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Our new name is Quality Automotive Servicing

    You may have heard that we have changed our name to Quality Automotive Servicing.  We want everyone to know that above all else we perform top quality servicing and repairs for your car, truck, SUV, and Sprinter Van.  QAS is your dealership alternative for manufacturer services (30K, 60K 90K), oil service, maintenance and repairs.  We've changed our name, but we haven't changed the quality service we provide for our customers.  And we still perform smog checks and DMW paperwork process daily.     Here are a few successful companies that have gone through a name changed to become successful companies.  BackRub - Google Brad's Drink - Pepsi Blue Ribbon Sports - Nike DriveUrSelf - Hertz AuctionWeb - Ebay Pete's Super Submarines - Subway  Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo - Sony Datsun - Nissan    

Lifetime Fluids Not So Lifetime

Lifetime Fluids Not So Lifetime

  If you’ve purchase a car and have been told that it has “lifetime fluids” know that this does not mean that you never have to change the fluids.  The term “lifetime fluids” is not what it appears. This is a “tricky” term invented by the car manufacturers to imply that the various fluids in your vehicle don’t need changing. The car dealerships use this wording to sell you a car that they say has a “low cost of ownership” or is “maintenance free”.  There is nothing further from the truth.   Here’s the hard fact; we diagnosis vehicles every day that have vehicle problems related to dirty fluids.  Many have only been seen at dealerships and most all are issues that could have been avoided with regular service attention at an independent repair shop. An independent shop like Quality Automotive Servicing will have your best interest in mind and share your vi ... read more

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Service

CarMax Top Hybrids for 2020

CarMax Top Hybrids for 2020

  Truckee High School students lined the streets today as part of a nationwide effort to demand "action" on climate change.  We thought we would take this opportunity to list the CarMax list of their best choices for hybrid vehicles.  The team at Quality Automotive Servicing is preparing for the increase in hybrid vehicles in our town.  To add to our expertise on servicing hybrid vehicles, two of our technicians are attending two-days of advanced training on servicing hybrids like the popular Toyota Prius and models from Honda, Lincoln, Hyundai, Chevy, GMC,  Nissan, Lexus, Infiniti, Audi, BMW, VW, Porsche and Mercedes.   Hybrid vehicle owners can count on QAS to be the best choice for local hybrid service.    What will your next vehicle be;  gas, hybrid or electric?   15. Honda Civic Hybrid 14.  ... read more

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Fuel economy

Tour Donner Lake by E-Bike

Tour Donner Lake by E-Bike

Vehicle maintenance and repairs just became a whole lot more fun at Quality Automotive Servicing in Truckee when you adventure out on their courtesy cruiser e-bike. Adventure #1 is the Donner Lake Loop, an approximate 8 mile loop that is easy to accomplish, especially on a comfy e-bike.  With a new shop location on Donner Pass Road, it’s a breeze to hop on over to Donner Lake where there is a designated bike trail and flat terrain.  Stop at a dock, drop in for ice cream at Truckee Ice Creamery, drop off at Shoreline Park or play tennis at West End beach.  Continue around the lake and the road eventually takes you in the back pedestrian entrance to Donner State Park.  On the way out of the park, check the “new” state park museum which has free entry. The bike comes with a lock, so feel free to secure it and venture out on the interpretive trail along Donner Creek, a beautiful walk with wildflowers in the spring. If you ... read more

Experience "WOO" at Quality Automotive Servicing

Experience "WOO" at Quality Automotive Servicing

   Who Has Woo? We take employee development seriously. We recognize that our people are our greatest asset, and therefore are worth the investment! Each time we hire, we have our new employee take the StrengthsFinders assessment so we can learn more about what that person brings to the table and where, specifically, their talents lie. Not the skills that they learned in school (of course we’ve already checked those out!) but the natural talents they innately have. CliftonStrengths revealed that Gary has “Woo” as one of his top talents. Woo stands for Winning Others Over - which is what makes him so skilled at connecting with customers! Gary is famous for this skill with customers and shares this trait with another famous person, TV character Fonzi from Happy Days.  Maggie’s “Responsibility” strength is what makes her incredibly dependable.  Dealing with customers everyday at the counter, this strength reinforces ... read more

