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Ted's Auto Sales

4021 66th Street N.
Directions St. Petersburg, FL 33709

  • Sales: (888) 482-0492
  • OFFICE: (727) 381-0038

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Fixing a Flat Tire: What Everyone Should Know


When you have a flat tire, the last thing you want is to be stuck. If you are unable to change a tire currently, that's not a problem. It's an easy step-by-step process that will get you back on the road quickly. However, you do want to stock up on some items to prepare for a future flat tire.

These are some of the items that you will need:
  • Car jack
  • Lug wrench
  • Inflated spare tire
  • Tire wedges/wooden wedges
The first thing that you do with any flat tire situation is put the car in park and…
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The Correct Procedure to Jump Start Another Car


Before you work closely with the car battery, it is a good idea to be wearing your safety glasses and good quality work gloves.

Drive the running car as close to the disabled car as possible, the two batteries have to be close enough the jumper cables can reach.

Turn the car lights off, shut off the engine, then open the hoods of both vehicles.

Place of red clamp of the jumper cables on the positive terminal for the battery that is working. Place the other red cable to the positive terminal for the dead battery.

Place of black clamp…
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Avoid Hydroplaning with a Tire Check

Hydroplaning is a dangerous situation that most drivers have encountered if they drive through rain often. When water doesn't drain from the roadway, your tires can be lifted enough that it's like driving on ice.

There are a number of driving tips that can help you avoid hydroplaning. When you see water pooling on the road ahead, turn off your cruise control and slow down by letting your vehicle coast without braking. This should reduce the risk of losing traction when you drive through the water, but if your tires are worn, it may still happen depending on…

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Watch Out for Yourself During a Roadside Emergency

You hope that your vehicle will always run well and that you will always be safe when traveling in it. There is a chance that you could have a problem, though, and that you might need to stop your vehicle at the side of the road. Make sure that you know how to stay safe during a roadside emergency.

If you are forced to stop your vehicle on a busy road because of problems with that vehicle, you need to get the vehicle off the roadway as far as you can. Turn on the emergency flashers so that others will…

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Know the Signs of a Failing Radiator

The sight of someone pulling off the road with a hood producing smoke is not pleasant; the cause, an overheated engine. This is mainly because the engine’s coolant might have had an issue circulating through the radiator and engine, thereby unable to absorb and transfer heat from the two.

As such, it is important to work on your engine and radiator issues before they get you stuck in the middle of nowhere. Some of the signs you should look out for include high fluctuations of the temperature gauge - especially between hot and normal, a maple syrup-like smell originating under…

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Automotive Transfer Case Services Enhance Efficiency

When an automobile doesn't shift to different drive modes in a practical manner, automotive transfer case maintenance or repair services are worth considering. This problem typically occurs after debris builds up around vital mechanical components that power different drive modes. In some cases, depending on a vehicle's design, thick layers of fluid can also lead to performance problems on the road. The best way to maintain the highest efficiency levels is by letting a professional tackle all tasks that involve a transfer case. This strategy is very effective...

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Service Your Vehicle With Style

Here at Ted’s Auto Sales, we service your vehicle with style. Our expert technicians like to be prepared for your visit at our St. Petersburg, FL service center. We like to know what's going on within your car, truck or SUV. We know there might be many reasons for your visit, and we love to hear your opinion. You drive the vehicle every day, and it's important to hear from the owner before embarking on service or repairs.

One of the coolest things about our online service scheduler is the ability to provide input. 

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Why Should I Use Windshield Wiper Fluid?

A common question that our service team gets here at our St. Petersburg dealership is whether or not drivers have to use windshield wiper fluid in their vehicle. Our service team has noticed that more and more drivers are opting to use plain water in their windshield wiper reservoirs, rather than an approved windshield wiper mixture. While this may seem like a great way to save a quick dollar, our service team strongly advises against this for a variety of important reasons.

Using plain water in your windshield wiper system puts you in danger of damaging your vehicle’s equipment…

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Move Over Laws Exist To Protect Everyone Involved

Seeing flashing lights up ahead while driving on the highway is never a good sign. Chances are, someone is having a bad day. But the folks that respond to those situations are dealing with being stuck on the side of the road while cars whiz by them at high speeds as well. It is not a comfortable situation for anyone, and that is why all 50 states have adopted "move over" laws to protect all parties involved.

 

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