Tag Archives: driving safety

Avoid Unexpected Engine Repairs

Avoid Unexpected Engine Repairs Last thing anybody wants is to get stuck somewhere on the road with an engine problem. While there are no guarantees, there are 3 simple things you can do to minimize the probability of such an event: 1. Give your vehicle regular oil changes – it’s a simple maintenance task, but when performed at our Santa Cruz auto repair shop, it can make huge difference in the reliability of your vehicle. Oil change extends life of the engine, and improves performance.  At Goodyear Tires and Auto Repair it also means that we get to see other subsystems of your vehicle, and can often spot impending problems – before they become breakdowns. 2. Do not ignore warning lights – when your car’s computer turns on a warning light, it means that something is not working correctly. Ignoring the warning light can cause further deterioration of the subsystem that caused the computer to tur ... read more

Car Noises - Is Your Car Trying to Tell You Something?

Car Noises – Is Your Car Trying to Tell You Something? Even though we don’t think about it, we are very much attuned to the sounds our car makes – that’s why we instantly notice when it “sounds different”. Sometimes it’s a one-time event – it goes away not to return – this usually is not a cause for concern (unless it’s a loud bang). But if your car starts to sound strange, especially if you are hearing unusual noises from the engine area – it’s time to take it to your trusted mechanic for a checkup. Santa Cruz Goodyear Tires and Auto Repair employs ASE nationally certified technicians who have the skills and the latest equipment necessary to diagnose and fix problems your vehicle may be experiencing. Here are some of the noises that should motivate you to set up an appointment: clunking when braking, grinding manual transmission when shifting, rattles beneath the vehicle, knocking from the en ... read more


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