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Garden Grove Auto Repair Tips Anyone Can Use

Garden Grove Auto Repair

 

At Orozco’s Auto Service of Garden Grove we appreciate all of our loyal customer and know they will always trust us to take the best care of their vehicle. Unfortunately, we also know that there are times when your vehicle may have problems or you have a complete breakdown and may not have the opportunity to get to Orozco’s Auto Service location. If by chance that does ever occur we would like to share some valuable tips to help you in discovering a reliable alternative.

Learn about the auto repair shop’s reputation

If possible, ask around town and see if they know of the shops reputation. Also consider researching a few online reviews while understanding even a bad review can be insightful if the shop owner responds to the bad review with an effort to resolve the complaint. Additionally, feel free to stop in and check it out before making your decision. Is everyone friendly and professional? Is the shop clean and organized? Just by performing some do diligence can go a long ways into choosing an auto repair shop.

Do some online research

It doesn’t take long to do a little research on your estimate. Many common repairs can be found online to give you a better understanding of what the mechanic may be performing on your vehicle. Sadly, some of the less ethical shops out there can try to pad your invoice with non-essential task and or parts that didn’t need to be replaced.

Always ask for estimate prior to any work starting

You should not allow the shop to start working on your car without giving you an estimate for how much the work is expected to cost. In many states you are entitled to: An estimate – Before beginning any repairs, the auto shop must provide you with an estimate showing the estimated price for parts and labor and obtain your authorization. Sometimes the only option available is an estimates given over the phone so even though a written estimate carries more legal weight it may not be feasible. Many times an estimates is simply just an estimates, so it’s possible your bill could be slightly higher, if you see anything that is in excess of that stated amount possibly get a second opinion.

Inform the service advisor or mechanic with as many details as possible

When you bring your vehicle into an auto repair shop try and give the service advisor or mechanic as much information regarding the problem as possible. Letting them know if your vehicle is making strange noises when does that noise or rattle start…while going around corners, just after you start the vehicle and so on. This will give the shop a better directions and they can most likely diagnose the issue sooner and help getting you back on the road quicker.

Ask follow up with questions

Unfortunately, far to many customers fall into the trap of the feared padded bill. Be it adding additional unnecessary repairs, upping to repair time or even listing repairs that aren’t even performed. Any honest auto repair shop wont be insulted if you ask to see the old parts or even point out the new parts installed if they are in a viewable position on your vehicle.

Be mindful of the the service advisors’ attitude

The service advisor, is generally your contact person at the front desk and your go between to the auto mechanic. If they are short with repair descriptions or easily agitated when you ask questions this may be the best time to request a manager or find another shop.

Try to avoid the larger chain stores

A smaller family owned auto repair shop may be a better option, due to the fact that they need to build long term relationships with their customers to earn repeat business. Additionally, the day may come when you need to get your previous repair records for routine maintenance of fluids and parts and having them spread out to several shops may prove difficult in tracking them down.

We hope these tips will be helpful if you’re ever away from an Orozco’s Auto Service location when you’re in need of emergency auto service. Always drive safe!
Orozco’s Auto Service Garden Grove – Orange County CA
12776 Nutwood Street Garden Grove, CA 92840
Call Today: 714-537-0076 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repairs

https://orozcosgardengrove.com

Orozco’s Auto Service has five convenient locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties Long Beach, Bellflower, Garden Grove or Fullerton!

The Best Auto Repair Advice For Traction Control System Repair

Traction Control System Repair
Garden Grove Traction Control System Repair

Drivers in Garden Grove can be a bit overwhelmed with all the new dashboard alerts and buttons on newer vehicles. One in particular is TCS. TCS stands for Traction Control System, this is a feature that ‘s on all new vehicles and can help to prevent the drive wheels from losing traction on slippery roads.

Here’s some basic information on TCS (Traction Control System)

The Traction Control System uses your wheel-speed sensors on your antilock brake system to feel when one or more of the drive wheels are slipping and or loosing wheel traction. Vehicles will vary depending on your model and make, but basically the vehicle reduces power to the drive wheels and/or apply the brakes to try to restore needed traction. When the TCS engages, a dashboard light may illuminate to alert you to the action.

Additionally, TCS works as a driver who eases their foot off the accelerator when they feel a drive wheel starting to slip, as if they were to accelerate too quickly on a slippery surface. Additionally, TCS can detect a wheel slip sooner, react faster and, on some cases, reduce the power to individual drive wheels on some vehicles.

Depending on the vehicle some TCS systems can vary in their performance, some traction control systems can intervene too quickly or may shut off too much power to the drive wheels, and the result is you may get stuck in snow or ice storm and find yourself going nowhere. In some situations you may be better to turn off the traction control systems and get moving by rocking your vehicle back and forth or powering through by flooring the accelerator.

Even though some earlier versions of TCS started appearing in the ’70s, it wasn’t until the late ’80s that TCS became more widely available on more economical vehicles, initially on high-end vehicles such as BMW, Mercedes and other high end brands. Now, all modern vehicles now have TCS, but it has become less visible in the last decade due to the fact it’s sometimes incorporated into the electronic stability control system (SCS).

If you have more questions regarding TCS Traction Control System Repair feel free to visit any of our Orozco’s Auto Service locations. You can always trust Orozco’s Auto Service of Garden Grove to stand behind their work and provide the best service possible for your vehicle. When it comes to auto repairs and maintenance in Long Beach Bixby Knowlls, Long Beach Downtown, Bellflower, Garden Grove, Fullerton and the surrounding areas – every driver needs a reliable Auto Repair Shop with experienced ASE Certified Technicians who will do their job right the first time.

Orozco’s Auto Service Garden Grove – Orange County CA
12776 Nutwood Street Garden Grove, CA 92840
Call Today: 714-537-0076 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repairs

https://orozcosgardengrove.com

Orozco’s Auto Service has five convenient locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties Long Beach, Bellflower, Garden Grove or Fullerton!

Tips For Finding The Right Exhaust System Repair

Exhaust Pipe Repair

 

Every driver at some time has that moment when you’re driving through Garden Grove enjoying your favorite song on the radio when all of suddenly a vehicle with an damaged exhaust drives by. sometime so load that you panic and swerve as the vehicle screams by. Even worse is when you discover your vehicle is making that sound! Don’t panic, Orozco’s Auto Service can muffle that noise.

Most Garde Grove drivers know your muffler keeps your engine running quietly, but it’s also a big factor for your vehicles complete exhaust system. There are three main functions your exhaust system provides to you vehicle.

While many people know one of the primary functions for your muffle is to reduce the engines exhaust noise. Additionally, it safely moves hot exhaust gases from the engine out the tailpipe through a network of pipes beginning with the exhaust manifold. Finally, the exhaust system treats the exhaust to remove harmful pollutants with the assistance of the catalytic converter.

Lets address the harmful pollutants (carbon monoxide) billowing out from your engine. You don’t want that getting into your passenger compartment, carbon monoxide can be deadly. That’s why you should never run your engine in a closed area or garage. If you have a leak someplace in the exhaust system, it could get into the passenger cabin and make you sick or if ignored, kill you and or your passenger(s). Exhaust gas contains a number of pollutants and dirty particulates.

Another component of all exhaust systems these days is a catalytic converter that scrubs some of those harmful substances. And diesel vehicles have systems to deal with soot. Unfortunately, catalytic converters eventually wear out and need to be replaced. Additionally, they are expensive so you want to help them last as long as possible by keeping your fuel system clean and regularly replacing your air filter. And as many people know, these components need to be tested for function with an emission tests from time to time. If you think you smell exhaust in your vehicle, immediately roll down the windows and drive to Orozco’s Auto Service or any qualified mechanic to get your vehicle inspected.

