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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Signs Your Vehicle is in Need of a Transmission Repair

If you are like most Sacramento drivers, the words “transmission repair” sounds expensive and stressful. While repairs may range in cost and timing, you can always help reduce the chance of an expensive transmission repair by catching the signs early and taking your vehicle to an auto technician as soon as possible. While it may be tempting to “ride it out” and ignore signs of trouble, this can result in further damage and possibly needing your entire transmission replaced. To help save you from the extra hassle, we have put together a short list of transmission trouble signs. It’s a Struggle to Shift Gears To stay safe on the road, you’ll need to be able to shift gears at a moment’s notice. If you find that there is a hesitation while changing gears or the gear falls out of place while you’re driving, it could be a major sign that your vehicle is in need of a transmission repair. Also be on the lookout for problems li ... read more

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Signs Your Toyota Needs a Repair

Many Sacramento drivers will wait until an accident occurs or their Toyota flat out stops before bringing it in for a repair. Unfortunately, this choice will only prolong your repair time and will typically result in an even more expensive repair. Just because your Toyota is still able to function on the road, doesn’t mean that it isn’t in need of an urgent repair. To help you avoid an expensive repair, or potentially ruining your Toyota for good, we have put together this short list of warning signs that it’s time to bring your Toyota in for a repair. Your Check Engine Light Has Come On It’s common for many drivers to ignore the little “check engine” light on their Toyota and blame it on a faulty fuse or broken light. However, this is one warning sign you should always check up on. Even if your engine isn’t in real danger, it could be a sign that an engine-related issue has occurred. The longer you put off this repair, the more likely ... read more

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Auto Repair

Important Maintenance Checks and Repairs for Your Nissan

If you are hoping to maintain the quality of your Nissan, it’s important to find a Sacramento auto technician that can handle both larger Nissan repairs and simple maintenance checks. Bringing your Nissan in for the right repairs at the right time is the key to keeping your vehicle running smoothly and without problems. Still, many drivers have a hard time sticking to the recommended auto schedule for their Nissan, which can lead to some major problems. To help, we have created a short repair and maintenance calendar for your Nissan.   Simple Nissan Repairs to Perform Once a Month   Each month, there are minor maintenance repairs that should be done on your Nissan to prevent any damage from occurring. These auto maintenance Sacramento, CA checks are simple, but should still be done by an auto technician that understands and has prior experience working with Nissans. You will want your auto ... read more

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Auto Maintenance

What to Ask an Auto Technician about Your Honda Repair?

Many Sacramento drivers dread bringing in their Honda for a repair. When something goes wrong with your Honda, it seems like just the tip of the iceberg as you begin the long and expensive journey of getting your vehicle repaired. This is why it’s so important to ensure you are asking the right questions before and during the repair process to save yourself time, money and headaches. While being without a vehicle may spark some urgency, it’s best to take your time when speaking to a repair technician about your Honda. 1. “Can you show me the problem with my Honda?” While the majority of auto technicians aren’t trying to rob you blind, there are always a few bad apples in the mix. By asking this simple question, you can gauge the reaction of the technician and easily tell if what is being said is the real problem at hand. If you request to see the part that’s no longer working, or to see where it’s failing, you’ll be able to determine if ... read more

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Auto Repair

Why You Should Trust Standard Auto Care with Your GM Repair

We get it. Repairing your GM vehicle can be stressful, especially if you don’t have a Sacramento auto technician you can trust. Being without your GM vehicle can make it difficult to care for your family and responsibilities, not to mention the rising costs of repairs. At Standard Auto Care, we have everything you’re looking for when it comes to your GM repair. Here we will be discussing a few reasons why Standard Auto Care is the right repair shop for your GM vehicle. Standard Auto Care Offers Nationwide Warranties Afraid of paying for an expensive repair, just to have you GM vehicle break down again? Chances are you would like to avoid paying for the same repair twice, which is why working with a shop that offers a warranty is the smartest choice you can make. At Standard Auto Care, we offer all of our customers a 3 year 36,000 mile nationwide warranty that includes parts and labor. Why would we offer such a thing? Because we have so much faith in our ... read more

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Auto Repair
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