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    The Auto Center of South Orlando Inc.

    5001 Sand Lake Rd
    Suite C
    Orlando, FL 32819
    407-438-0232
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    • According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.
    • The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)
    • Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.
    • Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.
    • Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.
    • A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.
    • Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.
    • Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.
    • Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.
    • Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.
    • Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.
    • Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.
    • Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.
    • Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.
    • Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.
    • Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.
    • Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.
    • Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.
    • Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.
    • Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.

who we are

The Auto Center of South Orlando Inc. Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!

The Auto Center of South Orlando Inc. has been providing customers in the Orlando, FL 32819 area with high-quality automotive maintenance and repair services since 1990. Our experienced mechanics will get your vehicle up and running again, and we'll keep it in top operating condition.



Financing Available Through SnychronyWe provide a range of services, including General Services, Car & Truck Care, Undercar Services, Alignment, Brakes, Tires, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, Transmission Services, 4x4 Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Miscellaneous Services, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Import Cars & Trucks, Towing, Quick Lube Services, Batteries and Expired Warranty Care. We're proud of our great mechanics, who have years of experience working on many different types of vehicles. They have the knowledge required to diagnose your problems, and to find affordable solutions to get you back on the road quickly.

To learn more about our services, call us at 407-438-0232 or email us today. We're looking forward to earning your trust as a friendly, honest and reliable alternative for your auto maintenance and repair needs in Orlando.

    The Auto Center of South Orlando Inc.

    5001 Sand Lake Rd
    Suite C
    Orlando, FL 32819

    Mon
    Tues
    Wed
    Thur
    Fri
    Sat
    Sun

    8:00AM - 5:00PM
    8:00AM - 5:00PM
    8:00AM - 5:00PM
    8:00AM - 5:00PM
    8:00AM - 5:00PM
    9:00AM - 3:00PM
    Closed

    ASSOCIATIONS

    • ACDelco
    • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
    • IDENTIFIX
    • Jasper
    • NAPA
    • ALL-DATA
    • BBB (Better Business Bureau)
    • Mitchell1
    • BG Products
    • Wix Filters
    • Interstate Batteries
    • Enterprise Rentals
    • Motorcraft
    • Auto Zone
    • Advance Auto parts
    • Car Care Aware

    Testimonials

    • Great experience doing business at The Auto Center!
      -Adelett L.

    • The best service you will ever receive. Visit The Auto Center today.
      -Yolanda Y.

    • John Dyer is probably the best mechanic in the world !!! I take my vehicles to him if I am having a problem or just routine maintenance. They always do a good job no matter what I need.
      -John L.

    • They saved my butt big time! My boyfriend filled my diesel car full of gas on a Saturday afternoon, and everyone we tried to contact to fix the problem just didn't care or talked to me like I was stupid. But, the guy towing my car pulled up to the shop my insurance company sent me to, and it was closed. So we found this shop. The owner stayed open just for me so I wouldn't be stranded 6 hours away from home for an additional 2 days!! He called a personal friend to see if they could get the gas out of my car, and they came to US!! About 2 hours later, my car was completely fixed, and they didn't rip us off at all. This shop saved the day, and I owe them MANY thanks.
      -Ivy M.

    • We were on our way back to Ohio and had a coolant leak but didn't know where it was coming from. I pulled into their drive as they were closing and he took the time to find out where the leak was and had it fixed up and running in under 30 minutes and we were back on the road and the best part was he was the nicest guy about it even tho I came at closing time and it was extremely inexpensive. I can't thank you enough John Dyer. 6 out of my 5 stars in my opinion, I highly recommend them!!
      -Dennis H.