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Don't Get Caught in the Rain Unprepared!

All Indications are Pointing to an El Nino Year of Heavy Rain! Camarillo has already seen a our first rain of the season and Forecasters are predicting much more to come. This increase of rain can be quite an issue for our freeways and streets due to a long drought. Water wants to run off or create puddles instead of soaking into the soil. Our storm drains will quickly fill up with debris and they won't be able to drain efficiently. These issues can make a simple drive across town much more treacherous than normal. We've put together a Wet Weather Safety Inspection for your vehicle that will help insure a safe drive season. Click here for special: Wet Weather Safety Inspection

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When Will My Car Need Brakes?

When Will My Car Need Brakes?

One of Camarillo Car Care Center’sTechnicians performing a brake inspection. Just as your gas mileage will vary depending on where and how you drive, so it goes with the life of brake pads. Brake pads or linings are the friction material that is pressed against a metal disc or drum to stop your vehicle. If you drive only 8,000 miles a year mainly in a crowded urban area, such as Los Angeles, you will need to replace brake pads more often than someone who drives 28,000 miles a year across the flatlands of Nebraska. You use your brakes a lot more in urban driving than on a rural highway. Unfortunately, there is no clear-cut schedule that tells you when it's time to replace the brakes. You need to rely on your ears and the advice of an experienced automotive technician. A good time to have brakes inspected is during a routine tire rotation which for mo ... read more

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Camarillo Car Care Wheel Alignment

Camarillo Car Care Wheel Alignment

Why do I need and Alignment? A vehicle having an Alignmentperformed at Camarillo Car Care Center. We all know what causes our bodies to get worn down. Stress, heavy impact activities and poor posture can all lead to a visit to the chiropractor. Your vehicle also endures daily situations that lead to stress on the bolts and nuts, which keep it aligned and rolling down the road. Every day wear and tear, such as hard stops and starts, road conditions, abrupt turns, potholes and curb checks can all lead to subtle movements in your vehicle’s alignment settings over time. A simple Computerized Wheel Alignment may be the one, which is necessary to correct these specifications and have your vehicle rolling down the road straight. What does a proper alignment do? The alignment settings on you ... read more

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Dos and Don'ts of Jumper Cable Use

Dos and Don'ts of Jumper Cable Use

Properly connected jumper cables Should you find that you've left the lights on overnight or you’ve tried to start your vehicle and it won’t crank, you probably have a dead battery. A simple jump-start may be all that you need to get the vehicle restarted. Here’s a couple quick tips to follow should you find yourself in need of a jump. Do: Do make sure the jumper cables you have are in good condition. Check for frays, tears or anything that looks suspicious. If you’re even slightly concerned, use another set. The Dos and Don’ts of Jumper Cable Use Don’t: Do let the cables dangle from your car. If they are connected, they have a charge. If that charge hits a puddle, you could be ... read more

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3 Year, 36,000 Mileage Triple Confidence Warranty on Repairs!

3 Year, 36,000 Mileage Triple Confidence Warranty on Repairs!

We are fanatics about quality. We hire the finest talent to service your cars. We use high quality parts and fluids that last longer and are right for your particular vehicle. We utilize the best equipment to service your cars too. All of this shows how serious our commitment is to quality work done right the first time. Nothing says it better than our 3 year, 36,000 mileage warranty. We don't just say our work is great, we back it up with a warranty that is almost unheard of in the auto repair industry. Most shops just give a warranty of only a few months. Our warranty covers both parts and labor for your repairs. Now that's confidence! Click here to read more about our 3year/36,000 mile warranty.

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The Rainy Season is Not Over for Camarillo!

Imagine this: You’re driving through the pouring rain, struggling to see where you’re going. Suddenly, your car feels as if it’s gliding above the road – and you realize you have no control over it. It’s called hydroplaning. A thin layer of water builds up under your tires and they lose contact with the road, causing your car to slide like a sled. It can be terrifying. Here are a few preventive steps to help avoid hydroplaning: Make sure your tires are properly inflated and that they have enough tread; that helps dissipate water and keeps the tire connected to the road. Slow down. Speeding is a major factor in hydroplaning. Drive in the middle lanes on multilane roads to avoid puddles, which can be deeper than they look. If you find yourself hydroplaning, take your foot off the gas, and gently turn the wheel in the direction of the skid. Try to glide until you feel the road again. If you must put on the brakes ... read more

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Holiday Schedule

Holiday Schedule

Although we love what we do, the staff at Camarillo Car Care is looking forward to spending time with our family and friends this holiday season. We wanted to let you know our Holiday schedule and what to do in an event you should have automobile trouble while we're closed. Holiday Schedule: Thursday Dec 24, closing early at 12:00pm. Fri Dec 25, Closed. Thursday Dec 31, closing early at 4:00pm. Fri Jan 1, Closed. We will resume our normal operating hours of Mon - Fri 7:30am - 5:30pm starting the week of Jan 4, 2010. Incase of emergency roadside assistance is needed you may call: AAA members call (800) 400-4222 or you may call Camarillo's local towing company of Camarillo Towing at (805) 388-1185 We wish you and yours a wonderful and safe Holiday

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Winner of "Best Auto Repair Shop" for 12 Years!

Winner of "Best Auto Repair Shop" for 12 Years!

Thank you to our 1000's of customers in Camarillo and Ventura County! We have been awarded the Winner of the #1 Auto Repair Shop Award by the Readers of the Ventura County Star again. That makes 12 years that we've been voted your choice for auto repair. We are proud of our years of winning this award. To our staff, this is an endorsement of our efforts each and every day to provide the best possible auto repair service and experiences. When an auto repair company wins this award far more than any other company in Ventura County, it speaks volumes about how our customers feel about that company. How do you know you can trust our shop? We look at it this way. It is easy to tell you we can be trusted, any shop can "say" that. But when 1000's of customers vote us their number one shop and take the time to vote for us each year, we feel that is the most true voice. It's not just the readers of the Ventura County Star Newspaper that be ... read more

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Winner of Motor Age Magazine's Top Shops Award

Winner of Motor Age Magazine's Top Shops Award

Each year Motor Age Magazine, a leading automotive magazine, reviews shops from all over the United States. Our shop was reviewed in their magazine and we were awarded with a Motor Age Top Shops 2008 Award! You can imagine how honored we were to recieve this award. There are 10's of 1,000's good auto repair shops in the country. We are very grateful for the industry's recognition and our award. This award was given after Motor Age reviewed how our company cares for our customers, our qualifications, our facilities, our growth over recent years and our core business philosophy

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