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5 Areas of Your Vehicle That Need A Little TLC

5 Areas of Your Vehicle That Need A Little TLC

The team at the Auto Experts doesn’t want you to forget about your vehicle this Valentine’s Day. Think about how challenging it would be to go about your day without your vehicle. This is the perfect time to give your vehicle a little TLC. Here are 5 areas of your vehicle that could use a extra TLC this Valentine’s Day:  Your vehicle’s fluids: Your vehicle has all sorts of fluids that keep all the parts in your engine moving.  Give your tires a time out: To ensure your tires will wear down evenly, tire rotation, alignment inspections, and maintenance of proper tire pressure are a must.  Belt and hose service: Your serpentine belts are involved in the operation of most engine parts, including your alternator and water pump. If your belts and hoses aren’t working properly, you might find yourself in a tricky situation.  Don’t forget about your cabin air filter and engine air filter: your cabin air filter keeps air running throug ... read more

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New Year’s Resolution -- Fuel Efficiency

New Year’s Resolution -- Fuel Efficiency

Owning a car is simply a necessity -- imagine your life without your trusty sidekick. You would your stress levels rising. To keep our vehicles going, and essentially our days, gasoline is a must. Yet, our gasoline consumption can affect our planet and our wallets, which is why we need to maximize our fuel efficiency.  The team at The Auto Experts proposes putting “fuel efficiency” at the top of your New Year Resolution list. Here are some easy and simple ways to accomplish this goal:  Take it easy on the pedal.  Stick to your vehicle’s recommended fuel level.  Monitor how much stuff you are putting in your vehicle, as the heavier your vehicle is, the more gas it consumes.  Make sure your tires are at the correct pressure.  Tighten your gas cap all the way.  Idling is a big no. You burn more gas idling than actually driving.  Don’t forget to have your air filter replaced.  Plan all your errands into one trip ... read more

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What’s The Big Deal About Wiper Blades?

What’s The Big Deal About Wiper Blades?

Your windshield wipers may seem like a small part of your vehicle, but they can have a big effect on your overall safety. When it comes to auto repair, most of the time, it is important to sweat the small stuff, as the small stuff plays an imperative role in the safety of you, your passengers, your vehicle, and even other cars on the road.  Your windshield wipers are your first line of defense against the elements. Just think -- you are driving down the highway in Sacramento, and all of the sudden, you are faced with a heavy downpour. You can’t see even two feet in front of you. Before you start to panic, you switch on your windshield wipers, only to realize they aren’t working. If this situation is causing you anxiety, don’t worry -- simply bring your vehicle to the Auto Experts in Sacramento. We will carefully examine your windshield wiper blades to ensure they are good to go and to prevent worrisome situations like these.  Windshield wipers and wiper fl ... read more

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To Winterize or Not To Winterize? That Is The Question.

November is officially here, which means winter is just around the corner. Before we are bombarded with the holidays, it is important to set aside some of your time to get your vehicle ready for winter. If you are unsure about whether or not your vehicle needs to be winterized, we are here to break it down.  If you don’t winterize your vehicle, you can expect the winter to be much harsher for you and your car, even for us Californians. Here is what winterizing entails:  An oil change seems to be the quintessential auto service but you would be surprised to see how many people forget. During the colder months, it is important for your oil to be cleaned with the right viscosity. When the temperatures drop, oil will thicken, and if your oil becomes too thick, it won’t be able to do its job -- lubricate your engine.  Imagine you are driving in the heavy rain, and your windshield wipers aren’t working. We can’t help but imagine the panic. At The Aut ... read more

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What Makes An Automotive Expert?

