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For most cars manufactured in the 21st century, the traditional auto tune-up has become obsolete thanks to computers, longer-lasting parts, and the modern fuel injection system. But don’t be fooled: your car still needs regular maintenance! A car care checklist simply looks different these days. In an older car, tuning service includes replacing the spark […]

The post The Auto Tune Up Is Obsolete, But Not Regular Maintenance appeared first on Auto Repair Santa Rosa | Car Maintenance | Auto Repair Shop.

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“Just listen to your patient. He is telling you the diagnosis.” —Sir William Osler When you’re sick, the doctor asks you questions and looks at your eyes and throat before deciding whether to run tests or prescribe medicine. Good auto shops take a similar approach. In addition to the vehicle diagnostics test, we ask the […]

The post Vehicle Diagnostics — More than Just Error Codes appeared first on Auto Repair Santa Rosa | Car Maintenance | Auto Repair Shop.

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After stepping into a hot car in the afternoon, the last thing you want is to discover that the air conditioner blows warm air. Many people assume that a refrigerant recharge will do the trick, but that is not always the case. Especially if the air smells like mildew or you hear a strange noise. […]

The post Refrigerant Recharge—or Vehicle AC Service and Repair? appeared first on Auto Repair Santa Rosa | Car Maintenance | Auto Repair Shop.

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A lot goes into ensuring that your vehicle is in pristine condition. Some of these issues are common and are easy to stop (e.g., making sure the proper water, and oil level). However, most are easy to ignore resulting in significant problems. Wheel alignment is one of those areas that are vital but are easily overlooked. […]

The post Wheel Alignment-Here’s What You Should Know appeared first on Auto Repair Santa Rosa | Car Maintenance | Auto Repair Shop.

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Regular auto maintenance is critical to the longevity of your vehicle and it can save you a ton of money. If you regularly have your vehicle’s fluids changed out and your systems checked, then you’re not going to be spending as much money on costly repairs later on. Should you decide to sell your vehicle […]

The post Auto Maintenance Boosts Safety, Gas Mileage, and Resale Value appeared first on Auto Repair Santa Rosa | Car Maintenance | Auto Repair Shop.

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Getting your vehicle serviced is critical to keeping your vehicle running smoothly and on the road for longer. You’re probably already pretty familiar with the importance of getting your oil changed, but did you know that this is only one kind of car service that you can get? Start Off With Oil and Filter Change  […]

The post Car Services to Consider at Your Next Scheduled Maintenance appeared first on Auto Repair Santa Rosa | Car Maintenance | Auto Repair Shop.

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Auto experts recommend that you get a tune up for your vehicle about every 10,000 miles or every year, whichever comes soonest. That’s the recommendation for older – let’s say, more seasoned – vehicles with a non-electric ignition.  Getting a Tune Up for New Versus Older Vehicles  For newer vehicles with an electric ignition and […]

The post Why a Tune Up is So Smart and Improves Your Vehicle’s Performance appeared first on Auto Repair Santa Rosa | Car Maintenance | Auto Repair Shop.

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You might hear the names “auto repair shop” and “auto body shop” and think they’re synonymous. After all, your vehicle has a chassis and that should be included under auto repair, right? Ah, you would think so, but the truth turns out to be a bit more complicated.  How an Auto Repair Shop Can Help […]

The post When You Need to Call on an Auto Repair Shop appeared first on Auto Repair Santa Rosa | Car Maintenance | Auto Repair Shop.

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Most vehicle owners out there only come to understand what their muffler does once it breaks down. But what does a muffler really do when it’s working well? Can it improve the performance of your car. Do you need a muffler inspection?  The truth is that your vehicle’s muffler serves two main functions – it works […]

The post Get Better Vehicle Performance with a Muffler Inspection appeared first on Auto Repair Santa Rosa | Car Maintenance | Auto Repair Shop.

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You might have been told to hit the brakes and stop in for routine maintenance before…but what if your brakes aren’t working as well as they should be. Well, for starters, a brake inspection should always be a part of your routine maintenance.  A brake inspection essentially gives you a report card on how well a […]

The post Reasons Everyone Needs a Brake Inspection appeared first on Auto Repair Santa Rosa | Car Maintenance | Auto Repair Shop.

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