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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Important Tips for Auto Repair in Sacramento

Is your car or truck having problems, and you are worried about it breaking down? As the owner of the car, you will be the first person to notice if something goes wrong. If you ever suspect that there is an issue with your car, then it is important to take it in for auto repair in Sacramento. Here are a few tips to help with your auto repair schedule and servicing: Don’t Procrastinate Auto Repair Services Even though it might not seem convenient to take your car in for repair, it is essential that you schedule an appointment as soon as possible. If you suspect that there is a problem with your car, then the best thing that you can do is talk with a mechanic right away. Many times, it is possible to prevent bigger issues by addressing the smaller problems right now. So, pay attention to the way your car drives and the sounds that are coming from the car, and contact an auto repair shop in Sacramento if you suspect any problems. Check the Owner&rsquo ... read more

Secrets on how to maximize your cars fuel economy

Secrets on how to maximize your cars fuel economy

I felt compelled to write this blog as gas prices are nearing $5.00 per gallon. But in truth what I’m going to share with you is in my opinion the second most important service you can perform on your car. Changing the oil frequently is number one. The most important thing you can do is also the simplest. KEEP YOUR FUEL INJECTORS, VALVES, and PISTONS CLEAN. First some technical mumbo jumbo about why this matters: 1. Fuel injectors spray gas into the engine to burn. Gas must be vaporized before it can burn. Liquid gas will not burn. The finer the mist being sprayed into the engine the easier it is to burn. As the fuel injectors start to become dirty they squirt gas out in streams. Much like a worn out pistol grip sprayer does. As a result the computer needs to spray more gas to get the same power. Your cars computer has the ability to measure how much gas is getting burned and will adjust for more if some of it does not get burned. The unburned fuel goes right ... read more

Winter Tires

Winter Tires

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Tires and Wheels

How to Tell if You Need Transmission Repair in Sacramento

Are you wondering if you need a new transmission in your car or truck? The best way to tell if it is time for a new transmission is to talk with an expert team to have your car diagnosed. But, there are a few warnings signs that you can watch for, and these things might indicate that your transmission is burning out. If you notice any of these signs, then it is essential that you talk with an auto repair shop where transmission repair in Sacramento is offered. Delaying a checkup with your local repair shop might cause you to find yourself in a situation where you are broken down on the side of the road. Listen to Your Car How does your car sound when it starts? Have you noticed any strange sounds when the car is shifting gears? You know your car best, which means that you might be able to identify potential problems based on the sound of your car. When a transmission is failing, it often makes a loud rumbling noise or it might sound like gears are grinding. If you ... read more

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Transmission

The Difference Between BMW Repair and General Auto Repair in Sacramento, CA

If you drive a BMW, then it is essential that you take your vehicle to a qualified BMW repair shop when your car needs attention. Some people assume that all car repair shops are the same, but the truth is that you will receive a different quality of service depending on the specialty of the repair shop. Don’t Void the Warranty Did you know that taking your car to an unauthorized dealer instead of a BMW repair shop could cause your warranty to be voided? If your car is still under warranty and you choose to have another mechanic work on the car, then it is possible that the vehicle won’t qualify for future warranty related repairs. As a result, you might end up spending more money than necessary on car repairs. When your car qualifies for warranty repair work, then it is obvious that the vehicle needs to be taken to a BMW authorized mechanic. But, it isn’t uncommon for people to change repair shops after the warranty period is over, which can be a ... read more

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BMW Auto Repair

Hitting The Brakes In Sacramento

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Brakes

Put On The Brakes: Brake Service At Standard Auto Care

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Brakes

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

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Brakes

How to Tell if Your Car Needs Suspension Repair

Is it time for suspension repair on your car? Many people take the suspension system on their car for granted, and they don’t realize how important it is to have good suspension until something goes wrong. The shocks on the vehicle will support several tons of weight over the years, and eventually they can go out because of regular wear and tear. One misconception about the suspension system is that the sole purpose is to maintain a smooth ride. So, if the shocks go out, then the vehicle owner doesn’t make it a priority to repair the problems because they only view it as an inconvenience. But, a bad suspension can have a domino effect on the control of the vehicle, which could be putting you in danger if your car is in need of repair. Here are a few signs that it is time to take your car or truck in for suspension repair in Sacramento, CA: 1. It’s a Rough Ride When you are ... read more

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Suspension
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