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Reliant Auto Repair in San Jose CA 408-270-0440

Reliant Auto Repair in San Jose CA 408-270-0440

For coupons and deals on auto repair and maintenance, see the Reliant Auto Repair website. Reliant Auto Repair goes that extra mile to save you a little cash with very fair everyday rates on repair and maintenance. When in San Jose, CA, Reliant Auto Repair is the...

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Car Washes in San Jose, CA

Car Washes in San Jose, CA

There are a lot of car washes in San Jose, CA, that are nearby. Here are some of your best choices. Car Wash San Jose CA Auto Pride Car Wash 3197 Silver Creek Rd San Jose, CA. 95121 Clean Wheels Silicon Valley is Permanently Closed 1080 N 7th St San Jose, CA. 95112...

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Where to Fix Auto in San Jose

Where to Fix Auto in San Jose

The best place to fix your auto in San Jose is Reliant Auto Repair. Sure, they have honest, talented auto mechanics, but they also have special deals on car maintenance and repairs! Fix Auto San Jose When you need to fix your car in San Jose, CA, you don’t have to try...

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Emissions Testing or Smog Check Great Deals

Emissions Testing or Smog Check Great Deals

Emissions testing is a requirement by law in the state of California. There are a lot of places where you can get this service done, but where is the best deal? Life is expensive, so who wants to pay too much? Emissions Testing If you live in the San Jose, CA, area...

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Before Road Trip Maintenance Checks

Before Road Trip Maintenance Checks

When you’re planning to take a road trip with your car, there are some checks you should have your mechanic do. You want to make sure that your car is in tip top shape and isn’t likely to leave you stranded on the side of the road or worse. Here are some things that...

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Car Seat Laws in California To Protect Kids

Car Seat Laws in California To Protect Kids

Car seat laws in California keep your family safe while they are riding in an automobile or truck. If you like to live dangerously and don’t buckle them up then you will face fines up to $475, plus one point on your driving record. So, it might be cost effective to...

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Who Needs To Replace Timing Belt for Truck or Car

Who Needs To Replace Timing Belt for Truck or Car

Replacing a timing belt can be a very expensive operation in some cars, but not replacing it can sometimes be catastrophic for your car. You need to know when you need to replace it before you destroy your engine. Replace Timing Belt The timing belt rotates parts of...

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Car Maintenance Before Holiday Driving

Car Maintenance Before Holiday Driving

Car maintenance preventive care offers a perfect gift for you and your family before you hit the road this holiday season. A long drive – often in heavy traffic – can turn minor concerns into major holiday stress. Follow these tips before your journey. Car Maintenance...

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Car Detailing Fetches Higher Car Price

Car Detailing Fetches Higher Car Price

Something as simple as car detailing can add hundreds of dollars to the price of your car when you sell it. There are some other old tricks of the trade that can get the most bucks for your vehicle when it comes time to sell it. Car Detailing Car detailing is going to...

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Mechanic and Car Jokes for 2016

Mechanic and Car Jokes for 2016

Your mechanic likely has the talent of a demigod, because, of course, you have your vehicles repaired at Reliant Auto Repair! But, not everyone has a great experience with their mechanic or with their car. It can be so bad that somebody writes a joke about them. Here...

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What Should You Look for in a Mechanic?

What Should You Look for in a Mechanic?

A mechanic can be one of the most significant business relationships in your financial life. It’s also a relationship you shouldn’t wait to establish or investigate until you have a problem. A trusted mechanic saves you money by establishing a preventive maintenance...

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Gorgeous Highway 1: Is Your Car Ready?

Gorgeous Highway 1: Is Your Car Ready?

Highway 1 consistently ranks as one of the most beautiful drives in North America, particularly along the stretch of the California Central Coast. If you’re setting out along this drive by the ocean and mountains through the Big Sur area, make sure you prepare your...

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Auto Shop near Me in San Jose CA

Auto Shop near Me in San Jose CA

There might be the perfect auto shop near you, but it is always a good idea to do a little investigating first. You spent a lot of money on your car and likely it is one of your big pride and joys. So, don’t let just any yahoo work on it. Here are some things that...

