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Tips From Auto Mechanics That Can Save You Money

Tips From Auto Mechanics That Can Save You Money

All car owners have experienced the inconvenience of having car repairs. It’s a good thing that there are auto mechanics that you can go to for car repairs and maintenance.   If you are a DIY expert, you can always fix the problem in your garage.   It can be stressful to be without your vehicle primarily if you use it daily for work, it would be great if you can get your car back on the road at the soonest possible time.   Most car owners lack the expertise to repair cars, but that should not stop you from learning a thing or two about basic auto repair.   We share some tips from professional auto mechanics to help you deal with a car repair issue.   Basic Car Repairs You Can DIY  Today’s cars are made up of complex systems that require the latest tools and diagnostic equipment to fix and repair. This makes it hard for DIY lovers to work on their beloved vehicles; you need to go to your trusted auto mechanics for major repairs.   No ... read more

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Auto Repair and Maintenance Keeps Your Car in Great Condition

Auto Repair and Maintenance Keeps Your Car in Great Condition

Auto repair helps keep your vehicles performing in top condition at all times.   Purchasing a car is one of the most important investments you can make for your family.   You now have the luxury of going anywhere by land without having to worry about public transportation.   However, problems arise when you fail to perform regular maintenance. You may experience car trouble and get stuck in the middle of the road.   A professional auto repair shop can handle your repair and maintenance needs.    Here are the benefits of getting your car repaired by reliable auto repair experts.   Keeps Your Family Safe One of the top reasons for having your vehicle repaired and serviced is to ensure that your car is safe for driving.   Don’t imitate other car owners who run their cars to the ground without regular maintenance.   Running with worn-out tires and no coolant can increase the amount of money you spend on auto repair and also pose a ... read more

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Best Tips for a Reliable Auto Repair Shop in San Rafael, CA

Best Tips for a Reliable Auto Repair Shop in San Rafael, CA

As a car owner, you need to know the basics about your car, and that includes knowing where to go when your vehicle needs repairs.   You might think that this is as easy as asking Google or Siri about a reliable auto repair shop in San Rafael, CA, and you're done.   Not so fast, if you pick the wrong auto repair shop, then you can end up in big trouble.   It is common for car owners to think that everything involving car repair or maintenance includes the services of a car mechanic.   This may be true to some extent, but you need to know that there are auto repair shops that specialize in certain types of services. It’s similar to going to an eye doctor for a stomach ache; it won’t work out.   If your car has a dented rear end, you should not go to an expert on engines and transmissions. For a new bumper and paint job, you need to visit an auto body shop.   Car maintenance is a personal thing, if you bought a brand new car, you might ... read more

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The Best Brake Repair Service in San Rafael, CA

The Best Brake Repair Service in San Rafael, CA

We can’t emphasize the importance of having your brakes checked for road safety. You can’t take risks when it comes to the stopping power of your car, which is why you need the best brake repair service in San Rafael, CA.   Car owners should keep in mind that there is never a wrong time for a brake inspection, and we share some of the best times to get your brakes checked out.   It’s a familiar scene in the movies or on TV, you watch a car’s brake lines cut, and the car loses control and ends up severely damaged.   This can happen in real life where lives are at stake. Unlike the movies, you can get seriously injured, or worse, lose your life when your brakes fail. Top Reasons for Getting a Brake Repair Service With the right maintenance, high-quality brakes can last up to 70,000 miles without replacement. However, there are factors that ... read more

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Mini Cooper is 60 years old!

Mini Cooper is 60 years old! It is hard to believe that the first MINI was introduced in Great Britain in 1959, in August – so Mini Cooper is over 60 years old! Originally it came in two versions: Morris Mini-Minor and Austin Seven. The differences between models were minimal. At the time, the price tag was £497 of which roughly 30% was the British "purchase tax". Designed to be fun to drive and fuel efficient as well, MINI Cooper was welcomed by British drivers still brutalized by fuel shortages due to the 1957 Suez Canal crisis. MINI instantly won their harts and minds. At R & I Automotive in San Rafael, we wish the MINI another 60 years of fun and open roads. R & I is the premier San Rafael MINI service and repair center. And yes, we are starting preparations for MINI’s 100th birthday, coming up in 2059. In the meantime, if you need MINI service or repairs, do not hesitate to call us or schedule and appointment online &ndash ... read more

Fluid Checks

Fluid Checks

Modern cars are marvels of engineering – they carry us for thousands of miles without problems, and without complaints. In order to do so, they rely on a number of fluids – which should be checked regularly.  Number one fluid to check is the engine oil – without it, the engine would be damaged and unable to work. You should check engine oil level about once a month – more often if your car is old, or if you know that it uses up oil at an accelerated rate.       Other fluids that require an occasional check:      a) Antifreeze fluid – not a big concern in the Bay Area, unless you are going skiing     b) Windshield Wiper fluid     c) Power steering fluid – it lubricates the power steering system that assists drivers with turning the steering wheel      d) Coolant – keeps cooling system functioning, and prevents engine overheating     e) Transmission fluid &ndash ... read more

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