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MV-88930 65262.MVR
305-974-4412
305-949-2300

COST SAVING TIPS

10 Minute Pre-Trip Checkup Can Pay Off

A properly maintained vehicle is safer and more dependable and will even save a few dollars at the gas pumps. Motorists should plan ahead to allow time to perform necessary maintenance themselves or at the local service facility.

Car Care Council offers three suggestions for a traveler's 10-minute pre- trip checklist:

  • Check all fluids - There are several fluids that require attention: Engine Oil, power steering, brake and transmission fluids, and windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.
  • Check all hoses and belts - A belt failure can affect the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering, and the cooling system. Cooling system hoses may be deteriorating from within, so old hoses and clamps in marginal condition might need to be replaced.
  • Check the tires - Check tire inflation and inspect the tread for uneven wear, indicating the need for wheel alignment. Also look for bulges and bald spots.

Follow these tips to maximize fuel efficiency of your vehicle:

  • Vehicle gas caps - about 17% of the vehicles on the roads have gas caps that are either damaged, loose or missing altogether, causing 147 million gallons of gas to vaporize every year.
  • Under inflated tires - when tires aren't inflated properly it's like driving with a parking brake on. It can cost a mile or two per gallon.
  • Worn spark plugs - A vehicle can have either four, six or eight spark plugs, which fire as many as 3 million times every 1,000 miles, resulting in electrical and chemical erosion from heat.
  • Dirty air filters - A clogged air filter creates a "rich" mixture - the proportion of gas to air is incorrect. This wastes fuel and causes the engine to lose power. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10%.
  • Don't drive aggresively - Aggressive driving can lower gas mileage by as much as 33% on the highway and 5% on city streets.
  • Avoid excessive idling - sitting idle gets zero miles per gallon. Letting the vehicle warm up for one to two minutes is sufficient.
  • Drive the speed limit - Gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. Each mile driven over 60 results in an additional 10 cents per gallon. Increase fuel efficiency by using cruise control.

ASSOCIATIONS

  • ACDelco
  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • Jasper
  • BG Products
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

  • I brought my 2003 BMW 530i into AGT because I was deciding whether or not to sell it. It had some problems that I thought would cost thousands to fix even though it has low miles and is very clean. Gus and his team fixed all outstanding issues for far less than I expected to pay, and when I (dumbly) rode into curb the next day and half pulled the bumper off, they fixed that free of charge. My friend had a similar experience with her Mercedes. Clean shop, efficient service and great people. A strong recommend.
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  • I had four tires put on. The mechanic performed the service quickly but accurately. The owner came over to introduce himself and to make sure everything was fine. I would recommend this place of business. They are very professional and friendly.
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  • I have been taking my car to AGT Imports for over 10 years. I always had a positive experience when having my car repaired. The owner, Gus, takes care of each customer with honesty and integrity. Go to AGT imports. You will not be disappointed.
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  • This is the only place that I'll bring my wife's Mercedes. The owners are kind and mindful of other people, they do not overcharge and will keep your Benz in tip top shape.
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  • Excellent service. THANK YOU Gus for your knowledge and expertise. My BMW is better than when purchased.
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  • My vehicle is serviced at this shop annually. Mark handles my repairs and he informed me of any repairs needed. They give you the prices upfront!!! There's no guessing games!!! Cheaper prices then the dealership.
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  • Gus is the real deal. When I lived here in Miami, I started using his service at the recommendation of one of my co-workers. I have continued to use his service now for over 20 years and continue to be thrilled with not only the level of technical competence, and the delivery of service, but the honesty and fair pricing for all work. I have referred all of my friends to Gus over the years.
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  • Fantastic service and excellent followup. The work I had done matched my quote to the dollar.
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  • My car was hydrolocked during a flood in Miami. I thought my car was never going to run again. I don't know how but Gus pulled off a miracle and now my car sounds better than it did before! He saved me lots of money and left my car in great condition. I HIGHLY recommend this shop for anybody experiencing auto issues. I couldn't be thankful enough for their services!!!
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  • I had a great experience. Took my car in for a regular service and got out in less than an hour. Gus is a pleasant guy to deal with. For a regular service, I saved plenty of $$'s over what dealerships were quoting.
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