• Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down in Camarillo

    Monday 22 May 2017

    There’s not much Camarillo drivers can do about the price of gas in California, but we can control - up to a point - how much we use. Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy. The first thing we can do is watch the go-pedal. Hard acceleration just sucks the gas. Gently leave stop lights and plan lane changes so you don’t need to floor it. That can save you hundreds of dollars a year in improved gas mileage. Go a little slower on California expressways. Camarillo d... read more

  • Differential Service in Camarillo, California - What You Need to Know

    Monday 15 May 2017

    Scratching your head? Don't worry, if you don't know what a differential is – you will in a moment. That fact is that if you drive a car anywhere in Camarillo, California, you have a differential. Whether your vehicle is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, you have a differential. Some Camarillo vehicles might even have two or three.Not surprisingly, a differential's job is to compensate for differences; specifically, they're the differences in wheel speed when tu... read more

  • Upgrade Shocks for Better Handling in Camarillo

    Monday 08 May 2017

    Many Camarillo drivers probably don't think of their shock absorbers as an important safety system; but that's just what shocks and struts are. They're all about ride control – keeping your vehicle tires in contact with the road and managing body motion.Every time you hit a bump or pothole on a Camarillo road, your tire wants to bounce up. The bigger the bump, the higher the bounce. Your shocks or struts push down on the tire to maintain the traction you need to start, sto... read more

  • Why Wheel Balancing and Tire Rotation Save You Money on Tires

    Tuesday 02 May 2017

    Camarillo drivers want their tires to last as long as possible. Two ways to extend tire life are wheel balancing and tire rotation.When wheels are out of balance, they wobble and vibrate. That makes the tires wear in a cupping pattern. If a front wheel is out of balance you'll feel it in the steering wheel. If it's a rear wheel you'll feel it through your seat. To fix this, your technician at Camarillo Car Care Center puts weights on your wheels to balance them out.That brings us to tire... read more

  • Line Them Up: Wheel Alignment Service at Camarillo Car Care Center

    Sunday 23 April 2017

    Hello Camarillo! Let's talk about alignment. One of the most important parts of preventive maintenance for your vehicle is keeping the wheels in alignment. Poor alignment causes your tires to wear unevenly, which can significantly reduce their lifespan. This means you will have to replace them more often, which can be costly for drivers in Camarillo.It can even damage your suspension system, which is costly to repair. But even more importantly, uneven tread wear... read more

  • The Economy of Maintenance for Camarillo Drivers

    Sunday 16 April 2017

    Do I keep my old vehicle or buy a new one? It's a question most Camarillo drivers ask themselves at some time or another.Generally, what it comes down to is the choice between a car payment and the possibility of repair bills. Most of the time, we want to choose the car payment because we don't like the inconvenience and uncertainty of vehicle repairs. But that payment has a detrimental effect on our budget and bank account.Edmunds.com i... read more

  • Hey Camarillo Drivers: How Do You Save Gas?

    Sunday 09 April 2017

    Higher Camarillo fuel prices aren't going away any time soon. That's not good news for our wallets. A lot of Camarillo drivers are trying to find ways to cut down on fuel consumption and hang on to some of their hard-earned money.North Americans drive billions of miles less during months of high fuel prices. That's right, billions. Of course California vehicle owners can't stop driving altogether, so we still need to find other ways to cut fuel bills.Preventive maintenan... read more

  • Need a New Battery? Call Camarillo Car Care Center Today

    Sunday 26 March 2017

    Hello Camarillo drivers! Need a new battery? There is a good chance that you do – 70% of batteries need to be replaced within four years. As your battery discharges and then recharges as you drive around Camarillo, bits of the surface of the battery plates disintegrate. As this process continues over a few years, the alternator has to work harder to supplement the battery charge. Over time, enough of the battery is damaged that it can no longer hold a charge and it needs t... read more

  • Hey Camarillo Drivers, How Many Miles Are on Your Car?

    Monday 20 March 2017

    Nowadays, Camarillo drivers are paying more at California gas pumps. For some families it adds up to several hundred dollars every month. That's got to come out of the budget somewhere. This is one of the reasons many California drivers are putting off buying a new car. They plan on keeping their old vehicle for a year or two longer than before.Even now, 2/3 of the personal vehicles on our local Camarillo, California, roads have over 75,000 miles (120,000 kilometers) on them. The average age of... read more

  • Tracking True in Camarillo: Wheel Alignment

    Monday 13 March 2017

    At Camarillo Car Care Center, we occasionally see severe tire damage that could have been prevented with proper wheel alignment. During a Camarillo Car Care Center alignment service, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where the tires,steering and suspensionparts are inspected for problems. Then the alignment is charted and checked against the vehicle factory settings. Adjustments are made to bring the wheels back into alignment. This gets all four... read more

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