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SANTA FE GARAGE
1581 Santa Fe Ave
Long Beach, Ca 90813

Phone:   562-437-5426
Fax:        562-437-7106

Business Hours:
Monday - Friday:   8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday:    8:00am - 12:00 noon

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Tips to take care of your car

The best way to keep your car out of the repair facility with major repair problems is to follow a basic vehicle care maintenance schedule. It is recommended that you make general visual inspections and stay on top of vehicle maintenance items. A skilled automotive technician can assist with basic vehicle maintenance and more complex repairs.

  • Don't let the fuel tank run down to empty. A good rule of thumb for safety and to keep dirt out of your fuel system is to fill up when the fuel gauge reads half-full.
  • Pay attention to the dashboard. Warning lights are telling you that something is going on under the hood. Sometimes waiting even a few days can be the difference between a routine fix and a major, costly repair. In some cases, warning lights indicate you must stop the vehicle immediately. Red lights typically mean "stop now".
  • Look at the transmission fluid to be sure that it is at the proper level and doesn't look dirty or smell burnt.
  • Frequently inspect cooling system hoses, including the radiator, heater and bypass hoses at least every five years. Replace sooner if there are cracks, splits, swelling or softness.
  • Frequently inspect and replace all belts that are worn, cracked, frayed or damaged. Replace all belts more than five years old.
  • Inflate tires to recommended pressure. Under-inflated tires are a safety hazard and can cut fuel economy. Inspect for damage and excessive tread wear. Rotate tires approximately every 7,500 miles.