Yearly Archives: 2021

Signs Your Cooling System May Be in Trouble – Downey Auto Repair

It’s summer and that means taking car of your vehicle right now is really important. It might sound like a broken record, but you have to take care of your car if you want it to take care of you, especially during the heat. If you’ve made it through June and July, congratulations, but we still have August and September to go. Any conversation about car care in the summer begins with your cooling system.   Your Engine Relies on Your Cooling System Giving your cooling system extra attention is one of the most important things you can do for the health of your engine. Obviously, if your engine overheats, you end up on the side of the road, and in some cases, you might blow your engine. That is a major repair that no one wants to pay for. So, it goes without saying that you need to keep your cooling system running right.   Get Your Cooling System Checked Out Typically ... read more

Most Important Things to Do Before Your Next Road Trip

We hope you are enjoying your summer so far. After all, summer is one of the best times of the year. If you’re like most people, then your summer plans probably include at least one long road trip. Road trips can be a lot of fun, but before you go, you hit the road, there are some important things to remember.   Planning and packing for your trip come first, but one of the most important things to do before a road trip is make sure your car is ready for the drive. Unfortunately, people don’t always remember this important step. But if your vehicle isn’t ready to go, then your summer plans could end up getting derailed. So, here’s what you need to do to avoid that fate.   Give Your Car a Detailed Checkup   Safety is always the top priority when you take a road trip. If your car isn’t running at peak performance, you might not make it to your destination. But even worse, your safety could be at risk. So, here are some of ... read more

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Top Signs Your Vehicle Needs a Tune-Up

No one enjoys spending their hard-earned money on auto repairs. But unfortunately, when you own a vehicle, auto repair comes with the territory. Unless you trade in your car every 2-3 years for a new one, you are going to have to get your vehicle serviced regularly to keep it in top shape. The good news is when you do take care of your vehicle, you can extend its life, durability, and value. The biggest problem many car owners have is waiting too long to get the necessary service and maintenance done. When you don’t stay on top of your auto service, it can end up leading to major repairs.   Save Money with Regular Tune-Ups in Downey In fact, when you take care of your vehicle, most of the time you don’t ever end up needing any major repairs, especially if you get regular tune-ups. Getting regular tune-ups might seem li ... read more

Is it Safe to Drive with a Cracked Windshield? – Downey Mechanic

Can you think of anything more annoying when you’re driving? You’re cruising down the road when out of nowhere a rock comes flying at your vehicle, and crack! You’re left with a busted windshield and there is nothing you could’ve done to prevent it. It’s bad luck that’s completely out of your control.   It just doesn’t get much more frustrating than that. Some people are luckier than others, and they escape with just a small chip. But others aren’t so lucky, and they end up with a crack across their entire windshield. That’s how life goes sometimes.   Get Your Windshield Fixed   So, now what? Do you need to get your windshield repaired or replaced? While some windshields completely crack, in other cases, the chip or crack might not impair your vision. You might think it’s not a big deal to drive with a cracked windshield. If the chip is small, you’re probably right.   But that ... read more

Top Tips to Maintain Your Tires – Downey Auto Repair

Summer is in full swing, and things are opening up after COVID. That means you’ve probably been spending more time in your car lately, going to do things you haven’t been able to do in a while. That also means your tires are getting more use and more wear and tear. In addition to more miles, drivers also face many everyday hazards on Downey roads. That’s why it’s so important for your tires to be in good shape. After all, proper tire maintenance plays a huge role in keeping you safe on the road, no matter what type of vehicle or make you drive. The following tips will help you get the most out of your tires.   Maintaining Your Tires Properly1. Rotate Your Tires Often – One of the best ways to care for your tires is to rotate them regularly. Some say every 7,000 miles is okay, but in most cases, every 5,000 miles is recommended. Either way, having your tires ... read more

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