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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Transmission Repair for Most Common Problems

You just started noticing it—a strange sound, a small hesitation while you are driving. The transmission in your car is one of the most important parts. It directs power from the engine through the drive strip to the wheels. Any issues with the transmission can render your vehicle completely useless. This is why knowing some of the most common problems can help. So you can get proper transmission repair quickly. What to Watch For Mechanical car problems usually come with distinct sounds or sensations. This is why, when you go in for transmission repair, the mechanic often asks about what the problem sounds like. These key indicators can tell them not only when something isn’t functioning properly, but also what might be going on. So, as a driver, it is in your best interest to pay attention to anything out of the ordinary. Specific signs of transmission problems include: Car refuses to go into gear A burning smell Car is noisy in neutral Gears slip C ... read more

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Routine Car Maintenance and Auto Repairs by the Mile

You don’t want to spend a lot of money getting your car fixed. So, regular preventative maintenance is the best thing you can do to improve the longevity of your vehicle. It not only keeps your car running properly, but saves you money in the long run. For the average car owner, it can be difficult to know what to do, where to go, and when. So here are a few things about routine car maintenance and auto repair you need to know. Any certified mechanic in Sacramento will tell you about the importance of routine maintenance. Getting oil changes and regular checks on your car is just like the checkups you get at the doctor. Professional technicians know what to look for and can diagnose and catch problems early before they grow into a major expense. Ultimately routine care on your vehicle can save you thousands of dollars, and isn’t something you should ignore. It all starts with reading the owner’s manual ... read more

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Mark Your Calendar for Regular Auto Repair and Maintenance

Most car owners wait until their vehicle breaks down before they head to an auto repair shop. Instead of waiting for a problem, consider the advantages of scheduling regular inspections and maintenance. Here at Standard Auto Care, we can help with all types of repair and maintenance for your vehicle. The Difference between Maintenance and Repair As a car owner, there is no way to avoid the regular maintenance and repair tasks that will be needed. Every vehicle requires standard services, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and more. These small maintenance tasks can help to keep the car in good working condition. As a result, you can often avoid some of the bigger problems that often pop up as the car ages. The benefit of keeping up with maintenance is that you can schedule the auto repair visits based on your schedule. If you have a day off from work or a specific time that is best for you, you can make an appointment during that time. It is much less stressful ... read more

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Most Common BMW Problems and Repairs

When it comes to cars, BMW is certainly part of a high end category of luxury cars. Through the years and various models BMW always maintains high level performance, style, and comfort. But looks aren’t everything. These cars are also top tier for high quality engineering and pushing the boundaries in automotive technology. When it comes to purchasing a new or used luxury vehicle, it is always good to know what to expect. The last thing you want to do is invest in a car that will just break down a couple years down the road. Realistically, every vehicle will have problems at some point. No one can tell you exactly what will go wrong with your BMW and when. Over time, you can expect a few components and systems that will need attention. The best way to keep your BMW in top shape is through regular maintenance and an awareness regarding some of the mechanical weaknesses. Then get your car to a BMW auto r ... read more

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