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Auto Repair FAQ

What Happens If I Don’t Pay Attention to Low Tire Pressure?

Low tire pressure puts you at risk of popping your tire and makes you feel your vehicle pulling to one side of the road. Also, low tire pressure causes your vehicle to use more power to produce enough speed to run, costing you more gas and money.

What Should I Do If I See My Engine Lights?

If you see your engine light, it may be for several issues like a loose gas cap or even more severe. As you may not figure out what causes this sign, the best way is to come to our auto repair center to make sure nothing is wrong, or if it is, we fix it.

When Should I Check My Brakes?

It is crucial to service your brakes regularly to ensure that they are in peak conditions. Also, consider your brake pads as essential factors for maintaining stopping power. Therefore you have to have them checked often.

What Oild Type Is Best for My Vehicle?

As they are much suitable oil type, it would be best to check the owner's manual to see what oil your vehicle uses. Whether your car uses synthetic or conventional oil, you may find out when and what type of oil you should use.

How Often Oil Change Is Necessary?

Car owners should have their oil changed every 3,000 to 7,000 miles or every three months. You can check your owner's manual to see its accurate time and type. As an oil change is extremely essential, you should pay attention to its timing and services.

How Often Should I Check My Vehicle's Fluid Levels?

Aside from engine oil, many other fluids are vital to the health of your vehicle. Some examples include the transmission fluid, brake fluid, engine coolant, and power-steering fluid. Their levels are not only affected by how frequently you drive but extreme temperatures as well. As such, specialists advise checking them simultaneously as your oil change or every month or two.

How Often Should I Change My Air Filter?

Typically, there are two filters in a vehicle. One is for the engine, and the other is for the cabin. A dirty filter can prevent airflow, limiting the engine's ability to expend hot air and inhibiting clean air from passing through. How often you need to change it varies, though the conventional timeframe is about 30,000 miles, which is why the best way to determine that it requires a replacement is to check it periodically. Fortunately, replacing a filter is a quick and easy process.

When Should I Replace My Car Battery?

The standard battery is projected to last three to five years, but variables like hot and cold weather can influence its longevity, so it is best to keep an eye out for signs your battery power is declining. If your headlights and dashboard lights are starting to dim or if your vehicle has difficulty starting, these are clues that your vehicle may be due for a battery replacement.

How Much Air Pressure Should I Put into My Tires?

The amount of pressure a tire requires depends on its type and the vehicle. You can find out the optimum air pressure either printed on the door jamb, the side-wall of the tires, or in your owner's manual. Too much pressure can make it difficult for you to maneuver your vehicle, while too little pressure can result in a blow-out. You can always speak with a product expert to determine what pressure levels are most appropriate.

When is a Smog Check required?

A Smog Check is required every other year (biennially) as part of the vehicle registration process. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) registration renewal notice will indicate if a Smog Check is required. A Smog Check is also required when a vehicle changes ownership or when it is registered for the first time in California.

What causes AC in car to stop working?

There are several things that can cause electrical problems for your car's air conditioning. These can include failed switches, a blown fuse, a problem with the control module or something else. Fuses can short out and make the A/C stop working or a loose connection can create an electrical short that is easily fixed.

How can I figure out what’s wrong with my vehicle?

If you feel that something’s not right with your vehicle, the best thing you can do is write down the symptoms, come in and see us, and give us the best explanation that you can. This will help us, and help your vehicle. We are happy to help you out with any diagnostics or repair needs, maintaining open and transparent communication with our customers.

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