Brake Questions -- Answered!

December 7th, 2015
At Auto Express of Sacramento, CA, we occasionally see customers who have some questions about their brakes. We’d like to take a moment to clear up a few common questions and misconceptions about brake systems and brake performance.
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Why do I Need to Have my Vehicle Tested for Smog Emissions?

June 1st, 2015

Smog Inspection in Sacramento, CA

California drivers may see emissions testing as a costly nuisance, but it’s in place for a good reason.

While smog may not be bad in downtown Sacramento, it has long been a big problem in the Los Angeles area, with millions of cars, fog from the ocean and neighboring mountains trapping smog close to the ground. In 1943, Los Angeles was stricken with a smog so thick that residents believed they were under a chemical warfare attack by the Japanese! The state’s first serious attempts to address air pollution began in 1947, when Governor Warren signed the Air Pollution Control Act, authorizing the establishment of air pollution offices in every county in the state.

In the early 60s, General Motors developed Positive Crankcase Ventilation, a system which cycled exhaust gases back int ...[more]

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Auto Express Launches New Website

March 21st, 2014

This press release recently went out for Auto Express:

Auto Express Launches New Website

by: John Khoschcar

 

 

Locally owned and operated Sacramento auto repair business, Auto Express, is pleased to announce the launch of their new website. The new customer-friendly website features online scheduling, quote requests, and a sleek new design.

Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) – March 17, 2014

Locally owned and operated Auto Express launched its new website at http://autoexpresssacramento.com . The new customer-friendly website features online auto repair scheduling, quote requests, and a sleek new design. With streamlined search tools as well as blogs, car-care tips, and information on services and specials, the website offers features that puts the customer into the driver’s seat.

The new Au ...[more]

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What Does Your Check Engine Light Mean? - Auto Express

December 27th, 2013

Check Engine Light

by: John Khoschcar

 

 

When your car's "Check Engine" light comes on, it's usually accompanied by a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. The light could mean a costly problem, like a bad catalytic converter, or it could be something minor, like a loose gas cap. But in many cases, it means at minimum that you'll be visiting your mechanic to locate the malfunction and get the light turned off.

The Check Engine light, more formally known as the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL), is a signal from the car's engine computer that something is wrong. Older vehicles may not have this, but any newer vehicle is equipped with a tiny all-knowing computer that will be your lifeline in communicating any problem with ...[more]

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