Sometimes you can smell or see exhaust coming from the engine compartment or under the vehicle if you have a leak. Sometimes you may hear a ticking sound after you start the engine that will go away as you drive. That can mean there’s a small crack or bad fitting / seal that leaks when the engine is cold and closes up when the metal heats up making it expands. It can also generate sound from an exhaust leak that is loud and obvious as stated above.

If you believe your vehicle’s exhaust system needs service or are not sure and would like to have your vehicle inspected, call Orozco’s Auto Service of Garden Grove today at (714) 537-0076. Keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you!

Orozco’s Auto Service Garden Grove – Orange County CA
12776 Nutwood Street Garden Grove, CA 92840
Call Today: 714-537-0076 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repairs

https://orozcosgardengrove.com

Orozco’s Auto Service has five convenient locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties Long Beach, Bellflower, Garden Grove or Fullerton!

All You Need To Know About Coil Spring Repair

Coil Spring Repair

 

Garden Grove Coil Spring Repair

Most of today’s modern vehicles have Coil springs, generally on smaller vehicles like sedans. Coil springs are available in soft or hard variations depending their use. For example, if they are used on a large vehicle, the coil spring will be hard to offer maximum support for the excessive weight and the softer sprigs for lighter vehicles. Coil springs go to each wheel, forming a central compression zone. The Coil spring has a helical appearance and goes around the struts or shocks. Although, on some vehicles, they are mounted individually. This simple innovation comes in handy for a smooth ride.

Coil springs became prominent during the ’70s with the changes in automobile technology, but they have been around since the early 1900s. Today’s springs have many applications due to their versatility. You find them on everything from standard sedans to sports cars, vans, SUVs, and trucks. The coil springs main function is to support the vehicle at a desired height, also to maintain alignment and to help absorb road shock transmitted through the tires and shock absorbers.

The endless flexing during normal use will gradually weaken your vehicles suspension system, which in turn will allow the vehicle to sag from one side or the other. Once this sag becomes pronounced, your entire vehicle will be affected. One in particular is your steering components shift out of position, resulting in altering the steering linkage geometry. But there is good news, what’s been lost from the older worn out coil springs can be completely repaired with the installation of new coil springs. This will get your vehicle back to it’s original factory height and driving like it should.

How often do you have to get coil springs inspected?

Most all manufacturers recommend getting your vehicle’s coil springs inspected at regular intervals along with your entire suspension system that can include struts, shocks, sway bar links, bushings and more. Most reputable auto repair shops will do this when you bring your vehicle in for it’s recommended oil service. A quick visual inspection can detect any sag problems from front to rear or from side to side. Upon a visual inspection under your vehicle, we will also look for the two ends of the control arms that can be out of level, damaged or worn rubber bumpers and of course worn spring coils. All these elements can indicate weak coil springs. If you also live or often drive your vehicle in a colder climate where roads are often salted in winter weather, you should consider having your steering and suspension system checked more often due o the fact that salt can cause speed up your spring corrosion.

 

Orozco’s Auto Service Garden Grove – Orange County CA
12776 Nutwood Street Garden Grove, CA 92840
Call Today: 714-537-0076 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repairs

https://orozcosgardengrove.com

Orozco’s Auto Service has five convenient locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties Long Beach, Bellflower, Garden Grove or Fullerton!

How You Can Master Car Care With This Advice

Auto Care
People occasionally see a commercials for ” Car Care” and don’t know exactly what Car Care means. Well it means exactly what it implies, caring for your car. So what are all these cares and why don’t all repair shops maintain the care of cars, SUVs or Trucks? Many auto repair shops may do a good job at certain tasks but not all shops are the same. For instance, when you bring your car, SUV or Truck to Orozco’s Auto Service of Garden Grove for maintenance, we will give your vehicle a 21 point inspection and then make recommendations for your car’s care. Additionally, we maintain detailed records of all the maintenance or repairs that we perform. Another benefit of our regular car care is you can later prove that your vehicle has been well maintained with all those backed up records, and this will pay off when your ready to resell it. Finally, it’s important to know that regular car care does come at a cost, while it’s not always inexpensive, it will  ultimately help you avoid future costly repairs.

Below are some Car Care tasks you can handle on your own and some that you should leave to the pros at Orozco’s Auto Service of Garden Grove.

Personal Car Care

OIL AND FLUID LEVELS
Every month, or every few gas fill-ups and especially before any longer road trips, it’s a good idea to open the hood of your car and check your fluids. This can include the oil, brake fluid, steering fluid, transmission fluid and coolant levels while the engine is cool. Low levels of either can lead to engine problems if left unchecked. Always refer to your owner’s manual to locate the inspection ports on your specific vehicle.

REPLACE WINDSHIELD WIPERS
Windshield wipers usually need to be replaced about once a year due to the diversity of Los Angeles weather, or if the effectiveness of cleaning your windshield is compromised. One simple trick to check your wipers is use the windshield wiper-washer occasionally to check the effectiveness of your wipers before you’re stuck in the rain.

TIRE PRESSURE
Now days with todays gas prices it’s more important that ever to have well-maintained tires that are not only safe but also fuel-efficient, make it a habit to visually inspect your tires often. Check your tire pressure every month, and before long trips or carrying an extra load. Don’t forget the spare. Always keep a tire pressure gauge in the vehicle, it will be needed to check your tire pressure. Also, during the colder months, note that tire pressure drops one pound with every 10 degree decrease in pressure. Your owner’s manual will tell you how much air pressure your tire needs.

WAX VEHICLE
Waxing your vehicle every six months after washing it won’t just keep it shiny, it’ll also help to keep both the paint in good shape and help reduce the chance of rust. Many road irritants such as dust, sand, and winter road salt can build up and environmental factors like ozone and ultraviolet light can cause microscopic damage, but waxing can help minimize this by forming a protective seal to extend your paint’s life. Always consult with a professional to determine the best automotive wax for your vehicle.

VEHICLE LIGHTS
The lights on your vehicle aren’t just so you can see at night, they are also an import part of driving safely in day or night. Unfortunately, it’s a simple function of your vehicle that can be easily overlooked. Once a month, turn on your headlights when the vehicle parked in front of a flat surface and check that both headlights are working properly and well-positioned. Then walk around your vehicle and visually inspect both turn signals and your parking lights. Have a friend stand behind the car while you engage the brakes to be certain that your brake lights are functional. If you’re on your own you can always back close to a flat surface as stated before in reverse and see through your rear view mirrors if they are working.

AIR FILTER
Your engine’s air filter is what regulates air flow into your engine and help keep out debris and dust particulate. When you make certain that your air filter is flowing properly, you can also improve fuel efficiency, decrease your emissions, and help prolong the life of your engine. This can be done easily at home or a service station when you fill your tank, be sure to check your owner’s manual for instructions and how often it needs to be changed.

Orozco’s Auto Service of Garden Grove – Car Care

OIL & FILTER
The motor oil in your vehicle’s maintains several functions that include: lubricating moving parts, acting as a sealant against debris, helps cools the engine, reduces wear and tear, and helps prevent engine corrosion. Keeping your engine clean is vital for your engine’s good health. Depending on your vehicle and what kind of oil you use, you may need to change both the oil & oil filter every 3 months or 3000 miles. Many newer vehicles’ owners’ manuals will recommend changing your oil less frequently if they are using a synthetic or a synthetic bend oil – often in-between 5,000 and 10,000 miles. Check your vehicle owner’s manual and consult with a Orozco’s Auto Service professional to be certain what is appropriate for your vehicle.

INSPECT SHOCKS AND STRUTS
The shocks and struts on your vehicle function to control the impact and rebound as your vehicle moves over bumps in the road and is an essential part of your vehicle’s suspension system. They should be inspected by a professional every 50,000 miles or bring your car into Orozco’s Auto Service if you notice a decrease in smoothness or loss of control when driving.

