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Get Your Mechanic to Handle That Claims Adjuster

Get Your Mechanic to Handle That Claims Adjuster

When your car has suffered a loss, whether its body work or mechanical repair, there is an easy way to get through it all. Relax, don’t worry, and just let your mechanic handle it all. It is that easy, providing you make sure your rights are protected. Handling the...

How Does Your Vehicle Rate in Popularity?

How Does Your Vehicle Rate in Popularity?

High school popularity might be over in most of our lives, but let’s face it. It is still cool to hang with the popular kids, or in this instance, the most popular vehicle. Here is how 2019 panned out for vehicle popularity and it has a few surprises. 2019’s Most...

What to Do When You Receive a Recall Notice

What to Do When You Receive a Recall Notice

When the manufacturer of your vehicle decides to recall your vehicle for a repair they’ll send a letter to the address on your car’s registration. Then you’ll need to get your car repaired. Here is how to do that for free. Recalls In order to receive your notice of...

Most Common Problems with Nissan Leaf 1st Generation

Most Common Problems with Nissan Leaf 1st Generation

The 1st Generation Nissan Leaf has a lot of “issues.” If you’re looking for a used car, it might be best to pass on this one and go for the 2nd Gen. Here are the most common and most frequent problems Nissan Leaf 1st Generation has. Nissan Leaf Common Problems...

5 Car Problems That Cause Accidents

5 Car Problems That Cause Accidents

Of course, the most common problems that can cause you to get into an accident are weather problems and driver error and phone usage, but there are mechanical issues that can cause you to get into an accident, too. Here are the most common mechanical problems that can...

RECALL AFFECTS 2.9 MILLION TOYOTA VEHICLES

RECALL AFFECTS 2.9 MILLION TOYOTA VEHICLES

In January 2020, Toyota announced it is recalling 2.9 million vehicles. If your car is one of the models listed, see your Toyota dealer for repairs. This recall is for an airbag electronic control unit that may or may not deploy your airbag in an accident. This...

Only $100 Reserves Your Tesla Cybertruck Today

Only $100 Reserves Your Tesla Cybertruck Today

If you have nothing better on the schedule today, go ahead and daydream about what you’d do with a brand-spankin’ new Tesla Cybertruck. You can’t buy one just yet, but they’ll let you reserve one for a mere $100. Yay! Cybertruck The Tesla Cybertruck is projected to be...

Most Common Ford F-Series Problems

Most Common Ford F-Series Problems

The most popular vehicles owned in the Silicon Valley are Honda and Toyota models like the Civic, Camry and Corolla. But there is an unusual choice that is up near the top of the popularity chart and that vehicle is the Ford Pickup. Specifically, it is the Ford...

New Rules for Electric Car Rebates in Silicon Valley

New Rules for Electric Car Rebates in Silicon Valley

In Early December 2019 the state of California slashed their electric car rebate program. If you were waiting to get your Tesla, your rebate might have evaporated. But it is still available for some purchases, just not at the high numbers it used to offer. Electric...

Is Rotating Your Tires Necessary

Is Rotating Your Tires Necessary

Our mechanics in our Sunnyvale location of A1 Performance Auto Repair are asked a lot if rotating the tires is something that really has to be done or is it just a way to get more people back to the mechanic for another maintenance charge. At A1 Performance we advise...

Did You Know These Freaky Subaru Facts?

Did You Know These Freaky Subaru Facts?

The Subaru brand has some peculiarities, some of these facts you might already know, but some you won’t. So, let’s start at the beginning. Strange Subaru Logo You might have heard about this one before. Subaru is what the Japanese call the Pleiades star cluster. In...

Common Car Problems That Happen to Hondas

Common Car Problems That Happen to Hondas

Honda owners are a very loyal bunch, far better than, say, Yugo customers tend to be. However, Hondas do have their issues, too. They are not the world’s most perfect car. If you’re shopping for a used car, the following are the types of problems they are known to...

Watch Out for These Dealer Tricks When Buying a Car

Watch Out for These Dealer Tricks When Buying a Car

There are two types of car buyers. There’s the buyer who loves to go to the dealer to haggle the price on a used car. Then there’s the person who hates going to the dealer so much that they’ll drive that old jalopy for years past its expiration date. For the latter,...

Go Electric and Keep the Mercedes Luxury

Go Electric and Keep the Mercedes Luxury

When you want to go electric with your car, because it seems to be the right thing to do, but you don’t want to give up all the luxury of your Mercedes Benz, there is now a solution. Mercedes has gone fully electric with their EQC brand. The Fully Electric Mercedes...

Should You Flush Your Car Radiator Yourself

Should You Flush Your Car Radiator Yourself

Flushing your car’s radiator is a fairly simple procedure, so you might be tempted to do it yourself to save money. But is that such a good idea? Flushing Your Car’s Radiator Your car’s radiator should be flushed periodically. Your car’s manual will tell you how often...

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