How To Keep Your Car Running Its Best

TIP! You need to buy a good battery charger and have it in your vehicle at all times. Dead batteries are common, and a good battery charger will come in handy more than once.

Whenever your vehicle breaks down, your only concern should be getting it running again. When you have no car, you may be stranded. You may think you have to spend a lot of money on auto repairs; however, this is not usually the case. Many simple repairs and maintenance procedures can be done by you.

TIP! Be aware of all of the costs prior to handing your keys over to the mechanic. If you don’t understand something, ask questions until you do.

Prior to handing over your keys, be sure you have a good idea of the repair cost. Have your mechanic or service adviser clarify all the details before agreeing to getting your vehicle fixed. You don’t want to be surprised with a higher charge than you were expecting.

TIP! If your headlights seem dim, they might just be dirty. Sometimes the road’s greasy residue can get on a light and reduce the output of light.

Do not hire a mechanic until you are sure they have experience with this particular make and model. If they have, there is a good chance they will be able to repair your car.

TIP! Ask if your intended mechanic is experienced with the make and model of your car. Although cars are generally similar in some ways, there are big differences between models.

Getting a good referral is the ideal way to discover a great auto technician. Get recommendations from family and friends. Ask about the quality of the work, what it cost and what perks were offered. People will let you know how their experience went.

TIP! It can be very dangerous to fix your own car. Work with someone nearby if you do plan to work on your car.

Always keep a record of any maintenance done to your car. If you have problems with your vehicle later on, you will find it helpful to have some records for the next technician to look at. Not having any repair history on the vehicle can lead to more problems for the mechanic.

TIP! You might want to get all problems checked out no matter how small you think it is. An issue that might seem minor could end up turning into a nightmare down the road.

Make sure you replace old parts with OEM parts. This means that you are getting manufacturer made parts and not replicas. While generic could be a cheaper option, you don’t know how they will perform in the future. They may initially be a deal, but the generic parts may make you pay more in the long run.

TIP! It is important to get a warranty on your car when it gets repaired. This is even more important if the parts put in are pricy.

Clearly, repairing a vehicle need to require an expensive visit to a mechanic. In many cases, you can solve your car problems in your own driveway. Apply what you’ve just learned, and keep your car running its best.

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Our Automotive Services

Orozcos Automotive Services is a AAA Approved Auto Repair Shop as well as a NAPA Auto Care Center serving Long Beach, Bellflower, and Los Angeles as well as the surrounding areas. We have been recognized by AAA as an auto repair and maintenance shop that delivers competent and high quality service that you can count on!

OUR SERVICES

At Orozcos Automotive Services, we strive to do whatever it takes to make your Car, Light Truck, Motor home, Commercial Fleet Vehicle, Small Duty, Medium Duty, or Large Duty maintenance and repair experience, as simple, convenient and affordable as possible. We are truly a one stop shop. With many years of combined experience, our award winning, factory trained, Master Certified Technicians will perform all manufacturers scheduled maintenance and repairs on your vehicle. We will also handle all your fleet needs as well. We understand the importance of a fleet operation and pride ourselves on meeting your unique requirements. We guarantee your vehicle will be “Fixed Right the First Time, On Time, Every Time”. We offer the best parts and service warranty in the industry. Providing complete customer satisfaction is our number one goal.

Preventive Maintenance

The best way to minimize more serious breakdowns and the higher costs associated with automotive repair is by doing routine maintenance.

Brake Repair & Service

Brakes wear out over time requiring service. How long your brakes last is based on various things such as driving conditions, how you brake and other factors.

Transmission Service & Repair

The transmission may well be one of the most complicated and important components of your car or truck. That’s why it’s important to trust its maintenance and repair to a full-service shop.

Oil Change & Tune Up

Regular Oil Change Service and maintenance prevents breakdowns.