Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CARING FOR YOUR CAR - Air Conditioning Service

Your car's heating, ventilating and air conditioning system (HVAC) keeps your car interior comfortable in any season by providing the right temperature and humidity level.  HVAC system also helps improve defroster operation.

Why Do I Need This Service?
Proper heating and cooling performance is critical for interior comfort and for safety reasons such as defrosting.  The HVAC system will work as designed when you need it if you perform this service.

Are You Aware?
Having your car's  HVAC system serviced regularly can help save you money on more expensive repairs.

Call us today and we will make sure the keep you in the "cool" (530) 621-4591.  Or visit our website at

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

CARING FOR YOUR CAR - Check Engine Light

In 1996, an orange light on your car's dashboard labeled "Check Engine" or "Service Engine Soon" became standard on all car makes and models.  The light tells you there's a problem with your car's engine and powertrain control system.

Why Do I Need This Service?
An illuminated "Check Engine" or "Service Engine Soon" light indicates a problem detected by your car's onboard diagnostic system (OBD).  The light cannot indicate the exact nature of the problem - only the right training and diagnostic equipment can do that.

Are You Aware?
A loose gas cap can trigger the "Check Engine" or " Service Engine Soon" light.  Make sure the cap is secure and tight at all times.

If you have any questions or concerns please give us a call (530) 621-4591 or visit our website

Friday, July 18, 2014


Your car's tires affect its ride, handling, traction and safety.  Tires are the critical connection between your car and the road in all sorts of driving conditions.

Why Do I Need This Service?
To maximize tire life and safety, check tire condition and inflation pressure regularly and have the tires rotated and balanced.  Tire replacement may be necessary if the tread depth is below the minimum legal requirement, or the sidewalls are severely cracked or punctured.  In some cases, tread punctures cannot be repaired.

Are You Aware?
Proper tire inflation can improve gas mileage by more than 3% when maintained regularly.

Have questions regarding tires?  Give us a call at (530) 621-4591 or visit our website

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

CARING FOR YOUR CAR - Wheel Alignment

Wheel Alignment

Maintaining your car's wheel alignment reduces tire wear, improves fuel economy and handling, and increases driving enjoyment and safety.

Why Do You Need This Service?

Normal wear and road conditions can take their toll on your car's steering and suspension system.  Hitting a pothole, a curb or going over railroad tracks can throw alignment settings out of specifications, can affect wheel alignment angles and can damage steering and suspension parts.

Are You Aware?

Regular alignment checks are your best way to maximize tire life and ensure that your car performs on the road as originally designed.

When was the last time your car's alignment was checked?  Give us a call today (530) 621-4591 or schedule a visit online at

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


A proper and routine tune-up allows your engine to work hand-in-hand with the rest of your car's powertrain.  This is how optimum car performance is achieved.

Why Do You Need This Service?

A well-tuned engine delivers the best balance of power and fuel economy and produces the lowest level of emissions.  Modern engines compensate for worn parts to a degree, giving you the sense that everything is fine with your car.  A routine tune-up will restore your car to its normal operating state, and contribute to the overall efficiency of the engine and emissions system.

Are You Aware?

Routine tune-ups and engine performance checks can be your best assurance of good performance and fuel economy.  A healthy running engine maximizes the life of expensive emission system components.

Call today for an appointment (530) 621-4591 or visit our website