Monthly Archives: March 2010

Fuel Filter Service in Camarillo CA

There are a surprising number of small, inexpensive parts that can lead to expensive engine damage when they fail. It doesn't seem right. Fortunately a lot of those things can be taken care of in routine maintenance. They may not be easy to remember, because it is a long list, but your service center at Camarillo Car Care Center can help you know what's scheduled to be taken care of. Some of us in Camarillo CA really don't look forward to going in for an oil change and then getting a list of the other things the manufacturer recommends. But automotive maintenance is all about prevention, and addressing small problems before they get big. Let's take the fuel filter for example. You may not know this but the median age for private vehicles on our Camarillo CA roads is over nine years. When cars get older, five years or so, they've accumulated a lot of dirt and rust in their gas tanks. If ... read more


Fuel System

Lease verses Buy

Lease? Or buy? It's always a tough question for residents in the Camarillo area. But here are a few ideas that'll make the choice more clear. Either option gives you a choice of how you might finance your car. If you buy, you'll pay the full cost of the car, with maybe an initial down payment, then monthly payments on the balance that pays down the loan principal, and the finance charge. If you lease, you're financing the portion of the cost of the car that's used up during the term of the lease. When the lease is up, you return the car to your local Camarillo area dealership. You'll pay some money upfront; fees, security deposit, first month's payment and maybe a capital reduction. The month payments include a depreciation cost and a finance charge. So how do you decide? First, how big a down payment can you make? A lease would require a smaller down. How much monthly payment can you afford? Again, lease payments will be much lo ... read more


Automotive News

Odometer Rollback On Your Camarillo CA Auto

How do you know if an odometer is telling the truth? Well, back in 86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect CA consumers against mileage fraud. It says a CA seller must certify the mileage reported is the Actual Mileage. To have your odometer checked in Camarillo CA, stop by Camarillo Car Care Center: If it isn't, the seller must say why; like maybe the odometer is past its mechanical limits. Some older odometers only go to 99,999 miles and then start over at 0. Or, the odometer has been tampered with, broken or replaced. If the seller tells you the mileage isn't accurate, there's not much chance of putting a good number to it; And there's the unscrupulous seller who claims the reading is true, but it's not so. What can you do? First, you can go to, where for a small fee, they'll give you a comprehensive vehicle history search on your SUV, showi ... read more


Older Vehicles

TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring For Your Camarillo Auto

You may know that all 2008 model year and newer cars, mini-vans and light trucks in Camarillo come with a tire pressure monitoring system. Many slightly older vehicles around Camarillo have these systems as well. A tire pressure monitoring system called TPMS consists of sensors on each wheel that measure tire pressure. If tire pressure drops 25 percent below the manufacturer's recommended pressure, the sensor sends a signal to a monitoring unit that causes a warning to light up on the dashboard. When you see the warning light, you know it's time to put some air in your tires. There are many benefits to driving with properly inflated tires around Camarillo. First is cost savings. Running at the correct air pressure improves fuel economy. Driving on under-inflated tires is like driving through sand it drags down your fuel economy. You'll also see longer, more even tread wear so your tires'll last longer. Another important benefit of properly inflate ... read more

Get $25 Back When You Purchase an Air Filter or Cabin Air Filter

Purchase a NAPA Gold Air Filter or NAPA Cabin Air Filter along with your next NAPA Filter oil change and receive $20 via-mail-in rebate. Plus, we will extend an additonal instant $5 discount! $20 Mail-IN Rebate Offer: Purchase a NAPAGold Oil Filter with your next oil change service, then purchase either a NAPAGold Air Filter or NAPA EnvioShield Cabin Air Filter during the month of March 2010 and you will receive a $20 mail-in rebate coupon. Additionally, Camarillo Car Care will extend an instant $5 discount off your repair bill. Promotion runs between 3/1/10


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