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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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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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