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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...

When to Change Your Windshield Wiper Blades

When to Change Your Windshield Wiper Blades

Windshield wiper blades are something that isn’t discussed much. You’re told how often to change your oil, but how often do you change your wipers? When to Change Your Wiper Blades The simple answer is once per year. The exception would be if you’re spending time up...

Auto Repair Insurance vs Extended Warranty

Auto Repair Insurance vs Extended Warranty

You might have been asked to purchase auto repair insurance or an extended warranty when you purchase your car or truck. These two things are very different. Which should you choose? Auto Repair Insurance Geico and Mercury Insurance are two companies that offer auto...

Worst Used Cars to Buy in the Bay Area

Worst Used Cars to Buy in the Bay Area

If you’re doing a little car shopping for a used car, you should probably avoid any of them listed on the worst used cars to buy list. While the price tag might be extremely low, the repair bills will not. Take a look at some of the worst of the bunch. Worst Used Cars...

Know Your Lemon Law Rights

Know Your Lemon Law Rights

The state of California has a lemon law that protects consumers from getting stuck with a car that has many things wrong with it and the manufacturer can’t or won’t make it good. You do need to take action, so know your lemon law rights. Know Your Lemon Law Rights It...

Car Talk Lives On

Car Talk Lives On

It was with great joy that we would gather around the car radio and listen to the latest Car Talk episode on NPR. This informative and always hilarious show about auto repair started in 1977 and was ended in 2012. If you miss Car Talk, all is not lost. The Ways Car...

Big Brother Has Access to Your Car Hard Drive

Big Brother Has Access to Your Car Hard Drive

The future of auto insurance is Usage Based Insurance (UBI). Your agent might have already asked you if you’d like to lower your insurance rates by using a driving app for several weeks for a discounted UBI rate. If you think you can completely opt out of this type of...

What Is a Smog Abatement Fee in California

What Is a Smog Abatement Fee in California

What is a smog abatement fee? California requires every vehicle to get a certification that the vehicle’s emissions meet the state’s pollution standards. The abatement fee will allow you to skip getting these certifications. There have been some changes in this...

Car Repair Estimate Laws in State of California

Car Repair Estimate Laws in State of California

There are laws that auto shops must follow in the state of California. These laws are in effect to protect consumers from fraud and general misunderstandings. If it isn’t in writing, then there's going to be confusion on both the mechanic's and the customer’s end....

5 Causes of Car Turning Off While Driving

5 Causes of Car Turning Off While Driving

If your car turns off while you’re driving, you certainly have a problem going on. It might be an expensive one, and it might not be an expensive one. This is how you can tell. Car Turns off While Driving From the obvious to the obscure, here are some things that...

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