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Yearly Archives: 2013

12 Dashing Dogs to Brighten Your Christmas Spirit

12 Dashing Dogs to Brighten Your Christmas Spirit

Christmas time is a wonderful time to get together with the one’s you love and share in some great memories and family traditions. The days leading up to Christmas, however, can be quite stressful at times. At Modesti’s Car Care Center, we always are working to ease your stress, whether it be by providing quality auto repair services in Culver City, or by sharing some funny photos of delightful pups who are really getting into the Holiday Season! Simply take a look at these holly jolly puppies, and feel the Grinch in you melting away. Sleigh Safety Lucy knows the best way to get around this Holiday Season is by sleigh ride. Just make sure to hold on and keep paws inside the moving vehicle at all times! Kurt knows that a good sleigh driver always makes sure their headlights are working properly. And Charger and the gang maintain safe speeds with their sled…most of the time. Dashing Dress-Up Shaunie knows para ... read more

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Interesting!

10 More Interesting, Fun & Crazy Mercedes Facts

10 More Interesting, Fun & Crazy Mercedes Facts

Since everyone enjoyed our first post about famous Mercedes cars in the movies, we decided to revisit the history of the iconic car company, and compile a list of 10 little-known Mercedes facts for your enjoyment. Modesti’s Car Care Center has provided Mercedes repair in Culver City since 1972, and even our team members were surprised to learn a few of these obscure details from the company’s past! 10 Amazing Mercedes Facts: 1. Mercedes origins go back to the construction of the first petrol-powered vehicle built by Mercedes-Benz cofounder, Karl Benz. Benz’s fiancée, Bertha, funded the project entirely while the two were engaged, as the law of the time stated that woman gave up full judicial power once married. 2. Mercedes introduced 3 models of bicycles in 2005 – The Fitness Bike, and the Trailblazer Bike, and the Mercedes-Benz Carbon Bike.3. The current Popemobile is a Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV, modified with a ... read more

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Auto Repair

Electric Car Drivers in California Allowed in Carpool Lane – Without Passengers

Electric Car Drivers in California Allowed in Carpool Lane – Without Passengers

At Modesti’s Car Care Center, we’re proud to offer top quality hybrid repair in Culver City, CA. We’ve always felt that California residents have lead the way in environmentally friendly practices, and a newly extended bill might encourage the involvement of even more of our areas drivers. Green Driving in the HOV Lanes If you were caught driving alone in the carpool lane before, you could have faced a hefty fine of over $340. However, with the extension of the HOV lane sticker program, more solo drivers could start taking advantage of the faster, once excluding lane. The bill allows those driving fully electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles to access the high-occupancy vehicle lanes, or carpool lanes, even when they’re traveling alone. The program was originally supposed to end in 2015 but the state legislature recently voted to extend the program until to 2019. Drivers of fully electric vehicles will receive white Clean Air stickers (availa ... read more

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Hybrid Repair

14 Best Cars for Teenagers to Drive

Every parent dreads the day that their little baby is suddenly 16 and hitting the open road. Or in Los Angeles’ case, the overly crowded road where motorcyclists ride the lines, brush fires are common and traffic never moves at posted speed. Whatever the obstacles, a child getting their driver’s license is an uneasy time for parents. The good news is there is more you can do than just cross your fingers and hope for the best! Talk to Your Teen About Safe Driving Habits Be sure to talk to your teen about driving safety. The best way to keep your young driver on the road is to properly educate them about good driving habits. Texting and talking on your cell phone while driving is not only dangerous, it’s also illegal in the state of California. Avoiding distractions, obeying the speed limit and being a cautious and aware driver are all things you should go over. Make Sure Your Teen is Driving a Safe, Reliable Car The second best thing you can do ... read more

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Car Care Tips

The Silver Star on the Silver Screen: Mercedes in the Movies

The Silver Star on the Silver Screen: Mercedes in the Movies

Your Mercedes is a picture perfect car in your eyes, and believe it or not, Hollywood agrees with you! The sleek design and iconic styling make it the automotive darling of directors in all genres. As one of the premiere auto repair shops with the best Mercedes services in Culver City, CA, we at Modesti’s Car Care Center know a thing or two about the “Silver Star,” but we were pleased to learn a few new things about its association with the ”silver screen!” Check out these fun facts about Mercedes and the movies: 1. One of Mercedes’ slogans “engineered like no other car” was actually inspired by Clint Eastwood after he uttered the phrase when driving a Mercedes out of a window and dropping a few stories into another warehouse in The Rookie.2. The 1997 Batman and Robin movie features a red 600 Mercedes Pullman called “The Red Baron.” It’s the only one of its kind, and before making its appearance on the big screen, “The ... read more

