Emissions Testing: How to Prepare

What You Need to Know Before Your Smog Check Is it almost time to get your car’s emissions testing and smog check? Spiteri’s Auto Service in Belmont, California is ready to help you prepare. Here is everything you need to know to be ready for the test so you can drive your car legally and

5 Ways to Help Your Teen Driver Safely Navigate Heavy Traffic

Learning how to drive is an exciting event, but navigating heavy traffic for the first time can make even the bravest student drivers tense up. Between lane changes, busy intersections and traffic jams, it’s understandable why students often feel uncomfortable when starting out in more populated areas.  If you’re a parent of a teenager learning

How Tires Are Repaired

When To Repair vs Replace No one likes to deal with a flat tire, but it’s almost inevitable at some point. Tire repair can save your tire to save money over replacement. Understanding how tires are repaired and when a tire can be repaired can help you understand why your mechanic suggests an alternative and

What Is Brake Resurfacing?

The Alternative to Replacement When you need emergency brake repair services, it can be challenging to determine the best solution. Your brake system uses a number of integrated components, so you need a professional mechanic to assist you in diagnosing common brake issues, including brake resurfacing. Learn more about this brake issue and stop by

The Difference Between Auto Repair Shops Dealerships

Local Mechanics Saving You Money The next time you need new tires, an oil change or major transmission repair, should you go to an auto repair shop or dealership? These two popular repair categories have many pros and cons, so it’s important to carefully compare them to find the best option for your vehicle and

Why Do We Have Smog Checks?

Do new Vehicles Need them? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires smog checks, or emissions tests, to protect the environment and public health from the dangerous effects of car pollution in the air. California has some of the highest smog check standards in the country. The State of Washington requires non-exempt gas vehicles to pass

Inspect, Check and Repair Your Smog

In California, it is mandatory for all vehicles to go through a biennial smog inspection before renewing your registration. Spiteri’s Auto Service will walk you through the expectations for smog checks ranging from eligible vehicles to the inspection process and everything in-between! Expectations Ineligible Vehicles All vehicles are expected to get a smog check with

Oil Change Myths You Shouldn’t Listen To

When it comes to changing your oil, you’ll probably hear tons of advice on how to approach it. Some of that advice comes from sound logic while other advice seem a little…off. Unsure what’s fact and fiction? Spiteri’s Auto Service has you covered. Check out our list of the top five myths when it comes

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8 Tips for Smog Test Success

Smog levels in California used to be incredibly dangerous in the 60’s because there were increasing numbers of vehicles driving on the roads, and no laws in place to control the amount of emissions being let out of them. Since the Clean Air act of 1970 and the development of the California Smog Check Program,

The Dangers of Drugged Driving

Driving is a privilege, not a right, yet so many who drive dangerously seem to become increasingly unaware of how being an unsafe driver can affect others and themselves. Though driving gets us from point A to B much more quickly than walking does, it’s important to take safety precautions when you’re on the road.