Protect Your Vehicle From Transmission Shifting Issues

If your transmission isn’t shifting correctly, you’ll want to be careful about how you choose to proceed. The best thing to do is turn the vehicle off and have a professional take a look at it, but if that isn’t an option, there are some steps you can take to ensure nothing gets damaged. At […]

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Do You Smell One Of These Smells? It’s Time To Bring Your Car In.

If you’ve owned a vehicle long, particularly one with a few miles on it, you have probably encountered a peculiar smell that grabbed your attention. Scents that you encounter while driving (emanating from your vehicle, not the horse farm down the road) are indicators of your vehicle's health and often the first warning that something may […]

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Why It’s Important To Wash Your Car

Everyone has different habits when it comes to washing their vehicle. Many people see it as a purely cosmetic thing, so as long as their vehicle is running and driving right they don’t see a point in washing it all that often. In actuality, washing your vehicle is also an important aspect of maintenance and making a […]

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How Your Speed Impacts Your Vehicle

At Camarillo Independent in Camarillo, CA, we understand that driving style affects your vehicle’s performance and reliability. You probably know that frequent, hard acceleration is bad for your engine and transmission, but what about speed?

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Keeping Up With Oil Changes

Trucks aren’t like cars…your average personal vehicle usually holds about 5 quarts of oil, and you are supposed to change it every 3-5k miles. However, the same logic doesn’t apply to large trucks. At Camarillo Independent in Camarillo, CA, we know how important proper oil changes and diagnostics are to keep your truck on the […]

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Diesel Fuel Systems – Parts and Components

Your fuel system is comprised of a variety of parts, each tasked with keeping your engine running strong – Chevy, Ford, and Ram all have small differences, and diesel systems have changed over the years with innovation in the field; however, the fundamentals haven’t changed. At Camarillo Independent, our technicians are familiar with the differences […]

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Could That Noise Be Your Suspension Bushings?

At Camarillo Independent in Camarillo, CA, we understand how frustrating it is when your vehicle makes mysterious noises that it shouldn’t be making. Here’s a rundown on suspension bushings, to help you figure out what that sound is you keep hearing.

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JASPER Releases New Ford Engine Options

At Camarillo Independent in Camarillo, we are always looking for ways to provide our drivers with the highest quality of service and products. That’s why we are proud to partner with the nation’s leader in remanufactured drivetrain products. Jasper Engines and Transmissions is consistently looking for ways to improve products. They recently announced that the […]

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9 Signs Your Vehicle Needs a Tune-Up

Sluggish. Squealing. Unreliable. Vibrating. If any of these descriptors fit your vehicle’s recent behavior, it just might be trying to tell you something – like it’s time for a tune-up. Today’s vehicles differ significantly from their decades-old brethren that required a tune-up every 10,000 or 20,000 miles. With newer vehicles, it’s increasingly common for manufacturer-recommended […]

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Coolant Leaks – What to Watch Out For, and How to Find Them

Coolant leaks can be a pain – they’re elusive and have a lot of damage potential. Fortunately, at Camarillo Independent in Camarillo, CA, our technicians know exactly how to diagnose and repair a coolant leak, no matter where it is. Knowing more about where these coolant leaks appear and why they're a problem will help […]

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