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It's Dark Out There: Increase Your Vision on The Roadway

It's Dark Out There: Increase Your Vision on The Roadway

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

Oil Change: Why Quick & Cheap Is Not Better

It's easy to think that keeping up on regular oil changes is all your vehicle needs. While regular oil & filter changes are important, at Quality Automotive Servicing in Truckee, we know your vehicle needs more. Let me tell you a true story. My friend has regular oil changes at a “Quick” lube in Reno. Recently he headed to Moab to meet some friends for mountain biking. In eastern Nevada, a belt broke and he became stranded. But that wasn’t the worst of it. When the belt broke, it flung around under the hood and put a hole in the radiator. While all his radiator fluid leaked out, he stood on the side of the road wondering if he even had cell service. While he was seeking bars, and not the drinking kind, he discovered the closest shop that could do the work in a day was in Salt Lake City. He was towed, at his expense, to Salt Lake City where he put his trust in a shop he didn’t know. He purchased a new radiator and belt at considerable expense. This wa ... read more

Love Your Vehicle and It Will Love You Back

Love Your Vehicle and It Will Love You Back

Happy Valentines Day. Here are three ways in Truckee you can love your vehicle so it will love you back. Preventative Maintenance Preventative maintenance is the most important thing you can do for your car to guarantee it’s ability to keep taking you on adventures near and far. When you love your car by performing regular maintenance that includes an inspection like the ServicePlus Red Check Inspection at Quality Automotive Servicing, your car will love you back. Take away the worry of wondering what comes next and let QAS identify any issues or service needs on your beloved car. Every service includes a Red Check Inspection so you can make smart and loving decisions about your vehicle maintenance. Manufacturer Recommended Services Make your true love happy and build a strong relationship with Quality Automotive Servicing by doing all your manufacturer recommended services with our expert team. Dealerships will ... read more

Our new name is Quality Automotive Servicing

You may have heard that we have changed our name to Quality Automotive Servicing. We want everyone to know that above all else we perform top quality servicing and repairs for your car, truck, SUV, and Sprinter Van. QAS is your dealership alternative for manufacturer services (30K, 60K 90K), oil service, maintenance and repairs. We've changed our name, but we haven't changed the quality service we provide for our customers. And we still perform smog checks and DMW paperwork process daily. Here are a few successful companies that have gone through a name changed to become successful companies. BackRub - Google Brad's Drink - Pepsi Blue Ribbon Sports - Nike DriveUrSelf - Hertz AuctionWeb - Ebay Pete's Super Submarines - Subway Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo - Sony Datsun - Nissan

TEN Reasons to Keep Auto Repair and Service Local (Truckee, CA)

TEN Reasons to Keep Auto Repair and Service Local (Truckee, CA)

The TEAM as Quality Automotive Servicing knows that vehicle maintenance does not need to be a chore if you keep in local. Here are TEN reasons to keep it local and save money and time. Convenience: The hassle of traveling down the mountain with traffic, road delays and speed traps makes keeping service in your hometown of Truckee and North Lake Tahoe a convenient option. Loaner cars: Your Local Trusted Auto Care in Truckee has two loaner cars for customers, an Audi and a Volkswagen. Mountain experts: Mountain vehicles need an expert versed in the unique service needs of mountain vehicles. Road debris like sand and dirt, varying temperatures and a high demand on various engine systems require a knowledgeable expert. Exercise: At Quality Automotive Servicing you can squeeze in some exercise and ride our E-bike cruiser back to work, home, or on a tour of Donner Lake. Or you can use a one of our ski passes t ... read more