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Coronavirus (Covid–19) Update- We have taken several steps to ensure the health and safety of our customers. 1) We are taking extra precautions to clean and sanitize our shop on a more frequent basis. 2) We have instructed all Yorba Linda Auto Service employees to take precautionary health measures, including frequent hand washing, and staying home when sick. 3) We have sanitizing agents available for you to use when you visit, and hand washing facilities available. 4) We also offer a touchless drop off and pick up service for our customers peace of mind. We will continue to do our best to follow precautionary steps to help keep everyone healthy. We are ready to serve you during this trying time.

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Should I See A Mechanic When My Brakes Make Noise? And 5 Other FAQs!

Photo by Kate Ibragimova on Unsplash Should I See A Mechanic When My Brakes Make Noise? And 5 Other FAQs! When it comes to your vehicle, ensuring your brakes are in good condition is incredibly important. But how can you tell when it’s time to see a mechanic?   If your brakes are making noise, it’s a good idea to see a mechanic. Any scratching, grinding, or clicking can indicate there’s an issue with one of the components of your brakes.    In this article, we’ll answer these questions and more. Read on to learn more about brake services and when you should see a mechanic. What Are The Warning Signs of Worn Brakes? You may notice a few warning signs when your brakes start to wear out. These include: a squealing sound when you press the brakes  a grinding sound feeling of vibration when you press down on the brake pedal If y ... read more

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What In The World Is A Drivetrain?

Photo by Kate Ibragimova on Unsplash It’s a New Year, and you’re ready to take care of your vehicle like never before. You’ve dug up old warranty information and are just about to head to your mechanic (Yorba Linda Auto Service would be a great choice!). Still, you’ve just realized something…you have no idea what a drivetrain is. What does this term mean, and how does it affect your warranty?   A drivetrain is a group of components in your vehicle that support mechanical power. The transmission, differential, drive shaft, axles, CV joints, and wheels are part of your drivetrain. If you have a drivetrain warranty, this means the warranty covers these.    So…why does this matter to you? Read on while the expert mechanics at Yorba Linda Auto Service explain!  Your Drivetrain: Explained Here at Yorba Linda Auto Servic ... read more

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How To Treat Your Car During The Holidays

Photo by Arnel Hasanovic on Unsplash This time of year, everyone travels to and from holiday destinations. But if you're like me, you have a long list of things to do and need more time. And that means making sure your vehicle is ready for some heavy-duty driving. Here are some tips on how to keep your car healthy during the holidays and treat it how it deserves! Check the air filter, oil, and gas, so you have plenty of power when needed. First, you’ll need to check a few things under the hood.    Check the air filter. This is one of the easiest things you can do to keep your car running smoothly; all it takes is a screwdriver and patience. While you're at it, check the oil level, too—if it's low or dirty, this could be a sign of a bigger problem.   Additionally, ensure you have enough gas in your tank so that when you need to hit the ro ... read more

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Reasons You Shouldn't Ignore Your Dashboard Warning Lights

Photo by Alex McCarthy on Unsplash Reasons You Shouldn't Ignore Your Dashboard Warning Lights Life is busy, and sometimes the things that need the most attention must take the back burner. We see it all the time at Yorba Linda, and we understand. However, this holiday season, we want to remind our community that warning lights on your dashboard are not something to ignore! Sure, it's scary to see the light come on, but ignoring them could have serious consequences for your car.    In fact, if you've ever ignored a dashboard warning light before, you know that, more often than not, the longer you push something off, the more expensive it becomes. However, if you need more convincing, let's consider why you should never ignore your dashboard warning lights.  You’ll usually prevent further damage to your vehicle. A warning light is a light indic ... read more

