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Extended Warranties, Are They Worth The Money?

Have you been bombarded with calls about your car warranty?  Why are these companies so aggressive and most importantly is an extended warranty worth it?   Who better to answer those questions than your local auto shop? If you live in Truckee, North Lake Tahoe, Homewood, Auburn, Tahoe City, Kings Beach or Incline Village, you can depend on honest answers and service solutions from Quality Automotive Servicing.      Why are those Robo callers so persistent ?  Extended warranty companies are playing off the mood and fears of people who are likely to be experiencing financial stress right now. They want to remind you, with an annoying number of calls, that you are vulnerable to the high cost of car repair.  This is Fear Marketing 101. Before you are worn down and actually press one to speak with a representative, AKA salesperson on commission, there are some things that should be considered.  ... 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

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