Timing Belts Demystified

February 1st, 2016
At Auto Express in Sacramento, CA, we occasionally run across customers who are a little confused about timing belts and what they actually do. We’d like to take a little time to clear that up…
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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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Beat Smog with Auto Express

February 23rd, 2015

smgo sacramento caDrivers in the state of California are required to complete a biennial smog inspection in order to complete vehicle registration each year. Residents moving to California will also participate in required initial smog inspections even with proper inspections from former state of residency. Schedule an appointment with Auto Express in Sacramento, CA for trusted smog inspections, checks and repairs. Offering comprehensive auto repair and tire services, Auto Express is thrilled to assist customers in proper smog testing, repair and maintenance for all vehicles.

Interested in learning why smog inspections are important for cleaner and safer driving conditions? Auto Express takes careful steps to ensure careful protection is taken of both customers and roadways. Learning more details about smog inspections, smog test prices and smo ...[more]

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Fall into Improved Auto Repair

October 16th, 2014

auto repair sacramento caDrivers in Sacramento, CA looking to improve vehicle safety this fall, stop by Auto Express for prompt and dependable auto repair that will keep your vehicle on the road this season. Servicing all makes, models and budgets, Auto Express is eager to show customers how routine auto repair can provide drivers both better handing and sounder peace of mind when traveling. Through simple auto repairs such as: brake repair, smog inspections and transmission repair, Auto Express of Sacramento, CA can ensure any vehicle is prepared for seasonal changes and holiday travel. Planning ahead with routine auto repairs from Auto Express will guarantee both vehicle longevity and sustainability.

Consult Auto Express for all auto repair concerns, as knowledgeable technicians look forward to helping customers achieve their most relia ...[more]

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5 Simple New Years Resolutions for Your Vehicle

January 14th, 2014
Resolutions For Your Vehicle

by: John Khoschcar

 
 
 
This year you might resolve to fix your house, work out more, eat healthier, or go for that goal you’ve had your eye on for years. This year should also be the year that you resolve to fix or maintain your vehicle, lower your repair costs, lower your gas usage, and add a few years onto your trusted vehicle. With a few simple resolutions, you can keep your vehicle as happy and healthy as you strive to be this year. 
 

 

This year, resolve to: 

 

 
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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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