The recent fires in Northern California made the air quality in the Sacramento Valley unsafe. Your vehicles air filter and cabin air filter have been working overtime to keep your engine and your passengers breathing clean air.
The Holiday season is a hectic one, which is why it is important to make sure that your vehicle is ready for all of your adventures. Taking a little time now to check your car’s vital systems and fluid condition can make a huge difference in getting to your destination in one piece and arriving ready to enjoy the festivities. Here are a few ways to ready your car (and yourself) for the holiday road trips.
The heat of summer is over and the deep freeze of winter is just right around the corner. Now is the perfect time to take care of your car for the autumn chill ahead.
As the wet weather gets closer, the tires on your vehicle are heavily affected. Parking in a garage overnight can help, but many people don’t have access to one, so their cars stay outside during the coldest part of the day. Protect your tires this winter with a few simple tips.
Take a moment now to walk around your vehicle and make sure that all of your lights, turn signals and flashers are working. Your lights not only help you see, they also alert other vehicles and can help prevent accidents.
As fall approaches, make sure that your vehicle is ready for the changing weather. A little preventative maintenance now can save you from some bigger headaches later.
As the days get shorter during the fall months, your headlights will be on longer so now is a great time to make sure you can see and be seen while on the road by checking that all the light bulbs are functioning, and cleaning or replacing any cloudy or scratched lenses.
No matter what, back-to-school is busy for everyone and now is the perfect time to make sure your car is at the top of its class. Be prepared and get ready for this busy time by following these simple guidelines!
Brake dust, pulsing in the brake pedal, scraping sounds, and grinding noises all mean something. Here is a quick translator guide for you.
Gas prices in Northern California continue to climb. And there has never been a more important time to keep your vehicle maintained. Good car care at Quality Tune-Up Shops actually pays for itself in fuel savings.
Distracted driving affects us all. Everyday, more and more of your fellow drivers can be seen driving with one hand on the phone, and another attempting to drive. But distracted driving can also happen due to a variety of other objects in your vehicle.
You count on your brake pads to do a lot for you and your vehicle. Your brake pads are the essential parts that rub against the brake rotor to slow and safely stop your vehicle. Over time, they eventually wear down.
It’s common knowledge that, at some point, motor oil must be changed. But many drivers are unaware of what makes oil changes necessary.
The purpose of oil is to cut friction within your engine. When you have good, clean oil that’s doing its job properly, it means the components of your engine are working well without rubbing together and causing corrosion.
It’s simple: Dirty oil is less effective than clean oil. The oil in your car is like the blood in your veins. If it’s not there or it’s dirty, your vehicle can’t function properly. If it’s not there or it’s dirty, your vehicle can’t function properly.