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Is the Air Inside Your Car Healthy?

Is the Air Inside Your Car Healthy?

Believe it or not, for many people, their biggest exposure to daily air pollution comes from where they drive their car. Thanks to congested roads and traffic jams, you spend a lot of time inside the car cabin. The toxic air in the car cabin can do a lot of harm to...

Should I Flush or Service My Transmission?

Should I Flush or Service My Transmission?

I often get asked this question “when should I flush my transmission?” In most situations and for more automatic vehicles, a transmission service is recommended every 30,000 to 40,000 miles and not just a transmission flush. Here are some of the signs that your...

What are the Signs of Impending Brake Failure?

What are the Signs of Impending Brake Failure?

August is Brake Safety Awareness Month, the perfect time to get your brakes inspected. Brakes wear over time, so it's important to have them inspected regularly to avoid complete and sudden brake failure.  Watch out for the following signs:- Screeching, grinding,...

Can I DIY Fix the Air Conditioning in My Vehicle?

Can I DIY Fix the Air Conditioning in My Vehicle?

Diagnosing and fixing a problem with the air conditioning in your car can be one of the more difficult repairs to do at home. There are many parts to a vehicle’s air conditioning system which all must be in working order for the AC to blow consistently cold air. These...

When Should I Service the AC?

When Should I Service the AC?

Fresno can be unbearably hot in the summer, and the last thing you want is to get into a sweltering vehicle only to find out that your AC is shot. Thankfully, this scenario can usually be avoided by getting your AC services BEFORE it goes out. Signs that You Should...

Why Is My AC Blowing Out Warm Air?

Why Is My AC Blowing Out Warm Air?

Warm air coming from your vehicle's AC is always an immediate cause for concern and a frustrating experience in the Fresno heat. Regular AC tune-ups can help prevent this uncomfortable scenario, but if your AC is already on the fritz, here are a few reasons your AC...

Can I Prevent My Car from Overheating this Summer?

Can I Prevent My Car from Overheating this Summer?

Next month marks the beginning of summer and rising temperatures. Servicing your vehicle’s coolant system annually is the best way to prevent your car from overheating in the hot summer months,  and right now is the perfect time to do just that. Symptoms of...

How Can I Improve My Gas Mileage?

How Can I Improve My Gas Mileage?

Gas prices are on the rise. Improving gas mileage should be one of the top priorities on your to-do list.  According to the Federal Highway Administration, the average person drives more than 13,000 miles every year! If you could improve your fuel mileage by even...

How Do I Care For My Car During Rainy Season?

How Do I Care For My Car During Rainy Season?

While we don’t get a lot of rain in Fresno, we do still get some. Her are some ways to care for your car when it’s drizzly. ·       Wash your vehicle every 7-10 days. Rain water, especially after a dry spell, is acidic and can leave deposits. These...

What Happens if I Don’t Change My Oil?

What Happens if I Don’t Change My Oil?

It’s another task on your “to do” list right?  Life gets in the way and there are other more important things to take care of. You convince yourself to do it next week, maybe wait until next month. Bad things can happen if you don’t change your oil or skip oil...

I Hit A Pothole; Will My Car Need Repairs?

I Hit A Pothole; Will My Car Need Repairs?

Well, that depends.Potholes are formed when water seeps through cracks in the road, which softens the dirt underneath lead to collapse in the pavement. The impact of hitting a pothole can be jarring and you’ll need to look out for the following: ·     ...

How Do I Save Money on Car Repairs?

How Do I Save Money on Car Repairs?

Happy New Year! While many people make New Years’ resolutions surrounding their personal health, your vehicle’s health may not have crossed your mind. What you might not realize is that by staying on top of regular vehicle maintenance, you ultimately end up keeping...

Windshield Wipers…. Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute

Windshield Wipers…. Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute

It seems our windshield wipers are always at their worst when you need them the most. Fresno drivers need to change their way of thinking. Instead of blades being something to replace when they fail, we need to think of wiper blades as a vehicle SAFETY component to be...

United Service Automotive Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

United Service Automotive Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Many people in our community have been touched by breast cancer. We either know someone who had had to fight the battle for survival or have fought that battle ourselves. This month we would like to honor honor Brad...

Why Are My Headlights Cloudy?

Why Are My Headlights Cloudy?

Many modern cars come from the manufacturer with plastic headlights and protective film. Over time, the protective film fades from a natural process known as oxidation. Oxidation is caused by heat, sunlight, pollution, and harsh chemicals. This is what causes...

UH OH! Why is My Check Engine Light On?

UH OH! Why is My Check Engine Light On?

The check engine light is a warning that most vehicle owners dread. It's a signal that the onboard diagnostics system has detected a malfunction. It could be in the vehicles' emissions, ignition, fuel, or exhaust system. Before panicking, try to check the gas cap. Is...

Is My Car Safe for a Road Trip?

Is My Car Safe for a Road Trip?

With Easter around the corner, your family may be preparing for an annual spring break road trip. Whether it's across counties or cross-country, these 5 vehicle safety tips will help keep your car in good running condition so you can stay safe and in control on the...

How Do I Know If My Tires Are Safe to Drive On?

How Do I Know If My Tires Are Safe to Drive On?

While this question may seem obvious, many people feel embarrassed by asking it. Tire safety is one of the most important elements to check on your car. This time of year, you might be driving on wet pavement or maybe taking your kids or grand-kids up for a snow play...

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