Yearly Archives: 2022

Don’t Let Your Vehicle Go Thirsty

Don’t Let Your Vehicle Go Thirsty

Why is it important to change the fluids in my vehicle? It's almost summertime in the California Central Valley, and we all know what that means! Scorching days that regularly exceed 100+ degrees, dry & dusty agricultural air, and hazardous road conditions. This is even more true in Turlock, CA's rural agricultural areas. Pollen, dusk, and road debris mix and lodge themselves in our fuel systems, creating dangerous operating conditions for our vehicles. Here are a few reasons why it is so essential that you change the fluids in your vehicle: It helps to keep your vehicle in peak operating condition Removes dirty fluids contaminated with debris and particulate matter Maintains proper fluids levels across your system It gives you a chance to change filters associated with that fluid, helping to keep dangerous particulate matter out of your vehicle system Do I change all of the fluids or only certain ones? That is a great question, and a couple of factors go into it. Fi ... read more

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Dirt, Dust, & Debris in the Central Valley

Dirt, Dust, & Debris in the Central Valley

Photo by Rinald Rolle on Unsplash Why You Need To Change Your Vehicle's Filters As we know, the California Central Valley is home to some of the world's best produce! While we absolutely love the access to world-class fruits and vegetables, there is a downside when it comes to living amongst the farms. Dirt, dust, and debris can be an issue, especially in the hotter months when the sun dries out the surrounding agricultural fields and the wind picks up. Beyond that, the California Central Valley is home to a unique amount of pollen, which presents a problem for our vehicle filters; the recent wildfires haven't helped, either. Our vehicles have to filter out all of the debris to keep their vital components functioning at an opt ... read more

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Time to Check Your Tires

Time to Check Your Tires

Photo by Frank Albrecht on Unsplash   Summer Is Just Around The Corner; Time To Check Your Tires! As we say goodbye to the bitter sting of the winter months and the cold, wet, and muddy roads leave us behind for a time, now is a good time to look to the health of your tires. How did your tires do with all the rough and cold conditions? Summertime is almost here, which means road trips, lake days, and day trips to Yosemite.   Nothing puts a stop to the family fun like a flat tire, or worse, a blowout! There is a difference, btw. A flat tire results from slow tire-pressure loss over a given period of time, leading to your tire looking deflated. On the other hand, a blowout is a sudden explosive moment where your tire actually burst ... read more

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Take Your Car Out For a Date

Take Your Car Out For a Date

Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash   Valentine's Day is coming up; in just about two weeks! Are you prepared? Well, don't worry, we have a plan for you, and this year it includes your vehicle, too. However, Turlock's backroads and farming areas see a lot of mud, potholes, and debris. All of that creates a problem, and it should be maintained regularly to give your vehicle the longest life possible, especially if it has a date ahead of it!   We have had some pretty good rain this year in the California Central Valley, which surprised many vehicle owners. Wet conditions create all sorts of problems for our vehicles. So, it is just as important as ever that we care for our vehicle as we care for our family. Here ... read more

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The Importance of Pre-Purchase Inspections

The Importance of Pre-Purchase Inspections

Image by Capri23auto from Pixabay    With all the news of pandemic price surges in the used vehicle market and no clear end in sight, now is the time to consider the importance of a pre-purchase inspection. The New Year brings joys and headaches but buying a vehicle doesn't have to be one of them. A quality auto repair shop can make the experience easy and guide you towards the best decision for your dollar.   Pandemic prices are through the roof; used vehicles have risen 26% on average over the past year, making them more expensive than they have ever been. So, we know we are going to buy a vehicle, but we aren't sure exactly how to get the most bang for our buck. That ... read more

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