Monthly Archives: April 2011

Fall and Spring Checkup in Sacramento

When I was a kid, my dad always made sure he took the cars in for Spring and Fall checkups. I was telling a friend that it's about time to get into Made In America Made In Japan for a checkup and he said that he read on the internet that modern cars don't need seasonal service.My friend is (technically) right about some things, but from a practical standpoint, a seasonal check up still makes sense.Back when my dad was teaching me about how to take care of the family vehicle, most of them used a different weight of oil in the winter and in the summer. But most of today's modern engines run the same oil year round. High-tech engines and high-tech motor oils are better able to handle the seasonal changes.Your owner's manual or Sacramento service advisor at Made In America Made In Japan can tell you the right oil to use.Of course, you're concerned about the coolant or antifreeze. You don't want to overheat in the Cali ... read more

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Engine Air Filter

Today we want to talk about your engine air filter.  That’s the filter that cleans the air before it’s burned in your engine.  People wonder how often they should change their engine air filter.  The simple answer is when it’s dirty.  That’s a function of how much air has passed through the filter, so your manufacturer will recommend a mileage interval for replacing the air filter.  But you can imagine that how dirty the air is would affect how quickly the filter gets filled.  If you drive where there’s lots of dust, pollution or pollen, your engine air filter will get dirty more quickly and need to be changed sooner.  That’s why we check the air filter with every full-service oil change.  We can visually tell if the filter needs to be changed. Your filter can only hold so much dirt.  Once the filter is full, dirt will pass through to the engine.  This dirt gums up the combustion chamber and hurts fue ... read more

Which Item Is Most Stolen from Vehicles in Sacramento?

  Which item is most often stolen from vehicles in Sacramento?Is it: Stereo Wheels Air Bag DVD System Well, if you said stereo – you used to be right. But airbags have now surpassed stereos as the biggest target for theft in California – approximately 50,000 a year are stolen across the country. New airbags cost about $1,000, but go for $50 to $200 on the black market in California.Stolen airbags are making their way back into cars that have been in an accident. Of course, the danger to the consumer of having a stolen airbag installed is that you can never be sure what may have previously affected them and if they will work right when you need them. Contact us at Made In America Made In Japan for more information about where to get your airbags checked or replaced.Find us at 1200 I St, Sacramento, California 95814You can reach us by phone at: 916-442-3287 There are reports that 1 in 25 airbag r ... read more

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Maintenance

Finding Vehicle Recall Information in Sacramento, California

No matter how well they're made, vehicles in Sacramento, California, will have design or manufacturing problems. And when the government thinks a problem is really serious for people in Sacramento, California, they require the manufacturer to issue a recall notice and fix the vehicle  free of charge. The manufacturer then tries to contact everyone in California who owns that type of vehicle to get the recall work done. Perhaps you have received a postcard notifying you of a recall. The government has links on its websites, or just visit AutoNetTV for links. There are many websites with free recall information and searches. There's CarFax, AutoByTel and the DMV.Recalls are serious but not all that common. Sometimes there are fewer issues, and for these, manufacturers issue a Technical Service Bulletin, or TSB, that tells service centers like Made In America Made In Japan how to repair a frequent or difficult problem ... read more

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