Monthly Archives: February 2019

SAN CLEMENTE Drivers Severe Service Maintenance Schedules

Since driving requirements and lifestyles differ among SAN CLEMENTE drivers, your vehicle manufacturer publishes two auto maintenance schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. Which schedule should SAN CLEMENTE drivers follow? Here are some questions to ask yourself: Are most of your trips less than four miles/six kilometers around SAN CLEMENTE? Are most of your trips less than 10 miles/16 kilometers in below-zero CA temps? Are most of your trips off-highway in CA? Do you drive often in dusty SAN CLEMENTE areas? Do you regularly tow a trailer or carry heavy loads around SAN CLEMENTE? Do you drive in very hot or very cold CA weather? Think about your typical week. Do you live by your nearest SAN CLEMENTE on-ramp and enjoy a non-stop commute? Or, do you drive the neighborhood car pool in stop-and-go traffic on SAN CLEMENTE surface streets? Let's suppose your owner's manual says the severe service oil change recommendation is ... read more

To Save Gas Around SAN CLEMENTE: Keep up with Your Scheduled Service

One topic that hits the news in CA on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some CA drivers is to buy a vehicle that gets better fuel economy. For those of us in SAN CLEMENTE who don't want to add a car payment to our monthly expenses, we need to improve our fuel economy any way we can. Following recommended service intervals by coming into Courtesy Automotive Service is one of the best ways people in SAN CLEMENTE can keep their vehicle running efficiently. That means better fuel economy. When you give it some thought, it only makes sense. Dirty oil or transmission fluid can't lubricate or clean. That means more drag which reduces fuel economy. Keeping up with scheduled oil changes and transmission services will save gas for CA drivers. Dirty engine air filters are another efficiency pirate. They rob your engine of enough air to effectively burn the fuel, so you need more gas to get the job done. Replacing a dirty air filter can pay for itself in fuel savings b ... read more

TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring for Your SAN CLEMENTE Vehicle

SAN CLEMENTE drivers may know that all 2008 model year and newer cars, mini-vans and light trucks in CA come with a tire pressure monitoring system. Many slightly older vehicles around the SAN CLEMENTE area have these systems as well. A tire pressure monitoring system – called TPMS – consists of sensors on each wheel that measure tire pressure. If tire pressure drops 25 percent below the vehicle manufacture’s recommended pressure, the sensor sends a signal to a monitoring unit that causes a warning to light up on the dashboard. When drivers see the warning light, they know it's time to put some air in the tires. There are many benefits to people in SAN CLEMENTE who drive with properly inflated tires. First is cost savings. Running at the correct air pressure improves fuel economy. Driving on underinflated tires is like driving through sand – it drags down your fuel economy. Drivers in SAN CLEMENTE will also see longer, more even ... read more