TRANSMISSION FLUID
A lot like the oil in your engine, transmission fluid is a lubricant that helps keep all of the moving parts inside of your transmission functioning properly. Whether you’re driving an automatic or manual transmission vehicle, it is essential that you have your transmission fluid checked and changed when necessary to avoid costly transmission damage or even a replacement. Follow your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations.

COOLANT FLUID EXCHANGE
The radiator in your car is a critical component that helps keep your engine cool and working properly. You should regularly have your coolant system flushed, it will help get rid of contaminants that can build up inside as well as ensure that your radiator is filled to the proper level. Always check your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation to find out how often your coolant should be changed.

BATTERY CHECK
Batteries are one of the most important components for your vehicle. Car batteries supplies large amounts of electrical current for the starter, engine and other electronic accessories in the vehicle. Extreme temperatures in our desert can affect the performance of your batteries life so regular battery testing will ensure that battery will perform at it’s best.

SPARK PLUGS
Spark plugs ignite the gas and air mixture in your engine that ultimately powers your vehicle . If one or more of your spark plugs aren’t functioning properly, your engine will lose power and won’t run at optimal capacity. Have a professional check and replace any faulty spark plugs depending on the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations or if you feel a decrease in your engine’s power.

SERPENTINE BELT
Although it may seem like a simple piece of rubber, your vehicle’s serpentine belt is essential to keeping your car running by powering peripheral devices such as your alternator, power steering pump, and air conditioner compressor. A simple visually inspection of the belt to ensure that it is free of cracks or other wear and tear. Replace id damaged or according to your vehicle manufacture’s recommendation.

FRONT AND/OR REAR DIFFERENTIAL
The differentials are devices that split the torque or power from the engine and allow it to send the proper amount of power to the tires. In front or rear-wheel drive vehicles, there is only one differential, but in 4-wheel and all-wheel drive vehicles, there is both a front and rear differentials, and possibly even a center differential. Like many parts of your vehicle, differentials need to be kept lubricated to ensure reliable functionality. Have a professional check and change fluid whenever your vehicle manufacturer recommends it.

TIRE ROTATION
Depending on your vehicle usage, alignment, and several other factors, the tread wear patterns on your tires may vary between the front and back tires, or even from one side of the tread to the other. Rotating your tires will extend the service life of your tires by more evenly balancing the tread wear, and helping prevent noise and vibration problems.

TRANSFER CASE FLUID
In four-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicles, the transfer case is what shifts power from the transmission to the axles. You should have your transfer case fluid checked according to your vehicle’s manufacturer recommendations to be certain that it is properly filled and leak-free. This requires getting under the vehicle, so bringing it into Orozco’s Auto Service or an equivalent professional is recommended.

CHANGE TIRES
Tire wear can depend greatly on driving habits, the function of the vehicle, maintenance, and the road surfaces you regularly drive on. Realizing when you need new tires may be a little tricky for some. They’re curious to know if they absolutely need to replace their tires. There’s a simple answer to all of these kinds of questions; a new set of quality tires will alleviate the stress of worrying about the safety and performance of the tires you have right now. One simple test is to place a penny between the tread grooves with the top of Lincoln’s head nearest to the tire. If you can see any space above the top of the head, it’s a good time to replace your tires. If you feel you need new tires for any reason stop into Orozco’s Auto Service for a complete inspection.

Always keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you! If you believe your vehicle needs some Car Care attention contact Orozco’s Auto Service of Garden Grove.

 

Orozco’s Auto Service Garden Grove – Orange County CA
12776 Nutwood Street Garden Grove, CA 92840
Call Today: 714-537-0076 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repairs

https://orozcosgardengrove.com

Orozco’s Auto Service has five convenient locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties Long Beach, Bellflower, Garden Grove or Fullerton!

Auto Lights Repair Advice For Everyone

auto light repair

Garden Grove Auto Lights Repair

When you jump in your car and head off to work on Garden Grove’s busy early morning roads your car’s Lights and Signals aren’t the first thing you think about. After all, they’re on the outside of your vehicle, and you may not even know when they aren’t working until the sun starts to go down. Some vehicles have sensors that show you a warning message on the dash when you have a burnt out light, but for many vehicles, you have to stay vigilant and check yourself. Unlike your headlights, you may not notice right away when you have a nonfunctional tail light, brake light, or signal. I some vehicles it will show a rapid blinking when you signal to turn. A simple way to check on your own is to turn on the hazard lights and then get outside the vehicle to check, but brake lights can be a bit more difficult to check without help.

One of the most common Auto Lights Repair is brake light & turn signal failures is simply a burned out bulb. Unfortunately, glass bulbs burning out sooner or later is a reality for every driver. Time and the elements will wear your bulbs down and inevitably lead to failure. Keeping replacement bulbs on hand in your car will keep you legal and safe on the road.

If you have replaced your bulbs and the problem is still there, you may have a problem with the light or signal’s wire harness. One of the pins could be burned or melted, causing a slight voltage irregularity which may even trigger a check engine light. If you replaced all of your bulbs and they still don’t function, or you have a check engine light, check all of your wire connections closely and see if you have any abnormalities.

If your turn signal stops working or works intermittently, you should use hand signals until you can get it fixed to avoid getting pulled over and or a ticket. The turn signal mechanics are a bit more complicated than brake or taillights since they involve switching on and off bases on a function of the peddle, so if you’re experiencing problems with a turn signal, it would be best to have one of our Orozco’s Auto Service ASE Certified Technicians check your vehicle to diagnose the problem, fix it, and reset any lights and warnings.

If you believe your vehicle’s lights needs service or are not sure and would like to have your vehicle inspected, call Orozco’s Auto Service of Garden Grove today at (714) 537-0076. Keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you!

Orozco’s Auto Service Garden Grove – Orange County CA
12776 Nutwood Street Garden Grove, CA 92840
Call Today: 714-537-0076 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repairs

https://orozcosgardengrove.com

Orozco’s Auto Service has five convenient locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties Long Beach, Bellflower, Garden Grove or Fullerton!

Great Advice About Transmission Repair? Click Here!

Transmission Repair
Everyone knows, when your vehicle starts to have transmission problems repairs can be serious work. With that being said you shouldn’t wait longer than absolutely necessary to visit Orozco’s Auto Service of Garden Grove. Whether it’s a busy schedule or slim budget has you feeling hesitant, know that our team of professionals has your back. With flexible scheduling options, drop-in availability, we make it as painless as possible to give you the opportunity to get your transmission repaired. Furthermore, our Orozco’s partners with trusted companies to bring you convenient financing options, ensuring budget restrictions don’t prevent you from getting the necessary auto care you need (oac).

Garden Grove Transmission Repair

Here Orozco’s Auto Service will go straight to work on identifying your transmission’s issue, based on the description of your vehicle’s behavior(s). Additionally, our ASE Certified mechanics will search for clues and thoroughly inspect your complete drivetrain for any signs of damage. Our certified trained mechanics have many years of transmission repair experience with all makes, models and year of your vehicle. Once the issue is discovered with the system, we will create a repair plan and estimate. With your approval to move forward, we will source any parts needed from our NAPA Auto Parts supplier. Once we order the parts they will arrive quickly, so your vehicle doesn’t have to site in our shop waiting for equipment. While we get to work, our local shuttle service can get you back to your home or work safely. And once your vehicle’s repairs are complete, we know you’ll be pleased with our quality work, especially with the knowledge that your newly repaired transmission comes with a the nationwide NAPA two year, 24,000 mile warranty.

If you notice your car’s transmission is slipping out of gear, making odd sounds, or has left your vehicle on the roadside, contact Orozco’s Auto Service today.

