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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 back to work, home, or on a tour of Donner Lake. Or you can use a one of our ski passes t ... 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 engine. This used and particle-laden oil can becomes acidic over time and needs to be changed even if the vehicle is not driven much. Most manufacture ... 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 to begin the diagnosis. It takes a highly trained and exper ... 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 Ford are no problem for these pros. The shops new heavy-duty lifts and ... read more

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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. Plus, there is less oil waste going to landfills. Oil G ... read more

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