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Yearly Archives: 2016

Suspension Repair – Things You Need To Know

You may be proud of your cars acceleration, torque or horsepower, but if you can’t actually control your car all of that doesn’t matter. The state of your suspension is the difference between a smooth ride and a deadly one, which is why suspension repair is no laughing matter. It’s wise to take care of any suspension issues early before they lead to larger problems. Here we are going to review some important information about your car’s suspension so that you and your vehicle can stay safe on the road. Chances are you aren’t driving on perfectly flat road all of the time which is why your suspension is so important. Even freshly paved roads have their flaws that effect the wheels of your car. When these issues on the road occur force is applied to your wheels. Just one small bump causes your wheels to move up and down on the road. This is why it’s necessary to have an intervening mechanism in place to ensure your wheel’s energy is transferred ... read more

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What to Consider About BMW Repair

Even the ultimate driving machine needs a repair every now and then. BMW owners know there’s no worse feeling than when something goes wrong with their precious baby. Particularly because no ordinary repair shop can fix it. Since BMW’s are engineered in such a unique way the right repair shop requires extensive BMW knowledge, access to the right parts, and the tools to properly diagnose the problem. There is no small issue in a BMW as the full system relies on the sum of its parts, so it’s best to have your vehicle examined and maintained regularly. Here we will look into some factor to consider when your BMW is in need of a repair. Be sure that the mechanic you bring your car to has specific training on BMW’s and has access to diagnostic parts, tools and computers. It’s not necessary to bring your car to the dealership, there are definitely shops where you will find this. For a technician to be considered a ... read more

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BMW Auto Repair

How to Tell if You Need Suspension Repair in Sacramento

Have you noticed that it is a rough ride when you are driving your car? Most cars have a good suspension system to buffer the impact of bumps and potholes. But, suspension problems with your car can cause you to feel every road bump. If you suspect that there might be something wrong with your suspension, we invite you to contact our team at Standard Auto Care. Why Your Car has a Suspension System There are several reasons why it is necessary to be sure that your suspension system is in good condition. The suspension makes it comfortable to ride in the car. If the suspension goes out, passengers will get thrown around with even the smallest bumps or potholes. Most roads have small imperfections, and these problems can’t be avoided if the suspension isn’t working correctly. Not only does a bad suspension make it an uncomfortable ride, but it also can be a safety issue. If you continue driving a car with a bad suspension system, you have a higher risk of an accident on the ... read more

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High-Quality Transmission Repair in Sacramento

Is it time to have your transmission serviced? Whether your transmission needs regular maintenance or it is in need of repairs, it is important that you contact an experienced auto repair shop. Transmission problems can be challenging, especially because certain types of transmission problems can cause your car to stop moving altogether. Here at Standard Auto Care, we specialize in all types of auto repair and maintenance. Transmission repair is one of our specialties. We can inspect your car to see if it needs transmission servicing. Bring your vehicle by anytime and we will make sure your transmission is in good condition. Signs that it’s Time for Transmission Repair Have you noticed any signs that your car might need to be repaired? Pay attention to the way the vehicle drives, because often there are small indications that something might be wrong. Since you drive your car on a regular basis, you are the best ... read more

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Does Your Car Need Alternator Repair Services?

Alternator problems can be tricky to diagnose unless you have some experience with cars. Often, car owners assume that their battery is dead, so they try changing the battery before consulting an expert. The alternator and the battery work together, so the best way to identify the problem is by talking with an experienced mechanic. If you suspect something might be wrong with the alternator, contact our team at Standard Auto Care right away. There are a few signs that you can watch for which might indicate the problem is the alternator. Battery Function It is easy to assume that the battery might be bad if you are unable to start the car. Does your car respond when you turn the key? If you attempt to start the car, and nothing happens, it could potentially be a dead battery, but it may also be an alternator problem. The most common approach to solving the mystery is to check the battery first. It’s always a possibility that the battery was drained if headlights or other batte ... read more

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How to Avoid Singing the Transmission Repair Blues

