Yearly Archives: 2020

How Mission Auto Care is Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 While Still Serving You!

How Mission Auto Care is Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 While Still Serving You!

Your vehicle is an important part of you, your life and livelihood. In this special time, we are faced with many uncertainties, but one thing is certain…. Mission Auto Care and its employees are here and committed to keeping ourselves, you and your vehicle as safe as possible. Enhanced safety measures include: Regularly clean and sanitize highly touched areas.   Our Technicians wear gloves at all times when servicing your vehicle.   Clean and sanitize your vehicle keys and touch points prior to and after service.   ​Hand Sanitizer is available to all staff and customers.   Ensuring our staff has the information to stay healthy or stay home if feeling unwell.   Dropbox for authorization and keys to avoid human contact.   FREE Uber and LYFT rides.   We offer a TOUCH FREE SERVICE (min. purchase required), where we will pick up your vehicle from home or work, send you your digital vehicle inspection, provide services and deliver bac ... read more

What is a Ball Joint Replacement?

Ball joints are an integral part of your vehicle's overall suspension system. These joints connect the steering knuckles to the control arms, which allows the suspension system to move and the wheel to steer. The ball joint is exactly what it sounds like, a joint with a flexible ball and socket for easy movement in all directions. Every car or truck has multiple of these ball joints in the suspension system working together with other components to move and steer your vehicle smoothly.  Ball joints, just like all other suspension components, do tend to wear out and become loose over time. If a ball joint is loose, you may begin to have issues with your vehicle's wheel alignment or notice excessive tire wear. Loose ball joints can also cause a clunking sound when going over a bump or other noises that seem to originate from the suspension system. If a ball joint fails completely, the suspension can collapse, causing a loss of control of your vehicle.  ... read more

FAQs About Car Batteries

Your vehicle is a complex system, and having questions about your car battery and how it works is common. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about car batteries and the answers to those questions:  How long does a car battery last? Typically, the average car battery lasts between 3-5 years. However, there are many factors that can affect this lifespan such as weather, driving habits, and how well you maintain your vehicle.  How do I know if my battery is still good? A battery can be tested by a specific tool that will tell our experts how much "life" your vehicle has left and if it is in good condition.  What replacement battery do I buy? The best source for what type of replacement battery to buy is by checking your vehicle's operation manual.  How do I dispose of an old battery? Car batteries contain toxic chemicals and need to be disposed of properly. The experts at Mission Auto Care can take care of this for you.  How mu ... read more

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