At Bill’s Quality Auto Care, we love what we do and love the opportunity to share our news with you.  Read our posts below to to find the latest BQAC news, tips and tricks to maintain your car, and much more.

How Do I Know If I Need New Tires?

May 28, 2019

1) Tread Depth This is the obvious one. Bridgestone Tire has a good article on how to check your tire’s tread with just a penny that can walk you through determining how soon you’ll be in need of new tires. 2) Tread Wear Indicator Bar Although a little less obvious, this is a built-in feature […]

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The Most Expensive European Car Brands To Own

May 10, 2019

Since European car manufacturers first inserted themselves into the American automobile industry in the middle of the 20th century, both the popularity and availability of their vehicles have grown exponentially. The allure of their exotic appearances and foreign designs are often associated with wealth and luxury, and because of this, they’ve developed a foothold in […]

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Bill’s Quality Auto Care Assists Customer with Complicated Toyota Repair

Mar 06, 2019

David recently came to us because his son’s Toyota Tacoma desperately needed some love from the experts he has come to trust at Bill’s Quality Auto Care. David has been bringing his family’s vehicles to us to repair and service for the last 5 years, and when the check engine light came on in his […]

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This Repeat Customer Values Honesty and Friendliness at Bill’s Quality Auto Care

May 08, 2018

Lorie has been to Bill’s Quality Auto Care in Simi Valley numerous times. Whether it’s a minor maintenance service or major repairs, she knows she can depend on the team at our shop to get the job done right. Lorie recently wrote a 5-star review about her latest service experience at Bill’s. “Another wonderful experience,” Lorie writes. “I had […]

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Why Does Your Car Need Oil Changes?

May 01, 2018

Oil changes are often taken for granted by car owners. They are like haircuts. We know we need to get them every once in awhile, but it’s nothing you really look forward to. It’s just one of those routines we need to stick with on a periodic basis. How Often You Should Change Your Oil The […]

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Having Air Conditioning Problems in Your Car? Here Are 5 Symptoms to Look for.

Apr 24, 2018

Summer is just around the corner and it’s already heating up quite a bit here in Simi Valley. Now is the time when you need your car’s air conditioner to be working well in order to keep you cool when it gets so hot outside in Southern California. You can usually tell when your vehicle […]

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Are You Experiencing Electrical Problems in Your Car?

Apr 10, 2018

The newer your car, the more complex its electrical system will be. Between the onboard computer, sensors and other very advanced electronic components, it can be very complicated. Of course, nowadays we also have hybrid and electric vehicles that have even more sophisticated electronics. Even the oldest of cars have electrical wiring and batteries to worry […]

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Taking Care of Your Power Steering System

Apr 03, 2018

Most cars built within the past 30-40 years have some form of power steering. It really makes driving the car much easier and it has proven to be one of the great inventions in the automotive industry. In recent years, the power steering system has evolved even more with the development of electric power steering […]

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Bill’s Quality Auto Care Helps Chevy Customer with Multiple Repairs

Mar 27, 2018

Mat recently visited Bill’s Quality Auto Care in Simi Valley because his wife’s Chevy Equinox needed multiple repairs. He knew the SUV needed a lot of work and the expertise of a knowledgeable mechanic, so he did his research and decided to entrust our shop with the work. Mat was so pleased with his service experience that he shared […]

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How Are Your Windshield Wipers Holding Up?

Mar 20, 2018

We’ve been getting a lot of rain lately in Southern California. It’s good to help avoid another drought, but we all know how dangerous it can be driving on these busy freeways when things are so wet. Having good windshield wipers is crucial to your visibility and overall safety as a driver. Windshield Wiper Blade […]

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Got a Fluid Leak? Don’t Let it Develop into a Major Problem.

Mar 13, 2018

Your car depends on multiple fluids to keep the systems running properly. Engine oil, transmission fluid and power steering fluid provide important lubricating qualities while brake fluid creates vital hydraulic pressure to power the brakes. Then, you have radiator coolant (antifreeze), air conditioner coolant (Freon) and even windshield washer fluid, which all serve their purposes for […]

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Customer Visits Bill’s Quality Auto Care for Smog Check

Mar 06, 2018

Tonja is a repeat customer at Bill’s Quality Auto Care. She’s now visited our shop twice for smog checks because she knows our service team will take care of her. Bill’s is a California STAR Smog Certified Test & Repair Station, which means we are specially accredited by the state to perform smog checks and make emissions repairs […]

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What is a Timing Belt?

