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Winter Prep Service at Dan’s Mobil in Rancho Cucamonga

 

December 4, 2017


Every year, your vehicle needs to be ready for our CA winter. The last thing we Rancho Cucamonga drivers want is to get stranded out in the cold in CA. We need our vehicles to be safe and reliable. It's a good idea to get caught up on any neglected maintenance items anytime – but Read more...

Water Pump

 

November 20, 2017


Let's talk water pumps for autos in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. The engine is cooled by coolant/antifreeze mixed with water. This mixture circulates around the engine, absorbing some of the heat. The coolant then flows through the radiator where air cools it down for the return trip back through the engine. Your vehicle's water pump is Read more...

Change Your Oil, CA Drivers!

 

September 13, 2017


As engine technology advances, recommended oil change intervals have gotten longer. High quality oil in a well-engineered engine has led to extended intervals. Here's the problem: With longer oil change intervals, it's for Rancho Cucamonga to follow them closely. Back in the day of 3 months or 3,000 miles (4,500 kilometers), if you went an Read more...

Simple Answers from Dan’s Mobil for Rancho Cucamonga: Spark Plugs

 

June 12, 2017


Simple Answers Service Intervals Question: I'm confused about when I should get my spark plugs replaced. What's the deal? Answer from Dan's Mobil: Well it can be confusing for Rancho Cucamonga drivers because there are several types of spark plugs and some last longer than others. Your owner's manual will have a recommendation for when Read more...

Shocks and Struts

 

March 14, 2017


Let's talk shocks and struts. Shock absorbers and struts last a long time for Rancho Cucamonga drivers and wear out pretty slowly for most vehicles. They're easy to take for granted, but your shocks and struts do a very important job so you need to pay attention to them. They keep your tires on the Read more...

Radiator Fans

 

March 3, 2017


Rancho Cucamonga who are old enough have probably heard the term “fan belt”. Back in the day the radiator fan in your vehicle was turned by a belt driven by the engine. There are still belt driven fans – although most are now driven by the serpentine belt. But most Rancho Cucamonga vehicles now have Read more...

Fuel Pump

 

February 6, 2017


Your fuel pump sends fuel from the fuel tank to the engine. Fuel pumps just wear out over time: it might be the electric motor, a sensor, a valve, or a relay or some other electrical component. Whatever the exact cause for the fuel pump failure may be, the solution to getting you back on Read more...

Ball Joints

 

January 3, 2017


Most drivers in Rancho Cucamonga, CA know ball joints are an important part of the suspension system. Visualize a ball attached to a spindle, with the ball enclosed in a cup. This allows the joint to move in several directions, kind of like how your hip works. Most vehicles have two or four ball joints Read more...

Headlamp Safety For Rancho Cucamonga Drivers

 

December 6, 2016


Rancho Cucamonga may be surprised to learn that 40% of traffic fatalities take place at night even though there's 60% less traffic. It goes to show how important proper visibility is to nighttime driving. Obviously, a clean windshield is important – so are good wiper blades. Your headlights play a big role as well. There Read more...

Cabin Air Filter

 

May 12, 2016


Question: My car has a bad odor when I run the heater or air conditioner. My friend said I might need a new cabin air filter – what's that? Dan's Mobil Answer: A cabin air filter is a special filter that cleans the air that comes into the Rancho Cucamonga drivers' passenger compartments – or Read more...

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