Santa Rosa Auto Repair

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Yearly Archives: 2014

Looking Down the Road: Wiper Blades

Looking Down the Road: Wiper Blades

Looking Down the Road: Wiper Blades It’s said that 90 percent of our driving decisions are based on visual information. Our wiper blades play an important role in this. Most Santa Rosa drivers know that a dirty or streaked windshield can catch the glare of the sun or on-coming headlights and make it nearly impossible to see. Most busy Santa Rosa car owners deal with their wiper blades from a failure perspective. They address them when they no longer function. Instead, Santa Rosa drivers should think about wipers blades as an important safety system that they should maintain, rather than repair. And don’t think that your wiper blades will last longer because you don’t use them very often. Hey, they live outside in the harsh sun and freezing cold – ice and wind. They just dry out and crack over time. At Bill's Auto Electric & Repair, Inc., we recommend that Santa Rosa motorists change their wiper blades twice a year, in the spring and fall. That way you have function ... read more

Don’t Let Your Car Gobble up Your Hard-Earned Money

Don’t Let Your Car Gobble up Your Hard-Earned Money

While you’re busy preparing for another holiday season, don’t let car care take a back seat. Neglected auto care almost always means much higher costs down the road in the form of more extensive repairs or lost resale value. The non-profit Car Care Council recommends that you be car care aware to ensure your car doesn’t gobble up your hard-earned money. “If you’re like most Americans, you’re busier than ever this time of year and may find yourself putting off vehicle maintenance,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “It’s important to remember that routine auto care means big savings by improving fuel economy, extending vehicle life and reducing the chance of costly car trouble.” The Car Care Council suggests a quick vehicle check to help avoid the unplanned expense of a breakdown when traveling by car this holiday season. • Check the tires, including tire pressure and tread. Uneven wear indicates a need for wheel ... read more

Improving Fuel Economy

Improving Fuel Economy

Let’s review some things that Santa Rosa motorists can do to improve gas mileage. Bottom line – the better you maintain your truck, the less fuel you will use. It all adds up in a big way. For example, replacing your dirty engine air filter will pay for itself in fuel savings before your next oil change and will keep saving you money after that. A clean, well-maintained fuel system really pays big dividends for budget conscious Santa Rosa drivers. A clogged fuel filter wastes gas. So does a dirty fuel system, grimy fuel injectors and plugged up PCV valves. A fuel system service decreases the gas you use, and increases the power – so you can’t go wrong with that. Some of us Santa Rosa motorists ignore our check engine light. But fixing the problem that caused the light to come on will usually save some fuel as well. It may be a bad oxygen sensor that can really rob your fuel efficiency. And, it may be time for a tune-up. Tune-ups shoul ... read more

Do Your “PART” during Tire Safety Week

Do Your “PART” during Tire Safety Week

Maintaining your vehicle’s tires is not only essential to getting better gas mileage, but it is also crucial to ensuring safe on the road. To maximize tire life, the Car Care Council recommends checking tire condition and pressure regularly, and there is no better time to start than National Tire Safety Week. “It takes only five minutes to check tire inflation, including the spare. Since tires effect a vehicle’s ride, handling and traction, checking tire pressure frequently and having tires rotated and balanced are an important part of vehicle safety,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “We encourage all motorists to do their ‘PART’ and check vehicle tire Pressure, Alignment, Rotation and Tread on a regular basis.” Pressure – Correct tire pressure is good to your wallet and the environment as properly inflated tires can improve gas mileage by three percent or ten ... read more

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