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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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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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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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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What should you do if you blow a tire?

The best way to deal with a blown tire is to prevent it from happening in the first place. However, eventually, a flat tire is going to occur, and it’ll most likely be when you least need it. From Camarillo Independent in Camarillo, CA, here’s what you need to do.

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When To Run Diagnostics On Your Vehicle

Modern vehicles are becoming increasingly complex, and as a result, computer diagnostic systems are becoming a necessity rather than a convenience. At Camarillo Independent in Camarillo, CA, our state of the art technology and trained technicians are ready to diagnose any transmission issue you may be experiencing with your car, truck, or SUV.

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When to Call It Quits For Your Vehicle

There comes a time in the life of every fleet vehicle or commercial truck when you have to decide – is it time to retire that truck or van, or should you put the money into fixing it? At Camarillo Independent in Camarillo, CA, we’re here to help.

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