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Are oil changes getting more expensive?

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At Nott's Automotive in Sarasota, 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 Nott's Automotive in Sarasota, FL, we’re here to help you make the right choice.

Cheap Parts Don’t Cut It and Warranties Matter

car parts At Nott's Automotive in Sarasota, 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

Check engine light on the dash

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, Nott's Automotive in Sarasota, 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 Leaks - What to Watch Out For, and How to Find Them

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Coolant leaks can be a pain - they’re elusive and have a lot of damage potential. Fortunately, at Nott's Automotive in Sarasota, FL, our technicians know exactly how to diagnose and repair a coolant leak, no matter where it is. Knowing more about where these coolant leaks appear and why they're a problem will help you to recognize a problem and get it repaired before it does further damage.

Dash Warning Lights to Watch For!

battery warning light

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!

Diagnosing the Issues with Your Vehicle

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At Nott's Automotive in Sarasota, FL, our technicians have a wide variety of top of the line tools and equipment available to diagnose and repair your vehicle. We utilize equipment at the forefront of technological innovation to best provide for the specific needs of your car.

Do I really need new oxygen sensors?

Oxygen Sensor

At Nott's Automotive in Sarasota, 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.

ECU problems and reprogramming

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If you drive a performance or luxury vehicle made by manufacturers like BMW, Mercedes, Subaru, Land Rover, Porsche, etc., you’re probably no stranger to state of the art electronics, sensors, and control systems. At Nott's Automotive, our technicians have the right knowledge, ability, and equipment necessary to keep your car or SUV in top-notch condition.

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 Nott's Automotive in Sarasota, FL, we repair, rebuild, and replace engines with quality parts and builds, keeping your truck on the road for years to come.

Fuel Contamination - What's The Problem?

fuel

At Nott's Automotive in Sarasota, 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. 

How do you jump start your car?

jumper cables being held by person in front of car

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 Nott's Automotive we want to keep our customers informed, here’s how to jump-start your vehicle safely. 

How Do You Maintain Your Engine?

man working on car with hood up

No matter what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive, maintenance is the key to giving your engine a long life. At Nott's Automotive in Sarasota, FL, we focus on keeping your engine running strong.

Is It Time To Replace Your Engine?

mechanic turning wrench on a car

At Nott's Automotive in Sarasota, FL, we know replacing an entire engine can be a tough call to make - that’s why we’re here to help you make an expert decision on the matter.

Is it time to replace your engine?

At Nott's Automotive in Sarasota, FL, we know it isn’t always easy deciding what to do next when it comes to major engine repairs. Fortunately, that’s what we’re here for - to help you make the best decision for your situation.

JASPER - Products You Can Trust

Dennis Bertles a Navy Seabee Veteran

At Nott's Automotive in Sarasota we provide only the best products to our customers and that’s why we are proud to partner with Jasper Engines and Transmissions. Every day at our shop we provide repairs for a multitude of customers who truly rely on JASPER products to keep their vehicles going strong. Meet Mr. Dennis Bertles, a Navy Seabee veteran and an awesome guy that loves his JASPER products. He depends on JASPER’s 3-year, 100,000-mile warranty and loves the products that they offer.  Mr. Bertles has a Jasper Vortec 5.3L long block engine replacement and a Jasper transfer case replacement in his 2005 Tahoe. Thank you Mr. Bertles for your service to our country and for your dedication to the JASPER brand.

Keeping Track of Maintenance - Why It’s So Important

mechanic working on car Keeping track of maintenance done on your fleet vehicles and commercial trucks is one of the most important aspects of fleet management. At Nott's Automotive in Sarasota, FL, we track maintenance and repairs for a number of reasons. Here’s why:

Leaky Injectors Need Your Attention

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At Nott's Automotive in Sarasota, FL, we see our fair share of damage that could’ve been prevented. Leaking injectors are one of the main ways a diesel engine can meet its demise - but the good news is, engine failure can be avoided, as long as the problem is taken care of.

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