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Albany’s First Alameda County Green Business

Albany’s First Alameda County Green Business

Dana Meyer Auto Care, a long time purveyor of automotive services in Alameda County, is proud of its Green Business history. It means they have gone the extra mile when it comes to complying with the county’s environmental standards, especially conserving resources and preventing pollution. What is the Green Business Program? The Green Business Program works to establish a community of county businesses who put a premium on finding sustainable solutions to their environmental impacts and who work toward community equality. A Green Business prioritizes the protection of the planet. Pollution is kept to a minimum through recycling, waste reduction, and water and energy conservation and the safe disposal of all hazardous materials. Customers can trust companies who are designated as Green Businesses by the Alameda County Environmental Health Department for having high standards of commitment ... read more

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Are You Taking Care of Your Car’s Computers? The Zeus Diagnostic Tool

Are You Taking Care of Your Car’s Computers? The Zeus Diagnostic Tool

  Zeus Display / Copyright Snap-On According to USA Today, standard vehicles run on up to 10 million lines of code and high-end luxury cars can run on up to 100 million lines of code. This is much more than even a Boeing 787 Dreamliner! It is no surprise that misdiagnosis is a common concern for vehicles in the Bay Area because there are so many vehicle types and models available. In some cases, some vehicles aren’t even properly diagnosed after three or four shops. When you come to Dana Meyer Auto Care for servicing, we use state-of-the-art tools for comparisons and diagnosis of your vehicle. We recently upgraded to Snap-On’s Zeus Diagnostic tool because it’s the most sophisticated tool on the market. Your car is full of impressive technology – we take care of it on your behalf. What is the Zeus Tool? Dana Meyer is one of the first automotive repair shops in the San Francisco Bay Area to have the Zeus Diagnostic option. This tool accommodates all vehicle ... read more

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Avoid Tire Blowouts: What to Look For

Avoid Tire Blowouts: What to Look For

A few quick tricks on what to look, listen and feel for can help keep your tires alive longer. Knowing what to look for can prevent any major blow-outs leaving you stranded on the side of the road. Keep the Pressure Up Inflate inflate inflate! Always keep your tires inflated to the manufacturer recommended PSI printed on a sticker in the door jam of the driver’s side door. The PSI stamped into your tire’s sidewall is the maximum pressure the tire can withstand. Under-inflation is the most common cause of a blowout. Keeping your tires at the proper pressure will also help you get the best gas mileage possible. Win for your car, and your wallet!   Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Most vehicles made after 2007 have a pressure monitoring system that will warn you if any of the tires go lower than the specified amount. One problem however, is that it may not warn you if you’re just slightly under-inflated, and eve ... read more

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Your Questions Answered!

Your Questions Answered!

Frequently Asked Questions   Below we’ve compiled your questions. These are the most commonly asked questions, and we believe the best way to retain our customers is through gaining your trust by giving the most in-depth information available possible! How do you keep from getting ripped off? Great Question! To better answer this question we’ve partnered with Las Mecánicas to bring you a FREE auto care workshop that aims at saving you money through education. More on that HERE. Do you ever tell customers they don’t need repairs? Yes! This is what differentiates us from dealerships. We will give a complete list of everything that we see during our inspection, and give a prioritized time line of what needs to be done tailored to the customer’s driving habits. Therefore all of our oil services come with a compr ... read more

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The Car That Got Away

The Car That Got Away

  When reliving history with classic car enthusiasts, it’s a common theme to hear stories of a car they regret not buying. And for many of these people, that sort of disappointing experience makes a deep impression. Especially if they know the outcome of the car that got away. For Robert, a lover of Porsches, it was a 1963 Porsche 356 Roadster that got away. It was Fall 1970. Preparing to embark on their life as newlyweds, Robert and his then-fiancée were debating what type of car or cars they should buy once they were on their own. Robert had recently sold his MGB Roadster, and his fiancée was about to sell her Volkswagen Beetle. Robert casually mentioned their auto search to a fraternity brother alumnus, who just so happened to own a Porsche at the time. “This gentleman … had this great car. It was a Porsche Roadster type 356, the predecessor to the 911. I believe this car was a 1963. It wa ... read more

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