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Turlock Drivers + Central Valley = A Love For Trucks

Turlock Drivers + Central Valley = A Love For Trucks

  A Love for Trucks   If you are looking for a truck for work or for recreation, we think light-duty trucks are on point. A ½ ton truck can readily handle a load of dirt or rock for your project or for play and is all you will really need for your go-anywhere, get-any-job-done attitude.   We love our trucks for their bed, cab, accessibility and towing capacity. Here are a few more reasons why each of these truck features is so great.   Truck beds are a brilliant design lending itself to haul or move serious equipment, motorcycles, trash, mulch, appliances, tools and equipment and more. Unlike an SUV, trucks are up to every task. The sizes of truck beds vary depending on your needs. If you want a 4-door truck, a full-size bed which is 8 feet reduces to 5 or 6 feet depending on the configuration.   Cab size options are plentiful. Regular cabs, which are harder to find these days are the least expensive. Extended cabs are very useful; however, the ... read more

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Five Reasons You Should Give Preventive Maintenance For Your Vehicle

Five Reasons You Should Give Preventive Maintenance For Your Vehicle

To start out the new year, we like to get a fresh start on our lives. One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to curb heavy spending and start saving money, and investing in preventive maintenance over time can do just that! Keep reading for the top five reasons preventive maintenance benefits you and your vehicle all year-round.  Saving Money Spending money on your vehicle can be a pain, especially when you’re trying to save money coming into the the new year. But don’t let that keep you from investing in your vehicle’s preventive maintenance! It may not look like it, but over time the money you put toward your car’s performance and upkeep will be paid back to you in full. Your vehicle will last longer, and there will be less of a chance that more serious and costly repairs are necessary down the line. Less Wear and Tear on Your Vehicle We expect older vehicles to accumulate minor bumps and bruises over time, just like we would expect to oc ... read more

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Is Your Vehicle Ready To Handle Holiday Traffic?

With how often we drive our vehicles, it’s easy to forget how prone they are to wear and tear, especially when the holidays approach. Regular maintenance is a key requirement in the upkeep of your car, and holiday road conditions and weather can do a number on even the most well-cared-for vehicle. To keep your family ready to take on that holiday traffic when the time comes, here are some easy maintenance tips from your friends at Nona’s Auto Center: Make sure your tires are in good shape: Tire care is integral to the safety of your vehicle, and with the constant stop-and-go of holiday traffic and harsh winter weather, road conditions are at their most dangerous. Make it a point to change out your tires if over 5 years old and give them a thorough once-over for damage and wear. Check tire pressure and tread as well – bald tires and traffic just don’t mix. Your tread shouldn’t reach below 2/32 of an inch; if it does, it’s time to get new ones. Chec ... read more

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What’s News With Hybrid Automotive Technology?

The next wave of automotive innovation undeniably rests on the shoulders of electrical and hybrid technology. Advances in battery technology design and manufacturing are leading to a world with more accessible, longer-lasting, and higher-powered batteries available for hybrid vehicles. For hybrid owners, these new designs will mean reduced charging times, fewer battery failures, and longer-lasting charges than have ever been previously achieved. Newly available battery materials also aim to make green vehicles even more eco-friendly with great advances in battery recycling to comply with upcoming battery material recycling regulations. As this new area of automotive technology grows, the number of hybrid vehicles on the road does too. While hybrids are becoming more and more popular, many mechanics shy away from working on them due to their specialized maintenance and repair needs. This is why car owners should be choosy when selecting an auto repair shop to work on their hybrids. Be ... read more

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Ten Helpful Tips To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Did you know that Nona’s Auto Center in Turlock, California, is one of the very few certified hybrid service and repair centers in the Central Valley? It’s true! When we started our business in 1979, our family business had a dream. We love cars and we have made it our personal goal to always stay on top of the ever-evolving automotive technology. We remember when cars were much simpler machines and didn’t have computers running inside them. Today, our modern vehicles typically have more than 100 computers, and it operates like a computer network on four wheels! Over the past 41 years, we have certainly seen a big evolution of automotive technology. When hybrid vehicles were introduced to the marketplace, we jumped on the opportunity to learn everything we could about hybrid technology. We attended classes, sent our technicians through certification programs, studied how to recondition hybrid batteries, and so on. While most independent auto repair shops shy away fr ... read more

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