Most vehicles start out with a “new car smell,” but there are other specific odors that motorists should never ignore.
University Automotive Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!
Every time you slide behind the wheel of your car, you have a purpose and a destination. You may be running errands, doing your daily commute to work, or setting out on a family cross-country vacation. Every time you start up your car, you want to get to your destination efficiently and worry free. Unfortunately, car trouble can happen at any time, prompting the need for auto repairs.
With more than 100 years of combined experience, University Automotive has been providing customers across the Sacramento Valley and Sacramento County area with high-quality automotive maintenance and repair services since 1997. We provide you with expert customer service and peace of mind with knowledgeable auto repairs.
REASONS TO CHOOSE UNIVERSITY AUTOMOTIVE:
FRIENDLY, PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
DISCOUNTED RENTAL CARS
COMFORTABLE WAITING AREA
FREE WI-FI, COFFEE AND TEA
FREE LOCAL SHUTTLE
ASE MASTER TECHNICIANS
We provide a range of services, including 4x4 Services, Alignment, Auto A/C Repair, Batteries, BG Protection Plan, BG Roadside Assistance, Brakes, Car & Truck Care, Diesel Service & Repair, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Electric and Hybrid Vehicle , Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Engine & Transmission, Engine Oil Change, General Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Ignition Interlock Systems , Import Cars & Trucks, Mercedes Sprinter Van Repair, Miscellaneous Services, Quick Lube Services, Tires, Transmission Services and Undercar Services. We're proud of our ASE Certified mechanics, who have the skills and expertise to address any repairs on many different types of vehicles. Whether your Mercedes needs a coolant temperature sensor replacement, your Cummins requires a Emission diagnosis, or your Toyota Prius has a "master battery light" come on, University Automotive has the knowledge required to diagnose your problems, and to find affordable solutions to get you back on the road quickly.
Reliable repairs require quality parts, and this is why University Automotive always uses OEM and high-quality aftermarket parts and fluids for every auto repair. For your complete satisfaction, we are able to back most of our auto repairs with a no-nonsense, 5-year/50,000-mile warranty.
To learn more about our services, call us at 916-488-6710 or email us today. We're looking forward to earning your trust as a friendly, honest and reliable alternative for your auto maintenance and repair needs in Sacramento.
University Automotive Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!
According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.
The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)
Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.
Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.
Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.
A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.
Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.
Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.
Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.
Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.
Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.
Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.
Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.
Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.
Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.
Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.
Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.
Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.
Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.
Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.
This review is for Cameron and the technicians that worked on my car. I'm from another city and get most of my vehicle work done there. After learning of a bad alternator and other problems, Cameron worked to find the most efficient solution to honor my warranty from the auto shop at home, in order to complete the work here. Many phone calls, numbers to exchange and decisions later, my car was finished! Cameron was incredibly helpful, kind and respectful. I've never had such good customer service at an auto shop. I would definitely come back next time my car needs service!
Ivana T., 08/26/2019
I dropped my car off for an oil change. I was asked what time I needed it back and they were accommodating and had the car ready when I needed it! They identified some additional service items and included actual pictures of the problem parts. It's really nice to be able to see the broken parts before authorizing the service! Overall great experience working with the people at University Auto.
Jeff L., 02/20/2020
Honest Auto Shop
Always so professional, honest and proficient! They have been servicing my cars for 15 years!
Kristen S., 02/27/2020
I'm always happy with how proactive they are in being thorough and making immediate recommendations so you can consider your options. I never feel they pressure me to feel obligated to resort to their services to fix whatever is needed. Their level of professionalism and customer service is to be laudable. I always recommend University Automotive to friends and colleagues.
Paulo P., 06/18/2018
I have brought my company vehicles here many times and have always had great service. They are honest and do high quality work. I also appreciate the drop off and pick up service they provide.