• 805-658-8811

  • Hays Automotive-Ventura
    4628 Telephone Rd
    Ventura, CA 93003

  • Hays Automotive-Camarillo
    4035 Adolfo Rd Suite A
    Camarillo, CA 93012

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COST SAVING TIPS

Working Hours
  • Mon 7:30AM - 5:00PM
    Tue 7:30AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed 7:30AM - 5:00PM
    Thu 7:30AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri 7:30AM - 5:00PM
    Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

COST SAVING TIPS

10 Minute Pre-Trip Checkup Can Pay Off

A properly maintained vehicle is safer and more dependable and will even save a few dollars at the gas pumps. Motorists should plan ahead to allow time to perform necessary maintenance themselves or at the local service facility.

Car Care Council offers three suggestions for a traveler's 10-minute pre- trip checklist:

  • Check all fluids - There are several fluids that require attention: Engine Oil, power steering, brake and transmission fluids, and windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.
  • Check all hoses and belts - A belt failure can affect the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering, and the cooling system. Cooling system hoses may be deteriorating from within, so old hoses and clamps in marginal condition might need to be replaced.
  • Check the tires - Check tire inflation and inspect the tread for uneven wear, indicating the need for wheel alignment. Also look for bulges and bald spots.

Follow these tips to maximize fuel efficiency of your vehicle:

  • Vehicle gas caps - about 17% of the vehicles on the roads have gas caps that are either damaged, loose or missing altogether, causing 147 million gallons of gas to vaporize every year.
  • Under inflated tires - when tires aren't inflated properly it's like driving with a parking brake on. It can cost a mile or two per gallon.
  • Worn spark plugs - A vehicle can have either four, six or eight spark plugs, which fire as many as 3 million times every 1,000 miles, resulting in electrical and chemical erosion from heat.
  • Dirty air filters - A clogged air filter creates a "rich" mixture - the proportion of gas to air is incorrect. This wastes fuel and causes the engine to lose power. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10%.
  • Don't drive aggresively - Aggressive driving can lower gas mileage by as much as 33% on the highway and 5% on city streets.
  • Avoid excessive idling - sitting idle gets zero miles per gallon. Letting the vehicle warm up for one to two minutes is sufficient.
  • Drive the speed limit - Gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. Each mile driven over 60 results in an additional 10 cents per gallon. Increase fuel efficiency by using cruise control.

What People Say About Us

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    Our go to place for servicing our company vehicles.

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    Great shop always take all 3 cars there from Honda to Ford to Lexus. Will get the job done.

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    I just moved to the area and I needed to find a new mechanic that I could trust because I've had some horrible experiences in the past. I had heard about Hays from a co-worker and thought I would try them out.The first thing that I noticed was that it was a very clean facility. They offered me a ride home and picked me up when the car was finished. Pricing was very reasonable and I'm honestly very happy with my luck in finding this place!! I would recommend to anyone who wants honest work done with good prices.

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    Fast and Excellent services from the guys at Hays Automotive, very upfront and polite. Best believe I'll be back whenever any of my vehicles need maintenance and inspection.

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    I had them do my alignment and they took care of me like family. Explained it all in detail and double checked when I asked. Will definitely be back. Thanks guys!

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    Our go to place for servicing our company vehicles.

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