2018 Best
VOTED 2018'S BEST OF THE BEST
INDEPENDENT AUTO REPAIR &
BEST MECHANIC SCOTT CHIARATTI

Auburn Auto Repair

24/7 Roadside Assistance: 855-646-1425

Articles:

What does the SAE Viscosity rating on your Motoroil bottle mean?

What do the viscosity numbers really mean on a bottle of motor oil? Viscosity is the oil's resistance to flow or, for the layman, an oil's speed of flow as measured through a device known as a viscometer. The thicker (higher viscosity) of an oil, the slower it will flow. You will see oil viscosity measurement in lube articles stated in kinematic (kv) and absolute (cSt) terms. These are translated into the easier to understand SAE viscosity numbers you see on an oil bottle. A W on a viscosity rating means that the oil’s viscosity has been tested at a Colder temperature. The numbers without the W are tested at 210° F or 100° C which is considered an approximation of engine operating temperature. In other words, a SAE 30 motor oil is the same viscosity as a 10w-30 or 5W-30 at 210° (100° C). The difference occurs when the viscosity is tested at a much colder temperature. For example, 5W-30 motor oil performs like a SAE 5 motor oil would per ... read more

Categories:

Change Oil

When to Change Your Car Airfilter?

When to Change Your Car Airfilter?

When Should I change my car airfilter? A car’s air filter serves two purposes. The first function is to filter out dirt, debris and other contaminants that can enter an engine and potentially cause damage. An air filter's other primary function is to allow adequate air to flow into the engine; a car's engine requires air for the internal combustion process which produces the power needed to move the vehicle. Most types of automotive air filters are designed to be easily replaced, and should be changed out periodically to help maintain a vehicle and keep it in top running condition. Most car manufacturers suggest that the air filter in a vehicle be changed every 10,000 to 15,000 miles. However, for people that live in areas where a lot of dust is present or where they must frequently travel on dirt or gravel roads, a vehicle's air filter will need to be replaced more often. We can answer any questions you may have regarding your car's air filter a ... read more

Categories:

Air Filters

What does Check Oil Light Reallty mean?

What does Check Oil Light Reallty mean?

If this light turns on while driving you should pull over and turn the car off. Check the oil level and add oil if necessary. An oil pressure warning light (or low gauge reading) means one of two things: either your engine has dangerously low oil pressure or the oil pressure sending unit that triggers the warning light has failed

Categories:

Warning Lights

Top Trends in the Automotive Industry

Top Trends in the Automotive Industry

Top Trends in the Automotive Industry for 2013 – Part 3 in series of 4 Trend #3 – Auto Repair Important Auto repair will continue to play a big role in the automotive industry. In addition to the routine car and repairs every car owner must go through, there is going to be higher demand for specialized parts and repairs required of hybrid and electric cars. Currently, there is a low supply of shops capable of fixing these hybrid cars despite its increasing demand. The auto repair industry includes numerous franchising segments including automobile body, transmissions, and oil franchises. Keeping a regular maintenance schedule and aligning with a trusted mechanic is critical to insure the maximum life of your vehicle at the minimum of cost

Categories:

Auto Repair

Top Trends in the Automotive Industry for 2013-Part 4 in series of 4

Top Trends in the Automotive Industry for 2013-Part 4 in series of 4

Top Trends in the Automotive Industry for 2013 – Part 4 in series of 4 Trend #4 – Automotive Industry Going Green. The green movement has hit the automotive industry as all car manufacturers are focusing their attention on producing more environmentally friendly and fuel efficient vehicles. As this infant market matures, there will be a demand for services from businesses that understands how to cater to these specific types of vehicles. The costs of supporting this market are lower when the owner aligns himself with a knowledgeable service provider versus the dealership

Top Trends in the Automotive Industry for 2013-Part 2 in a series of 4

Top Trends in the Automotive Industry for 2013-Part 2 in a series of 4

Top Trends in the Automotive Industry for 2013 – Part 2 in series of 4 Trend #2 - Used Cars Sales are Lower Interestingly, growth in used car sales are lower than new car sales as people are preferring to purchase newer cars as opposed to buying used ones. A big part of that has to deal with the fact that there is a reduced supply of used cars raising the price of these cars leading people to just buy new cars. Having a trusted mechanic to keep the new vehicle within warranty repairs not only protects your investment but protects your warranty

Top Trends in the Automotive Industry for 2013--Part 1 in series of 4

Top Trends in the Automotive Industry for 2013--Part 1 in series of 4

Top Trends in the Automotive Industry for 2013 – Part 1 in series of 4 Trend #1 - People are holding their cars longer As the United States slowly recovers from a recession, consumers are still tight on their budgets and conserving the amount of luxury goods they purchase including new cars and other vehicles. According to the automotive industry research firm R.L. Polk & Co., consumers are holding their cars, on average, for 63.9 months, which is up 4.5 months from the previous year. Additionally, the quality of cars have increased leading people to hold their cars for longer periods of time without the need to purchase new ones. While this can lead to reduced car sales, it can increase the need for repair and maintenance as people choose to keep their older cars. Keeping a regular maintenance schedule and aligning with a trusted mechanic is critical to insure the maximum life of your vehicle at ... read more

How to save money on car repairs.

How to save money on car repairs.

Part IV- Do your homework and ask educated questions. Prepare your questions. The shop's staff will respect you for being a good researcher and consumer. A reputable shop should be willing to explain in lay language-and even show you-what's going on with your car. If the owner or mechanic is annoyed by your questions or talks over your head, he or she may be trying to intimidate you, sell you unnecessary services or overcharge you. Find a new shop, pronto

Categories:

Auto Repair

How to save money on car repairs-Maintain and Prevent

How to save money on car repairs-Maintain and Prevent

Part I: Maintain and Prevent The number-one way to pay less on car repairs is to avoid them in the first place. Keep your ride in prime shape by following the manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule. Major & minor services are usually suggested every 15,000 to 30,000 miles & you'll find it in your car owner's manual (lost yours? find it on Edmunds.com)

Autovantage Services

Autovantage Services

Visit the Top Rated Auto Repair Service in Auburn, CA Whether you’re here for an oil change, vehicle tune up, or have unexpected car problems, our professionally trained, ASE Certified auto mechanics give your vehicle the attention it deserves. From the moment you book an appointment to the moment you pick up your keys, we are committed to exceeding your expectations. We want you to have an experience that will keep you coming back. Call us (530) 823-3456 or use the easy online form to make an appointment. When you come to Autovantage Service Center in Auburn CA, you will receive the quality and expertise you expect from a major auto service center. We perform all types of preventive maintenance, auto diagnostics, and repairs for most vehicles. ASE Certified Technicians 24 Months/24,000 Unlimited Miles Nationwide Warranty 24 Months/24,000 Miles Warranty Original Equipment (OE) quality parts Courtesy Automot ... read more

If You Are Using A Screen Reader And Are Having Problems Using This Website, please call Autovantage Service Center (530) 823-3456 For Assistance.