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At Citrus Transmission & Auto in Homosassa, FL, we know the key to making your vehicle last; good maintenance. An overwhelming percentage of the problems we see, especially the really catastrophic ones, are a result of poor maintenance. While properly maintaining a vehicle can seem like a bit of a hassle, it is absolutely worth the payoff. Good maintenance is the only difference between a car that lasts 80,000 miles and a car that lasts 400,000 miles. Preventative maintenance and repair when a problem occurs are your two concerns, and both will keep your car on the road far longer if observed properly.

Windshield wipers are one of those things you never think about until you need them, and by then it’s too late. There’s a good chance you haven’t changed windshield wipers in a long time, so it might be a good idea to inspect them before rainy weather catches you off guard. Citrus Transmission & Auto in Homosassa, FL has compiled a few windshield wiper tips here for you.

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Hitting a pothole always hurts - you may not be sure exactly what happens when you hit a pothole, but you can tell it’s not good for your car, truck, or SUV. Here are issues caused by potholes, and what to watch out for if you hit a really rough one, from Citrus Transmission & Auto in Homosassa, FL.

Automatic transmissions are the default now - with efficiency approaching or surpassing that of manual transmissions, and automatics with 8 or 10 electronically controlled gears, it’s no surprise they’ve gained so much popularity over the past few decades. But where did it all start? Citrus Transmission & Auto in Homosassa, FL has the answers.

transmission

Transmissions are complex, and over time they will wear out and eventually break. Knowing what to look for will play a key role in preventing your transmission from failing prematurely. At Citrus Transmission & Auto in Homosassa, FL we want to give you some insight on how your transmission works and how it can fail.

Differential being worked on

Chevrolet, Ford and Ram diesel pickups are well-built machines. Still, sometimes they break down. Here’s what you can do to prevent that from happening and reduce the cost of a more expensive repair. At Citrus Transmission & Auto in Homosassa, FL our diesel customers are important to us and we want your diesel to last you.

lifted truck with large wheels

Nothing is more important to the aesthetic of your Chevrolet, Ford, or Dodge diesel truck than the wheels you choose to install. The right set of wheels is necessary to achieve the look, feel, and stance you’re looking for. They can take a good-looking truck and turn it into a real head-turner. At Citrus Transmission & Auto in Homosassa, FL, diesel pickups are what we do. Our technicians can help you source wheels, order them, and ensure they have the perfect fit, achieving that perfect look you’re going for.

Towing

Unless you use your vehicle to tow every day for work, odds are you haven’t paid much attention to your truck, SUV, or crossover’s towing capacity. Maybe you’re looking to buy a boat for some summer fun or just need to rent a trailer to get your belongings from one dwelling to the next. Whatever the reason for pulling something behind your vehicle, it’s important to get a firm grasp on what exactly your towing capacity means. Understanding how each of the components in your vehicle contributes to your overall tow rating can keep you from putting undue stress on your rig and keep you and your family safe.

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