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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
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
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
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...
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
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