Smoke coming out of muffler

Diesel engines are known for their durability, but even the best engine has to be replaced every once in a while. At VOW Automotive in Upland, CA, we want you to be aware of signs that your engine is about to call it quits.

Tires

Your tires are obviously important. However, it’s often underappreciated how much of a difference they make in the ride quality of your car, truck, or SUV, and what they can tell you about the condition of your vehicle. At VOW Automotive in Upland, CA, we like to keep you well informed on what your vehicle is telling you, and how to keep it in good shape. Your tires have a lot to do with that.

Car Dashboard with 0 RPMs and the oil light on

Fleet cars, vans, and trucks see a lot of wear and tear. If your engine has already called it a day, then it’s obviously case closed - you need a new engine or a new vehicle. However, there are many times when an engine is about to go down, and you can get it taken care of before it kicks the bucket for good - saving you time and towing in the process.

alternator in a vehicle

Your alternator is a central component on any engine. The alternator is responsible for powering anything electronic on your vehicle, including the coils that fire your spark plugs (unless it’s a diesel). At VOW Automotive in Upland, CA, we know a bad alternator when we see one - here’s how you can spot one too.

Tread of Tire

What condition are your tires in? At VOW Automotive in Upland, CA, we want to make sure you can tell. A simple visual inspection is all you need - it’s easy if you know what to look for.

mechanic repairing brakes on a vehicle

Has your brake master cylinder gone bad? How would you know? What even is it? VOW Automotive in Upland, CA has the answers.

Your brake master cylinder is an integral part of your brake system. When one fails, some odd symptoms may arise, and it may be difficult to diagnose. Here’s some information to help you decide if yours has given out on you.

Torque converter

If you drive a lightweight car, truck, or SUV, the torque converter you have installed is probably just fine. For those of you with more heavy duty applications, like high horsepower setups or towing rigs, the stock converter may not be enough. At VOW Automotive in Upland, CA, we can help with that.

mechanic working on auto electrical system

Every year, vehicle electrical systems get a little more complicated. These days, many cars on the road contain up to a mile of wiring, running throughout every corner of the vehicle. With all those wires, there’s bound to be an issue at some point; VOW Automotive in Upland, CA is here to help you recognize a potential electrical issue, and know what to do about it.

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1124 W 9th St
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