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
There's trouble waiting for you out on the roadways this winter. Unfortunately, you can’t control what others do, but you can improve your risk factor of an accident by paying attention to your own car and safety. Here's our top 10 habits and hacks that will help you prepared for winter out on the road. 1 Save Your Wiper Motor, Linkage & Blades From Failure Never rely on your wipers to remove accumulated snow from the windshield. If wipers are struggling to clear the snow or are frozen to the windshield, the result could be damage to the wiper blade arms, linkage or wiper motor. All requires repair in the hundreds of dollars and may leave you dangerously without wipers. Don't be this person.... 2. Good Tires Will Save You From An Accident You can not depend on four-wheel-drive alone to keep you safe on the road. During snow events you need good tires with appropriate tread. Sliding into ... read more
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If you’ve purchase a car and have been told that it has “lifetime fluids” know that this does not mean that you never have to change the fluids. The term “lifetime fluids” is not what it appears. This is a “tricky” term invented by the car manufacturers to imply that the various fluids in your vehicle don’t need changing. The car dealerships use this wording to sell you a car that they say has a “low cost of ownership” or is “maintenance free”. There is nothing further from the truth. Here’s the hard fact; we diagnosis vehicles every day that have vehicle problems related to dirty fluids. Many have only been seen at dealerships and most all are issues that could have been avoided with regular service attention at an independent repair shop. An independent shop like Quality Automotive Servicing will have your best interest in mind and share your vision of keeping your car on the road for a long time. It ... read more