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Why are doing oil changes so important:

Why are doing oil changes so important:

One Stop Automotive knows vehicles and engines can be complex, but changing your oil on a consistent basis is one of the most important basic automotive maintenance procedure. Your maintenance schedule is usually laid out in your vehicles owners manual. However, at One Stop Automotive, we have a plan designed to get you as much life out of your vehicle as possible. Our plan isn’t just designed to get you out of warranty and into your next new vehicle.  Your engine needs oil to run smoothly and avoid developing complicated and possibly expensive issues in the future. Like major engine repairs or even a full engine replacement. By getting your oil change regularly, you can help keep your engine in good condition and provide the best protection for all of your engine’s internal components. This will help ensure a longer life for your engine, and your vehicle overall.   This week, we had a customer come in with a check engine light on.  The vehicle had multipl ... read more

Why are Check Engine Lights important to get looked at by a professional:

Why are Check Engine Lights important to get looked at by a professional:

When your car's check engine light comes on in your instrument cluster, it's usually accompanied by a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. The light could be a minor issue, such as a faulty gas cap, or it could mean something more serious, such as a misfiring engine. In many cases, it means that you'll have to determine if it is necessary to repair the issue after a proper diagnosis has been completed. Some people may feel that an Automotive parts supplier may be able to diagnose a check engine light and recommend a fix. They will scan the vehicle, print off a long list of items that may be wrong with your vehicle. Then they will start selling you parts that may or may not fix the problem. Typically, the diagnosis is the most complicated part of the process. Replacing the part may be less difficult. One Stop Automotive has spent thousands of dollars on diagnostic equipment and training for our technicians to diagnose check engine lights. We charge a fee for this and ... read more

The importance of your vehicle's cooling system in the heat of the summer

The importance of your vehicle's cooling system in the heat of the summer

It is not very a good time to break down on the side of the road in the middle of summer with your family in the vehicle.  One of the big causes of breakdowns are caused by overheating issues. Vehicle cooling system perform two things.  Cooling and lubrication.  Cooling systems remove heat from the engine using the properties of heat transfer. Modern cars use liquid cooling systems. These use a fluid call antifreeze circulated within the engine, that is then pumped out of the engine into a radiator, where the heat is released.         The components of the cooling system included a water pump, the thermostat, the radiator, cooling fans, the heater core, the pressure cap, the overflow tank and the hoses.     To prolong the life of the coolant system and minimize vehicle breakdowns it is recommended to change the coolant every 30,000 miles and replace the hoses every 100,000 miles.   Make those trips hassle free for you and ... read more

Why are Vehicle Transmission Services needed:

Why are Vehicle Transmission Services needed:

Transmission gears deliver power from the engine to the drive wheels, shifting automatically to provide the best power and efficiency for your driving speed. A special transmission fluid cools and lubricates the gears. Over time, this fluid degrades, and its lubricant qualities diminish. Vehicles that tow or haul will require more frequent services as the transmission fluid degrades faster. If the diminished fluid is not changed you may experience: Slipping Hard shifting Chattering Before these these happen, One Stop Automotive recommends that your transmission be changed every 30,000 miles Performing a BG Transmission service will keep your vehicles transmission running efficiently and avoid costly repairs.  

Vehicle A/C Repair and Maintenance

Vehicle A/C Repair and Maintenance

Why should I have a Professional ASE Certified Technician maintain and repair my vehicle’s HVAC system?                               The A/C system in your vehicle is a crucial component in making life in Tucson bearable with the onset of our 100+ degree temperatures.  It creates a comfortable environment for drivers and their families while out and about. Proper maintenance and repair techniques are vital to ensuring this system stays functioning properly and doesn’t leave you on the side of the road in the middle of summer.    Over time you may experience problems with the A/C system in your vehicle.  It may start blowing warm air with the A/C on. Or the volume of air coming out of the vents may reduced.   A leak in the refrigerant system can cause the A/C compressor to not engage.  This leak will need to be repaired and the proper A/C refrigerant in ... read more