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  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:00PM
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661-290-2596 | 25835 Railroad Avenue# 24-25

COST SAVING TIPS

COST SAVING TIPS, Santa Clarita, CA

10 Minute Pre-Trip Checkup Can Pay Off

A properly maintained vehicle is safer and more dependable and will even save a few dollars at the gas pumps. Motorists should plan ahead to allow time to perform necessary maintenance themselves or at the local service facility.

Car Care Council offers three suggestions for a traveler's 10-minute pre- trip checklist:

  • Check all fluids - There are several fluids that require attention: Engine Oil, power steering, brake and transmission fluids, and windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.
  • Check all hoses and belts - A belt failure can affect the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering, and the cooling system. Cooling system hoses may be deteriorating from within, so old hoses and clamps in marginal condition might need to be replaced.
  • Check the tires - Check tire inflation and inspect the tread for uneven wear, indicating the need for wheel alignment. Also look for bulges and bald spots.

Follow these tips to maximize fuel efficiency of your vehicle:

  • Vehicle gas caps - about 17% of the vehicles on the roads have gas caps that are either damaged, loose or missing altogether, causing 147 million gallons of gas to vaporize every year.
  • Under inflated tires - when tires aren't inflated properly it's like driving with a parking brake on. It can cost a mile or two per gallon.
  • Worn spark plugs - A vehicle can have either four, six or eight spark plugs, which fire as many as 3 million times every 1,000 miles, resulting in electrical and chemical erosion from heat.
  • Dirty air filters - A clogged air filter creates a "rich" mixture - the proportion of gas to air is incorrect. This wastes fuel and causes the engine to lose power. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10%.
  • Don't drive aggresively - Aggressive driving can lower gas mileage by as much as 33% on the highway and 5% on city streets.
  • Avoid excessive idling - sitting idle gets zero miles per gallon. Letting the vehicle warm up for one to two minutes is sufficient.
  • Drive the speed limit - Gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. Each mile driven over 60 results in an additional 10 cents per gallon. Increase fuel efficiency by using cruise control.

What Our Customers Are Saying

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Once again Connor goes the extra mile, texting and talking me through some problems with my RV, educating me on how the electrical systems work and getting me back to functioning at full steam so my vacation could continue! Thanks Randy, you’re the BEST!!

, 12/08/2019

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Great people and very fair prices! They really take great care of their customers!

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I got into a super bad car accident a couple of months ago and Oscar and Mike, both great workers, were able to fix my car at a reasonable price! Anytime I come here the employees are always welcoming and really make it feel like home.

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They're knowledgeable. Do good work at good prices. Highly recommended.

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Excellent service and fair prices. I've been taking my car here for about a year now and I've had no complaints. The mechanics (Mike and Oscar) are very friendly.

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It's unfortunate that the old saying in business that the customer comes first seems to be fading away. Successful businesses are established with great leadership from the top down. Randy, the owner puts his customers first, and so does his manager and mechanics. I have been coming back for all of my auto maintenance and repairs for years. There is a high level of pride at that shop to "get it right!". Thank you Connor Automotive!

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Excellent service and value. I have been bringing my vehicles (including my RV) to Conner Auto for years. They really go out of their way to help customers here. This is definitely a shop that you can trust to do good work at a fair price, and not try to rip you off with unnecessary repairs.

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  • AutoWares - Auto Value - CSC
  • ASE Master Technician
  • Conner Auto Inc.
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  • Call Us For Service: 661-290-2596