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Monthly Archives: July 2016

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



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



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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