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Vehicle Maintenance

  • 12 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Vehicle

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    The best way to keep your car out of the repair facility with major repair problems is to follow a basic vehicle care maintenance schedule. It is recommended that you make general visual inspections and stay on top of vehicle maintenance items. The skilled automotive technicians at Lake-Sumter Transmissions in Leesburg, FL can assist with basic vehicle maintenance and more complex repairs. Feel free to give us a call or come by at your convenience if you have any questions.

  • A Guide To Your Vehicles Air Filters

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    Air filters are an important part of vehicle maintenance. What many people don’t realize is you actually have two filters; one for your engine and a cabin filter to filter the air coming into your car. Both of them function the same way but have entirely different purposes. They are often neglected, particularly the cabin filter, and yours may need to be changed right now. This guide, provided by Lake-Sumter Transmissions in Leesburg, highlights the importance of filters, symptoms of an overused one, and how to maintain them.

  • A Key Safety Feature of Your Vehicle

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    Did you know that airbags weren't mandatory safety equipment in passenger vehicles until 1997? Now, you'll find them in well over 100 million cars and trucks on the road. Since their invention, airbags, along with the seat belt, have played a major role in reducing the number of injuries and deaths in traffic collisions.

  • Benefits to Cleaning or Replacing Your Headlight Assemblies

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    In the old days, when your headlight burned out you just replaced the entire thing with a new glass bulb. Modern headlights are plastic assemblies, with a bulb inserted through the back. What this means, is that the plastic lens that light shines through never gets replaced, and eventually will begin to oxidize and deteriorate due to time, weather, and heat from your bulb. Today you will learn when it’s time to fix or replace your headlight assemblies, what options you have in doing so, and what the benefits are.

  • Buckle Up: It’s the Law

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    At Lake-Sumter Transmissions in Leesburg, were huge fans of seatbelts. They dramatically reduce the chances of being injured in an automobile accident, and in many cases, they are the difference between a fatal crash and walking away unharmed. But how long has the seat belt been around? When did wearing it become law?

  • Clutch Problems are a Big Problem

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    This is a clutch gone completely wrong and something you want to be sure doesn't happen with your vehicle! So how do you ensure you are not having an issue with your clutch when most drivers simply get in and drive? What do you look for? That is a question many of our customers ask us here at Lake-Sumter Transmissions in Leesburg and one this driver did not.

  • Common Problems with Belts and Hoses

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    Your vehicle's belts and hoses are essential to the cooling, air conditioning and charging systems, and the engine. Don’t take these routine replacement intervals for granted because they can break down and leave you stranded.

    What is the purpose and importance of your belts and hoses? The timing belt keeps the crankshaft and camshaft mechanically synchronized to maintain engine timing. Whether serpentine, V-belt, or fan belt (the belts on the outside of the engine), they all transmit power from the front of the engine to accessories that need to be driven, such as the air conditioning, the charging system, and fans. Radiator and heater hoses carry coolant to and from the engine, radiator, and heater core.

  • Gas Cap Malfunctions? Yes, It's A Thing

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    At Lake-Sumter Transmissions in Leesburg, we know that some of the most elusive issues with any car, truck, or SUV are often caused by the simplest of malfunctions. While you might consider a gas cap fairly innocuous, it can actually malfunction too, prompting a check engine light on your dashboard.

  • Gas Mileage and How To Increase It

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    Good gas mileage is something we all want. In fact, many drivers purchase certain cars solely for gas mileage, and almost all of us at least take it into consideration when purchasing a vehicle. While it is true that gas mileage is by and large determined simply by the type of car, there are actually a variety of things you can do to increase the gas mileage of any automobile. The tips Lake-Sumter Transmissions in Leesburg want to provide you here are simple and effective steps you can take to increase your gas mileage, often more considerably than you think.

  • Glow Plugs and Your Diesel Engine

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    Glow Plugs are an essential component of your diesel engine. However, a faulty glow plug can go unnoticed or be neglected for quite some time; your truck will still start and run, so it’s an easy issue to overlook. At Lake-Sumter Transmissions in Leesburg, we want you to know what to look for, and why you should be concerned with a bad glow plug.

  • Hot Car - Suggestions to Cool it Down

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    We all love the sunshine but getting into that HOT car isn't always so wonderful even when you have a remote start it will take the breath out of you when the temperatures are soaring. Makes you want to pack your lunch instead of meeting friends for lunch! We decided that you should meet friends for lunch! So we got together and found some quick ideas for you. It isn't much but enjoy the sunshine on us here at Lake-Sumter Transmissions here in Leesburg! Call it our fun day fact!

  • How do Manual Transmissions Work?

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    At Lake-Sumter Transmissions in Leesburg, we know that transmissions are one of the greatest technological marvels of the automotive world. How does a standard shift transmission work? Why should you care? Our expert technicians here at Lake-Sumter Transmissions in Leesburg have the answers.

  • How to Avoid Risks with Your Vehicle

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    At Lake-Sumter Transmissions in Leesburg, we understand that big trucks mean bigger risk on the road. Here are some tips to remember, to reduce the likelihood of an accident resulting in large repair costs next time you're on the job.

  • How To Get More Miles Per Gallon

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    At Lake-Sumter Transmissions in Leesburg, efficiency is a concept that interests us. While your fuel economy is largely dependent on what kind of car, truck, or SUV you drive, there are a variety of tips and tricks to get the most bang for your buck. We’ve provided a few of our favorites here.

  • How Valve Adjustments Can Keep Your Vehicle Going

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    At Lake-Sumter Transmissions in Leesburg, FL, our main goal is to keep your car, truck, or SUV always performing at its best. Valve adjustments are an integral aspect of that goal.

  • If Your Airbag Light Is On, Have it Taken Care of ASAP

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    At Lake-Sumter Transmissions in Leesburg, we believe it’s important for you to know how different systems in your car, truck, or SUV operate. Whether you want to know what to watch out for, or you’re just curious about how things work, we’re here to supply the answers.

  • Is It Time For Your Vehicle To Get A New Water Pump?

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    “Water pump” is a term you’ve most likely heard in conversations about vehicles. But what is it, what does it actually do, and how do you know if you need a new one? At Lake-Sumter Transmissions in Leesburg, we know the answers to these questions, and soon you will too.

  • Is It Time To Replace Your Ball Joints?

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    We know you’re busy. At Lake-Sumter Transmissions in Leesburg, FL, we also know that while there are certain issues with your car, truck, or SUV you can ignore for a while, some of them shouldn’t wait. While serious issues are often obvious, sometimes they aren’t - ball joints are one such case.

  • Is It Wear and Tear or a Serious Problem?

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    It’s not always easy to recognize when your vehicle is suffering from a simple problem that requires a little maintenance and TLC or there is real engine damage as symptoms can be overlooked and seen as “normal.” While not all sounds and smells may threaten the life of your vehicle or truck engine, there are some obvious warning signs that require a vehicle inspection here at the shop right away.

  • Is Your Diesel's Injection Pump Having Issues?

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    Whether you drive a Chevy, Ford, or Ram diesel pickup, your engine is likely equipped with an injection pump. While injection pumps have been gradually phased out on modern engines, they are still an integral part of most diesel engine operations. At Lake-Sumter Transmissions in Leesburg, FL, we specialize in maintenance and repair on Cummins, Duramax, and Powerstroke engines, including injection pumps.

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