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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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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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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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"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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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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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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6 Car Smells Not to Ignore

6 Car Smells Not to Ignore

6 Car Smells Not to Ignore You know that new car smell that you love so much? That smell is actually made up of dozens of fumes and chemicals from the different parts and plastics that makeup your car. Well that smell had to come from somewhere, didn’t it? The same goes for other smells in your car. You can’t always blame a bad smell to something outside of your vehicle, sometimes that smell you’re smelling is you automobile trying to tell you something is wrong with your car! Many people don’t realize that the different smells your car gives off can help you identify what may be causing your car not to run as well as it should. It’s important to pay attention to the way you vehicle smells so you know whether or not you need to take it to your trusted auto repair mechanic to get looked at. Catching problems quickly can save you a lot of time, hassle and money! To help you identify what your car’s fragrances mean, the expert mechanics at Modesti ... read more

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5 Car Maintenance Services You Shouldn’t Skip This Fall

5 Car Maintenance Services You Shouldn’t Skip This Fall

5 Car Maintenance Services You Shouldn’t Skip This Fall Fall is here! While we may not notice too many changes here in Culver City, the changing seasons is a good time to remember to give our cars a good “check-up.” It’s important to keep up with regular vehicle maintenance services to ensure that our automobiles stay running better, longer, as well as better keep their resale value. According to the National Car Care Council, there are a handful of vehicle components that you should have checked on a regular basis. Before you talk yourself out of taking your car in for a check-up, consider the following vehicle components that should be checked regularly so they don’t cause more damage and cost more money in the long run should they break down. 5 Car Maintenance Services You Shouldn’t Skip This Fall 1. Cooling System – The entire cooling system should be checked, including the radiator, coolant, belts and hoses, cooling fans, heater cor ... read more

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Recycling Your Car Parts is Easier Than You Think

Recycling Your Car Parts is Easier Than You Think

Recycling Your Car Parts is Easier Than You Think Close your eyes – well don’t really close your eyes, because then you won’t be able to keep reading this blog post. But picture in your head the first thing that comes to mind when I say JUNKYARD. Got it? Does the image in your head look something like this? No, we’re not mind readers…we just know that a majority of people associate rusty old broken down cars with a desolate junk heap. Want to know the problem with this picture? Automobiles are actually the #1 most recycled consumer product in the United States! We are able to recycle 75% of each vehicle, which is a good thing because 12 to 15 MILLION vehicles reach the end of their life each year. That’s good news to hear that as a country we are working hard to recycle the cars that we rely on so heavily, but what does that have to do with you? We’re glad you asked. How Can I Help Recycle Car Parts? There are many other opportunit ... read more

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