Now Hiring Automotive technicians

Now Hiring Automotive technicians

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LOOKING FOR AN EXPERIENCED AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC/TECHNICIAN .
PART TIME/ FULL TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE
MUST HAVE OWN TOOLS. ASE CERTS ARE A PLUS BUT NOT NECESSARY,.
PAY BASED ON EXPERIENCE.
must be honest and want to the job right the first time.
please drop all resumes or fill out an application at address below. No phone calls please.

Tires Expire in Six Years

Tires Expire in Six Years

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The evidence is clear: older tires are substantially more likely to fail than newer ones. This is because tires are made mostly of rubber, and rubber degrades with age. Sunlight, heat, ice, and general wear and tear can accelerate the breakdown of a tire. Once a tire begins to break down, it becomes more likely to fail in the form of a tread separation–often at highway speeds, when the failure is most likely to cause catastrophic injuries.

For most tires, this expiration date is six years from the date of manufacture. Tires expire because of a chemical process commonly referred to as oxidation, which simply means that as the tire components are exposed to oxygen , it does not matter if a tire is being used, stored as a spare, or simply waiting on a store shelf for an unsuspecting consumer.

Expired Tires are a Hidden Hazard

Tire aging is a “hidden hazard” because most consumers don’t know that tires expire in six years and it is difficult for most consumers to tell how old a tire is without deciphering an 11 digit code that is imprinted on the side of the tire. Fortunately, you can crack the code on the side of a tire to determine a tire’s actual age. Federal rules mandate that the tire’s D.O.T. code be clearly branded or etched on the side of each tire. For most tires, the D.O.T. number is typically 11 digits. If the tire has only 10 digits, the tire was manufactured before the year 2000. A current D.O.T. number looks like this for a tire made in the fifth week of 2011:

Tire Manufacturers Warn that Tires Expire in Six Years

Many auto manufacturers have taken small steps to warn consumers by placing warnings within the owner’s manual of newer model vehicles. However, due to the cryptic code tire manufacturers use on tires, the warnings are of only limited use to consumers. Nonetheless, the following manufacturers have issued warnings on 2013 and newer vehicles about tire aging:

Written by: TireSafetyGroup.com

Looking for coolant leaks

Looking for coolant leaks

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1. Look at both the lower and upper radiator hoses located at the top and bottom of the radiator on the back side and held by hose clamps. Make sure the hoses are securely clamped to the radiator and aren’t leaking

2. Check under the car, inspect the radiator and look around the engine compartment for telltale signs of a coolant leak: Coolant is usually greenish, slippery and sweet-smelling

3. Inspect water pump for signs of coolant leak it may have bad gasket .

4. Check the radiator cap neck for signs off leak you may need to change your radiator cap

5. Freeze plugs . These are the casting plugs or expansion plugs in the sides of the engine block and/or cylinder head. The flat steel plugs corroded from the inside out, and may develop leaks that are hard to see because of the plug’s location behind the exhaust manifold, engine mount or other engine accessories

6. Inspect Intake Manifold gasket for leak by outside leak or internal leak in outside leake you will see coolant sign around it and if inside you will see in exhaust white smoke

7. Internal engine leak like bad head gasket or cracked head or block make car performance very bad and make white gel or creamy in your oil stick or may see it inside radiator coolant and you open the oil cap and check for this signs also beside blue smoke come from oil cap while engine running to know it is internal engine leak you have to make compression test for each cylinder and measure the reading if tow cylinder have low values that mean the head gasket between them have problems and it must the different between max compression and lower not more than 70%

8. Heater core hoses and the core itself it hard to diagnose and may let you doughty having internal engine problem but there is a solution to test your car

Why Does my car smell? – Centric Auto Repair

Why Does my car smell? – Centric Auto Repair

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In the course of their normal operation, automobile air conditioners remove moisture from the air. This moisture can combine with airborne debris and settle in the system leading to growth of mold spores and fungi. This, in turn, leads to an odor in the air blown into the vehicle. Even worse, these spores can potentially cause allergic reactions in vehicle owners.

Centric Auto Repair has a formulated service that will quickly kill the mold, mildew, fungi, and other odor-causing organisms that grow in the air conditioner evaporator core. Powerful deodorizers keep the vehicle interior smelling fresh and clean.

Our Service will safely and effectively eliminate foul, musty odors from automobile air conditioning systems.

Drivers With No Front Plates Are Never Cited

Drivers With No Front Plates Are Never Cited

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Drivers With No Front Plates Are Never Cited

I believe automated enforcement is unfair because it only targets honest drivers. Section 5200(a) of the California Vehicle Code requires that every car have a front license plate. Honest drivers have front plates and are fully subject to automated enforcement and the highest red light fine in the United States at $346. These honest drivers are also subject to a conviction point on their DMV record and a hefty insurance increase for a least three years.

Drivers who illegally remove their front plate are not subject to automated enforcement at all, since their vehicle cannot be identified. At worst, they might get $10 fix-it ticket. Is this fair? A dishonest person can easily avoid automated enforcement entirely by removing their front plate. A dishonest driver can also freely run red lights at camera-enforced intersections, secure in the knowledge that traffic cops have been reassigned elsewhere.

Drivers Who Block Their Face Are Never Cited

A driver who obscures his face while transiting an intersection is also not subject to automated enforcement. Without a clear photograph of the driver, no citation can be issued The California Vehicle Code (CVC Section 210) requires a clear photograph of a vehicle’s license plate and the driver of the vehicle for an automated enforcement citation to be issued.

Again, a dishonest driver can totally avoid automated enforcement by placing his hand over his face or by flipping down his visor while running a red light at an intersection with automated enforcement. Truly dangerous driver can more easily run lights under these circumstances, knowing that they are immune to enforcement.