Orozco’s Auto Service Garden Grove – Orange County CA
12776 Nutwood Street Garden Grove, CA 92840
Call Today: 714-537-0076 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repairs

https://orozcosgardengrove.com

Orozco’s Auto Service has five convenient locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties Long Beach, Bellflower, Garden Grove or Fullerton!

Regular Maintenance Advice That Can Benefit You

Garden Grove Auto Repair

 

Here in Garden Grove we see quite a few older vehicles on the road. Some are better looking than others but the good news it they are still on the road. Some are used for driving around kids, picking up groceries or even a work vehicle. One thing these drivers can enjoy is that they’re mostly paid off, or soon will be. Many of those people would also like to keep driving there vehicles for 200,000 miles or more as long as it isn’t in the shop too much. Today there are plenty of people whose vehicles are still running after 100,000 or 200,000 miles.

What do all these vehicles have in common and what what can we learn from them that’s keeping them on the road so long. A common denominator is they always get their vehicles regularly maintained. That may sound a bit meaningless, but it’s really not. Most importantly, oil is the life blood of your engine and it needs to be clean to properly do it’s job of keeping your engine lubricated. Skipping oil changes will lead to clogged oil filters and sludge that can damage your engine.

There’s another reason why the scheduling an oil change is so important. It’s simple, an Orozco’s Auto Service ASE certified mechanic is going to be reviewing your vehicle. All of the fluid levels will be inspected and topped off so they won’t get so low that damage can be done. If there is a significant fluid loss, like brake fluid as an example, our trained technician can look for the cause of the loss and find the problem before it leads to an accident or costly repair.

The service technician will also visually inspect the vehicle for worn hoses and belts, uneven wear on the tires, leaking shock absorbers and more. Problems get addressed before they lead to repairs that cost more than the car’s worth. And our professional service advisors will be able to remind you of other services that the factory recommends you get done.

As everyone knows, regular maintenance costs money, but it’s much cheaper than buying a new vehicle. Additionally, regular maintenance will help you maintain the best millage your vehicle can offer.

At Orozco’s Auto Service of Garden Grove we thoroughly inspect your vehicle with every service as a courtesy to you and your vehicle. By doing so, we can give you the most thorough, comprehensive feedback on the overall health of your vehicle so that you are able to make a well-informed decisions about your vehicle’s care and maintenance. We’ll explain any problems we notice and how urgent they are so that you know what your options are. If you need to spend your money now to fix a major problem and avoid a future catastrophe, we’ll be sure to let you know. Guaranteed with every service.

If you are interested in setting up a regular maintenance plan for your vehicle, feel free to contact Orozco’s Auto Service of Garden Grove Today or schedule a free appointment online.

Orozco’s Auto Service Garden Grove – Orange County CA
12776 Nutwood Street Garden Grove, CA 92840
Call Today: 714-537-0076 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repairs

https://orozcosgardengrove.com

Orozco’s Auto Service has five convenient locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties Long Beach, Bellflower, Garden Grove or Fullerton!

Helpful Ideas For A Garden Grove Oil Change

Garden Grove Oil Change

Even though all Garden Grove car owners know they should get their vehicle’s oil changed regularly, there’s also so many reasons why people may put it off. I don’t have time, it cost too much, I hate waiting, I don’t like auto shop restrooms and so on. Here at Orozco’s Auto Service of Garden Grove we know how you feel. We and our families have all gone through those same frustrations and that’s why we want to put your mind at ease. First, the easy answers. Orozco’s Auto Service maintains the cleanest of waiting rooms and restrooms. We have several options for making appointments over the phone or online. You can also drop off your vehicle and we can drop you off at your home or office within 10 miles. Getting regular oil serve will save you more in the long run.

Now to make you feel even better here’s what does an oil change does, and why it’s so important? Something as simple as an oil change may not seem critical to keeping your car running well, but neglecting your vehicles oil can cause some serious problems. Here’s why you need to make sure you get an oil change at the manufacturer’s recommended intervals.

Adding oil versus changing oil: If you check your vehicle’s dipstick and the oil level is low, then adding oil is a quick but temporary way to fix the problem and get back on the road. Keep in mind that most cars will start to burn a little oil as they age.

Changing the oil: This is a bit more involved, it requires draining the engine of all the old oil that is most likely very black in color due to dirt and debris and replacing it with fresh oil to a specified level indicated by the dipstick. You will also need to get a new oil filter, which will help to keep the fresh oil clean by collecting some of that dirt and debris that the oil captures on its way through your car’s engine. Your vehicle’s oil needs to be changed when it gets too dirty to accomplish its mission of keeping the engine components moving smoothly. At Orozco’s Auto Service, we do all this and give your vehicle a full inspection along with checking and topping off all fluids that appear low which is part of our recommended maintenance plan.

Another reason oil changes are so important is because the primary function of your engine’s oil is keeping the metal parts of your engine lubricated. This will prevent any metal-on-metal contact, which can cause engine damage that can be very costly to repair. A thin layer of oil on key components keeps them all sliding smoothly and reduces friction that could otherwise harm your engine over time. Reducing friction also reduces heat buildup, which can also be a problem for your engine.

Additionally oil keeps it clean. If you look at the contents of a fresh bottle of oil, you’ll notice that it’s more of a golden amber color compared to the brown or black oil on your dipstick. That’s because it’s clean. As oil moves through your engine, it carries away dirt and grime that gradually turns the oil dark. Dark, dirty oil will not do a good job of lubricating or cleaning your engine. You should get your oil changed at the manufacturer’s recommended intervals to ensure that your engine remains clean and running smoothly. Luckily Garden Grove isn’t particularly a dirty or dusty environment, but if you travel to that type of a climate you should get your oil (not to mention their air filters) changed more often.

Lastly, If you see your oil change light lit on your dashboard, do not ignore it. Your car likely isn’t in immediate danger of being damaged, but the light coming on is definitely not something to ignore. If it’s on, your oil needs attention. It may just be low and need to be topped off, but if it’s time for an oil change, be sure to make an appointment at Orozco’s Auto Service of Garden Grove within the next few days.

 

Orozco’s Auto Service Garden Grove – Orange County CA
12776 Nutwood Street Garden Grove, CA 92840
Call Today: 714-537-0076 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repairs

https://orozcosgardengrove.com

Orozco’s Auto Service has five convenient locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties Long Beach, Bellflower, Garden Grove or Fullerton!

Looking For A Professional Auto Mechanic?

Auto Repair Shop

Garden Grove Auto Mechanic

With today’s High tech vehicles Auto repair is more complicated than ever. Whether is a standard vehicle, hybrid or electric they all keep getting more complex. Plus with all these new variables of vehicles technology and diagnostic tools constantly change as well. As a result, finding a competent, knowledgeable auto mechanic can be a real challenge. Luckily, here at Orozco’s Auto Service of Garden Grove we hire only the most, experienced and educated of auto mechanic(s). With all that said it usually means finding an ASE Certified Auto Technician, AKA Auto Mechanic.

Thanks to the ASE certification program, everybody wins: car owners can easily find an ASE Certified professional who has proven themselves to be knowledgeable and professional. Repair shops can get additional visibility in their markets by qualifying for the Blue Seal of Excellence Recognition Program. And certified auto professionals can get the respect and recognition they’ve worked so hard to earn.

What does ASE mean?

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence ASE, is short for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. Since 1972 they are an independent non-profit organization that has worked to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals. The process to become ASE Certified is not easy. In order to attain ASE Certification, technicians must complete a minimum of 2 years of qualified work experience and pass challenging tests for each certification. Only two out of every three test takers pass on their first attempt. To ensure technician’s are up-to-date on current systems and technologies, ASE Certified Technicians are required to prove their technician knowledge by retesting every 5 years to keep their certifications current.

