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Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In Thousand Oaks

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 31st, 2011 11:36am

    />   Every Thousand Oaks car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter’s dirty. Here’s what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your car owner’s manual will have a recommendation of when to change the filter. Second, a visual inspection by your Los Angeles technician may determine that your filter it ...


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Put the brakes on costly car maintenance - Daily Herald

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 6th, 2011 7:24pm

How much have you spent on car maintenance in the last year?  The average household is in for about $700 a year after all is said and done, according to Consumer Reports. ... Read More!


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Commitment to Make Your car Last At AskPatty.com, Inc

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 22nd, 2011 5:25pm

For advice on how to make your car last longer, visit us at AskPatty.com, Inc P.O. Box 6601 Thousand Oaks, CA 91359 888-745-1928 These days many people in the Los Angeles area are really committed to making their cars last a long time. First thing: you've got to start with what you've got. It'd be ideal if people started with a brand new car, never missed a scheduled service item, paid attention to the severe service ...


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Busting Automotive Myths In Thousand Oaks CA

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 22nd, 2011 5:13pm

Myths passed around our Thousand Oaks CA community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. Some bloggers recall the cars of yesteryear and declare their modern decedents to be virtually maintenance free and that anyone who says otherwise is out to rip you off. To get the truth about auto myths you ...


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Looking Down the Road - Headlamps

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 1st, 2011 7:45pm

If you've ever been driving around Thousand Oaks and had a headlamp go out, you've probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlamps, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won't have the same brightness which can be distracting and will affect your field of vision. To have your headlights inspected, visit us at AskPatty.com, Inc. We're at P.O. Box 6601 in Thousand Oaks, CA ...


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Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 16th, 2011 4:42pm

In our auto video today we'll be talking with Alan Peterson about myths surrounding automotive maintenance. You can lump these myths into the statement that "modern cars are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free". Any good myth has some elements of truth. No offense to Thousand Oaks Bigfoot fans, but this maintenance-free myth has more evidence than most. If we look at some isolated areas of auto maintenance, ...


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Risk of Extended Oil Change Intervals

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 21st, 2011 5:24pm

Nothing in your engine workers harder than your oil. With hundreds of moving parts, and thousands of explosions every minute, it's no wonder that engine oil needs to be changed frequently! You've probably heard the old rule of thumb: Change your oil every 3,000 miles/ 5,000 kilometers or 3 months, whichever comes first. But some car manufacturers have introduced extended oil change intervals. They figure that a modern ...


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Keys to Long Lasting Vehicle

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 14th, 2010 8:57pm

New cars cost so much these days. Add financing and insurance and, well a new vehicle may not seem so attractive. A lot of Thousand Oaks, CA people are hoping to make their cars last a lot longer. The good news is that with the current state of automotive engineering and manufacture, there’s no reason a modern vehicle can’t be made to last for a 150,000 miles or more. There is an old saying that says, 'a stitch ...


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Economics of Maintenance For Thousand Oaks Auto Owners

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 24th, 2010 5:22pm

Buying a new car in Thousand Oaks 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 Thousand Oaks 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 ...


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Following Recommended Intervals

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 27th, 2010 7:09pm

If you're reading this article, then you are probably a CA driver that cares about your car and how it runs. Even though you care, there is still that moment of dread when your service technician tells you the manufacturer recommends some additional service. Your heart beats a little faster, your blood pressure rises. You worry about spending more money than you expected. And you worry that if you say "no" you might be ...


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