Gage Automotive Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!
Gage Automotive is the automotive expert in San Francisco, CA 94109. Since,
1990 we've provided the San Francisco area with reliable, affordable automotive
maintenance and repair services including Car & Truck Care, Electronic Services, Electrical Services, General Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Engine & Transmission, Miscellaneous Services, Transmission Services, Undercar Services, and Brakes.
We have experience servicing all makes and models of domestic and import vehicles, and we're honored to keep vehicles throughout the San Francisco area reliable and well-maintained. Our skillful mechanics will take great care of your vehicle too, quickly diagnosing any problems and offering cost-effective solutions to get you back on the road.
Call Gage Automotive today at 415-771-1933! You can also send us an email. Either way, we're looking forward to providing you with reliable automotive service!
According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.
The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)
Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.
Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.
Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.
A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.
Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.
Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.
Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.
Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.
Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.
Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.
Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.
Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.
Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.
Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.
Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.
Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.
Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.
Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.
Robin knew the old T-Bird of mine very well and confidently told me the repair on my radiator would be a 2-3 day turn around and estimated my cost at $550-$600 When he called the next day to tell me the system had just been clogged up and the repair was only $350, I was skeptical, especially after reading these other reviews, but the first thing I noticed was my shiny re cored and replaced radiator in the T bird and that it was no longer overheating like it had been when I took it in. It would have been easy to sell me a new radiator, they fixed this one at half the cost and in less than estimated time.
It's hard to find a honest mechanic but I found one here at Gage. Robin always takes care of my cars. Been going to him for years with my car problems. I know he's always busy but he makes time to look at my car. Thanks Robin!
Robin and crew basically reset our 2000 Civic before our move to the midwest. New AC compressor, timing belt, water and fuel pumps, tuneup, cap/rotor, wires, etc. Excellent job all around. Still purring along like crazy, adding exponentially more miles to the odometer out here in this public transportation desert.
The owner Robin is a experienced mechanic who has worked at Gage for over 20 years . The place to go if you want your car to get fix at a fair price
This guys do a very good job & very fair price, I can recommend this shop to every body.
I got a recommendation from a friend a few years ago and I have been bringing my car here ever since. The workmanship and price are great; plus the work is done in a timely manor. Robin is the owner and I trust him. Good mechanics are hard to find. Good people are even harder to find.