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Car Electrical

The modern charging system hasn't changed much in over 40 years. We're going to break this down into pretty basic concepts to just make sure we understand that's happening in our car. The purpose of the battery is to act as a storage location for voltage. All… Read more
A car battery is a rechargeable cell in the SLI (starting-lighting-ignition) variety of batteries. They are also in the lead acid family of batteries. The high power output of a car battery is necessary to supply a high current draw needed for the engine… Read more
As our vehicles get more sophisticated, it seems as if car manufacturers put more and more warning indicators on our dashes. Soon, it can seem overwhelming and hard to keep up with what they all mean. In this article we'll focus on a few of the more common… Read more

Car Maintenance

Your shock absorbers (or struts on most vehicles today) have a primary function: To help you maintain control of your vehicle. And even though you think of them as the reason your vehicle rides so nicely over bumps, it’s actually working hard to keep the… Read more
What a Winter season it’s been! Looks like this rainy season might go on record as one of the wettest ever! What a great reminder to keep our cars in peak shape, so we are able to handle any emergency or event. Right now, I’d say your car is low on washer… Read more
Across the nation, it’s been an exciting winter, and here in California we’ve certainly had our share. While the entire state didn’t feel the effects of the “Polar Vortex”, it did make it cold for some of us! I’m sure you’re as happy as I am to see warmer… Read more
It is that time of the year when many motorists let their vehicle “warm-up” or idle before driving. Today’s modern cars are ready to operate in cold temperatures without excessive idling. Unless you are trying to defrost the windshield or warm the… Read more
Gift-giving season is in full swing, and we’ll help you by giving you some car care ideas!  Help your friend or family member out by offering to pay for a service or repair of their car. It’s like a gift card, except it will get used and will help them… Read more
November is Car Winterizing Month If you live in a climate that sees extensive rain or snow and cold temperatures, you need to consider Winterizing your vehicle. This is a series of steps that are designed to make driving safer for your family during these… Read more
With forest fires being a constant possibility, preparedness is vital. It’s important to have your cabin air filter inspected and changed regularly by The Repair Shop, a good rule of thumb is to change your filter during every other oil change! This simple… Read more
An inspection of your vehicle during fall months will go a long way toward ensuring safety and dependability when temperatures drop, and severe winter weather strikes. A routine maintenance program also makes financial sense, extending useful vehicle life and… Read more
Imagine being stuck in traffic on a 102-degree day when your vehicle’s air conditioning system malfunctions. With summer heating up, The Repair Shop recommends that motorists be cautious and have their A/C system checked to make sure it is working properly… Read more

Service Reminders

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