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Duct Tape Car Repair
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An unfortunate part of owning a vehicle is the inevitable need to maintain it (or fortunate part if you happen to like to work on cars!). For those of us without a lot of experience in troubleshooting automotive problems that means a trip to the mechanic, even it the problem is likely a small one.

Many automotive problems are well within the range of the average car owner and learning even the basics of automotive diagnostics and repair can save a ton of money. Some of these basic repairs and maintenance items include:

  • Checking and maintaining fluid levels
  • Checking and replacing ignitions parts
  • Replacing head and tail lamps
  • Checking and replacing belts
  • More advanced – Brakes

Some of the more fun items that most back yard mechanics can handle include customizing your vehicle with new: (more…)

Jeep Wrangler
Jeep Wrangler

Jeep has set the standard for 4x4s for many years and has obtained an almost “cult” following. Most of us already know our favorite Models and options, but it can be tough to find what year particular options were offered. NorCalCars has compiled a summary of the options and models available in the different years, when features were dropped and when Models were added or dropped.

So if you’re trying to find a particular model with the features you want we have the page for you! Check out our Jeep Comparison page.

Can’t remember when the Jeep Wrangler offered the “Rio Grande Package”? What was the first year the Wrangler came as a Rubicon? What was the last year for the Wagoneer? Check out our Jeep Comparison and find out! (more…)

Honda Ridgeline
Honda Ridgeline

Thinking of buying a used Honda SUV, Minivan, or Truck? It helps to know ahead of time when certain models and options came out so you can get what you are looking for.

For instance when did Honda first introduce the Honda Element, The CR-V Or the Honda Ridgeline (Honda’s Truck)? NorCalcars has complied its latest comparison on the Honda SUV’s Minivans and Trucks. Check it out in our Honda Comparison.

Image complements of Honda (more…)

NorCalCars is starting up a new feature. You will now be able to shop for discount auto parts.
We’ve teamed up with Auto Anything to give you a huge selection of car and truck parts to choose from. Included in our parts store will be performance parts from top manufacturers like Eldenbrock, Volant, Injen and K&N.

We also offer accessories like seat covers, car covers, ski and snowboard racks, and even truck tents.

Stop by and check out our selection! Over the next couple weeks we will continue to add to our selection, so if you can’t find what you’re looking for now, try again in a few days.

Deciding how much you can spend on a new car just became easier! NorCalCars is proud to add an automotive loan calculator to the list of features available to our visitors. You will find a link to the calculator on each of the vehicle detail pages or you can go straight to the calculator by clicking this Automotive Loan Calculator link.

The calculator is designed to help you decide how much you can afford to pay for a car in two ways; (more…)

The Internet has grown into one of the better ways to buy and sell a used car. From the convenience of your home computer you are able to easily and quickly put your car up for sale on one of the many auction and classifieds websites available. Auction sites like eBay allow people to bid on your vehicle while classifieds sites like the classifieds section of allows you to sell your vehicle in a news paper classifieds style format for free.

One of the major advantages to using online classifieds and auction sites is the increased visibility your ad gets. Instead of just reaching people in your own town like a typical newspaper does, you can reach people in towns over a much wider region.

Often people are looking for a specific vehicle. Instead of only having a few vehicles to choose from when looking in the local paper, by searching the Internet they can have hundreds of vehicles to choose from if they are willing to drive to neighboring towns to see them. Putting your vehicle in a classifieds site like the one at NorCalCars puts your vehicle “On the Net” allowing people from all over the state to find your car by searching in search engine sites like Google.

Unfortunately, the main advantage to using auction and classifieds sites is also one of the main drawbacks. Unscrupulous people use this same search feature to find unsuspecting people to try to scam.


Seems hard to believe that only a few years ago gas prices in the Northern California area was near $1.00. Now we’re just hoping to get it back under $3.00 again. One disadvantage to living in an area where towns can be separated by many miles is the need to add gas expenses into the family budget.

It is interesting to note that gas prices fluctuate greatly from station to station. Sometimes by more than $.30 per gallon, and while one station may be the cheapest one day, sometimes a station just down the street is the cheapest the next.

With that in mind, has added a new feature to our site. You can now check for the lowest price gas in your area, by using our Gas Price List. At a glance you can compare gas stations in your area to find the lowest price and all of the stations are displayed with their address to help you find them easily. That way you can choose one that is in rout to where you are going to save you from driving around to find the best deal. (more…)

On Sept 1 Norcalcars added 4 new sections to our database. Participating dealers can now display their inventory or used RVs, Boats, Classic Cars, and Motorcycles. Our current dealers have already started to take advantage of these new sections.

The RV section is where we will put all camping and travel related inventory, including travel trailers, motor homes, 5th wheels, campers and even some utility trailers.

Our boat section will include all watercraft including patio boats, speedboats, fishing and bass boats and all others. This is also where your will jet skis, personal watercraft and others.

Our motorcycle section will be for all motorcycles and atvs, both street and dirt.

Finally our classic cars section will be for vintage classic cars as well as restored and modified newer cars.

We hope to have whatever you are looking for in stock, but if we do not, feel free to contact one or more of the dealers, who will be happy to keep an eye out for the exact vehicle you are looking for.

NorCalCars has started a new Free Classifieds service for the Northern California area. Private parties can advertise their autos, trucks, RV’s, motorcycles and boats at no charge. Stop by and check us out at Free Northern California Classifieds.

We view this to be the perfect complement to our Dealers only website, allowing you to see the best deals from both worlds at one website. The new classifieds are already starting to get traffic; all we need to complete it is your ads.

Sign up and sell your car today!

Nor Cal Cars welcomes our latest used car dealer R&R Sales of Orland California. R&R Sales has been serving the Orland area for 18 years and pride themselves with being able to find a credit company even for those that have had financial difficulties in the past. You will find a wide spectrum of vehicles in their inventory ranging from high end SUV’s and pickups to later model value priced cars.

We believe they will be a valuable addition to the Nor Cal Cars family of dealers, and will help to bring the inventory displayed at to over 200 used cars, trucks and SUV’s.

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