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Donny has been spoiling our cars for almost ten years. We never worry about our cars, because we know if something goes wrong, we shall get an honest evaluation and reasonably priced repair from Dash Automotive! - A Google User

I've been a customer for four years now and have had nothing but great experiences. They do the work that needs to be done without upsells or unnecessary repairs. The repairs are done correctly. I've never had to go back because it wasn't fixed. Unlike most other places. They use quality parts and materials. What they fix stays fixed. Donny at Dash has gone out of his way to squeeze me in on occasion when my work vehicle broke saving me from lost jobs/money. I have always been treated honestly and fairly. I would not and do not hesitate to recommend this shop for your automotive repair needs

Have you checked your brakes lately?   I know you expect them to stop your car or truck when you step on that brake pedal, but when they don't work as expected it's too late and then you have an accident with damage to your vehicle but more importantly to the people inside your car and those on the road who may be in your path. 

Let's avoid that issue!  Test your brakes by lightly tapping them in different situations when the roads are both wet and dry.   If your vehicle is pulling to one side, your brake pedal pulses up and down or the steering wheel shakes when the brakes are applied, you are very much overdue for a brake check.  Getting in early will save you money as it is always easier to fix a problem before it becomes a huge issue and your brakes are gone requiring new brakes, pads, rotars, and drums. 

When in doubt stop by our shop and have one of our professional automotive repair technicians take a look.    Don't wait until it's too late to solve these problems and let us help you stay safe on the road!  After all, that is the reason we raise these garage doors every day and open these tool boxes.  We love what we do and want to ensure our drivers can stay on the roads longer with their vehicles safer and more cost efficiently.

How often should you get your transmission fluid changed?  The transmission industry's standard is 25,000 to 30,000 miles or every two years.  If you tow a trailer, 15,000 to 20,000 miles is recommended depending on the amount of towing. Motorhomes can vary with the amount that they are driven. The best thing that you can do is check the fluid regularly; notice the color, odor and level of the fluid. If you notice a change in the color, odor or level, have it checked by one of our trained technicians.

What type of fluid should you use? The suggested fluids differ from one manufacturer to another and you can check the owner's manual to ensure the correct transmission fluid is utilized per your specific auto or truck make and model.  However, here our technicians have a computer program that will insure the right fluid goes into your transmission. We offer a full line of transmission fluids to cover all the various demands of any car or truck.

JASPER 3 YEAR/100,000 MILE WARRANTY

JASPER can offer this beefy warranty on our remanufactured automatic and standard transmissions because every one of them goes through our extensive "Do It Right" process that ensures worry-free operation.  Our shop chooses JASPER because our customers deserve not only the best product and service we can provide but also the peace of mind that comes with high quality - dependable products like JASPER transmissions, engines, and differentials.  

Dash Automotive Inc in Tampa now provides the GM 6T40 and 45E FWD and AWD Transmission Replacement Options from JASPER Engines & Transmissions.  These transmissions are available for the following 2008-2011 applications:  Chevrolet Equinox and Malibu  |  GMC Terrain  |  Pontiac G6  |  Saturn Aura  |  Buick Regal and LaCrosse

Motor oil can be a confusing beast that results in a number of questions. Do I really need synthetic? Does my new car take conventional? Understanding the basics of the different types of oil will help you answer these questions.

Synthetic motor oils are designed to excel at extreme temperatures. Regular motor oils are mineral-based: they come from crude oil that is taken out of the ground and run through a refinery. Synthetics, on the other hand, are man-made in a chemical plant. They tend to be more consistent in viscosity over various temperatures.

While synthetics can improve your engine performance, they don't eliminate the need for regular oil changes. Synthetics can handle heat better than regular motor oil, but additives can only work for so long and the engine will still contaminate the oil.



You see those cryptic combinations of letters and numbers on motor oil bottles everywhere. What do they mean?  To decipher them, you have to understand viscosity. Viscosity measures how much the motor oil can resist flow. In other words, if you tip a motor oil bottle over, how fast it spills out indicates its viscosity. The more viscous, the slower it moves.

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