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Priceless Auto Repair Information Your Tune Up

tune up

There’s nothing more exciting than getting a new car! But like all things new after a while that new car starts to age, your miles start to add up on the odometer, the new car smell goes away, the shine on your paint loses some of it’s sparkle and there may even be an old French fry lost somewhere between the seats. Then you notice is your vehicle doesn’t have the same get up and feels sluggish. Some times your vehicle sputters or makes strange noises along with some new unfamiliar smells. Lastly, you notice the dreaded “Check Engine Light” shows up on your dash. These are usually the signs that you need a tune up. But, not to worry, tune ups are essential and a common part of a regular maintenance program for all vehicles eventually. Just like our bodies as we get older we need some medical attention from a professional. A tune up is a bit like an annual physical for your vehicle.

At Orozco’s Auto Service of Fullerton our ASE certified mechanics will perform a tune up that will maintain some of your vehicles’ most crucial components. By getting regular a regular tune-up it will help prevent serious engine damage that could lead to more costly repairs if neglected. Additionally, by following a regular tune up cycle it will provide your vehicle with the care it needs to deliver reliable service that can help extend the life of your vehicle and in many cases increase you mileage.

Below are some of the more important tasks performed during a tune up. Depending on the needs of your vehicle other tasks may also need to be completed.

Filter Replacement: Your vehicle relies on several filtration systems to filter the air that travels through the engine and the cabin, and they prevent contaminants from polluting your car’s fuel and oil. Each system plays a very important role in maintaining the way your vehicle performs. If your car’s oil filter isn’t replaced at regular intervals, it could cause dirty oil to clog your engine. an Orozco’s Auto Service technician will take a look at your vehicle’s filters and make all the necessary replacements.

Fluid Replacement: You vehicle requires a variety of liquids to run and perform it’s many functions such as engine oil, brake fluid, coolant and transmission fluid. These all need to be kept clean if parts such as your transmission and engine are to function properly. During your tune up, an Orozco’s Auto Service technician will examine all these fluids and drain and replace them if they show any signs of contamination or loss of viscosity.

Belt and Hose Replacement: Your vehicle requires several belts and hoses to run all of it’s components along with your engine. The hoses move fluids throughout the engine, and the belts support parts such as the alternator and water pump. Over time daily wear and tear can cause these belts and hoses to crack or break. Over the course of your tune up, we will check your car’s hoses and belts and replace those that show any signs of wear.

Ignition System Repair: During this part of the tune up, an Orozco’s Auto Service mechanic will examine your car’s ignition system and replace any parts that show signs of wear. Your vehicle’s ignition system is made up of many components such as spark plugs, wires, coils and various electrical parts. Over time these components wear down, which can impact your vehicle’s performance. A worn ignition coils could cause engine misfires.

Always refer to the maintenance section of your vehicles’ owners manual for their recommended tune up schedule, which can vary from vehicle to vehicle. In many cases, manufacturers advise tuning up your car or truck once every year. Getting regular tune-ups might seem like a hassle, but they’re worth the effort to prevent costly damage over time.

If your vehicle has any of the above signs or you feel your vehicle needs service or are not sure and would like to have it diagnosed, call Orozco’s Auto Service of Fullerton today at 714-525-3239. Keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you!

Orozco’s Auto Service Fullerton – Orange County, CA
1018 W. Orangethorpe Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92833, USA
Call Today: 714-525-3239 – Auto | Fleet | Diesel | Service, Maintenance and Repair

https://orozcosfullerton.com

Orozco’s Auto Service has five convenient locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties Long Beach, Bellflower, Garden Grove or Fullerton!

Synthetic Oil May Be Right For You

Synthetic Oil Change

New car owners in Fullerton are often surprised when they find out their new vehicle uses Synthetic oil. Additionally, they discover a synthetic oil change is about twice the cost of the standard oil change. So when did this new costly upgrade happen and is it really benefiting me and my vehicle?

For starters, since 2019 about 70% of newer vehicles recommended using synthetic oil or a synthetic blend oil for their engines. We’ll get into synthetic blends in another article, for now lets stick with synthetic oil. Synthetic oil is generally a better choice for performance and the longevity of your vehicle. This is based on the fact that synthetic oil protects your engine due to lower levels of friction which tends to protect your engine better at extreme low and high tempters. Moreover, synthetic oils don’t break down as quickly as a standard oil meaning you can go further distances in between oil changes that helps to save money in the down the road.

