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Category Archives: Maintenance

Keys to a Long Lasting Vehicle

We're living in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term “built to last” goes by the wayside. An exception is our vehicles. They're still a very big investment and we want to make them last as long as possible – and we want to make keeping them as cheap as possible. When talking cars, it's all about preventive maintenance. There is an old saying that says, “a stitch in time saves nine” and that is really true when it comes to taking care of your car. A great example is coolant service. Your coolant not only protects your engine from overheating and freezing – it must also protect cooling system components from corrosion. Over time, coolant becomes corrosive and actually starts to damage your radiator and other parts. That's why you need to have your cooling system serviced on a regular schedule. The same is t ... read more

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Technician Training

Your car is important to you and keeping it running is vital to your lifestyle. That's why you should have it serviced regularly. And even though it may just be routine maintenance, you want it done right. It's also very important to Camarillo Car Care Center to keep you happy and on the road. You might be surprised at the amount of money service centers like Camarillo Car Care Center spend every year to make sure their technicians are properly trained. Camarillo Car Care Center offers a variety of car care services to many kinds of vehicles. We need to be up to date on the latest techniques and parts so that we can care for your car properly. Camarillo Car Care Center subscribes to data services that list the high quality parts and fluids recommended by your manufacturer. And each service has ... read more

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Synthetic Oil

If you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your Camarillo vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn't gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil and it doesn't vaporize as easily. It protects better in severe driving conditions like stop and go driving around Camarillo, as well as in very hot or very cold conditions. More and more new vehicles are being delivered with full synthetic motor oil; with the recommendation to use synthetic for the life of the vehicle. Why is this? Synthetic motor oil maximizes engine power and fuel economy. To see why; we'd need a microscope, so we'll have to settle for using our imaginations. The molecules of conventional motor oil are long hydrocarbon chains. Synthetic motor oil, on the other hand, has uniform, round molecules. Whic ... read more

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Keep Your Camarillo Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

This is something really amazing: For every gallon of gas your Camarillo car burns, it uses 12,000 gallons of air. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean. That's like a hundred gallons of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very inexpensive part that has to do a tremendous amount of work. And when it works, everything goes well. But, when it doesn't, well, it can lead to costly problems. Of course, your manufacturer recommends intervals for changing your air filter. But like most service intervals, where and how you drive your car affects when your filter needs to be changed. Dusty conditions in and around Camarillo or polluted city driving means you'll need to change your filter more often. Your Camarillo Car Care Center technician can check your filter for you. In fact, it's often a routine part of ... read more

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Better Service – Better Economy

The hottest Camarillo news story may be different everyday, but there's one topic that seems to come up over and over again the price of gas in Camarillo. But we've found several basic things that any Camarillo vehicle owner can do to greatly reduce their gas consumption, save money, and help the Thousand Oaks environment. You can really impact your fuel economy by how you drive but first, here's a review of things you can do for your car that 'll save gas no matter how you drive. The first one is keeping your tires properly inflated. That can save two miles per gallon. Driving on low tires is like driving through sand your car just has to work harder. Most Camarillo service centers will fill up your tires for free, so just ask your service advisor. Also, make a habit of checking your tire pressure whenever you get gas in your car. Many Camarillo gas stations have an air hose you can use for free. Another ... read more

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