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Yearly Archives: 2019

Why It’s Cheaper to Keep Her: Why It’s Smarter to Maintain Your Vehicle As Opposed to Buying a New One

Right now, it seems as soon as the latest gadget or appliance comes out on the market, we are racing to upgrade our current one with one of the newer models. However, most of the time, especially when it comes to vehicles, upgrading your older model comes with an added expense. At Autotrend Diagnostics, it is cheaper to keep her. Here is why it is smarter to maintain your vehicle as opposed to buying a new one:  Imagine life without a car payment. If you keep up with regular maintenance, you can prolong the life of your vehicle, pay off your vehicle, and then live in bliss without the added expense of a car payment!  While our technicians are maintaining the life of your current vehicle, you can start saving up for your next car or anything else you would like to save for.  The moment you drive your new car off the lot, it starts to depreciate. During the first five years of driving with your new vehicle, the value depreciates by 50%. Compare that cost to what it take ... read more

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Preparing Your New Driver for Their First Car

Preparing Your New Driver for Their First Car

When it’s time to prepare your new driver for their first car, keep Autotrend Diagnostics in Campbell in mind because it’s always a great idea to have a pre-purchase inspection performed. That’s when you want one of the best auto repair shops with talented and experienced auto mechanics on your side! Preparing your new driver for their first car is a lot to take in, and there is much to consider. Autotrend Diagnostics in Campbell is an excellent place to start. When you bring in your new driver’s first car for a pre-purchase inspection, Autotrend Diagnostics will arm you with tons of information to help you decide if this is the right vehicle for your new driver. Part of that decision is about the value of the car. If there’s too much wrong with it or the repairs that are needed are too costly, you’ll want to know that up front. At the same time, if it’s all reasonable work that can be easily handled by the well-trained auto mechanics at Autot ... read more

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Top 10 Reasons Brake Repair Is So Important

The auto mechanics at Autotrend Diagnostics understand the importance of you and your family driving though Campbell in a safe vehicle, and your brakes are necessary for the overall health of your car. Auto repair and preventative maintenance, including brake service and repair, will secure the safety and driveability of your vehicle.  Here are ten reasons why brake repair is so necessary:  Think about the repercussions of having brakes that aren’t working correctly. Imagine if you are driving, you see a red light, and you step on the brakes to stop -- only to find that your brakes aren’t working.  There are several components of your brake system that need regular service. Our technicians recognize and understand each part in that system, from even the smallest bolt to your brake pads.  Brake systems are broken down into two different categories -- drum brakes and disc brakes. Drum brakes are more common on back wheels, and disc brakes have a rotor ... read more

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How Can Regular Preventative Maintenance Help Me Get the Most Out of My Vehicle

At Autotrend Diagnostics, our auto mechanics provide thorough and reliable preventative maintenance and auto repair to your vehicle. Because we want to see you and your car on the streets of Campbell for the long-term, we cannot emphasize the importance of preventative maintenance enough.  If you are interested in increasing the life of your vehicle, preventative maintenance is the first and most likely the most crucial step in the process. At Autotrend Diagnostics, our auto mechanics are familiar with both foreign and domestic models of vehicles, so we understand the nuances of your particular vehicle. This way, we can provide you with preventative maintenance geared toward you, your driving habits, and your vehicle.  Your car is one of your most precious investments, second only to your home, and we need to protect that investment. With preventative maintenance performed by the auto mechanics at Autotrend Diagnostics, we can preserve the longevity, safety, and driveabilit ... read more

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Some fun things to do in and around Campbell

Some fun things to do in and around Campbell

Did you know that Campbell, California is the sixth most populated county in California? As you probably already know, Campbell is located near some bigger cities that are full of fun activities and great food. You can easily plan a road trip around Campbell or drive a short distance and explore new places. If you are sticking close to home, you must check out the famous Winchester Mystery House. It’s located in San Jose, just outside of Campbell, with 160 rooms full of mysteries from the former owner Sarah Winchester of Winchester firearm fame. They have different tours where you can explore different rooms and the oddities of the mansion. Tour guides will also give you some insight into the paranormal activity that goes on in the house. If you are looking for an outdoor adventure then check out the Los Gatos Creek Trail. This trail is 10 miles long stretching from the Lexington Reservoir to Meridian Avenue in San Jose. This trail also runs through Campbell Park and is a cou ... read more

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It’s National Car Care Month!

It’s National Car Care Month! Woo-hoo! Winter is finally over, and Spring is here with Summer just around the corner. April is your vehicles favorite month because it’s all about getting pampered for upcoming adventures and trips.  National Car Car Month is to remind and encourage you to bring your vehicle in and fix any issues that you have been putting off since winter. Yes, that means it’s time to take care of that rattle sound when accelerating or that screeching noise you hear when you break. If you put off a problem for too long it could worsen and cause other issues; you don’t want that to happen as the weather finally gets nice.  Winter hazards are over, and Spring ones are coming. You should get your tires and brakes check and changed if needed. Spring showers can cause the roads to get very wet and slick; you want to be able to stop without sliding or hydroplaning. You should also replace your windshield wipers and put a layer of synthetic ... read more

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10 Great Ways to Organize Your Car

10 Great Ways to Organize Your Car

If this looks like your front seat, you can probably benefit from this post! Organizing your car can be a daunting task. You need to start somewhere and, the hardest part is simply getting started. Begin with cleaning out your car. Get rid of all the trash and put everything where it truly belongs, whether that's inside the house, the garage, or the garbage (maybe Goodwill too). Once you have accomplished this sometimes-overwhelming task, you are ready to begin organizing your car in a way that will keep it from every feeling so overwhelming again. Well, we can dream, can’t we? Here's a list of some handy ideas to get you started: Shower caddies attached to the backseat windows to hold things like crayons and small toys. Make it easy for your kiddos to reach items that will keep them occupied on the road.  A shoe caddy. You can hang it over the car seat so that it hangs behind you. Great for putting sunscreen, pens, diapers, juice cups not far out of reach but sti ... read more

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How to Protect Your Car if You Have No Garage

How to Protect Your Car if You Have No Garage

All right, it’s time to confess. How many of you have no garage where you live and wish you had one? Alternatively, how many of you park your car outside in the driveway or street because your garage is too full? Whether you live in an apartment or condo complex with no garage parking, or if your home’s garage is too packed with stuff to house your vehicle, we understand your dilemma. How do you protect your car if you have no garage? For those of us who have to park their cars outside, and that’s a lot of us, here are some ideas on how to protect your vehicle from the elements if you have no garage. Car covers. Purchasing a good car cover will help protect your vehicle, keep it dry, and reduce dust deposits. There are several high-quality car covers you can buy online that are made specifically for your car model. Extra wax coating or paint protection. If you want to protect your paint from chips, dings, whorls, and scratches, you may consider waxing it more fre ... read more

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Get Your Trunk Organized

Get Your Trunk Organized

It’s January, and most people have some version of “Get Organized!” on their list of resolutions for the new year if that sounds like you, how about starting someplace manageable, like your trunk, before moving on to organizing your entire garage. After all, that project could take years for some people! First Steps Make sure you have enough time before taking you everything take everything out of your trunk. Unless your trunk is in terrible disarray and hasn’t been cleaned out in years, an hour or two should do the trick. Now decide where you’ll put all the stuff you’ll take out. You’ll also need a folding table or two, a garbage can or bag, paper towels, spray cleaner, and vacuum cleaner. Remove Everything If you have a folding table or two, that could help with this part of the chore. Take everything out of your trunk so you can see what’s in there. You could also put everything on an old blanket or newspapers. Spread it out so you ... read more

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