Frequently Asked Questions

Why Choose us for your Placentia Auto Repair?

We offer a modern, state-of-the-art facility, that offers professionally certified technicians to service your vehicle needs. Our technicians know your car, truck, SUV, and Van from the inside out. Considering these three items, there is nothing we cannot handle at Yorba Linda Auto Service.


  • 3-Year / 36K Mile Warranty
  • Courtesy Shuttle Service
  • ASE Blue Seal of Excellence Shop
  • AAA Approved Auto Repair
  • Same Day Service on Selected Repairs
How often should I get my car serviced for routine maintenance?

It is generally recommended to have your car serviced for routine maintenance every 6 months or every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, depending on your vehicle’s manufacturer guidelines. Regular maintenance helps keep your car running smoothly and can prevent potential issues.

How can I tell if my car needs new brake pads?

There are a few signs that indicate you may need new brake pads. These include squeaking or grinding noises when braking, a soft or spongy brake pedal, longer braking distances, or a dashboard warning light. If you notice any of these signs, it’s best to have your brake pads inspected and replaced if necessary.

Why is my check engine light illuminated?

The check engine light can come on for various reasons, ranging from minor issues like a loose gas cap to more serious problems with the engine or emissions system. It’s important to have your vehicle diagnosed by a qualified technician who can read the error codes and determine the underlying cause.

Should I use synthetic or conventional motor oil for my car?

The choice between synthetic and conventional motor oil depends on several factors, including your vehicle’s age, manufacturer recommendations, and driving conditions. Synthetic oil offers better performance and protection, especially in extreme temperatures and high-stress situations. However, it may be more expensive. Consult your owner’s manual or speak with an auto technician to determine the best oil for your car.