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Vehicle Maintenance

  • What does the PCV System do & why is it important to you?

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    On modern vehicles, the PCV system (Positive Crankcase Ventilation System) is essential to ensuring your car or truck is ready to go when you are and remains a long-lasting, reliable vehicle. It’s much more than just emissions control - your PCV system serves multiple purposes and is quite interesting! How does it work, and what are those purposes?  Here at Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, CA, we have those answers for you!

  • What is a Carrier Bearing?

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    At Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, our goal is to keep your car, truck, or SUV shifting and riding as smoothly as it did the day it rolled off the lot. A big part of that is the mounting hardware that keeps the moving parts in your drivetrain running smooth.

  • 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 The Noise? Diagnosing Manual Transmission Issues

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    Sometimes it can be hard to tell if a transmission is working the way it should or not. Is it supposed to make that noise? Is that problem a symptom of the transmission or something else? Fortunately, Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, CA has the answers.

  • 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 Is It Time To Replace a Tire?

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    At Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, we change many tires that should’ve been replaced long ago. Your tires can go for miles and miles, but there always comes a time to replace them. So how can you tell when the right time is?

  • When to Replace Your Differentials

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    At Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, we know that maintenance and repair can go a long way toward keeping your trucks on the road. We also know that sometimes, things have to be replaced altogether. The rear end, or differential, isn’t a component that needs to be replaced often; but when it does, a new one will make your truck feel like new.

  • When To Run Diagnostics On Your Vehicle

    Modern vehicles are becoming increasingly complex, and as a result, computer diagnostic systems are becoming a necessity rather than a convenience. At Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, CA, our state of the art technology and trained technicians are ready to diagnose any transmission issue you may be experiencing with your car, truck, or SUV.

  • Where's that loud noise coming from?

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    Whether you drive a Porsche, Audi, BMW, Subaru, Land Rover, or other performance and luxury vehicles, your ball joints are an essential part of your car or SUVs performance and safety. From us at Craig Johnson Automotive, here’s what to watch out for, to make sure your ball joints are in shape and ready to go. 

  • Why Do Transmissions Break?

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    Transmissions are complex, and over time they will wear out and eventually break. Knowing what to look for will play a key role in preventing your transmission from failing prematurely. At Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, CA we want to give you some insight on how your transmission works and how it can fail.

  • Why don’t my brake lights work?

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    If your brake lights are giving you trouble, it’s something you want to get fixed. It’s a safety hazard, and you might also get a ticket out of it. Why aren’t they working, and what can you do about it? Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, CA has the answers.

  • Why Is Your Vehicle Draining Your Battery?

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    At Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, we know how annoying a dead battery can be. Here’s some information on the subject, that will hopefully help you understand your battery issues a little better.  If your battery dies after your car, truck, or SUV sits for a few hours, the battery itself isn’t necessarily the problem. While having the battery tested is a good place to start, many people mistakenly make a bad battery diagnosis, when actually something in the electrical system is to blame.

  • 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 Have Your Oil Changed

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    At Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, we understand all too well the importance of changing your oil regularly. Three to five thousand miles sounds like a lot, but it doesn’t really take that long to rack them up. The busier you are, the more you probably drive, and the more likely you are to forget it’s time to change your oil. Here are some reasons to pay attention to your oil changes, and help you better understand why oil changes are so important.

  • Why It's Important To Wash Your Car

    Everyone has different habits when it comes to washing their vehicle. Many people see it as a purely cosmetic thing, so as long as their vehicle is running and driving right they don’t see a point in washing it all that often. In actuality, washing your vehicle is also an important aspect of maintenance and making a vehicle last. Craig Johnson Automotive in Rowland Heights, CA has some vehicle washing tips for you, to keep your vehicle in shape for years to come.

     

  • 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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