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Auto Repair

10 Interesting Audi Facts

10 Interesting Audi Facts

10 Interesting Audi Facts! You know that your Audi is a leader in comfort, function and style. But did you know just how cool your Audi is? Wow your friends and family at your summer get together this year with these 10 interesting Audi facts: 1. As early as 1899, August Horch formed a car company known as Horch to compete with Benz and Mercedes. 2. August Horch later left the company after disputes with his business partners, and started Audi in 1909. 3. The four overlapping rings in Audi’s logo came into existence in 1932 and represent the four original companies of the Auto Union: Audi, DKW, Horch, and Wanderer. 4. In 1938, Audi started crash testing their vehicles for the first time. All other car manufacturing companies now perform crash tests. 5. Audi didn’t start exporting cars to the USA until 1970. 6. The Audi A8 is the most stolen Audi vehicle. This vehicle has been stolen at a rate of 0.81 per 1,000 units sold ... read more

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Audi Repair

Heat is Hard: Tips to Care for Your Car Battery This Summer

Heat is Hard: Tips to Care for Your Car Battery This Summer

Heat is Hard: Tips to Care for Your Car Battery This Summer Did you know that heat can be more damaging than cold temperatures when it comes to your car battery? According to the Car Care Council, the average life of a car battery is 3.5 years, but that lifespan is even shorter in warmer climates. This is because excessive heat and overcharging are the two main culprits of diminished battery life. Luckily, preventive maintenance goes a long way toward extending the life of your battery. Be sure to read your vehicle’s owner manual and become familiar with what kind of battery is in your vehicle, where it’s located, how to safely clean it, and what the indicator light could mean for your vehicle. If you find yourself stuck with a dead battery, you can jump-start it following these steps: 1. Find a good working battery to help jump-start your dead one. Get the car with the good battery close enough so that your jumper cables can reac ... read more

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Auto Maintenance

Invisible Car Technology is Real: Transparent Hood is Revealing

What would you do with an invisible car? Spies like James Bond have utilized invisible cars to infiltrate their enemies’ lairs and save the day. Evil villains have used them to rob banks and wreck havoc. But a real innovation from Land Rover will have you re-thinking the invisible car, and recognize a practical use that you probably never thought you needed. This new amazing technology from Land Rover is the Transparent Hood, and it revolutionizes your visual abilities while driving: it lets you see what is under the front of your vehicle as you cruise down the road. Now before you think that this Transparent Hood is just made of a clear glass material, think again. If your car’s hood was clear, all you’d be looking at is your running engine (although that would be cool too!) No, this complex system is made up of camera images and projectors that project the road just in front of and underneath the front of the Land Rover onto a display along the lower portion o ... read more

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Auto Repair

8 Amazing Automotive Facts!

8 Amazing Automotive Facts!

It’s the beginning of spring and the end of March – and the first quarter of the year! Where is all of the time going? We’ve been busy and working hard here at Modesti’s Car Care Center, so why don’t we take a little break and share some fun and amazing automotive facts for your enjoyment. April Fool’s Day is right around the corner, but these eight automotive facts are no joke! 1. Leonardo da Vinci designed the first car. The first working automobiles didn’t come out until the late 1800s, but in 1478 Leonard da Vinci sketched drawings for a self-propelled vehicle. 2. Lamborghini used to manufacture tractors. When Lamborghini was founded in 1963, it first built tractors for several years. The owner of Lamborghini drove a Ferrari, but was having trouble with his clutch, so he decided to start manufacturing cars instead of tractors. 3. We spend two weeks waiting at traffic lights. On average, we spend at least two weeks of our entire lives ... read more

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Interesting!

Heat is Hard: Tips to Care for Your Car Battery This Summer

Heat is Hard: Tips to Care for Your Car Battery This Summer You’ve made the conscious decision to drive a hybrid vehicle or an electric car to help the environment and save on gas money, but now it’s time for you to decide who is going to keep your automobile running its best! Not every auto repair shop in Culver City, CA is equipped or prepared to handle hybrid repairs and hybrid services, but Modesti’s Car Care Center is. At Modesti’s Car Care Center, we recognize the value that electric cars and hybrid cars have when it comes to preserving our earth, and appreciate you for being a hybrid drivers and helping to reduce harmful vehicle emissions. That’s why we are a full-service hybrid repair and hybrid service center in Culver City, CA! We have been providing reliable auto repair in Culver City since 1972, and our talented auto mechanics are ASE Certified Technicians who are specially trained to work on all makes and models of electric ca ... read more

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Auto Maintenance
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