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How Many Car Wash Visits are Too Many?

How Many Car Wash Visits are Too Many?

A car wash is likely badly needed for your car since all the water conservation laws went into effect last year. The safest way to stay out of trouble was to never wash your car at home, although it was legal to do so. But, what changed in 2016? Do you still need to...

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Why a Diamond Certified Auto Repair Shop?

Why a Diamond Certified Auto Repair Shop?

Diamond Certified is a special program in California that helps the consumer pick the right auto repair shop. Only the best can pass and obtain this certification. But, what do they do exactly to make sure the consumer is going to have a good experience with this...

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Replace Alternator or Replace the Battery

Replace Alternator or Replace the Battery

Replace the alternator or should you replace the battery? That is the question. You know your car quit starting, but it is tricky to figure out what part is causing it. You don’t want to buy a brand new battery if it is not the one that is causing your starting...

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Car Check Up Before the Heat of Summer

Car Check Up Before the Heat of Summer

A car check up should be put on your schedule because summer is almost here. The heat of summer can sometimes be just the thing an old car battery or part is waiting for. If you stay on top of your seasonal car inspection then you probably won’t find yourself on the...

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Car AC Not Cold Fixes and Checks

Car AC Not Cold Fixes and Checks

Oh, no, the car AC is not cold! Now that the weather is warming up, you’re going to need your car’s air-conditioning. If it seems like it just isn’t as cold as it used to be, there might be some easy fixes. So, check a few of these items before you run to the auto...

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Finding a Car Engine for Your Car

Finding a Car Engine for Your Car

If your car engine fails and it makes more sense to buy one rather than rebuild, you are not limited to the local market. Sure, you should try to source locally, but you need to look in a couple of other key places, also, to make sure you’re getting the best price....

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Auto Shop Guide to Bizarre California Auto Laws

Auto Shop Guide to Bizarre California Auto Laws

You depend on your auto shop to keep you informed about your upcoming vehicle maintenance and reliable auto repair. But, it is important to be fully informed on all matters of vehicles, so here is a look at some of California’s more interesting automobile legislation....

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How Long Does a Smog Check Take?

How Long Does a Smog Check Take?

How long does a smog check take when you stop in without an appointment? The actual smog check will usually take about 20 to 30 minutes from start to finish. If it is a busy day at Reliant Auto Repair then you will have to wait in line until a spot is available to...

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Transmission Slipping Problems and Signs

Transmission Slipping Problems and Signs

If your transmission is slipping then bigger trouble is about to arrive soon. Transmissions will start slipping before they break. It is just a matter of time. Know these signs so that you know if you need to get to the auto mechanic quickly to have them fix the minor...

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Engine Block Crack – How it Happens

Engine Block Crack – How it Happens

An engine block crack is one expensive proposition. There are some things you can do to avoid having this happen to you. Engine Block The engine block is a cast iron case that contains the valves and protects your engine from heat. This crankcase is lubricated so that...

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What Squeaky Brakes Mean and What to Do About It

What Squeaky Brakes Mean and What to Do About It

Squeaky brakes can drive a person mad. It is particularly annoying if you just had an expensive brake job only to press the brake pedal for the first time and hear a squeal. Here are some of the reasons your brakes are making a noise and what you can do about it....

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Transmission Problems That Are Very Serious

Transmission Problems That Are Very Serious

No one likes to have a transmission issue that is going to cost them the big bucks. Some problems that you’ll have with the transmission are not that serious and others mean it is time to get a new one or have yours rebuilt. Here are some signs as to which are which....

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Smog Check History Can Be Your Car Sales Tool

Smog Check History Can Be Your Car Sales Tool

Getting a smog check history for your car can make it a lot easier to sell. You know that your car has always passed the tests, but the buyer doesn’t know that. It is also helpful to see a car seller’s smog history when you’re purchasing a used car. However, a printed...

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