Jan 09, 2018

Most cars will have multiple belts in the engine compartment that help transfer power between different components and keep the car running properly. It’s important to know the differences between these belts, as well as maintenance and replacement procedures when they start to get worn out. These are rubber belts that are put through a […]

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Make Sure Your Heater and Defrosters Are Working Properly

Dec 18, 2017

Even though Southern California winters are generally mild, the temperatures will still drop overnight and it will rain from time to time. We can get some really foggy mornings here in Simi Valley, as well. That means it’s important to make sure your car’s heater, defrosters and other important components are working well for added comfort […]

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The 10 Most Common Automotive Repairs

Nov 07, 2017

Unless you are lucky and have a perfect car or truck that never, ever has any problems, you will will have to deal with automotive repairs at some point or another. Preventative maintenance steps like oil changes, fluid flushes and tire rotations are always important, but automotive problems can and will happen eventually—especially the older your […]

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Do You Need a Smog Check?

Oct 10, 2017

In California—and in Ventura County especially—most vehicles are subject to smog inspection requirements. When your car, truck, SUV or van requires a smog inspection is entirely up to the DMV. It may be as often as every two years for vehicles of certain ages, makes and models. You will know if a smog check is required […]

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Make Bill’s Quality Auto Care Your Fleet Service Headquarters

Oct 03, 2017

When it comes to your company’s vehicle fleet, you need to have a local auto repair and maintenance shop that you can trust to keep your vehicles on the road. From service vans to delivery trucks to company cars for employees and everything in between, Bill’s Quality Auto Care in Simi Valley has all your fleet […]

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7 Minor Transmission Issues That Could Lead to Major Problems

Sep 19, 2017

To put it bluntly, your transmission is extremely important. It is what makes your car move. It is also a very complex system with a lot of intricate components working in harmony. That means it’s easy for minor transmission issues to occur. The important thing to remember is that you’ll want to take care of any minor […]

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How to Maintain Your Radiator and Cooling System

Aug 29, 2017

There are many different components to any vehicle, and each plays an important role. The only time most car or truck owners give any thought to their radiators is when the vehicle starts to overheat. However, the radiator and the coolant inside perform vital functions for everyday performance and the cooling system requires proper maintenance. What […]

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Your Check Engine Light is On. What Does That Mean?

Jun 13, 2017

It’s always a bit unnerving to see your vehicle’s check engine light come on. It is there for a reason, though. It can represent a number of different engine problems, from minor concerns to major issues. It is not something you want to ignore, so if the check engine light is on, bring it to […]

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What to Do When Your Car Overheats

May 23, 2017

Summer is just around the corner and it’s already getting hot in Simi Valley. The hotter the temperatures, the more likely a car is to overheat when pushed beyond its limits. Overheating is less of a concern with most of today’s modern cars, but it can still happen. And when it comes to older cars, […]

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Are Your Tire Treads Getting Too Low?

Apr 18, 2017

It’s just not a good idea to be driving around on bald tires. You lose traction around corners, and it can also hinder your ability to stop the car. Did you know the stopping distance for an average-weight vehicle is much higher with bald tires compared to new ones? Seriously, imagine you are driving 70 MPH […]

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Understanding Your Car’s Different Fluids

Mar 28, 2017

There are several different types of fluids that are used in your car for lubrication and hydraulics. It’s important to understand what each fluid does and how to detect if there are problems. If you have a leak, you can understand what type of fluid it might be simply based on color or location. You […]

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How Often Should You Replace Your Brake Pads?

Mar 07, 2017

Your brakes are very important to your car and your overall safety as a driver. The truth is, brake pads and brake rotors wear out with time and periodically need to be replaced. Brake fluid should also be regularly checked. The question is how often should they be replaced? Factors to Consider The timing can depend […]

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What It Means to Be a STAR Smog Check Station

Feb 09, 2017

Bill’s Quality Auto Care in Simi Valley is proud to be a certified STAR Smog Check station. What does this mean? It means that when it comes to smog tests and repairs, we are one of the most trusted names around. STAR Smog Check stations are certified by the California Bureau of Automotive Repairs. The STAR certification represents the […]

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The Importance of Proper Wheel Alignment

Jan 03, 2017

It’s not something you usually give much thought to as a car owner, but having your wheels properly aligned is very important. Improper alignment can affect the overall performance of your car, as well as the lifespan of your tires, brakes and suspension. It’s vital that you have your alignment checked regularly and, if something is […]

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