So lets take a look at what synthetic oil is. Synthetic oil is artificially made from a variety of chemical compounds. They are then broken down and then rebuilt into new petroleum molecules. However, The base material, is still primarily crude oil that is distilled and then modified physically and chemically. There are multiple types of synthetics with distinctly different properties and applications that vary based on the ultimate standards of your vehicle.

Here are a few benefits of using Synthetic Oil:

  • Synthetics have a naturally higher viscosity index. Meaning, the viscosity changes less as temperature changes during normal engine startup and operating conditions as a result of being a more stable compound than standard oil.
  • Synthetic engine oils are generally less volatile than standard oils. This means there is less loss of the oil to the engine’s exhaust stream causing air pollution. This could also mean less need for adding oil between oil changes.
  • At extremely low temperatures, it is possible for mineral oils to become so thick (high viscosity) that the oil is non-pumpable making it unable to circulate effectively within the engine.
  • Getting a longer engine life in most vehicles. Many Fullerton drivers have never owned a vehicle that lasted long enough to hit the 200,000 miles mark on their engine. But, with so many new vehicles using synthetic oils these days we will soon see more drivers every year achieving that goal.
  • Synthetic oil has a longer lifespan than conventional oil. The recommended change interval for synthetic oil is around every 5,000 to 7,000 miles or 6 to 8 months, with some brands lasting much longer (15,000 to 25,000).

In conclusion, for many vehicles, synthetic oils may be a better choice for overall engine operation, performance and longevity. Unless the biggest factor affecting your selection of lubrication is only the cost. If you like the idea of fewer oil changes, upgrading to synthetic oil is the obvious choice, call Orozco’s Auto Service of Fullerton today at 714-537-0076. Keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you!

Orozco’s Auto Service Fullerton – Orange County, CA
1018 W. Orangethorpe Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92833, USA
Call Today: 714-525-3239 – Auto | Fleet | Diesel | Service, Maintenance and Repair

https://orozcosfullerton.com

Orozco’s Auto Service has five convenient locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties Long Beach, Bellflower, Garden Grove or Fullerton!

Fixing Your Car: Tips And Tricks For Diesel Repair

Diesel Repair

 

Fullerton Car & Truck Diesel Engine Repair

Imagine getting into your diesel car or truck to start down Orangethorpe Avenue and notice your vehicle start billowing out excessive smoke or your engine is suddenly loader than a hot rodder with new headers. These are two signs that indicate you may need diesel engine repair. Although diesel engines are quite durable and reliable, but like like most machines they still break down eventually. With all that being said and you’re looking for a good diesel engine mechanic, try Orozco’s Auto Service. We know diesel engines for all makes and models. Below are a few more symptoms that indicate you may have problems with your diesel engine. Stalling problems, lower running RPMs, acceleration Issues, engine is difficult to start, electrical Problems and more.

Orozco’s Auto Service also offers many maintenance service for diesel engines like Diesel Induction Service. A fuel induction service that is typically not part of the mileage-based maintenance schedule in your owner’s manual. Although, it should still be part of your vehicle’s maintenance routine. We recommend it every 60,000 miles or whenever you notice performance issues. Typically, diesel fuel will oxidize and form residues that deposit in fuel injectors and combustion chambers. These deposits will drastically affect the engines performance by clogging fuel injectors and creating irregular spray patterns. This service is designed for concentrated cleaning of the injection pump and injectors.

It takes more than the right tools to repair a diesel engine. As highly-skilled ASE technicians, we take pride in diagnosing any diesel engine problem and providing affordable repairs. Unlike standard gasoline engines, diesel engine systems use their own compression to ignite fuel. They have significantly more compression in the chamber than gas-powered engines. This means that the air-to-gas mixture is very different as well. Due to the extreme compression, external sparking is not necessary. Built without spark plugs, a diesel engine runs more efficiently using glow plugs. Many of the new models can go for 500,000 miles without the need for a rebuild. At the first sign of any problem, it’s important to bring your vehicle to Orozco’s for diesel engine repair. We know these types of engines inside and out. Since we are skilled at repairing all types of problems, you can trust our technicians to ensure the repair job is done right the first time.

If you think your diesel engine car or truck is showing any of the above symptoms or are not sure and would like to have it diagnosed, contact Orozco’s Auto Service of Fullerton today at 714-525-3239. Remember always keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you!

 

Orozco’s Auto Service Fullerton – Orange County, CA
1018 W. Orangethorpe Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92833, USA
Call Today: 714-525-3239 – Auto | Fleet | Diesel | Service, Maintenance and Repair

https://orozcosfullerton.com

Orozco’s Auto Service has five convenient locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties Long Beach, Bellflower, Garden Grove or Fullerton!

