About Carbon & Sludge Build-up in your Engine

The quality of the fuel and oils you use in your vehicle matters.
As your engine is running, poor quality fuel and oil can leave
behind performance robbing deposits. These deposits will
gradually build up over time and cause you the following problems:

  • Premature Fuel Injector & Spark Plug Failure
  • Lower Fuel Economy & Loss of Performance
  • Hard Starting & Rough Running Conditions
  • Greatly Reduced Engine Life

So how can you avoid these problems?

  • Always use 91 Octane Gasoline or better
  • Change your engine oil every 5,000– ...
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Quality Motors is a Full-Service Shop

An industry trend in auto maintenance offers consumers an increase in the number of repair chains dedicated to specific services such as oil changes, mufflers, tires, brakes, etc. These chains claim to offer super-quick service and super-cheap prices, but are you really getting a bargain? Not necessarily.

Let’s look at oil changes and point out some differences between a Full-Service Shop like QualityMotors, and a “10 minute” shop:

  • With a Full-Service Repair Shop, you get a dedicated, industry-certified, professional mechanic working on ...
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Don’t try to make it, be ready ahead of time!

All you have to do to get stuck on the side of the road is ignore the temperature gauge or warning light on your dashboard, or neglect the periodic maintenance that your vehicle requires to remain safe and reliable. The summer season is the perfect time to get all your vehicles steady for the hot weather, and a cooling system check should be at the top of that list. Coolant fluids deteriorate over time. A simple quality check of your ...

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Spring is in the Air!

Most of us equate the winter months with bad driving conditions, but spring brings its own challenges, mainly heavy rains and flash flooding. In addition, April through June is considered peak tornado season for much of the country. Add the increase in motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic (including school children) that warmer weather brings, then mix in winter’s damage such as new potholes and broken pavement, and you might begin longing for ice and snow again—just kidding!

The bottom line is ...

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Tires are no joke!

Tires are expensive. You want them to last as long as possible and give you all the performance they were designed to, day in and day out, in all seasons, and in all driving conditions. That’s what you ask of your vehicle’s tires. Now, what do your tires ask of you?

  • Maintain proper tire pressure
  • Do periodic wheel alignments
  • Rotate your tires regularly
  • Check for tire damage often
  • Maintain shocks & struts
  • Replace any worn bushings

Sound like a fair deal? Actually, it is the only deal ...

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True or False- modern vehicles don’t have fan belts?

The answer is true. Most modern radiators are cooled with electric-driven fans instead of by a belt-driven fan like cars of old. Fan belts, however, did more than just spin a fan. They also used the rotation of the engine to power the alternator which gives your vehicle electrical energy, the power steering pump to make your vehicle easier to control, the air conditioner compressor to cool you off on hot summer days, as well as air pumps and coolant ...

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Here is 2018!

As we look back on the past year and consider all the wonderful customers and business associates we have the good fortune to serve and work with, all of us here at Quality Motors are overwhelmed with a profound sense of gratitude. We really do appreciate every one of you, and our shop newsletter is just our way of saying that to everyone at once—Thank You!
What’s ahead for 2018 as we begin our march forward? One thing you can ...

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Happy Holidays and New Year!

As 2017 winds to a close, our thoughts turn once again to all those who make what we do here at the shop possible. We’re referring, of course, to YOU, our valued customers. It’s your loyalty and “word-of-mouth” referrals of family, friends, and business associates that are the very foundation of our business—thank you! Everyone here at Quality Motors would like you to know that we never take your trust for granted. Each and every day, on each and every ...

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New Bicycle helmet warns nearby vehicles

A “Smart” bicycle helmet is in development by the Volvo Corporation that promises to reduce vehicle-bicycle collisions. Not only does the helmet provide impact protection, it is also equipped with a GPS transmitter that constantly uploads the cyclist’s location, direction, and speed to a cloud-based tracking system which maps it and compares it in real time to vehicle transmitted data in the same area. Whenever tracked trajectories threaten to overlap at the same time, a warning signal is transmitted to ...

