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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Under Pressure in Modesto: TPMS

Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat tire fixed in Modesto, or have your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System.The federal government began requiring a TPMS system on 2008 model year passenger vehicles and light trucks. Some 2006 and 2007 models may have them as well. The system has a warning light that is mounted on the dashboard that will go on if one of the tires becomes severely underinflated.Why the new requirement? Because underinflated tires are the number one cause of tire failure. Tire blowouts cause crashes and sometimes fatal accidents. Underinflated tires also need longer stopping distance and can skid, both of which also present dangers on CA roads. Many flat tires can also be prevented by proper tire inflation, and though this may seem an economic consideration, Modesto drivers who have changed a flat on the side of the road recognize that this has serious safety concerns as well.Advanc ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

ICE - In Case Of Emergency In Modesto CA

When accidents occur in Modesto, CA, the victims' emergency contacts are extremely important. Too often, those involved aren't able to provide rescuers with phone numbers and medical information.When CA police and rescue workers must sift through pockets, glove compartments, wallets, purses and cell phone directories, they waste precious time.In the unfortunate event that you are involved in an accident, you have people in the Modesto, CA, area who you'll want to be contacted to arrange help, give consent to treatment and inform Modesto paramedics of medical conditions, allergies or medications.A brilliantly simple solution is now spreading through Modesto and around the globe: ICE. ICE – standing for In Case of Emergency – is a way to identify emergency contacts in your cell phone directory.Simply put 'ICE' before a contact name in your cell phone, like 'ICE – Dad,' 'ICE – Nancy.' or 'ICE – Doct ... read more

Can Your Car Last Another Year?

Have you checked out the price of new vehicles at Modesto car dealers? Ouch! Add financing and insurance and a new ride may not seem so attractive. A lot of Modesto, CA, folks are hoping to make their cars last a lot longer.Fortunately, with the current state of automotive engineering and manufacturing, there's no reason a modern vehicle can't be made to last for a 150,000 miles (250,000 kilometers) or more for smart Modesto drivers.The old adage: 'a stitch in time saves nine' is really true for Modesto residents when it comes to car maintenance. A great example is coolant service.Over time, coolant becomes corrosive and actually starts to damage your radiator and other parts. Smart Modesto drivers have their cooling system service taken care of right on schedule at Auto & Fleet Mechanic.Ditto for your power steering system, brake fluid, air conditioning system, differential and transmission. Of course, oil changes should be done right on schedule to avoid the build-up of har ... read more

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Maintenance

Auto & Fleet Mechanic: Good Service and Good Fuel Economy

Most Modesto auto owners want to save on gas and seek our advice on improving economy. At Auto & Fleet Mechanic, we are frequently asked, however, if it is really worth the extra effort. Just how much money can Modesto drivers actually save?In today's Auto & Fleet Mechanic article, we're focusing on the things you can do to improve your vehicle’s economydriving around CA. We'll tell you the potential savings per gallon of gas at $3.50, and we'll show a chart that also shows the savings at $3.00 and $4.00.   DOLLARS PER GALLON $3.00 / $3.50 / $4.00 TUNE UP 4%.12.14.16 The next item is replacing a clogged engine air filter. Your engine needs enough air to burn fuel efficiently for the best mileage. A clean air filter means you get plenty of air. The fact that the air's clean protects your engine. That can save you up to 10 percent or 35 cents a gallon.   DOLLARS PER GALLON$3.00 ... read more

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Fuel System
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