Auto Care, Repair or Replace Used Cars and After Market Warranty Tips
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Auto Care
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All-Car Specialists main concerns are that your vehicle is running well and that our customers are happy. Some of the best advice we can give to you is that it is less costly to do preventative maintenance than to wait until something breaks. Keeping a file on your Auto repair records is smart way of doing this. It gives you a reference of last servicing and helps keep everything running smoothly. A great tip to start doing this, as boring as this may sound at first, is to occasionally read through your owners manual. You'll find manufacturer recommendations for almost all important servicing components of your specific Auto. Basic important servicing tips are replacing your oil on a regular basis at about 3,000-5,000 miles and with the 'exact' type of recommended oil. This is also a perfect time to check all fluids and only use the recommended types. When you bring your car in, we make sure to check of the necessary components for you so you can rest assured your car will be running smoothly. This includes the brake fluid, power steering fluid, transmission fluid, and trans axle fluid. Another important check is the windshield washer solvent to clean your windows, antifreeze fluid and battery connection cables to make sure they are free of corrosion.. Parts that affect your performance and economy should also be maintained on a periodic basis such as spark plugs and fuel injectors both of which if in need of servicing can ruin your gas mileage. Check our Coupon Section for occasional Coupon Dicount offers on servicing for many important items, even a multi-point check.


Buy or Repair your Car
Unknown Condition of a newer car, vs the Known Factor of your current one

Buy new car or repair used one
In the current economic times, it`s hard to ignore the fact that millions of jobs are cutting workers and new jobs are hard to come across. You may be asking yourself the question if I should keep my car or purchase a new one or,upgrade to a new make. 90% of Americans own a car making an average of 2.28 vehicles per household. While many people consider small repairs to be the time they should trade in their car for a newer one, but what must be considered is that a small brake repair or required maintenance will far cheaper to what it costs to buy a new car. The overall costs are higher because of all the other factors that go up like insurance, a new loan, and a down payment, plus as with any new car, the minute you drive it off the showroom floor you just threw thousands of dollars away and you are even then, driving a used car.

With the proper Auto repair and care, your vehicle can easily make it to 200,000 miles. Selling your old car to the dealer and buying a new one only will benefit one person, and that`s the dealer. If you own you current car free and clear, you have no monthly payments, another consideration. If you are worried about driving an older car, it doesn`t hurt to have a AAA membership to insure yourself for surprises. Here at All-Car Specialists we understand the dilemmas you face whether you should repair your car or take the step to buy a new one possibly strapping yourself down with payments you can`t afford. We suggest no matter what you decide, always maintain your car in order to keep it running smoothly. Regular oil changes, tire rotations, transmission flushes, and other general maintenance is a good way to do exactly that. Many times we will be inspecting your vehicle and suggest future maintenance repairs in order to take care of them before a bigger problem arises. Think of it this way, some small maintenance repairs might seem like they add up, but they will also prevent big problems that come from ignoring these repairs. They will save you money in the long run and keep you safely on the road for as long as possible. Remember, All Car Specialists is a AAA Approved Auto Center in San Gabriel so you can get your car serivced with confidence.

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Aftermarket Warranties
'Big Print Giveth', Little Print Taketh Away'
Sales Pitch vs Sales Hitch Consideration

If you bought a New Car, you are covered by the manufacturers warranty for several years and miles, and that varies on the make. But if you buy a used car you may be able to purchase an Aftermarket warranty. Yes, many new car dealers offer you a limited 90 day warrnanty but when you sit down to sign the contract the salesman will almost certainly hit you for a lot of addon extras you may not want or need. One of them for sure will be the Aftermarket extended warranty. This could be for one or more years and cover various aspects of the automobile repair. So are they a good thing to buy? Well that depends, as there have been many bad experiences associated with them, such as the insurance company offering the plan will almost certainly do what they can to limit their liability and repair payout. Also, many Aftermarket warrnty plans list what most cars don't have. You should always go over what is covered in detail with the salesman and read the fine print as that is where they get you every time. One way a lot of consumers have discovered when attempting to enforce their polilcy, is that the Large Print attempts to sell you, the Small Print is there to stiff you. Things such as listing on their policy a great deal of parts or servicing that doesn't even apply to your car, or requiring the auto repair facility you brought your car into to use aftermarket parts, not the higer grade OEM parts. For example you may need a repair that requires a part that would cost $60 for an Aftermarket part whereas the better OEM part (Original Engineered Manufacturrers) part, the one specifically recommended by the manufacturer for your specific automoibile, would cost $120. Also the warranty may not pay for associated parts that are in need of replacement or repair that connect directly to the part covered, whereas you would be on the hook for that. The Aftermarket warrenty purchase is negotiable, you should never just pay the asking price for a warranty. While the actual coverage stated in the warranty is one thing, getting the insurance company to cover it is another. And, and you can bet you'll see this in the small print, the warranty is void if you don't service your car to their recommended specifications or if you add custom parts to you car. Then you have the expense, mostly around $500 for a 1 or 2 year warranty plan. What no one tells you is that most of these Aftermarket warranties have a huge padding in them, perhpas as much as 70%. Why is this important to know? Because they are almost always negotiable, especially at the time you are purchasing a used car, or even a new one, as salesmen may even try to shove one of these on you then. But always always read the small print disclaimers very carefully before you jump into purchasing an aftermarket warranty.

While All Car does not normally endorse or recommend third parfty services or products we don't carry, we will say that a few that All Car has had reasonable experience with are GE Capita, Enterprise, as they frequently have used car sales, and Car Max. So if you are in the market for an Aftermarket auto repair warranty then you may want to carefully look into one of these. As always give Paul a call if you have any questions on this and he will be happy to discuss it with you before you purchase. All Car works with all Aftermarket Warranty companies and Paul has seen them all over the years and is here to help you.



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