What’s Wrong with My Car’s Air Conditioning – Downey Auto Repair

It’s that time of year again, when the sun is out, and the temperature goes up. Thankfully, your vehicle has air conditioning. At least, we hope that’s the case and your AC is still blowing nice, cold air. There’s not much worse than driving around in the summer heat without air conditioning, especially if you have to drive in slow traffic. The good news is you don’t have to live with a broken or poor-working AC. Just come see us at Glenn’s Auto Service in Downey and we’ll take care of you and that faulty AC. Summer officially starts this weekend, which means July and August are just around the corner. That’s when the heat really picks up. So, if your car, truck, crossover, van or SUV is having AC problems, then don’t wait till the heat gets here to take care of it. Come into Glenn’s and let us get it fixed now.   Why Is My AC Blowing Hot Air? If your AC is having issues, there are a few different reasons i ... read more

Mazda Auto Repair in Downey You Can Trust

Are you fortunate enough to own a Mazda vehicle? Whether it’s a Mazda 6, Mazda 3, CX5, or any other model, Mazda is one of the most popular brands on the market, and one of the most fun brands to drive. And the best way to keep your Mazda vehicle running smoothly is to invest in the time and effort to take care of it. All vehicles wear down, but they last a lot longer and drive much better when you give them the proper care. The hot weather conditions in Downey make it especially hard to keep your Mazda running smoothly. So, it’s important to be proactive and have your vehicle serviced regularly. A little preventative maintenance along with regular tune-ups makes a big difference in keeping your Mazda performing the way you want.   Taking Care of Your Mazda in Downey CA So, what do you need to do to keep your Mazda at the top of its game? There are several things you can do to ta ... read more

Is Your Car Ready for the Summer Driving Season? – Downey Auto Repair

The hot summer driving season is here. No summer is complete without a good road trip, and this is typically the busiest driving season of the year. With COVID restrictions beginning to ease, people are ready to get out and see the world again. But before you go anywhere, make sure your car, truck, crossover, or SUV is ready for the trip. After all, it’s not going to take care of itself. Of course, you can also rely on Glenn’s Auto Service to help you get your vehicle ready for summer, as well.   Summer Car Care Tips in Downey CA It’s always important to take good care of your vehicle, no matter what time of year it is. However, every season is a little different so there are some specific things to watch for when getting your car ready for summer, the most obvious one being the heat. Just follow these tips to help your car survive the rising temperatures this summer. Air Conditioning – no one likes driving without air ... read more

Why Are My Car’s Brakes Squeaking?

Squeaky brakes are one of the most common, and annoying, problems car owners experience. There’s not much worse than the sound of screeching brakes. It’s almost torture. The good news is it usually doesn’t take much to get rid of that awful sound. It’s also usually inexpensive compared to a lot of other auto repairs and it’s generally a straightforward repair. In any case, don’t try to ignore that sound. There are several things that can cause squeaky brakes. Most of them aren’t too serious, but a few of them are. We’ll get into that in a moment, but first, why do your brakes squeak to begin with? Because they use a cast-iron disc that’s squeezed in between two brake pads, it’s not uncommon for brakes to make noise. The pads are lined with a friction material so when conditions are right, they make a high-pitched screech when they rub together. The noise will vary ... read more

Common Questions About Your Auto Warranty – Downey Mechanics

When was the last time you reviewed your vehicle’s warranty? Chances are, unless you need some auto repair it’s not something you look at very often. However, it’s a good idea to know what’s covered in your warranty because much of it is based on how well you take care of your vehicle, including how often you have routine maintenance performed. All new vehicles come with a warranty, but they will vary by manufacturer and dealer. The warranty can help save you from expensive repairs if something goes wrong while your vehicle is still covered. When it comes to routine maintenance, it’s common for people to take their vehicle to the dealer where they purchased it. However, you don’t have to service your vehicle at the dealer.   Is My Warranty Valid if I Use an Independent Shop? You may have heard that your warranty is not valid of you don’t take your vehicle to the dealer for service. Perhaps the dealer where you purchase ... read more

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