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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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