What’s Up With That Pesky Little Check Engine Light

Check Engine Light

 

Fullerton Check Engine Light & Diagnostics

Most Fullerton Drivers know that felling you get when your minding your own business cruising down Orangethorpe Avenue when you suddenly notice the feared “Check Engine” Light showing on your dash. And like most drivers, you’re not really sure what that light means, besides the fact that it may cost money. Many experts call it the one of the most misunderstood indicators on your dashboard. Because it can mean a variety of issues, from a loose gas cap, your car isn’t getting the best fuel economy, your vehicle is emitting higher levels of pollutants or worst case scenario, a serious issues with your engine.

Additionally, when you see the warning light it doesn’t mean you have to instantly pull over and call a tow truck. Although, it does mean if your in the area you should contact Orozco’s Auto Service and have it checked at your next opportunity. Ignoring any warning from your vehicle may end up damaging some expensive components.

What is The “Check Engine” Light

The “check engine” light is a part of your vehicle’s onboard diagnostics AKA the (OBD) system. Since the ’80s, computers increasingly have controlled and monitored your vehicle performance. Such as regulating variables as engine speed (RPM), ignition timing, fuel mixture and in some cars, the computer also tells automatic transmissions when to shift.

When it finds a problem in the electronic-control system that it can’t correct, the computer turns on a yellow warning indicator that’s labeled “check engine,” “service engine soon” or “check powertrain.” Or the light may be nothing more than a picture of an engine, known as the International :Check Engine” Symbol. In addition to turning on the light, the computer stores a “trouble code” in its memory to identifies the source of the problem. This may be a malfunctioning sensor or a misfiring engine. If you bring your vehicle in to Orozco’s Auto Service we can read the code with an electronic scan tool or our diagnostic computer.

If your check-engine light comes on, here are some tips on what you can do:

First, check your dashboard gauges and lights for any signs of of low oil pressure or overheating. These conditions mean you should pull over and shut off the engine as soon as you can find a safe place to do so. On some vehicle’s, a yellow “check engine” means investigate the problem, while a red “check engine” can mean stop as soon as it’s safe to pull over. Always refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual for the specific meaning for your warning lights.

After checking all your gages one of the most simple steps is try tightening your gas cap. Quite often this can solves the problem. Keep in mind that it may take several trips before the light resets. If the light continues to stay on feel free to visit Orozco’s Auto Service of  and we can reset it for you. Newer vehicle may have a separate indicator that warns of a loose gas cap before the condition sets off the “check engine” light.

If your vehicle is showing a “check engine” light or are not sure and would like to have your vehicle diagnosed, call Orozco’s Auto Service of Fullerton today at 714-525-3239. Keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you!

Orozco’s Auto Service Fullerton – Orange County, CA
1018 W. Orangethorpe Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92833, USA
Call Today: 714-525-3239 – Auto | Fleet | Diesel | Service, Maintenance and Repair

https://orozcosfullerton.com

Orozco’s Auto Service has five convenient locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties Long Beach, Bellflower, Garden Grove or Fullerton!

Make Your Car Better With 30-60-90K Mile Services

30-60-90K Mile Services
TIP! Ensure the mechanic you use has an ASE certification before allowing them to operate on your vehicle. Mechanics can obtain the ASE certification by taking a test and having more than two years of experience.

Have you always wanted to be able to repair your vehicle yourself? It is really not as hard as you would imagine to do simple auto repairs yourself. You will save yourself money and extend the life of the vehicle. Perform your own auto repairs when possible by adhering to the following helpful guide.

TIP! When you are shopping for a repair shop, take into consideration whether they have worked on the same type of car as yours. If they have, there is a good chance they will be able to repair your car.

Keeping a good battery charger in your vehicle is always a wise choice to avoid being stranded. Dead batteries are a very common problem for all car owners. Not only will you be able to charge up your battery, you can also help others whose battery has broken down. It is also important to understand how to properly connect the charger to the battery.

TIP! Be sure to wash your car often so as to prevent rust. Although all cars rust at some point in time, it is possible to delay this from occurring by washing off salt and chemicals immediately.

If you are considering working with a new auto repair shop, ask the mechanic if they are experienced in working with your specific vehicle. If they have experience with your type of car, they are more likely able to correctly diagnose and fix the problems your vehicle is having.

TIP! Before paying for repairs done on your car, test drive it to make sure it runs well. A lot of people don’t try to drive their car first and they figure out the hard way that it wasn’t repaired later on.

Use the Internet to search for local auto body shop reviews. This will let you know how others feel about the services they provide. This will help you to weed out garages that could leave you with concerns over quality and workmanship.

