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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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Better Safe Than Sorry -- Here is What Needs to Go In Your Emergency Kit

The team at Yorba Linda Auto Service strongly believes in the saying, “better safe than sorry,” which is why we can’t emphasize the importance of an emergency kit enough. With the holidays and winter quickly approaching, we may be planning road trips, either to the snow, to visit our loved ones, and so on. Not only is mother nature unpredictable, but you never know what might happen while you are out on the road.  Along with packing an emergency kit with essential items, we encourage you to bring your vehicle to our facility for an inspection. The last thing you need to worry about during the holiday season's hustle and bustle is your vehicle. Here are some of the items that need to go into your emergency kit:  Car jack and spare tire.  Jumper cables.  Emergency car battery charger.  Pocket Knife.  Emergency Blanket.  Nonperishable snacks like granola bars.  Rain poncho.  Snow shovel.  Window scraper.&nbs ... read more

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Why Fall is the Best Time to Winterize Your Vehicle

We can't believe that it is almost November! Soon enough, the holidays will be here, and our schedules will be so busy. Before that time is here, it is essential to get ready for winter. For many of us, that means delving into our closets and pulling out our scarves, jackets, and warmer jackets. We have to remember our vehicles, though, as the drop in temperatures also affects the health and, consequently, our cars' safety.  Did you know that more than 70% of motorists admit that they don't have their vehicles winterized to prepare for inclement weather? It is easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of holidays, but it is essential to remember that your vehicle needs a little TLC too. Before the holidays are here, along with the chillier weather, we recommend bringing your vehicle to Yorba Linda Auto Service for preventative maintenance, specifically geared toward getting you ready for winter. Here are some examples of the services our technicians would perform:  ... read more

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California Fires -- The Effects of Ash and Smoke on Your Cabin Air Filter

California is currently experiencing a record number of wildfires that are wreaking havoc throughout the state. The team at Yorba Linda Auto Service would first like to thank the firefighters working so diligently to keep our communities safe. Next, we hope each one of our customers is safe and well during these troubling times. The effects of the smoke and ash in the air can affect our health. Not only can smoke and ash potentially compromise your health, but it can also negatively impact your vehicle’s performance, precisely the condition of your cabin air filter.  As you drive, individual particles and contaminants try to enter your vehicle through the heating, air-conditioning, and ventilation systems. Your cabin air filter is responsible for making sure the dirt, dust, smoke, smog, pollen, and mold spores don’t enter your cabin. If your cabin air filter is dirty, these contaminants have a far greater risk of entering your vehicle. A clean cabin air filter can tra ... read more

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7 SmartPhone Apps Perfect for Car Owners and Car Lovers

There’s an app for that! Yes, we all know that saying, and we know just how many apps are out there -- the App Store is absolutely inundated with every app imaginable, which makes it challenging to find the most efficient and useful apps. However, the team at Yorba Linda Auto Service is here to help. If you are a car-owner, car lover, or both, these 7 SmartPhone apps perfect for you:  GasBuddy: If you want to find the least expensive gas out there, try this app.  My Max Speed 2.0: If your son or daughter is a first time driver, you might be a little worried about where they are going and how fast they are driving. With this app, you can easily track your child’s driving and location.  DriveSafe.ly: We will be driving along, and we ... read more

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5 Reasons Why Your Vehicle Needs Preventative Maintenance

If you are looking to prolong your vehicle's longevity, safety, and driveability, preventative maintenance is a must. Your car is one of the most significant investments you will make in your lifetime, and to protect such a precious investment, preventative maintenance is crucial. The team at Yorba Linda Auto Service can’t emphasize the importance of preventative maintenance enough. Preventative maintenance is a proactive approach to auto repair -- it prevents potentially costly and dangerous auto repair.  The benefits of preventative maintenance seem endless, but the team at Yorba Linda Auto Service has highlighted the five main reasons why your vehicle needs preventative maintenance:  Routine maintenance keeps your vehicle performing in the best possible condition, which means you will also get the highest possible fuel efficiency. In other words, preventative maintenance will save you money at the gas pump!  When your vehicle is performing in tip-top shap ... read more

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Your Vehicle Is the Embodiment of Freedom

