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Monthly Archives: January 2022

Why Does My Car Keep Overheating – Downey Auto Repair

Has your car been steaming or smoking from under the hood recently? Perhaps you’ve noticed the temperature gauge rising higher than it should. If either or both of these things has happened, then it sounds like you have a problem with overheating. If your engine is overheating, then you should do something sooner rather than later. If it overheats, you could end up with some major repairs, even a blown engine. So, don’t ignore the problem. Cooling System Problems So, why do car engines get so hot that they overheat? There are numerous different reasons for an overheated engine, but one way or another, the answer lies within your cooling system. When your vehicle’s cooling system goes south, your engine is going to start to overheat. When that happens, it’s time to act and figure out what’s causing the issue. If you ignore the problem, you might blow your engine entirely. W ... read more

Most Important Winter Auto Care Services – Downey Auto Repair

Every driving season is different, including winter. Obviously, here in Downey we don’t run into some of the crazy wintery driving conditions that people in some other parts of the country do. However, if you’re driving in other places with inclement weather this winter then you need to be ready for whatever the weather might throw at you. Driving in wintry weather is not easy, and it can get much worse if your car has any kind of issues. When the weather turns ugly, it’s always a good idea to drive with extra caution. But it’s very smart to make sure your car is ready for these nasty conditions beforehand. These are some good tips for your car care this winter. Make Your Vehicle Safe for WinterCoolant – there’s not much worse that can happen to your vehicle during winter than having your engine block freeze up in the extreme conditions. To protect your engine, be sure you have enough coolant and that it’s ... read more

Are You Looking for a Trusted Downy Auto Mechanic?

There’s a never a good time to have car problems. Let’s face it, life is busy, and no one can afford to be slowed down by car troubles. That’s why it’s so important to have an auto repair shop in Downey you can trust already lined up in case you do end up having troubles. Obviously, there are dozens of auto repair options in Downey. That’s no secret. However, not every auto repair shop is equal. Finding the right shop is very important because you can’t trust your vehicle to just anyone. You have to be sure that you are going to get quality, reliable auto repair and that your vehicle will be fixed right. Keys to Finding the Right Downey Mechanic So, here are some things to consider when you’re looking for an auto mechanic in Downey. Start Your Search Now – First, don’t wait for something to go wrong before you actually st ... read more


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Make These Resolutions for Your Car Care in January – Downey Auto Repair

Happy New Year from Glenn’s Auto Service in Downey! We hope you and yours had a wonderful New Year’s celebration and a safe and happy holiday season. As we head into 2022, we are excited to continue providing high quality, reliable auto repair and maintenance to the people of Downey, CA. Thank you for trusting us with your auto care and service. We promise to continue providing the best auto repair possible in the Downey area this year and into the future. And speaking of the New Year, now is a great time to talk about your personal auto care habits. Auto Care New Year’s Resolutions This is the time of year when most people make resolutions. Everyone wants to improve, which is a great attitude to have. At Glenn’s we’re always trying to improve, as well, because we want our customers to keep coming back to us for auto repair. A new year is also a great time to make some car care resolutions for your vehicle. Not only are we entering ano ... read more


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What’s that Terrible Smell Coming from My Engine – Downey Auto Repair

There are a lot of things that can go wrong with your vehicle, including foul smells coming from your engine. While it might not be the first issue that comes to mind, a bad smell from your engine is no laughing matter. That new car smell is great, but a stinky car is not fund drive. The good news is not every bad smell is a sign of serious trouble. On the other hand, some smells can indicate a major problem. Do you know which odors are serious, and which ones aren’t? Let’s look at what causes some of the most common smells from your engine and what they most likely mean.   Common Causes of Bad Car SmellsBurning Oil – this is one of the most unpleasant smells that a car can make. Oil does burn but you shouldn’t smell that burn unless there is a leak somewhere. When it leaks it can drip onto other engine components and start to burn when it hits them, most notably ... read more


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