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Car Maintenance Basics for Keeping the AC Running Great

Here are some important car maintenance basics for your car’s air conditioner. It is important that you don’t ignore your AC, because it could start developing problems during the colder winter months. Here are some tips that will help keep your AC in tip top shape...

Tips for Freshening the Smell of Your Mercedes

Your Mercedes is likely your pride and joy and the best car you’ve ever owned. But! What if your brother-in-law smoked his cigars in it while you were on vacation? Or you forgot about that bag of hamburger and fries on the back seat on a hot summer day? All is not...

Signs of Bad Rotors and What You Need to Do

There are signs of bad rotors. It is usually not a mystery that they need replacing. Although, as time marches on the signs might become less pronounced. Here are some things that might be going on with your car or truck that might indicate it is time to replace your...

How to Jump Start a Car Battery Safely Using Jumper Cables

Here is how to jump start a car battery with jumper cables and do it safely. Cars aren’t the most loyal things sometimes. Batteries will go dead, sometimes because you left a light on  and other times because an electrical short happened or the alternator is dying. No...

What to Expect for the Nissan Leaf Battery Life in 2018

The Nissan Leaf battery life is constantly being improved by Nissan. There was a time when the Nissan Leaf was the most popular battery electric vehicle in California, but that was not the case in 2017. The Bolt EV, Tesla Model S and X, and Fiat 500e all passed by the...

California Driver Handbook Download for Free

Everything you need to know about California’s driving laws is inside the California Driver Handbook. It is 162 pages of driver nerdness and you need to know most of it before taking the driving test in California! You don’t need to find a printed copy. You can use...

Car Accident! Do You Know These Things You Are Supposed To Do?

Of course, everyone wants to believe it will never happen to them. But, unfortunately, most everyone will be in a car accident at some point or another while driving. There are certain things you must do when you’re in an accident, do you know all of these items on...

A Little Honda History for Its Fans

When we think Honda today, we picture maybe a Honda Civic or Accord. But Honda started as just a motorcycle company and is still a popular motorcycle brand name. Here are some other tidbits of information you might not know about this manufacturer. Honda Honda started...

How to Check Your Driving Record

Learn how to check your driving record so that you can have erroneous information removed or be prepared for your employer to see what’s on it. It is a good idea to check your record every year to make sure there are no issues with identity theft. How to Check Your...

How Often Do Brakes Need to Be Changed?

When you’re shopping for a used car, you’re probably wondering how often do brakes need to be changed on cars. The good news is that it can be as much as 75,000 miles before you need to change them. The bad news is it could be as little as 25,000. How Often Do Brakes...

Oil Change near Me That I Can Trust

Here is an oil change near you that you can depend on and trust, plus there are coupons! A1 Performance Auto Repair specializes in all makes and models of cars and trucks. They handle both gasoline and diesel engines. A1 Performance Auto Repair serves the entire...

Signs Your Struts are Broken or Worn Out

Your struts should last for 4 to 5 years or 50,000 to 100,000 miles, but every car and driver are unique. While some drivers could keep those original struts for twice that amount of time, there are drivers and conditions that will wear them out in less than 50,000...

The Test That Reveals if Your Mechanic is a Good Mechanic

When a mechanic is new to you, how do you know if he is a good one or not? It is impossible to tell just by talking to him. Usually you have to find out the hard way by having him repair your car. Either he will fix it the first time correctly and at a reasonable...

Diesel Transmission Repair for Trucks

A1 Performance Auto Repair has a certified mechanic to do the diesel transmission repair for your truck. We are located in Sunnyvale, CA, and handle transmission repairs for both autos and trucks, gasoline engines and diesel, small and heavy duty. Diesel Transmission...

When to Change Brake Shoes to Save a Bundle on Repair

If you enjoy saving several hundred dollars, this vehicle brake tip is for you. Once every year ask your auto mechanic to pull the wheel and take a look at your brake shoes to check the wear. It could save you hundreds of dollars in a huge repair. When to Change Brake...

Signs Your Shocks are Shot

When you’re having a hard time staying on the road due to a tremendous amount of bouncing around every time you hit a pothole, it might be time to have your shocks replaced. But something else might be causing the problem instead. Shocks When you hit a bump in the...

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