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Yearly Archives: 2022

What’s the Worst That Can Happen?

What’s the Worst That Can Happen?

Photo by Tyler Nix on Unsplash   Quick. Cheap.    There are plenty of places near Aliso Viejo to get an oil filter change, lube, and oil exchange. There's a big market for oil changes and it's easy enough to find one advertising a cut-rate price. It’s tempting to go with the lowest offer to get the best value. But a smart consumer will always obey the Axiom of Value: You Get What You Pay For.   When it comes to getting your car's oil changed, it's important to go to a reputable and qualified service center. A bad oil change can do a lot of damage to a car's engine, and it's not always easy to fix.   One of the most common ways that a bad oil change can damage a car is by caus ... read more

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How Often Should I Get a Radiator Flush?

How Often Should I Get a Radiator Flush?

Radiator flush might seem optional for some people, but it is 100% a fundamental part of vehicle maintenance. Radiator fluid, also commonly known as antifreeze or coolant, is a bright-colored liquid that keeps your car cool. In other words, it prevents your engine from overheating and protects you from costly repairs down the line.   Every time you drive, coolant fluid gets pushed through the engine system. In the process, it picks up debris and pollutants which can corrode. If you leave the fluid in your car for too long,  rust and scaling can build up to damage your engine and cooling system components. Leaks are a common side effect of poor cooling system maintenance.    A radiator flush is like a blood transfusion for a motor vehicle. The complex process involves infusing water and cleaning agents to rinse out the fluid lines. And a professional will follow up with fresh antifreeze or coolant so that your coolant can be free of contaminants.    A ... read more

The Worst Heat of the Year

The Worst Heat of the Year

Image by SplitShire from Pixabay   The summer heat of August in California is in full swing! This weather can be brutal to just about everything, drying up our foliage and leading to wildfires, causing our house paint to peel and crack, and burning our skin.    It's important to take precautions to make sure you and your car survive the summer heat. Just a little preparation can mean the difference between a bad day out and a pleasant summer drive. Here are a few tried-and-true tips towards surviving a hot California summer:    1.  Stay hydrated! Make sure to drink plenty of fluids, especially water.    2.  Dress appropriately for the w ... read more

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How Often To Replace Your Cabin Air Filter

How Often To Replace Your Cabin Air Filter

Keeping up with your car's maintenance can be a lot to deal with. One lesser known maintenance task to keep up with is replacing the cabin air filter, which will keep your air conditioning and heat fresh and allergen-free. What Is A Cabin Air Filter? The cabin air filter is the filter that your AC and heater runs air through to keep your cabin's temperature comfortable. This filter is crucial for keeping the air fresh and clean, but can unfortunately pollute your cabin if it isn't maintained. As a result, it's important to know when your cabin air filter needs replacement. This will ensure that any harmful substances like dust, pollen, mold spores, and pollution that have gathered on your cabin air filter won't be blown into your cabin and breathed in on a daily basis. How Often Should I Replace My Cabin Air Filter? You should plan to replace your cabin air filter as often as every 15,000 to 30,000 miles, but you can refer to your car's owner's manual ... read more

Big Summer Vacation Destinations

Big Summer Vacation Destinations

Image by นิธิ วีระสันติ from Pixabay  Is It Time For A Holiday? If two years of pandemic have left you with a desire to spread your wings, and the high price of gasoline doesn’t put you off of travel, the summer is here and there’s open destinations to visit!   As much as we all need to get away, this summer is a pricey one during an economic downturn. Given that the high price of gasoline is an issue, let’s consider some California destinations to get away from your life for a few days!   Sequoia & Kings Canyon - Get back to nature in a place many consider to be THE National Park. The tallest trees in ... read more

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