Monthly Archives: December 2017

Relax When the Wind Blows in California: Winter Car Prep for Sacramento Drivers

When autumn comes around in Sacramento, leaves fall, nights get longer and there's a definite nip in the air. Time to unpack the boots and gloves and fold some extra blankets onto the beds. It's also time for Sacramento drivers to winterize their vehicles.Here is some expert auto advice for Sacramento drivers on what vehicles need to keep everyone safe and rolling throughout the California winter months.1. Check your antifreeze. Top it off or change it if necessary. You don't want your radiator, engine or hoses freezing up. If your vehicle isn't generating enough heat to keep you warm, your antifreeze might be low, or you might have a thermostat problem. Either way, you should get it checked out before the full force of California winter sets in. If you are due for a cooling system service at Made In America Made In Japan in Sacramento, get that done as well.2. Check your brakes. The slushy wet conditions of winter increase stopping distances. Ice exac ... read more

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Maintenance

Improve Your Night Vision When Driving in Sacramento

Night driving in Sacramento is not as safe as daylight driving as evidenced by the increased accident rate at night. Much of that is simply because it's dark outside.Visibility is important to safe driving. Ninety percent of our driving decisions are based on what we see. And at night, we just can't see as much as we can during the day. In fact, if you have 20/20 vision during the day, your night vision is only 20/50. To translate, that means that an object you can clearly see 50 feet away during daylight, only becomes visible to you at 20 feet at night.Reaction time is also related to visibility. Sacramento motorists don't react to a situation until they see it. So at night, we're reacting to situations later just because it takes longer to see them. But we don't have to stop driving at night to stay safe. We just need to practice some preventive maintenance and vehicle care that will maximize our night vision.The most crucial item that helps us ... read more

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Headlamps

The Made In America Made In Japan Guide to Proper Fluids for Your Vehicle

The Made In America Made In Japan Guide to Proper Fluids for Your Vehicle

The automotive professionals at Made In America Made In Japan would like to give Sacramento drivers an update on some of the things happening in automotive fluids. You know, vehicles are becoming more sophisticated every day.  Fluids such as, oil, coolant and transmission fluid are becoming more specialized at about the same pace.The Sacramento do-it-yourselfer has to be pretty careful so that they do not actually harm their vehicle with the wrong type of fluid. That is why so many California ] owners rely on the advice of their friendly and knowledgeable Made In America Made In Japan service advisor to not only get the correct family of fluids, but to suggest the formulation that is best for their vehicle and their driving habits in the Sacramento area.Let's start with engine oil. Sacramento drivers who have been paying attention will have noticed a number of new oil weights on the California scene i ... read more

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Fluids
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