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Is your car trying to tell you something?

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If you drive performance or luxury vehicle (Subaru, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Land Rover, etc.) you’re aware that you have a complex and precision-engineered machine. When things start to go wrong, sometimes they go wrong in a hurry. Here are some things to watch out for, from Griffis Automotive Clinic, Inc in Groveland serving: Groveland, Clermont, Minneola, Mascotte, Webster, Montverde, Ferndale, and the Bushnell Area, FL.

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What are Tie Rods?

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At Griffis Automotive Clinic, Inc in Groveland serving: Groveland, Clermont, Minneola, Mascotte, Webster, Montverde, Ferndale, and the Bushnell Area, reliable trucking is our main concern. From oil changes to engine rebuilds, our expert mechanics have the knowledge, equipment, and ability necessary to keep your rig on the road, and performing its best. We also believe that driver knowledge is key to achieving this goal; in pursuit of that, here’s some information on a simple but important part of your truck, the tie rod.

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Why It's Important To Have Your Oil Changed

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At Griffis Automotive Clinic, Inc in Groveland serving: Groveland, Clermont, Minneola, Mascotte, Webster, Montverde, Ferndale, and the Bushnell Area, we understand all too well the importance of changing your oil regularly. Three to five thousand miles sounds like a lot, but it doesn’t really take that long to rack them up. The busier you are, the more you probably drive, and the more likely you are to forget it’s time to change your oil. Here are some reasons to pay attention to your oil changes, and help you better understand why oil changes are so important.

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The ABS Light - why is it on, and what should you do?

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Have you ever noticed your dashboard ABS icon lit up? If you have it means there is an issue that needs to be diagnosed, ABS issues don’t need to be ignored long. The anti-lock braking system, or ABS, is an important feature on every modern car, truck, or SUV. It has been legally mandated since 2013 in the US but was standard on almost every vehicle even prior to that. Here’s what you need to know to make sure your ABS system doesn’t fail, from Griffis Automotive Clinic, Inc in Groveland serving: Groveland, Clermont, Minneola, Mascotte, Webster, Montverde, Ferndale, and the Bushnell Area, FL.

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9 Signs Your Vehicle Needs a Tune-Up

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Sluggish. Squealing. Unreliable. Vibrating. If any of these descriptors fit your vehicle’s recent behavior, it just might be trying to tell you something – like it’s time for a tune-up.

Today’s vehicles differ significantly from their decades-old brethren that required a tune-up every 10,000 or 20,000 miles. With newer vehicles, it’s increasingly common for manufacturer-recommended service intervals to stretch to 100,000 miles before certain maintenance items, such as replacing the spark plugs, should be completed. 

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How Do I Keep My Transmission In Top Shape?

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Transmissions are complex pieces of equipment. Systems and components rely heavily on one another, and everything needs to be in working order for proper function. When one thing fails, there’s a snowball effect, and malfunctions and damages begin to occur. What can you do to make sure you keep it working? At Griffis Automotive Clinic, Inc in Groveland serving: Groveland, Clermont, Minneola, Mascotte, Webster, Montverde, Ferndale, and the Bushnell Area, FL, we want to help when you need it, but we also want to teach you how to maintain your vehicle on your own. Good maintenance is the single largest contributing factor to how long your transmission will last and how well it will continue to work. Here are a few key points on maintenance from the Griffis Automotive Clinic, Inc technicians.

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