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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Top Five Signs You Need Alternator Repair

Your car’s alternator is a pretty simple mechanism that turns the mechanical energy of your engine’s rotating crankshaft into electricity to power your car’s accessories. If your alternator is broken, you can lose your headlight, stereo, or starter function. Though it’s small, your alternator is important! Without it, you can’t start your car to drive on our Sacramento roads, or light the curves at nighttime. Look for the following five signs your car needs alternator repair so you can stay up and running. Warning Light One obvious sign you need alternator repair is if a warning light comes on. While a lot of car owners automatically assume there’s a battery problem if an “ALT” or “GEN” light comes on, most likely it is the alternator as the alternator powers the battery. Dim Car Lights The alternator supplies the car’s electrical power, so when it’s beginning to fail or is losing its potential, the car’s ... read more



How to Choose the Right BMW Repair Specialist

Your BMW is beautiful and special, and you need to make sure you take extra good care of it. It’s your right as a BMW owner in Sacramento to seek out the very best BMW repair specialist to service and repair your car. Take the time to find the right BMW repair shop in your Sacramento district. Take the following points into consideration when shopping around: Reputation A quick search on the Internet will pull up many BMW repair shops in your area. However, not all of them can give you the quality you need. Research each shop’s reputation to make sure you get trustworthy and experienced BMW repair work. Check out the Sacramento Better Business Bureau to see if any particular shop has a bad reputation, or if there are any filed complaints. You can also read reviews on consumer sights like Yelp and Foursquare. Another option is asking other friends with BMWs whom they trust for their BMW repair, as word of mouth is one of the best and most honest tools. J ... read more


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Five Symptoms of Necessary Suspension Repair

Your car’s suspension system is a complicated web of cooperating mechanisms and components specifically constructed to give you an even, stable and smooth ride when you’re driving. Since your suspension receives the brunt of the driving damage, you’ll see worn out or broken suspension parts a lot. If your car doesn’t ride the way it used to, you might need suspension repair. As stated above, suspension systems are complicated and made up of a lot of varying parts, so it can be hard to diagnose a suspension problem that requires repair. However, if you break it down by symptom, it can be a much simpler task. Use the below list of five symptoms of necessary suspension repair to help you diagnose your car, and find the right suspension repair solution. Pulling To One Side — If your car pulls to one side when you’re driving, you need suspension repair. Wiggling or Floppy Wheels —Your car needs suspension repair if your wheels shimmy, wiggle or ... read more


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