Monthly Archives: October 2013

Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in Sacramento

Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One of the most intricate dances in your engine has to do with the combustion cycle.Your vehicle engine has cylinders in which a piston travels up and down. At the top of the cylinders are valves that open to bring in the air and fuel. And there are valves that open to let out the exhaust after the fuel has been burned. Call Made In America Made In Japan at 916-442-3287 for answers about your timing belt, or drop by our Sacramento, California, service center on 1200 I St. It's critical that the values be timed to open and close at precisely the right time in the combustion cycle, or the engine will run poorly or not at all.The timing belt is responsible for rotatin ... read more

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Timing Belt

Nitrogen Fill For Tires in Sacramento California

So, everyone in the Sacramento California area knows how great helium is – you know, party balloons, squeaky voices. But a lot of people around Sacramento still haven't heard about the benefits of nitrogen in your tires, and how it can help your tires. Here's some great advice from AutoNetTV, brought to you by Made In America / Made In Japan. Nitrogen has actually been around for a long time in the Sacramento California commercial sector, but it's just starting to catch on for private vehicles in the 95814 zip code area. Why nitrogen in your tires? Air is air, right? Actually, it turns out there is a difference. The heart of the matter is maintaining proper tire inflation. When your tires are properly inflated, they last longer, handle better and more safely, and save you money at the gas pump. The problem is that tires filled in Sacramento with regular air can lose a pound and a half of ai ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Sacramento Customer Detective Work

One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Made In America Made In Japan is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given symptom. So, it's challenging to track down the actual cause of the problem. And it can be frustrating for the vehicle owner because it can take time and money to get to the bottom of a problem. If it's not something obvious, it's easy for the customer to focus on the fixing and not the diagnosing.Let us at Made In America Made In Japan introduce you to something we'll call 'Customer Detective Work' –  helping your technician find clues to what's wrong.We start with the detective basics: What, Where and When. Play along with me; You come in to Made In America Made In Japan and your car is making a funny sound... Q: Where's the sound? A: Around the right front wheel. Q: What kind of sound? A ... read more

Selecting New Tires and Wheels

Some of us Sacramento drivers just love tires. All those little rubber hairs on new tires and the smell is wonderful. We live in a great time for tires. No matter how you drive around California, where you want to go or the look you're after; there is a tire for you.The same is true about wheels. The hardest part is choosing from the thousands of wheels available at California tire shops.The team at Made In America Made In Japan can help you get some things in mind before you make a purchase. Let's start with function and think about how you drive.For example, maybe you have a large SUV but you don't drive off-road around California, so an off-road tread isn't important. Also, because you are not out bouncing over rocks in the California backcountry, you don't need a high profile tire to protect your rims. So that means you can probably go with the low-wide look.If you have a winter season with rain and snow or if you find you need better ice and snow performance, they make great ... read more

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Tires and Wheels
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