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Market Street Automotive & Smog Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!

Market Street Automotive & Smog is the automotive expert in Redding, CA 96001. Since, 2006 we've provided the Redding area with reliable, affordable automotive maintenance and repair services including 4x4 Services, Brakes, Car & Truck Care, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Electronic Services, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, General Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Ignition Interlock Systems , Import Cars & Trucks, Inspections and Emissions, Miscellaneous Services, Quick Lube Services, Towing, Transmission Services and Undercar Services.

We have experience servicing all makes and models of domestic and import vehicles, and we're honored to keep vehicles throughout the Redding 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 Market Street Automotive & Smog today at 530-241-0512! You can also send us an email. Either way, we're looking forward to providing you with reliable automotive service!


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    Vehicle Tips

    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.

    What Our Customers Are Saying

    -Frederick L.

    Steve is a great guy! Good prices and honest service! Hard to find that these days. Been coming here for years and will keep coming! Steve is the only one I trust.

    -Jarred W.

    Steve was fantastic with his eye for identifying trouble spots on a car I was contemplating purchasing. He gave great recommendations on what could be managed vs what was a safety issue. All my cars will go to him.

    -Jason O.

    We've been using Steve for nearly 10 years for our various vehicles and he has been taking great care of our family, and all of our friends and referrals. We most recently used him today after we had to have our vehicle towed to his shop. He is fantastic with honoring the warranty he provides his customers. Not only just parts but also LABOR. He treats you right every time. Fast, professional, experienced.

    -Austin R.

    Best mechanic I've ever been to. Never tries to sell you on fixing what doesn't need to be fixed. Always fair gets it done right the first time super nice and respectful. Won't go to anyone else.

    -Margo P.

    A good, honest mechanic. It's hard for a widow to trust most mechanics, but I can rely on Steve to do the right thing every time. He is accurate and not out to rip me off. A true gentleman.

    -Howard T.

    Steve and his team are very HELPFUL, GENTLE, and HONEST. Really FAIR price, may not be the lowest price in town, but they do great work taking care of me and my car. I do feel safe around them and in the shop. HIGHLY recommended.

    -Tim E.

    Steve is THE BEST!! He is absolutely amazing! He is fair, timely, and in my opinion the best I have ever dealt With. I won't ever talk to anyone else in Redding!!

    -Caleb M.

    Steve is 100% the most professional and fair and decent mechanic in Redding California.

    -Rudy E.

    Very satisfied. Steve explained everything and was able to fix my son's car. I would definitely be a returning customer.

    -Mike P

    It took me a long time to find a mechanic I can trust. Steve was recommended by a friend and I couldn't be happier we found him. Honest work that he warranties. Fair prices and no BS. We won't take our vehicles anywhere else. Steve has also gone above and beyond providing consultation & advice. I highly recommend Market Street Auto.
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