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Towing a Trailer This Summer? Service & Preparation Is Important

Towing a Trailer This Summer? Service & Preparation Is Important

  As summer approaches, Truckee & Lake Tahoe drivers are preparing for road trips. Here is some advice from your trusted local auto repair and maintenance experts at Quality Automotive Servicing in Truckee CA.   Is Your Vehicle Up For the Challenge? When it comes to driving on mountain roads with a heavily loaded vehicle or one that is towing a trailer, it is important to prepared for the extra stress placed on your engine and components. Let the experts at Quality Automotive Servicing located at 11500 Donner Pass Road in Truckee help you and your vehicle be up for the challenge.   Whether you're headed out locally with your boat or planning on putting down some miles towing a trailer, your truck, SUV or adventure van will benefit from some preventative measures and a checkup to ensure that it is "tow ready" and in good condit ... read more

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Mountain Vehicles Require Driveline Maintenance

Mountain Vehicles Require Driveline Maintenance

Driveline service essential for mountain vehicles! Driveline inspection and maintenance is an essential part of keeping your Truckee FWD car, truck, SUV or sprinter van, moving forward and your mountain lifestyle on track. Simply put, the driveline connects your transmission to the wheels, transforming the power from your engine into the rotation of the wheels. When should I do driveline maintenance?  Mountain vehicles drive in 4WD, negotiated steep mountain roads and often carry more weight with equipment, passengers or towing trailers. A mountain vehicle is taxed more than vehicles driven off the mountain. To avoid expensive damage don’t ignore the importance of this service. At Quality Automotive Servicing we follow the “severe driving” recommendations from the manufacturer and suggest this service at Major Mileage Service interval, generally 30,000 to 60,0000.  Avoid the risk of an accident!   Problems that can result from ignor ... read more

Winter Recovery Service at Quality Automotive Servicing

Winter Recovery Service at Quality Automotive Servicing

This epic winter has subjected your vehicle to some dirty, rough roads. At Quality Automotive Servicing we know that mountain-driven vehicles in Truckee have incurred damage from road hazards such as excessive dirt, rocks, potholes, road chemicals and the daily blast of moisture under the body. Truckee's Tahoe Donner has reported over 64 days of snowfall, so it's no surprise that your front suspension, as well as many other systems on the vehicle, have been through a lot.     Mountain Driven Vehicles Simply Need More Maintenance Mountain-driven vehicles need more maintenance and a professional team. Daily driving during weather events, on dusty roads and at extreme temperatures, both cold and hot, put added wear and tear on vehicle components. A mountain-driven vehicle needs a full-service, not just a hurried oil change. The folks at Quality Automotive Servicing suggest a service every six months to stay on top of ... read more

Traction Control; When to Turn it OFF!

Traction Control; When to Turn it OFF!

Quality Automotive Servicing of Truckee, CA advises customers when it is helpfull to disable the traction control on their vehicles.    "The traction control system (TCS) is a safety system that detects when a car's wheel slips and loses grip on the road. The system then automatically slows the slipping wheel's speed. Traction control became standard on every car since 2012. It automatically engages unless turned off." Kelly Blue Book When Should You Turn Off Your Traction Control? Driving in mountain weather, there are situations when you don't want the traction control system on your vehicle activated.One common situation for Truckee drivers is if you are stuck in the mud, snow or on ice. If traction control is in the ON position, the spinning tires will engage the traction control and automatically slow the slippage of the tires. This will prevent you from getting out of a sticky situation and lea ... read more

Two Words That Will Save You Thousands of Dollars on Your Car Repairs

Two Words That Will Save You Thousands of Dollars on Your Car Repairs

Hello this is Gary Gunter, General Manager for Quality Automotive Servicing in Truckee, CA. Here's my advice for safe travels in 2023. Two words that can save you thousands of dollars on your car repairs and a lot of frustration. Preventative  Maintenance. Smart maintenance and servicing protects you from unexpected and preventable repairs. This is especially true for mountain-driven cars, trucks, SUV's and adventure vans that require more service to stand up to the rigors of mountain driving in Truckee and North Lake Tahoe.  We understand that your life is busy and it's easy to look over your vehicle requirements, but waiting for that dashboard light to come on could signify that damage to your vehicle engine is already happening.  The Quality Automotive Servicing team offers comprehensive, dealership level service that is a step above. We are your automotive doctor, looking deep to be sure the correct maintenance ... read more