Additionally, ASE exists to protect the automotive service customer, shop owners and service professionals. They test and certify automotive service professionals so that the shops like Orozco’s Auto Service and and their customers can better gauge a technician’s level of expertise before contracting the technician’s services. They certify the service individual so they can offer tangible proof of their technical knowledge.

So the next time you’re in need of auto repair or service think of Orozco’s Auto Serve of Garden Grove and or ASE Certified Technicians and Service Advisors and knowing we only employ the finest for our customers.

 

Orozco’s Auto Service Garden Grove – Orange County CA
12776 Nutwood Street Garden Grove, CA 92840
Call Today: 714-537-0076 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repairs

https://orozcosgardengrove.com

Orozco’s Auto Service has five convenient locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties Long Beach, Bellflower, Garden Grove or Fullerton!

Car Repair: Keep Your Car In Shape

Car Repair

 

Garden Grove car owners know the best way to make your car to last is to take care of it. Sadly, when we asked many of those same Garden Grove drivers what exactly do they need to do to make their cars last longer, they weren’t so sure. Although most of them knew changing your oil regularly was important, but with a follow up question regarding how often should you get your oil changed was all over the board. And that was the same when asked about their brakes, batteries, engine and transmission fluids, windshield wipers, and so on.

To help keep your vehicle running as long as it should and clear up some of the myths and misinformation, here are some facts from your friends at family owned Orozco’s Auto Service of Garden Grove.

Get Regular Oil Changes
Ignoring your car’s oil is one of the worst and possibly the most costly things to neglect. It’s better to take the time and spend the money to get the oil changed than risk seizing your engine. Standard oil should be changed every 3,000 miles or 6 months and synthetic is every 6,000 miles or 18 months.

Maintenance Tip: Always consult your owners manual for the manufacturers recommendations on changing your oil.

Clean Your Battery & Battery Terminals
Your batteries terminals can begin to show signs of corrosion that can work it’s way into the terminal cables resulting in less power to your engine. Additionally, f you don’t keep them clean, your battery can develop cracks and start to malfunction, leaving you stranded. Today’s car batteries are pretty costly and more expensive brand cars are really expensive, something you don’t want to replace if you don’t have to. Investing in a wire brush and keeping the battery and terminals clean is time and money well spent.

Maintenance Tip: Stop By Orozco’s Auto Service for a battery check every 6 months.

Air Filters Replacement
Your vehicle’s air filters helps keep dust and pollutants from entering your vehicle through the vents. The air filters have a very important job, so you want to keep it maintained. Most newer vehicles have two air filters, one under the hood and another the cabin filter is usually behind the glove box. Additionally, using an old air filter past its life can lead to some major problems for your AC system and your engine. Something nobody want to deal with when it’s completely preventable.

Maintenance Tip: You should get your air filter changed every 12 months or 12,000 mile, sometimes more often in a dry dusty climate.

Windshield Wipers Replacement
The cost of new windshield wipers can vary and that is usually relative to the speed in which they can wear our. With the hot summer  Garden Grove sun this can be quicker that other less sunny regions. You should check you wiper at least twice a year so you’re not caught in a sudden rain or dust storm. Obviously, a dirty windshield or worn out wipers can significantly hamper your view that not only endangers you and your passengers but also the people around you.

Maintenance Tip: Use you windshield wiper’s window cleaning function regularly to stay up-to-date on your windshield wipers reliability.

Get your tires rotated
You can extend the life of your tires by rotating them per your manufacturers recommendations? All four tires on your car do not wear down at the same rate. The front or back set of tires can wear down at different rates depending on your vehicle, your speed and roads conditions. Maintaining to rotate your tires can extend their life and keep you and you family safe longer.

Maintenance Tip: Rotate your tires every 3,000 to 5,000 miles or per your manufacturers recommendations.

Check Suspension System
Your suspension system is a very intricate part of your vehicle that most people take for granted. Most of us never even think about it until it stops working and leaving you stranded. One of the key elements of your vehicle’s suspension is the shocks and struts, these help maintain a smooth ride, and ignoring this issue can help to prematurely wear out your tires.

Maintenance Tip: Have your full suspension system checked every 15,000 to 30,000 miles.

Check Your Coolant

You should always keep an eye on your vehicles coolant level. If your coolant gets to low your vehicle can overheat and do some serious damage to your engine. Your coolant affects so many elements of you car from air conditioner to the heater, radiator and water pump and more. Something that impacts that much of your car’s overall health should never be neglected.

Maintenance Tip: Regularly check your coolant level whenever you get gas or prepare for a long trip.

Check Your Spare Tire
The last thing anyone wants to find while you’re digging out the jack is a flat spare tire. That’s when you’ll need to call a tow truck—which not only can take several hours out of your day or night, it can also cost you a lot of money depending on where your vehicle brakes down.

Maintenance Tip: Check your tires air pressure, including the spare at least once a month. Maintaining the appropriate air pressure will also help you save gas.

Belts and Hoses
Perform a visual inspection on your belts and hoses at least once a year. Worn-down belts and hoses can cause other damage to essential components of your engine including your cooling system, heater, air conditioner and more. And for those hard to get to belts and hoses feel free to stop by any Orozco’s Auto Service and we will be happy to inspect them.

Maintenance Tip: Follow your vehicles manufacturer’s recommendations for replacing your timing belt and serpentine belt. These are both critical to your engines health and a failure of these components can lead to critical failure in your engine.

 

At Orozco’s Auto Service we are happy to help you with any of the above mentioned maintenance and would be happy to work with you on establishing a regular maintenance schedule for your vehicle.

Orozco’s Auto Service Garden Grove – Orange County CA
12776 Nutwood Street Garden Grove, CA 92840
Call Today: 714-537-0076 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repairs

https://orozcosgardengrove.com

Orozco’s Auto Service has five convenient locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties Long Beach, Bellflower, Garden Grove or Fullerton!

Solid Tips On Garden Grove Brake Repair

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Garden Grove Brake Repair

One of your vehicles mot important elements besides your engine are your brakes. The engine makes you move and your brakes make you stop. Unfortunately, that’s all most Garden Grove drivers really consider when thinking about their brakes, until they stop working. To help avoid that scary thought  from becoming a reality we would like to share some of the signs that it’s time for some brake maintenance. One of the most common failures in your brake system are the brake pads. If they are routinely checked you can get them replaced before they cause more serious damage to your vehicles overall braking system.

In most all newer vehicles, the front wheels have a braking apparatus that depend on rotors: large steel discs behind each wheel. Above each rotor is a clamp-like device called the caliper. When you engage the brake pedal, your calipers start to close, squeezing the rotors from both sides. This action creates friction, which slows your vehicle until they come to a full stop.

Brake pads, per the name are simply pads that are mounted inside the calipers to make contact with the rotors during the previously mentioned process. However, brake pads don’t last forever. The stopping process will eventfully wear them down. Also, depending on your driving habits and freeway versus city can also take a toll on them, making them wear out even quicker. When the brake pads get too thin your brakes won’t work as well as they should and this is when it time to visit the pros at Orozco’s Auto Service.

Tips for recognizing possible brake problems:

Screeching noises
Most brake pads are built with “wear indicators.” Wear indicators are small metal tabs located near the top of typical brake pads. When the brake pad wears down an unsafe level, the indicator will scrape against the rotor. This creates a distinctive grating noise which warns drivers that the brake pads are in immediate need of service. If you ignore this to long the pads can completely wear our forcing your vehicle to stop with metal grinding on metal that will destroy your rotors and lead to complete brake failure.

Clicking noises
Some cars, brake pads fit snugly into a special holding device. Other vehicles keep them steady with pins, clips or bolts. The common goal behind these designs is to keep the brake pads from wobbling. If they become loose, they’ll begin to rattle. What happens next is a clicking sound that rings out whenever the brake pedal is pushed or released.

