and nicks. An alignment is warranted if there's uneven tread wear or if your vehicle pulls to one side.
  • Brakes - Brakes should be inspected as recommended in your manual, or sooner if you notice pulsations, grabbing, noises, or longer stopping distance. Minor brake problems should be corrected promptly.
  • Battery - Batteries can fail any time of year. The only accurate way to detect a weak battery is with professional equipment. Routine care: Scrape away corrosion from posts and cable connections; clean all surfaces; re-tighten all connections. If battery caps are removable, check the fluid level monthly. Avoid contact with corrosive deposits and battery acid. Wear eye protection and rubber gloves.
  • Emergencies - Carry some basic tools-ask a technician for suggestions. Also include a first aid kit, flares, and a flashlight. Consider buying a cellular phone.

Keeping Your Vehicle in Tune with the Environment

Car care is definitely a win-win situation. Besides helping the environment, a properly maintained and operated vehicle will run more efficiently, will be safer, and will last longer-up to 50% longer, according to a survey of ASE-certified Master Auto Technicians. The following tips should put you on the road to environmentally conscious car care.

  • Keep your engine tuned. A misfiring spark plug can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30%. Follow the service schedules listed in your owner's manual. Replace filters and fluids as recommended.
  • Check your tires for proper inflation. Under inflation wastes fuel-your engine has to work harder to push the vehicle. Wheels that are out-of-line (as evidenced by uneven tread wear or vehicle pulling) make the engine work harder, too. Properly maintained tires will last longer, meaning fewer scrap tires have to be disposed.
  • Keep your air conditioner in top condition and have it serviced only by a technician certified competent to handle/recycle refrigerants. Air conditioners contain CFCs-gases that have been implicated in the depletion of the ozone layer. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, almost one third of the CFCs released into the atmosphere come from mobile air conditioners; some simply leaks out, but the majority escapes during service and repair-so it's important to choose a qualified technician.
  • Do-it-yourselfers: dispose of used motor oil, anti-freeze/coolant, tires, and old batteries properly. Many repair facilities accept these items. Or call your local municipal or county government for recycling sites. Never dump used oil or anti-freeze on the ground or in open streams.
  • Observe speed limits. Mileage decreases sharply above 55 mph.
  • Drive gently. Avoid sudden accelerations and jerky stop-and-go's. Use cruise-control on open highways to keep your speed as steady as possible.
  • Avoid excessive idling. Shut off the engine while waiting for friends and family. Today's vehicles are designed to "warm up" fast, so forget about those five-minute warm ups on cold winter mornings.
  • Remove excess items from the vehicle. Less weight means better mileage. Store luggage/ cargo in the trunk rather than on the roof to reduce air drag.
  • Plan trips. Consolidate your daily errands to eliminate unnecessary driving. Try to travel when traffic is light to avoid stop-and-go conditions. Join a car pool.

Remember, how your car runs, how you drive it, and how its fluids, old parts, and tires are disposed of all have serious consequences on the environment.


What Our Customers Are Saying

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Wow, it's been a long time since I have encountered an honest mechanic shop. The shop is spotless. The owner is professional, polite and knowledgeable. I hope I don't have to see them again but if I do I am sure they will take care of my issues. Friendly and honest. Thanks guys!

, 10/12/2020

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These guys are great! Had a couple things fixed and they were fast and gave me a great deal.

, 09/18/2020

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Bob Ortiz and his staff have worked on 4 cars for my family. Each and every time, Affordable Auto and Truck Repair provided quality service at a reasonable price. My first experience was when my son called AAA due to a late night problem. Affordable Auto and Truck Repair arrived quickly, towed his car to their facility and secured it and repaired and returned it to him the next day. I have since taken my car for regular maintenance and new tires; my wife's car due to an electrical issue; and my daughter's car for a sensor issue. For my daughter's car, Bob recommended that we also replace her tires. He gave me a quote on a new set of tires but also informed me that for the type of tire my daughter needs, he wouldn't be able to compete with the national tire companies and suggested I shop around. At every juncture, Bob has dealt with me honestly and fairly, always kept me updated on cost and time to completion of the job, and provided quality service. By putting himself in the shoes of his customer, Bob and Affordable Auto and Truck Repair offer the highest degree of customer service. They deserve and have earned my highest recommendation.

, 07/16/2020

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Great customer service

, 05/15/2020

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Great customer service! No hassles, good people!

, 02/28/2020

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My 07 Mustang was hurting. Lots of problems under the hood. Other shops wouldn't even touch it. But these guys took it on, diagnosed it correctly and got it done. The acceleration is back!

, 02/25/2020

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Took my car in for an oil change and brake lights were on dash. Bob called me to let me k own what needed to be done, worked with me on price and it was finished timely. I will definitely return for my car to be serviced. Very professional.

