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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

Ways to Summerize Your Vehicle

Ways to Summerize Your Vehicle

Driving in warm summer months here in California can definitely take a toll on your vehicle. The high temperature and increase in driving can add wear and tear, so these helpful tips on how to summerize your vehicle can ensure that your car is properly prepared and ready to take the heat. Here are some ways you can summerize your vehicle: Check the level of coolant - low coolant can quickly lead to engine overheating, especially in the summer. If the coolant level is low, we recommend bringing your vehicle into our shop. There may be a leak in the system, and just topping off the coolant may not solve the issue if the coolant continues to leak. We will also ensure that the cooling fan is in proper working order.    Test your vehicle's air conditioning system for proper function.   Take note of the age of your vehicle's battery, and if its been over 3 years since you last replaced it, you may want to have it tested. We can do so at our shop to see how much j ... read more

How Can I Improve My Vehicle's Gas Mileage?

Gas prices are always on the rise, and we understand that it can be frustrating when you own a vehicle that isn’t that great when it comes to gas mileage. You may have considered buying a new car with better gas mileage, but luckily there are ways that you can improve your current vehicle’s gas mileage.  Here are some ways on how to improve your car’s gas mileage:  Stay on top of your vehicle’s regular maintenance and service - this will make sure that all of your vehicle’s components are working at their best and will give you the best fuel efficiency from your car   Drive smarter and smoother - try not to hit the gas or brakes hard while driving. Give yourself plenty of time to speed up and slow down. This will give you the best gas mileage.    Try to avoid driving during traffic, if possible - stop and go traffic burns up our fuel faster than anything else. Avoiding heavily trafficked areas will give you the best fuel effi ... 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