Vehicle Maintenance

  • When is it Time to Test Your Vehicle's Battery?

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    Chances are you don’t pay much attention to your vehicle’s battery until it dies, when you get to perform the dreary dual task of waiting for a jump while simultaneously calling for an appointment to get a new battery fitted. Of course, that’s if you’re sure it’s the battery that’s dead in the first place. The only way to be certain is to take it in to be tested. However, it generally helps to know the health of your vehicle battery prior to finding yourself stranded.

  • When To Rotate Your Tires

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    Tire rotations are a part of vehicle maintenance. The purpose of rotating your tires is to make them last as long as possible, prevent your suspension from wearing out prematurely, and keep the drivability of your car in the best possible condition. So when should you get a tire rotation?

  • When To Run Diagnostics On Your Vehicle

    Modern vehicles are becoming increasingly complex, and as a result, computer diagnostic systems are becoming a necessity rather than a convenience. At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, our state of the art technology and trained technicians are ready to diagnose any transmission issue you may be experiencing with your car, truck, or SUV.

  • When Was The Last Time You Had Your Coolant Flushed On Your Fleet?

    Routine maintenance keeps your fleet trucks safe on the road and protects you against unplanned trips to your local automotive shop! One thing a lot of people forget about is to have their coolant flushed. Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA will help you make sure your fleet vehicle is properly flushed every time!

  • Where Did Speed Limits Come From?

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    At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, the history of cars is a huge topic of interest to us. Here’s an interesting piece of automotive trivia, from us to you.

  • Which tires do I need

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    There are multiple types of tires on the market for almost every car, truck, or SUV. Once you decide it's time to replace your tires, the choice can be overwhelming. The type of tire you want depends on a variety of factors, from climate to how you drive. At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, our technicians have been trained to help you make that choice. Here’s a short rundown of common street tires that will suit your needs.

  • Why Do Transmissions Break?

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    Transmissions are complex, and over time they will wear out and eventually break. Knowing what to look for will play a key role in preventing your transmission from failing prematurely. At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA we want to give you some insight on how your transmission works and how it can fail.

  • Why Does My Transmission Pop Out of Gear?

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    Manual transmissions are durable, reliable pieces of equipment. Still, sometimes problems arise. Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia has the answer to a question that plagues many manual transmissions; why does my transmission pop out of gear?

  • Why Is Your Vehicle Draining Your Battery?

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    At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, we know how annoying a dead battery can be. Here’s some information on the subject, that will hopefully help you understand your battery issues a little better.  If your battery dies after your car, truck, or SUV sits for a few hours, the battery itself isn’t necessarily the problem. While having the battery tested is a good place to start, many people mistakenly make a bad battery diagnosis, when actually something in the electrical system is to blame.

  • Why It's Important To Have Routine Maintenance

    An article about routine maintenance probably doesn’t sound like the most riveting read, but at Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, proper maintenance is something we believe in wholeheartedly. Routine maintenance is the key to making a vehicle last for decades; if done correctly, your vehicle will stay reliable and enjoyable to drive, and you will save time and money in the process.

  • Why It's Important To Have Your Oil Changed

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    At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, we understand all too well the importance of changing your oil regularly. Three to five thousand miles sounds like a lot, but it doesn’t really take that long to rack them up. The busier you are, the more you probably drive, and the more likely you are to forget it’s time to change your oil. Here are some reasons to pay attention to your oil changes, and help you better understand why oil changes are so important.

  • Why you need routine service.

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    Routine services are routine for a good reason. Schedule them with us here so we can be sure that your vehicle stays in the best shape. Here’s a look into what happens when routine services aren’t performed, from Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA.

  • Windshield Wipers: Maintenance and Buying Tips

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    Ah, windshield wipers. Like so many indispensable things in life, we tend not to appreciate them until they’re gone. But what if all drivers had a basic understanding of the wonderful world of wipers, enabling them to identify problems early and choose replacements wisely? We like that idea. Accordingly, we’ve put together a crash course that should bring your knowledge up to speed. Your automotive windows to the world require dependable wipers, so let’s learn more about these unsung heroes.

  • Your Vehicle's Finger Print

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    Your Vehicle Identification Number, or VIN, is essentially your car’s fingerprint. In its entirety, it is specific only to your car. Each car has its own unique VIN number and can be decoded to provide manufacturing and identification information on any vehicle on the road. Date of manufacture, manufacturer, vehicle type, where it was made, and options such as engine and transmission type, whether a car is a two or four-door, and a multitude of other specifications can be gleaned from a VIN number. Essentially, a VIN number will tell you exactly what a car is and where it came from, without even having to see the car.

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