Stopping takes longer than it used to
This is called “brake fade.” This is usually a result of applying the brakes over a vast distance without bringing the car to a full stop. Sometime this can be a bad driving habit know as ridding the brake, some people are overly cautious which can wear on your brakes. This can also happen while driving down a mountainside or over winding roads. However, if you live in an area will lots of hills you ridding the brakes may not be avoidable—but, over time it will take a toll on your braking system.

Your car pulls to one side when braking
Brake pads don’t always wear out at the same rate. Depending on your daily Long Beach commute, following the same turns day after day can result in uneven wear. Should this occur, your vehicle may pull slightly to one side or the other when you use the brakes. Leaving this problem unchecked can put unnecessary stress on your vehicles suspension like the ball joints, steering knuckles, wheel bearings and more.

Vibrations when the brake is pressed
If your brake pedal shakes whenever you step on it your brake pads may be the problem. Brake pads are typically held together with a binding resin. As each brake pad wears down, this adhesive gets hot and can get smeared across the rotor. Under the best of  circumstances, it will form a layer that’s evenly spread over the disc’s surface. But if a brake pad gets overheated, the resin may not be distributed uniformly. This is called this issue “glazing” and it can cause brake pedals to vibrate.

If your vehicle is showing any of the above signs or you believe your vehicle’s brake system needs service or are not sure and would like to have your brakes inspected, call Orozco’s Auto Service of Garden Grove today at (714) 537-0076. Keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you!

Orozco’s Auto Service Garden Grove – Orange County CA
12776 Nutwood Street Garden Grove, CA 92840
Call Today: 714-537-0076 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repairs

https://orozcosgardengrove.com

Orozco’s Auto Service has five convenient locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties Long BeachBellflowerGarden Grove or Fullerton!

Simple Car Advise: Roadside Emergency Kit

Roadside Emergency Kit

Orozco’s Auto Service of Garden Grove would like to remind our loyal customers and their families to keep an Emergency Roadside Kit in their vehicle(s). Nobody can predict when an accident or at minimum a blocked road that can leave you stranded for hours. If you find yourself on one of those scenarios, having a Roadside Emergency Kit with the proper components can make the difference in keeping you and your passengers safe until help arrives. Depending on the issue, securing the right tools can go make a big difference in turning a bad situation into something a bit more tolerable.

While many of these items can usually be found in most trunks, not all Roadside Emergency Kits are the same. While there are many kits available on the market, you can always prepare your own for the type vehicle you drive, as well as the typical weather conditions where you generally travel or live. As most Garden Grove drivers know, you can be skiing in our local mountains in the afternoon and having dinner in our desert climate in the same day. Meaning, it’s best to prepare for both hot and cold scenarios.

Here are some essentials for your Roadside Emergency Kit:

Flares & Lighting
One of the most important safety items for your kit are flares or reflective triangles, these will warn other drivers of the roadside hazard. In case of a breakdown they should be spaced out evenly along the roadside behind your vehicle. For a longer-lasting option, invest in battery-operated LED flares.

Jumper Cables
These are another essential for every vehicle. Batteries can die or lose their charge at the least opportune moment; jumper cables, with a jump-start from another vehicle, can at least get you to the next service station. You should also consider carrying a separate battery pack for starting your car if no one is around.

Car Fluids & Tools
Flat tires are one of the most common roadside problems, but it’s not always possible to change a tire. Including a can of tire inflator and sealant in your kit, if it’s a small leak you’ll have a better chance at making it to a service station and at minimum a safer place to pull over. here are a few additional recommendations: motor oil, coolant, extra windshield wiper blades, and a toolkit with screwdrivers, pliers, and an adjustable wrench.

First Aid Kit
A first-aid kit is an must have item and is indispensable for addressing smaller, everyday injuries and more serious wounds in the case of an accident. You can purchase them pre-packed with all the essentials or assemble one customized to your needs.

Car Accessories for Winter / Mountains

An ice scraper, a spray bottle with washer fluid, snow chain, blankets, a sleeping bag or a heat-retaining emergency survival blanket, bottled water and long-lasting food items such as energy bars can be rotated out over time.

Car Accessories for Summer / Desert

Bottled water and long-lasting food items such as energy bars can be rotated out over time. Hat with a wide brim, Sunglasses, sturdy knife / multitool, several large leaf bags or solar blankets for instant body shelter from the sun, a small mirror or a signal mirror, matches, butane lighter or flint and steel, a police-type whistle, flashlight and batteries, duct tape.

Lastly, if you are planning a family road trip it’s always a good idea to visit Orozco’s Auto Service for a pre-trip inspection or call Orozco’s Auto Service of Garden Grove today at 714-537-0076 to schedule a free appointment. Always keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you!

 

Orozco’s Auto Service Garden Grove – Orange County CA
12776 Nutwood Street Garden Grove, CA 92840
Call Today: 714-537-0076 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repairs

https://orozcosgardengrove.com

Orozco’s Auto Service has five convenient locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties Long Beach, Bellflower, Garden Grove or Fullerton!

Auto Basics: How To Maintain A Car Battery Life

Maintain A Car Battery

With today’s high vehicle, along with a variety electronics we take with us in the car, a strong car battery is more important than ever. So, if your family is on a road trip or just driving around Garden Grove running errands you need your devices working. Some of these devices may be playing your favorite music, navigating you to your destination, entertaining the kids with movies and games and more. With that being said, your car battery is a crucial part of your vehicle. In addition to powering all your gadgets, your battery sends power to the starter to turn over the engine and stores electricity generated by the alternator to maintain power. Extending the life of your car battery will also help you avoid an untimely breakdown.

Furthermore, the reality about car batteries is their lifespan is usually only three to five years, and there are multiple factors that can reduce that lifespan. So to help you get the most out of your vehicle’s battery here are a few tips.

Try To Avoid Short Trips

If your vehicle sits unused for long periods of time try to occasionally take extended trip to help the battery regain a full charge. If you know your vehicle will have extended periods of infrequent use, invest in a charger that can supply a low power to help your battery maintain a full charge and not drain down completely.

Be Cautious Of Extreme Weather

Extreme temperatures, both hot and cold can be detrimental to your vehicles battery. As everyone knows Garden Grove has hot summers that can cause your vehicle’s battery to age more quickly. And if you’re visiting our local mountains with snow that can also also be hard on your battery, as it causes our vehicle to use up more power. As a reminder don’t forget to test your battery in every season, not just when it gets cold or hot.

Keep Accessories Off When Starting The Engine

Seat warmers, heated steering wheels, lights, radio, cell phones, climate control and navigation systems are all a drain on your vehicle’s battery. When starting your vehicle, especially in cold weather. A good tip is to turn everything off when you exit your vehicle so you don’t have to worry about them when you have to rush out.

Clean Battery Terminals And Test Your Battery

Your vehicle’s battery requires maintenance and testing. Occasionally check the battery’s connections to make sure that they are secure and clean and aren’t showing any signs of corrosion. Batteries can routinely develop a powdery substance where the cables connect to the terminals. Most newer vehicles have a waring light on the dash to indicate if the battery isn’t maintaining a full charge or may not be able to accept a recharge. If not, replace the battery immediately.

At Orozco’s Auto Service we know everyone’s not up for the challenge of cleaning terminals cables to maintain and check their battery. If your vehicle has any of the above signs or you feel your vehicle’s battery needs service or are not sure and would like to have it diagnosed, call Orozco’s Auto Service of Garden Grove today at 714-537-0076. Keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you!

Orozco’s Auto Service Garden Grove – Orange County CA
12776 Nutwood Street Garden Grove, CA 92840
Call Today: 714-537-0076 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repairs

https://orozcosgardengrove.com

Orozco’s Auto Service has five convenient locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties Long Beach, Bellflower, Garden Grove or Fullerton!

