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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.

Category Archives: Preventive Maintenance Services

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

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 Are The Benefits Of A Tire Rotation?

Photo by Enis Yavuz on Unsplash   Welcome back to our monthly blog, in which we give you advice and tips on how to take care of your vehicle so it can last you longer and give you fewer issues. In this month’s blog, we want to cover tire rotations and how this can help your vehicle have improved braking, handling, and a longer lifespan.    A tire rotation refers to switching your tires in a specific pattern that allows all your tires to wear simultaneously. The pattern usually involves changing your back tires to the front and your front tires to the back while switching sides; the tire on your passenger side to the driver’s side and vice versa. Please continue reading to learn more about the benefits of ... read more

Why Wheel Alignment Matters

Photo by Tekton on Unsplash     Your technician generally recommends an alignment adjustment, and it's a good idea to do it every 6,000-10,000 miles or as soon as possible if you believe your car has suffered any damage. A wheel alignment is a crucial suspension-tuning tool that affects how your vehicle's tires operate and function. Your car's wheel alignment is a system of suspension angles that are measured and suspension components that are changed.   A few factors that will alter the need for an alignment can be hitting curbs, potholes, being involved in an accident, and ordinary wear throughout the vehicle mile usage. All of these can be damaging to your wheels and cause your vehicle to have an earlier ... read more

10 Car Repairs You Shouldn’t Put Off Before School Starts

Image by Gerald Oswald from Pixabay   It's time for our August blog! A new year of school will begin before we know it, and students are eager everywhere to finally return to in-person learning.    Back to school and in-person classes mean the rush and craze of school drop-offs and pickups are back. There will be more traffic moving, and because of this, it is crucial to ensure that your vehicle is in good condition and provides safe transportation to you and your passengers. We understand that knowing exactly what to take your car for inspection can be overwhelming. We have made it easier by compiling a list of 10 car repairs that you should not put off before school is ... read more

Take Time for Your Tires

The team at Yorba Linda Auto Service wants to make sure you take time for your tires. Your tires are the only part of your vehicle that is in direct contact with the road. If you don’t keep up with proper tire maintenance, your safety and the safety of other drivers on the road will be compromised.  Proper tire maintenance includes checking tire pressure, rotating tires, and balancing tires, along with aligning your wheels. For optimum performance, tire maintenance is critical. Our technicians will maintain the correct tire pressure, tread depth, balance, and wheel alignment. Here are five reasons why you should take time for your vehicle’s tires:  Safety: If your tires are not correctly inflated, you won’t drive as safely or smoothly. You may find it challenging to accelerate, brake, or steer properly. If you don’t maintain your tires, you might find yourself facing problems in other systems of your vehicle, including your braking and traction contr ... read more

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

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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