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Smog Inspection Service

Carlsbad Auto Service is a full-service repair shop that includes smog check, smog failure repairs, and drive-ability problems. We are a Star Certified Test and Repair station. State law requires that a percentage of vehicles have their Smog Check Inspections performed at a STAR station. If your DMV renewal notice states your vehicle requires a Smog Check at a STAR station, you must take your vehicle to a STAR station for an inspection. STAR stations must meet specified performance standards established by the Bureau of Automotive Repair. Some STAR stations are licensed to perform only tests, while others are licensed to perform both tests and repairs. The station is required to post a sign on the services it performs. Carlsbad Auto Service provides a Smog Check Service that is an important part of California’s efforts to improve the air we breathe. Our Smog Check inspections are designed to identify vehicles with excess emissions so they can be ... read more

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Fuel Injection and Induction Service

Fuel Injection and Induction Service

What You Need to Know About “Fuel Injection/Induction Service” Fuel injection is the spraying of fuel under pressure into the engine’s airstream or cylinders. It differs from carburetion in that carburetors keep the fuel supply at basically very low pressure and rely on the pressure drop in the venturi (carburetor) to draw the fuel in, as opposed to injection which sprays it in under various pressures. Your induction system is basically the airflow system into the cylinders that includes the control element of your throttle plate along with entryways for exhaust gas from the EGR system and vapors from the crankcase via the PCV system. What Carlsbad Auto Service Can Do For You! An injection and induction system cleaning at Carlsbad Auto Service consists of a cleaning of the fuel injectors and of the carbon deposit build up on the engine valves and throttle plate area. This ensures your engine will receive improved fuel flow into the comb ... read more

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How to Know if Your Brakes Need Repair

How to Know if Your Brakes Need Repair

It is extremely important to be sure your brakes are working properly since it is one of the most critical parts in your car. Regular brakes services not only is a good idea but will help ease your mind knowing that you will stop properly and safely every time. If you’re not sure whether or not you need your breaks serviced here are some things to pay attention to: When you try to stop your car do you continue to move slightly forward? You may need new linings on your breaks or a simple adjustment. Does your car slightly veer to one side of the road when driving forward? You may have a fluid leak or a stuck caliper. Does your brake pedal feel like its pulsating when your press it? Your brakes may be overheated. Do you feel shaking or vibration in your steering wheel while pressing the brake pedal? You may need your front discs machined or replaced. When you step on your brakes do you hear a squea ... read more

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The Used Car Advantage

The Used Car Advantage

The Used Car Advantage Financial experts say that one of the big ticket purchases that a person can buy second hand would be cars. Buying used cars is a prudent purchase depending on the amount of time that the previous owner has owned the car. As people change their cars more frequently than before, soon-to-be used car owners benefit the most. Benefits of buying a used car Brand new cars cost a lot of money. This is not only because of the car itself but also the insurance that you need to pay for your new car. When buying used cars, you don’t only pay for a cheaper car but for a much lower insurance rate as well. The good news is that most dealerships offer a variety of cars to choose from so that you don’t have to worry about having limited choices. There are Toyotas, Hyundai, Audi among Volkswagen among others. So it is like going into a car showroom that is not limited to just one car maker. Another thing that is good abo ... read more

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Top 4 Dream Cars

Top 4 Dream Cars

Top 4 Dream Cars Cars have become a necessity of our lives. You use car to drive yourself to your offices, market or wherever you want to go and then to reach back home. There are times when you think of selling your used car and buy a new model. With the emergence of the internet, this is not a tricky task at all. You can search all the car dealers online and choose the one that satisfies your criteria. There are a large number of well reputed car dealers with the slogan we can buy any car. These online car buyers usually buy all types of cars. You just need to find out the one with the most effective offering. When they say we can buy any car, they usually mean it. Many car buyers buy your used car regardless of how bad its condition is. When it comes to buying a new car, you have a wide range of options available to you. There are so many cars having excellent technicalities. If you admire racing and sports car, here is a quick list of five dr ... read more

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AIRBAGS; IS MAINTENANCE NECESSARY?

