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What is a Smog Test, and Why Do You Need One?

June 8th, 2022 by

If you live and drive in California, you probably need to take your car in for a smog check. When you register your vehicle, you’ll need to provide proof that you’ve had the car inspected for emissions. Smog checks are meant to identify vehicles that have higher than acceptable emissions so that they can be

How Will You Know if Your Shocks are in Shocking Condition?: Signs of Worn Shocks — Valencia Auto Performance and Simply Smog

November 20th, 2021 by

A Shocking Ride If your suspension system is in disrepair, your comfort and handling may be quite “shocking.” An automobile’s shock absorbers are engineered to create a smoother ride and help you maintain control of your car as you cross imperfections in the road surface. If you’re no longer experiencing a comfortable ride or if

Common Check Engine Light Causes

February 1st, 2021 by

Erasing the Check Engine Warning — Valencia Auto Performance & Simply Smog If you drive long enough, you will probably see the check engine light illuminate on your dash panel at some point. Beyond being annoying, it’s a sure sign that something is amiss with your auto. While it isn’t dangerous to continue driving the

Slug Out Sludge

October 1st, 2020 by

The Importance Of Routine Oil Change — Valencia Auto Performance & Simply Smog Aging oil lends itself to sludge formation in your engine, leading to reduced performance and possibly an untimely death for your vehicle. With the cost of a new car, that seemingly small amount of sludge can be costly. Therefore, don’t just let

Suspension 101

July 1st, 2020 by

What You Need to Know About Your Car’s Suspension — Valencia Auto Performance & Simply Smog Because you can’t easily see the components of your vehicle’s suspension system, it may be tempting to ignore it as long as possible. But when you stop to think about the importance of its functions, you may determine that

Smog Test Requirements

April 1st, 2020 by

Clearing The Air About California Smog Test Requirements — Valencia Auto Performance & Simply Smog Registering and keeping a vehicle in California requires that it pass stringent smog (emissions) requirements. For car owners, this means the testing itself and the preventive maintenance that can help keep autos in great shape. It also means having repairs