• Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft in Camarillo, California

    Tuesday 21 November 2017

    Every car in Camarillo, California, is at risk for theft. So it's up to us to make our cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge – hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere.The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles: Common sense Visible and audible devices Immobilizing devices Tracking devices Let's review each of these. One is common sense; you would be surprised how... read more

  • Automotive Tips from Camarillo Car Care Center: Brake Noise

    Tuesday 14 November 2017

    Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Camarillo. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they won’t stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are exposed and you’ll hear a squeal or grinding sound. That’s when Camarillo drivers should replace their brake pads at Camarillo Car Care Center. Not only will new pads restore your stoppi... read more

  • Automotive Tips from Camarillo Car Care Center: Wiper Blade Options

    Tuesday 07 November 2017

    Wiper blades are critically important to Camarillo drivers for good driving visibility and safety. When it’s time to replace your wiper blades, there are a number of different wiper blade designs and grades. Camarillo drivers should always use at least the design or grade that came with their vehicle. If you live in California where there is a lot of wet weather, flying insects, or you do a lot of highway driving, you may want to upgrade to a more advanced design or premium quality wi... read more

  • Does My Choice in Oil Affect Change Intervals?

    Sunday 29 October 2017

    Oil changes are probably the most recognized service on a vehicle. Almost all Camarillo residents know about them. But do we know enough?Several decades ago, oil changes were fairly standard: every three months or 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But recent advances in both engine technology and oil quality have led to longer oil change intervals.Delayed or skipped oil changes are a problem for Camarillo residents because they lead to the build-up of oil sludge in your engine. Oil sludge fo... read more

  • The Easy Way to Save Cash in Camarillo

    Tuesday 24 October 2017

    The hottest California news story may be different every day, but there's one topic that seems to come up over and over again – the price of gas in Camarillo. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, this post is for you. Here are several basic things people in Camarillo can do to greatly reduce their gas consumption, save money, and help the environment. You can really improve your fuel economy by how you drive – but first, here's a review of things you can do... read more

  • AAA - Cautions in Extreme Heat

    Wednesday 18 October 2017

    {?video;480;360;http://www.youtube.com/embed/0t63k66IjSk;http://www.protech-automotive.com/Car-Care-Tips/content/images/AAA_ExtremeHeat.jpg;/video?} With temperatures soaring to record highs around the country, AAA cautions motorists not to underestimate the ways in which extreme heat can wreak havoc on vehicles. With an estimated eight million automobiles in need of AAA’s roadside assistance this summer, heat will take its toll on vehicles and their occupants. “Prolonged exposure to high tem... read more

  • When You Hear the Crash in Camarillo: What to Do After an Accident

    Tuesday 10 October 2017

    Motorists in North America drive about 3 trillion miles/4.8 trillion kilometers every year. There are over 250+ million licensed drivers, and approximately 6.2 million accidents happen every year. Unfortunately, if we're going to drive vehicles, there are going to be accidents. Knowing what to do in case of an accident can help reduce the stress and cost of the situation. It can also protect you from false claims, incorrect judgments and unjust liabilities. Never... read more

  • Camarillo Alignment Service

    Sunday 01 October 2017

    Your car might have an alignment problem if: it drifts or pulls to one side, your steering wheel is off center, you have uneven tire wear or your car doesn't feel like it handles right. When all of a vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Running into potholes around Camarillo and smacking a curb or other object are great ways to knock your car out of alignment. Then, one or more of your wheels starts pulling in a slightly different direction and the... read more

  • Camarillo Car Care Center Fuel Saving Tip for Camarillo: Check Engine Light

    Friday 29 September 2017

    Here's a question for Camarillo, California : How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your Check Engine light? Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpson's fix of covering it with tape is not a good idea.) Many conditions that trigger the Check Engine light can hurt your vehicle. A lot.If your date's eyes are smoldering in the soft glow of the Check Engine light, try to think of all the ga... read more

  • Good Service at Camarillo Car Care Center Equals Good Fuel Economy in Camarillo

    Sunday 10 September 2017

    Whether we're trying to save money, save gas or save the environment, most of us Camarillo drivers have an interest in decreasing fuel consumption. We've all heard about ways to save money on gas in California, but does it really add up to much? How much can we boost our fuel economy through preventive maintenance and more courteous driving?The US government has a website that actually answers that question. Let's look at some of the data and find out if any of these f... read more

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