TEN Reasons to Keep Auto Repair and Service Local (Truckee, CA)

TEN Reasons to Keep Auto Repair and Service Local (Truckee, CA)

  The TEAM as Quality Automotive Servicing knows that vehicle maintenance does not need to be a chore if you keep in local.  Here are TEN reasons to keep it local and save money and time.  Convenience:  The hassle of traveling down the mountain with traffic, road delays and speed traps makes keeping service in your hometown of Truckee and North Lake Tahoe a convenient option.  Loaner cars:  Your Local Trusted Auto Care in Truckee has two loaner cars for customers, an Audi and a Volkswagen.  Mountain experts:  Mountain vehicles need an expert versed in the unique service needs of mountain vehicles.  Road debris like sand and dirt, varying temperatures and a high demand on various engine systems require a knowledgeable expert.    Exercise: At Quality Automotive Servicing you can squeeze in some exercise and ride our E-bike cruiser b ... read more

College Students - Don't Blow Up Your Engine

College Students - Don't Blow Up Your Engine

Attention College Students! Don’t Blow Up Your Car Engine   It's the end of the school year and the last thing any college student is thinking about is vehicle maintenance and the condition of the auto they took to college.  So listen up Mom and Dad, don't be on the hook for a new vehicle for something that could be prevented.     Whether your student is driving a newer Subaru or a tired Toyota, insist that they take a look at a few simple things before they drive it home.   Check all fluid levels and add fluid if necessary.  At Quality Automotive Servicing we see many blown engines because a young driver did not pay attention to this basic vehicle maintenance task.   Have the oil changed. Even a vehicle that is not been driven much needs fresh lubricant.  Today's oil contain detergents that clean the eng ... read more

Greasy VS Geeky - Technology Makes A Difference

Greasy VS Geeky - Technology Makes A Difference

“Automotive repair is getting a bit less greasy and a bit more geeky, as tablet computers become the most valuable tools on a technician's workbench” writes Cherise Threewit on the How Stuff Works website.  "There is no doubt that the shop that can keep up on technology is the one that is going to be able to care for you and your vehicle the best."  Bill Greeno, Owner Quality Automotive Servicing.   Reading The Trouble Code When you visit the shop with a check engine light, the service advisor will hook up a computer to read the “trouble code”. This gives the technician an idea of where to begin the diagnosis.  The code does not tell the technician what the problem is but only what system on the vehicle ... read more

Winter Weather Takes a Toll on Mountain Vehicles

Winter Weather Takes a Toll on Mountain Vehicles

  Winter weather. It’s a friend to outdoor enthusiasts but an enemy to your vehicle.   Winter takes a toll on mountain cars, trucks and SUV’s everyday.  Snow, cold, sand and ice are just a few of the high altitude elements that accelerate the need for general maintenance and repairs. The team at Quality Automotive Servicing in Truckee know about servicing mountain vehicles and provide services for vehicles in Truckee, Soda Springs, Tahoe City, Tahoe Vista, Kings Beach, Carnelian Bay, Incline Village and Homewood. There’s no need to travel down the mountain for service braving icy roads and becoming stuck in traffic.  Every major and minor service or repair is available at Your Trusted Local Auto Care including batteries for those cold morning starts. German imports like Audi, BMW, VW and Mercedes find a home with the talented and trained Euro import experts.  Popular American brands Jeep, Chevy and ... read more

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Antifreeze

Hey, Don't Peel Me Off!

Hey, Don't Peel Me Off!

Five Things to Know About Your Oil Change Sticker Keeping up on regular oil changes is one of the most important things you can do for your vehicle. To make it easy to remember when an oil change is needed refer to the “reminder” sticker in the upper left of your windshield. This will prompt you to make an appointment for oil service at Your Trusted Local Auto Care in Truckee.  Here are five things the sticker is telling you.  Premium Oil & Filters: Quality Automotive Servicing uses high quality Valvoline oil and oil filters. There are cheaper products out there, but for best performance and engine longevity we choose Valvoline.  Synth = Synthetic: Synthetic oils are a better product for your vehicle and the rigorous driving in our mountain environment. Synthetic oil performs better at high temperatures and has longer change intervals which will save you time and money ... read more

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Oil Service
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