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  • Are You In Need Of New Brake Pads?

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    Do you need new brake pads? Most of the time, if you think you do, the answer is yes. While a lot of auto parts stores sell brake pads with lifetime warranties, don’t be misled...brake pads will still wear down.

  • ASE Certified Technician for Transmission Care

    At Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, CA, we understand that the care for your vehicle is in the details. Transmission work, more so than any other type of maintenance or repair, requires a keen eye and specific know-how.

  • Do You Smell One Of These Smells? It's Time To Bring Your Car In.

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    If you’ve owned a vehicle long, particularly one with a few miles on it, you have probably encountered a peculiar smell that grabbed your attention. Scents that you encounter while driving (emanating from your vehicle, not the horse farm down the road) are indicators of your vehicle's health and often the first warning that something may be wrong. Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights has assembled this list to prepare for you for the next time you smell something odd, so you’ll know what’s going on next time you notice a funny smell.

  • Don't Neglect Your Brakes

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    Obviously, your brakes are essential. However, it’s easy to neglect or ignore brake issues, and even miss them altogether; as long as the car, truck, or SUV still stops, many people don’t see the need to have their brakes serviced. From Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, here are some common brake issues, and why you should fix them.

  • External Components - Making Your Manual Transmission Work

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    There are many parts and systems outside of the car’s transmission that is equally as important as the parts and systems inside the transmission. Without them, the transmission won’t do much. There’s no way to transfer power from the engine to the shafts, disengage it to shift the gears, or power the differential without them. Just in case you need us, at Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, CA, we can help keep your transmission in top shape, but here’s what you need to know.

  • Hints Your Transmission Is Failing

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    At Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, CA, we know that transmissions are witchcraft to most people. More often than not, if major damage has occurred, it’s a lot more time and cost-effective to just replace the entire unit and get a fresh start. Our trained technicians at Craig Johnson Automotive want to keep you informed so you are aware of what to look out for.

  • How Do I Choose A New Transmission?

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    At Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, CA, a big part of our job is helping you make decisions that are right for you, your car, truck or SUV. When it comes to replacing a transmission there are a lot of options out there, and we’re here to help you make the right choice. Our technicians can help you decide based on your budget, vehicle and lifestyle. We're here to get your car going again and earn your business in the future.

  • How Do I Know Whether To Replace My Engine?

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    If your car, truck or SUV is experiencing major engine issues, the technicians at Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, CA have you covered. You hear the engine knocking when it decides to start? Is there smoke pouring from your truck’s exhaust pipe? Whether you’re burning oil, your engine is on it’s last leg or has simply given up altogether, we can help. And if you’re not sure what you need, we can help with that too.

  • How Do You Maintain Your Turbocharger?

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    The turbo on your diesel pickup truck is a precision-engineered component. As a result, proper maintenance is essential to keep it going strong, and Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, CA is the place to do that. At tens or even hundreds of thousands of RPM, keeping everything in good shape is absolutely necessary. Fortunately, turbos don't really require any special maintenance - they just make the maintenance you do all the more important.

  • How is the Air Quality in Your Vehicle?

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    When driving around town, your vehicle's engine needs clean air to burn the fuel – and it needs a lot. In fact, a typical vehicle needs about 216,000 gallons of air for every tank of gas. All that air passes through a filter that catches the dust and dirt. Eventually, the filter gets completely full, and because the filter can only hold so much, dirt starts getting through. At Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, we want to help you get the best air quality in your vehicle, but first, we want to explain the process of where this dirty air is going. 

  • How Often Should You Have Your Truck Maintenanced?

    At Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, CA, we know there’s a lot of conflict on when you should maintain certain things on your truck. We also know there are consequences to neglecting maintenance; the difference between a truck that breaks down all the time and a truck that has covered over a million miles virtually trouble-free all boils down to maintenance.

  • How To Properly Maintain Your Truck's Engine

    At Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, CA, we understand that maintenance is the difference between a truck that makes it to the million-mile mark and a truck that doesn’t come close. Here are some tips to keep your truck in shape for many miles to come.

  • Hydraulic Basics To Keep You Running

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    The operation of your transmission depends on your hydraulics. Even if that sounds like a foreign language to you, at Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, CA, we speak the automotive language. We want you to understand what we're talking about, so here are the basics of the hydraulic functions behind your transmission.

  • Identifying driveway spots: how to determine what is leaking under your car

    If you drive a vehicle with more than a few miles on it, there’s a good chance you’ve noticed an occasional drip underneath it that leaves spots wherever you park. Identifying what is leaking from your car will help you determine whether or not it’s a cause for concern, and what to do about it.

    There are seven liquids a car can possibly drip: oil, gas, brake fluid, transmission fluid, gear oil, water, and coolant. How do you tell the difference? This article aims to help your know-how.

  • If you see steam, pull over!

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    Something will go wrong with your car, truck, or SUV eventually. The important thing is knowing what to do, and how to deal with it. Just knowing what to do in a situation often means the difference between a quick repair and thousands of dollars worth of work. If you see steam coming from under the hood, it’s important to deal with it appropriately and quickly. Here’s what’s going on, and what to do, from Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, CA.

  • Is It Time To Invest In A New Exhaust?

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    Exhaust systems are one of the most neglected aspects of most vehicles. Exhaust pipes, catalytic converters, and mufflers are exposed to heat, emissions, and road damage. While your exhaust system is fairly simple and straightforward, these conditions mean it is inherently prone to rust and damage. As a result, this system is often one of the first systems you will have trouble within your car.

  • Is Your Truck Pulling To The Side? What Does That Mean?

    Does your steering wheel feel like it’s fighting you when trying to drive in a straight line? Does your truck turn too aggressively when you try to go one direction, and poorly when you try to go another? There are a few possibilities as to what it means if your truck resists going in a straight line. Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights has the answers for you.

  • Keeping Up With Oil Changes

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    Trucks aren’t like cars...your average personal vehicle usually holds about 5 quarts of oil, and you are supposed to change it every 3-5k miles. However, the same logic doesn’t apply to large trucks. At Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, CA, we know how important proper oil changes and diagnostics are to keep your truck on the road, for hundreds of thousands of miles. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Keeping Up With Oil Changes

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    Trucks aren’t like cars...your average personal vehicle usually holds about 5 quarts of oil, and you are supposed to change it every 3-5k miles. However, the same logic doesn’t apply to large trucks. At Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, CA, we know how important proper oil changes and diagnostics are to keep your truck on the road, for hundreds of thousands of miles. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Maintaining Ride Quality in Your Truck

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    Ride quality is an essential part of your driving experience. At Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, CA, we strive to keep your truck as smooth and comfortable to drive as the day it came off the lot. Your shock absorbers play a huge role in ride quality; here’s what you should know.

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