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Car Care Tips

  • Recognizing Flood Damage When Buying A Vehicle

    Unless you are confident in your abilities as an automotive mechanic, there is really only one rule when purchasing a flood-damaged vehicle: don’t do it. Unfortunately, sometimes sellers aren’t particularly straight-forward with their used cars. Many will try to hide the fact that it’s been damaged by floodwaters at all or try to convince potential buyers that the car is in fact fine. “It has gone months with no issues” or “technically it is flood-damaged but” are two red flags, and while it isn’t impossible for a flood car to be fine, it’s altogether a good idea to stay away.

  • Taking Proper Care of Your Transmission

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    While transmissions are extremely complicated and it takes a professional hand to work on one, taking care of the one you have isn’t difficult. At Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, CA, we understand the importance of caring for your transmission properly, so that it stays in good condition for as long as possible.

  • The Electrical Side of Your Vehicle

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    Charging and electrical systems, particularly on luxury and performance cars, are the most intricate and complex systems on your vehicle. It takes highly trained technicians armed with the right equipment to properly diagnose and repair electrical issues on high-end vehicles such as Porsche, Audi, BMW, MINI, VW, and Subaru. At Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights we have the technicians and the tools you need to get the job done right.

  • Tips for Better Gas Mileage

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    Your gas mileage mostly depends on what kind of car you drive; engine displacement and vehicle weight are the largest determining factors on gas mileage, and there’s not much you can do to change either of those. That doesn’t mean attempting to improve your fuel economy is a completely hopeless endeavor, however. With these tips from Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, CA, you might be surprised how much your fuel mileage can be improved.

  • Tips for New Drivers!

    For all the new drivers on the road, young and old, Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, CA would like to welcome you to the automotive community. Here are a few wise words to live by, to make your entrance into the driving world go as smoothly as possible.

  • Tire About to Blow Out? Here's What to Do.

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    At Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, CA, we understand that you can’t prevent malfunctions all the time, every time. At some point in your driving history, you’ve probably dealt with a flat tire. Sometimes a tire goes flat in a parking lot, but sometimes a tire can fail while driving. Here are some indicators you have a tire that is about to fail, and how to handle the situation.

  • Used Engines and Transmissions - Are They Worth the Risk?

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    Nobody wants to put an engine or transmission in their car. However, when that time comes, it’s important to make an informed decision - here are some things to consider when installing a used engine or transmission, from Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, CA.

  • Using Your Jumper Cables

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    At some point or another, it’ll happen to you. You leave your headlights on, your battery finally fails, or for some other reason, you don’t have enough juice to start your car. Don’t call a tow truck just yet, though...Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights has the info you need to properly jump-start your car.

  • Vehicle Safety Tips For Keeping Your Child Safe

    Part of maintaining your vehicle is keeping its safety devices in good working order, especially when there are kids in the vehicle. Seat belts, window locks, and airbag sensors work together to keep children safe in an automobile. Though safety components are generally very reliable, they do occasionally fail. Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, CA is here when they do; here are some things to watch out for.

  • What is an ASE Certified Technician and Why Does it Matter?

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    At Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, CA, quality and precision are our top priority. We specialize in well-engineered performance and luxury vehicles like BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Land Rover, and Subaru - cars and SUVs that require the right touch. For this reason, we employ ASE certified technicians, to guarantee we’re the best in the business.

  • What should you do if you blow a tire?

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    The best way to deal with a blown tire is to prevent it from happening in the first place. However, eventually, a flat tire is going to occur, and it’ll most likely be when you least need it. From Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, CA, here’s what you need to do.

  • What’s a Turbocharger and How Does it Work?

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    Every year, more and more trucks come equipped with turbochargers. What was once a novelty or a performance option has become increasingly common as stock equipment. What are they for, and how do they work? Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, CA is here to help.

  • When and Why Your Vehicle Needs a Tune-up

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    Tune-ups are an important and frequently neglected aspect of automotive care. Most drivers don’t really consider the mechanical condition of their car, so long as nothing is wrong with it. However, if a vehicle is tuned-up and maintained correctly, many mechanical failures (and expenses) will be avoided altogether. So whne is the right time to get a tune-up?

  • When to Call It Quits For Your Vehicle

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    There comes a time in the life of every fleet vehicle or commercial truck when you have to decide - is it time to retire that truck or van, or should you put the money into fixing it? At Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, CA, we’re here to help.

  • Why It's Important To Have Routine Maintenance

    An article about routine maintenance probably doesn’t sound like the most riveting read, but at Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, CA, proper maintenance is something we believe in wholeheartedly. Routine maintenance is the key to making a vehicle last for decades; if done correctly, your vehicle will stay reliable and enjoyable to drive, and you will save time and money in the process.

  • Why it’s important to always use quality parts

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    When something goes wrong on your vehicle, it can be tempting to take the cheapest route. With eBay, Amazon, and the countless other sources for car and truck parts on the market today, many people decide to go that route to save some money. Here are some points to consider when buying quality automotive parts, from Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, CA.

  • Jasper
  • 24-Hour Dropoff
  • Acdelco
  • Asa
  • ASCCA
  • ASE
  • Auto Pass
  • BF Goodrich
  • BG Products
  • Bosch Automotive
  • Bridgestone Firestone
  • Cooper Tires
  • Customer Savings
  • Dunlop Tires
  • Federated Car Care
  • Fleet Services
  • Goodyear
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Hankook Tires
  • iATN
  • JASPER Marine
  • Kelly Tires
  • Kids Play Area
  • Loaner Car
  • Michelin
  • Mastercraft
  • Motorcraft Parts
  • Pet Friendly
  • Radiator
  • RV Repair
  • Shuttle Service
  • Sumitomo Tires
  • Tech-net
  • Tires
  • Toyo
  • Uniroyal
  • 24 Month Warranty
  • Welding
  • Wifi Available

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