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Welcome to ASG

Conveniently located off of I-75 in Sarasota, Florida at 6219 Clark Center Avenue, Automotive Service Garage provides superior repair, service and routine maintenance of all domestic and foreign automobiles, serving both private and fleet sectors. ASG brings a fresh and innovative approach to the automotive repair industry, acting as a friendly liaison between the technician and vehicle owner.

Our goal is to exceed the expectations of every customer by offering outstanding customer service, increased flexibility, and greater value, thus optimizing their vehicles functionality and improving operation efficiency.

Our staff is distinguished by their functional and technical expertise combined with their hands-on experience, thereby ensuring that our clients receive the most cost effective and professional service.

We invite you to contact us for your next automotive service or repair.

    FAQs & Automotive Tips

The team at ASG takes great pride in our automotive careers and feels that it is not only our job to correctly repair automobiles, it is also our responsibility to educate the public about proper maintenance of their automobile. We hope that this small list of suggestions will help you make decisions regarding your automotive needs.

Feel free to give us a call at (941) 922-3131 or send us an email at info@srqautorepair.com.

What kinds of cars do you repair?

ASG is a complete automotive repair center that provides state of the art equipment and ASE certified technicians for all foreign and domestic cars and trucks. This includes service to all aspects of the car such as engine, emission system, brakes, tires, etc. In addition to servicing privately owned vehicles, we also welcome commercial and fleet vehicles.

Do I have to go to the dealership for regularly scheduled maintenance?

ABSOLUTELY NOT! Your new car warranty can be applied to any independent automotive shop. We often hear dealership horror stories where customers have to keep going back to the dealer time after time to complete a simple repair. Why waste time and money? At ASG we have qualified, ASE-certified technicians that listen to you and most importantly, GET THE JOB DONE RIGHT.

Do you offer any car repair deals, specials, or coupons?

If you live around the Sarasota County area, chances are you have seen some of our specials and coupons in your local newspapers and websites. In addition to these repair promotions and offers, we frequently update our website with new deals and car repair coupons that can easily be printed and brought in to take advantage of our many specials which include but are not limited to oil changes, brake jobs, and 30k, 60k, and 90k mile services. Take a look at our current and previous auto repair coupons.

What does it mean if my "check engine" or "service engine soon" light comes on?

There are many sensors and computerized components that manage your vehicle’s engine performance and emissions. When one of these components sense a potential problem, the "check engine" light is illuminated. Although your car may seem to run fine, it is important to have the issue addressed to prevent long-term problems.

How often should I get a tune-up?

Most cars require regularly scheduled tune-ups yearly and require major maintenance at 60,000 miles.

How often should I change my oil?

It depends on how you drive. If your car always (or nearly always) gets warmed up and you keep the RPM’s down, the manufacturer's recommendation is probably fine. However, if you drive it hard, drive it at high revs, or alternatively, if you only drive it to and from the supermarket so that it doesn't get up to temperature, then you should change oil much more often, perhaps at 3000 mile intervals (given that most manufacturers are now specifying 7500 mile intervals.) If you don't drive your car much at all (say 7500 miles a year), then you probably want to change oil every six months regardless of the miles driven.

When is a good time to have my brakes checked or repaired?

Routine brake inspections should be conducted during regular maintenance intervals, tire rotations, oil services, or every 15,000 miles. All routine maintenance to a car's braking system such as a brake fluid flush, ABS check, rear brake adjustment, emergency brake adjustment, machining of the rotors, or replacement of brake pads or brake shoes should be completed according to manufacturer specifications which is typically every 40,000 - 45,000 miles. If you are unsure your brakes need service, come in today for a free brake inspection.

What should be included in a "complete brake job"?

A complete brake job should restore a vehicle’s brake system and braking performance to good-as-new condition. Anything less would be an incomplete brake job. Brake components that should be replaced will obviously depend upon the age, mileage and wear. A complete brake job should begin with a thorough inspection of the entire brake system; lining condition, rotors and drums, calipers and wheel cylinders, brake hardware, hoses, lines and the master cylinder, and hydraulic fluid condition.

How often should belts and hoses be replaced?

Most hose manufacturers recommend replacing hoses every four years. With V-belts, replace them every three years or 36,000 miles. The incidence of failure rises sharply after the fourth year for hoses and third year for belts. A typical serpentine belt lifespan is about five years or 50,000 miles. Serpentine belts are thinner and more flexible than V-belts. They run cooler and last longer, but they cost about twice as much to replace.

Is there any other maintenance I should be aware of?

ASG highly recommends an induction cleaning service of the throttle body, intake manifold, and valves every 30K miles or every two years. This inexpensive but typically overlooked service can greatly decrease fuel consumption and increase engine running and drivability by eliminating the carbon and varnish build up.

FLUSH THE FLUIDS! FLUSH THE FLUIDS! FLUSH THE FLUIDS! Every two years you should have the brakes, cooling system, and the automatic transmission fluid flushed.

Over time, fluids loose their helpful detergents and effectiveness from the heating and cooling of everyday use. They become saturated with moisture, thin, and even acidic. The corrosion left behind from neglect can lead to mega dollars repair costs. By changing these three major fluids every two years, you will greatly reduce the risk of a catastrophic break down and save yourself from a costly repair bill.

What should I look for when purchasing a used car?

If you do not have a pre-owned car thoroughly checked out by a professional you could be making a big mistake. The cost is very minor and we always give a buyer more ammunition for bringing the price down. Money spent on having a qualified mechanic check out a used car is money well spent.