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When a vehicle has trouble starting, many people initially blame the starter. What is the starter, and how do you know if yours has called it quits? At Reeves Auto Repair in San Luis Obispo, CA, we want to keep you informed, and telling you what to look for will prevent further damage when issues arise. The starter is essentially just an electric motor; a gear at the end of that electric motor engages the flywheel, which turns the engine over, allowing it to start. How do you know if yours is failing?

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At Reeves Auto Repair in San Luis Obispo, CA, we know that the life of a transmission is solely dependent on the quality of repair and maintenance it receives.

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Brake pads are important - you don’t need them to go, but you do need them to stop. At Reeves Auto Repair in San Luis Obispo, CA, we like to keep your vehicle stopping exactly as it should - it’s less dangerous, and it keeps insurance premiums low. So, how do you know if your brake pads are going bad? How do they work? What even are they? We’ve got the answers!

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At Reeves Auto Repair in San Luis Obispo, the history of cars is a huge topic of interest to us. Here’s an interesting piece of automotive trivia, from us to you.

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You’ve known someone at some point that has a seemingly impossible amount of keys, keychains, and other accessories hanging from their key ring. You might even be guilty of that yourself. At [BUSINESS_ NAME] in San Luis Obispo, CA, we’ve seen our fair share of these loaded down car keys, and also the damage it can cause. Here’s what you need to know.

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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 gone bad. At Reeves Auto Repair in San Luis Obispo, CA we want you to know what to look out for so that you can be safely on the road.

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At Reeves Auto Repair in San Luis Obispo, CA, we recommend always making it a priority to change your oil on time. Here’s a look into why it’s so important, and what happens if you don’t keep up with oil changes.

Sludge - If oil stays in an engine too long, sludge begins to build up anywhere oil can go. The oil absorbs tiny debris and contaminants, kind of like a liquid sponge - once it’s at capacity, that oil begins to stick, clog, and build up throughout the engine. Small veins that carry oil to components like actuators, turbos, and bearings will become blocked, starving critical components of oil and causing component or engine failure.

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While some keys or key fobs can only be obtained from dealerships, most cars can be programmed to accept a new key or key fob without expensive dealer intervention. At Reeves Auto Repair in San Luis Obispo, we often provide such services, at a fraction of the cost.

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