Yearly Archives: 2019

Let's talk about 4th of July Sparks!

It’s the fourth of July, and it’s the perfect time to celebrate our country with family and friends, watching fireworks and enjoying delicious food. Now that you’re thinking about sparking fireworks - we want to remind you not to forget about your spark plugs! Your vehicle’s spark plugs are basically the part that sparks enough electricity to start your vehicle. Just like fireworks, spark plugs can handle a ton of heat and pressure. Your vehicle’s spark plugs are essential to the overall operation of your vehicle. Bad spark plugs can not only cause start up problems, but can also directly lead to engine problems. This includes an overall decrease in vehicle performance and a decrease is fuel efficiency. This is why it is important to have your spark plugs replaced based on manufacturer recommendations, or as needed. If it has been a while since your last spark plug replacement, or you notice a decrease in performance with your vehicle, give Downey Car Ca ... read more

Get Your Car Ready for Summer

Summer is here, and it’s time to start making sure that our vehicle’s are in their best shape to handle the heat. Driving long distances during the summer can certainly take a toll on our vehicles, which is why it is important to have your vehicle inspected and properly prepared for the season. At Downey Car Care Center, we can help you get your car ready for the summer, whether you will just be doing your regularly driving to and from work or you are planning an epic road trip. Here are some of the ways that you can get your vehicle ready for summer: Test that your A/C is working, and if it isn’t, bring it into our shop. We will make sure that your A/C is working again and clean air vents to ensure that the air quality in your vehicle is good. Don’t get stuck driving in the summer heat with no A/C! Bring your vehicle in for a cooling system inspection. The cooling system is what prevents your engine from overheating, and this system needs to be working prope ... read more

Getting Your Vehicle Road Trip Ready

These warm spring and summer months are the perfect time of year to pack up the car and head out with your family and friends on a road trip. A road trip is a great way to spend time with loved ones and enjoy traveling and sightseeing along the way! If you’re planning an upcoming road trip, don’t neglect your vehicle. Your vehicle needs to get road trip ready, too! We often forget that our vehicles may not be in the best shape for a long drive, and the best way to avoid unwanted breakdowns and keep safe on the road is to ensure that your vehicle is road trip ready. Before heading off on your road trip, be sure to give Downey Car Care Center a call to schedule pre-road trip inspection. We will look at the following items in your vehicle that are essential to your safety and your vehicle’s reliability through the long haul! Our professionals will inspect: Brakes and Battery - Brakes are always important to your safety, and should be double-checked for any signs of f ... read more

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