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When Times Get Tough - What Maintenance Can I Put Off

When Times Get Tough - What Maintenance Can I Put Off

  Gas Prices are at an all-time high. Get better gas mileage with maintenance. These are challenging times in Truckee and Lake Tahoe.  Rising costs for pretty much everything effects your wallet and your budget. While it may be tempting to cut corners to save money by deferring vehicle maintenance or finding a "discount" repair, Quality Automotive Servicing wants to highlight the potential pitfalls in doing this and what you gain by keeping current with service.   You can prevent expensive repairs with preventative maintenance:    Putting off regular maintenance or using a discount Big Box shop might seem like a cost-saving measure, but it can lead to unforeseen and costly repairs. Comprehensive and regular maintenance acts as a preventive measure, ensuring that your vehicle is reliable and is able to withstand mountain driving conditions. You can avoid damage to you vehicle and it ... read more

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10 Tips For Finding The Right Shop For You & Your Vehicle

10 Tips For Finding The Right Shop For You & Your Vehicle

Looking for a place to service your car in Truckee or North Lake Tahoe?  Look to your local Partner in Auto Care, Quality Automotive Servicing at 11500 Donner Pass Road in central Truckee. View our "Passion Statement" at the bottom of this blog.  Vehicle Maintenance & Repair - Investment or Expense? If you were to pick between investing money in an asset or dishing out cash for an expense, which would you choose?  Well, your vehicle is one of your biggest investments and it requires attention, expertise and continued investment so that it doesn't end up a series of repairs and expenses.   At Quality Automotive Servicing we also see your cars, trucks, SUVs and vans as an investment. One that you would like to be dependable and last a long time. Our professional team works with customers on issues and expert preventative maintenance so you can enjoy your car for miles t ... read more

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Five "Car Wise" Ways to Stay Safe & Healthy

Five "Car Wise" Ways to Stay Safe & Healthy

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

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

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