Truckee Auto Repair

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The Auto & Tire Doctor Hours
Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Express Lube Hours
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Smogs available: Smog checks on 2000 and newer vehicles.
Available at both facilities during regular business hours.
No appointments needed.

Monthly Archives: April 2020

On Board Diagnostics for TRUCKEE Motorists

Some TRUCKEE vehicle owners wonder why The Auto & Tire Doctor Inc and other TRUCKEE auto repair shops charge a fee for vehicle diagnostics. Receiving a diagnostic charge at The Auto & Tire Doctor Inc for a tricky automotive problem shouldn't be a surprise. In the TRUCKEE area, automotive diagnostics can cover quite a range. If you hear a noise in your vehicle brakes when you slow down in rush-hour traffic on a busy CA road, you pull off at the next off-ramp and take a quick visual check. That is usually enough to know what needs to be done. If you're having an intermittent problem with your vehicle engine, however, a The Auto & Tire Doctor Inc diagnosis may be much more involved.Much of the TRUCKEE driver's confusion comes when the problem involves the Check Engine light. The Check Engine light comes on when the engine management computer has sensed a problem. There's a common misconception among CA drivers that the trouble code tells the The Auto & Tire Doctor Inc technician exa ... read more

Questions to Ask Your TRUCKEE Service Advisor

We find that a lot of TRUCKEE drivers are a little tentative when they talk with their automotive advisors. They want to ask questions but don't want to be embarrassed or seem pushy. Vehicles are very complicated and there's more to know about them than most of us have the time to learn. Maybe it's because vehicles have become so much more reliable that the average person just doesn't need to know as much to keep their vehicle on the road.You know, your local hospital has a Patient's Bill of Rights that they post throughout the hospital. We think our TRUCKEE automotive service customers also have a right to ask any question they need to understand what is wrong with their car and what it will take to fix it. They need to feel free to ask the cost and benefits of recommended services. And they certainly have a right to understand the financial end of the transaction.It's all about the communication. It's a little harder when you're trying to find the right ... read more

Economics of Maintenance for TRUCKEE Auto Owners

Buying a new car in TRUCKEE is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But what if your current car is still in good shape? How do you decide?People in TRUCKEE who've been used to driving a new car every three to five years may be having second thoughts in this economy. For many, the question is, how does the certainty of a new car payment stack up against uncertain repairs for a car that may be out of warranty?For purposes of our discussion, let's assume you live right here in TRUCKEE and have a five year old vehicle. It's now paid off. If you keep it, you fear that there'll be some repairs over the next five years, but you really don't know what to expect. For help we turned to maintenance and repair information for cars and trucks. With this data, they project likely service and repair costs for a particular make and model. They're able to use manufacturer's maintenance ... read more

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Maintenance

Automotive Tips from The Auto & Tire Doctor Inc: Making Your A/C System Last Longer

TRUCKEE drivers know that if their air conditioning system isn’t making cool air like it used to, there is a problem. It may be as simple as adding more of the right kind of refrigerant.Your A/C requires special compressor oil, which circulates through the system along with the refrigerant, to lubricate and protect expensive components and keep seals and gaskets from drying out. If refrigerant has leaked out – so has the compressor oil. This oil needs to be replenished whenever refrigerant is added.An air conditioning inspection at The Auto & Tire Doctor Inc will uncover any potential problems and identify any necessary repairs needed to get TRUCKEE drivers on the road to cool air once again.Give us a call.The Auto & Tire Doctor Inc12000 PIONEER TRLTRUCKEE, CA 961615305872178http://theautoandtiredoctor.com

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Air Conditioning
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