TIP! Look into an auto repair person that uses their own personal garage. These types of mechanics are sometimes not licensed or insured, but charge much less and can do really great work.

Watch out for blatant signs that your mechanic is not to be trusted. If they tend to talk in circles or ignore your questions, then they might not be all that you want them to be. It is important that you trust the person that is repairing your vehicle, and if you don’t, then go somewhere else.

TIP! Before taking your car in, ask friends for referrals. Your loved ones may give you some recommendations to simplify your search.

Don’t get intimidated by self-auto repair. Just focus on the parts you need to work on, and it will get drastically easier. Remember this article and review all the tips when you require a reference. Fixing your car is possible if you use these tips.

 

Orozco’s Auto Service Fullerton – Orange County, CA
1018 W. Orangethorpe Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92833, USA
Call Today: 714-525-3239 – Auto | Fleet | Diesel | Service, Maintenance and Repair

https://orozcosfullerton.com

Orozco’s Auto Service has five convenient locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties Long Beach, Bellflower, Garden Grove or Fullerton!

Do Cars Really Need Brake Fluid Service?

Brake Fluid Service
TIP! Find an ASE certified mechanic if you need some repairs. Mechanics can obtain the ASE certification by taking a test and having more than two years of experience.

When it comes to getting your car repaired, you may feel at a loss as to what steps you need to take. If this is your case, you need to learn more about auto repairs. Put yourself in the drivers seat with the sound advice about auto repairs found below.

TIP! Check your radiator often. Allow your car to run for just a few minutes, then shut off the engine, and open up the hood.

Your car should be washed regularly so that rust doesn’t become a problem. Salt and other harmful chemicals will speed up the rusting process. If you want to avoid rust at all costs, do your best to clean the car thoroughly after contact with these substances. Protect your paint with good wax.

TIP! Keep track of all the repairs and maintenance you do on your vehicle. Store them inside the glove compartment just in case you have to see a mechanic all of a sudden.

Ask your mechanic to use OEM parts. These means they are parts that come directly from the manufacturer. While generic parts may be cheaper, you’ll never know how good the quality is. A cheap, generic part is less of a bargain if it only lasts half as long as an OEM part would.

TIP! Whenever your car undergoes repairs, make sure you have the written record of what was done. If further issues develop later, the mechanic may want to see the historical documentation of what has already been done.

A spare tire and a jack are valuable items to have in case of an emergency. They are usually included when you buy a car. You would hate to be stuck out in the road and be forced to spend money on a tow. You can save a lot of money by performing tasks yourself.

Fullerton Brake Fluid Service

TIP! If you have a serious automobile issue, take it to a professional. Remember, you are not an expert! Problems can be more complicated than they initially appear.

Put together an auto repair kit and keep it in your car. Your tool kit should have equipment to change a tire and other necessary items. If you don’t have a jack and lug wrench, get one. Your tool kit should contain these items: socket wrenches, ratcheting tools, a wrench for torque and one that is adjustable, and both a Phillips and a flat head screwdriver as well. Avoid cheap tools. If you buy high quality tools, they will not break when you really need them.

TIP! Some unscrupulous auto shop will replace your tires with older ones and sell your tires. This is a money making tactic that allows them to make money off of people that are not wise enough to look into things.

You have the right knowledge now to help you manage your car repairs. Avoid the hassles and potential swindles of any repair shop experience and come out on top. Learn all you can by reading the following article.

 

Orozco’s Auto Service Fullerton – Orange County, CA
1018 W. Orangethorpe Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92833, USA
Call Today: 714-525-3239 – Auto | Fleet | Diesel | Service, Maintenance and Repair

https://orozcosfullerton.com

Orozco’s Auto Service has five convenient locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties Long Beach, Bellflower, Garden Grove or Fullerton!

Talk With The Mechanic Directly About Axle Repair

Axle Repair
TIP! Ask for referrals to find a great mechanic. Talk to your friends and family and ask if they have any recommendations.

Don’t feel helpless when dealing with your car’s need for repairs. It can be very costly to fix a vehicle, so you should know know the basics about auto repair if you want to be satisfied with the results. Continue reading to learn how to better deal with your auto repairs.

TIP! Look up reviews online for body shops in your area. This is a good way of getting an idea on what other customers think of the mechanic’s skills and customer service.

Keep a good battery charger in your car. Dead batteries are a very common problem for all car owners. Not only will you be able to charge up your battery, you can also help others whose battery has broken down. Take a few minutes to learn how to use it properly before you get in a situation where you need to use it.

