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Are oil changes getting more expensive?

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At Lake-Sumter Transmissions in Leesburg, FL, it’s important to us that you see the value in the work we do. Over the course of the past decade, depending on what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive, it may seem like oil changes have gotten more expensive, and there’s a lot of differentiation in pricing at different locations. What’s going on?

Avoid Retiring Your Fleet With These Engine Options

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If you own or operate a fleet or commercial truck, there’s a lot that factors into having a major repair done on one of your vehicles. At Lake-Sumter Transmissions in Leesburg, FL, we’re here to help you make the right choice.

Bad engine mounts, why is it a problem for you?

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Failed engine mounts are an irritating issue to live with causing your car or truck to vibrate and you don't know why. At Lake-Sumter Transmissions in Leesburg, FL, we can help, no matter what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive and it is an easy issue to detect on a test drive.

There are a few indicators your engine mounts need to be replaced. For one, you can do a visual inspection, if they’re accessible enough - if they looked cracked, smashed, or dry-rotted, it’s probably time for new ones.  If the engine visibly shakes while it’s running, engine mounts are also likely the culprit.  However, if you are like most drivers you simply get in and drive on down the road until something is different or a light comes on!   Then you call our shop for help!

Cheap Parts Don’t Cut It and Warranties Matter

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At Lake-Sumter Transmissions in Leesburg, 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.

Check Engine Light Staring You in the Eye? Here's Why You Should Pay Attention

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There’s a huge percentage of vehicle on the road, right now, with the check engine light illuminated. Many of them have had it on for years, even. Frequently, a check engine light will illuminate, but pose no immediate problems, so people just get used to it and learn to live with it being on. However, Lake-Sumter Transmissions in Leesburg, FL would like you to know that it’s worth having it looked into. Typically, the problem can be diagnosed by simply plugging your car into our computer; the vehicle gives us a code, and we know what the problem is immediately.

Coolant Flushing to prepare for the cold weather

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Whether you drive a BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Porsche (some exclusions apply), Subaru, or other performance automobiles, your car has a cooling system. With winter right around the corner, at Lake-Sumter Transmissions we want to make sure your cooling system is ready for the cold.

Coolant: When to Check It and When to Change It

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Coolant is vital to your engine. Without the right type, amount, and proper circulation of coolant, your engine won’t last long. How do you know when it’s time to check it or replace it? Lake-Sumter Transmissions in Leesburg, FL has the answers.

Dash Warning Lights to Watch For!

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It doesn't matter if you are driving a car or truck, jeep or SUV, a diesel 4x4 or a classic when those dash warning lights go off the first thing you do is think "how bad is it?" and "how much will it cost me?" followed quickly by "when was my last service visit?"!!  Driving your vehicle longer safely is all about getting it serviced based on what your vehicle manual recommends and these warning lights are alerting you to a situation that requires your attention. 

While not all warning lights are a sign that disaster is imminent, no warning indicator light should ever be ignored!

Diesel engines: the essentials

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When you think about diesel engines, you probably think about large trucks and machinery, and maybe a few oddball cars over the years.  But how long has diesel really been around, and why is it used the way it is today? Lake-Sumter Transmissions in Leesburg, FL has the answers you need to become more in-tune with your diesel truck and engine. 

Diesel Fuel Systems - What Could go Wrong?

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Diesel engines are known for their reliability - that’s probably at least partially why you bought one. However, like all things, diesels and their components wear out eventually. Fortunately, the technicians at Lake-Sumter Transmissions in Leesburg, FL have you covered. Here are some fuel system issues to watch out for.

Do I really need new oxygen sensors?

Oxygen Sensor

At Lake-Sumter Transmissions in Leesburg, FL, our goal is to keep your car, truck, or SUV reliable and in great shape. To us, it’s important that we’re paying attention to both your needs and the needs of your vehicle. When it comes to oxygen sensors, sometimes it seems a bit nebulous on what they actually do and why they’re important; we’re here to clear things up for you.

Don't Forget a Coolant Flush!

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At Lake-Sumter Transmissions in Leesburg, FL, it’s important to us that your car, truck, or SUV is ready for any condition. Coolant flushes are an important part of getting your vehicle ready for winter - here’s why.

Engine Gone Bad? Here Are Some Options

Under the hood

You’ve decided to replace your engine - but what do you replace it with? There are a few different options out there, and Lake-Sumter Transmissions in Leesburg, FL has the info you need.

Engine Options for Your Diesel

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The engine in your Chevrolet, Dodge, or Ford diesel pickup is the heart and soul of your truck. At Lake-Sumter Transmissions in Leesburg, FL, we repair, rebuild, and replace engines with quality parts and builds, keeping your truck on the road for years to come.

Engine ticking and knocking sounds - what they mean, and what to do about them

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Is your engine knocking or ticking? Here’s some information on engine noises, what they mean, and what to do about it, from Lake-Sumter Transmissions in Leesburg, FL.

Whenever your engine starts making a noise it shouldn’t be making, it’s always a cause for concern. If you’re hearing a rhythmic ticking or knocking sound, definitely have it checked into immediately. Here are some causes of engine ticks and knocks, and what to do about them.

Extending the Life of Your Engine

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An engine can last anywhere from 50 to 500,000 miles depending mostly on how well you maintain it. While some engines are certainly more reliable than others, all of them depend on maintenance to fulfill their greatest potential. Lake-Sumter Transmissions in Leesburg, FL has provided for you some of the determining factors of engine lifespan, to help you make sure your engine lasts as long as it possibly can.

Fuel Contamination - What's The Problem?

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At Lake-Sumter Transmissions in Leesburg, FL, we know that fuel contamination is one of the priciest and most problematic issues that may plague a diesel engine. There are a variety of issues that cause contamination in fuel. Knowing these issues will help drivers become aware of fuel contamination and hopefully prevent these issues. 

Has Your Engine Left You Stranded?

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If your car, truck or SUV is experiencing engine issues and you are concerned about having to purchase a new vehicle, our technicians at Lake-Sumter Transmissions in Leesburg have an answer that will save you money and help you maintain the value of your vehicle. Today's vehicles cost more than they ever did and you typically have a loan for a much longer time period - yet the warranty it seems stays relatively short!

Here, we believe in treating your vehicle as if it were ours and if your engine is not reliable we can replace it with a JASPER replacement engine with a nationwide parts and labor warranty! It is what we would do with our car, truck or SUV instead of trading it for a higher payment or a vehicle we didn't like as much as what we had!

How Do I Know Whether To Replace My Engine?

engine of vehicle

If your car, truck or SUV is experiencing major engine issues, the technicians at Lake-Sumter Transmissions in Leesburg, FL have you covered. You hear the engine knocking when it decides to start? Is there smoke pouring from your truck’s exhaust pipe? Whether you’re burning oil, your engine is on it’s last leg or has simply given up altogether, we can help. And if you’re not sure what you need, we can help with that too.

How do you jump start your car?

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If you drive a luxury or performance vehicle, you’re an owner of a reliable machine. Still, occasionally problems do arise. On vehicles like these, with so many electronics, a dead battery is a common issue. At Lake-Sumter Transmissions we want to keep our customers informed, here’s how to jump-start your vehicle safely. 

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