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Thanksgiving Road Trip Safety Guide

Thanksgiving Road Trip Safety Guide

  Going on a road trip this Thanksgiving? Between dropping temperatures and surging Covid-19 numbers the last thing you want to happen is for your car to break down while you're on the road in the middle of a pandemic. With Thanksgiving being one of the most popular times to travel it's a good idea to go through this checklist to help ensure vehicle safety and reliability in order to avoid any unscheduled stops. Doing a holiday pre-trip inspection can reduce the chance of unexpected, costly repairs and help to ensure a stress-free road trip.  Check all fluids (engine oil, power steering and brake and transmission, as well as windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant)  Check hoses and belts (look for any that are cracked, brittle, frayed, loose or show signs of excessive wear)  Check the tires, including tire pressure and tread Make sure all lights are working (interior and exterior) Check wipers. Wiper blades should be replaced every six mo ... read more

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Tips to Help Extend Your Car's Life

Tips to Help Extend Your Car's Life

  TIPS TO HELP EXTEND YOUR CAR’S LIFE   The average price to purchase a new car is estimated at $38,000 in the U.S. and with yearly rising prices for ownership that does not even include maintenance, there's a reason most vehicle owners tend to keep the same car for at least 11 years. The modern vehicle is already engineered to last long as long as it is maintained properly.  Components of your vehicle can be serviced to prevent major repairs which is the name of the game. At a minimum, you should follow the factory scheduled maintenance. According to Consumer Reports, the average lifespan of today’s cars is about eight years or 150,000 miles. As a professional in vehicle maintenance, we often wonder why manufacturers make claims that transmission fluid is a lifetime fluid and boast this fact, while the factory warranty ends anywhere from 36k to 60k miles? How can you claim the guarantee at a lifetime and only cover you to 60k miles? We ... read more

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Last Winter Tip of 2019! Checking Your Tire Pressure Between Vehicle Services

Last Winter Tip of 2019! Checking Your Tire Pressure Between Vehicle Services

Last Winter Tip of 2019! Checking Your Tire Pressure Between Vehicle Services As we close out 2019 we thought a reminder of checking your tire pressure would be something you can add to your New Year's resolution list. Winter weather has taken it's full affect and recently wreaking havoc for California drivers headed up North during the Christmas holiday with road closures and issues driving through the snow. One thing we'd recommend for you to do not only before winter road trips but also in between your scheduled vehicle service appointments. Make 2020 the time you get in the habit of checking your tire pressure at recommended intervals in between your already scheduled tire pressure inspections and oil level inspections. Why do I have to check my tire pressure? Today’s modern vehicles are equipped with TPMS or Tire Pressure Monitoring System which alerts the driver that one or more of the tires are low on pressure. While this system is quite beneficial to have ... read more

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Shige's Premier Auto Service Explanations Of Recommendations

Shige's Premier Auto Service Explanations Of Recommendations

Here at Shige's Premier Auto Service we like to be transparent so that our customer's understand everything they need to know about the services that we provide and why they have been recommended. We decided we would create a list that will be a good reference guide for you all to refer to whenever you need to. We're going to be thorough and start from the beginning with A/C System all the way down the line until we get to transmission fluid. So, without further ado, we present to you: Shige's Premier Auto Service Explanations Of Recommendations A/C System: Air conditioning refrigerant commonly known as 'Freon' should be checked for proper pressures and level of refrigerant oil periodically. Low freon and refrigerant oil levels can cause premature wear on air compressors, and decrease overall performance of the a/c system. Although the a/c system is a sealed unit, it is not ... read more

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Rainy Days Are Mother Nature's Reminder To Us To Maintain Our Vehicles

Rainy Days Are Mother Nature's Reminder To Us To Maintain Our Vehicles

RAINY SEASON IS UPON US!! We were finally lucky enough to get some rain here in Los Angeles yesterday. And, with the rain always comes some concerns, especially in regard to driver safety. Driving in the rain may not seem like the most pressing matter for us here in Southern California, but it does rain every once in a while. We at Shige's Premier Car Service want you all to be prepared ahead of time to ensure that you and your family stay safe, and do not increase the potential for life threatening situations. Living in this fast paced city, we always seem to be in a hurry. But, when it's raining we all have to remember to take our time and slow down a bit. Don't forget to turn your headlights on so that other cars can see you and always allow extra space between you and the car ahead you, so that there is enough t ... read more

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