So you’ve got your coffee in hand and you’re rushing out the door. You’ve already gone back inside twice to grab your keys and those notes you left on the kitchen counter. You leap into the driver’s seat with no time to spare and crank the engine but…nothing happens. The last thing you want to deal with on a hectic morning is a surprise issue with your car’s transmission. You need a reliable vehicle to get around efficiently, keep your commute safe, and provide peace of mind every morning when you rush off to work. Many drivers think of transmission repair as the most intimidating auto problem they could face. Bad transmissions can jeopardize the entire health of your car, and end up cutting short the life of one of your biggest investments. Transmission repair is expensive, extensive, and time-consuming – which is why it pays to read up on these ways so you can take preventative action and reduce the risk of anything happening to your vehic ... read more

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Transmission

Is Your Sacramento BMW Repair Measuring Up?

If you don’t drive a BMW, you might not understand the need for a specific BMW repair resource. After all, it’s just a car – why can’t you take it to an ordinary mechanic? But having a BMW isn’t like having other cars. Owning and driving these cars is a specific experience. All across the country there are passionate owners, enthusiasts, and experts who can attest to the importance of proper BMW repair. Sacramento is no different! Getting the best service and parts for your luxury car is an important part of increasing the lifespan of your vehicle, maximizing your investment, and protecting the machinery that transports you and your loved ones every day. Why our BMW repair service is superior: 1. Experience. This is, ultimately, the number one thing to look for when you are trying to choose the best specialty car repair for your vehicle. You want a team that knows how to diagnose the issues, whether they are common or uncommon. An auto repair group that ... read more

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Why it’s Dangerous to Invest in Unreliable Sacramento Auto Repair

Have you ever felt cheated by a car mechanic? Lied to? Made to pay more money than you thought was fair? Most people have felt uncertain or taken advantage of by car repair experts at least once in their life. It’s an industry where trust is especially important because reliable expertise is hard to find. Sacramento drivers depend on their cars for safe transportation. But they depend on their mechanics for peace of mind. When a mechanic manipulates their customer, that all goes out the window. Here are the top five reasons that unreliable auto repair is such a bad thing: 1. Increased Risk Of Damages. If you don’t trust your mechanic, you are less likely to take your car to the repair shop for regular maintenance. Most car owners know that regular maintenance is the number one affordable way to avoid more significant damages to your car. Unfortunately, if you skip out on regular preventative maintenance check-ins, you are missing the opportunity for qualified experts to as ... read more

Top Three Signs Alternator Repair Is On the Horizon

When it comes to maintaining electrical excellence in your car, the alternator is responsible for some pretty major moving parts – yet it might not be the first thing you think of for maintenance repair. Not surprisingly, it takes a lot of electrical capacity to run all the automotive systems that modern Sacramento drivers need. Between GPS, air conditioning, satellite radio, and rear-facing camera/alert systems, your alternator is usually working overtime to keep everything communicating properly and distributing electrical power evenly. Alternator maintenance and repair is extremely important, but many drivers don’t understand the role electrical power plays in keeping their cars running. Here are the most common signs that your alternator needs some extra attention. 1. Inconsistent Headlights/Taillights. It’s easy to get caught up in the glitz and glam of all the modern technology in your car – but the basics are just as important, and can actually be the b ... read more

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4 Reasons You Should Take Suspension Repair Seriously

So, you are a busy Sacramento driver logging many miles every week. You rely on your car to get you to work, school, home, and all the places in between safely and reliably. You spend a lot of time with your vehicle day in and day out. But how much do you really know about your car? If you are like most people, you probably don’t know in any great detail what’s going on under the hood of your car. And that’s ok! Finding a trusted mechanic is the first step toward updating important auto systems and keeping healthy, safe car repair a top priority. The experts at Standard Auto can tell you why you should care about the maintenance needs of your car’s internal systems – including the suspension. 1. Your Car Needs Balance. No, we’re not talking about meditation, yoga, or getting Zen with your car. We’re talking about real, literal balance. If you’ve ever been in a car that has poor suspension, you probably noticed it pulls to the left or ri ... read more

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