You may have guessed it -- as our name indicates, we are the automotive experts. However, what exactly makes an automotive expert, and what makes us different from other shops in the region?  The answer begins with our dedication to our customers. Automotive experts are not just experts at fixing cars, but they excel at developing relationships with their clients. We want to know your goals for your vehicle, so we can maximize your car’s driveability and longevity accordingly. We also want you to understand what is going on with your vehicle, which is another part of being an automotive expert. We can break down complex automotive topics into something you can understand.  Of course, being an automotive expert is all about expertise in the service and repair of vehicles. The team at The Auto Experts has years of education and experience in the industry, and we continue to receive training to stay on top of our game. Our auto repair shop is also equipped with cutting ... read more

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Top Driving Safety Tips For Teenagers

 Top Driving Safety Tips For Teenagers

It is sobering to think about, but vehicle crashes are the leading cause of teen deaths. However, on the bright side, there are several tips and tricks to follow to ensure your teen reaches their destination safely. The team at the Auto Experts has put together a list of top driving safety tips of teenagers:  If your car is equipped with safety features, make sure to use them. Nowadays, the technology in cars is designed to prevent against drivers. For example, some systems can alert you when you drive into the other lane, get to close to another vehicle, or your hands are away from the steering wheel.  Wear a seatbelt! Studies show that more than half of teen accidents include drivers not wearing seatbelts. It may be a no brainer, but you would be surprised to learn how many of us skip this step.  Out of sight, out of mind! Put that phone away to eliminate all distractions.  The chance of a teen accident occurring increases if there are other passengers in the ... read more

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How To Keep Your Car’s A/C Easy Breezy

Your car’s A/C has one job: to keep you cool and comfortable. However, in the middle of summer is Sacramento, this is quite the task. You can help your vehicle’s air conditioning system out by following these quick tips. You will reap the benefits, as you relax in your perfectly temperate vehicle. Here is how to keep your car’s A/C easy and breezy:  Your A/C can only reduce the temperature in your car by 40 degrees on average. If you park in the shade, the interior temperature of your vehicle will start out much cooler.  Set your A/C to recirculation. On recirculation, your A/C is pulling air from inside your cabin, instead of outside, where the temperatures are probably boiling.  Change your air filters as needed. Your cabin air filters removes the dirt and dust from any air that comes out of your vents. When a filter is old, the dirt has accumulated, and it will be harder for that cool air to pass through.  Don’t ignore leaks! Leaks spe ... read more

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Top Summertime Road Trip Destinations From Sacramento

Top Summertime Road Trip Destinations From Sacramento

Summertime road trips are an excellent way to spend the summer, as they combine many of our favorite things, including the open road, our car, and Sacramento. We are fortunate Sacramento is central to many lovely destinations, and the team at the Auto Experts has narrowed down the list to the top 20 summertime road trip destinations from Sacramento:   Lodi Wine CountryPlacerville CaliforniaApple Hill OrchardsSacramento River DeltaNevada City CaliforniaEmpire Mine State Historic Park ... read more

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Why The Auto Repair Industry Is An Excellent Career Path

Why The Auto Repair Industry Is An Excellent Career Path

The auto repair industry is constantly changing, as we witness the technology of vehicles becoming more complex. It seems as if our cars are just like computers with four-wheels. With so many advances in the industry, it makes sense that the auto repair industry is an excellent career path.  Here are just a few reasons why a career in the automotive industry may be a good choice for you:  The varied automotive industry offers many opportunities for employment with unique job descriptions for each. Whether you are looking to learn how to program GPS mapping systems or rebuild an engine, there seems to be something for everyone.  Unlike many careers in the high-tech industry, you won’t have to struggle through many years of schooling, often complete with debt at the end of it. Typically, automotive technology careers begin after two years of study. You get out in the real world much sooner, ready to start building your resume and gaining experience.  The U.S ... read more

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What Is The Future of Automotive Technology?

If you think about it, our cell phones do much more than just send messages and make calls. Our cars also do more than just park and drive, and they will continue to do more. Recently, the automotive industry has been working simultaneously with the technology fields to merge the two and provide us with innovative, safer vehicles.  Looking towards the future of automotive technology, we can expect to see some of the safest and comfortable cars ever. You can think of our cars as becoming smart phones equipped with technology, such as advanced emergency braking capabilities, mapping technology for autonomous driving, and better fuel economy.  Better fuel economy is a big deal -- Volvo said that all engines they produce will be equipped with an electric motor by 2019, and VW and General Motors have recently unveiled new electric cars. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are playing a big role in the automotive industry too, as cars are becoming more predictive and per ... read more

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