Ken and his crew always do a great job of servicing our vehicles. No matter how big or small the job, it’s always a pleasure doing business with Automotive City. We always tell our family and friends if you need automotive repair work done call and tell Ken we said Hello - Kathy/Randy W
Great! As always! - Carol K
Excellent auto repeair service. Fast, responsive & reliable. - Avia R
Always great service. Thanks Ken and Doug and gang. You rock! - Dennis R
Very helpful advice regarding the need for the repair, great service, fair pricing, and always a smile on everyone's face over there. Ken provides all of the servicing on both our Suburban and our BMW. - Joe/Glenda B
Always satisfied - Paul R
Ken and his staff at Automotive City in Grass Valley, CA always make sure my car is in good working order and I'm safe to be on my way when they've completed their work. I've been using this shop for at least 15 years. Thanks Automotive City!!
- Vicky K
As usual, a high standard of service and customer satisfaction. I Highly Recommend Ken & his Mechanics in Grass Valley!
- Dennis R
They always get the job done in a timely matter. Fast & friendly. And I trust their judgment 100%. Always recommend Automotive City in Grass Valley to anyone that needs auto repair help.
- Deanna/Mike T
Wonderful, fast service!
- Ann Z
Tire rotation refers to the regular practice of switching the position of each tire on the car.
Purpose: Tire rotation helps to equalize tread wear and is critical to gain the maximum life from your tire investment.
Maintenance Tips/Suggestions: Refer to your owner's manual for the recommended rotation interval and pattern; generally a rotation interval of 6,000 miles is recommended. The rotation pattern varies with different makes and models, which shows the tire locations during rotation. Some vehicles have different size tires on the front and back or directional tires. This limits the locations that a tire may take on the vehicle. When in doubt, check the owner's manual or consult a professional technician for guidance. Tire rotation time also offers a good opportunity to have the tires and wheels balanced. It's another step you can take to maximize your tire investment.
The engine cooling system affects your car’s overall dependability and engine longevity. Cooling systems have advanced over the years with new coolant formulations and new radiator designs and materials. If you suspect a problem with your cooling system, you should check it immediately.
What does it do? The key parts of the cooling system remove heat from the engine and automatic transmission and dissipate heat to the air outside. The water pump circulates coolant through the engine. The coolant absorbs heat and returns it to the radiator where heat is dissipated. The thermostat regulates the coolant temperature to keep it consistent for efficient engine operation.
A program designed to periodically check vehicle emissions to ensure they are within limits. Often referred to as an I/M (Inspection/Maintenance) program, they are used in numerous states and areas as required by the Environmental Protection Agency to improve air quality in those areas.
Car Exterior care tips include:
1. Protect car paint from the sun: Paint does more than make your vehicle look great. It’s also the first line of defense against rusted body panels. Of course, the best way to protect the paint is to park the car in a garage. If that is not possible, park in the shade or purchase a car cover. The sun’s ultraviolet rays break down paint and cause it to fade. Some car covers protect your car from more than sun, moisture, bird droppings, and dust — they also have a thin layer of cushioning that will guard against light impact, such as from a tipped bicycle or small falling tree branch.
2. Touch up nicks sooner rather than later Touch-up paint won’t adhere well to rust. So be sure to keep some matching touch-up paint on hand so you can touch up any minor nicks, often found around door edges, before rust has a chance to form.
AC, Car Battery and More Care Tips
1. Run your AC in winter To keep your car’s air-conditioning system fit for the next warm season, run it a few times throughout the winter. This will prevent moving parts in the compressor from seizing. Also, circulating the refrigerant will help keep the seals soft and pliant.