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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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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

5 Auto Repair Services You Should Never Skip

Ignore preventative maintenance at your own peril. Preventative maintenance is key to keeping your vehicle performing in pristine condition. Routine service will prolong the longevity and driveability of your car. Many expensive and potentially dangerous repairs can be prevented by these five auto repair services. Here are 5 auto repair services you should never skip:  Tire rotation: Your tires need to be rotated every 5,000 miles, or you will be dealing with uneven wear results. You will need new tires sooner rather than later.  Brake pads inspection: You need your brakes to work at all times. Imagine the situation you may find yourself in if any component of your braking system isn’t working, including your brake pads. Worn brake pads can damage other crucial components in your vehicle.  Transmission fluid service: Your transmission is easily one of the most complicated components in your engine. A transmission fluid service will ensure your transmission stays ... read more

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What We Can Expect to See for the Next Decade in the Automotive Industry

Every decade or so, we can expect to see major changes in the automotive industry. For instance, in 1970, airbags became a staple in every vehicle, and in 1950, the first cars were equipped with cruise control. What can we expect to see in the upcoming decade? We don’t like to predict the future, but some things are already in the works…  Things are going to change for insurance companies, thanks to autonomous vehicles! Safety rates are going to increase, and insurance isn’t going to being eliminated due to autonomous vehicles’ “perfect” safety records, but the industry will undergo big changes and most likely, declines.  65% of US roads are in poor condition, which makes it challenging for cars with autopilot features to properly work. Hopefully, with the automotive innovations in autopilot features and autonomous vehicles, road and bridge infrastructure conditions will improve.  We can expect to be driving and owning different ve ... read more

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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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