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We appreciate you

As 2017 unfolds, all of us here at Quality Motors want you to know how much we really do appreciate the trust and loyalty you display each time you stop in to see us or send a referral our way. We will never cease to give you our very best with each passing day because you deserve nothing less. The most important measurement of a shop’s success is its customer satisfaction. In fact, it is the only measurement that really ...

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About that road you’re driving on…

Asphalt starts out as a very hot goo. As it cools, it becomes hard (so we can drive on it), but also, somewhat brittle. Potholes begin as tiny cracks in the hardened surface of asphalt, due to traffic vibrations and the weight of heavy vehicles. These cracks allow water and ice to penetrate the asphalt surface and accelerate its degradation. The end result? Potholes. A materials science team at a university in the Netherlands has come up with a solution: ...

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Just another day in the USA

A 100+ pound wheel and tire combo of a passing tractor-trailer rig came off and careened through an Illinois home that was located adjacent to the highway. The homeowner, who was sitting in his favorite chair watching TV at the time, said the wheel came through a front window, bounced off the floor in front of him, then off of his new flat screen television, smashing it to pieces, before heading into the dining room where it wrecked a china ...

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“I was sure I could make it!”

No one wants to be this guy. However, it is all too easy to find yourself in his shoes. All you have to do is ignore the temperature gauge or warning light on your dash board, or neglect the periodic maintenance that your vehicle requires to remain safe and reliable.

The fall season is the perfect time to get your vehicles ready for the upcoming colder weather, and a cooling system check should be at the top of that list. Coolant fluids deteriorate over time. A simple quality check ...

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Not your ordinary auto service shop!

Let’s face it, being average means you’re as close to the bottom of the group as you are to the top. Our goal is to be the very best auto repair facility in the Laguna Niguel and surrounding area! We want to set the standard that other shops can only hope to strive for. Toward that objective, it is the aim of every member of the QualityMotors team to excel in high quality repairs, efficient production, and superior customer service.
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Loosing Juice in your Battery?

Vehicle batteries have it rough. Extremes of temperature, humidity, and constant charging and discharging begin to wear a battery down from the very first time it is called upon to work. The problem is, batteries tend to work OK or not at all. Very seldom are you given fair warning that total failure is imminent. Vehicle batteries typically last no more than 3-5 years under normal operating conditions. After that, their ability to accept and hold a charge is compromised.
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Brake Fluid Should be Clear

Brake Fluid Should be Clear

Fresh engine oil is amber in color and turns black when it is dirty. Dirty brake fluid, on the other hand, looks just like clean engine oil. Why replace something that looks clean? How would brake fluid get dirty anyway? Doesn’t it just sit there and only move around a tiny bit when you step on the brakes? Why replace it at all? Is it important?

The fact is, no other fluid is more critical to your ...

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Factory Recall Visits to the Dealer should be Free

Recall Visits to the Dealer should be Free

From time to time, many of our clients receive notices from the manufacturer notifying them of a recall situation. They are being instructed to take their vehicles to their local dealer to satisfy these recall notices. So far, no problem. Expecting nothing more than a free replacement of a defective part or some other update to their vehicle, owners are also receiving a “courtesy” inspection of the entire vehicle along with a laundry ...

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Summer is here, are you and your BMW / MINI / Mercedes ready?

Now is the best time to get your vehicles ready for summer’s upcoming heat. Below is a quick checklist for ensuring your drives in the sun will be memorable ones for all the “right” reasons.

  • Brake pad and rotor wear should be checked to make sure they are within factory specifications. Brake fluid should
    be clean and fresh. Damaged or worn out suspension parts should be replaced.
  • Worn out or damaged tires should be replaced and the wheel alignment checked. Shocks and struts also have a ...
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