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Blowouts Hydroplaning And How To Reduce Risk

All it takes to disrupt your daily drive around Pensacola, FL is one badly-placed pothole or a little bit of water that sends you and your car sliding dangerously out of control. Blowouts and hydroplaning can be very scary ordeals for most drivers. Luckily, it also doesn’t take much to safely steer your vehicle to…

Serpentine and Drive Belt Failure

Your vehicle is a complex system of belts, gears, electronics, and moving parts that must work together in order to keep you safely on the road. One important component is the serpentine belt, also known as a drive belt. This connects and powers key systems like the alternator, air conditioning, power steering, and cooling system….

3 Tire Pressure Misconceptions

At our independent auto repair shop, our service advisors often recommend that our customers regularly check their tire pressure at home. This simple test can make a big difference for the lifespan of your vehicle’s tires! But there are a few common misconceptions: Fill to the pressure listed on the tire itself. Tire brands can…

Brake Fluid: Fact and Friction

We all understand the need for brakes on our vehicles.  Brakes, by definition, are a device for slowing or stopping a vehicle by the transfer of energy, usually by means of friction.  Visualize Fred Flintstone putting his heels down and stopping his car.  There was nothing between Fred and the road!  Today’s vehicles have several…

Saving with “Cheap” Brakes

As we kick off a new year, you’ve probably already made some resolutions. The most popular resolutions are 1) lose weight, 2) get organized, and 3) spend less, save more. But when pinching pennies puts you or your family at risk, it is never worth it. If your brakes are making a shrieking sound, it…

Protecting your Vehicle from Theft

Every year, the number of car thefts goes down in the United States. In part, we owe this to car manufacturers for making vehicles more difficult to break into. However, credit also goes to car owners for being educated about and aware of car thieves. Here are a few tips to help make sure you…

Prepare for Holiday Travel

The holiday season is here! As families across Florida are preparing for friendly gatherings, many will be travelling to spend the holidays with loved ones. If your holiday plans involve a road trip, be prepared so your trip is safe and worry free! Pack for your Passengers. Having snacks and drinks available can help keep your…

Mechanic Rotating Tires

Get the Most Out of Your Tires

It is a new season, and that means time to inspect your tires and get the most out of them as you drive the roads of Florida. If you drive your vehicle 12,000-14,000 miles per year like the average driver, the change of the season is a great reminder to inspect your tires.  Every 3,000…

Spongy brakes is a serious warning - bring your vehicle to Evans Automotive Service in Pensacola for a brake inspection.

“Spongy” Brakes

Driving down the roads in Pensacola , when you approach a stop sign or traffic light, your foot will move to the brake pedal to slow down your car. But what happens when the brakes don’t react the way you expect? Brake issues are one of the most serious problems affecting your vehicle. Do NOT ignore…

Maintain Your Vehicle's Fluids

Fluid Check – Simple Tip to Save Thousands!

The manual for your vehicle is filled with dates, mileage, and recommended maintenance to keep your vehicle running smoothly. But what happens if you put off that fluid flush until the next oil change? If you’re lucky, skipping a fluid flush means reduced performance, extra wear and tear on your vehicle, and a few extra…