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Best Gifts for the Car Lover in Your Life

Can you believe it is December already? The team at Yorba Linda Auto Service simply can’t believe 2019 is almost over, and it is time for us to break out the Christmas decorations, plan a New Year’s Day party, and of course, start planning the perfect gifts for your loved ones. If your loved one is an automotive enthusiast, it can be a little daunting -- finding them the most thoughtful gift. Fortunately, the team at Yorba Linda Auto Service is here to help. Here is a list of the best gifts for car lovers in your life:  Pilot Automotive Dash Camera Classic Accessories Winter Windshield Cover Automotive Cufflinks Stringback Driving Gloves Audi Pullovers & Sweaters Covercraft Weathershield HP Car Cover SCT iTSX Wireless Programmer Shinola Rambler 600 Griots Garage Orbital Buffer Kit  A visit to the technicians at Yorba Linda Auto Service  A trip to Yorba Linda Auto Service is a gift that virtually keeps on giving. Our technicians will perform a thorough i ... read more

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Winterizing Your Car...in California

Even though our winters aren’t nearly as severe as our eastern counterparts, winter can still take a toll on your vehicle. The team at Yorba Linda Auto Service is here to prevent this from happening. With our expertise in auto repair and preventive maintenance, we can make sure winter comes easy this year for both you and your vehicle.  Here is how we plan to winterize your vehicle: When the temperatures drop, the oil in your vehicle thickens, which makes it harder for your engine to be lubricated. During the winter months, it is important your oil to be clean and at the right viscosity. Imagine you are driving in the rain, and you reach to turn on your windshield wipers, only to find they are not working. Your windshield wipers are your first line of defense against the elements. Without them, you might find yourself in a potentially dangerous situation. Bring your vehicle to our shop, and we will make sure your windshield wipers are in tip-top shape.  There seems ... read more

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Scary Noises and What They Might Mean

You are driving along, and you hear an alarmingly noise when you turn around a corner. This situation is not cause for panic, as the team at Yorba Linda Auto Service Center is here to help. An unusual noise can various things, but our technicians have keen diagnostic ability for identifying the root cause of funky noise or odd smell.  Typically, most car noises originate from the belts and pulleys, hoses, exhaust system, suspension system, tires’ contact with the road, or braking and aerodynamic inference. If your vehicle is making any of these noises listed below, we encourage you to bring your vehicle to our shop for an inspection, and we will figure out exactly what they mean.  Any sound you hear when you turn around a corner.  An unusual flapping sound.  If your car has a manual transmission, and you hear a grinding noise when you change gears.  Hissing or sizzling coming from under your hood.  A knocking sound originating from your engine ... read more

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Get Ready for Tailgating

Football season is almost here, which means it is almost time for tailgating! Tailgating is the perfect way to spend time with your family, while still getting some quality time with your vehicle. There are, of course, a few necessities of tailgating, but it is easy to forget about equipping your car. Don’t worry; the team at Yorba Linda Auto Service has covered. We are here to help you and your vehicle ready for tailgating:  Plan ahead! It is important to check the weather to see if you need to prepare for any unexpected weather conditions. To keep everyone dry, you might want to include a pop-up tent or bring panchos for your guests.  Tailgating wouldn’t be completely without the food. It is crucial to keep the food properly stored to prevent it from both spoiling and spilling. We recommend bringing along some paper towels and hand sanitizer to stop messes from spreading and to keep your guests happy.  Throwing back a cold one while enjoying the game is ... read more

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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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