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BEST THINGS TO HAVE IN A CAR EMERGENCY KIT

BEST THINGS TO HAVE IN A CAR EMERGENCY KIT

In case of roadside emergencies, it's wise to be prepared. The items below could come in very helpful if your vehicle experiences some problems on the roads. Keep this emergency kit in the car and you can have some peace of mind that you and your passengers can stay safe and comfortable before help arrives. Small LED Flashlight Be certain that your emergency kit has a little LED flashlight with new batteries. Flashlights will come in handy when changing tires, checking under the hood, or any other quick fixes that could be repaired more easily with light. A small flashlight could also help you alert other drivers that you need some help. Cell Phone Car Charger Cell phones have become our lifelines. However, if they're not properly charged, they're of no use. Be certain to have a spare charger available in your survival kit should you need to contact some assistance. Portable Air Compressor Portable air com ... read more

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VALENTINE’S GIFTS FOR CAR LOVERS

VALENTINE’S GIFTS FOR CAR LOVERS

Looking for a Valentine's Day gift for the automobile enthusiast in your life? Generally, car lovers are big fans of receiving gifts related to this passion. Luckily, there are some unique and practical gifts out there that are sure to impress your sweetheart. Here are some suggestions: Dash Mounted Smartphone Holder: Having a phone holder is a perfect way to keep your Smartphone close without interfering with driving and safety. There are a wide array of mounted holders and they’re easy to attach. Car Seat Covers You can give your Valentine's automobile a fun makeover with a set of car seat covers. Choose from a vast array of patterns and colors that will appeal to the gift recipient’s taste. There are some covers that are even made for specific makes and models of cars. Cleaning Kit Most car enthusiasts take prid ... read more

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CAR FINANCING AND HOW TO GET IT

CAR FINANCING AND HOW TO GET IT

One of the most confusing parts while buying automobiles is understanding how to finance it. Since most drivers aren’t in the position to pay for the entire car in one go, most of the car purchases, new or pre-owned, will need some financing. It can be daunting trying to figure out how to finance a car as most of us aren’t number crunchers. Luckily there are some options out there that could be the bridge to driving in your new vehicle! The first thing to check for when you’re considering buying a car is to check your credit history. It’s easier for a car buyer to get a loan with a higher credit rating. There are always ways to increase your score. One of the easiest ways is to get a credit card and make payments on time. For most people, this generally marks the beginning of their credit history. Regardless of the plans for receiving financing for an automobile, a down payment is a requiremen ... read more

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GETTING YOUR CAR READY FOR WINTER

Winter is coming! Joe Gibson, the owner of The Auto Experts in Sacramento, was interviewed by Fox40 News about getting your car ready for Winter. Don't delay when preparing your vehicle for the cold weather. Our team of auto mechanics is happy to serve the Sacramento region with high-quality, trusted auto repair. Here are some things to be mindful of to prepare your car for the colder weather: Examine Tires - Check your vehicle’s tires for remaining tread life and inspect the sidewalls for nicks and cuts. It’s recommended to check tire pressure once a month and rotate them as recommended. Be sure that your automobile's spare and car jack is in good condition. Poorly aligned wheels and under-inflated tires use excess fuel because it makes the engine work harder. Check Battery - The only correct way to see if you have a weak battery is with profe ... read more

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BEST HEALTHY FOOD TO BRING ON ROAD TRIPS

BEST HEALTHY FOOD TO BRING ON ROAD TRIPS

With holiday travels approaching, it’s wise to be mindful of keeping yourself energized and alert during road trips. Having the right snacks nearby can keep you and your family full and safe on the roads. Here are some healthy delicious snacks that the team at The Auto Experts recommend to take care of your hunger as you and your family travel to your holiday destinations. 1) Seaweed Snacks – Not only is seaweed super healthy, it’s light and easy to travel with. In addition, it’s packed with iron and helps with digestion. 2) ... read more

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WHY SHOULD I PREPARE MY CAR FOR WINTER IN OCTOBER?

WHY SHOULD I PREPARE MY CAR FOR WINTER IN OCTOBER?

As Autumn begins to take center stage, it’s wise to get a jump start on getting your vehicle prepared for the winter weather that’s soon approaching. The team at The Auto Experts wants to keep you safe on the roads in case wintry weather causes dangerous scenarios. Here are some recommended maintenance suggestions that we advise getting inspected before the winter approaches: Check engine performance - Stalling, diminished power, and hard starts could indicate that there are engine problems. Issues could become worse in the colder weather. Dirty filter replacement - Checking those air and PCV filters could prevent engine trouble down the line. An engine that is not performing optimally is less efficient and more fuel gets burned. Have your battery checked - The only correct way to determine if a battery is weak is with the correc ... read more

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HIGHLIGHT REEL FROM CAR WEEK ON THE MONTEREY PENINSULA, COURTESY OF THE AUTO EXPERTS

One of our team members from The Auto Experts attended Car Week on the Monterey Peninsula in August. Because we are so passionate about all things automotive, we thought we’d share some of the photos of the classic, exotic, and noteworthy cars that were on display. We hope you enjoy this highlight reel: When your car needs service or repair, visit The Auto Experts in Sacramento. Regardless if you drive a show car or not, we care dearly for each and every customer and their vehicle. Proudly serving downtown Sacramento, Midtown, and East Sacramento, you can find us at 505 30th Street. See you soon

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL AUTO CARE AND DRIVING SAFETY

The kids are almost all back in school, summer vacations are almost over, and we are starting to prepare for the autumn months ahead. Before we are hit with those chilly temperatures and winter rains, let’s make sure your car is up for the challenge, especially before Holiday season arrives. The team at The Auto Experts has put together some essential back-to-school auto care tips: Check out your owner’s manual: We recommend reading your owner’s manual to see when your car is due for maintenance. If you aren’t sure about when your car was last inspected by a team of professionals, we encourage you to contact us. We can thoroughly examine your car to ensure everything is running in tip-top shape. Engine problems: Is your car’s engine idling, misfiring, or starting rough? Don’t ignore these signs, especially since cold weather can exacerbate these issues. Oil: Oil change is one of the well-known, common mainte ... read more

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SUMMERTIME = ROAD TRIPS + VISITING THE AUTO EXPERTS

SUMMERTIME = ROAD TRIPS + VISITING THE AUTO EXPERTS

Summertime is the perfect time to pack up the car and head out on an epic road trip. Lucky for us, Sacramento is a launching point for some terrific road trips. Whether you’re looking for a Sunday drive or a road trip that lasts several days, here are some ideas to consider. Sacramento River Delta Get away for a day or two by driving around the Sacramento River Delta. Visit the marina in Suisun City. Hike around the Rush Ranch Open Space. Go back in time to the Western Railway Museum and Locke at Walnut Grove. Sample boutique wines near the Old Sugar Mill. There’s a whole bunch to see in Sacramento’s backyard region. Sacramento to Lake Tahoe Speaking of Sacramento’s backyard region, nothing beats a day trip to Lake Tahoe. You can enjoy Mother Nature’s wondrous beauty as you hike, bike, ski, swim, gamble, horseback ride, or kick back on a lounge chair ... read more

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