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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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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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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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Finding The Right Auto Repair Shop For You

If you live in Sacramento, CA, or the surrounding areas, you know there are a lot of auto repair centers and mechanic shops from which to choose. Everyone needs their vehicle serviced from time to time. And, hopefully less often, everyone needs repairs. If you are new to the area or are recently looking for a repair shop to call, choosing wisely can be daunting! How do we—as car and truck owners –choose the right repair shop for our vehicles? At Standard Auto Care, we want to help guide you in choosing a trusted auto repair shop in Sacramento, Ca, for your vehicle, whether you choose us or not. This quick guide should have you feeling confident in finding the right place for your vehicle in no time. 1. Certification Wherever you go and no matter what type of vehicle you own, your repairs should be completed by a certified mechanic/technician. Look for ASE accreditation. 2. Price Price alone s ... read more

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Your Trusted Bmw Repair Shop

If we’re being completely honest, luxury car owners do not want to bring their vehicle to “just any auto shop.” For example, a BMW is known as a top-of-the-line, luxury automobile. Owners know they have one of the best-manufactured vehicles on the roads. Simply put, a BMW is a masterpiece At Standard Auto Care in Sacramento, CA, we understand the love of luxury. Over the decades, we have experienced the uniqueness of these amazing vehicles and their owners, who demand high-quality work from their chosen auto repair shop (as they should!) What BMW owners look for in a repair shop: Specialization: a high-end, German-made automobile is an exceptional animal. Owners want to select a repair shop with extensive knowledge of BMW design and construction. High Standards: the shop’s history will give insight on their legitimacy as a luxury vehicle repair center. Word-of-mouth and online reviews are strong statements of a shop’s reputation. Qua ... read more

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Standard Auto Care Auto Repair Code of Ethics

When you need auto repair in Sacramento, you might put it off as long as possible. You’ve heard about friends and family members paying for repairs they don’t really need. And you’ve heard about things being fixed incorrectly and costing more later. Auto repair is never at the top of anyone’s list, but when it’s necessary, don’t put it off. Just find an auto repair shop you can trust. Standard Auto Care has a strong code of ethics that we uphold with every customer on a daily basis. Take a look at some of the things we promise to do for you and your vehicle. -Honest Recommendations At Standard Auto Care, we promise to recommend services and maintenance items that your vehicle really needs. We will not recommend something to you that your vehicle does not need. We will only tell you what needs to be done to correct problems or prevent items from going wrong in the future. In short, we will never deceive you about the service needs in your vehicle ... read more

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Auto Repair: Do-It-Yourself or Hire a Mechanic in Sacramento, CA?

No one likes to pay an expensive auto repair bill, but these costs are a necessary part of car ownership. If you own a car, it is essential to plan in advance to take care of ongoing repairs and maintenance that will be necessary. Find a good mechanic in Sacramento, CA to help with these repair tasks. Pros and Cons of Do-It-Yourself Auto Repair The main reason a person might consider do-it-yourself auto repair is because they want to save a little money. These days, there are many drawbacks to attempting to fix a car problem without consulting professionals. If you have little experience with auto repair, it is possible that you might cause more damage in an attempt to fix a small problem. Even though there are tutorials and helpful videos on YouTube, these videos don’t replace the benefit of hands-on experience. Some car owners have watched videos in an attempt to learn how to fix their car ... read more

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The Many Forms of Auto Repair

Car repair doesn’t always have to be a drastic ordeal. In fact, car repair can be as simple as getting your oil changes. However, no matter the size (or the price) of your repair, it’s all vital to maintaining or restoring your car to its best condition. We have broken down some of the most common and important repairs to keep your engine running. Replace Your Air Filters Replacing your air filters may seem like a trivial task, but it’s vital for both your car and your own physical health. It’s wise to change them out every 10, 000 miles to allow your car to breathe efficiently. Install Air Intake Cold air improves your engines MPG efficiency, which saves you money at the pump. Replace Your Starter If your starter is dead than your car is dead. Have a new starter installed when your existing one begins to feel and sound a little rough. Replace Cooling Fans Heat is your cars enemy, so we ... read more

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