When you are looking for interesting information about cars, check out our blog! We strive to entertain and educate Truckee drivers about any and all auto repair related topics, and if you have any other questions, we encourage you to ask the auto mechanics at Quality Automotive Servicing.


Do I have to go to the dealership for regularly scheduled maintenance?

No, we can take care of all regular scheduled maintenance and service, keeping your factory warranty intact. Warranties are there to protect the consumer, but you must follow the requirements. At Quality Automotive Servicing we can perform 30,000, 60,000 and 90,000 mile services and often charge less than the manufacturer

When should I replace my fuel filter?

To help ensure dependable, trouble-free performance, replace your car's fuel filter approximately every 30,000 miles or as recommended in your vehicle's owner's manual. This is especially important in our mountain driving environment due to dust and salt on the roadways

How often should I change my oil? Should you follow guidelines for “normal” or “severe” driving conditions?

To keep your long term maintenance costs low, there's no better place to start than by scheduling regular oil and filter changes. Most vehicle manufacturers recommend changing the oil once a year or every 7,500 miles in passenger cars and light truck gasoline engines. However, that once a year, 7,500 mile oil change is for vehicles that are driven under “normal” driving conditions which is only about 20% of drivers. Nearly all of us fall under “Severe Service” driving conditions - frequent short trips (less than 10 miles, especially during cold weather), stop-and-go city traffic driving, driving in dusty conditions and driving at sustained highway speeds during hot weather. For this type of driving, which is actually “severe service” driving conditions, the recommendation is to change the oil every 3,000 miles or six months. For maximum protection, most oil companies say to change the oil every 3,000 miles or three to six months regardless of what type ... read more


Oil Change