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Are All-Season Tires Good in the Winter – Downey Auto Repair

Are All-Season Tires Good in the Winter – Downey Auto Repair Most drivers in the Downey area probably don’t give their tires too much thought when the seasons change. After all, things stay pretty calm here in our part of the country. However, there are certain advantages to using seasonal tires. If nothing else, it helps preserve each set of tires longer. Most people in the Downey area don’t use winter tires. In fact, most drivers just stick with their all-season tires year-round. Winter tires are a good investment if you do plan to drive in wintery conditions. However, not every driver in the Downey area can afford to buy an extra set of tires just for the winter. The good news is all-season tires are made to work in all road conditions and in all kinds of temperatures. But as versatile as they are, many all-season tires don’t have the same traction as snow tires.   Lack of Traction During Winter Yes, all-seaso ... read more

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Expert GMC Auto Repair in Downey CA

Expert GMC Auto Repair in Downey CA As part of the General Motors Corporation, GMC is one of the top brands when it comes to trucks and SUVs. When you think of the name GMC, you think of toughness and dependability, and it’s a name drivers trust. If you own a GMC, you likely hold it in high regard and you chose your vehicle with the expectation of owing for many years to come. When you drive a GMC SUV or truck, you expect a strong, rugged vehicle that handle just about anything. But as with any vehicle, you also have to treat your GMA right, if you want it to last. After all, your GMC is only going to last as long you take care of it. So, having preventative maintenance and regular service will be make the biggest difference in the life of your vehicle.   GMC Preventative Maintenance When you get regula ... read more

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Does Your Car Have Brake Problems – Downey Auto Repair

Does Your Car Have Brake Problems – Downey Auto Repair Every part of your vehicle plays a key role in its performance and safety. But your brakes are high on the list when it comes to safe driving. Obviously, it would not be smart to take your vehicle on the road with brakes that don’t work properly. When your brakes work you don’t give them much thought. But when they start to act up and make loud noises or feel soft or vibrate when you press the pedal, you notice the difference. Screeching brakes are definitely annoying, but a little screeching sound doesn’t mean brake failure is imminent. But there are some brake problems that are lot more serious, and you shouldn’t wait to address them.   Don’t Ignore These Serious Brake ProblemsBrakes can go bad for several reasons. Here are five things you should never ignore. Spongy brake pedals ... read more

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Why Does My Car Vibrate?

Why Does My Car Vibrate – Downey Auto Repair   If you’ve ever had the chance to sit in a good massage chair, you know how relaxing that can be. If you have to spend a lot of time in your vehicle, then having a massage feature in your seta might sound like a good idea. But that might not be the safest way to drive, despite the soothing vibrations. Massage chair vibrations are great, but if you feel your entire car vibrating, that’s not a good sign. In most cases, if your car vibrates, it needs some attention. Cars vibrate for several reasons, but the good news is most of them are typically not serious and they are generally simple to correct.   Top Causes of Vehicle Vibration These are the most common causes of car vibrations. Worn Tires – in many cases, the vibrations you feel can be found where the rubber meets the road, literally. Worn tires are the biggest culprit for vibrating cars. Worn out ... read more

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How Often Should I Change My Fuel Filter?

Downey Auto Repair - How Often Should I Change My Fuel Filter?   Unless you drive an all-electric car, you need gasoline to operate your vehicle. To get clean gas to your engine it has to travel there via the fuel filter. That’s why your fuel filter is so important. If dirty fuel is being sent to your engine, you will notice a decline in performance. The fuel filter also helps protect your vehicle’s fuel injectors. Like any other part of your car, the fuel filter gets old, and you must replace it.   As they get older, fuel filters get full of engine debris and eventually they can clog. That prevents fuel from passing through the filter to the engine. This will disrupt your engine. Obviously, without gas your car won’t even start. So, it goes without saying that your entire fuel system needs to work correctly, including the fuel filter. That brings us to the next question: how often do you typically need change the fuel filter?   ... read more

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