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Top Signs You Need Engine Repair

Vehicles are extremely complicated machines, and any number of parts can malfunction. In a society that relies so heavily on their vehicles for work and recreation, an unexpected breakdown can spell disaster. However, increasing numbers of car owners are neglecting routine maintenance and ignoring the common signs of a need for engine repair that could Read more...

Choosing the Right Brake Pads

So you’ve found out that your brake pads are wearing out, and it’s time for a replacement. But did you know that there are multiple types of brake pads, made from different materials and suited to the different needs of cars and driving styles? Our team at Rancho Auto Service in El Cajon, CA can help get the Read more...

Automatic Transmission Repair

Repairing an automatic transmission is easier said than done. There are several types of automatic transmissions: Hydraulic, semi-automatic and continuously variable transmissions (CVT). That's why it's best to have a qualified shop and technician handle the repairs for you. The most common type of transmission is the hydraulic. At Rancho Auto Service our team of experts provides Read more...

Smog Check FAQ

What is a Test Only Station? Test-Only stations are licensed by the state only to perform tests on vehicles. They are prohibited from performing any repair services. Gross Polluters can also be certified at these stations. Who requires a Smog Check? The Department of Motor Vehicles renewal notice will indicate whether a Smog Check is Read more...

10 Tips to Pass California Smog Test

Smog Check: Currently, smog inspections are required for all vehicles except diesel powered vehicles manufactured prior to 1998 or with a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR) of more than 14,000 lbs, electric, natural gas powered vehicles over 14,000 lbs, hybrids, motorcycles, trailers, or gasoline powered vehicles 1975 and older. Vehicles registered in areas subject to the Read more...

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