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Tour Donner Lake by E-Bike

Tour Donner Lake by E-Bike

Vehicle maintenance and repairs just became a whole lot more fun at Quality Automotive and Smog in Truckee when you adventure out on their courtesy cruiser e-bike. Adventure #1 is the Donner Lake Loop, an approximate 8 mile loop that is easy to accomplish, especially on a comfy e-bike.  With a new shop location on Donner Pass Road, it’s a breeze to hop on over to Donner Lake where there is a designated bike trail and flat terrain.  Stop at a dock, drop in for ice cream at Truckee Ice Creamery, drop off at Shoreline Park or play tennis at West End beach.  Continue around the lake and the road eventually takes you in the back pedestrian entrance to Donner State Park.  On the way out of the park, check the “new” state park museum which has free entry. The bike comes with a lock, so feel free to secure it and venture out on the interpretive trail along Donner Creek, a beautiful walk with wildflowers in the spring. If you&r ... read more

New Driver in the House? Don't Blow Up Your Car Seminar 101

New Driver in the House? Don't Blow Up Your Car Seminar 101

You hear about the scary accident rate for teenage drivers, but did you know that more new drivers in Truckee and Lake Tahoe will do damage to their vehicle engines as a result of missed maintenance than will damage the body due to an accident? Let’s face it; most young new drivers are not thinking about what it takes to maintain a car, SUV , truck or four-wheel drive when they pop in a favorite CD. But ignoring general maintenance and not knowing the signs that the vehicle requires professional auto repair service could result in a roadside breakdown, major repairs, or even a fast trip to the junkyard. Parents breathe a sigh of relief that this is not a lecture you need to have with your new driver. Leave it to pros at Quality Automotive and Smog. As your trusted local auto care, we can help new drivers take the wheel in that Subaru, Toyota or Jeep knowing it’s reliable and safe. Join us on May 29 at 5:30 pm for Don’t Blow Up Your Car Semi ... read more

Top Gift Picks for You and Your Auto This Holiday 2013

Top Gift Picks for You and Your Auto This Holiday 2013

#10 Vehicle Armor There will be mud. And snow. And slush. And muck. Husky Liners let us mountain drivers do what we do without worrying about the messy consequences. Price range for Toyota Tundra was $95 - $169 for two front compartment heavy duty liners. Cargo liners available too. Check it out at www.huskyliners.com#9 AAA 70 Piece Explorer Road Assistance We learn in grade school to always “be prepared”. You will be one step closer with this emergency roadside kit. There are many to choose from that include booster cables or tow ropes. This one is available at Amazon.com for $49.99, but on sale for 29.00. #8 Wireless Key Finder Do you have a spouse who is always loosing the car keys? A key finder might be the answer to those stressful mornings. Brookstone offers wirele ... read more

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