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COST SAVING TIPS

Working Hours
  • Mon 8:30AM - 5:30PM
    Tue 8:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Wed 8:30AM - 5:30PM
    Thu 8:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Fri 8:30AM - 5:30PM
    Sat 8:30AM - 12:30PM
  • Sun Closed

COST SAVING TIPS

10 Minute Pre-Trip Checkup Can Pay Off

A properly maintained vehicle is safer and more dependable and will even save a few dollars at the gas pumps. Motorists should plan ahead to allow time to perform necessary maintenance themselves or at the local service facility.

Car Care Council offers three suggestions for a traveler's 10-minute pre- trip checklist:

  1. Check all fluids - There are several fluids that require attention: Engine Oil, power steering, brake and transmission fluids, and windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.

  2. Check all hoses and belts - A belt failure can affect the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering, and the cooling system. Cooling system hoses may be deteriorating from within, so old hoses and clamps in marginal condition might need to be replaced.

  3. Check the tires - Check tire inflation and inspect the tread for uneven wear, indicating the need for wheel alignment. Also look for bulges and bald spots.


Follow these tips to maximize fuel efficiency of your vehicle:

  1. Vehicle gas caps - about 17% of the vehicles on the roads have gas caps that are either damaged, loose or missing altogether, causing 147 million gallons of gas to vaporize every year.

  2. Under inflated tires - when tires aren't inflated properly it's like driving with a parking brake on. It can cost a mile or two per gallon.

  3. Worn spark plugs - A vehicle can have either four, six or eight spark plugs, which fire as many as 3 million times every 1,000 miles, resulting in electrical and chemical erosion from heat.

  4. Dirty air filters - A clogged air filter creates a "rich" mixture - the proportion of gas to air is incorrect. This wastes fuel and causes the engine to lose power. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10%.

  5. Don't drive aggresively - Aggressive driving can lower gas mileage by as much as 33% on the highway and 5% on city streets.

  6. Avoid excessive idling - sitting idle gets zero miles per gallon. Letting the vehicle warm up for one to two minutes is sufficient.

  7. Drive the speed limit - Gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. Each mile driven over 60 results in an additional 10 cents per gallon. Increase fuel efficiency by using cruise control.

What People Say About Us

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  • Trustworthy and Experienced
    reviewiconCar & Truck Care, near Tulare, CA
    , 03/20/2020

    Highly recommend this place! Alfonso and Brent go out of their way to make sure their customers are taken care of. They're friendly, professional and very knowledgeable.

  • Trustworthy and Experienced
    reviewiconCar & Truck Care, near Tulare, CA
    , 03/11/2020

    I have been taking my vehicles to him from starting off with my smogs ... Also took my cars and trucks to him for other work... I highly recommend him.. He goes above and beyond to help you with get the vehicles fixed..???

Tulare
  • Highly Recommend
    reviewiconCar & Truck Care, near Tulare, CA
    , 03/10/2020

    They were recommended to me by 3 people. Which I see why. They provide excellent service and are very professional. I would recommend them to everyone.

  • Highly Recommend
    reviewiconCar & Truck Care, near Tulare, CA
    , 03/02/2020

    Took care of my truck! I will be going back whenever I need something done.

Tulare
  • Outstanding!
    reviewiconCar & Truck Care, near Tulare, CA
    , 02/01/2020

    I have a 2001 Saturn SC2 I love my little car... I took my car here because it wouldn't pass smog because of an secondary air flow issue and catalyst problem... These guys were nice took time to talk and made me feel comfortable leaving my car. When I got my car back, I kid you not it runs so smooth like a brand new car all over again and it passed smog. The prices were great and affordable. From now one this is where I'm going.

  • Outstanding!
    reviewiconCar & Truck Care, near Tulare, CA
    , 03/13/2020

    Service was fast and friendly.

Call us for service: 559-686-1009

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