• Tacky or Techie? The Tachometer.

    Monday 19 February 2018

    There's a gauge that many vehicles have that says RPM on it.  And there are a lot of people who either don't pay any attention to it or don't even know what it is. Here's why it's a good gauge to know about. It's called a tachometer, and that "RPM" label means it is measuring how many revolutions per minute (RPM) the engine is turning.  Automotive experts know that a vehicle's engine can be damaged if it turns too fast (revving too high) or too slowly ("lugging" the engine). A tachomet... read more

  • Fuel for Thought

    Tuesday 13 February 2018

    If you're like most people and drive a gasoline-powered vehicle, you need to be up to speed on its fuel-related components.  They're pretty basic: the fuel, the fuel filter and the fuel pump. The fuel's the easy part.  You probably gas up your vehicle yourself and, if you're like most drivers, price is a big factor in what you put in your vehicle. Maybe you think it doesn't matter what kind of gasoline you buy, but one major automobile association has found it does make a big differenc... read more

  • Let Camarillo Car Care Center Help You Extend the Life of Your Car

    Monday 05 February 2018

    If you haven't shopped in the Camarillo area for a new vehicle recently, you're likely to experience some sticker shock. It seems everything is costing more these days. And when you consider the price of auto financing in Camarillo, and insurance, the idea of hanging on to your old vehicle for a few more years gets even more attractive.On the plus side, vehicles these days are engineered to last for 150,000 miles (250,000 km) or more. So why don't they? Usually it's be... read more

  • Stay Safe in Camarillo by Putting Your Cell Phone on ICE

    Tuesday 30 January 2018

    We don't want to think about it, but each Camarillo resident who drives or rides in a vehicle is potentially an accident victim. In the worst-case scenario, those people are unconscious and unable to communicate with California rescue workers. Rescue workers and Camarillo police are well aware of this difficulty, even if the rest of us don't stop to think about it. They can all recount stories of searching through glove compartments, pockets, wallets, purses and cell phone directories for a pers... read more

  • Know Your Towing Limits in Camarillo

    Monday 22 January 2018

    Some Camarillo drivers figure that anything they can attach to their trailer hitch can be towed by their vehicle. Nope. If you're going to do any towing around Camarillo, you should be aware of safety issues, California towing laws and potential liability.Understanding tow ratings is important for safe towing. A tow rating is the weight limit that your vehicle can safely tow. They calculate the tow rating for every vehicle, but different options on the vehicle can affect that rating. Camarillo d... read more

  • How Do You Save Gas in Camarillo, California?

    Sunday 14 January 2018

    No one in Camarillo, California, likes to spend a chunk of change at the gas pump. Rising California fuel prices, however, have spurred Camarillo drivers to focus on how to improve their fuel economy. North Americans literally drive billions of miles/kilometers less each month during times of high fuel prices. But we still need to drive (we love our vehicles, after all!), so it makes sense to try and increase our fuel economy however we can.Let's look at a real life example. This man has one of... read more

  • The Best Test

    Sunday 07 January 2018

    Would you buy a jacket without even trying it on? Probably not, but it might surprise you that one study shows about half the people buy a vehicle after a short test drive around the block or none at all.  If you're in the market for another vehicle, make sure you check out the most important things so you'll know if that's the right vehicle for you. Check out the gadgets.  Love a good sound system? Then turn it up loud.  Does it have enough bass for you? See how you like its navi... read more

  • Change Your Engine Air Filter at Camarillo Car Care Center

    Wednesday 03 January 2018

    Many Camarillo car owners have probably wondered: "What's the harm in putting off replacing an engine air filter? The answer is that not replacing it could cause your Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor to fail. This expensive sensor is situated between your engine air filter and your engine. Dirty air filters are a leading cause of mass air flow sensor failure – and these babies can cost several hundred dollars to replace in Camari... read more

  • Automotive Tips from Camarillo Car Care Center: Serpentine Belt System Wear

    Sunday 17 December 2017

    The primary job of the serpentine belt for Camarillo drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesn’t spin fast enough, the battery will not completely recharge while you’re driving and you could end up stranded around Camarillo with a dead battery. In short, a worn serpentine belt will stress all of the accessories it powe... read more

  • New Life for Your Older Car in Camarillo

    Monday 11 December 2017

    Isn't it amazing how much of our stuff is disposable these days? Clothes, electronics, housewares, furniture.Remember the days when Camarillo families mended their clothes, polished their shoes and neatly put away their toys every night? If something was lost or ruined through neglect, your parents just told you to do without, that you should have taken better care of it. They considered the loss a “life lesson.”But today many Camarillo drivers tend to neglect one of... read more

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