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5 Essential Fluids to Check This Fall

5 Essential Fluids to Check This Fall

Fall is the best season to check your vehicle’s fluids. Your car has to work overtime during summers in Northridge. Hot temperatures take a toll on your car, but proper maintenance can prevent breakdowns and costly repairs. Several fluids work together to power your vehicle. This fall, your maintenance routine should include checking these five critical fluids to keep your vehicle running strong for October car care month. Engine Oil The engine oil is like the blood of your vehicle; it allows the engine to function optimally. The engine oil should be changed regularly during your oil change. Furthermore, many new cars now require synthetic oils. While oil changes are essential, don’t let them stop you from inspecting the engine oil every month to ensure the oil quality is still in good condition. Coolant/Antifreeze ... read more

My Tail Lights Are Working, But My Brake Lights Aren’t

My Tail Lights Are Working, But My Brake Lights Aren’t

Safety is paramount the moment you start your car. While your seat belt is one of the most critical safety features, your brakes and tail lights are not far behind. Your brake lights illuminate to let the drivers behind you know that you’re slowing down or preparing to stop. In comparison, your tail lights are only activated when your headlights are turned on. They help with nighttime visibility or severe weather, such as heavy rain. Both lights work together to provide a safe driving experience. However, what happens if your tail lights are fully functioning, but your brake lights aren’t? Below are a few common reasons why this would occur: Malfunctioning Turn Signal Switch In some vehicles, the turn signal switch and the brake light share the same circuit. If the turn signal switch isn’t working, the other may not be either. Once the wire is replaced, both should be fixed appropriately. Blown Out Light Bulbs If you have an older v ... read more

The Evolution Of The Car Horn

Car horns are unique because they are the background soundtrack for many cities around the world. There are many interesting aspects of vehicles for a car enthusiast; it makes it easy to take the car horn for granted. Below is a glimpse of the history of the car horn and its modernization over the years. Before there were interstates, in a period of horseless carriages – drivers used bells, whistles, and even hand-squeezed horns to notify pedestrians and other drivers of their presence. It wasn’t until 1908 that young inventor Miller Reese Hutchison patented the Klaxon Horn. Hutchinson, who also worked alongside Thomas Edison, created two versions of his Klaxon Horn. According to MoparMagazine, one version of the horn was motor-powered with batteries, and the other was manual with a small hand crank. Both versions of the Klaxon Horn gave a distinctive “aoogha” to announce each vehicle’s presence. Today if you honk at a pedestrian, you may startle them or ... read more

We are now offering to Pick up your Car and to Drop it off after Service

We are now offering to Pick up your Car and to Drop it off after Service

I would like to communicate to our RM Automotive Family that we have been and will continue to take our customers and employee health, safety and well-being with the HIGHEST priority as we conduct business as usual. Our working hours remain the same and we would like to share what we are doing in order to keep everyone safe: 1. We are disinfecting our common areas and surfaces routinely throughout the day. 2. Specific areas of the interior of customer cars (door handle, steering wheel, shifter, directional, keyless start buttons and key remotes) are being disinfected when the car is dropped off and picked up at RM Automotive 3. Our customer check-in and check-out process is being modified to limit the amount of contact between customers and employees of RM Automotive through pick-up and drop-off procedures. 4. We are also offering complimentary pick-up and drop-off of your vehicle for service for any customer who would like to have their car serviced or repaired but who also would ... read more

Rain in March

Rain in March

It is almost Spring and the weather has changed and we have even had some rain. Is it time to replace your Brake Pad and have a Brake Service? It might be time for some fresh new Windshield Wipers. The bottom line is you can trust RM Automotive for your brake service and repairs on your Honda, Acura, Lexus, Toyota, Scion, Nissan, Infiniti, Hyundai, Kia, Subaru and Mazda. Bring your car in today so we can check on the condition of your Brake Pads and the Brakes in your car, As well as your Windshield Wipers. We use the very best, most fitting brake pads, shoes and other components for your brake services. We strictly follow the manufacturer’s recommendations. When it is called for, we use original equipment parts. We don’t sacrifice on a lesser priced part, because we have found with brakes, lesser price equals lesser quality. Our choices give you the optimal stopping distance, longer life and intervals between brake jobs, and quieter braking. Is it time for a Brake Service ... read more