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Making the Most of Your Service -- What to Tell Your Mechanic

At Yorba Linda Auto Service, we want you to make the most out of your service. When you bring your vehicle to our facility for the first time, we enter a partnership with you, aiming to keep your vehicle on the road for as long as possible. If you are unsure of what to tell your technician, here are a few pointers.  Be sure to provide information to your technician on what you are experiencing. If your brakes are feeling squishy when you slow down to a stop, make sure to tell us. We want to know, so we can pay close attention to that potential problem area. No detail is too small, and trust your intuition. If something seems amiss, there is no harm in telling our team.  Let us know if you want a specific service performed. Most of the time, we will perform a thorough inspection to identify any issues that may come up now or in the future. If you know your vehicle just needs an oil change, let us directly know.  If you have any questions, ask! We firmly believe that th ... read more

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Favorite Driving Songs for Summertime

We love nothing more than hitting the open road, blasting our tunes, and escaping reality for a few moments. It can be a challenge to find the perfect tunes for your drive, especially songs that are automotive related and will get your heart racing. We at Yorba Linda Auto Service are here to help. Here are our favorite driving songs for summertime:  “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen “Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake “Where the Streets Have No Name” by U2 “Keep the Car Running” by Arcade Fire “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd “Truckin’” by Grateful Dead “Road to Nowhere” by Talking Heads “Graceland” by Paul Simon “Take It Easy” by the Eagles “America” by Simon and Garfunkel Download on Amazon “Route 66” by Chuck Berry “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros “Going Up the Country” by Canned Heat “I’v ... read more

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June Maintenance for Your Car

June seems to be full of milestones -- graduation, the accomplishment of another year, and so on. It is also an important time of year for your vehicle, as it marks the time your car needs summertime maintenance. This maintenance is key to keeping your vehicle healthy and safe.  Bring your vehicle to the technicians at Yorba Linda Auto Service, and we will quickly and accurately service your car, optimizing safety, and driveability. Here are some examples of the components our technicians will examine, depending on the mileage, make, and model of your vehicle.  There are seven essential fluids in your car: oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid, windshield wiper fluid, air conditioning coolant, and power steering fluid. Plus, you should visually inspect these following systems: Battery A/C System  Tires Engine Belts Windshield Wipers Air Filter Alignment  Brakes Cooling System  Your vehicle is one of the most significant investments you will make in yo ... read more

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Emergency Car Kit Essentials

We have all heard of the saying: “better safe than sorry!” This expression should be applied to our safety on the road too, as we can never know what to expect out. With an emergency car kit, we can practically be prepared for anything, so read through our list of emergency car kit essentials, put our favorite saying “better safe than sorry” into practice, and get right to work!  Jumper cables  Flares or triangle reflectors.  A quart of motor oil.  A gallon of coolant.  First-aid kit.  Non-perishable snacks.  Blanket.  Flashlight and batteries.  Bottled water.   Ice scraper (if you are planning a trip to the snow).  Tool kit with basic tools, such as screwdriver, piler, adjustable wrench, and a pocket knife.  While you get your emergency kit together, our team at Yorba Linda Auto Service can perform a thorough inspection, ensuring each aspect of your vehicle is performing in tip-top shap ... read more

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When Your Kids Are Away In College, How Should You Choose a Repair Facility?

When your kids are away in college and their car needs service or has a breakdown, what should you do? As parents of college-age kids, we can tell you it’s no fun being in that situation -- for the college kid, nor for the parent. But there are a few things you can do to choose the right auto mechanic and not get taken advantage of when your child is miles away from home. Prepare ahead of time. If you and your college students put a lot of thought into what college they would attend, you probably had a chance to tour the campus, look for an apartment, scope out the grocery stores, and the nearest hospital. While you’re in town, scoping out the local layout, why not ask the university faculty and locals where they take their vehicles for service? Or, do a quick Google Maps search to find out which auto repair shops are located nearby. Bonus points if you can find an auto repair shop that specializes in servicing your brand of vehicle. Check reviews. You can check review ... read more

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Top Gift Ideas For The Auto Enthusiast