, 12/06/2019

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High recommend this car shop! My Chevy Suburban now runs as new again!!! Thanks Bob. :)

, 11/28/2019

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Fast service and preventative repairs!

, 10/18/2019

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Was vacationing at the Tradewinds, was at a souvenir shop when electric system on car died. Had car towed here on AAA recommendation. Had to call them next morning, Bobby was very polite, told me they had my car would check it out and get back to me. He called me , explained my alternator was bad and had ruined a cell in my battery, gave me quote on repair. Later he called to advise serpentine belt was dried out, needed replacement. Said there would be no labor charge on it. Car was ready around 4, picked it up, price as stated. He went over the warranty with me making sure I understood it and that it was good nationwide. Later received an email asking if everything was ok, and told I had a free oil change whenever I was in the area. If you live here, definitely use their service. Dependable Honest.

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Highly recommend this mechanic! Took the time to diagnose my vehicle and fix it! Explained everything to me clearly so I would understand! VERY GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE!

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Professional service and good communication. Highly recommend.

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My Volvo was making a rattling sound that I needed looked at. I hadn't gone to a mechanic in years and knew I didn't want to pay dealership prices. I figured I would try this shop I pass daily and near my home. Small little garage. I loved that I was dealing with one mechanic and the manager and not some chain. The mechanic had experience and clearly knew what he was doing. He quickly diagnosed the problem and showed me the wear and tear on the motor mount that needed replacing. Quick service. Price wise, I think it was in the appropriate price range and I loved the follow up to make sure we were happy. Will definitely be taking our cars back.

, 09/23/2019

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I totally and completely trust the guys at Peterson Auto and Truck. I have taken my truck to other places in the past and they do not even compare to the knowledge and expertise these guys have. I highly recommend Peterson Auto and Truck, If you want an honest mechanic you want Peterson!!

, 08/29/2012

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When you need it fixed right, and honesty is important, then this is where you need to go. I Had to find that out the hard way, now I use Peterson Auto for every maintenance and repair issue.

, 03/21/2013

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I hate auto repair places...that is until I brought my car into Mike. I just brought it in for an oil change. Just happened to mention to Mike that the AC has not worked for years. Several other garages had looked at it and not been able to repair, so when he said he would just take a look at it I just said sure go ahead. Mike identified the issue and quoted me a very reasonable price (other quotes I received were always higher and they were never sure that what they proposed would resolve the issue). And to top it all off he re installed my glove compartment which had previously been taken apart and never put back together...at no charge. Thanks Mike and team

, 04/09/2013

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Ever since this garage changed management I have seen remarkable improvement in service quality. Mike really works toward helping his customers with both alternate service and financing options. I've had extensive work done on my vehicles here and I have always been quoted a price that was well below my expectations. The crew works quickly and the repairs are always complete and efficient when I pick the car up. A reliable, trustworthy mechanic is a great find for someone with older cars and I cannot recommend this place enough.

, 05/25/2013

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great service.... great prices.... great mechanics.... went above and beyond what i paid them to do and also fixed some other problems i had free of charge.... also very time effective and i was in and out in no time. recommended to n e one looking for a great deal.... thanks

, 07/16/2013

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At a time when customer service is almost extinct, I was very impressed with this shop and the excellent treatment I received. They replaced a faulty fuel pump that they had installed in Jan, '13 at no charge and it took a mechanic all afternoon to do it. Great place! I highly recommend them! God bless!

, 10/01/2013

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I can't say enough about the service I received. I had some concerns about a few issues and called the next day they took my car in immediately and went above and beyond to be sure that I was satisfied extra care was given that was not addressed and it was all part of the service. I definitely will recommend Peterson's to any person who needs service without hesitation. Thank you all!

, 10/23/2013

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Easy in and out. No pressure or haggle, friendly service. Very knowledgeable. Great prices, will definitely be back.

, 11/21/2013

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the best experience changing my oil they even helped me with a couple more problems that no other auto repair place has the generosity to do, the best and most reasonably priced mom and pops shop of the auto repair industry, mike and the crew treated me like family truly. thank you guys again

, 01/31/2014

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These guys are honest, affordable, and friendly. I am extremely happy with my experience at Peterson Auto, and I plan on referring many of my friends and family. This is definitely now my go-to auto shop.

, 10/24/2014

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The work was professional and on time. A full inspection was done. They bled and replaced our transmission fluid, and did a courtesy check on all other mechanics. Super friendly service. We definitely recommend.

, 04/01/2015

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Car troubles are never fun, especially when your car has issues during a vacation out of state. After driving to St. Pete with a slow leak in my radiator, I needed to get the repair done before driving back to North Carolina. I've had issues with car service recently, so I'm very cautious when it comes to finding places to trust my car with. I'm glad I trusted all of the positive reviews on Google. Mike was great and had a new radiator installed in my car the same day. Unlike some other reviewers, I found the cost to be in line with other local shops and much less than you would spend at a dealer. I would definitely recommend this shop.

