It’s easier than ever to keep your car running smoothly for thousands of miles. If your vehicle has less than 50,000 miles on it today, chances are it still has 75 percent of its driving life ahead of it. That’s good news if you’re like the majority of Americans who are holding onto their vehicles longer that ever before.
 
It wasn’t that long ago that hitting the 100,000-mile mark on the odometer was a major milestone. Today, vehicles are built to last. With the proper maintenance and attention, there’s no reason you shouldn’t expect to see that 50,000-mile reading on the odometer one day roll right past 200,000 and keep on going. Here’s how to make that happen.

Vehicle belts aren’t that different than the belts that hold up your trousers. They need to fit properly and stay in place, and if they break, sag, or wear out, you’ll probably wish you were wearing a different belt that day. 
 
The same goes for the belts in your car. Your engine compartment is a punishing environment, and while all auto belts are made of materials designed to be both flexible and tough, even the toughest materials will eventually wear out due to the extreme temperatures under the hood.

TRUE OR FALSE? Until your vehicle is out-of-warranty, it must be serviced by the new car dealer or the factory warranty will be void?
FALSE?    Our ASE Certified technicians at Automotive City CAN SERVICE your vehicle if it is under warranty with the same tools typically faster and at a better price point plus we are cross-trained in multiple lines of vehicles vs. just the brand at the dealership you bought your car or truck giving you more options!  

It’s the law that independent repair shops can provide the services to maintain your new car warranty. Consumers are protected by the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which prohibits a manufacturer from voiding the vehicle warranty because service was done by a non-dealer.

Chances are you don’t pay much attention to your vehicle’s battery until it dies, when you get to perform the dreary dual task of waiting for a jump while simultaneously calling for an appointment to get a new battery fitted. Of course, that’s if you’re sure it’s the battery that’s dead in the first place. The only way to be certain is to take it in to be tested. However, it generally helps to know the health of your car battery prior to finding yourself stranded.

If you want to avoid nasty and unexpected surprise maintenance costs, sticking to a regimented schedule of preventative maintenance is something you are going to want to get used to. The reason being is simple – frequent maintenance will keep your car in good health, ensuring you get the most out of all those expensive-to-replace parts. While it might sound counterintuitive, the best way to reduce maintenance costs is to stick to a prescribed maintenance schedule.

I love having new brakes!!! Also I want to express my thanks to Ken for his generous donation for a raffle-prize for the Earth Day festivities being held on the campus of Sierra College on April 24, 2013 from 10am to 2pm. You are a good man Ken! As are all of your excellent employees!! Thanks for keeping me safe and thanks from Sierra College.  - Catherine B.

You guys are always great!  - Janet C.

As always, Great. Had a great feedback from Mary's friend we recommended to your fine business..... Thanks again for all your help.... Lauren and yes.... in a heartbeat!  - Lauren & Mary A.

As ALWAYS, excellent service by a professional staff that puts quality of service and customer satisfaction at the top of their list!!!  - Dennis R.

I have been going to Automotive City for a number of years to service my car and truck. They are very honest and provide excellent service.  - Anonymous

Service was done efficiently and on time. Didn't wait long for the appt. Personnel is always courteous and friendly.  - Dennis & Jackie B.

One of the worst days in my past year. Screwed up our and my daughters day. Eight hours to get the car back. However, Ken, his nice wife and the good mechanics he has offset me being ticked off. Good service and good people DO make a difference. There.
- Archie C.

Always treated like royalty. I trust these guys to know what they are doing.  - Patty C.

As always, extremely satisfied.  - Paul R.

As always, your service was prompt, competent and friendly. I love getting to see Austin coming into his young manhood and Ken dealing with it. You are friends and helpers and are very much appreciated.  - Michele & Daniel S.

I trust my safety with the staff of Automotive City and they have never disappointed me.  - Ginger W.

Got me out quicker than first agreed upon - Thank You!!  - Jon & Krystal S.

Excellent service, very courteous, fair pricing.  - Joe & Glenda B.

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