Have The Right Knowledge Concerning Auto Suspension Repair

Auto Suspension Repair
TIP! Regularly check out your radiator. Run your car, turn it off then pop the hood.

Fixing your own car problems can be a snap. These days, a majority of car owners will hire a mechanic regardless of how simple the problem may be. This article is filled with useful tips that will help you maintain and fix your vehicle. You will save a lot and learn some useful skills.

TIP! Before you hand over your car to the shop, be sure you are clear about the repair costs. If you don’t understand something, clarify your concerns with the mechanic or service adviser before they work on the car.

Inspect your radiator once in a while. Start your car, wait a few minutes and shut it off so you can safely inspect the radiator. You should never open the radiator of a car that is running. Check the level of fluid in radiator and add any if necessary. Be mindful that some coolants are meant to be mixed with 50% water.

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TIP! Ask the tech if they’ve done work on your model and make of car before. If they say that they have, this should be a good indicator that they have some idea of what needs to be done to get your car back into shape.

It is important that you fully understand what all the charges will be upfront, before handing the mechanic your car keys. Ask any questions you have about the service before they start work on the car. Don’t find yourself stuck with extra charges later.

TIP! Asking around for recommendations is a great opportunity to locate a mechanic you can trust. Talk to anyone you know and get recommendations from them.

Whenever your car undergoes repairs, make sure you have the written record of what was done. Whenever another issue crops up, it is most helpful for your technician to take a look at this document. If you don’t have a record of past work, it may cost you money and make it hard for the technician to diagnose the problem.

TIP! Read online reviews of local body shops. This can give you a good idea about how the public feels and what experience you might have yourself.

Keep a DIY tool kit in your trunk. You will want to have the tools necessary to change a tire, and they likely came with the vehicle. A car jack and a lug wrench are essential tools to have. You will need several screwdrivers, ratchets, socket wrenches, an adjustable wrench and a torque wrench. Don’t waste your money by purchasing cheap tools. Instead, you should obtain solid tools that don’t break whenever you really need them.

TIP! Test your car out after a repair has been done by a mechanic. Make sure it is operating correctly before full payment is made.

Fixing your vehicle yourself can be challenging at first. However, if you just learn a little and take some time, you’ll be able to get things fixed in your vehicle most of the time. Use the tips you just read and focus on preventative maintenance so you do not have to get your vehicle fixed too often.

 

Orozco’s Auto Service Garden Grove – Orange County CA
12776 Nutwood Street Garden Grove, CA 92840
Call Today: 714-537-0076 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repairs

https://orozcosgardengrove.com

Orozco’s Auto Service has five convenient locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties Long Beach, Bellflower, Garden Grove or Fullerton!

Take Care Of Your Flat Tire Repair At Orozco’s Auto Service

Flat Tire Repair
TIP! Find an ASE certified mechanic if you need some repairs. This indicates passage of written testing and experience of no less than two years.

If your car has had problems before, you know what a frustration car repairs can be. Since a lot of people are dishonest, you may have trouble locating good service. Fortunately, this article will help you learn how to choose a good auto mechanic.

TIP! When you are shopping for a repair shop, take into consideration whether they have worked on the same type of car as yours. If the answer is yes, that’s a very good thing.

Verify that any prospective mechanic has earned an A.S.E. certification. This type of certification means two years experience and also a passed written test. This tells you that the mechanic is qualified to work on your car.

TIP! Your car should be washed regularly so that rust doesn’t become a problem. All cars will rust up eventually, but you may delay it considerably by ensuring all chemicals and salts are washed off quickly.

Ask many questions about your car when you bring it in for repairs. What will they do to fix it? What is the problem? You can prevent issues with your automobile, saving you some money.

TIP! Do not pay an auto mechanic until you have test driven your car to be sure they did their job. If you don’t do this, you may not have the appropriate problem repaired.

You do not have to call a mechanic every time you are having car trouble. There are a few things that could be fixed very easily. Try troubleshooting the issue on the Internet or talk to your friends to see if they have an idea of what could be wrong with your vehicle. If it is a basic issue, attending to the repair yourself could save a considerable amount of money.

TIP! If your headlights seem dim, they might just be dirty. Sometimes the road can create a greasy residue on the headlight.

You can easily find an auto mechanic that is good if you get referred to them. You can ask anyone you trust, from your hairdresser to your family. You can learn about the quality of work, the pricing and if they were satisfied with the service. Their experiences can be a huge help.

TIP! Try figuring out the issue prior to going to get repairs. This may save you a ton of money in the long run by preventing you from being taken advantage of by an unscrupulous mechanic.

Make sure to study your owners manual. The auto repair shop people will ask you specific information about your car. By knowing the manual, you may actually find you can fix some issues yourself.

TIP! You ought to always have a spare and a jack in the car. New cars often come with a kit you can use to change a tire.

Car repairs are an annoying fact of life. Whenever you have to service your car, be sure that you reference this article before the car needs to be repaired. It helps to give you peace of mind when you know the car is being serviced by a company with a good reputation.

 

Orozco’s Auto Service Garden Grove – Orange County CA
12776 Nutwood Street Garden Grove, CA 92840
Call Today: 714-537-0076 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repairs

https://orozcosgardengrove.com

Orozco’s Auto Service has five convenient locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties Long Beach, Bellflower, Garden Grove or Fullerton!

How To Be Sure You’re Getting Real Auto Service

Orozco's Auto Service
TIP! Invest in a quality battery charger and always keep it in your car. This is a common cause of breakdowns, and carrying a charger helps other drivers as well as yourself.

It is not easy to know what to do when your car stops working properly. You can always benefit from understanding how to do some auto repairs yourself. Luckily, you need look no further than the article below.

TIP! When choosing a mechanic, ask if they’ve worked on your model of car before. If they have, you should feel better about their ability to solve your problem.

When you take your car to the shop, ask plenty of questions about your vehicle. Center your questions around the current problems and the precautions that you can take to prevent these problems from recurring. You can save a lot of money when you know how to prevent problems.

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TIP! Be careful of mechanics who will do unnecessary work on your vehicle. Good mechanics will tell you about worn down pieces without replacing them automatically.

Before you hand over your car to the shop, be sure you are clear about the repair costs. You want to make sure that you understand each and every charge, and if you do not then you need to clarify and ask questions before any work is done. You do not want to be surprised with added charges when you are handed the final bill.

TIP! You ought to always have a spare and a jack in the car. The majority of new cars have them automatically.

Remember that getting OEM parts is important. These parts are the genuine article, produced by your car’s original manufacturer. Generic parts may be cheaper, but the quality may not be the same as OEM parts. What is a cheap option now could be an expensive option later.

TIP! When you need a major repair done, get numerous estimates. While a lot of shops are trustworthy, there are some that will charge you for unneeded repairs.

You should not leave anything inside your car if you need to take it to a repair shop. The mechanic may need to remove these items in order to do their job, and they are not responsible if you find out later that something is missing. Clear out your trunk, too.

TIP! Replacing the bulbs on your taillights or headlights yourself can save you both time and money. While it is different with each vehicle, it is much cheaper to do it yourself.

Always think of how to fix your car’s problems yourself before trying to get it repaired. You can save a lot of money by diagnosing it yourself, and it could also protect you from being a victim of fraud. Some mechanics are dishonest and will say the problem is more serious than it actually is.

TIP! See if you can find someone who is knowledgeable about cars to do the work for you. If they are experienced and skilled, you can get the same work done at a much cheaper price.

People dread situations where their vehicles break down. Without having a good grasp of auto repair, you’ll most likely not know where to turn to get your car fixed properly. You should have a better idea of what to do to get your vehicle fixed after reading this article.

