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What Do I Need to do to Winterize my Vehicle?

While maintenance of your vehicle is a year round responsibility, the change of seasons is a critical time to be sure you are up to date on your maintenance and take care of a few winter specific items. Freezing temperatures, salt and sand on the roads, snowy/slushy conditions are just a few of the hazards you encounter each day you get behind the wheel. The last thing you need spoiling your holiday plans is an unnecessary roadside breakdown. Battery Starting a vehicle on a zero degree morning takes some major voltage from your battery. If you are experiencing any sluggishness or your battery is more than five years old, replace it with a new one. It’s only a matter of time before your morning schedule is hampered due to a no start. A battery test is available at your local maintenance and repair shop if you want to know how much life is left in your battery. When purchasing a battery, you usually get what you pay for ... read more

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Antifreeze

How often do you flush a transmission?

Flush intervals should be based off of the vehicle manufacturer's recommendation. A "life time" fluid should be interpreted to mean 120K miles. On the side of caution you may consider 100K miles and under "severe" conditions 80K miles

The air coming from my air conditioning is not as cold as before.

Yes, you need to get your air conditioning looked at. Running the air conditioning like this could be doing damage to the compressor or other costly parts and waiting until there’s a complete breakdown in the system may be costly. Fortunately, there are steps all car owners can take to be sure the air conditioning systems is running optimally and to protect your wallet from expensive repairs. With new state of the art equipment in place, Quality Automotive Servicing will inspect for leaks and if needed recharge the system. Refrigerant in the AC system acts as a lubricant that protects the compressor and other components from wear and tear. Addressing problems early can save you on replacing these components down the road. When you turn on your air conditioning, if you hear odd sounds or the air is not cool, immediate attention to the system is necessary

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Air Conditioning

Can your Truckee shop do the maintenance on my Audi?

Yes, at Quality Automotive Servicing in Truckee we have an Audi - Volkswagen mechanic on staff with over 25 years of experience in German imports. It is not necessary to visit the dealer for work. When we do your factory scheduled service, your warranty with the manufacturer stays up to date. We also perform repairs and diagnostic services for Audi and VW vehicles

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Audi

How can you do a "better" brake job with rotor matching?

Increased stopping distance, pulsation or squeaking? These are all signs that your brakes need some attention. The occurrence of brake problems like these (even in as little as 5,000 miles) can be caused by poorly performing brake service equipment and/or improper repair procedures. At Quality Automotive Servicing we have invested in the Pro-Cut Rotor Matching System (RMS) allowing our technicians to perform a better and more affordable brake job. This patented technology matches hubs to rotors directly. The brake lathe attaches to the vehicle’s hub and resurfaces the rotor true to the hub's axis, insuring that the original manufacturer's tolerances are once again achieved. With Pro-Cut's Rotor Matching System technology, your brakes will perform when you need them

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Brake