Here’s a thought. How you drive your car, where you drive and how often you drive, directly affects what you should be doing for auto maintenance and repairs. If you drive in the mountains, your safe travels depends on paying more attention to maintenance and developing a "partner in auto care" relationship with a local shop. Here are some recommendations from the certified professionals at Quality Automotive Servicing in Truckee, California. As authorized and certified mechanic/technicians they know the special needs of mountain-driven vehicles. 1. Invest in quality and expertise, there is no substitute for it. Your vehicle is a big investment and you want it to last a long time. Look for the best shop, that has highly trained technicians and a service advising team that will work with you on repair solutions. At QAS our team is "the best of the best&q ... read more
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Truckee, CA: Beware of wildlife on Truckee and Lake Tahoe roads warns Quality Automotive Servicing of Truckee, CA. Deer and bear on the roadway are common and each year they fall victim to collisions with vehicles. "It's absolutely horrible to hit an animal in the first place, but it can also do a lot of damage to your car," says a local Sierra Valley commuter. Quality Automotive Servicing recommends that if you drive at night, one of the best things you can do is improve your night vision with a professional headlight restoration service. Headlights become yellowed and cloudy over time (see below). This decreases the distance a driver can see at night. On mountain highways and roads, not having clear and long distance vision can result in not identifying wildlife until it's too late to avoid them. If you drive areas with heavy deer activity, a h ... read more
RESTORE YOUR HEADLIGHTS TO SEE WILDLIFE! My neighbor's daughter was driving carefully that night, watching for deer and other animals on the roadway. But out of the dark crossed a coyote and her pup. A thousand pounds of Toyota and her were about to collide. Luckily she zipped across the road to safety. Was it luck or animal instinct? Daylight savings time ends November 1st and days will become shorter and shorter. Daylight is yielding to darkness and poorly lit mountain roads can be hazardous for your vehicle and wildlife. For your safety and the life of an animal out on the roadway, it’s important to have bright headlights. Over the years of use, headlights will loose clarity and hinder your long distance view on dark Sierra roads such as Highway 89 toward Squaw Valley. The result could be deadly for a neighborhood pet or wild animal. A ... read more
Now that social distancing is a thing and keeping close to the home in Truckee is the new normal, we at Quality Automotive Servicing have a few suggestions on keeping you and your car healthy. Healthy Car, Healthy You - Five Things you can do to keep you and your car healthy. Your car can keep and carry unwanted germs. Sanitize all the surfaces, knobs and windows to keep your family healthy. (Ask about our A.R.-17 sanitation product that cleans and sanitizes the AC and recirculating air system, as well as the surfaces inside the vehicle). Review the owner’s manual and take the time to really learn about your car; the maintenance schedule and even a feature you had no idea existed. For example, inside the gas door on the Mercedes is information about tire pressure at different temperatures. Go for a drive. Like our bodies, it’s not healthy for a car to sit for long periods of time. Issues can ari ... read more