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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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8 Tips for Safe Driving in the Rain

8 Tips for Safe Driving in the Rain

8 Tips for Safe Driving in the Rain April showers may bring May flowers, but that doesn’t mean that the rain stops there. Summer is full of afternoon rain and unpredictable thunderstorms, so it’s important that you and your automobile are prepared to handle the season’s precipitation of choice. Driving on slick roads can be tricky, so it’s important that you use extra caution. Here are some tips to help keep you and your family safe while driving in the rain. 8 Tips for Safe Driving in the Rain 1. Increase your following distance. The California DMV Driving Handbook recommends a normal following distance of 3 seconds, which is the amount of time between when the car in front of your passes a certain point and your car passes that same point. When it’s raining outside, the DMV recommends that you increase this following distance to 4 seconds or more to give yourself plenty of time to react if the car in front of your should swerve or slam ... read more

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Invisible Car Technology is Real: Transparent Hood is Revealing

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 underneat ... read more

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5 Vehicle Maintenance Service Mistakes You’re Making that Are Costing You Money

5 Vehicle Maintenance Service Mistakes You’re Making that Are Costing You Money

5 Vehicle Maintenance Service Mistakes You’re Making that Are Costing You Money It’s no hidden fact that auto repairs can be costly and stressful. It’s not easy to be without your car for any amount of time. But avoiding getting the vehicle maintenance services that your automobile needs to keep running right could be costing you a lot more money in the long run! Your vehicle’s maintenance schedule is created to help keep your car running the way that it should. If you don’t to get these services done, different systems in your car will start to fail! Many people don’t realize this, but when you think about it, a minor maintenance service costs a lot less than a major auto repair. Make sure you aren’t neglecting your vehicle by failing to do the following five things. 5 Vehicle Maintenance Mistakes You’re Making that Are Costing You Money 1. Neglecting to change your oil. This is the simplest, and often the least expensive service that ... read more

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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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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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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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