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Five Ways To Get Your Family Vehicle Ready For Spring Break

Five Ways To Get Your Family Vehicle Ready For Spring Break

It’s March, which means it’s the first point in the new year that people start planning road trips. With COVID-19 vaccinations underway, we may see heavy road congestions this year during Spring Break. What about your family? Do you have plans for a week-long getaway? If you’re planning on taking a trip this Spring Break, it’s essential to know the five ways to get the family vehicle ready for a Spring Break excursion: Check your brakes. Brakes are number one for a reason. Spring weather can mean slick roads and ice. Check how often your car’s manufacturer says to replace the pads, and if there’s any indication that you need to replace them already (squealing, shaking, or the car pulling left or right), schedule maintenance with your mechanic. Check out the suspension. Your suspension is essential, not just to your family’s comfort, but to stay on the road. Heed the signs of a suspension breakdown. ... read more

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What Does Coolant/Antifreeze Actually Do?

What Does Coolant/Antifreeze Actually Do?

Coolant, also called antifreeze, does exactly that -- it cools, and prevents freezing! Your car's cooling system needs coolant to regulate the temperature of your engine and prevent overheating. On the other end of the spectrum, it prevents your engine from freezing in the event of very cold temperatures. How is it possible? Although it may seem like magic, there's a perfectly reasonable -- and scientific -- explanation for why one colorful liquid can do two seemingly opposite jobs. The main active ingredient that is used in most coolant/antifreeze is a chemical called ethylene glycol, which is mixed with water before putting it in your car. As you may know, water has a boiling point of 100 degrees Celsius (212 Fahrenheit) and a freezing point of 0 degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit). When you combine equal parts water and ethylene glycol, the boiling point is raised to 106 degrees Celsius (220 degrees Fahrenheit) and the freezing point is lowered to -37 degrees Celsius ... read more

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Your Favorite Car Enthusiasts

Welcome to another February in Aliso Viejo! February is an active month with plenty of activities for everyone. In one week, we'll watch the Super Bowl, and in two weeks, we'll celebrate Valentine's Day on the weekend!   Gift-giving Car owners tend to buy themselves their favorite things, so it might be hard to shop for one. But if you're determined to get your car lover a gift for Valentine's Day, here are some of our favorite gifts for car enthusiasts!    Because their coffee table demands it, give them the book that they will love pouring over many times. Give them Car: The Definitive Visual History of the Automobile.   Because they might someday get stuck somewhere and need to see in the dark, we recommend they ... read more

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How Many Miles Can a Transmission Take Before it Needs to be Replaced?

How Many Miles Can a Transmission Take Before it Needs to be Replaced?

The transmission is one of the most important parts of your car, and with proper maintenance and care, it will last longer than you think! The lifespan in mileage depends on the quality of your preventative maintenance and the vehicle model. It's important to ensure all scheduled tune-ups and regular service are provided to give your transmission the longest life you can! Preventative Maintenance Equals Longer Mileage and Better Performance Your transmission can last as little as 10,000 miles without proper care and service, or up to 200,000 by ensuring your vehicle is regularly serviced and checked for damage. If you suspect your car isn't running properly, it's best to check in with your local mechanic to be certain, even after a tune-up. Proactive Maintenance Means Fewer Expenses for Your Vehicle and Transmission Considering how important the transmission is to your car's lifetime, changing transmission fluid should be done carefully, especially if mileage is hig ... read more

Top Five Ways To Prepare Your Car For Winter Outdoor Activities

Welcome to the New Year! If you’re going out to play in the snow up in the mountains, or going skiing in Colorado, you might want to consider a few helpful steps before you head out on your adventures. These are our top 5 ways to prepare your car for winter activities: Give the Tires a lot of love. Get a tire inflator that works from the road and fill your tires to the correct pressure before you start out. Check your tire tread and the rotation of the tires. Consider snow tires or all-weather tires if you’re going deep into snow somewhere. Top up your fluids. This is a really obvious thing, but if you’ve not looked into the maintenance of your car in a few months, do it before you head into snow. Change your oil and antifreeze. Make sure the winter windshield wiper fluid is in your tank, to prevent it freezing. Prepare an emergency kit. You want things to help you get out of snow if you slide into a snow bank, like a small shovel and a piece of old carpet slightly ... read more

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