Guy's Automotive - Tips for Considering a Dealer Alternative in Tampa

Guy's offers auto repair services as well as a full service body and collision shop in Tampa, Florida. Their services include ABS, auto air conditioning, alternators, belts, body work, brakes, collision, computer diagnostics, computer reprogramming, cooling system, (water pumps, hoses, radiators, etc.), engines, electrical repairs, flush services, (coolant, power steering, transmission, etc.), glass, oil changes, transmissions, starters, timing belts, theft systems, major repairs & more.

Tampa, FL, August 16, 2011 --( Customers believe that the best way to get your automotive repairs done right is at the auto dealer. There's several makes and models of cars that are more sophisticated and require lots of skills to do quality repairs such as Audi, BMW, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lexus, Mercedes Benz, Mini, Volvo and more. Even makes like Volkswagen, Toyota, Scion, Nissan, GM, Ford, Dodge, and Honda can have difficult repairs that many auto repair shops can't repair properly. This can be frustrating as a consumer when facing a repair job not done correctly and ultimately costing more that it should because they have to take their vehicle to another auto repair shop in Tampa to get their auto repair done correctly. A great dealer alternative should specialize in repairs like alternators, abs, auto ac, body work - collision repairs, brakes, catalyst converters, computer diagnostics, computer reprogramming, engine diagnostics - repairs - rebuild, exhaust, flushes, maintenance, oil changes, transmission diagnostics - repairs - rebuilds, timing belts, tires, water pumps, starters, and more.

Auto AC is important in Florida and in the Tampa Bay area. Having ice cold air is priceless in the hot summer heat in Tampa. Many ac repairs consist of as hoses, ac compressors or ac evaporators. Some ac problems on automobiles is electrical or computerized. It takes a great mechanic or repair shop in Tampa to get your cars ac system working properly and a quality job is very necessary to have a lasting repair job.

Auto brakes and ABS are constantly an issue in the Tampa Bay area. Many shops often over price the brake job or under price the auto brake job by taking out the quality. ABS problems usually are indicated with a funny vibrating pedal or an ABS warning light requiring computer diagnostics. Brakes on an automobile must be done very carefully with the safety of the customer as well as the safety of others in mind. There should be only one standard when working on a cars brakes and this requires quality of the workmanship and the brake parts used in the repair.

Body work and collision is a major factor to consider taking the car to the auto dealer. Fact is most people that take a wrecked car to the auto dealership only want one thing. They want their car repaired correctly and want the car to look like it is supposed to, the right way. You must consider this however, the quality of the job has to do with a few points. You must use the highest quality materials like paint, body fillers, and the basic materials like sandpaper and prep chemicals. Also, you must have skilled and trained body technicians that know how to repair cars safely and correctly. There's auto training classes required to learn how to repair a wrecked car safely.

A fact of life is that somewhere down the road, your car will develop some kind of engine problem. Sometimes a computer diagnostic is all that is necessary. You may just have a bad alternator, timing belt, water pump, or some kind of electrical or exhaust system problem like a catalyst converter. In more severe cases you may need an engine replacement.

Transmission repairs in Tampa can range between hundreds and thousands of dollars and usually come up unexpected. Usually a car in need or transmission repair will all of a sudden have a transmission problem. When your automobile has a transmission problem, you know that transmissions on vehicles are very complex and may be afraid of getting a bad repair job at a local shop, so you may prefer a dealership to do those types of repairs on your car.

Understand, different repairs that can be done by a dealer alternative. A BMW or Mercedes Benz is complex but not the same. Audi and Volkswagen actually have many computers and require special equipment for computer diagnostics and maintenance. Jaguar and Volvo are nothing alike even though they were both owned by Ford. Most auto repair shops can work on Ford, GM, and Dodge cars but lack special equipment. On BMW, Mercedes, Jaguar and Volvo, just following a maintenance schedule may be too difficult for the average repair shop. The bottom line is that if your car has a qualified mechanic and he is well trained with the proper tools, knowledge, and special equipment to work on your make whether it is a Audi, BMW, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lexus, Mercedes Benz, Mini, Volkswagen, Toyota, Scion, Nissan, GM, Ford, Dodge, Honda or Volvo.

Auto Repair Tampa by Guy's Automotive
Guy Skiver
813 353 1537