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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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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

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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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

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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Get to Know the Yorba Linda Auto Service Team

Do you think you know about the Yorba Linda Auto Service team? You might have met one or two of us, but not the entire team. Here, then, are some “fun facts” about the team that you might not have known! Tim Guy Tim has worked in the hospitality industry for over 10 years. Along with being a Service Advisor, Tim also does our marketing and community outreach. Tim is continually working on his service writing skills by taking service writing classes in his spare time. On the weekends Tim enjoys hiking the Azusa Mountains, riding his motorcycle, and golfing. He also likes to go to the desert for target shooting and off-roading in his jeep. Logan H. Logan is a Professional Automotive Technician, which means he gets a kick out of fixing nearly anything you can throw at him, at least in the way of automotive problems. Travis Guy Travis is a Service Advisor, who joined the YLAS family after earning his degree in sports journalism at Northern Arizona University. He then w ... 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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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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