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                  6100 Mae Anne Ave. Reno          1861 E. College Parkway, Carson City

  Has it been a while since you had your last oil change? Xpress Lube/Castrol Premium Lube Express is an oil change service in Reno, Nevada providing quick lubes and general car maintenance services that ensure your vehicle runs smoothly for years. Visit us before your car oil light starts blinking. Tired of the iffy lube high pressure experience?  Check out this site for info www.jiffylubeproblems.com

 Did you know that we can perform all of the maintenance services that your Vehicle Dealer offers but at a sufficient saving. Sometimes up to 50% off Dealer prices. We offer quick service by trained automotive experts with No Appointment Needed. No need to drop off your vehicle for service. All work is certified to protect your factory warranty. Why pay more?      

  WE CC      Now Accepting Wright Express & Voyager Credit Cards

Specialized Services:            

  • 20 minute Oil Change Service         
  • 10 minute Smog Check
  • Nevada DMV Vehicle Registration
  • Complete Diesel Oil Change Service
  • Air, Fuel & Cabin Filter Replacement
  • Transmission, Differential, Transfer Case Service

Warning Signs That Your Car Battery Should Be Inspected

Warning Signs That Your Car Battery Should Be Inspected

Soon spring will be here, what more than a better time to have your car battery checked? Let’s take a look at signs that your car battery is dying.

mechanic 1According to an article at howmuchtofixit.com, “Signs of Car Battery Trouble”

“It can happen anywhere. In the driveway, at the grocery store, at your sister’s wedding. It can happen anytime, day or night, and as close or far away as it happens. That’s right, a dead car battery. As we find ourselves getting closer to the Spring Break road trip, it is critical to have your car battery checked by a trusted repair shop to find out if the charge and condition of the battery is good enough to handle the journey. Nothing kills the excitement of a road trip as much as car problems, especially a dead battery. But the good news is that there are some tell-tale signs that your battery might be dying.

Now heat, not cold, shortens battery life, says the Car Care Council. Heat causes battery fluid to evaporate, thus damaging the internal structure of the battery. According to another website, “A battery is necessary for starting up a car. The battery is charged by the alternator while the car is running, storing up the electrical charge necessary to start up the car hours or even days after it was last used. A car battery that is dying will not hold a charge as well as it once did and there are several warning signs will appear that indicate the battery is dying.” First, starting your vehicle will be problematic if you have a dying battery, especially after the car has been resting for many hours. If the car struggles to turn over but eventually does without a problem, it is probably the battery. If the battery has an extremely low charge, there may be only a clicking noise when you try to start up the engine, but the car will not start. Also, dimming headlights can also be an indication. If the headlights fade while the car is being started or just after it has started, the battery is dying and needs to be serviced or replaced. Third, another way to tell if the battery is dying are the electrical accessories. “If the battery is very low, some or all of the electrical accessories will be sluggish.” To read the entire article click here.

Is it time for a vehicle inspection by an auto professional? For all your auto repair needs contact Xpress Lube at 775-787-1000 or visit xpresslubereno.com

Are You Guilty of Ignoring Warning Lights in Your Vehicle?

Are You Guilty of Ignoring Warning Lights in Your Vehicle?

Do you ever ignore warning lights on your vehicle? Do you release the importance of paying close attention to the warning lights in your vehicle? Here are reasons to why no warning light should be ignored.

car professionalAccording to an article at exchange.aaa.com, “Is Your Dashboard lighting Up?”

“Safety on the road is no accident. For example, when a warning light illuminates on a car’s dashboard, it is alerting you to a situation that requires your attention.

While not all warning lights are a sign that disaster is imminent, no warning indicator should ever be ignored.

That’s the word from the experts at AAA, who encourage motorists to read their owner’s manual and know what each of
the warning lights in their vehicle means.

To help, they offer the following tips:

Oil Pressure Light

The oil pressure light is usually an oilcan symbol or the word “OIL.” It comes on when there is a drop in engine oil pressure. Of all the warning lights, the oil pressure light indicates the greatest potential for serious mechanical damage.

If the oil pressure warning light comes on and stays on, pull off the road at the earliest safe opportunity, shut off the engine and call for assistance.

Engine Temperature Light

The engine temperature light is usually a thermometer symbol or the word “TEMP.” It comes on when the engine temperature is unsafe for your vehicle. Unless the engine temperature is quickly brought under control, major
damage may occur.

If there are any signs of a cooling system leak, pull off the road at the earliest safe opportunity, shut off the engine and call for assistance.

Be careful when opening the hood in the presence of steam, and never remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot.

Charging System Light

The charging system light is usually a battery symbol or the word “ALT” or “GEN.” It comes on when the vehicle electrical system is no longer being supplied power by the alternator.

If this light comes on, shut down all unnecessary electrical loads such as the radio, heater or air-conditioning, then drive the vehicle to a repair facility immediately for further inspection.” To read the entire article click here.

Have a vehicle warning light that needs to be inspected by auto professional? For all your auto repair needs contact Xpress Lube at 775-787-1000 or visit xpresslubereno.com

How to Change a Tire

How to Change a Tire

Do you have a new teen driver in the home? Knowing how to change a flat tire is a necessary skill that all teens need to know. Let’s take a look at simple steps to educate teens on how to change a tire.

5998955_sAccording to an article at dmv.org, “Replacing a Flat Tire”

“Follow these simple steps to fix the problem and be on your way in no time:

  1. Find a safe spot to pull over. If you’re on the freeway, taking the next exit is the safest bet, even if you have to drive on a blown tire. Otherwise, pull as far onto the shoulder as possible. Don’t park in the middle of a curve where approaching cars can’t see you. Also, choose a flat spot; jacking up your car on a hill can be a disaster. If you have a manual transmission, leave your car in gear. Be sure to set your parking brake!
  2. Turn on your hazard lights. Get the jack, wrench, and spare tire from the trunk of the car and bring them over to the tire that is flat. Use other tools or supplies, if needed.
  3. Use the wrench to loosen the lug nuts. You may need to remove the hubcap. Don’t remove the lug nuts at this point; simply loosen them by turning the wrench to the left (counter-clockwise). If the lug nuts are really tight, try placing the wrench on the nut and standing on the wrench arm to use your full weight on it. You can also try hitting the wrench arm with a rock.
  4. Use the jack to lift the vehicle off the ground. Different car models may have different places to put the jack; consult your owner’s manual for specific locations. Once the jack is securely in the correct spot, jack up the car until the tire is about 6 inches off the ground.
  5. Remove the lug nuts and pull the tire off the car. Make sure to place the lug nuts in a pile that won’t get scattered, and pull the tire straight toward yourself to remove it from the wheel base.
  6. Place the spare on the car. Line up the lug nut posts with the holes in the spare, and push the spare all the way onto the wheel base until it can’t go any farther.
  7. Put on the lug nuts. Don’t put them on tightly, just make sure they’re on enough for the spare to stay on the car for a moment.” To read the entire article click here.

Xpress Lube strives to keep all clients safe and head off any breakdowns, to schedule your Reno auto service contact Xpress Lube at 775-787-1000 or visit xpresslubereno.com.