At Trubey Auto Repair we salute the men and women in the Military. We also would like to thank you for your service.
Trubey Auto Repair strives to be your honest and fair auto repair in Tavares Florida. We work hard to get you back on the road as soon as possible. From our family to yours.
This summer has really been a hot one so far. We have stayed busy with lots of A/C jobs. If your A/C doesn't seem to keep you cool then bring your car in and let us take a look at it.
^^ Some of our more memorable A/C jobs.
I'm sure all of us can relate when this question is asked, have you ever had a flat tire? (Nod head now)
In this post we wanted to cover the simple differences in a tire plug and a plug patch.
A tire plug is simply a plug put in the hole of the tire. There are several different types of material used but they all do the same thing, plug the tire.
On the right you see some of the common kits that you can purchase at just about any bigger retail store in the automotive section.
With tire plugs the tire can be left on the vehicle and plugged.
Does not keep the manufacturers warranty of the tire.
Tire Patch Plug
Tire patch plugs are the plug as well as a patch. The tire has to be dismounted from the rim and the tire has to be prepped for the patch plug. The patch plug is installed from the inside of the tire and pulled through.
Keeps the manufacturers warranty of the tire.
Takes longer due to tire needing to be dismounted.
From what we have seen is if it is a small puncture and you aren't worried about keeping the manufacturers warranty on the tire then go for a plug. If you have nicer tires or have a larger hole go with a patch. All around though a patch is what we would recommend because it is a more sure repair.
We are happy to say that we have a new owner and operator here at Lugo Auto Repair. We are sad to see our former owner and operator Jose Lugo go, but we know that he will have success in his endeavors. Jose started this business in 2003. He started the business in a one car garage of his house. After building his name with local friends and customers he eventually moved into a one-bay shop in Minneola. Due to the growth of the business he decided to move to a larger shop. The current location now is a 6 bay shop located in Tavares where we continue to serve most of our very first customers and also serve our new customers. His mission was to provide excellent service combined with high quality products and years of training.
Our new owner and operator is David Trubey. Working on cars is something that he has always enjoyed. When he was younger his dad would have him help him work on their cars. It was a hobby and something he always enjoyed and still does to this day. Dave is very excited for this opportunity to be able to own and operate Lugo Auto. It has always been a dream of his to do the one thing he truly loves.
David is also excited to bring a few new ideas and interests to the shop. One of those being hybrids and electric vehicles. Back in 2006 David attended an electric car conversion class and ever since then has wanted to offer such services for people. We are sure that this will be a future service that we will offer here at Lugo Auto Repair.
So we welcome David and encourage you to stop by to say hello.
Here are a few things that have been going on around Trubey Auto Repair.