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On this page you may find some helpful blogs from Tedious Repairs. We are always looking to educate customers how and why their vehicle is having issues.  Cars and tucks find countless ways to brake and let us down.

In the section we will cover topics that customer’s have problems with. From a brake job to a plugged cabin filter, it is important to explain what happens when a vehicle is having trouble.

Many of these problems can be prevented with proper understanding and vehicle maintenance. The staff here at Tedious Repairs is always willing to explain and help you through any problem you may be having.  Advice is always free and so is quotes. If you are having problems with a vehicle come in or give us a call, text or email today!

Car A/C Refrigerant Types: Which is Right For You?

Auto Refrigerant is the Most Important Part of Your A/C! It’s summer again! The weather’s heating up and while that means great fun in the sun and time to swim, it also means it’s time to get your vehicle’s air conditioner serviced. You don’t want AC repairs to come up as emergency on the hottest

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Choosing the Best Brake Pads

How Do You Pick the Right Brake Pads? And Which Are The Right Pads For You? The squeak is happening, you can’t take it anymore, and it’s time to do something about it: it’s time for new brake pads. But how does one choose the best brake pads, anyway? Sure, changing brake pads can be

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How Do Brakes Work?

Ever Wonder How The Brakes In Your Car Work? If you’ve ever narrowly avoided a collision by stopping just short, thank the modern vehicle braking system. They’ve come a long way over the decades and now the best of the best are capable of stopping even large trucks on a dime. But as advanced as

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What Makes a Great Brake Shop?

Brake Repair Service Matters Most Brake safety is not the time or the place to mess around. Whether it’s a new car with new brakes, someone hired to fix brakes does the job for you, or you replace vehicle brakes yourself, at the end of the day you must know for sure the job was

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Autonomous Cars Are The Future, and The Future Is Now

Are Self-Driving Cars The Future of Transportation? How far away do you think we are from the future of autonomous driving, when most of the cars on the road will be self-driving and drivers will feel welcome to relax and set their mind to something else (as long as they stay behind the wheel)? Would

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Wheel Alignment

Does it seem like your wheels are out of alignment? If you’ve noticed your car feels like it’s steering itself without your control, your vehicle may need wheel alignment. Alignment ensures your tires are angled straight ahead and don’t pull in the wrong direction, which causes steering issues as well as increased wear and tear

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Why is my check engine light on ?

The Check Engine light strikes fear into the hearts of some Chico drivers and is totally ignored by just as many. Just what it means is a mystery to most of us in CA. First, if your vehicle Check Engine light is flashing, that means that something is wrong that could cause severe damage to the catalytic converter

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Do I need to replace my Serpentine belt?

Hello, Chico ! Today’s Tedious Repairs auto care topic is the serpentine belt. Your serpentine belt is a long belt that’s driven by your engine. It winds around several accessories that power important automotive systems. Let’s go over them. • First, the serpentine belt drives your air conditioning system. • Next, the belt powers the alternator. • The serpentine

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How did my gas mileage get worse?

Under-inflated tires waste gas.  Think how hard it is to walk in sand – you must work harder because of the resistance.  When your tires don’t have enough air in them, their rolling resistance is dramatically increased, and it simply takes more gas to get where you’re going. Always check your tire pressure when you

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Alternator

You’ve probably noticed a bunch of warning lights on your dash when you start your engine.  They flash on to test the circuits and then go off if everything’s OK.  One of the warning lights looks like a car battery.  Its job is to tell you if your battery’s not charging properly. You know that

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Ball Joints

Most drivers in Chico, CA know ball joints are an important part of the suspension system. Visualize a ball attached to a spindle with the ball enclosed in a cup. This allows the joint to move in several directions, kind of like how your hip works. Most vehicles have two or four ball joints on

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How to Change Your Car’s Oil

  I NEED AN OIL CHANGE! Engine oil (aka motor oil) keeps your engine moving smoothly by reducing friction between its parts. Less friction means more power, more speed, and better gas mileage. If you care about your car, it’s important to ensure that only clean oil flows within.   We’re skilled technicians ready to

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Oil Change in Chico

Our Oil Change Service Works For You! CHICO OIL CHANGES, FAST FRIENDLY AND AFFORDABLE Here at Tedious Repairs, we’re proud to offer expert oil changes and vehicle service that’ll get you back on the road. You probably already know that it’s critical to preserve the lifespan of your engine by using clean oil. We can

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Chico Oil Change

TEDIOUS REPAIRS OFFERS THE BEST OIL CHANGE IN CHICO! Engine maintenance is critical to keeping your vehicle running smooth as the day you brought it home. And eventually, your car will need an oil change. In Chico oil changes are a dime a dozen, but you want to make sure you get the right oil

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Chico AC Repair

Tedious Repairs 2695 Highway 32 Chico, CA 95973 | (530) 826-4275 Simple Answers From Tedious Repairs For Chico: Air Conditioner May 27th, 2020 Question: Why isn’t my air conditioner blowing cold air? Tedious Repairs Answer: Your air conditioning system uses refrigerant to create cold air. The most common reasons Chico drivers lose their cold air have to

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cabin filter

Question My car has a bad odor when I run the heater or air conditioner.  My friend said I might need a new cabin air filter – what’s that? Answer A cabin air filter is a special filter that cleans the air that comes into the passenger compartment – or cabin – of your vehicle. 

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Chico Auto Repair

Auto Repair in Chico Auto Repair in Chico can be a nightmare. Most people are never ready for a vehicle that suddenly has problems. When this happens it causes stress, inconveniences and financial burdens on our lives. Our staff at Tedious Repairs understands these events very well. At one point we were in the same

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Chico Brake Repair

Brake Repair In Chico You Can Trust     Your vehicles brakes are one of the most important things regarding you vehicle as you drive around Chico, CA.  Safe brakes keeps your odds of  a accident or problems to a minimum. You’ll want to carefully maintain your brakes. With disc brakes, brake pads rub on

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Why isn’t my air conditioner blowing cold air?

Ac Repair & Auto repair Chico, CA. Question of the day: Why is my air conditioner blowing hot air? Tedious Repairs Answer: Car and truck air conditioning system uses freon to create cold air. The most common reasons Chico drivers lose their cold air have to do with the refrigerant leak somewhere in the system.

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my car’s cabin air filter

Cabin Air Filter Jun 29th, 2020 Let’s talk about your Cabin air filter. There seems to be some confusion about them in Chico that we should be able to clear up. Much of the confusion starts because these filters are relatively new. Not all vehicles in Chico have them, so some people confuse their cabin air

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Chico Radiator Leaks and Replacement

My car is overheating. Why should I go to get it fixed in Chico? Tedious Repairs Answer: That’s a really good question for Chico residents to ask, because if you don’t have someone you trust your car may be in trouble. People would assume that if your engine is running at the proper temperature that

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oil leak diagnosis on a chevy

Tedious Repairs specializes in diagnosis. Our staff has figured out countless problems on almost every make and model vehicle.  From leaks and noises to hard to figure out engine lights. Our staff has over a decade experience in figuring out the hardest and rarest problems on cars and truck. If you are looking to build

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Tedious Repairs is offering a monthly oil change drawing.