Auto Repair, Sacramento, CA
The people of Sacramento have been relying on Peter and Bryan from United Auto Care Center to handle their automotive repair needs for many years now. Peter and Bryan are experts in the auto repair industry and will ensure the job is done right. Their attention to detail far surpasses other repair shops in the area. A quality repair makes a quality and long lasting customer.
United Auto Care Center is a complete service and repair center. From general maintaince to replacing that engine that has served you well for many years, United Auto Care can do it. United Auto Care Center is a test and repair smog center as well. If for some reason your car fails the smog check, United Auto Care Center will help you apply for the California CAP program to help you fix it. United Auto Care Center also rebuilds carburetors for marine, auto, and industrial applications.
Call or stop by today. United Auto Care Center is located at 6724 Franklin Blvd. in Sacramento, CA. United Auto Care Center is open 6 days a week for your convenience. Also check the weekly ad for bonus savings.
We serve in Sacramento, CA.
We also offer:
Automotive Repair, Transmission Repair, Engine Repair, Brake Repair
Address6724 Franklin BlvdPhone: (916) 399-8188
Sacramento CA 95823
Phone: (916) 399-8188
Mon - Fri 8am to 5pm Sat - Sun Closed
Car Care Tips
How can I tell if my coolant is OK?
It is impossible to determine the condition of the coolant in the radiator just by looking at it. Coolant, a mixture of ethylene glycol and water, breaks down with age, picks up contaminants that cause sludge, and becomes acidic. When this happens, it can cause corrosion within the radiator and cooling passages of the engine. To determine its condition, coolant must be checked with coolant test strips that measure PH balance. Coolant is an environmentally hazardous substance. It pollutes the water table and is poisonous to people and animals and therefore must be disposed of as a hazardous waste. Your mechanic has special tools and procedures for testing and changing coolant.
How often should I have my engine oil/filter changed?
According to automotive experts, regularly scheduled oil/filter changes are the single most important item for prolonging engine life. Most new vehicles have recommended oil/filter change intervals of 7,500 miles and some new vehicles have recommended oil change intervals of 11,000 to 15,000 miles under normal operating conditions, with “”normal”" operation described as the operation of the vehicle for at least 20 minutes at a medium speed, with a steady throttle and in a clean driving environment.
What can I do if my car overheats?
If you are driving at normal highway speed and the vehicle starts to overheat, turn off the air conditioner, turn on the heater and immediately pull over to the shoulder. Odds are if the vehicle starts to overheat at highway speed, there is a problem in the cooling system such as low coolant, a clogged radiator or a broken drive belt or burst hose. Once at the shoulder, shut off the engine, open the hood and let the engine cool down – 20 minutes minimum. Once any overboiling stops and the engine has cooled, look for obvious signs of trouble. DO NOT attempt to open the radiator cap unless the engine is off and the top of the radiator is cold. If there is no noticeable problem such as a broken drive belt or burst hose, you can then add a coolant/water mixture to the radiator or overflow reservoir, start the vehicle and drive slowly to a service facility.
How often should my car get a tune-up?
The term “tune-up” actually applies only to older cars without electronic ignition (before 1981). On these vehicles a tune-up would generally be required every 15,000 – 20,000 miles and consisted of replacing the spark plugs, ignition contact points, rotor and distributor cap and adjusting the ignition timing as well as the carburetor.
Does my transmission ever need service?
Most car care experts advise having an automatic transmission’s fluid and filter changed every two years or 24,000 miles, to keep it in good working order. This is especially important if the vehicle is more than five years old. Many vehicles newer than five years old may need scheduled service less often and some new vehicles have transmissions that need no scheduled service for the life of the car.