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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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Roadtrip to ol' Republic Roadhouse Opens

Roadtrip to ol' Republic Roadhouse Opens

Look for a series of blog posts labeled "Get Out of Town" and discovering some special spots in the Sierra Nevada and foothills. All within a 2 hour drive of Truckee. Not far from Truckee, down Highway 20, just short of Nevada City on Harmony Ridge, sits the well-known Five Mile House and new home to ol’ Republic Roadhouse. An established Nevada City brewery, ol’ Republic is spreading it’s wings beyond the two tap rooms (Nevada City & Roseville) to reopen the historic Five Mile House and pair their award-winning brews with some delicious “Roadhouse” food and atmosphere. You might call this pub food on vacation. Fresh bread is baked daily and available for purchase, Wednesday is “oyster night” and the eggs benedict are perfect with a mimosa or my favorite, extra spicy Bloody Mary. Yes, they have a full bar as well as serving their award-winning brews. Hungry yet? Browse their Facebook page if you are in the mood for food and ... read more

Buyer Beware When Purchasing Used Vehicle

Buyer Beware When Purchasing Used Vehicle

Buying a used vehicle can be a frustrating experience. How do you truly know what you are purchasing? How do you determine the true condition of a vehicle from a private party, a car lot or a dealership? The first thing to know is that a seller may not be totally honest and forthcoming about the condition of the vehicle. Even honest sellers may not really know the "true" condition of the vehicle or be aware of a needed repair lurking under the hood. If you are purchasing from a lot, many vehicles come from out of state and could have been in a flood or accident. Even a dealership or independent sales lot that “certifies” the condition of the vehicle may have overlooked (or looked the other way) on vital maintenance and repair issues. Here are 5 things to watch out for when buying a used car. 1. Has the car been stored for a long period of time? A low mileage vehicle that is rarely driven could look like a better deal than it is. Most every vehicle component ... read more

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