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How Often Should You Change Your Air Filters?

Every vehicle has an air filter in the engine compartment and most vehicles have a cabin air filter, as well. What do they do and how often do they need to be replaced? Those are the questions we're here to answer. Engine Air Filter The engine air filter is a simple part, but it performs a very important purpose. In order for the fuel pumping through your engine to be combustible and provide power, it needs a proper air intake system. Older cars will have carburetors while modern cars used an electronic fuel injection system to control the air intake. However, the quality of the air is equally important and that's where the air filter comes in. It collects dust, grease, dirt, debris and even bugs and keeps these pollutants from causing problems within the engineWhen Should The Air Filter Be Replaced? The simplest answer here is to replace the engine air filter w ... read more

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What Types of Vehicles Can We Repair at San Francisco Automotive Solutions?

We often get asked by customers what makes and models of vehicles we can service at San Francisco Automotive Solutions. The truth is we work on cars, trucks, SUVs, hybrids, service vehicles, minivans, RVs and just about any type of vehicle you can imagine. Just bring it in and let our skilled automotive repair technicians handle any auto repair or preventative maintenance services you need. Domestic Vehicles Whether you have a classic car or a modern ride, San Francisco Automotive Solutions has your domestic vehicle repair and maintenance needs covered. We’re talking about Ford, Chevrolet, GMC, Dodge, Cadillac, Mercury, Lincoln, Buick and Jeep. Foreign AutomobilesSan Francisco Automotive Solutions gladly serves all types of foreign-manufactured vehicles. We wor ... read more

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The Importance of Preventative Maintenance

In addition to all types of automotive repairs, most of the services we perform at San Francisco Automotive Solutions revolve around what we call “preventative maintenance.” These are minor maintenance steps you can take to keep your car running well and to help prevent major problems in the future. It is very important to perform regular maintenance on all vehicles. Every manufacturer will have their own recommended maintenance schedules that you should follow, though certain services are pretty standard across the board. As your vehicle gets older, preventative maintenance becomes more and more important and may also need to be more frequent. You can always depend on San Francisco Automotive Solutions to keep your maintenance schedule on track. Once you are in our system, we will gladly provide you with re ... read more

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Taking Care of Your Car's Air Conditioning and Heating System

It's been one of the warmest—and nicest—summers in recent memory here in San Francisco. It sure has been great to see so much sunshine throughout the Bay Area, and most of us have probably been using our air conditions even more than usual. Well, summer is officially over and fall is here. Winter is not far behind, so you want to make sure your car's air conditioning and heating system is working well. You can bring your car or truck into San Francisco Automotive Solutions for an A/C system inspection and testing. We'll be happy to tune it up or make any repairs needed. This may include recharging your air conditioning coolant (aka Freon), cleaning the vents, replacing the cabin air filter or making sure your heater and defroster are providing the ideal temperature output in time for winter weather. There are some common ... read more

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At San Francisco Automotive Solutions, You Can Rest Assured Your Auto Repairs Will Be Done Right

The team at San Francisco Automotive Solutions (formerly All American Automotive) is focused on quality. We are committed to getting the job done right no matter what it takes. We understand our customers are trusting us to identify any problems with their vehicles, and then perform the repairs that they have authorized. Inspections and Diagnostics It begins with the inspection process to determine exactly what's wrong with the vehicle. Sometimes, an external inspection is all that is needed to identify the issue. In other cases, diagnostic tests and deeper internal inspections need to be performed to uncover the root of the problem. The ASE Certified automotive repair technicians at San Francisco Automotive Solutions will figure out what needs to be fixed, so we can then provide a detailed r ... read more

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Happy Customer Only Trusts San Francisco Automotive Solutions with Her Vehicle Maintenance

An online reviewer with the handle Herlindros SFO posted a 5-star rating and review on Google and our website's Customer Reviews page. She is a longtime customer of San Francisco Automotive Solutions (even back when we were known as All American Automotive). She knows that she can trust our team of auto repair experts with all of her vehicle maintenance and repair needs. "I've been a customer for over a decade (I think)," posted Herlindros SFO. "I used to have an old bucket and the quality service was great. I am not a mechanic, but my car was running smooth consistently after repairs and maintenance was done. Eventually, it died and I purchased a newer vehicle from Toyota that had me in a locked-in lease/maintenance agreement for a few years. As soon as my time was up, I returned to AAA [San Francisco Automotive Solutions] and as expected, they took over and pro ... read more

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Exhaust System Maintenance and Repair at San Francisco Automotive Solutions

Bad things can happen if your car's exhaust system isn't working properly. If you have problems with your catalytic converter, muffler, exhaust pipes or other exhaust system components, your car will not perform well and the exhaust fumes can be deadly. What Your Car's Exhaust System Does First, it's important to understand what the exhaust system does in your vehicle. It essentially keeps your car or truck running well. It diverts toxic exhaust fumes away from your engine and out the tail pipe. If the exhaust system isn't working right, then those fumes can get into the engine and cause major deterioration to the internal components. The bigger concern is that those exhaust fumes can travel into your passenger cabin, leading to carbon monoxide poisoning. Quite simply, a proper exhaust system is vital to the health of the engine and the driver. It will reduce e ... read more

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Is it Time to Replace Your Timing Belt?

Quite simply, the timing belt is one of your car’s most important components. It is absolutely vital to the performance, safety and overall health of your vehicle, and it should never go ignored. What the Timing Belt Does The timing belt makes sure the crankshaft and camshaft are working in sync. It basically choreographs the timing of your engine’s combustion process. As pistons travel up and down in the cylinders, intake valves open up at precise times to bring in air and fuel. Then, they close at just the right time for the fuel to burn. Lastly, the exhaust valves open up to let out the exhaust fumes. It is a very synchronized process and it literally happens thousands of times every minute. Your timing belt is what enables these values to open and close at precise times. Without it, your engine won’t run ... read more

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Take Care of Your Car's Battery

Your car's battery is one of your vehicle's most important components. It's there to keep all the electrical elements, ignition system and other vital parts running. Without a good battery or one that gets drained, you may find yourself stranded.  Here are some tips from San Francisco Automotive Solutions to help you take better care of your car's battery: 1. Turn Your Lights Off! Most modern vehicles will turn the headlights and interior lights off automatically after the car has been turned off for a few minutes. This is a great innovation. For older cars and those without such technology, you want to avoid leaving your lights, the radio, phone chargers and other electronics on when you are not using the car. Otherwise, the battery will drain and it may not start up without a jump start or recharge. 2. Know When It's Time for a Recharge or a New Battery ... read more

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San Francisco Automotive Solutions Helps Customer with Emergency Cooling System Repairs

  It's never something you want to happen, but unfortunately cars will break down or have problems (and usually at the most inconvenient time). It can happen to new cars, old cars, luxury cars, classic cars, trucks, vans, SUVs—you never know when or where. The good news is that when you do have car trouble, you can count on the auto repair experts at San Francisco Automotive Solutions to diagnose the problem and offer fair, friendly service to get your car fixed and back on the road. We love hearing stories from our customers. A customer with the initials S.Q. wrote a wonderful review on our website and the team at San Francisco Automotive Solutions was glad to help in their time of need. "They were awesome!" S.Q. writes. "Our 2004 BMW broke down in the city on a Sunday at 4:00pm and we were ... read more

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