AIRBAGS; IS MAINTENANCE NECESSARY?

An airbag, or a supplemental restraint, is made to protect drivers from a hard impact during a collision. Because it only inflates during the impact it’s considered a ‘passive’ safety component. Airbags help to prevent severe head and chest injuries. In the last 20 years it has been estimated that airbags have saved 15,000 lives. Now although Airbags do not need continuous maintenance, the main reason to have your airbag serviced is if your airbag has been deployed during a collision. Otherwise you may come across these maintenance issues. If you see a Reset Airbag Light this most likely means your dashboard has become deactivated. This means that most likely your airbag will not be able to open and respond if you were to get into an accident. If this happens you will need a professional to examine the airbags and this may take a few hours and usually costs a few hundred. Just like if your airbags have deployed, you may need airbag rep ... read more

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Lease or Buy?

Lease or Buy?

Both Business and Personal Car leasing have gained a lot of popularity.. One of four cars on the road have been leased and not out rightly purchased. There are a lot of negative opinions out there about car leasing most of which are false, just like everything else there are advantages and disadvantages. One of the main disadvantages which people seem to always talk about is the monthly payment. Monthly payment should not be seen as a disadvantage as there are a lot of people out there who cannot afford to out rightly pay for their car of choice, car leasing is one of the few finance options that make it possible to afford a vehicle and take it home immediately. Car hire is another option which is often mixed up with car leasing. With either car hire or car leasing the leaser does not initially own the car, the major difference between them is that car leasing contracts are significantly longer than car hire contracts. Car leasing contracts usually cover a ... read more

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Benefits of Green Cars

Benefits of Green Cars

Majority of the people seem very inspired by the eco-friendly green cars and want to buy them. Green cars have caught the attention of many people. Here are some of the benefits that green cars offer: Ecologically Friendly Among the most important benefits of green cars is that they do not harm the environment. This is probably one of the important measures taken to save our environment. Fuel Effective The green cars are very fuel effective. You will be able to save your money because of their fuel efficiency. Therefore, these cars will actually allow you to gain more once you purchase them. These cars enable you to save your money and your environment at the same time. Release less Harmful Gases Green cars release less harmful gases. The gases released by green cars produce less toxic compounds on reduction as compared to the ordinary cars. This in turn causes less health risks to the living things in gene ... read more

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What To Do if You’re Involved in a Car Accident

What To Do if You’re Involved in a Car Accident

It happens so suddenly. One moment you’re driving along on an ordinary day …and then you have an accident. In those first few minutes afterwards, with your heart racing and your car damaged, it can be difficult to know what to do. We understand how upsetting an accident can be, and we’re dedicated to helping make it easier for you. That’s why we’ve developed a few tips to help you handle the situation safely and sensibly. Take a few minutes to read these now, so that they come to mind in the event you do have an accident. But before you get into an accident, it is very important to understand the type of California Auto Insurance coverage you carry. Don’t make the mistake of not reviewing your coverage when purchasing the policy and then regretting it when you get involved in a collision. Make sure you get enough coverage to cover the damages you’re liable for incase the accident is your fault. Make sure to get coverage for your vehicle so you don’t end up spending ... read more

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How to See Clearly in Any Driving Condition

How to See Clearly in Any Driving Condition

When is it necessary to change my wipers? Is there really a difference between wiper blades? As fall approaches, it’s important to ask yourself these questions as heavy rains and increasingly severe weather can obscure driving visibility. In fact, the American Optometric Association reports that 90 percent of all driving decisions are based on visibility. Having a properly installed set of wiper blades will enhance your vision during difficult driving conditions. Most drivers don’t even realize they need new wipers until that moment of truth, as a storm approaches or heavy snow begins to fall. To avoid this, check your wipers once a month for worn or split rubber that can cause streaking or chattering. TRICO, an authority in the wiper blades industry, encourages consumers to “change your clocks, change your blades” and make replacing wipes part of your typical fall and spring routine maintenance during daylight saving time. Finding the right-size ... read more

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