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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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Give The Kids A (Spring) Brake!

Give The Kids A (Spring) Brake!

Hands down, your brake system is one of the most important components of your vehicle, especially in regards to your safety. Without properly working brakes, you could imagine the type of situation you would end up; easily one of our worst nightmares. At the Auto Experts, we can’t emphasize the importance of brake maintenance enough, and with spring break coming up, take your free time from carpooling your kids to school, to bring your vehicle to our shop for an inspection. When you step on your brakes, it is important to pay attention to what you are feeling, hearing, or seeing. You may hear a squeaking, squealing, or grinding noise when you use your brakes. A squeaking or squealing noise could be an indication of friction with the brake lining. Under certain conditions and without proper attention, this could result in damaged pads, lining, brake drums, or rotors. A grinding noise could mean that your brake pads are worn. The only sounds you should hear from your brakes are s ... read more

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Regular Tires vs. Run-Flat Tires: Which Are Better?

Regular Tires vs. Run-Flat Tires: Which Are Better?

It can be a challenge choosing the right tires for your vehicle. There seem to so many different options to choose from. Fortunately, the team at The Auto Experts in Sacramento is breaking it down for you: regular tires vs. run-flat tires? There are both benefits and advantages to run-flat tires, despite them becoming increasingly popular. If you are deciding between regular tires or run flat tires, we encourage you to consider these pros and cons of run-flat tires: Benefits: You can drive on a run-flat tire. The primary advantage of these tires is that they allow you to keep driving on this self-supporting tires for about 100 miles after all the air has gone. If you have a flat tire with a run-flat tire, your stability and handling will remain normal, meaning you can continue to drive safely until you arrive at a shop that can take care of your vehicle, such as The Auto Experts in Sacramento. Your vehicle will weigh much less with both the spare tire and tools eliminated, wh ... read more

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Organizational Hacks For Your Car

Organizational Hacks For Your Car

Every vehicle owner knows how it challenging it can be to keep your vehicle organized, and the struggle intensifies even more if you have little ones. Because the team at the Auto Experts in Sacramento wants to make your life easier, we have put together a list of 10 organizational hacks for your car:   Utilize a shoe organizer by placing it behind the passenger seat and placing snacks, toys, or items in the pockets. You will see these pouches are a perfect size. Don’t want dirty cup holders? Try cupcake liners. They protect the interior of your vehicle by catching any dirt or grime. And the best part is that they are easy to remove and replace. If your little ones are coloring in your car, and you find wandering colored pencils throughout your vehicle, simply solve the problem by placing them an old DVD case. Have you ever seen a remote control pocket? Imagine using this contraption in your vehicle to hold anything from hand sanitizer to coloring books. Need some ... read more

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Tahoe Winter Driving Tips

Tahoe Winter Driving Tips

The beauty of living in Sacramento is that if you want to experience snowy outdoor adventures, Lake Tahoe is only an hour away. But for many Californians, driving in the snow is a bit intimidating. To help make your drive to Tahoe a bit safer, here are some helpful winter driving tips. Pack a preparedness kit -- Be sure to include a first aid kit, gloves, blankets, water, snacks, flashlights, a shovel, flares, and tire chains. You’ll never know what Mother Nature has in store for you while on the road, so it’s better to be safe than sorry. Check your vehicle before the drive -- Are your tires optimally filled with air? Does your engine have enough oil? Got the right coolant mix as well? How about your belts, hoses, wiper blades, fluids, and brake pads? If your vehicle is making noises or not as powerful when it was newer, take it in for a service inspection to avoid a breakdown on your weekend getaway. Get to know your low gear -- If you are driving in the mountains a ... read more

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How to Find the Best Christmas Light Displays Near and Around Sacramento

How to Find the Best Christmas Light Displays Near and Around Sacramento

When you hear Christmas music playing at the grocery store or catch one of the ubiquitous Christmas-related ads on TV or online, do you groan inwardly, or do you grin outwardly? If it’s the latter and you love the build-up to Christmas, do you enjoy taking yourself and your family on drives or walks to look at some of the beautiful and lavish Christmas light displays in and around Sacramento? But how do you know where to go to see the best displays, especially since the Sacramento area is so vast? Do we even need to say that everything is virtual these days? Of course, you can find beautiful Christmas light displays by driving around or by asking your friends and neighbors, but that sounds suspiciously like work to us! Here we’ve listed a few of our favorite websites you can use to track down the best neighborhoods for viewing Christmas light displays: California Christmas Lights We found a really cool site that shows you where to find the most beautiful Christmas light d ... read more

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Best Audiobooks for Car Travel

Best Audiobooks for Car Travel

Now that winter is nearly here and the holiday season is looming, you might be planning to spend a lot of hours in your car driving from family reunions to work parties to friends’ get-togethers. And, of course, you often need to make extra trips to pick up supplies for cooking, decorating, and gift-wrapping. Add that to the time you already spend commuting, driving the kids to and from school and activities, and running the usual errands, and you might feel like pulling your hair out if you have to listen to more talk radio or--maybe even worse--sappy holiday music on the radio. We’d love to recommend some of our favorite audiobooks for your consideration: Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be By Rachel Hollis This book in the Health and Wellness/Self-Development genre is both witty and heartfelt. Author Rachel ... read more

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