, 12/01/2015

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These guys were awesome! They fixed my starter same day, for a fair price, and when my friend dropped me back off to pick up my car, they even helped tighten the battery terminals on his car for free! The manager Mike is a super personable and knowledgeable guy. I recently moved to the area for law school and had no clue where to take my car when it started giving me trouble. I saw this place had good google reviews so I gambled on it and it really paid off. I highly recommend these guys!

, 01/18/2016

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I was down on vacation and started hearing a noise. I looked up auto repair and they had a great review. So I had them look at my 2010 dodge Grand Caravan and determined the issue here told me the price and had parts that day. Very happy with their service and very knowledgeable definitely would go back

, 02/19/2016

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Every time I go here I can trust that my car is in good hands. Peterson A&T genuinely cares for the people who come here, who start to feel like family from the first visit. I dealt with Mike a lot during the years and had the pleasant experience of dealing with Vince today who did what he could to ensure I got my car back as soon as possible, as well as making the situation as stress free as he could. Thanks Vince and team

, 02/23/2016

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Great service! Dropped of our Santa Fe for alternator replacement. I usually do my own maintenance, but today's cars are not designed for easy maintenance. Spoke with Vince at the St Pete shop and he arranged for us to drop off Sunday night. Work was done at a fair price and car ready Monday at 11 Am. Cars is running Great! Thanks Vince....We will be back again for all our auto service needs....Randy

, 03/08/2016

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I had an amazing experience with the guys there. Kept me well informed every step with great advise. Car is 100% better. Never felt pressure to spend unnecessary money. Will be back for future needs.

, 03/28/2016

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Went in for an issue that was most like not good , but they made the best out of it and saved me over $1000 if I would have went somewhere else! Great shop and people highly recommend.

, 04/21/2016

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The Manager Vince "Knows" how to deal with People specially Repeat Customers! I always need 100% information on everything and that is what I get!!

, 04/29/2016

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I am new to the area and didn't know where to take my car. I googled this place and am so happy I went with them! My car broke down and they towed my car and got everything done in the same day. Vince was extremely helpful and informative. He explained in great detail what was going on with my car. I also got my oil changed. It is not extremely close to where I live, but I will travel the distance again. I won't go anywhere else from now on!

, 06/16/2016

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Great customer service, reasonable prices, straight forward and a pleasure to work with!

, 07/06/2016

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I love Peterson Auto and Truck. Vince at the front desk is very honest and straightforward with you, even if that means sending business somewhere else because it's in your best interest. I will continue coming back due to the integrity of Vince along with the owner of the store who does an excellent job making sure his establishment is run to extremely high standards.

, 07/08/2016

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Very trustworthy. I was looking for a home grown auto shop in St. Petersburg and I am so glad I found this place. They did a great job on the repairs, were prompt at getting me in to the shop and contacting me and they respected my budget. They told me what absolutely needed to be done and what could wait. The service was great, and left me regretting ever going to more commercial auto shops in the past. Wish I had found them sooner. Also the service was friendly and everyone I talked to was helpful.

, 07/21/2016

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Friendly and efficient customer service and fair, appropriate prices. Bob is the master of multi-tasking without making the customer wait. Having so much business in a such hidden neighborhood is a sure sign that they have many happy repeat customers. They will NOT do repairs on your car that aren't needed, but they WILL give you a no-pressure assessment of what your vehicle will need in the foreseeable future. Glad they are so close by.

, 07/29/2016

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Thank you, thank you, thank you! Not only were they open for business on the day of the storm (9-1-16) they were able to look at my car, diagnose the problem, and fix it in the same day. They kept me updated throughout the day with what they found, cost, etc... To top everything off they even came to pick me up so I could get my car before they closed keeping me from having to walk there in a hurricane! Big thanks to Dave and Bob! Bryan N.

, 09/04/2016

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New to town and needed to find a shop to get the old subaru checked out. Found these guys and have nothing but nice things to say. This is a trustworthy garage and that's tough to find.

, 10/17/2016

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all repairs were explained very well. Had my vehicle back in less than 24 hours!!! Bob was GREAT!!!

, 01/23/2017

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Great experience from start to finish.

, 02/20/2017

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Great place the owner is very hilarious and the mechanic definitely knows his stuff and won't rip you off! overall great customer service definitely will be back!

, 03/29/2017

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Very friendly and great service. I would recommend these guys to anyone I know. You leave their shop with a good feeling not worrying about whether or not you have been taken advantage of. Will be using them in the future for all of my vehicle repairs and maintenance. Great customer service.

, 05/03/2017

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Great service and trustworthy employees...I would definitely take my car there again.

, 06/16/2017

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Very customer oriented staff, had our first visit recently and it went well. Plan to return soon.

