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...

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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...

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Ten Things You May Not Know About Yorba Linda Auto Service

Yorba Linda Auto Service is a friendly, family-owned auto repair shop that proudly serves the communities around Placentia, California. We strive to make quality our primary goal and that we are a trustworthy team made up of ASE-Certified Automotive Technicians and Service Advisors.   We are the only ASE Blue Seal of Excellence shop in Placentia and Yorba Linda that service Domestic and Asian cars. That means we have met the criteria to be recognized for Automotive Service Excellence and we meet the high-standards set by this organization. We are a multi-generation, family-owned business and we have proudly serviced and repaired the vehicles of multi-generations of local families. From great-grandfathers to freshly minted teen drivers, our family loves serving all...

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Keeping Your Teen Safe on the Road: Things They Should Look Out For

Ah, Freedom! That’s the feeling a teenage driver gets while driving a car. Actually, it’s a feeling all drivers get when they hit the open road, but teens have a tendency to go a little crazy with their newfound freedoms behind the wheel. That’s why it’s important to steer your teenage driver toward safe driving practices and basic automotive maintenance. To keep your teen safe on the road, there are 5 things they should look out for. These five things will help maintain their vehicles. Not only will your teen’s car, truck, or SUV be more reliable, but the risk of a car breaking down on the side of the road in an unknown location will be reduced. Here are...

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How Is Your Car Similar To The Human Body?

Are you someone with an older car that you love? If you are, then you’ll want to read this. An older car of say, older than 10 years is like a senior citizen in the automotive world. When your car is new and fresh, it rarely has automotive issues. But as you age, your body, like your car, requires more care and certainly more preventive maintenance. Preventive Maintenance While we always believe in preventive maintenance, it’s even more critical as a car ages. Like your body, things in a car tend to break down as they get older. For example, hoses may become more inflexible and break. Gaskets get worn down and may leak. An older car is more likely...

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Best Day Trips Near Yorba Linda & Placentia

We know that you’re probably all familiar with Disneyland, and while we love Disneyland, there are lots of other local attractions near Yorba Linda and Placentia, too. Many places are family-friendly and offer all the amenities that you need when traveling with your family. Here are some of our best day trips. K1 Speed is a wonderful little indoor go-kart racing place in Anaheim. The go-karts can reach speeds of up to 45 mph, which seems pretty fast when you’re indoors on a small track. It’s really fun to race with your friends and your family! There’s a small snack bar, and they have specials on some days, but you might want to call ahead to see. Knott’s Berry Farm...

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Top 5 Reasons To Prepare Your Vehicle For Summer Weather

You’ve probably read that you should prepare your vehicle for the summer weather, but did anyone ever tell you why? There are several reasons, and probably more than five, but these are the top five. The temperatures have been warming up every year, and this summer will probably be no exception. Before you’re stuck on some lonely desert highway with no cell phone coverage, get your vehicle ready for the heat. Your cooling system needs some extra attention before you head out for vacation. Let us check your radiator and tighten all those loose hoses, so you feel extra safe and secure heading into the heat. Dust can be a big issue when there hasn’t been any rain. Although people...

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Fun Facts About America’s Mom & Pop Shops

(Yorba Linda Auto Service is a family-owned and operated business and they rock.) There’s something about Mom & Pop Shops that make us travel back to our childhoods and to a simpler time. Whether it’s a favorite diner or a store, Mom & Pop shops give us a comforting feeling. Before there were giant franchises, with locations in a hundred places as well as merchandising and TV ads, there were mom & pop shops. Yorba Linda Auto Service is one such mom & pop shop. Do you remember as a kid going to the local ice cream place, where you’d always see the same people behind the counter? Those people were your neighbors, and few of those places exist any...

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Replace Those Filters And Breathe Easy This Spring

Ah, Spring! It is our favorite time of year in Yorba Linda. The flowers are beautiful and the rains make everything green again. But spring pollen comes along with nature’s beauty, and that means springtime allergies. If you want to try and reduce springtime sniffling, sneezing, and hay fever, consider bringing your vehicle in to Yorba Linda Auto Service in Placentia. We will be happy to inspect your vehicle and advise if your engine air filter and cabin air filter need to be replaced. While we’re at it, we can also inspect your fuel filter and oil filter to see if they need to be replaced as well. Cabin air filters help you breathe easier inside your car, but the...

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Monthly Items to Check

We care about our customers and their vehicles; this is why we created our Car Care Tips page. We know how important someone’s vehicle is to them and how important it is to keep it running smoothly. In between regular service and maintenance of your vehicle there are things you can do to ensure your vehicle is running at its best. Please read through our Car Care Tips and make sure these are things you pay attention to. Check all your fluids. Make sure your fluids are not below normal levels (you can reference your owner’s manual for proper levels). Check your tires. Especially during the winter, you want to make sure your tires have enough tread on them. When...

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