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Quick Tire Check Can Save Your Tires

Tires are something many vehicle owners don’t think about until one blows out. But tires are an expensive repair, especially when the ideal situation is to replace them all at once. So, here is a quick series of checks to help you stay ahead of any problem that...

How to Know if Auto Parts Are Counterfeit

Many people these days will buy auto parts on the Internet, so they can save a little cash. There’s nothing wrong with that, except that the parts they are getting such a great deal on are likely counterfeit. Counterfeit auto parts, like counterfeit money, isn’t a...

Brake Job Specials in Sunnyvale

A1 Performance offers great brake job specials on your car or truck. Get your rotors changed out, your pads and other parts replaced at a discount, but still get the same skilled mechanic you always get to use at A1 Performance. Brake Job Specials We put our brake job...

Signs of Bad Rotors or Cheap Brake Pads

Sometimes the signs of bad rotors are also the same signs of cheap brake pads. So, it’s tricky to get a good idea of what is going on without taking everything apart. Here are some tips that might give you a good idea if it is an inexpensive or expensive repair. Signs...

A1 Performance in Sunnyvale CA for Auto Repair

A1 Performance is a very busy automotive repair shop in Sunnyvale, CA, for good reason. The owner, Cliff Do, works hard to make sure every customer is a happy with the repairs on their vehicles. A1 Performance A1 Performance Auto Repair’s location in Sunnyvale is: A1...

How to Flush a Radiator for Good Radiator Maintenance

If you like to tinker with your car or truck and handle minor maintenances yourself, here is how to flush a radiator. When you do these things yourself you’ll take a chance that you’ll miss a vital step or damage something, but on the bright side, it is fun to work on...

The Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Is Redesigned

This Mercedes GLC Coupe is sporty, safer and more efficient, for your driving pleasure. It is now has the sexy sportiness of the coupe, but it’s all SUV in function. The coupe will have its world premiere at the New York International Auto Show in April 2019. They...

Check Engine Light Stays On Means Nothing – Never

If your check engine light stays on, there is a reason. And this is something you shouldn’t ignore. Sometimes it is a simple problem, but most of the time there is something serious going on with your car. Here is how to know the difference. Check Engine Light Stays...

Change Windshield Glass for Free

If you have a chipped or cracked windshield you’d probably love to have it fixed, but you think you can’t afford it. Well, here is some great news that’ll make your day. Change Windshield Glass You can change the windshield glass for free. And better yet, they will...

Great Deals on Oil Change in Sunnyvale CA

There is one auto repair shop that has great rates on an oil change in Sunnyvale, CA. That place is A1 Performance Auto Repair. Here is what you need to do to get the very best price at this auto mechanic. Oil Change in Sunnyvale To get the best price on an oil change...

A1 Auto Repair in Sunnyvale and San Jose CA

A1 Auto Repair has two locations now! The original is still located in Sunnyvale, CA, and specializes in all makes of cars. Our new San Jose, CA, location specializes in European makes of cars only. A1 Auto Repair A1 Auto Repair is what many of our customers call us,...

How to Save Bad Rotors on Your Car

Bad rotors are an expensive problem. Sometimes you can save a little money and machine them and other times not. Here is how to know the difference. Bad Rotors When you hear some grinding when you come to a stop or your brake pedal goes so much lower than it used to,...

Smog Abatement Fee Changes for 2019

There have been some changes to the smog abatement fee rules in California. There are changes to the amount of the fee, which vehicles are exempt from smog certification and which are exempt from having to pay the fee. Smog Abatement Fee The smog abatement fee is now...

Get a Free Gas Cap for Any Car

We’ve all done it. You pull into the gas station, unscrew the gas cap and place it on top of the car. Then slide your credit card in the machine, put gas in the car, replace the pump’s handle into the slot and then jump in the car and go. Gas Cap Your car will run a...

How Much Tire Pressure Blows Up the Tire – Boom

It can be rather important to know how much tire pressure to reach before the tire explodes. It doesn’t come up a lot, but it could. And in a big way. Oddly enough, that magical number might be right in front of you when you’re putting air in your tires. How Much Tire...

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