Winter weather. It’s a friend to outdoor enthusiasts but an enemy to your vehicle. Winter takes a toll on mountain cars, trucks and SUV’s everyday. Snow, cold, sand and ice are just a few of the high altitude elements that accelerate the need for general maintenance and repairs. The team at Quality Automotive and Smog in Truckee know about servicing mountain vehicles and provide services for vehicles in Truckee, Soda Springs, Tahoe City, Tahoe Vista, Kings Beach, Carnelian Bay, Incline Village and Homewood. There’s no need to travel down the mountain for service braving icy roads and becoming stuck in traffic. Every major and minor service or repair is available at Your Trusted Local Auto Care including batteries for those cold morning starts. German imports like Audi, BMW, VW and Mercedes find a home with the talented and trained Euro import experts. Popular American brands Jeep, Chevy and Ford are no problem for these pros. The shops new heavy-duty lifts and high ceilings can handle any truck and high-profile Sprinter van. Diesels that require more diligent maintenance find a real professional here. Local favorites like Subaru and Toyota are the most seen-to brands and require the specialists at this "locals favorite" shop. No matter what you drive, there’s an expert ASC trained and certified mechanic at Quality Automotive ready to give you the best auto repair and service in North Lake Tahoe. What this shop calls ServicePlus starts with technicians that annually attend 40 hours of advanced training so you know your are getting service from an knowledgeable expert trained in the latest technology. From a basic oil change service to brakes and diagnostics, this team takes the hassle out of auto maintenance and engine repairs. Here’s extra protection for you and your vehicle to assure you don’t become broken down on the road. A Red Check Inspect is performed with every service. This inspection is free and provides an extensive evaluation of the vehicle so you know of any safety issue that needs to be addressed immediately and what maintenance/repairs to plan for in the future. This is valuable information not available from a fast oil change station or unprofessional shop. The Red Check Inspect is one of the most valuable reports a vehicle owner receives. It will provide information that can prevent a roadside breakdown and save you from being a clog in the road on a snowy night. Trust the friendly folks at Quality Automotive and Smog. Recently voted “Best Small Business” by the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce, this small business gets the job done right. Visit Quality Automotive and Smog at the new location in Truckee at 11500 Donner Pass Road across from the Truckee High School fields. Service is by appointment at 530-587-1933.