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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

Why Your Truckee Auto Needs Full-Service, Premium Mountain Maintenance at Quality Automotive Servicing

Why Your Truckee Auto Needs Full-Service, Premium Mountain Maintenance at Quality Automotive Servicing

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

You're Dealership Alternative; Major Mileage Service

Currently Working on Copy.  Thanks for your patience.  For an explination of major mileage services and the special needs of mountain-drive vehicles, contact the shop at 530-587-1933.   

Why can’t I get a quote without an inspection?

Why can’t I get a quote without an inspection?

Over the years customers have all been “trained” to ask for quotes over the phone before bringing their car into a shop. It makes sense to know what you're paying for beforehand right? From decades of experience, we know that without a vehicle inspection or diagnostic testing, accurately assess your concern and giving a price over the phone is just inaccurate.   We know that price is important to you, as it should be. But we’re also willing to bet that you’ll want to be sure you're not paying for something you don't need either. Shopping around may be a great way to find the cheapest price, but that doesn’t mean you are getting the best deal or best quality. We are experts at determining through diagnostics, the root of a problem of you are experiencing. Don't automatically assume this will cost more. When we dig deeper into an issue, we may discover components that do not need to be repl ... read more

There’s a difference between “oil change” and “oil service”?

There’s a difference between “oil change” and “oil service”?

  The “quick lube” 20 minute oil change has been a long term standard in the automotive industry. Providing a fast oil change sounds great, but ultimately is a disservice to the customer and the vehicle. Here at Quality Automotive Servicing in Truckee, CA, that used to be our standard too. We charged a minimal “quick lube” price for a quick oil change that did not include any kind of inspection. However, the day came when we provided that service to a customer, and as she left our parking lot her serpentine belt broke. She asked how we could have missed such a thing! Explaining she would have rather had us taken the time to inspect her car since it was already in the shop, and avoided such an awful breakdown. That is why we created the ServicePlus Oil Service.  We know importance of a vehicle inspection at every service, no matter how new or old the vehicle is. Your safety, and the safety of your passengers, is as important to us as i ... read more