We know what you’re thinking. Your friend, the lover of all things automotive, already has everything he or she wants. And if they don’t, they can go buy it for themselves online! But around the holidays, giving gifts is something that all of us do. Even a small gift can be very much appreciated. Here are some ideas for you. Mirrors Yes, your friend probably already has mirrors for the car, but there are no-blind-spot rear view mirrors that can really help out in the wintry weather. And who doesn’t want a 180-degree-view when they’re driving? Nobody, that’s who! Car Fobs If the car lover in your life doesn’t already have a car fob, it’s easy enough to get one. And this is a gift that won’t break the bank, either! Plus, they may not have a car fob for each and every car they have, if they have more than one car. Or maybe their car fob is all worn out and needs to be replaced. Key Finder Speaking of keys, where are those keys anyway ... read more

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Helpful Life Hacks For Stress-Free Holiday Road Trips

We’ve all been on that stressful holiday road trip. You get lost, one of the headlights goes out, and the kids start crying because all the good flavors of jelly beans have been eaten. You smell something funny and you’re afraid it’s inside the car, the dog gets sick, and everyone looks at you like it’s your fault. You almost want to stay home rather than risk another holiday road trip. But we’re here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be like that! Plan Ahead Have your route mapped out, to begin with. If your route is one where there is often bad traffic, start checking the day or even a week ahead to see when the best time would be to go. Google Maps now has a feature that tells you how long the trip will take depending upon when you want to get somewhere or when you want to leave. Sometimes, changing when you leave by just a few minutes will save you lots of sitting in traffic. Then there are the apps. Waze is a good one that will keep you updated with alternate r ... read more

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Ten Things You May Not Know About Yorba Linda Auto Service

Yorba Linda Auto Service is a friendly, family-owned auto repair shop that proudly serves the communities around Placentia, California. We strive to make quality our primary goal and that we are a trustworthy team made up of ASE-Certified Automotive Technicians and Service Advisors. We are the only ASE Blue Seal of Excellence shop in Placentia and Yorba Linda that service Domestic and Asian cars. That means we have met the criteria to be recognized for Automotive Service Excellence and we meet the high-standards set by this organization. We are a multi-generation, family-owned business and we have proudly serviced and repaired the vehicles of multi-generations of local families. From great-grandfathers to freshly minted teen drivers, our family loves serving all the families that come to us for auto repair. We have a mission to make a positive impact both within our local community and also how the ge ... read more

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Keeping Your Teen Safe on the Road: Things They Should Look Out For

Ah, Freedom! That’s the feeling a teenage driver gets while driving a car. Actually, it’s a feeling all drivers get when they hit the open road, but teens have a tendency to go a little crazy with their newfound freedoms behind the wheel. That’s why it’s important to steer your teenage driver toward safe driving practices and basic automotive maintenance. To keep your teen safe on the road, there are 5 things they should look out for. These five things will help maintain their vehicles. Not only will your teen’s car, truck, or SUV be more reliable, but the risk of a car breaking down on the side of the road in an unknown location will be reduced. Here are the five things every teenage driver should look out for: Oil changes As a general rule, most foreign and domestic vehicles should have their oil changed every 3,000 – 5,000 miles. If your car is has high mileage, you may consider changing the oil every three months. Oil and filter change frequency depend ... read more

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How Is Your Car Similar To The Human Body?

Are you someone with an older car that you love? If you are, then you’ll want to read this. An older car of say, older than 10 years is like a senior citizen in the automotive world. When your car is new and fresh, it rarely has automotive issues. But as you age, your body, like your car, requires more care and certainly more preventive maintenance. Preventive Maintenance While we always believe in preventive maintenance, it’s even more critical as a car ages. Like your body, things in a car tend to break down as they get older. For example, hoses may become more inflexible and break. Gaskets get worn down and may leak. An older car is more likely to creak, and the brakes may get worn out. The suspension may be “squishy,” too. And the electronics often go haywire in older cars as well. What to Do? As we age, we need to go to the doctor more often for checkups. We can’t skip three or four years of doc ... read more

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