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Preparing Your Vehicle for Back to School

Downey Auto Repair – Preparing Your Vehicle for Back to School   It’s time to go back to school again in Downey and kids are returning to the classroom for more in-person instruction. Getting your kids ready to go back to school is a process and it has a lot of different parts. For most families that includes having at least one reliable vehicle.   For parents with older kids, especially those headed off to college, that can also mean buying an additional vehicle. Regardless of what stage your kids are in, now is a definitely a good time to pay attention to proper vehicle maintenance.   Service and Maintenance Checklist   If it’s been a while since your vehicle had a good tune-up, there’s no better time than the present to get it done. Our ASE certified technicians are ready to serve you. However, if you don’t have time right now, there are some things you can do for your car, truck, crossover ... read more

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Top Tips for End-of-Summer Car Care

It seems like summer just started, but time flies and fall is almost here. Your kids are heading back to school and the summer road trips are done. Of course, in the Downey area, the nice weather will continue for a while longer. However, now is a good time to start thinking about car care again. You might have seen our summer car care tips post a couple of months ago. But now that summer is almost over, let’s talk about some car care tips for the end-of summer.   Auto Maintenance to Do List Here’s what you should do for your vehicle when summer winds down.   Begin with a Good Inspection – the first thing to do is give your car, truck, crossover, or SUV a detailed inspection. Your bets bet to get this done right is to take your ... read more

Are You Following the 30-60-90 Maintenance Plan – Downey Auto Repair

Do you stick to your vehicle’s “factory schedule maintenance plan?” If you answered yes, then nice job! Even though these service schedules are designed to help keep your vehicle in top condition, many people ignore them. However, by sticking to your regularly scheduled maintenance plan, or the “30-60-90 maintenance schedule” you can save yourself a lot of headaches.   The reason it’s called the 30-60-90-maintenance plan is that most manufacturers recommend this maintenance service every 30,000 miles. So why is it so important?   Stick to the 30-60-90 Maintenance Plan   Many drivers simply ignore this maintenance plan, but the truth is factory scheduled maintenance is very valuable. And in fact, vehicle manufacturers will often hold you to it. Dealerships have a rep ... read more

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

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