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How Often Does My Car Need an Oil Change in Chino, CA?

August 24, 2018 5:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

You’ve probably heard at some point that the standard is to have your oil changed every 3,000 miles or three months, whichever comes first. While this was true for some older vehicles, it hasn’t been the case in quite some time—you do not have to adhere to this standard to make sure your vehicle stays in optimal condition. These days, anyone pushing for an oil change every 3,000 miles is most likely to be someone who profits from doing so, including quick-lube chain shops, service departments at car dealerships and repair facilities. The truth is that recommended intervals for oil... View Article

Why Aren’t All Fuel Doors on the Same Side?

August 8, 2018 3:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

For as long as we’ve had cars, drivers have been looking for answers to some of the most baffling questions about vehicles. These days, one of the most pervasive points of confusion among drivers is the location of the fuel door. The position of this door can vary from car to car, seemingly arbitrarily, and can cause frustration when a driver gets a new car or rents a car that has a different fuel door position. Finding out the reason behind the varying locations of car fuel doors might not totally eliminate confusion or frustration, but it might help you... View Article

Tips to Preserve Your Brakes

July 25, 2018 3:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Your brakes are essential for the safe and effective operation of your vehicle. When brakes wear out, they prolong stop times and make it much more difficult for you to respond to sudden stops on the road. Worn brakes are associated with higher rates of accidents because they make your car so much more difficult to safely operate and bring to a stop. While all brakes will eventually wear down over time, there are some things that you can do to extend their longevity and help you avoid paying for premature or unnecessary auto repair in Chino, CA: Avoid heavy... View Article

Air Conditioning and Other Ways to Stay Cool This Summer

July 9, 2018 9:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Summer is one of the best seasons of the year. The sun is shining, the birds are singing and you can enjoy tons of outdoor activities. Though it’s beautiful outside, this hot weather can be dangerous if you’re not prepared. Summer isn’t just potentially dangerous for your personal wellbeing—it can also be a problem for your vehicle. Continue reading to learn how to protect yourself and your car this summer. Inspect and fix your AC The easiest way to stay cool throughout the summer is to bring your car to a mechanic to inspect your air conditioner and make any... View Article

How to Get Your Car Ready for an Extra Hot Summer

June 25, 2018 9:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Summer is officially here—that means long and scorching hot days! Are you and your car ready to take on this inevitable summer heat? Continue reading to learn how a BMW mechanic in Chino, CA can prepare your vehicle for summer 2018. Test your AC Your car’s air conditioner isn’t 100 percent necessary, but it is pretty nice to have on hot summer days! If your vehicle hasn’t had its AC checked in a while, it could be time to do so. Bring your car to a mechanic to have the seals, belts, hoses and refrigerant levels inspected. One of our... View Article

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