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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...
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
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
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