Category Archives: Monitoring System

Why is My Check Engine Light On?

Why is My Check Engine Light On?

The Check Engine Light strikes fear into the hearts of some Camarillo car owners and is totally ignored by just as many. Just what it means is a mystery to most of us Camarillo car owners. Let’s get the urgency issues out of the way first. If your check engine light is flashing, that means that something is wrong that could cause critical engine damage. Naturally, you need to get that taken care of right away. If your check engine light is flashing, you shouldn’t drive at CA expressway speeds, tow or haul heavy loads. Take it easy all the way to your Camarillo service center. If the light is glowing steadily, you should keep an eye on it for a day or two. If the light doesn’t go off, schedule an appointment with your friendly Camarillo Car Care Center service advisor to get it checked out. Some more Camarillo information on how the Check Engine Light works may be informative for Camarillo drivers. Most of your en ... read more

Camarillo Drivers Severe Service Maintenance Schedules

Your vehicle manufacturer publishes two auto maintenance schedules. The regular schedule and the severe service schedule. It'd be wrong for us to tell you that everyone in Thousand Oaks always needs to follow the severe service schedule but its wishful thinking to say that the regular schedule is always good enough for your SUV. At Camarillo Car Care Center we'll give you the definitions and explain the issues, and you can be the judge. Most manufactures list the following as severe conditions: Most of your trips are less than four miles. Most of your trips are less than 10 miles and outside temperatures are below freezing. The engine is at low speed most of the time not on the highway. You operate your vehicle in dusty areas. You regularly tow a trailer or carry heavy loads. Driving in very hot or very cold weather. So think about your typical week. Do you live a block from a CA freeway on-ramp and enjoy a non ... read more

Which Item is Most Stolen from Vehicles in Camarillo?

Which item is most often stolen from vehicles in Camarillo? Is it: Stereo Wheels Air Bag DVD System Well, if you said stereo you used to be right. But airbags have now surpassed stereos as the biggest target for theft in Camarillo approximately 50,000 a year are stolen across the country. New airbags cost about $1,000, but go for $50 to $200 on the black market in Camarillo. Stolen airbags are making their way back into cars that have been in an accident. Of course, the danger to the consumer of having a stolen airbag installed is that you can never be sure what may have previously affected them and if they will work right when you need them. There are reports that 1 in 25 airbag replacements are stolen or salvaged airbags or no airbag is installed at all. That is definitely one car part you don't want to take a chance with, so Camarillo Car Care Ce ... read more

ICE – In Case Of Emergency In Camarillo CA

Sometimes the unthinkable happens in Camarillo CA. A terrible accident and those involved aren't able to provide rescuers with emergency contact information. You have people in the Camarillo CA area who you'll want to be contacted to arrange help, give consent to treatment, and inform paramedics of medical conditions, allergies or medications. Too often, our CA police and rescue workers must sift through pockets, glove compartments, wallets, purses and cell phone directories for clues often wasting precious time. A brilliantly simple solution is now spreading around the globe: ICE. ICE standing for In Case of Emergency, is a way to identify emergency contacts in your cell phone directory. Simply put ICE' before a contact name in your cell phone, like ICE Dad', ICE Nancy', or ICE Doctor Roberts'. Rescuers will be able to quickly identify your emergency contacts, saving v ... read more

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

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