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Yelp Reviewer Praises Service Experience at San Francisco Automotive Solutions

Larry recently needed some repairs for his car. After doing his research on the top auto shops in San Francisco, he decided to take his vehicle to San Francisco Automotive Solutions. After his service experience, Larry was so pleased that he wrote about it on Yelp. "Excellent experience," Larry writes. "Very helpful, informative, on time, on estimate and friendly. Pat and Bill were very professional, courteous and generous with their time, answering questions." At San Francisco Automotive Solutions, we understand that many customers will have questions and concerns when it comes to their vehicles. You are putting your trust in our team as certified auto repair experts, but you still want to know what's going on. That's why communication is so important to ... read more

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Rotate Your Tires

In addition to having the oil changed regularly, a tire rotation is the other most common maintenance service recommended for all vehicles. In most cases, a tire rotation is recommended every 5,000-6,000 miles. There are numerous benefits and reasons why you should do it. 1. More Even Tire Treads The main reason why you want to rotate your tires is to help keep the tire treads as even as possible over time. Various factors will put more strain on certain wheels and tires, so almost every vehicle will wear out the treads unevenly. 2. Longer Tire Life The more even you keep your tire treads, the longer your tires will last. If you don't rotate them, one or two of the tires may wear out quicker than the rest and you'll end up having to replaced them individually, whic ... read more

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4 Reasons Why Your Airbag Warning Light is On

Airbag repair is not the most common automotive repair service, but it is necessary from time to time. Obviously, if you get in an accident and any of your airbags are deployed, they will need to be replaced and the sensors will need to be reset. However, what happens when you haven’t been in an accident yet you are still having airbag issues? Your car will tell you by illuminating or flashing the airbag warning light on your dashboard or computer display. When this light is on, that means your airbags are deactivated. It means they will not deploy properly if you get into an accident. Needless to say, this is a serious issue that you will want to get rectified quickly for your safety and the safety of your passengers. There is always a chance that the airbag light is on by accident and it just needs to be reset. Otherwise, there are a number of other situations that may cause the a ... read more

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San Francisco Automotive Solutions Helps Jeep Wrangler Owner with Custom Upgrades

Gabe loves his Jeep Wrangler that he has been working to upgrade with aftermarket parts and accessories. We deal with a lot of passionate custom car owners at San Francisco Automotive Solutions, so we understand how important it is to get the work done right. After all, dealing with aftermarket components can be tricky. Gabe has done some of the work on his own, but recently decided to entrust his Jeep to the professionals at our auto repair shop for a number of repairs and upgrades. “I was immediately won over by these guys,” writes Gabe in his Yelp review. “The business proprietor, Patrick [Banta], was super easy to work with, and he was very flexible in working around my tight business schedule. And Bill, the talented mechanic and Wrangler enthusiast assigned to my job, was GREAT. He take ... read more

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What is a Transmission Service?

We do a lot of work on transmissions at San Francisco Automotive Solutions. Next to the engine, the transmission is the other most component of any vehicle. It transfers power from the engine to the drive train and out to the wheels. It's what makes your car move forwards or backwards at the speeds you desire.  Signs of Transmission Problems There are major transmission repairs and parts replacements you may need if you are experiencing transmission problems. When your transmission is damaged, you can usually feel it and/or hear it while you are driving. Some of the most common symptoms include: • Grinding gears• Slipping gears• Car not accelerating normally• Car not moving at all• Transmission fluid leaks (usually ... read more

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Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Engine?

When you drive a car or truck (especially a daily driver), you want to get the most out of the engine's performance. You want the vehicle to run well and perform the way you desire. However, "getting the most out of an engine" may mean different things to different people. We all have our own priorities. The average driver just wants his or her car to run as smoothly as possible. This means having no breakdowns, getting the best gas mileage and making sure the engine runs like it is expected to. Depending on your driving habits, as well as the age and use of the vehicle, engine performance naturally deteriorates with time. Getting an oil change every 3,000-5,000 miles is one important step to maintaining solid engine performance and regular engine tune-ups will also keep your engine in the best shape possible. With regular maintenance and recommended care, you should be able to keep your car performing ... read more

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Customer Turns to San Francisco Automotive Solutions for Electrical Repairs

Lee's Dodge van was having some electrical issues and he knew he needed to get it fixed soon. After doing his research on auto repair shops throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area, he decided to take his van to San Francisco Automotive Solutions in the SoMa District. Lee recently wrote about his customer service experience in a Google review. "I took my Dodge van to San Francisco Automotive Solutiosn because of an electrical issue and they knew exactly what the problem was, and exactly how to fix it," Lee writes. &quo ... read more

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Signs You Might Have Auto Electric Problems

Your car’s electrical system is very complex and it is very important. Without it, your car simply won’t run. The newer the car, the more complex the electronics will be as computer systems and other features continue to become increasingly advanced. Then, there are hybrid and fully electric vehicles that will use a sophisticated battery and electronics system to actually power your engine. Needless to say, you want your vehicle’s electrical system to be working properly. Some problems are simple to diagnose and repair. Wires may come loose or connections could get corroded. The battery just may need to be replaced or recharged. Sensors can go bad, as well. When it comes to other electrical issues, things can get more complicated ... read more

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Are You in Need of Airbag Repair?

When it comes to modern vehicles, airbags are extremely sensitive pieces of equipment. They are designed to be. When an impact is detected, they are made to quickly and automatically inflate in order to provide a safe cushion for the driver and any passengers. They could go off unintentionally, but that is very unlikely to happen. The airbag and sensor systems in modern cars are so sophisticated. Unfortunately, like any automotive component, issues can arise. The bigger worry is not if they will go off by accident, but if they will go off properly when there actually is an accident. Any flaw in the system or a faulty airbag can cause problems that may prevent the airbag from working when it is supposed to.  Warning Sensors Your vehicle will have sensors and dashboard warning lights that will illuminate if an issue is detected within any of the air ... read more

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San Francisco Automotive Solution Owner Personally Helps Provide Support for Longtime Customer

Miriam is the definition of a loyal customer and we are so grateful to have earned her business at San Francisco Automotive Solutions. We're always happy to work on her car, whether it's routine maintenance or any other auto repair services she needs. Miriam recently took the time to post a detailed review of her feelings about San Francisco Automotive Solutions on Google, and we wanted to share her comments here. "I have been brining my car to Pat and his team for about 17 years and would not dream of going anywhere else," Miriam writes. "Even now that I moved out of SF, I still drive in to have them work on my car. They are extremely honest, which we all know can be hard to find. They also take the time to explain how things work and why what is happening is happening (if you care to know). More importantly, they go above and beyond." This is just the fir ... read more

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