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Monthly Archives: December 2010

Saving Lives In Camarillo With Tire Pressure

All new passenger vehicles on our Camarillo CA roads now have tire pressure monitoring systems - TPMS for short. They are designed to alert you if your tires are under inflated. Since they are fairly new, a lot of people have questions about TPMS. First off, the most important thing is that you still need to check your tire pressure every week - or at least every time you gas up. The TPMS system alert comes in when your tire is twenty percent below the factory recommendation. So if the recommended pressure is thirty five pounds per square inch, the TPMS warning won't come on until the pressure is at twenty eight pounds. That's significantly under-inflated. Enough to raise safety concerns. The worst is tire failure. A severely under inflated tire can overheat and fail. Also, handling degrades to the point that you may not be able to steer out of trouble. Also und ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Nighttime Visibility In Thousand Oaks

There are a number of factors that contribute to the high nighttime accident rate in the greater Thousand Oaks area, things like drowsy driving and a higher rate of impaired driving. Without a doubt, visibility is a major contributor. Let's focus on visibility… It's said that 90 percent of our driving decisions are based on what we see. Nighttime driving has the effect of reducing 20/20 vision to the equivalent of 20/50 vision. What you could clearly see at 50 feet in daylight can't be seen until you are just 20 feet away at night. Too make sure your headlights are giving you the greatest visibility, visit us at Camarillo Car Care Center. you'll find us located on 2739 Daily Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010. Please give us a call to make an appointment Accident avoidance is dependent on reaction time. Reaction time deteriorates measurably in low light conditions. One thing we can do to improve visibility is to make sure our hea ... read more

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Headlamps

On Board Diagnostics For Your SUV

Make an appointment with Camarillo Car Care Center to have your on board diagnostics analyzed.2739 Daily Drive Camarillo, CA 93010 Today we're going to talk about on-board diagnostics and the questions we hear from folks around Camarillo CA who need answers about diagnostic services. They want to know what diagnostics are, what's involved and what the benefits are. They really want to understand the value of diagnostic scans by a trained technician in Camarillo CA. These are valid concerns. If you don't understand something it's really hard to know its value. Let's start with some history. Since 1996, all cars and light trucks in Camarillo CA have been required to use a standardized diagnostic system to help repair technicians determine what's wrong with your vehicle. The diagnostic system works with the vehicle's Engine Control Module - the computer that controls many engine functions. The computer monitors dozen ... read more

What To Do In Case Of An Accident in Thousand Oaks

Screeching tires, crunching metal - it's an accident! If you've ever been in a car accident in Thousand Oaks, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do. Let's review what you should do in case of an accident: When an accident occurs, you should always stop. Leaving the scene of an accident in Camarillo is considered a crime - even if it's not your fault. And hit and run penalties are fairly severe, possibly resulting in steep fines, loss of your CA driver's license or even jail time. Your jurisdiction may require that you try to help someone who is injured by calling for help or performing first aid if you are able. Warn other Somis and Ventura County motorists by putting out flares, using your flashers or lifting your hood. Call Thousand Oaks emergency services as soon as possible. Tell the operator if medical or fire help is needed. Always ... read more

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Automotive News

Protecting Your SUV From Theft In Camarillo CA

Every car in Camarillo CA 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. First, common sense: you would be surprised how many vehicles are stolen from Camarillo CA where the keys were left in the ignition with the doors unlocked. Always take your keys, and lock the doors. In fact, in some places it's against the law to leave a vehicle unattended with the keys in the ignition. And don't leave spare keys in the car or hide them outside – because a thief will find them. Try to park in well-lit areas that have a lot of foot traf ... read more

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Automotive News
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