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January 2, 2023
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Why Your Battery Needs Special Care

Why Your Battery Needs Special Care

Image by Daniel from Unsplash  Why Your Battery Needs Special Care Taking care of your vehicle is pretty simple–as long as you know what components you need to take care of! Here at Elk Grove Transmission & Auto Repair, we can run diagnostics on your vehicle to tell you when something needs help. But there are actually a few things–including your battery–that will give you signs they’re in need of attention long before they give you trouble.    The battery in your car is vital, providing power to operate the vehicle. Without it, your engine won't start, and you won't be able to drive. It’s essential you give this part of your car special attention! I will tell you how below.  Spotting Signs of a Failing Car Battery One of the most important parts of caring for your car battery is spotting the signs of a failing b ... read more

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(Easy) Ideas For Personalizing Your Vehicle in 2023

(Easy) Ideas For Personalizing Your Vehicle in 2023

Image by Jacob Spence from Unsplash  As the New Year rolls around, you might be thinking New Year, New Me!, with your goals centered around significant changes when it comes to your appearance, your clothing, or your home. The New Year is also a great time to personalize your vehicle! After all, you spend enough time in your car that you may feel at home–especially if you’re driving through California traffic every day. Below, I list four unique ideas for personalizing your vehicle in the new year. Custom License Plate One of the most common car customizations is a custom license plate–and we’ve seen some awesome one’s over the years! In California, you can purchase a particular interest or personalized license plate (also known as a vanity plate) online or at the DMV. Your plate cost and renewal fee will go up a little, but it’s worth it if you ... read more

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6 Christmas Gifts For Your Car

6 Christmas Gifts For Your Car

Image by Tekton from Unsplash  6 Christmas Gifts For Your Car  If someone took you to and from work every day, kept your children safe on the commute to school, and even gave you rides to all of your favorite activities, wouldn’t you get them a Christmas gift?    Well…then, what are you getting your car for Christmas?! Keeping your car in good shape is a great way to avoid expensive repairs. Not only can you save money by doing it yourself, but you'll also get a sense of accomplishment from taking care of your car—and that's worth its weight in gold! An Oil Change. Your engine needs clean, fresh oil to run smoothly and stay calm. Over time, the oil turns black and dirty, damaging your engine if left unchecked. Do yourself a favor and change it every 3 months or 3,000 miles (whichever comes first).   Also known as an oil chang ... read more

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Decoding Your Dashboard Lights

Decoding Your Dashboard Lights

Image by Tekton from Unsplash  Decoding Your Dashboard Lights You're cruising in your car, music up and the sun shining when a light on your dashboard catches your eye. It's happened to all of us. Time to make an appointment with Elk Grove Transmission & Auto Repair? Maybe! In this article, we’ll list a few of the most common dashboard lights we see in the shop. If you’re ever concerned, you should pull over and give us or a professional a call.  The Importance of Dashboard Lights It helps to understand what these warning lights indicate and how severe the problem could be. Depending on your vehicle type, there are many warning lights on a car dashboard. Some are more serious than others—a check engine light is usually a cause for concern. In contrast, an oil change indicator light isn't as big of an issue (unless it comes on while drivi ... read more

Trunk-Or-Treat: What Is It?

Trunk-Or-Treat: What Is It?

Image by Paige Cody from Unsplash    Trunk or Treat: What Is It? Halloween is one of the most popular holidays of the year. People love getting dressed up and celebrating all things spooky, from haunted houses to costume parties. But what if you want something a little different? If you're looking for a new take on Halloween traditions, a trunk or treat might be just what you're looking for! Trunk treats are becoming increasingly popular, with many enjoying this trick-or-treating alternative. In this post, we'll explain what trunk or treat is and why you should try it this Halloween season!   Trunk or treat is a new Halloween tradition growing in popularity each year. Trunk or treat is growing in popularity each year. In fact, it's a safe alternative to traditional trick-or-treating because you don't have to go door-to-door looking for candy. Ins ... read more

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