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Monthly Archives: April 2017

5 Clever Tips to Help You Pass Your Smog Check

5 Clever Tips to Help You Pass Your Smog Check

How can we help?   Schedule a Maintenance Check or Diagnostic Scan in order to prepare for or pass your smog test. We do not perform smog checks but we can help you pass them!  Every two years we all have to do it. The smog check. It's important, but no one likes to do it. If you fail your smog check, that means a trip to the auto mechanic, and wasted money on the test. There are lots of ways you can help yourself pass your test when you bring your car to the mechanic. Smog regulations are important to the environment, these tips will improve the performance of your car and help improve air quality here in Southern California. Smog testing was introduced in the 1970's as part of the ... read more

Keep Your Car Happy With Scheduled Maintenance At The Auto Shop

Keep Your Car Happy With Scheduled Maintenance At The Auto Shop

If you own a car, you were probably told about your car's factory maintenance schedule. Usually, your scheduled maintenance will happen every 30,000 miles. As a result, you'll sometimes here your mechanic call it 30/60/90k maintenance. Your schedule might be different, but if you make sure to go in for your scheduled visits to the auto shop you won't have to make as many unplanned visits to your mechanic. Many people think 30/60/90k maintenance plans are just another way dealers upsell and make you spend more money. If you're faithful to your scheduled maintenance, you'll extend your car's life and get better performance. Meanwhile, many car makers think scheduled maintenance is so important, they won't honor their ... read more

It's Surprisingly Easy to Talk Shop to Your Mechanic

It's Surprisingly Easy to Talk Shop to Your Mechanic

You probably did a lot of research into your car to make sure it was reliable. However, no matter how reliable your car is, you'll eventually break down. Sometimes, when talking to your mechanic, you might have trouble really giving them an idea of what's going on with your car. If you're having trouble explaining the problems you're experiencing, the information you'll learn here will make it easier at your local West Cost Tire & Service repair shop. Write Down Your Symptoms Just like when you make an appointment with your doctor, the more specific you can be, the easier it will be for your mechanic to diagnose your problem. By writing down what your car is doing, or not doing, you'll have an easier time explaining it to your mechanic. Trying to describe your p ... read more