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Dependable Car Care

1561 Los Angeles Ave
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In order for your vehicle to keep running smoothly, all of its components need to be in good working order. Taking the time for regular car inspections and keeping up with needed repairs is the best way to ensure that everything is working as it should. This inspection should include the mufflers and exhaust both. Your exhaust system is most effective when it is neither seen nor heard. Unfortunately, this can also mean that it is out of sight and out of mind.

You may be asking, “What are the signs of a bad muffler?” Here are three signs that you may notice if there are problems developing in the exhaust system:

Wondering what are the signs of a bad muffler? If you are noticing loud noises, or a bad odor from your exhaust system, have it inspected by auto repair experts as soon as possible.
20
Feb
2018

In order for your vehicle to keep running smoothly, all of its components need to be in good working order. Taking the time for regular car inspections and keeping up with needed repairs is the best way to ensure that everything is working as it should. This inspection should include the mufflers and exhaust both. Your exhaust system is most effective when it is neither seen nor heard. Unfortunately, this can also mean that it is out of sight and out of mind.

You may be asking, “What are the signs of a bad muffler?” Here are three signs that you may notice if there are problems developing in the exhaust system:

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Have you found yourself driving serenely driving down the road when all of a sudden you see the “Check Engine” light illuminate on your dashboard? This little warning light can mean various things, from a loose gas cap to a seriously misfiring engine, indicating that your vehicle is experiencing poor fuel economy and emitting higher than normal levels of toxic pollutants. The important issue is to make sure that long-term damage isn’t taking place in the engine and that you aren't compromising the safety of your vehicle.

Here’s how that little light works--when the electronic-control system finds a problem it cannot adjust, the computer turns on a yellow warning indicator and stores a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) in its memory. With the use of a specialized computer, your mechanic can pinpoint the source of a potential problem by “reading” the codes that are generated. It may be that it’s only a sensor that is malfunctioning, or a more serious problem, such as low oil pressure or overheating.

Schedule an engine service at Dependable Car Care and ask your auto repair mechanic about what could cause the check engine light to come on.
05
Feb
2018

Have you found yourself driving serenely driving down the road when all of a sudden you see the “Check Engine” light illuminate on your dashboard? This little warning light can mean various things, from a loose gas cap to a seriously misfiring engine, indicating that your vehicle is experiencing poor fuel economy and emitting higher than normal levels of toxic pollutants. The important issue is to make sure that long-term damage isn’t taking place in the engine and that you aren't compromising the safety of your vehicle.

Here’s how that little light works--when the electronic-control system finds a problem it cannot adjust, the computer turns on a yellow warning indicator and stores a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) in its memory. With the use of a specialized computer, your mechanic can pinpoint the source of a potential problem by “reading” the codes that are generated. It may be that it’s only a sensor that is malfunctioning, or a more serious problem, such as low oil pressure or overheating.

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Gas-electric hybrid vehicles have traveled from the drawing board to the open road in just a few years. These vehicles use electric motors that are powered by battery packs. That leaves a lot of consumers wondering, “How long does a hybrid car battery last?” Will they be looking for a car battery replacement in a few years? Are they short-lived like their other electronics such as their laptop and cell phone batteries?

Because hybrid vehicles have become so popular, more and more auto shops are becoming certified to perform hybrid repairs. Ask your mechanic for more information about hybrid vehicles if you are considering purchasing one.

If you are thinking of purchasing a hybrid vehicle, you may be asking: “how long does a hybrid car battery last?” Ask your mechanic for more information about hybrid repairs.
22
Jan
2018

Gas-electric hybrid vehicles have traveled from the drawing board to the open road in just a few years. These vehicles use electric motors that are powered by battery packs. That leaves a lot of consumers wondering, “How long does a hybrid car battery last?” Will they be looking for a car battery replacement in a few years? Are they short-lived like their other electronics such as their laptop and cell phone batteries?

Because hybrid vehicles have become so popular, more and more auto shops are becoming certified to perform hybrid repairs. Ask your mechanic for more information about hybrid vehicles if you are considering purchasing one.

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