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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?

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.

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!

Do I really need new oxygen sensors?

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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.

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 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?

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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?

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.

Looks Like A Problem? YES!

Lady with car hood up - steam rising

Sometimes it is EASY to see if your car or truck needs to come into our shop for professional repairs! 
1.  You see steam rising from the engine!
2.  The Check Engine Light is on!
3.  The engine starts, but there is an odor that is not right.
4.  You hear grinding or thumping noises.

Maintaining Your Vehicle Will Save You Money

mechanic holding two wrenches

Vehicle maintenance can be expensive. However, when it comes to owning a car, truck, or SUV, the only thing more expensive than maintaining one is doing no maintenance at all. Here’s why, from Nott's Automotive in Sarasota, FL.

Remanufactured Engines…Just Asking For Trouble?

3-D blueprint of car with a physical engine in it

Has the day finally come to replace your engine? If your engine is tired, worn out, and problematic, we can help at Nott's Automotive. First, let's take a look at remanufactured engines; what they are, what ‘remanufactured’ means and why they’re a great way to give your car a new life.

Sometimes it is obvious, others we have to hunt for it!

car wiring chewed up photo

Here at Nott's Automotive in Sarasota we often do diagnostics and sometimes the problem is obvious after hooking the car up to the computer and reading the codes.  However, sometimes it isn't obvious during a test drive or after hooking it up to all those computer programs!  You know there is a problem and a Check Engine Light is on with the fleet customer telling you the car has been having issues starting and the light has been going off and on depending on several factors.  No pattern, no simple answer but the problem becomes obvious when you start following the "threads of the issue" thanks to all that ASE Technician training.

Take care of it or high repair bills? Which do you prefer?

Oil gunked up on an engine.

We see this with our fleet customers, our regular Sarasota car pool drivers and our diesel truck drivers so it isn't just one type of driver that ends up with a nightmare on their hands costing thousands of dollars to repair, asking about the costs of a JASPER replacement engine!  The fact is your driving habits and maintenance habits can easily avoid this issue!  6 EASY STEPS - Service, Tires, Don't Ignore Service Engine Lights, Keep it Clean & Stop Driving Crazy!

Welcome

Let us prevent your car from becoming extinct!

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Nott's Automotive is a full-service preventive maintenance and auto repair center. We perform high quality, guaranteed service you can trust at a fair price. We repair domestic and foreign vehicles and are your best choice for scheduled maintenance of your car, SUV, truck and fleet vehicles.

Family owned and operated by Trey and his wife Jennifer, Nott's Automotive uses the latest diagnostic equipment to guarantee your vehicle is serviced correctly while maintaining your manufacturer's warranty. We only use quality replacement parts, and our technicians are ASE-certified. Call or just stop on by for outstanding service.

Established in 2011 with the goal of providing exceptional customer service.   Owner-Operator Trey Nott has been in the automotive business for more than 20 years. He is the father of two teenage girls. He takes the time to make sure your car is safe for you and your children to the drive-in! He is a people person and takes pride in every job that is completed in his shop.

WE ARE STILL OPEN & OPERATING!!

We have received quite a few calls about whether we are still open for business. Because Homeland Security has deemed automotive repair an essential business, we are committed to remaining open for the community that we serve.

We are taking some of the most progressive steps in the area to protect the health and wellbeing of our families and yours. The waiting room is closed at this time to respect social distancing so, we are asking you to please make your appointment by phone or online at our website.

Never have we been through a time like this. With the increase in uncertainty and stress right now, we are committed to do everything that we can to make this easier and safer for you. We are disinfecting high traffic areas in the shop as well as every vehicle that we come in contact with. We’re wiping down the inner and outer door handles, steering wheels, keys and everything in between with Lysol!

Please stay safe and healthy! Feel free to call us with any questions or concerns you may have. Just remember to be kind to one another and we will get through this!

Shop Number: (941)379-4321
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Why Are Oil Tests Important?

mechanic holding oil stick over vehicle Changing the oil in big trucks and commercial vehicles is an expensive, but necessary, part of keeping your vehicles going. You don’t want to wait until it’s too late to change your oil, but changing it too early can be a waste of time and money. Having your oil tested regularly helps us to hone in on exactly how often your oil needs to be changed, to optimize reliability and efficiency.
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