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Ten Things to Watch Out for During a Used Car Test Drive

Ten Things to Watch Out for During a Used Car Test Drive

Hilbert Hill on Unsplash Are you planning to buy a “new” used car? That’s fantastic! A well-maintained vehicle that has low mileage and is less than 10 years old can be a solid, affordable, and reliable investment. With that said, it’s important to make sure the used vehicle you are hoping to buy passes a pre-purchase inspection test. If more potential car owners brought the used vehicle they are looking at to their auto repair team for a pre-purchase inspection, it would drastically reduce heartache and hemorrhaging wallets. Instead, pre-purchase inspections would allow prospective buyers to walk away from a lemon, or gain negotiating power if they still want to purchase a troubled vehicle. But if you do not have the ... read more

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7 Ways Kniesel’s Auto Service Centers Give Back To Our Community

7 Ways Kniesel’s Auto Service Centers Give Back To Our Community

Photo by Shane Rounce on Unsplash If you do not yet know the family that owns and operates Kniesel's Auto Service Centers, you really should. You may be pleased to discover that we love our community, and we do our best to give back to our community in various ways actively. This month's blog will share seven ways our auto repair centers give back to Citrus Heights, Roseville, Sacramento, and international communities.   Rebate Checks -- In April, we offer rebate checks to our loyal customers that participate in our rewards program right before tax time. This is a very popular program at Kniesel’s Auto Service Centers and our clients rave about how they appreciate our rebate checks!   Script Money For Local Sch ... read more

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Spring Cleaning: The Fluid Checks Your Car Needs Now

Spring Cleaning: The Fluid Checks Your Car Needs Now

As we March into Spring, many of us start feeling the itch to do some Spring Cleaning. The warmer weather and the desire to explore the outdoors motivate us to take a weekend road trip. Whatever your plans are for Spring Break, be sure to include your car's maintenance as part of your Spring Cleaning checklist of to-dos. One of the things that get neglected in a car is the fluids. During the winter months, we often forget that cold weather affects the fluids within our vehicles. Colder weather can increase the viscosity or thickness of fluids within your car. The fluids may get low because we drove through steep hills or rougher weather to go skiing in the mountains, for example. So, we invite you to bring your vehicle to Kniesel's Auto Service Centers in Citrus Heights, Roseville, or Sacramento for a complete safety inspection. When you bring your family and work vehicles to Kniesel's Auto Service Centers, we will be happy to check all of the fluids your car needs to ope ... read more

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How To Show Your Vehicles Some Love

How To Show Your Vehicles Some Love

Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash   It's February and you know what that means, right? It's time to show some love to your family fleet of vehicles, as well as your work vehicles. At Kniesel's Auto Service Centers in Citrus Heights, Roseville, and Sacramento, we have a Valentine's promotion that includes an oil and filter service, a car wash, a rose, and a chocolate when you bring your vehicle in for service. Our Valentine's promotion is a popular annual event, and our appointment calendar fills up quickly as a result. If treating your vehicle and your loved ones in this manner appeals to you, we highly recommend making a service reservation online at any one of our th ... read more

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Home For The Holidays: Fun Ideas For Decorating Your Car

2020 has been an interesting year, that’s for sure. The Winter Holidays looks different this year due to COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean we can have fun decorating for the holidays. In this month’s blog, we thought it would be fun to look at different ideas for decorating your car for Christmas. We came across some great automotive light displays and want to share them with you. Take a look! How To Wrap Your Car In Christmas Lights   VSCOing Your Car For Christmas   To be fair, we looked up how to decorate your car for Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, but we didn’t find anything. Therefore, our car decorations will remain Christmas focused. If you wish to purchase Christmas car decoration kits, we found a nice selection on Amazon. We love decorating for the holidays, but one thing is for sure… you need to make certain your car’s decorations do not hinder ... read more

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What To Expect When You Bring Your Car To Kniesel’s Auto Service Centers

What To Expect When You Bring Your Car To Kniesel’s Auto Service Centers

When you bring your vehicle to Kniesel’s Auto Service Centers, you can expect that we do more than just service and repair your car. You may not know this, but we pour a lot of time and financial commitment back into our local communities to make our world a better place, one auto repair at a time.  Most people assume that our only focus is on fixing cars. But the truth is that our real focus is making life better for everyone we serve. That is why in November, we do gift cards as a thank you to our clients for their loyal support once they have spent a certain amount. Additionally, with each dollar you spend at Kniesel’s Auto Service Centers, a small percentage of your purchase goes to charitable causes.  One of the charities we support through proceeds from each sale is the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Why is this organization so near and dear to our hearts? We have six adopted children, and we love them all dearly. In honor of National Adoption Day on ... read more

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3 Things You Should Know About Your Braking System

3 Things You Should Know About Your Braking System

Your braking system is such an important part of your car’s overall health, especially during the coming winter months. That’s why it’s vital to have at least a general understanding of how your braking system works. Similar to how your own body works, the entire brake system operates as a whole; if one part is off, then the whole system is off. Keep reading to learn the 3 things you should know about your braking system! How do your brakes actually work? When you press down on the brake pedal, you’re activating the cylinder that delivers brake fluid to your car’s calipers. Brake calipers apply the pressure needed to activate your brake pads, so they make contact with your tire’s rotors. The rotors are attached directly to each tire, and when the rotors spin, so do your tires. To get them to stop spinning when you brake, your brake pads create friction against the rotors and slow them down or stop them completely. If any one part of these com ... read more

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Diesels & The Great Outdoors: Why Light-Diesel Trucks Are So Popular

Diesels & The Great Outdoors: Why Light-Diesel Trucks Are So Popular

Diesel trucks are loved far and wide for their superior towing capacities and fuel economy savings. But what about those light-diesel trucks that are rising in popularity? Once exclusive to heavy-duty pickup trucks, diesel-powered engines are now being manufactured for full-size light-duty trucks too! Keep reading to find out why they’re so popular now.   Diesel engines for pickup trucks usually offer considerable fuel economy savings and increased towing capacity and driving range compared to their gas-powered engine counterparts. That being said, there’s a catch – they usually cost thousands upon thousands of dollars more! This can be off-putting for many buyers, especially when you factor in that they may not need the extra power for their truck’s regular use.    When compared to many heavy-duty diesel trucks, light-diesel trucks are the clear winner. With a smaller build comes an often drastically reduced price, which many car-buyers will appr ... read more

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5 Reasons Why Your Employees Should Know About Our Fleet Services

5 Reasons Why Your Employees Should Know About Our Fleet Services

If you own a business that has fleet vehicles, Kniesel’s Auto Service Centers in Citrus Heights, Roseville, and Sacramento invite you to inform your employees about our fleet services. At the Kniesel's Auto Service Centers Fleet Department, we make it OUR job to make YOUR job easier! For over 55 years, our auto repair team has served businesses and their employees with an exceptional customer service experience. You and your employees can trust the service and repair of your fleet vehicles to the professionals at the Kniesel's Auto Service Centers Fleet Department! Experience the award winning Fleet service and attention to detail that all three of our family-owned and operated locations provide.  Here are five reasons why your employees should know about the fleet services at Kniesel’s Auto Service Centers. 1. We are an approved fleet service vendor.  Many fleet managers are required to work with third-party entities that will process payments on thei ... read more

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