Yearly Archives: 2021

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

Why Are My Brake Lights Not Working – Downey Auto Mechanics

What’s the most important part of your vehicle? That’s a trick question, because they’re all important and they all work together to keep your car running smoothy and keep you safe. One of the most important safety features on your vehicle is your lights. When it gets dark, you can’t see without them. You also depend on your lights to be seen by other vehicles on the road. Headlights and taillights are both important for obvious reasons, but don’t overlook your brake lights. You use them no matter what time of day you drive to let others know you’re stopping or slowing down. Obviously, driving without functioning brake lights is very dangerous. Not to mention, it’s against the law and you will likely get a ticket if a law enforcement officer notices your brake lights are out.   Common Causes of Bad Brake Lights These days, most cars taillights and brake light share the same bulb. So, it would make sense if one light do ... read more

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

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