Drivers Who Perjure Themselves Are Usually Not Convicted

I never advise anyone to deny receiving his or her automated citation in the mail. No where on my web site is anyone encouraged to perjure themselves in any way. However, it is true that a person who lies and denies that they were the photographed driver typically has his citation dismissed. In this way those willing to perjure themselves are off the hook, and those honest souls who admit to being the driver pay a $346 fine and receive a point on their driving record. Is fair? Does improve traffic safety?

see more http://www.ticketassassin.com/autohonest.html

Car Donated to San Marcos Boys & Girl Club Family – 2014

Car Donated to San Marcos Boys & Girl Club Family – 2014

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Recently, through the San Marcos Boys & Girls Club’s Adopt s Family program. Centric Auto Repair graciously donated a car to the Santiago family. Centric Auto Repair approched the Boys &Girl Club with a car they repaired and were interested in donating to a family in need. The club knew the Santiago family would be the perfect match. Due to the violence in Mexico the Santiago family recently moved to San Marcos, but had no car; in order to get around they would walk. Once hearing about the Santiago family, on December 22nd, Victor Banuelos, General Manager of Centric Auto Repair, presented the Santiago family with their new car. Ms. Santiago and her family are incredibly grateful for the extremely generous gift which will help her and her family tremendously.

-Evelyn Madison

View current issue here http://issuu.com/awodigitaledition/docs/the_paper_jan15_2015?e=2076238/10930335

www.thecommunitypaper.com

Victor Banuelos, General Manger, Centric Auto Repair

Kara Alaimo, Director of Operations, Boys & Girls Club San Marcos

Local Business Gives a Car Away – North County – Watch her Reaction!

Local Business Gives a Car Away – North County – Watch her Reaction!

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3rd Annual Car Giveaway Program

Centric Auto Repair has generously donated a vehicle as part of their 3rd annual Car Giveaway program which is designed to help a local families, and give back to the community.

Car ownership has the power to improve daily life, build stronger families as parents are able to take an active role in their children’s lives. Children thrive due to increased educational opportunities and activities, such as after-school tutoring or athletic programs which the boys and girls club has provided for years.

Kara Aragon director of operations from the Boys and Girls club of San Marcos directed the auto repair shop to Isabel who is a single mother of two Boys, she has a 17 years old son and 8 years old son Mathew who also had the opportunity to participate in the parade on the Kiwanis float this year. Isabel’s family has suffered server financial hardship, among other issues and is currently displaced without a vehicle of their own. The car was presented to Isabel and her family and the end of Kiwanis holiday parade as a gift from Centric Auto Repair.

When relying on public transit, families may spend multiple hours per day on their commute alone. Owning a vehicle allows families to shorten their commutes tremendously, resulting in more time to pursue meaningful time and activities together.

The Car Giveaway Program takes a team to accomplish this task. They fist step is to receive a retired vehicle from a donor. This is usually from someone who no longer has interest or the repairs exceed what the person wants to spend on the car. The donor will receive a donation write-off receipt for their taxes. After the donation, Centric Auto invests in all parts and labor necessary to keep recipients safe on the road. When the car is completed and ready, a local family is chosen with the help of a local non profit like The Boys & Girls Club. The recipient must include a family with kids and must own no vehicles. Other Organizations involved, Kiwanis Club San Marcos , SBRG Referral Group.

Obtaining reliable transportation is an effective vehicle for elevating low-income families out of poverty by increasing options for healthcare, childcare, and employment, also helps protect children from every day elements like rain and extreme heat making it easier to get to school daily.

www.centricauto.com 375 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd San Marcos Ca 92078

Local Business Gives a Car Away – North County – Watch her Reaction!

Local Business Gives a Car Away – North County – Watch her Reaction!

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3rd Annual Car Giveaway Program

Centric Auto Repair has generously donated a vehicle as part of their 3rd annual Car Giveaway program which is designed to help a local families, and give back to the community.

Car ownership has the power to improve daily life, build stronger families as parents are able to take an active role in their children’s lives. Children thrive due to increased educational opportunities and activities, such as after-school tutoring or athletic programs which the boys and girls club has provided for years.

Kara Aragon director of operations from the Boys and Girls club of San Marcos directed the auto repair shop to Isabel who is a single mother of two Boys, she has a 17 years old son and 8 years old son Mathew who also had the opportunity to participate in the parade on the Kiwanis float this year. Isabel’s family has suffered server financial hardship, among other issues and is currently displaced without a vehicle of their own. The car was presented to Isabel and her family and the end of Kiwanis holiday parade as a gift from Centric Auto Repair.

When relying on public transit, families may spend multiple hours per day on their commute alone. Owning a vehicle allows families to shorten their commutes tremendously, resulting in more time to pursue meaningful time and activities together.

The Car Giveaway Program takes a team to accomplish this task. They fist step is to receive a retired vehicle from a donor. This is usually from someone who no longer has interest or the repairs exceed what the person wants to spend on the car. The donor will receive a donation write-off receipt for their taxes. After the donation, Centric Auto invests in all parts and labor necessary to keep recipients safe on the road. When the car is completed and ready, a local family is chosen with the help of a local non profit like The Boys & Girls Club. The recipient must include a family with kids and must own no vehicles. Other Organizations involved, Kiwanis Club San Marcos , SBRG Referral Group.

Obtaining reliable transportation is an effective vehicle for elevating low-income families out of poverty by increasing options for healthcare, childcare, and employment, also helps protect children from every day elements like rain and extreme heat making it easier to get to school daily.

www.centricauto.com 375 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd San Marcos Ca 92078

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