How To Know If You Need New Brakes

Photo by Benjamin Brunner on Unsplash Brake maintenance is an integral part of regular vehicle maintenance. If you notice any signs of wear or tear on your brakes, it's best to have them checked out by one of our expert mechanics as soon as possible. The last thing you want is to drive down the highway and suddenly find yourself unable to stop in time due to faulty brake components! If you suspect your brakes, it’s time to bring your car into Yorba Linda Auto Service. To be sure, we’ll list some of the top signs your car needs new brakes below.  Listen for grinding sounds. When you use your brakes, it's normal to hear some noise. But grinding is a sign of a more serious issue and should be taken seriously. Grinding can lead to brake failure, which could be dangerous for you and other drivers on the road. If you're hearing grinding noises, you must get yo ... read more

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How To Prepare A First-Aid Kit To Keep In Your Car

Photo by Possessed Photography on Unsplash   How To Prepare A First-Aid Kit To Keep In Your Car It's a great idea for everyone to have a first-aid kit in their car. A first-aid kit can be a life-saver when traveling, and may even come in handy for when you’re out and about. In addition to being readily available when an emergency strikes, having a first aid kit on hand helps prevent small injuries from becoming major ones. Below, we go over a list of some basics for your vehicle's first aid kit.  Gauze Gauze is a thin, soft fabric that covers wounds and provides support. Gauze comes in various sizes and can be found in packages of varying quantities (usually 10 yards or 50 yards). This can come in handy for scraped knees at the park or for head injuries.    Bandages Bandages have several uses, including holding gauze, splints, and even ... read more

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What To Do If You Are In An Accident

Photo by Matt C on Unsplash What To Do If You Are In An Accident It’s essential to prepare for the unpredictable–though, by nature, we may be unsure what the “unpredictable” looks like. Drivers never expect to get in an accident while on the road, and the subject itself can be uncomfortable to think about. However, if you find yourself in an accident, you must know precisely what to do after the accident has happened. If you’re in an accident, try to get help right away. Accidents big and small may result in your vehicle becoming more damaged or being in the way of other drivers. You first need to remove the vehicle from traffic (if it’s a fender bender or a minor crash) and remove yourself from the vehicle. Put on the hazards if you can, though some vehicles will automatically display the hazards if you crash.   After removing yourself from t ... read more

What You Should Keep In Your Car During Road Trips

What You Should Keep In Your Car During Road Trips Photo by Sergey Tarasov on Unsplash You’re about an hour away from the house, your road trip has just begun, and you realize it–you’ve left your *insert essential item here* at home! Hopefully, you’ve never been there, but most of us have. Maybe it was your sunglasses, your hat, or something more dire like your contact solution or your kid's favorite blanket. Regardless, road-trip planning is all about preparation, from the stops you visit the things you pack. What You Should Keep In Your Car For Road-Trips Packing for a road trip is challenging, whether it’s just you heading out for a vacation or you and the kids. You may think you're good to go if you&rsquo ... read more

How You Should Be Celebrating National Tire Safety Week

Photo by Robert Laursoo on Unsplash   National Tire Safety Week is approaching, and to celebrate, we would like to go over some of the most critical components of tires and why it's so vital to have the correct tires for your vehicle.   Tires have come a long way in terms of innovation and development to improve efficiency and effectiveness on the road. There are various factors that go into determining what makes a good tire and ensuring that the tires are properly maintained.   Tire Dimensions: It is critical to select the correct tire size for your vehicle. The correct size is usually stamped on the tire's sidewall and is expressed in a series of numbers and characters, such as 245/60R16. The first digits represen ... read more

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Your Car And Its Brakes: When Should You Have Them Replaced?

Photo by pixel2013 on Pixabay When should you have your brakes replaced? Quick reflexes are essential when you're driving. Things pop up out of nowhere, people make their stops short, and sometimes our ability to think quickly is the only thing that will keep us safe. Unfortunately, quick reflexes won't be as helpful if your brakes need a replacement. We don’t need to tell you how important your brakes are. They keep you, your family, and your vehicle safe.  You should have your brake pads replaced every 10,000 to 20,000 miles or sooner if you notice any trouble. Additionally, you need your brake fluid exchanged every four years at a minimum, and your rotors should be looked at every 50,000 miles.  However, you should always go with your gut. If you’ve only had a few thousand miles added since your last b ... read more

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