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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Treat Your Vehicle to Good Tires at Auto & Fleet Mechanic

When we shop for shoes, most of us know that we can get two pairs of cheap shoes or one good pair for about the same price. And since the two cheap pairs wear out in about the same time as the good pair, there really is no difference in cost. If you like having a closet full of shoes to match your moods and outfits, then cheap shoes can be what you want. But if you spend a lot of time on your feet, you probably know that cheap shoes can come with an added cost of sore feet and other foot ailments. When you add in the benefits of comfort and protection, the more expensive shoes are actually the better value.Buying tires at Auto & Fleet Mechanic in Modesto is a lot like buying shoes, except that Modesto vehicles don't have changeable apparel and don't need a closet full of tires to match. Vehicles spend a lot of time on their tires—all the time, in fact—so they need tires that can stand up to the job. Tires are work shoes ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Check Engine Light Diagnosis at Auto & Fleet Mechanic

Hello Modesto . Have you ever had your Check Engine light come on? Did you panic? Or just scowl and ignore it? What should you do? Pull to the side of the road and call a tow truck? Or just keep driving? What does that little light really mean for Modesto drivers?First of all, the Check Engine or Service Engine light does indicate that something is wrong. That's why it is called a warning light. But the something that is wrong might be a loose gas cap, or it might be serious vehicle engine trouble. That's why Modesto residents often don't know how to respond to it.The Check Engine light has two modes: it flashes or it stays on. A flashing light is serious. You need to get your vehicle to Auto & Fleet Mechanic in Modesto ASAP. No, you don't need to call a tow truck, but, yes, you can't wait to get your car serviced. If your Check Engine light is on and flashing, you should not tow trai ... read more

Vive la Differential at Auto & Fleet Mechanic in Modesto

There are a lot of drivers in Modesto who are due for a differential service, but had never heard of a differential before.With front-wheel drive being so common in CA these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Modesto folks don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understandable that it's not something on the top of your mind. It's not uncommon for people in Modesto to not know they have a differential, let alone know that it needs service.To better understand what a differential does, think about a track at any CA high school. There are lanes marked off on the track. For the longer distance races, the starting lines are staggered. The starting lines for the outside lanes are ahead of the starting lines for the inside lanes. That's to compensate for the longer length of the outside lanes. Staggering the starting lines means that each runner has the ... read more

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Drive Train

Automotive Tips from Auto & Fleet Mechanic: Timing Belt Overview

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Modesto. The timing belt’s important job is to make sure that all of this happens as it should – at precisely the right time. If the timing is off, your engine won’t run efficiently or maybe not at all – so a good timing belt is important. If it should break, you could end up at Auto & Fleet Mechanic with expensive engine damage.Ask your friendly and professional Auto & Fleet Mechanic service advisor when your timing belt is scheduled for replacement.Give us a call.Auto & Fleet Mechanic5160 Pentecost Dr. #CModesto, CA 95356209-543-7575http://autoandfleetmechanic.com

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Timing Belt
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