TIP! Be aware of a mechanic who makes unneeded repairs to your car. Good mechanics will inform you if parts need replacing or will need replacing in the near future; however, they should not actually take the extra step and replace parts without your knowledge and approval.

There are certain repairs that you can do yourself. You can do a number of things on your own if you know how to. If you would like to try it, you can research on the problem online. If the job is a simple one, you might save a bit of money if you make repairs on your own.

TIP! Be on the lookout for clear indications that a mechanic is not the right one for the job. If you have trouble getting a straight answer out of them, (or if, even worse, they refuse to answer questions to your satisfaction) they probably aren’t the kind of people you want to work with.

To keep rust from becoming an issue, wash and wax your car regularly. Rust is an inevitability, but you can stave it off for a good while. Make sure to wax your car so as to protect the paint.

TIP! A spare tire and a jack are essential items to keep in your trunk. Typically, if you have recently purchased a car, you should have these items already.

Look for online body shop reviews for any business you’re thinking of patronizing. This can inform you of how the general public views their customer service skills as well as how well they do when it comes to solving the problem. The knowledge can be very helpful when it comes time to make a final decision on which place to go to with your car.

TIP! You don’t want to neglect the wiper blades on your vehicle. If your wipers are not doing a good job or often streak or chatter, you need new ones.

By now you should have a better idea of how to handle auto repairs. These tips will help you feel better when you have an issue with your car. Keep them in mind going forward, and make wise decisions about auto repair.

 

Orozco’s Auto Service Fullerton – Orange County, CA
1018 W. Orangethorpe Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92833, USA
Call Today: 714-525-3239 – Auto | Fleet | Diesel | Service, Maintenance and Repair

https://orozcosfullerton.com

Orozco’s Auto Service has five convenient locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties Long Beach, Bellflower, Garden Grove or Fullerton!

Everyone Needs To Know About Squealing Fan Belt Repair

 

TIP! Keeping a battery charger in your car is a good safety investment. Dead batteries happen more often than you imagine, and you can help other people if you take a battery charger along in your vehicle.

There is no reason to just take it as it comes when your car starts having trouble. Such a major investment should be accompanied by a healthy knowledge base concerning the protection of your investment. Keep reading to learn more about what you can do next time you’re dealing with auto repair.

TIP! You don’t always need a repair-person for your car troubles. You can easily learn to perform small repairs yourself.

Before allowing them to repair your vehicle, verify that the mechanic has A.S.E. certification. This means the technician has completed a test and has more than two years of experience. You will then know that you are dealing with a trained professional.

TIP! Research any auto repair service station online. This can give you a good idea about how the public feels and what experience you might have yourself.

Don’t underestimate how important it is to keep an emergency kit inside your car. Include a spare tire, a jack, a battery charger and a container full of gas. Add some blankets, a flashlight and some batteries in case your car breaks down at night.

TIP! Don’t leave anything of value in your car when it’s being repaired. Your mechanic may need these parts removed so that they can make repairs.

Be aware of all of the costs prior to handing your keys over to the mechanic. If you need clarification, ask the service advisor for additional information before repairs commence. You don’t want to get the car back, only to be shocked at how much the repairs cost you.

TIP! Check to see if the mechanic you are considering is familiar with your make and model of vehicle. Yes, every car has an engine, a radiator, and a gas tank, but how they are built will vary greatly from vehicle to vehicle.

Inquire as to whether the mechanic has had previous experience working on your specific vehicle model before. If they have before, then they are likely going to be able to also fix your car easily enough.

TIP! You shouldn’t forget about your wiper blades. If your windshield wipers cause streaks or make noises, they may need replacing.

Referrals are your best best when searching for a trustworthy mechanic. Ask friends, family or co-workers for recommendations. You can learn a lot about the overall quality of a person’s work, the price, and the level of customer satisfaction. You’ll get a real feel for the experience and the honesty of the mechanic.

Fullerton Squealing Fan Belt Repair

TIP! Speak with friends and family about where they get their auto repairs done for some good ideas. With the benefit of advice from acquaintances and family members, you’ll be better informed about the different options open to you.

You now know more about dealing with those auto repairs when the issues arise. What you have learned here is going to make you a lot more prepared when you end up having to deal with getting auto repairs. Remember what you have learned so that you know what to do when your car needs repairing.

 

Orozco’s Auto Service Fullerton – Orange County, CA
1018 W. Orangethorpe Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92833, USA
Call Today: 714-525-3239 – Auto | Fleet | Diesel | Service, Maintenance and Repair

https://orozcosfullerton.com

Orozco’s Auto Service has five convenient locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties Long Beach, Bellflower, Garden Grove or Fullerton!

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