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  • Get Ready for Summer Vacation

    Wednesday 11 May 2016

    Summer is nearly here. While it seems like we are still in the midst of a wet spring, preparations are being made in our family for graduations, summer travels, and the transition from the school year to summer camps.   In order to cope with the rigors of summer, I need to make sure our family car is ship-shape. I know aside from the spontaneous trip to to Tahoe, we will be shuttling kids from home to camps that will have us driving all over the Bay Area including two daily trips to Stins... read more

  • Dynamic Ride Control Suspension Repairs

    Monday 29 February 2016

    While working on one of our favorite high performance Audi models, the 2007 Audi RS4, we saw one of the braided DRC (dynamic ride control) suspension lines start to seep fluid. Once the DRC system loses fluid, the suspension becomes compromised and a repair must be carried out at once. We love the engineering behind this suspension system and thought we would include a picture of the braided suspension line in its worn state to provide a heads up as to a potential safety risk. Audi models that u... read more

  • RODENT DAMAGE IN VEHICLE ENGINE COMPARTENT

    Monday 22 February 2016

    We see a large amount of rodent damage occurring inside our customers' engine compartments every year, especially during the late fall and winter. Rats are to blame for most of this damage (Northern California Woodrat, to be specific) as they start looking for warm, dry places to nest during the winter.   Rats can do a lot of damage within an engine compartment in a relatively short period of time. Most of the vehicles on the road today have wiring that is insulated with a soy-based pl... read more

  • FLOODING INSIDE VEHICLES – How It Can Be Avoided

    Wednesday 20 January 2016

       We see a number of cars each year in the early part of winter with water inside – sloshing around on floors, soaking the carpets and insulation, collecting in the areas of the trunk, behind the dash and under the glove box. Almost always the source of water getting inside the vehicle is backed up sunroof drains. Contrary to what most people would assume, sunroofs (or moonroofs) are not designed to be water tight. Instead, auto manufacturers equip the frame o... read more