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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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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

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 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

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