• Have You Checked Your Headlights?

    Tuesday 23 May 2017

    Like everything in the California automotive market, there have been great strides in headlight technology in recent years. California drivers can be safer at night because of it. Good headlights improve visibility on Los Angeles roads, enabling you to see farther. They also improve your peripheral vision, helping you to see the sides more clearly. The more you can see, the more quickly you can react to road conditions. This is because nearly half of traffic fatalities ta... read more

  • The Over 20 Years Experience Guide to Tire Specs

    Monday 15 May 2017

    You know you need newtires, but you're not sure what type. You look at a tire to get the size: 225, 50, R, 16, 92, H. All the way to the Los Angeles service center you keep repeating it over and over. You even say it over in your mind while waiting in line. Then you get to the counter and the manager asks what size you need. Then your mind goes blank.Tire size can be confusing for many Los Angeles drivers. There's so much on the side of the tire, and it's h... read more

  • Over 20 Years Experience Automotive Tips: Diagnostic Service

    Monday 08 May 2017

    Imagine waking up one morning with a stomach ache. You pick up the phone, call the doctor’s office and say, “I’ve got a really bad tummy ache. How much will it cost to make me feel better?” Of course you wouldn’t do that. You know that there could be a lot of reasons for your symptoms and that the doctor will have to examine you, ask some questions and probably run some tests before she can tell you what’s wrong and give you treatment options. This same scenar... read more

  • Serpentine Belt Service at Over 20 Years Experience

    Tuesday 02 May 2017

    Most Los Angeles folks occasionally have days when they've got a bunch of errands to run. Yesterday was my day off and I needed to fill the gas tank, pick up some groceries at my Los Angeles market, swing by the ATM and get the kids from school. I could have made four trips . . . but that would have been totally inefficient. Instead I got unusually organized and planned my stops. I hit the ATM first and got gas next. Then I went to the supermarket and picked up the kids on the way home. I was pr... read more

  • Automotive Tips from Over 20 Years Experience: Causes of Wheel Misalignment

    Sunday 23 April 2017

    When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Los Angeles drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like a major crash, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object. While these can certainly take your wheels out of alignment, the bumps and bounces of everyday Los Angeles driving take their toll on wheel alignment as well. Your car can lose... read more

  • Over 20 Years Experience Advice on What to Pour into Your Vehicle

    Tuesday 18 April 2017

    Changes in vehicle design and manufacture have resulted in changed fluid requirements for our vehicles. With the sophistication of engines, transmissions, differentials, etc., it's best for Los Angeles residents to always use the proper type of fluid for their vehicle. Using incorrect fluids can actually damage your engine.As engines have become more sophisticated, new weights (or grades) of engine oil have been introduced. Today, there is a much wider range of weights for engine oil as well as... read more

  • Hey Los Angeles Drivers, How Many Miles Are on Your Car?

    Tuesday 11 April 2017

    Nowadays, Los Angeles drivers are paying more at California gas pumps. For some families it adds up to several hundred dollars every month. That's got to come out of the budget somewhere. This is one of the reasons many California drivers are putting off buying a new car. They plan on keeping their old vehicle for a year or two longer than before.Even now, 2/3 of the personal vehicles on our local Los Angeles, California , roads have over 75,000 miles (120,000 kilometers) on them. The average... read more

  • Ask Over 20 Years Experience About the Importance of Service Intervals

    Monday 27 March 2017

    Today in our Over 20 Years Experience blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life with recommended intervals: What about six-month dental cleanings and regular physical exams? Then there's laundry, mowing the lawn, paying your electric bill, changing your furnace filter - you get the idea.Now, what would happen if you didn't follow these intervals?For one thing, your teeth may get... read more

  • Positive Crankcase Ventilation – PCV Valve Service at Over 20 Years Experience

    Monday 20 March 2017

    Hello Los Angeles! Did you know that the first federally-mandated emissions control device was introduced in the 1960's? The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, or PCV valve, has been installed in California vehicles since 1964 and represents the first legislation by the United States government to regulate harmful emissions as well as to improve performance in the country's vehicles.The PCV valve, as you can probably guess, is located on the crankcase. The c... read more

  • Used Cars: Over 20 Years Experience Advice on What to Do After You Buy

    Tuesday 14 March 2017

    Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious Los Angeles drivers. But how can we know we're getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else's problems?There are good used vehicles for sale in the Los Angeles area. Vehicles are sold when families upsize, when families downsize or even when someone just wants a new ride. So the used vehicle may be just fine. But some Los Angeles used vehicle owners sell them because they don... read more

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