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We do Hybrid Air Conditioning Service Which Requires a Special Hybrid AC Machine

The A/C system on your hybrid works a little bit differently that what is on a normal vehicle. Fortunately, the team at TOS Auto Repair recognizes and understands the nuances between hybrid and gasoline-powered vehicles, and when you bring your hybrid to our shop, our team will quickly and accurately assess the situation and provide the necessary repair.  The air conditioning compressors in your hybrid vehicle are operated by an electric motor, instead of your typical drive belt. It is important that a qualified technician performs the air conditioning service for your hybrid -- a team that has the right training and tools.  When it comes to the A/C system in your hybrid, it requires both a certain skill and equipment set. At TOS Auto Repair, we make it our mission to stay on the cutting-edge of the automotive industry for both hybrid and gasoline-powered vehicles. Our facility in Sacramento is equipped with a special hybrid air conditioning machine, specially designed and ... read more

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Favorite California Car Festivals in April

Favorite California Car Festivals in April

April is here, which means flowers blooming, grass growing, and the sun shining! It also means car festivals. You can spend April celebrating your enthusiasm and love for vehicles by attending some of our favorite car festivals in California.   Anaheim:  Fabulous Fords Forever  April 14, 2019 La Jolla: La Jolla Concours D'elegance April 12-14, 2019 Redding: Kool April Nites Car Show April 20-28, 2019 Bakersfield: Annual Western Street Rod Nationals April 26-28, 2019 Meniee: Big Barn Classical Car Show April 27, 2019, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Plymouth: Antique Truck Show & BBQ April 27, 2019 Seal Beach: Seal Beach Car Show April 27, 2019, 10 a.m ... read more

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Here's What Happens When You Organize Your Car

Here's What Happens When You Organize Your Car

This is what it feels like when you have organized space: just like a lotus flower next to a lily pad. Springtime is the perfect time to organize your car. It makes you happier, reduces stress, and helps you to live longer. OK, maybe not the last one, but we could still argue that. When you organize your car, you can find what you need when you need it. When you organize your car, there is room for people to sit in the front seat next to you. When you organize your car, your passengers can get to the things they need when they need them — especially children. A clean, organized vehicle is like an oasis. It can be your getaway that is better than a spa. In some ways, that is true. Not in all ways.  Start by thoroughly cleaning your car from the outside in. A thorough exterior wash and wax is the perfect place to begin. This is also a great time to get to the underside of your car and make sure that there is no rust-causing chemicals or debris stuck in your undercarriage. Aft ... read more

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Why Financing Is A Good Option For Auto Repair

Why Financing Is A Good Option For Auto Repair

When money is tight, people tend to delay factory-recommended automotive service and repair for their vehicles. It’s only natural to prioritize food and shelter over auto repair, right? However, if you want to keep making positive cash flow -- especially during times of economic recession -- you need your car to transport you and your family to work and to school. That’s why taking care of your vehicle should be a priority for you, even when your weekly budget is stretched. We completely understand that feeling you get when you hear the bad news:  “You need to replace the XYZ on your car.”, alternatively, “You need new tires.” When you’re already stretched thin, you ask yourself, “How am I going to afford it?” That is why TOS Auto Repair in Sacramento offers up to 12-month interest-free financing. The goal is to get you back out on the road in a safe vehicle so you can get on with your day and get back to work. Of course, you ... read more

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TOS Auto Repair Now Approved through Repair Pal for CarMax Warranty Work!

TOS Auto Repair Now Approved through Repair Pal for CarMax Warranty Work!

We’re very excited to announce that recently TOS Auto Repair was approved through Repair Pal for CarMax warranty work. You may not know what either Repair Pal or CarMax is. Let us explain.  RepairPal RepairPal guarantees that you receive high-quality car repair work at a reasonable price. The repairs must be done by qualified auto repair experts with high-quality parts, too. You can check with RepairPal to ensure that you’re getting the work you need to be done, within the correct price range. RepairPal has a fair price estimator on their website so that you can plug in your zip code and figure out what you need and how much it will cost. It’s easy and straightforward! CarMax CarMax is a website where you can browse new and used cars that you either want to buy or sell. On CarMax, you can find the exact make and model of car that you’re interested in and do your research right there. CarMax offers extended warranties wh ... read more

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Great Holiday Gifts for the Automotive Enthusiast

Great Holiday Gifts for the Automotive Enthusiast

So your best friend or your spouse is crazy about cars. We get it. We do. Of course, you could go ahead and get them a gift certificate to their favorite automotive shop. But that would be a little impersonal. So here are some suggestions for your friend.  Leather Riding Gloves Even if your friend’s vehicle isn’t a race car, they’ll still love leather riding gloves. They feel so great on your hands, especially if you have to get up early and get to work. They’re a luxury that not everyone indulges in. And they help to grip that steering wheel, unlike regular gloves.  Jumper Cables There are now jumper cables on the market that don’t require another car for you to get a jump. How great is that? What automotive enthusiast wouldn’t love the independence of not relying on someone else for a jump? Check out the NOCO Genius Boost Plus.  An Automotive-Inspired Watch There are many automotive-inspired watches, from Ferrari to Ford and al ... read more

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Automotive Maintenance for November

Automotive Maintenance for November

Before you get really busy with holiday shopping, visits, and vacations, why not have your vehicle serviced? Time seems to speed up around the holidays, with so much to get done and so little time. Or so it seems. So our recommendation is to have some maintenance done now before you look up and it’s January! Check the Tires There’s no bad time to check your tires. In fact, a really good piece of advice is to walk around your car each time you drive it. Do the tires look low? Do you see any damage to your tires (or any other part of your car, while you’re doing a quick check)? Are the tires wearing evenly? Check that there’s enough tread on the tires while you’re at it. Simply insert a penny upside down into the tread. If you can see all of Lincoln’s head, your tires need to be replaced.   Have Your Brakes Inspected If you haven’t had your brakes inspected lately, now is a perfect time. If you’re planning to leave the Sacrame ... read more

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Brakes and Beating Out Cancer

Brakes and Beating Out Cancer

Brakes for Breasts Have you heard about Brakes for Breasts? During the month of October, TOS Auto Repair donates to Brakes for Breasts. Brakes for Breasts is an organization fighting breast cancer. If you need brakes, you get free brake pads. You just pay for the rotors, sensors, and the work. The Cleveland Clinic is searching for a cure for breast cancer. Around 100 shops participate across the country. So far, they’ve raised over $600,000! Can a Vaccine for Breast Cancer Be Far Away? Each shop involved in Brakes for Breasts donates 10% of their brake service to The Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund. We think it’s exciting to think about a future where a simple vaccine could be delivered to a person with breast cancer. Can you imagine a world without breast cancer at all? Another Reason to Service Your Brakes Of course, the auto repair technicians at TOS Auto Repair can think of other reasons to have your brakes serviced in October. One other reaso ... read more

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