 

Orozco’s Auto Service Garden Grove – Orange County CA
12776 Nutwood Street Garden Grove, CA 92840
Call Today: 714-537-0076 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repairs

https://orozcosgardengrove.com

Orozco’s Auto Service has five convenient locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties Long Beach, Bellflower, Garden Grove or Fullerton!

Auto Repair Shop: Tips To Keep You Motoring

Auto Repair Shop
TIP! If you have issues with your car, you can fix it yourself. There are a lot of things you can do easily.

A lot of owners are not sure what to do when they encounter a problem with their car. If you don’t know much about how to fix a car, you need to learn. Keep reading to discover some auto repair tips that can really help you out of a jam.

TIP! Keep your eye out for mechanics that do not measure up. If they talk to you in circles or they don’t pay attention to your questions, you may not be dealing with the best person.

Keep a good battery charger on hand at all times. Dead batteries are common, and a good battery charger will come in handy more than once. It is also important to understand how to properly connect the charger to the battery.

TIP! A spare tire and a jack are essential items to keep in your trunk. Most vehicles come with them, but you want to check anyway.

Check the radiator regularly. Let the car run a while, shut off the engine and then pop the hood. Do not open the radiator if the car is running. With a dipstick, check your radiator fluid. Before adding more coolant remember to mix it with water.

TIP! Before you go somewhere to take care of your automobile problems, learn what you can about car-part classifications. Know the difference between rebuilt and reconditioned, new, and salvage parts.

Don’t sign anything until you know the total cost of repairs. If a certain cost confuses you, don’t hesitate to clear this up with the mechanic before allowing him or her to make repairs to your vehicle. You don’t want to be surprised by unexpected charges.

TIP! Self diagnosing complex problems with your vehicle is probably something you shouldn’t attempt. Don’t forget, you’re not the expert! It may seem like an easy fix, but in modern computerized vehicles, that may not be the case.

Talk with your technician to determine if they have worked on your car before. If the mechanic says they have, then they are likely aware of just what repairs need to performed in order to have your car operating well again.

TIP! If you are short on funds and need repairs done on your car, consider taking your vehicle to a vocational school. Students can do car repairs under the guidance of their licensed mechanic/instructor, and you can save a lot money having your car fixed there.

Educate yourself on your car’s manual and bookmark important pages. When you do have to deal with a mechanic, you can show him the copy of the manual, which can help him. After reading the manual, you might just find that you have an easy fix on your hands.

TIP! Do not allow anyone to sell you any auto parts that they claim will last a lifetime. This is simply a tactic they use to get your money.

You should not let car problems to cause you stress or to make rushed decisions. If you do not understand the process of car repair, you may not know where to go next. Hopefully, the above article has provided you with a lot of useful advice to assist you whenever issues arise.

 

Orozco’s Auto Service Garden Grove – Orange County CA
12776 Nutwood Street Garden Grove, CA 92840
Call Today: 714-537-0076 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repairs

https://orozcosgardengrove.com

Orozco’s Auto Service has five convenient locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties Long Beach, Bellflower, Garden Grove or Fullerton!

Follow This Simple Article For A Tune Up Near Me

Tune Up Near Me
TIP! Every time your car is repaired, make sure you keep records of the event. Whenever another issue crops up, it is most helpful for your technician to take a look at this document.

Learning about car repair and picking a good mechanic might seem like a lot of work. The following article will give you a good starting point. Reading this article is a start to auto repair wisdom, which will help to save money.

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TIP! Prior to paying for any repairs you’ve had done, you should go on a drive to figure out if it was really fixed. Skipping this step is a common error that causes folks to end up with the same issue they have paid to have fixed.

Do not let a mechanic work on your vehicle unless they are A.S.E. certified. This certification confirms the the mechanic has a lot of experience working on cars. This means you will have an expert working on your car.

TIP! Repairs like burned out taillights or headlights can be fixed on your own. It is easier on some vehicles than others, however no matter what type of vehicle you have it will be cheaper than hiring a mechanic for the job.

Before allowing an auto shop to do repairs to your vehicle, ensure you are aware of the total cost. Ask any questions you have about the service before they start work on the car. Don’t end up surprised by extra fees.

TIP! Always know when your oil should be switched out. Look at your car’s manual to see when the manufacturer recommends oil changes.

You don’t want rust to attack your car so take the time to wash it on a regular basis. Salt and other harmful chemicals will speed up the rusting process. If you want to avoid rust at all costs, do your best to clean the car thoroughly after contact with these substances. Utilize quality waxes to keep the paint looking new.

TIP! Keep washing your car throughout the winter. Believe it or not, the winter months are tough on your vehicle.

Before you pay the mechanic, test drive the car to be sure that it is actually fixed. If you don’t do this, you may not have the appropriate problem repaired.

TIP! Learn about car part classifications so that you are aware of what is going on during your repair. They’re classified as rebuilt, re-manufactured, and reconditioned, salvage, and new.

Do not leave any items in your vehicle if you are taking it to be repaired. The mechanic may need to remove these items in order to do their job, and they are not responsible if you find out later that something is missing. Remove all items from the trunk too.

TIP! Warranties are extremely important when you take your car to get repaired, especially if you get expensive parts. Ask the mechanic beforehand what the warranty will be for any part, but especially the expensive ones.

Rather than repeatedly needing repairs by your mechanic, learn to watch for warning signs if you have an older vehicle. You can learn about simple auto repair by remembering the tips provided in this article. Next time your vehicle is being troublesome, keep this advice in mind.

 

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TIP! Referrals are one of the best ways to find a reputable auto mechanic. Talk to anyone you know and get recommendations from them.

If you have experience with car troubles, you will surely attest to the frustration they cause. It is tough to find a reputable repair shop, and finding one at the right price is challenging. This article will tell you all about getting your car repaired right.

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TIP! If your headlights are not shining as brightly, check to see if they are clean. Your headlights will get covered in greasy residues if you do not clean them regularly.

Buy a good battery charger to keep in the car. Dead batteries are common, and a good battery charger will come in handy more than once. Make sure you know how to connect the charger to your battery.

TIP! If you have something major that needs to be done by someone at a shop, you have to be sure you get more than just a single price. Although shops usually can be trusted, you could end up having to pay extra money that you don’t have.

Regularly check out your radiator. Let the car idle for a short period first, but only long enough to let the fluid circulate. Refrain from opening the radiator when your car is on. Check the fluid in your radiator and always mix water with the coolant before adding it.

TIP! Fixing a headlight or a taillight by yourself is very easy. You can do this easily on some vehicles, and you’ll find it costs you less than having a company help you.

You need to know about all costs before handing your keys over. If something is not clear, clarify it with the service adviser or mechanic before starting any repair on the car. If you do not communicate with your mechanic, you might be surprised with additional fees once you receive your bill.

TIP! Keep an eye on all of the warning lights on your dashboard and know what they mean. They’re there for a reason.

You need to see if the mechanic has ever done work on the exact same type of car before. If they have done so, this should inform you that they know what your car needs to work properly.

TIP! Understand that visiting your dealer for auto repair work is not always necessary. There are many shops where skilled auto technicians reside.

Familiarize yourself with your car’s manual. If you have to get an auto repair, the mechanics will need to know specifics from the manual that are unique to your car. By knowing the manual, you may actually find you can fix some issues yourself.

TIP! Even if you think your vehicle just has a minor issue, it pays to get it looked at just the same. Often times, ignoring small issues lead directly to more serious ones.

Car repairs are a necessary evil. The information that has been provided to you here will come in useful the next time vehicle repairs are required. You will have less stress if you deal with a reliable company.

 

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12776 Nutwood Street Garden Grove, CA 92840
Call Today: 714-537-0076 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repairs

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