, 07/24/2017

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Great customer service.

, 10/06/2017

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I was out in St Pete doing a photo shoot and my car broke down out of nowhere. The mechanics at Peterson went above and beyond to help me get back on the road and on my way. I have never seen such great customer service. I wish there were more mechanics shops like them closer to where I live! Family friendly, kind, understanding. If I could give this place more than 5 stars I would.

, 12/13/2017

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Great auto repair shop! Recommend this place for all your auto repairs.

, 01/08/2018

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Great service. Fair prices. Would recommend this garage.

, 02/23/2018

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Bob and his crew cannot be recommended enough! I have a weird schedule and a kid, and they are more than accommodating! Fast service, checks up to see how everything is going, super friendly and affordable! Will definitely be recommending the shop to my friends, and will be going back there with any of my future car issues!

, 07/19/2018

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Very competent and knowledgeable . Keep you informed. Can handle engines and very complex repairs..

, 03/14/2019

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The best place to go! Totally recomend this car shop is fast and accurate service. Very very honest, awsome, kind and the honor has a lots of integrity. They do all kind of repair in all kind of cars. Also has Low prices .

, 03/26/2019

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Very solid customer service and solid work for any oil change. The staff are informative and pleasant. Overall, a fair job with good service.

, 05/31/2019

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Was vacationing at the Tradewinds, was at a souvenir shop when electric system on car died. Had car towed here on AAA recommendation. Had to call them next morning, Bobby was very polite, told me they had my car would check it out and get back to me. He called me , explained my alternator was bad and had ruined a cell in my battery, gave me quote on repair. Later he called to advise serpentine belt was dried out, needed replacement. Said there would be no labor charge on it. Car was ready around 4, picked it up, price as stated. He went over the warranty with me making sure I understood it and that it was good nationwide. Later received an email asking if everything was ok, and told I had a free oil change whenever I was in the area. If you live here, definitely use their service. Dependable Honest.

, 07/20/2019

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Highly recommend this mechanic! Took the time to diagnose my vehicle and fix it! Explained everything to me clearly so I would understand! VERY GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE! Thank you Bob and David

, 07/22/2019

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These guys are close to my house and I finally took my 1988 F150 over for some issues. They diagnosed it and walked me through exactly what was going on and gave me a quote before starting. They were very friendly and checked in with me the next day to make sure everything was good! I would highly recommend especially if you're in the area!

, 08/01/2019

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Professional service and good communication. Highly recommend.

, 09/16/2019

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Great service. Fair prices. Would recommend this garage.

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Very friendly and great service. I would recommend these guys to anyone I know. You leave their shop with a good feeling not worrying about whether or not you have been taken advantage of. Will be using them in the future for all of my vehicle repairs and maintenance. Great customer service.

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I was out in St Pete doing a photo shoot and my car broke down out of nowhere. The mechanics at Peterson went above and beyond to help me get back on the road and on my way. I have never seen such great customer service. I wish there were more mechanics shops like them closer to where I live! Family friendly, kind, understanding. If I could give this place more than 5 stars I would.

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My husband is their mechanic and he is one of the best around!

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Very competent and knowledgeable . Keep you informed. Can handle engines and very complex repairs.

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Bob and his crew cannot be recommended enough! I have a weird schedule and a kid, and they are more than accommodating! Fast service, checks up to see how everything is going, super friendly and affordable! Will definitely be recommending the shop to my friends, and will be going back there with any of my future car issues!

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The best place to go! Totally recomend this car shop is fast and accurate service. Very very honest, awsome, kind and the honor has a lots of integrity. They do all kind of repair in all kind of cars. Also has Low prices .

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Very solid customer service and solid work for any oil change. The staff are informative and pleasant. Overall, a fair job with good service.

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Was vacationing at the Tradewinds, was at a souvenir shop when electric system on car died. Had car towed here on AAA recommendation. Had to call them next morning, Bobby was very polite, told me they had my car would check it out and get back to me. He called me , explained my alternator was bad and had ruined a cell in my battery, gave me quote on repair. Later he called to advise serpentine belt was dried out, needed replacement. Said there would be no labor charge on it. Car was ready around 4, picked it up, price as stated. He went over the warranty with me making sure I understood it and that it was good nationwide. Later received an email asking if everything was ok, and told I had a free oil change whenever I was in the area. If you live here, definitely use their service. Dependable Honest.

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Highly recommend this mechanic! Took the time to diagnose my vehicle and fix it! Explained everything to me clearly so I would understand! VERY GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE! Thank you Bob and David

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These guys are close to my house and I finally took my 1988 F150 over for some issues. They diagnosed it and walked me through exactly what was going on and gave me a quote before starting. They were very friendly and checked in with me the next day to make sure everything was good! I would highly recommend especially if you're in the area!

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