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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

How To Maintain Car AC

February 26th, 2020 by

Professional AC Service to Keep You Cool Keep your AC operating efficiently with a premier AC repair service in Santa Clarita, CA. Whether your AC isn’t working properly or you’re looking for ways to prevent costly repairs, follow these maintenance tips to keep your car cool. Clean or Replace Your AC Filter An AC filter

Why You Shouldn’t Skip Oil Changes

February 12th, 2020 by

Regular Driving Requires Regular Maintenance Motor oil is necessary for proper vehicle operation. It lubricates your car’s engine and also helps remove heat from the engine. Most car manufacturers recommend that you have your oil changed every 3,000 – 10,000 miles. Your owner’s manual will give you specific oil change recommendations for your car. If

Should You Resurface Your Brakes?

February 5th, 2020 by

When To Resurface vs. Replace Are you having brake issues? If your vehicle is vibrating when you brake, or you feel your brakes aren’t working properly, it’s time to take your vehicle in for expert brake repair services. While many issues can reduce your braking power, one possibility is your brake rotors. If you have