Henry Ford transformed his imagination into reality. Initially, it was just an idea in Henry Ford’s head until he decided to build his first experimental vehicle in a workshop behind his home in Detroit in 1896. After the Ford Motor Company was formed, the first Ford car was assembled at the Mack Avenue plant in July 1903.  During the industrial revolution in the 1920s, Henry Ford further fulfilled his American Dream. He built a massive workforce and continued to lead the automotive industry as an innovator. America was transformed by both the Ford itself and the production behind the scenes. Henry Ford built a vehicle that was large enough for the family but also small enough for an individual to take care of.  Henry Ford’s original idea of a vehicle is the American Dream -- through his hard work, he reached his highest aspirations and goals. Now, the modern vehicle is the embodiment of freedom. Through the vehicle, we have the everlasting choice to go places ... read more

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Don’t Sweat It -- How to Keep Your Vehicle From Overheating in the Summer

You may think winter has the most significant effect on your vehicle, but summer can take quite a toll on your car. Just think -- you have a summer drive ahead, and you are ready to listen to music and escape the world for a little bit, but you see that engine temperature warning light begin to flash on the dashboard. Your engine is starting to overheat. This situation may sound like a nightmare, but it is easy to prevent.  Just like how you need to stay dehydrated during high temperatures, your vehicle does too. The most common cause of engine overheating is low coolant levels. It is essential to make sure your radiator is full of coolant and the right mixture too. It would help if you had the right coolant mix of antifreeze and water. This procedure may sound complicated, but the team at Yorba Linda Auto Service will make it easy for you -- we are here to help.  You have to make sure your coolant is at the appropriate level, but you need to make sure your coolant is fresh ... read more

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Upcoming Specials at Yorba Linda Auto Service

The team at Yorba Linda Auto Service is here to help ease your worries during these unprecedented times, which is why we offer you several specials to choose from. First, we wanted to mention how the team at Yorba Linda Auto Service has several steps to ensure the health and safety of our customers:  We are taking extra precautions to clean and sanitize our shop on a more frequent basis. We have instructed all Yorba Linda Auto Service employees to take precautionary health measures, including frequent hand washing, and staying home when sick. We have sanitizing agents available for you to use when you visit, and hand washing facilities available.  We also offer a touchless drop off and pick up service for our customers peace of mind.  This is a trying time for all us, but we are all in this together by taking the appropriate precautionary steps. During this stressful stage, we don’t want you to worry about the condition of your vehicle. To show our appreciation ... read more

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The Importance of Windshield Wiper Replacement Especially With April Showers

When you think of vehicle safety, you don’t typically think of your windshield wiper replacement. Actually, your windshield wipers are one of the most important safety features. Just think of yourself driving down the Placentia streets in an April shower, you reach to turn on your windshield wipers, and they don’t work! Instantly, your vision is obstructed, and you can’t see where you are going. Impaired vision, in fact, leads to 90% of all accidents.  Winter can take a toll on your vehicle, windshield wipers included. Your vehicle has to work extra hard to keep up with the chilly and wet weather. During the colder weather, your windshield wipers can become hardened and brittle. The blades won’t perform properly, affecting your line of sight on the road. They often will leave behind streaks. Before we are dealing with onslaught of April showers, we recommend bringing your vehicle to Yorba Linda Auto Service for a windshield wiper replacement to ensure your ... read more

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10 Easy Ways to Keep Your Family Vehicle Organized

If you own a family vehicle, you know how challenging it can be to keep everything tidy and organized. From your little one’s cheerios scattered across the backseat to your oldest daughter’s school supplies for her science project decorating the middle console, sometimes, it is incredibly hard to stay organized in the chaos. The team at Yorba Linda Auto Service is here to help with 10 easy ways to keep your family vehicle organized:  Try placing a shoe organizer on the back of the front of the passenger seat. All sorts of objects can fit in these pouches.  Line your cup holders with Car Coasters (free at Yorba Linda Auto Service, just stop by and ask for them) to make sure they still clean.  Keep your son or daughter’s crayons in a DVD case for easy access.  Don’t throw away your tissue boxes. Instead, line them with garbage bags for messy situations.  Clean any dusty vents with a foam brush.  If you need a garbage can, try a ... read more

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