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Vehicle Maintenance And Neglect

Cars are a lot like the human body in that they need regular maintenance and consistent care if they are to operate properly and remain healthy for long periods of time. We visit our doctor at regular intervals to ensure that our bodies are functioning at optimal levels and to address small problems before they become large costly ones. It behooves car owners to treat their vehicles with the same care and respect they do their own bodies by taking them into a garage at regular intervals. In doing so such persons can not only address things like oil changes, fluid checks, and tire checks but can discover and fix small issues before they grow into very expensive and time consuming large problems. Many times cars have problems internally that aren’t evident until they’ve completely broken down, malfunctioned, and/or damaged surrounding components. With so much on the line you’d be forgiven ... 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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7 Tips for a Successful Road Trip

7 Tips for a Successful Road Trip

  Countless people plan for traveling throughout the summer, but planning a successful road trip is more difficult than it sounds. Here are seven tips to help your adventure go off without a hitch. 1. Get Your Vehicle Ready Before you even think of getting started on an extended driving trip, you’ll need to take care of any pending maintenance on your vehicle and make sure it’s ready to handle long miles on the road. Schedule an oil change, ensure your tires are roadworthy, and get all your fluids topped off before your departure. If you’ve just purchased a used vehicle, ensure you’re familiar with the vehicle’s history report and what that may mean for any necessary maintenance prior to setting out for the trip. 2. Prepare for Roadside Emergencies Prepare an emergency kit stocked with everythi ... 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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