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(805) 496-3370
2594 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
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For many consumers, taking their vehicle in for service or repair can cause anxiety and lead them to postpone necessary maintenance and repairs. Neglecting routine service can cause more expensive repairs later. Our no-nonsense blog here provides tips and advice for motorists who need help finding and working with an auto service and repair shop. It is a must-see for everyone who owns or operates a vehicle.

Your future self with thank you for extending the life of your current vehicle

We believe a well maintained vehicle runs better, lasts longer, has a higher resale value, and saves you money in the long run. Studies show that $1 spent on maintaining your vehicle will save between $17 and $22 on unnecessary repairs and replacement costs.

For more information please call Allen Automotive Group at (805) 496-3370 .

Potholes Can Put A Hole In Your Wallet

It's a safe bet that anywhere you look on the roads, you are sure to find a pothole after this winter. 2020 was sure to end with a surprise, and the brutal winter entering 2021 was the icing on the cake for many! With record-breaking snow in some areas resulting in an unprecedented number of potholes appearing on roads and highways across the country, causing considerable damage and unexpected, costly car owners' repairs.

Four Signs your Car Needs Suspension Work

Our vehicle's suspension system, otherwise known as shocks and struts, is something we often take for granted. Some people believe the suspension is mainly about having a smooth ride. Therefore these repairs aren't as necessary as other maintenance issues like oil changes or brakes. However, having bad suspension can affect your ability to control the vehicle, especially when stopping or turning, so it's in your best interest not to ignore this part of auto repair.

How do you know when it's time for suspension repair? Your vehicle will give you four hints.

Show your car a little love

As Valentine’s Day draws near, why not consider sharing the love with your faithful vehicle? It works hard for you, daily, and rarely whines, even after you slam the brakes, rev the engine, nearly run it out of gas, and blare the horn. Your trusty 4-wheeled companion listens to your singing and still starts up every time you push the button or turn on the ignition. Here are seven sweet nothings you can do for your car.

Scrub-a-dub-dub- Give that beautiful beast a bath. Maybe even a professional detailing. You will fall in love all over again.

Checking Them All

The tires are the only thing between the vehicle and the road. When they are properly inflated and in good condition, the handling, stability, and safety of the vehicle will be maximized. Conversely, when the tires are under-inflated, worn out, or damaged, all of the safety systems on the vehicle cannot overcome the loss of control that comes with a blow-out or hydroplaning situation.

Recognizing the Signs

It’s not always easy to recognize when your vehicle is suffering from engine damage as symptoms can be overlooked and seen as “normal.” While not all sounds and smells may threaten the life of your engine, there are some obvious warning signs that require a vehicle inspection right away.

Car Priorities

Out of everything in your car, what would you say is the most important? Maybe it’s having a fresh oil change from Allen Automotive Group, maybe it’s having a full tank before you hit the road – but one thing that’s generally overlooked until it’s too late, your brakes. Without them, where would we be? Probably still rolling. Every car needs brakes, it’s inevitable that they’ll need replacement eventually, and it’s better to do it ahead of time before brake failure.

Warranties and Loopholes

Did you know: When you buy a car from a dealership, it is not mandatory to have it serviced where purchased – Nope, it doesn’t void the warranty. Let’s break that down a little more; just because you bought your car from a dealership, doesn’t mean they have to work on it for you if you don’t want them to. You can take your own vehicle to any repair shop you feel comfortable with, and have them do the maintenance – If later you decide to go back to the original dealership and have them do maintenance, you can do that too!

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For many consumers, taking their vehicle in for service or repair can cause anxiety and lead them to postpone necessary maintenance and repairs. Neglecting routine service can cause more expensive repairs later. Our no-nonsense blog... Read more

We believe a well maintained vehicle runs better, lasts longer, has a higher resale value, and saves you money in the long run. Studies show that $1 spent on maintaining your vehicle will save between $17 and $22 on unnecessary repairs... Read more

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