THE BLACK FOREST

140 Elm Avenue,
Auburn CA. 95603

(530) 885-7112

Maintenance Importance

Don't spend too little or too much for maintenance.

Having your vehicle maintained by a true factory trained professional technician can save you thousands of dollars over the life of owning your vehicle. Early detection of potential bigger problems down the road is the key to saving money on vehicle repairs.

Here at The Black Forest
"Quality is NON NEGOTIABLE"
This means we would rather send you down the road then do a poor job of repairing your car. This also means that although we are not the cheapest guy in town, it is our goal to be significantly less then the dealer, usually around 25-35% less.

Scheduled Maintenance

Schedualed maintenance defined.

According to most vehicles manufacture's maintenance the frequency of some "schedualed maintenance" does not make good sense.

A prime example is the extended frequency of manufactures oil changes.
The quality of synthetic oils have gotten far better over the years and they don't really deterioate easily - they just get dirty with carbon particles. Oil filters have gotten smaller and load up faster and have reduced filtering capacity. The result is that they load up quicker and a bypass check valve opens at higher engine speeds to allow unfiltered oil pass through the engine with carbon particles in the oil to wear out your engine faster.

We recommend you change your engine's oil every 5000 miles. Engine oil is inexpensive - engine replacement is not!

Same advise goes for the rest of your vehicle. Keep all your protection fliuds clean and in good shape - Transmission fluid, engine coolant, power steering fluid, Brake fluid and differential fluid. 15,000 mile interval on an oil change - really?     What were those vehicle engineers thinking? Wear out your vehicles components faster and sell more vehicles?

Car Care Tutorials

Oil Changes

We recommend you change your engine's oil every 5000 miles because oil filters have gotten smaller and have reduced filtering capacity. The result is that they load up quicker and a bypass check valve opens at higher engine speeds to allow unfiltered oil pass through the engine with carbon particles in the oil to wear out your engine faster. Engine oil is inexpensive - engine replacement is not!


Under Vehicle Inspection

It's always a good idea to have a certified master technician inspect your vehicle's safety items while your car is in the air for an oil change. Early detection of potential problems can be resolved for a much less costly expense. This is the main reason for not having your oil changed at a quick lube facility!

Transmission Service Done Right

Your Transmission is one of the most expensive components in your vehicle. Servicing it properly only makes good sense. There is transmission fluid in the torque converter, transmission body and pan. The only way to get it all is to drain and remove the pan, replace the filter do a complete flush.

Brake Inspection

At the very first sign that your brakes don't feel exactly right get your vehicle in for a brake inspection. Driving on warped brake disc's can wear out front end components very quickly. Avoid having to replace both brakes and front end components!

Our On Time Promise

We aspire to acomplish our goals of getting your vehicle back to you when promised baring any unforeseen complications. If we fall short we will pick you up and take you anywhere you want to go or provide you with one of our loaner vehicles!