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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

Healthy Car - Healthy Family - No Contact Vehicle Service - Keeping your car sanitary

It's times like these that you need a safe and reliable car. There are things you can do to be sure your car is sanitary and in working order so you can depend on it. First here is what we are doing to keep our employees working and supporting their families while protecting them and our customers from Covid-19. “No contact” outside secure key drop & pick up boxes available. Four customers courtesy cars cleaned and sanitized after each use. Treated with A.R.- 17 (see below about this service for your car). We will accommodate customers with a pick up/delivery of their vehicle or we can provide a ride home. Single use pens and regular cleaning of counters, surfaces, and customer keys. Our technicians always wear gloves when moving your vehicle in and out of the shop. We have purchased the newest Dyson Pure Cool Cryptomic air purification system for the customer reception area (with virus filtration). Here are a few things you can do for your vehicle an ... read more

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

Greasy VS Geeky - Technology Makes A Difference

Greasy VS Geeky - Technology Makes A Difference

“Automotive repair is getting a bit less greasy and a bit more geeky, as tablet computers become the most valuable tools on a technician's workbench” writes Cherise Threewit on the How Stuff Works website. "There is no doubt that the shop that can keep up on technology is the one that is going to be able to care for you and your vehicle the best." Bill Greeno, Owner Quality Automotive Servicing. Reading The Trouble Code When you visit the shop with a check engine light, the service advisor will hook up a computer to read the “trouble code”. This gives the technician an idea of where to begin the diagnosis. The code does not tell the technician what the problem is but only what system on the vehicle to begin the diagnosis. It takes a highly trained and exper ... read more

Winter Weather Takes a Toll on Mountain Vehicles

Winter Weather Takes a Toll on Mountain Vehicles

Winter weather. It’s a friend to outdoor enthusiasts but an enemy to your vehicle. Winter takes a toll on mountain cars, trucks and SUV’s everyday. Snow, cold, sand and ice are just a few of the high altitude elements that accelerate the need for general maintenance and repairs. The team at Quality Automotive Servicing in Truckee know about servicing mountain vehicles and provide services for vehicles in Truckee, Soda Springs, Tahoe City, Tahoe Vista, Kings Beach, Carnelian Bay, Incline Village and Homewood. There’s no need to travel down the mountain for service braving icy roads and becoming stuck in traffic. Every major and minor service or repair is available at Your Trusted Local Auto Care including batteries for those cold morning starts. German imports like Audi, BMW, VW and Mercedes find a home with the talented and trained Euro import experts. Popular American brands Jeep, Chevy and Ford are no problem for these pros. The shops new heavy-duty lifts and ... read more

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