Is My Mechanic Honest?

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We like to share great content surrounding the maintenance and management of your automobile. In this article, we wanted to share with you a very well done blog post authored by Elite Auto Repair in Tempe, Arizona.

Trinity AutoWorx is your trusted Trinity Auto Repair Shop serving Trinity, Odessa, Starkey Ranch and Longleaf.Is My Mechanic Honest?

Halloween and Auto Safety

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Halloween is upon us, so let’s not forget about automobile safety within our communities. We tend to get busy and forget about our vehicles and how they impact the community and safety of our children. With kids and families out trick or treating, our vehicles should be maintained for the safety of all. Take the extra steps to make sure your brakes are up to par and yours lights are working properly. Be sure you are well lit so no one gets hit!

No tricks! Our treat to you is to offer a safety inspection right away.
$10 off any service between now and Halloween.
(Safety Inspection included with service, free of charge)

Contact us today to schedule an appointment!
(727) 753-8586


Pedal Commander

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The Pedal Commander is The World’s Most Advanced Adjustable Throttle Response Controller System that removes response delays on your electronic accelerator pedal. Effectively, it allows your engine to respond faster so your car can accelerate faster! You paid lots of money for a serious vehicle; when you press your gas pedal, it shouldn’t feel like you are pressing a sponge. Haven’t you ever noticed that older cars tend to be more responsive, before digital pedals? We’re giving you that response back!

Pedal Commander has 4 different control modes: Eco, City, Sport, and Sport+ . Each control mode has 8 adjustable levels to work with. These different settings are what provide drivers with unique acceleration control in their vehicles.

– Easy Installation / (Free in South Florida)
– OEM Factory Plugs
– Individual Programming
– User-Friendly and Adjustable
– Eco,City,Sport & Sport + Modes
– Removes All Disadvantages of Electronic Gas Pedals
– CE and TUV Certified
– Never Voids Your Factory Warranty
– Excellent Customer Service
– 30 Day 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed or your Money Back. No Questions Asked

Interested? Trinity Auto Worx has them available now! Drop us an e-mail at or feel free to give us a call at 727-753-8586.

Thank you for trusting us with all of your Trinity Auto Repair needs!

Keep Calm and Wheel On

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Vehicle damage and mechanical breakdowns are part of the off-road experience. Seasoned Jeeper lists the essential spare parts and equipment you need to hit the trail and make it home safely.

By: John Ryzowicz

Question: I have noticed some Jeepers carry spare parts with them on the trail. Is that really necessary, and if so, what are the “must-haves”?

Answer: Murphy’s Law tells us that anything that can go wrong will go wrong, and Jeepin’ is no exception. Experienced off-roaders tend to carry a lot of equipment and a number of spare parts whenever they hit the trails. They do so because they have learned the first rule of wheeling: Always go prepared and expect the unexpected!

Making it home safely should always be your top priority. A fully stocked first aid kit is a must, but vehicles need TLC too. Jeep people are some of savviest trail mechanics around, and it helps that many parts work for multiple models and model-years.

Onboard Parts Store

Depending on your level of wheeling experience or the distance you travel, your “must-have” spare parts could include U-joint strap kits or bolts for axle ends and driveshafts, a spare drive belt for your engine, and a spare tire. Repair kits are useful, but some tire damage can’t be fixed with a plug.

Some Jeepers carry extra front-end linkage pieces, such as tie rod ends or drag link ends. Also, consider stocking unit bearings — which are non-serviceable wheel bearings for front axles — as well as assorted fuses and varying lengths of wire to bypass shortages caused by water damage or trail damage.

“Advanced” Jeepers may also choose to carry an extra fuel filter, gearbox oil, a short section of tubing that will fit inside radiator hoses, spark plugs and a spare axle shaft. If your Jeep is equipped with a stick shift, a spare manual hub assembly could come in handy someday.
Finally, every Jeeper should carry the basics: water, flashlight, towels, engine oil, a toolkit, zip ties, a jack, duct tape and electrical tape, assorted nuts, bolts and hose clamps, a JB weld, a silicone gasket maker, valve stems and a valve core tool, and a small air compressor (unless you have onboard air).

Keep Your Cool

Most importantly, when trouble arises, don’t lose your cool. The most reliable Jeepers are those who remain calm under pressure and are able to think outside the box to come up with a solution to any problem.

With a good head on your shoulders and the proper equipment, you can complete every journey and be an asset to your fellow wheelers.


John Ryzowicz is an experienced mechanic and trail leader and the owner of Trinity Auto Worx in Odessa, Fla. He advises Jeepers to take a number of key supplies and spare parts on every off-road adventure.