Preventing Transmission Failure

What You Need to Know If you know a little bit about cars, you probably know that the transmission is one of the most complicated parts. That makes it one of the most expensive to repair! Sometimes problems happen without warning, but in most cases, costly transmission repair is avoidable with maintenance and early action.

When to Get Brake Service

Do You Need New Brakes? We bet you knew that your car wouldn’t last forever, but it can still be hard to prepare for ongoing maintenance and repairs. ACA Automotive in Long Beach, California makes planning a little easier by giving you all the information you need to recognize when it’s time for service. Among

Everything You Need to Know About Car Suspension

The Suspension System Suspension refers to a system of springs, shocks, tires and more that connect the wheels to the vehicle itself, allowing independent movement of the two parts, vehicle, and wheels. Car Suspension was created to improve road handling and ride quality, as well as safety on rough roads and comfort while traveling across

Your Check Engine Light Shouldn’t Ruin Your Day

There are a number of things that every driver dreads for their vehicle. Of course, accidents are very scary and a real risk of being on the road. Some people fear to have a flat tire at the wrong time that leaves them stranded. But perhaps no other kind of car trouble can create as

Life Hacks: Riding with Fido

A dog is man’s best friend, and better yet he’s the cutest passenger to have in your car. You know your pup wants to go with you on your road trip, and it’s fun having him come along but sometimes it can be a little rough on your car and maybe even a little distracting.

3 Ways Ocean Living can Harm Your Car

Life at the beach is relaxing and beautiful, but do you know what it could be doing to your car? It’s something you might not think about, but the salt water and climate at the beach can cause damage to your vehicle. Here are 3 things to watch out for: Salt and Dew No matter

Tips for Staying Safe on the Road this Holiday Season

As saying goes, “there’s no place like home for the holidays.” If your home for the holidays happens to be away from home, then it’s likely you’ll joining the millions of others on the road this holiday season. According to AAA, the expected number of holiday drivers this year will be more than 100 million.

We are an AAA Approved Auto Repair Shop — ACA Automotive

AAA – American Automotive Association – was founded in 1902 with fewer than 1,000 members. Remember, back in those times, the car was in its infancy and majority of the population was still traveling by horse and buggy rather than by car. Henry Ford hadn’t even started the Ford Motor Company yet (not until 1903).

Summer Driving Trips and Safety

Its summer time and that means more drivers are on the road taking trips and of course sometimes causing backups. However, don’t let that get in the way of your fun and safety. Drive defensively, recognize others blind spots and try to avoid them. Don’t be afraid to pull over and stop and enjoy the

Go East for an Exciting Drive to Idyllwild

Driving from Long Beach, CA to Idyllwild is a great day drive for the driving enthusiast. And it is only 2,220 miles round trip! Not many road warriors get to drive through the California desert and its spectacular mountains in one day, none the less in a few hours. Idyllwild is a quaint little town