Monthly Archives: November 2011

Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight and Your California Driving

Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from Sacramento knows this makes sense.Some of us in the Sacramento area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror.Guys: sports equipment and tools. Ladies: well, just take a look around the passenger compartment and trunk. I think my car has about 45 pounds of french fries on the floor.All that extra weight wastes gas as you drive between here and there, and everywhere else.Lose the junk and save some money....And you really only need one of those spare tires. Made In America Made In Japan 1200 I St Sacramento, California 95814 916

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Check Your Shocks and Struts at Made In America Made In Japan

  Today we're talking to Sacramento drivers about shocks and struts. They're so easy for California folks to forget about because they last so long and wear out so slowly. But your shocks are really responsible for keeping your tires on the road – so they're very important.Without shocks, your wheels would be bouncing over bumps and lifting on corners. The shocks push the tire down to the road to maximize traction. Good shocks equal good ride quality and safe handling for Sacramento drivers. There's a difference between shocks and springs. Springs support the weight of the vehicle, keeping it suspended up off the axles. The shocks moderate the rebound motion as wheels hit bumps. Now a strut combines a shock and a coil spring in one compact unit. It's best to replace all four shocks at the same time. That way you'll have even, predictable handling at all four corners. Anything less could be dangerous. Visit Made In America Made In Japan&nb ... read more

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Shocks & Struts

What to Do In Case of an Accident

If you've ever been in a vehicle accident around Sacramento, California, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what you should do in case of an accident in Sacramento, California:When an accident occurs, you should always stop. Leaving the scene of an accident is considered a crime in California, even if it's not your fault. And hit-and-run penalties are fairly severe, possibly resulting in steep fines, loss of your driver's license or even jail time in our local Sacramento lockup.Most places, including California, require that you try to help someone who is injured by calling for help or performing first aid if you are able.Warn other Sacramento motorists by putting out flares, using your flashers or lifting your hood.Call 911 as soon as possible. Tell the operator if medical or fire help is needed.Always file a police rep ... read more

Tracking True in California: Wheel Alignment in Sacramento

The biggest issue for Sacramento area drivers is always safety. When your vehicle wheels are out of alignment, the vehicle will pull to one side, which could lead to an accident. When you're vehicle is out of alignment, you should have it taken care of right away at Made In America Made In Japan in Sacramento. When undergoing an alignment service at Made In America Made In Japan, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where the tires, steering and suspension parts are checked for damage. Then the alignment is charted and checked against the factory settings.Precision adjustments are made to bring the wheels back into alignment. This gets all four wheels going in exactly the same direction.Sacramento drivers should be aware of the signs of alignment problems. These include the car pulling to one side. Also, the steering wheel may not be centered when you're going straight. If you see the edges of ... read more

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Alignment

Finding Vehicle Recall Information From Sacramento

No matter how well they’re made, cars are bound to have problems with their design or manufacturing. When the government thinks a problem is really serious, they require the manufacturer to issue a recall notice to Sacramento residents and to fix the car free of charge. The manufacturer then tries to contact everyone who owns that type of car in Sacramento and elsewhere until the work is done. These recalls always affect safety, so you need to take them seriously. It’s really easy to find out if a vehicle is being recalled. For links to government sites, look in the AutoNetTV website. Other website include: carfax.com; autobytel.com; and dmv.org. All of these sites have free recall searches. R ... read more

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