Questions Asked And Answered:

Do I have to take my car to the dealer?

Even if your vehicle is still under warranty, you are not required to go to the dealer for your regular maintenance. Federal Law prohibits new car dealers from implying or denying warranty service because routine scheduled maintenance was performed at an independent repair facility.
Magnusen – Moss Act (1975)
Title 15 – Chapter 50 – Section 2301-2312 US Federal Code

What is a AAA approved shop?

The Automobile Club of Southern California (AAA) regularly inspects approved facilities to ensure that they have certified technicians on staff, quality parts that meet or exceed OEM specs, clean and comfortable facilities, and the highest AAA member service satisfaction. AAA facilities also offer 24 month, 24,000 mile repair guarantee with courtesy inspections during every visit.

What is a star station?

STAR stations are Smog Check stations that meet higher performance standards by the Bureau of Automotive Repair. Some STAR stations are licensed to perform only tests, while others are licensed to perform both tests and repairs. BJ’s Automotive is a fully certified, test and repair station.
State law requires that a percentage of vehicles have their Smog Check Inspections performed at a STAR station. If your DMV renewal notice states your vehicle requires a Smog Check at a STAR station, you must take your vehicle to a STAR station for an inspection.

How often should I change my oil?

Standard, conventional oil should be changed every 3,000 – 4,000 miles. Fully synthetic oil can be changed every 5,000 – 7,000 miles. Some vehicle manufacturers state their vehicles can go several thousand miles more than this, but we recommend that your vehicle be inspected more regularly than this to avoid costly repairs. Staying to the 3000 and 5000 mile oil change intervals will keep your vehicle running at peak performance for years to come.

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