Vehicle Maintenance

  • Disconnecting a Battery from A Vehicle

    man taking battery out of car

    If you’re ever in a situation where you must remove the battery from your vehicle, it’s important to know what you’re doing. It seems pretty straight forward, and it is. However, there are some important things to remember when disconnecting the battery in your car, truck, or SUV. Here are some tips on disconnecting a car battery, from Always On Time Auto & RV Repair in Santa Clarita, CA.

  • Do I really need new oxygen sensors?

    Oxygen Sensor

    At Always On Time Auto & RV Repair in Santa Clarita, CA, our goal is to keep your car, truck, or SUV reliable and in great shape. To us, it’s important that we’re paying attention to both your needs and the needs of your vehicle. When it comes to oxygen sensors, sometimes it seems a bit nebulous on what they actually do and why they’re important; we’re here to clear things up for you.

  • Do You Know How to Change a Tire?

    Man broken down with flat tire

    Flat tires are a huge inconvenience. The only thing worse than having a flat on your way home from work is having to wait on a tow truck to come to get you. Always On Time Auto & RV Repair in Santa Clarita, CA wants to give you some tips on how to change your own tire so that you can keep money in your pocket and get your car back on the road.

  • Do You Know How Your AC Works?

    hand on car air conditioning vent

    When you get in your car, truck, SUV, or minivan to drive and the A/C does not work what could be wrong? Here at Always On Time Auto & RV Repair, we have some simple answers to help you understand how your vehicle A/C system works. The first question we are asked is "Why isn't my air conditioner blowing cold air?" Let's talk about what could be happening. 

  • Do You Smell One Of These Smells? It's Time To Bring Your Car In.

    girl smelling vents

    If you’ve owned a vehicle long, particularly one with a few miles on it, you have probably encountered a peculiar smell that grabbed your attention. Scents that you encounter while driving (emanating from your vehicle, not the horse farm down the road) are indicators of your vehicle's health and often the first warning that something may be wrong. Always On Time Auto & RV Repair in Santa Clarita has assembled this list to prepare for you for the next time you smell something odd, so you’ll know what’s going on next time you notice a funny smell.

  • Does Your Car Have Keyless Entry?

    hand holding car remote start

    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 Always On Time Auto & RV Repair in Santa Clarita, we often provide such services, at a fraction of the cost.

  • Don't Forget a Coolant Flush!

    hand screwing lid off of coolant

    At Always On Time Auto & RV Repair in Santa Clarita, CA, it’s important to us that your car, truck, or SUV is ready for any condition. Coolant flushes are an important part of getting your vehicle ready for winter - here’s why.

  • Don't Forget a Coolant Flush!

    technician working on your car

    At Always On Time Auto & RV Repair in Santa Clarita, CA, it’s important to us that your car, truck, or SUV is ready for any condition. Coolant flushes are an important part of getting your vehicle ready for winter - here’s why.

  • Don't Neglect These Signs, You May Need New Brakes

    braking

    Your brakes have a lot to do with how your car drives. Brakes are a frequently neglected item on a lot of people’s checklist, and many drivers on the road have subpar brakes and don’t even know it. A car that brakes well and brakes correctly are just as important as acceleration, handling, or any other aspect of a vehicle’s drivability. A car with brake issues has the potential to be a far more enjoyable ride when fixed.

  • Don't Neglect Your Brakes

    brakes

    Obviously, your brakes are essential. However, it’s easy to neglect or ignore brake issues, and even miss them altogether; as long as the car, truck, or SUV still stops, many people don’t see the need to have their brakes serviced. From Always On Time Auto & RV Repair in Santa Clarita, here are some common brake issues, and why you should fix them.

  • Don't Neglect Your Truck's Brakes!

    Obviously, your brakes are essential. However, it’s easy to neglect or ignore brake issues, and even miss them altogether; as long as the truck still stops, many people don’t see the need to have their brakes serviced. From Always On Time Auto & RV Repair in Santa Clarita, CA, here are some common brake issues, and why you should fix them.

  • Don't Take Your Belts & Hoses for Granted

    mechanic turning a wrench on a car

    Your car’s belts and hoses are essential to the cooling, air conditioning, and charging systems, and the engine. Here at Always On Time Auto & RV Repair in Santa Clarita, our team takes them seriously as we understand that ignoring the routine replacement intervals will result in a costly breakdown that could leave you stranded. There are so many components tied together with your belts & hoses that it isn't just a simple belt or hose requiring repairs when you allow things to progress to the stage where your car or truck has a breakdown due to a faulty belt or hose.

  • Don't Trust Just Anyone With Your Investment

    mechanic with clipboard and pen checking things off

    There’s no need to take your car to different specialized shops all over town in order to maintain your vehicle, just because you drive a high-end vehicle. Since we are dedicated to luxury and performance automobiles, at Always On Time Auto & RV Repair in Santa Clarita, our team of expert mechanics has the knowledge and ability necessary to handle all your maintenance and repair needs.

  • ECU problems and reprogramming

    diagnostics

    If you drive a performance or luxury vehicle made by manufacturers like BMW, Mercedes, Subaru, Land Rover, Porsche, etc., you’re probably no stranger to state of the art electronics, sensors, and control systems. At Always On Time Auto & RV Repair, our technicians have the right knowledge, ability, and equipment necessary to keep your car or SUV in top-notch condition.

  • Engine Gone Bad? Here Are Some Options

    Under the hood

    You’ve decided to replace your engine - but what do you replace it with? There are a few different options out there, and Always On Time Auto & RV Repair in Santa Clarita, CA has the info you need.

  • Experiencing A Loud Radiator Fan?

    mechanic working on radiator fan

    At Always On Time Auto & RV Repair in Santa Clarita, we know how irritating an issue with your car, truck, or SUV can be, even if it doesn’t immediately affect your vehicle’s performance. One such problematic issue, the excessively loud radiator cooling fan, is a common plague many automobile owners will experience.

  • External Components - Making Your Manual Transmission Work

    gear shift on a vehicle

    There are many parts and systems outside of the car’s transmission that is equally as important as the parts and systems inside the transmission. Without them, the transmission won’t do much. There’s no way to transfer power from the engine to the shafts, disengage it to shift the gears, or power the differential without them. Just in case you need us, at Always On Time Auto & RV Repair in Santa Clarita, CA, we can help keep your transmission in top shape, but here’s what you need to know.

  • Feels Like Trouble (Is your vehicle driving right?)

    Nobody knows your vehicle better than you; if you suspect it isn’t driving the way it used to, there’s a good chance you’re correct. The truth of the matter is there are countless reasons and remedies for such a broad subject, but Always On Time Auto & RV Repair in Santa Clarita, CA has compiled a list of a few common problems that can cause a vehicle to drive poorly.

  • Fuel System Cleaning - What's In It For Me?

    fuel tank on dash board lit up on E

    Obviously, the dirtier your fuel system is, the bigger the improvement you will see in performance and fuel economy after a fuel system cleaning. But it is important not to wait until your system is running poorly. If you do, by the time you get a cleaning, you’ve wasted hundreds of dollars in gas or even possibly damaged your fuel injectors and catalytic converter.

  • Gas Cap Malfunctions? Yes, It's A Thing

    gas cap

    At Always On Time Auto & RV Repair in Santa Clarita, we know that some of the most elusive issues with any car, truck, or SUV are often caused by the simplest of malfunctions. While you might consider a gas cap fairly innocuous, it can actually malfunction too, prompting a check engine light on your dashboard.

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