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Winterizing Your Vehicle in Downey CA

Winterizing Your Vehicle in Downey CA If you live in the Downey area, you might not think that winterizing your vehicle is necessary. After all, it’s not like we get a bunch of rain and snow like other areas of the country. However, just because we enjoy a mild winter climate, that doesn’t mean your car, truck, crossover, or SUV couldn’t use a little extra attention as we head into the winter months. And if you need to drive somewhere that does have a harsher climate, you want your car to be ready. These days, crazy weather can occur just about anywhere, from extreme heat to bitter cold. That whenever you venture out, you want to be ready for whatever road conditions you might run into. And even if you stay close to home and never have to drive in harsh winter weather, it’s still a good idea to stay on top of your vehicle maintenance, including getting it ready for winter.   How to Winterize Your Vehicle There are nume ... read more

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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Trusted Nissan Repair in Downey CA

  Trusted Nissan Repair in Downey CA If you drive a Nissan, then you already know Nissan is one of the most reliable Japanese-built vehicles you can buy. With many quality models to choose from, the Nissan brand is known for dependability and reliability. That’s what makes Nissan so popular with California drivers and what’s makes them so nice to own. However, like all vehicles, your Nissan will need some service and repair to keep it in the best shape possible. Taking Proper Care of Your Nissan If you’re fortunate enough to drive a newer Nissan model, then don’t forget to take care of your investment. You want it to look and drive like new for as long as possible. On the other hand, if your Nissan is a little older, then you have to be sure to stay up the maintenance, so it continues to be reliable. So, how do you keep your Nissan vehicle running an ... read more

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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Is it Time to Get Your Wheels Aligned?

How scary would it be if the wheels of your vehicle suddenly wanted to go in four different directions? That sounds more like a theme park ride than a drive down the freeway. However, many people are driving around with wheels that are misaligned. In other words, they might want to go in different directions. But how is that even possible? Bad Wheel Alignment Causes Other Issues Thankfully, your wheels aren’t in charge of where you go. However, when your alignment is off, your vehicle does not travel like it should and your tires are going to be affected. Your wheels make your car, crossover, truck or SUV go in one direction. But if your wheels are poorly aligned you might not only lose control of your vehicle, but it can cause several other problems. Poor gas mileage and uneven or increased tire wear are just two possibilities. Signs Your Alignment Is Off How does your alignment get of ... read more

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