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CATALYTIC CONVERTER Shield Installation for Toyota Prius Vehicles at Modesti's Car Care Center

CATALYTIC CONVERTER Shield Installation for Toyota Prius Vehicles at Modesti's Car Care Center

If you are a Prius owner, or know someone who is a Prius owner, we have great news! Modesti's is now an installer of the Miller CatShield to help protect Prius catalytic converters from theft! These are high quality, custom-fit shields available for all Prius models that we are very proud to present to you as a valued client of Modesti's Car Care Center. Catalytic converters are being stolen in record numbers! Thieves increasingly target Prius because the prices for precious metals keep skyrocketing. A few minutes is all a thief needs to remove a catalytic converter (CAT) and sell it for hundreds of dollars.  However, those few minutes will cost a Prius owner at least $2,500 for a replacement converter, installation, O2 sensors, and this doesn't include the time to take off to get the work done! Miller has designed the most comprehensive and best fitting theft deterrence device on the market! With a Cat Shield, a would-be thief ... read more

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Hybrid Repair

Safety Precautions at Modesti's Car Care Center

Safety Precautions at Modesti's Car Care Center

In this video we show you the steps we take around our building to ensure your safety if you choose to come inside the shop when dropping off your car at Modesti's. We are making every effort to implement all necessary protocols and precautions so you can feel comfortable and confident bringing your car to Modesti's.   >>CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO<<   As a reminder, we also offer local shuttle service as well as a No Contact Drop-Off option. Give us a call for more details.   We are happy to serve you during this time and hope you'll come visit us whenever your car needs a service or repair. Please feel free to reach out to us if we can be of help to you. Modesti's Car Care Center 310-827-2400 [email protected]

What is the Measure of a Quality Business?

What is the Measure of a Quality Business?

We are very honored to have one of our long-time clients, Rodney Kemerer, write this great article about his experience at Modesti's over the years: "What is the measure of a Quality Business? Most would say the quality of the work and the loyalty of long term customers. In the automotive area that can be a hard goal to achieve for two reasons. One is that people change cars usually every few years and most times the service provider changes with the cars. Second is that mechanics and staff move on to other jobs or locations. With two moving targets it can be hard to judge what is genuine quality automotive service. What if someone kept the same car for forty-two years and the same people were responsible for keeping it reliable and safe?  Would that be a fair judge of service?   Fortunately we have that example: My 1978 Honda Accord LX.   Bought as my first new car and, thanks to Modesti's Car Care Center, it has never b ... read more

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Auto Maintenance

Modesti's Featured in Parts & People Magazine!

Modesti's Featured in Parts & People Magazine!

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Interesting!

Top 10 Ways To Save At The Pump

Top 10 Ways To Save At The Pump

Article courtesy of the Automotive Research Center   Top 10 Ways To Save At The Pump   The Automobile Cub of Southern California’s Automotive Research Center has investigated this by comparing the mileage motorists got on a specific route driving the way they normally do (or in several cases driving more aggressively and faster than normal) to the mileage of the same motorists on the same routes employing many of the following techniques. Mileage improvements ranged from a low of 25% to as much as 100% (from 10 mpg to 20 mpg) in the case of one who drove very aggressively for the ”baseline”. How do you accomplish these savings? By using the combination of a few simple, correctly-employed techniques (which might also just help insure that you get to your destination safely too)! • Avoid “jack-rabbit” starts and accelerate gently: Accelerating the mass of a car uses more fuel than any other facet of driving, so imagine t ... read more

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Car Care Tips

Keep Your Vehicle's Air Conditioning System Working Properly

Keep Your Vehicle's Air Conditioning System Working Properly

Your vehicle's system requires a full discharge every two years and a recharge and top up every year. I'm not getting enough cold air, what's wrong? Not enough cool air, or air that is warmer than usual, is generally caused by: Low refrigerant Loose drive belt Slipping compressor clutch Partially clogged valves or filters Slow leaks in components or hoses Clogs in the evaporator or condenser Why did my air conditioning suddenly stop working? The most common reasons why an air conditioning system will stop working include: Broken or very loose drive belt Blown fuses Broken compressor or compressor clutch Leaks in components, seals or hoses Defects or clogs in the expansion valve, orifice tube, accumulator, receiver-drier, or hoses If you are asking yourself either of these questions, it's time to have your vehicles air conditioning system checked. Finding a solution that corrects the problem now, will help you save on repai ... read more

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Car Care Tips

Brake Safety Awareness Month: Stop and Check Your Vehicle’s Most Important Safety System

Brake Safety Awareness Month: Stop and Check Your Vehicle’s Most Important Safety System

Article courtesy of www.carcare.org Brake Safety Awareness Month: Stop and Check Your Vehicle’s Most Important Safety System   When it comes to vehicle safety, the brake system is at the top of the list. Brake Safety Awareness Month in August is the perfect time to have your brakes inspected to make sure they are in safe working condition before school starts and cold weather hits, says the Car Care Council. Brakes are a normal wear item for any car and eventually they’re going to need to be replaced. For routine maintenance, check your vehicle’s braking system at least once a year. A thorough inspection should include brake lining wear, brake fluid level, rotor thickness, condition of hoses and brake lines, brake and dash warning lights, as well as taking the car for a test drive to detect other potential brake system problems. If your car is pulling to the left or right, or if you hear odd noises when yo ... read more

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Auto Maintenance

"My 1936 Ford Pickup Truck" by John Modesti Owner of Modesti's Car Care Center

"My 1936 Ford Pickup Truck" by John Modesti Owner of Modesti's Car Care Center

Enjoy this article by John Modesti, owner of Modesti's Car Care Center (aka Modesti's Independent Repair), as published in the Spring 2015 edition of "The California Independent" magazine, sharing details of his restored 1936 Ford pickup truck...      

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Interesting!

Los Angeles Taste of the Nation Event in Culver City, CA

Los Angeles Taste of the Nation Event in Culver City, CA

Enjoy this local event filled with fun and food, while at the same time helping local nonprofits put a much-needed end to childhood hunger. Well-known restaurants & chefs from the area will be attending such as Eagle Rock Brewery, La Brea Bakery, McConnell's Fine Ice Cream and so many more! For all the details, and to purchase tickets, visit http://ce.nokidhungry.org/losangeles    

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Local Info

Affair of the Arts Event in Culver City, CA

Affair of the Arts Event in Culver City, CA

Now in its 4th year, the Affair of the Arts Event held in beautiful downtown Culver City, CA is sure to be a fun weekend! Enjoy amazing art from talented local artists such as photographers, painters, glass blowers, jewelry artists and more. Any purchases you make will also help fund The Peace Project, and the Veterans Independence Project. With live music, games for kids, and snacks - you will not want to miss it! Visit their website for more information:  http://www.thewhole9.com/affairofthearts

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Local Info
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