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Upfitting For Summer

Upfitting For Summer

Photo by Mike Von on Unsplash What does it mean to "Upfit" my vehicle? You might have heard the term "upfit" before, or maybe you heard it as "build-out," "upgrade," or "enhance"? No matter what term someone used, they all refer to the same thing/process. Essentially, "upfitting" your vehicle means upgrading your vehicle in some way. Usually with the intention of making your vehicle more aesthetically pleasing, powerful, faster, or comfortable.   Some of the common ways we see people "upfitting" their vehicles are:   New tire rims Exhaust modifications New seats/seat covers Upgraded shocks Vehicle lift kits Custom bumper systems Offroading lig ... read more

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How To Weather A Breakdown

How To Weather A Breakdown

Photo by Aubrey Odom-Mabey on Unsplash How To Weather A Breakdown If there is one thing for certain when it comes to driving, you are going to experience a breakdown at some point. This isn't something you should be afraid of, machines are machines, and they degrade over time. You can mitigate the risk of a breakdown by doing certain things and maintaining your vehicle regularly. This month, let's take a look at what to do if your vehicle breaks down, how to see it coming, and how to mitigate it in the future! How Do I Know If My Car Is Breaking Down? This one is tricky because, without experience or knowledge of the auto repair industry, it can be really difficult to see a problem coming. That being said, there are a few ... read more

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March Makeover

March Makeover

Photo by Benjamin Klaver on Unsplash   The Best Way To Make Your Car Feel Good! Nothing feels better than a good makeover. You know that feeling when you get a brand new pair of shoes, paired with a nice outfit and a fresh haircut? You just feel better, and you go about your day with your head held high. The same goes for your vehicle; everyone deserves a makeover at some point!   What's a Vehicle "Makeover"? The "Gen-Z'ers" call it a "Glow-Up," but we use the antiquated (haha) term of "Makeover." No matter what name you give it, they are the same thing. You take a little time out of your day to make improvements and upgrades to your vehicle (or yourself, haha), knowing it will imp ... read more

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Keeping Safe In The New Year

Keeping Safe In The New Year

Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash   Welcome to another year, Sacramento! We hope your season has been filled with delicious food and time spent with those you love. With that in mind, we want to take some time and highlight ways to keep us safer on the roads; to help us meet our goals and resolutions.    Without a trustworthy vehicle that we can rely on to get us where we need to go, everything becomes a whole lot more difficult. We spend our time setting New Years' resolutions like "lose 15 pounds," "quit smoking," & "go out with friends more," but what about our vehicles? Our vehicles are the glue that holds it all together and makes it all possible. So, here are a couple of ways to ma ... read more

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Why is Winterizing Your Vehicle Always a Win?

Why is Winterizing Your Vehicle Always a Win?

Photo by Anant Jain on Unsplash   Sacramento might not be the worst place for winter weather, but there are still some considerations that you will want to keep in mind as even colder weather approaches! Many of us like to take winter road trips and day-treks up to our local National Parks. Having your vehicle ready for the road will ensure that you and your family are prepared for winter. Here are some things to consider when getting your vehicle ready for winter, so you and your family can have the time of your life on your winter day trips!    Living in the sunshine state, we get used to long periods without rain. One of the most overlooked pieces of vehicle safety in California is rain-preparedness and tire health. We experie ... read more

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10 Tips for Handling Thanksgiving Traffic

10 Tips for Handling Thanksgiving Traffic

Photo by Alexander Popov on Unsplash   The holidays are a time for fun and family get-togethers, but nothing puts a stop to that faster than a four-lane highway filled with traffic. It seems like the whole country hits the road all at once during the Thanksgiving season; because they do, haha! Let's try to focus on our family and have fun; to make the best of a traffic-filled afternoon.   We put together a list of 10 tips for handling Thanksgiving traffic. Hopefully, some of these will help you get through the thick of it, so you can hit that turkey dinner in your best mood.   Try a Spotify Playlist - Nothing says road-trip like an awesome playlist. Spotify has thousands and thousands of playlists to choose from. Try sear ... read more

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The Difference Between Cabin Air Filters and Engine Air Filters

The Difference Between Cabin Air Filters and Engine Air Filters

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash    Do you know the difference between Cabin Air Filter and Engine Air Filter? They might sound like they do the same thing, but there is a big difference between them.     In this blog, we will explain what each of these is for and what each air filter does for your car!    Cabin Air Filter: This filter cleans the air coming into your cabin of pollution (sometimes known as the air conditioning filter), protecting you from bad odors, harmful chemicals, and toxins.   Engine Air Filter: As the name says it, the engine air filter is located on your car's engine to keep it free of any debris that might enter your vehicle system. Having it in good conditions with frequent maintenance can allow your vehicle to work effi ... read more

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Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Check Engine Light

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Check Engine Light

We all can’t help but feel a little dread in our stomach when we notice that our check engine light has appeared on our dashboard. We quickly put it out of our minds, especially when we have a busy day ahead of us. The team at The Auto Experts knows that sometimes a check engine light can seem scary, but ignoring a check engine light could even be scarier.  When your check engine light appears on your dashboard, it is your vehicle’s way of telling you something isn’t quite right. You can think of it as your vehicle’s main method of communication. Sometimes, the problem could be minor, and other times, it could be more major. Either way, when your car talks, it is important to listen!  The team at The Auto Experts can identify the “what, why, and how” of whatever is causing your check engine light to illuminate on your dashboard. Using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, we can identify the underlying cause and have you back on the road ... read more

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Most Romantic Drives in and around Sacramento

Most Romantic Drives in and around Sacramento

Many Californians are surprised to learn that Sacramento is the state capital of California, especially as we have the glamorous Los Angeles and coastal San Francisco Bay Area. However, Sacramento possesses its unique beauty. This Valentine’s Day, why not spend it exploring Sacramento’s surrounding wetlands, foothills, and mountains?  Valentine’s Day might look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use this opportunity to show your loved one just how much you care. Here are five of the most romantic drives in and around Sacramento:  Clear Lake: This drive is approximately 200 miles, but it depends on the route you take from Sacramento. For breathtaking beauty, we recommend taking interstate 5 north to Woodland and then hopping on State Route 16 through Esparto and Capay. Eventually, the route will connect you to State Route 20, which will have several different Clear Lake destinations.  Gold Country: Gold Count ... read more

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How to Handle Holiday Traffic

We can’t believe how quickly the year is going by! Soon enough, the holidays will be here, and we will be racing to the grocery store for last-minute items, planning trips to Grandmother’s house, and dashing over to the Christmas tree farm to pick up the perfect tree. The holidays are meant to be a relaxing and peaceful time -- the team at the Auto Experts doesn’t want you to worry about traffic during this time of the year.  We have compiled a few tips and tricks to help you handle holiday traffic:  Holidays might be a little different this year in the wake of COVID-19, but if you are still planning on driving and visiting your family, we recommend planning and leaving early. Most likely, the roads will be congested, and the weather won’t be the best. You can download a navigation app and plan your route ahead of time.  Make sure to eliminate all distractions. If you are stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic, it might be tempting to go on your pho ... read more

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