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Do I Need a New Battery?

Today's Somerset vehicles have more electrical components and do-dads than ever before. This really strains your vehicle's electrical system, making it hard for the battery to keep up. Think about it: electric seats, seat heaters, power locks, windows and sun roofs. And then New Brunswick vehicles have all the power outlets for our cell phones, Read more...

Drum Brakes

Brakes that work properly are essential to your safety as you drive and stop on our Somerset streets. You want to carefully maintain your brakes. In vehicles equipped with drum brakes, the brake components are housed inside a drum that rotates with the wheel. When you step on the brake pedal, brake shoes push out Read more...

Restas Car Care & Rental Tech Question On Your Fuel Pump

Restas Car Care & Rental Tech Question: I was driving on a local Somerset road and my vehicle started sputtering. And then the engine finally quit and I couldn't get it started. I was towed to a shop in Somerset and found out I had to replace my fuel pump. What could I have done Read more...

Suspension Wear

Your suspension system keeps your car up off the road. From there, it’s responsible for a smooth and comfortable ride around Somerset, NJ. It also keeps your wheels firmly planted over bumps and through curves. Your suspension system has many critical parts that do a big job. They should be inspected for damage and excessive Read more...

What Somerset Drivers Should Do After a Car Accident

Getting into a car accident can ruin a lot more than just your day. So, consider these tips to make sure the damages aren't worse than you originally think: 1. Make sure everyone is ok, and call 911 to report the accident. Not only will this help in case of serious injury, it will also Read more...

Water Pump

The cooling system in an engine has five components: the radiator, the radiator cap, the hoses, the thermostat and the water pump. The water pump is literally the heart of the system. Just as your own heart keeps your blood circulating through your body, the water pump keeps coolant circulating through your engine. The water Read more...

Alternator

Question: My battery keeps going dead. I had it tested and it is fine - what could be the problem? Restas Car Care & Rental Answer: Well, your problem could be caused by several things. Let's start with a likely suspect: your alternator. The alternator is like a little electrical generator. It is spun by Read more...

Restas Car Care Launches NEW Website!

We got a new look! Restas Car Care of Somerset, New Jersey, has launched a new website. We understand that the web is taking over how our customers are looking for businesses and services. Our goal is to make sure that our quality auto repair services can be easily found on the web! Feel free to browse around Read more...

Simple Answers From Restas Car Care & Rental For Somerset: Air Conditioner

Question: Why isn't my air conditioner blowing cold air? Restas Car Care & Rental Answer: Your air conditioning system uses refrigerant to create cold air. The most common reasons Somerset drivers lose their cold air have to do with the refrigerant. The first is not enough refrigerant. Refrigerant is a gas in the system, and Read more...