Budget for Maintenance in Venice

Posted September 3, 2023 9:36 AM

Sometimes busy Venice residents dream about going back to the “simpler” days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around FL in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today's automobiles have significantly reduced the amount of time Venice residents spend at the side of the road during breakdowns. With proper maintenance, today's vehicles can stay on the road longer than ever before.

Some of those improvements, however, have led to higher repair costs. For example, older cars often broke down from vapor lock. Gas vaporized while traveling from the gas tank to the fuel pump. No gas, no power. The car quits going. The solution was simple — you just sat by the road until the car would start up again. Today's Venice drivers would hardly tolerate that kind of inconvenience, and it's likely that yesterday's Venice drivers didn't care much for it, either. So on today's vehicles, the fuel pump is actually located inside the gas tank. Problem solved. No more vapor lock. The downside is that now it costs a lot more to repair or replace a fuel pump at Venice area auto service centers.

Venice drivers certainly should be grateful for the improvements in auto design that keep us off the side of the road, but it comes at a price. Vehicle care in FL  simply costs more than it used to. So if you think about it, Venice drivers can avoid many vehicle repairs by preventive maintenance. If we plan for maintenance, we can avoid a lot of costly repairs.

Just a bit of auto advice from Car Doc On The Island: If you like new vehicles and can afford them, then buy them. But if you are buying a new vehicle every few years because you're afraid of the higher repair costs for older vehicles, then you ought to take a second look at the numbers. You can save a lot of money on car payments and FL auto insurance with an older vehicle and preventive auto maintenance can help you avoid most car repair bills. And if you budget for preventive maintenance you have done at Car Doc On The Island, it can become as routine as a car payment — only a whole lot less!

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419 South Tamiami Trail
Venice, FL 34285
(941) 786-1595
http://www.cardocontheisland.com



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We have established longterm and stable partnerships with various clients thanks to our excellence in solving their automotive needs!

I recently visited this auto repair shop for the first time, and I was thoroughly impressed. Stacy and Desiree, the experts in the office, quickly assessed the problem, provided estimates, and explained the progression while it unfolded. While waiting for my ride home, I overheard interactions with other customers, and it felt like everyone there was family. Communications between the staff members was excellent. Mr. Kearns, the technician, skillfully disassembled and reassembled the entire front of my car, a task that might have taken weeks elsewhere. The working owner’s presence and eagerness to please were also evident. I’ve lived here for over 20 years, and this experience is unmatched. quotes-image
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