Category Archives: Preventive Maintenance Services

How to Plan a Perfect Road Trip

Summer is almost here! It is time to start planning out all your vacation ideas. If you love cars as much as us, we bet a road trip is number one on your list for vacation ideas this summer. We recognize that for many of our clients, you have enough to worry about. When it comes to planning a road trip, especially if you have children, there is a lot to do. Fortunately, you can leave the auto repair side to our team.  The first step to planning a perfect road trip is looking under the hood, as your vehicle is an important piece of the puzzle. At Yorba Linda Auto Service, our technicians will service and inspect:  Fluids -- oil and coolant.  Lights.  Wheels and tires.  Brake pads.  Brakes and clutch.  Drive belts.  Spare wheel (make sure you have one, just in case!) Steering System Keep an eye out for any leaks.  Windshield wipers.  Together, we can make sure your road trip can go off without a hitch. Bring your vehicle to Yor ... read more

Spring Cleaning for Your Car

What is it about spring that makes us want to deep clean? It’s all about new beginnings, a fresh start, the growth of something different. It feels lovely to release the old and in brace the new. When we take the time to purge, let go of, beautify our surroundings it can’t help but give us a renewed sense of being. When it comes to spring cleaning, we tend to focus on our closets, cabinets, drawers, and garages. There's more, though; don't leave out your car! In some ways, your car is the best place to start your spring cleaning efforts. It is not as big or daunting as your garage, garden, house. Those are much bigger areas to conquer! Start small, and dig into your the spring cleaning of your vehicle. Begin with the outside, rejuvenating your car's outer beauty. Getting rid of all the winter dirt, mud, and muck will make you both feel much better. It's kind of like a dog shaking off after rolling around in the dirt! From there, move to the interior. Bring ... read more

Why Is A 3-Year/36,000-Mile Warranty Such A Big Deal?

Some auto repair shops offer warranties for certain parts. Often, when you look closely those warranties aren’t worth very much. There may be a ton of hoops you have to jump through. Or, they might just want you to get on their mailing lists. We’re thinking of those “warranties” that come with appliances like a crockpot that aren’t really warranties at all. Bad Warranties Are Everywhere Sometimes an extended warranty doesn’t make sense to buy. It’s a numbers game when a company selling an appliance offers you an extended warranty: the company knows how often people forget they have the warranty, don’t use it, or forget they have it in the first place. So they usually make money when you buy that kind of warranty. Our Warranty is One of the Good Ones Now, a lot of auto repair shops will offer a 1-year/12,000-mile warranty. And of course, sometimes those turn out to be just right for your vehicle. But other times on the 366th day, that pricey part you ... read more

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