Budgeting for Maintenance In Covina Ca

Life’s full of surprises in Covina Ca, some of which cost money. A leaky roof, a broken tooth, or an unexpected car repair. Associated Automotive Service of Covina Ca and AutoNetTV have done some research on how we can budget for proper vehicle care. Everyone in Covina Ca does our best to budget for scheduled vehicle maintenance. What’s hard is unexpected repairs. The truth is that our vehicles can stay on the road longer than ever before with proper maintenance. That’s because... MORE...

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Hey Covina Drivers; What Is The Most Distracting Food?

So what is the most distracting food to have in the car while driving around Covina? Is it:A Hamburger; Coffee; A Soft Drink, or Gummy Bears?Well, you may be surprised to learn that all but the gummy bears are in the top ten most distracting foods when you are driving, but if you chose ‘coffee’, then give yourself an extra two points; coffee is the number one food distraction for drivers in Covina and around the country. Food distractions cause 25 percent of all car accidents;... MORE...

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Keeping Your sedan Young

Sometimes it seems in Covina we live in such a disposable society. It’s amazing all the stuff we throw away. New stuff comes out so fast, we just toss the old and move on. It seems like when we were kids in Covina, our parents were real sticklers about taking care of our stuff. You know, hang up your clothes, polish your shoes, put away your toys. If something got lost or ruined by neglect, tough, we had to do without. We couldn’t afford new cars very often, so we tried to make... MORE...

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10 Overlooked Services In Covina

We live such busy lives nowadays: work, social events, running the kids all over Covina. Some days it’s all we can do to keep track of everywhere we need to be. That’s why you’ve gotta be organized. Lists, PDA, calendar- we have to keep track of it all. So let’s talk about schedules. Specifically, automotive service schedules. And particularly, the scheduled services that are sometimes forgotten. We have a list of 10 service items that are often overlooked. They’re... MORE...

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Associated Automotive Service: Why Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

Your browser does not support videoYour sedan engine really needs clean air to operate efficiently. Let’s go egghead for a minute. For every gallon of gas we burn driving around West Covina, twenty pounds of carbon dioxide comes out the tailpipe. Question: how can a gallon of gas that weighs a little over six pounds produce twenty pounds of carbon dioxide? The answer is that the carbon comes from the gasoline, but the oxygen comes from the air. You see, it takes about twelve thousand gallons... MORE...

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Fall and Spring Checkup In Covina

When I was a kid in Covina, my dad always made sure he took the cars in for Spring and Fall checkups. I was telling a friend that it’s about time to get into Associated Automotive Service for my checkup and he said that he read on the internet that modern cars don’t need seasonal service. My friend is (technically) right about some things, but from a practical standpoint, a seasonal check up still makes sense. Back when my dad was teaching me about how to take care of the family... MORE...

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Trip Inspection

North Americans love their cars. And nothing goes with cars better than the road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road – it’s great! But there’s nothing like car trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt. Now you can’t always avoid problems, but you can take steps to reduce the probability of getting sidelined on your trip. The first step is to look at your trip plan from your vehicle’s perspective. What kind of roads will you be traveling... MORE...

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Differential Service

Here at AutoNetTV, we have viewers, like you, from all across the country who write to us with questions or feedback. One common question we’re asked is: What is a differential and what does it do? You may have been told your differential needs service, or seen it as an option up on the service menu. Differential service covers a lot of things, so let’s first talk about what a differential does. As you drive through a turn, your outside wheels and inside wheels turn at different speeds.... MORE...

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Cabin Air Filter From Associated Automotive Service

What is a cabin air filter? Is it:A filter for a house in the middle of the woods? A fresh, piney scent? A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?Clever you, it’s 3. A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment. It filters out dust, pollen, spores, bacteria, pollutants, sparrows, exhaust gas and odors. These high tech filters can block particles larger than 3 microns. By contrast, a grain of sand is about 200 microns. Now not... MORE...

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Severe Service Requirements

A lot of our viewers have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule, which is listed in their car owners’ manual. It can be confusing. Let’s clear the air on this subject. Cricket Killingsworth is from QMI/Heartland, a manufacturer of automotive products and fluids. She’s been in the automotive business for 20 years and is a speaker, a trainer, and a writer. Cricket says there’s so much confusion on this topic because, “Most owners’... MORE...

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