ECU problems and reprogramming

If you drive a performance or luxury vehicle made by manufacturers like BMW, Mercedes, Subaru, Land Rover, Porsche, etc., you’re probably no stranger to state of the art electronics, sensors, and control systems. At Camarillo Independent, our technicians have the right knowledge, ability, and equipment necessary to keep your car or SUV in top-notch condition.

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4X4 and AWD Maintenance

Are your fleet vehicles equipped with four-wheel or all-wheel drive? More and more, companies are moving towards vehicles equipped with one or the other – they’re safer and more useful, particularly in inclement weather or less than ideal conditions. If your fleet is powered by all four wheels, Camarillo Independent in Camarillo, CA has you […]

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Have you checked your battery? If it looks like this – It’s bad!

When you are having trouble with your car or truck starting and you open the hood up to take a peek to see this….you'll see what an overly corroded battery looks like. This happens naturally over time on vehicle battery terminals.  If you are like 99% of normal Camarillo drivers, you don't check your oil […]

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Dash Warning Lights to Watch For!

It doesn't matter if you are driving a car or truck, jeep or SUV, a diesel 4×4 or a classic when those dash warning lights go off the first thing you do is think "how bad is it?" and "how much will it cost me?" followed quickly by "when was my last service visit?"!!  Driving […]

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Sometimes it is obvious, others we have to hunt for it!

Here at Camarillo Independent in Camarillo we often do diagnostics and sometimes the problem is obvious after hooking the car up to the computer and reading the codes.  However, sometimes it isn't obvious during a test drive or after hooking it up to all those computer programs!  You know there is a problem and a […]

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Simple Steps to Save Fleet Downtime – Tranmissions!

Our fleet truck customers do not need to spend valuable time in the shop with transmission issues due that could have been avoided by servicing their fleet vehicles based on their owner's manual recommendations!  Especially if it is simply changing a clogged filter, changing fluids or clutch issues!  Our transmission technicians here at Camarillo Independent […]

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Brake Fluid – It’s a Problem! Why??

There is a reason we check your brake fluid when you come in for a service check.  Maintenance pays big dividends and we want to avoid high repair costs for our Camarillo drivers.  Did you know that brake service isn't just all about the brake pads, drums & rotors?  That we have found low brake […]

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Make that transmission last, it’s simple!

Nothing works if your transmission doesn't work!  Simply put you are going nowhere without it and it is the one thing that both car and truck drivers alike never think twice about until it really acts up or they have no power or simply don't move forward.  Most of us have a newer car or […]

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Different Types of Automotive Headlights

Every car, truck, van, and SUV on the road today has headlights. However, you've probably noticed an increase in different types of headlights in more recent years – gone are the days where every vehicle on the road had the same bulb. Here is some information on headlights, from Camarillo Independent in Camarillo, CA.

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Looks Like A Problem? YES!

Sometimes it is EASY to see if your car or truck needs to come into our shop for professional repairs! 1.  You see steam rising from the engine!2.  The Check Engine Light is on!3.  The engine starts, but there is an odor that is not right.4.  You hear grinding or thumping noises.

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