• Los Angeles Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

    Tuesday 21 November 2017

    Any Los Angeles driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that “if it ain't broke, don't fix it” is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Los Angeles residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of this is the serpentine belt.The serpentine belt gets its name because of its circuitous path around the engine. The serpentine belt is driven by the engine and powers a number of systems, a... read more

  • Should Los Angeles Soccer Moms Follow the Severe Service Schedule?

    Tuesday 14 November 2017

    So you take your vehicle in for maintenance and the pro at Over 20 Years Experience tells you that you ought to change your oil more often. What? You followed the maintenance schedule – but you take a second look at that “severe service” schedule and see some of the following: 1. Most of your trips around Los Angeles are less than four miles/six and a half kilometers.2. Most of your trips are less than 10 miles/16 km when outside California temperatu... read more

  • How Does Over 20 Years Experience Know What to Recommend?

    Sunday 05 November 2017

    When you drop your vehicle off at Over 20 Years Experience in Los Angeles, they don't just poke around under your hood looking for stuff to do. Over 20 Years Experience professionals have lists and procedures they follow for different types of service. First of all, your Los Angeles service center will note the mileage on your vehicle. They'll then check to see what inspections and services the vehicle manufacturer recommends for a vehicle of your make, model and mileage. I... read more

  • Change Your Wiper Blades Twice Yearly at Over 20 Years Experience

    Monday 30 October 2017

    Because 90% of our driving decisions are based on visual information, unobscured vision is paramount. Which brings us to the topic of today's Over 20 Years Experience article: wiper blades. While this isn't the most exciting automotive subject, it's important. You wouldn't drive at night in Los Angeles with your headlights off, but a dirty or streaked vehicle windshield can catch the glare of the sun or on-coming headlights and make it just as difficul... read more

  • Why Wheel Balancing and Tire Rotation Save You Money on Tires

    Tuesday 24 October 2017

    Los Angeles drivers want their tires to last as long as possible. Two ways to extend tire life are wheel balancing and tire rotation.When wheels are out of balance, they wobble and vibrate. That makes the tires wear in a cupping pattern. If a front wheel is out of balance you'll feel it in the steering wheel. If it's a rear wheel you'll feel it through your seat. To fix this, your technician at Over 20 Years Experience puts weights on your wheels to balance them out.That brings us to tir... read more

  • AAA - Cautions in Extreme Heat

    Wednesday 18 October 2017

    {?video;480;360;http://www.youtube.com/embed/0t63k66IjSk;http://www.protech-automotive.com/Car-Care-Tips/content/images/AAA_ExtremeHeat.jpg;/video?} With temperatures soaring to record highs around the country, AAA cautions motorists not to underestimate the ways in which extreme heat can wreak havoc on vehicles. With an estimated eight million automobiles in need of AAA’s roadside assistance this summer, heat will take its toll on vehicles and their occupants. “Prolonged exposure to high tem... read more

  • How to Get Better Gas Mileage in Los Angeles

    Monday 09 October 2017

    There is no escaping it: things work better when you take care of them. Something most of us in Los Angeles can relate to is our computers. You've probably noticed how they get slower and slower over time. It takes longer to start up and programs take forever to load. Eventually, many of us just get a new computer at our nearest Los Angeles computer store. But computer experts know that there are things you can do to delay the need for a new computer purchase. You can run utilit... read more

  • Tracking True in Los Angeles: Wheel Alignment

    Monday 02 October 2017

    At Over 20 Years Experience, we occasionally see severe tire damage that could have been prevented with proper wheel alignment. During a Over 20 Years Experience alignment service, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where the tires,steering and suspensionparts are inspected for problems. Then the alignment is charted and checked against the vehicle factory settings. Adjustments are made to bring the wheels back into alignment. This gets all four wh... read more

  • Speak Up: Talking with Your Over 20 Years Experience Service Advisor

    Friday 29 September 2017

    About 80% of the vehicles on Los Angeles roads today are behind on their preventive maintenance schedules. That translates to about 160 million vehicles in the United States that aren't performing as well as they could be - thousands right here in California . Some of the maintenance issues are minor. Others represent serious safety concerns. There are many reasons Los Angeles drivers neglect their routine car care. Some of the more common ones are complacency, l... read more

  • Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down in Los Angeles

    Tuesday 12 September 2017

    There’s not much Los Angeles drivers can do about the price of gas in California , but we can control - up to a point - how much we use. Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy. The first thing we can do is watch the go-pedal. Hard acceleration just sucks the gas. Gently leave stop lights and plan lane changes so you don’t need to floor it. That can save you hundreds of dollars a year in improved gas mileage. Go a little slower on California expressways. Los Ang... read more

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