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Fourth of July and Independence Day

Fourth of July and Independence Day

  We the People… Celebrating the 4th of July   Fourth of July is usually a time for parades, beach parties, hot dogs and fireworks! While the fireworks may still be displayed, this year’s 4th comes at a time of struggle – both with the pandemic and protests.   Let’s pause to remember the holiday’s origin and reflect on the importance of liberty and justice for all. The Fourth of July marks the birth of our country. The Declaration of Independence ... read more

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MEET THE TEAM: PEDRO PENA

MEET THE TEAM: PEDRO PENA

PEDRO PENA Auto Technician Pedro grew up in the westside of Los Angeles, attending Uni High and playing on the Wild Cats soccer team. He later moved with his family to Hawthorne. Even as a child, Pedro liked cars – he loved to play with his toy cars. He started his venture in car maintenance by changing the family car’s oil in high school. He continued to learn on his own and then enrolled in Universal Technical Institute’s (UTI) automotive technical program to advance ... read more

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MEET THE TEAM: ROBERT RAMIREZ

MEET THE TEAM: ROBERT RAMIREZ

ROBERT RAMIREZ Service Advisor “Hillside Auto Repair is like a family,” was one of the first things Robert said with a smile in describing why he likes his new job as a Service Advisor here. “So far, I love this place. We have the time to explain to customers about the service their cars need, and to be friendly.” Hillside is pleased to have Robert join our team. He had twenty-six year of automotive experience when he became a Hillside Service Advisor in January ... read more

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Lights Not to be Ignored

Lights Not to be Ignored

Some lights shouldn't be ignored when driving. There are a few lights that shouldn't be ignored when driving: traffic lights, flashing lights from emergency vehicles and a check engine light. Check Engine! Don't panic! A check engine light is a early warning system to alert you that there's a problem. It's telling you to have it checked out and see what's going on. A few 'REASONS" for a Check Engine light... Loose gas cap Faulty oxygen sensor Cylin ... read more

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It's Still Raining in California...

It's Still Raining in California...

... how are your car's windshield wipers? Do you have a clear, clean view after they whoosh left and right across your windshield? Or are you looking through streaks? It’s probably a good time to check those wiper blades and if need be, replace them. Here are a few things to listen, watch and check for: Things to listen for: Slapping sound - the rubber has torn from the arm. Screeching sound - there is friction between the glass and the blade. Vibration - the bla ... read more

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We Are Open and Here for You

We Are Open and Here for You

The coronavirus has created so much uncertainty and fear, but we want you to know we are still here for you. In times like this, we need our vehicles to be reliable more than ever to get to the doctor, pharmacy, grocery store, and to check-in on our loved ones. Hillside Auto Repair has implemented a new social distancing plan of action to ensure the health and safety of our customers and staff during this time: Disinfect and sanitize common touch points before and after ... read more

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Keeping Your Tires Safe...

Keeping Your Tires Safe...

... will help keep you safe. Tires are one of the most important parts of our cars, and often overlooked. Maybe because they are under the car? Stay safe, avoid accidents, and prevent breakdowns by following these simple tire safety tips: Under inflation: Leading cause of tire failure is under inflation. Check your tire pressure once a month to avoid under inflation. Under inflation affects vehicle handling and gas mileage. It also, results in uneven and premature tire wear a ... read more

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Know Your Blind Spots

Know Your Blind Spots

Do you know your vehicle's blind spots? Most of us have been driving our vehicles long enough to know where the blind spots are. But what about the vehicles around you? BEWARE of that new teen driver or someone who just purchased a new vehicle (you'll recognize them by the new paper plates) Or, maybe you just purchased a new vehicle and you're learning where the blind spots are. Changing lanes can be an adventure for all of us. Especially if we don't know our b ... read more

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MEET THE TEAM: ANDREW PERALES

MEET THE TEAM: ANDREW PERALES

ANDREW PERALES Porter Born in Harbor City Hospital, Andrew has lived in whole life in different communities of the South Bay: Torrance, Lomita, and Carson…. At a young age, Andrew started to tinker with tools because he wanted a bike, and he built one himself from parts.  Then, surrounding by the ever-present lowriders belonging to his uncles and other relatives, he became interested in cars.  And not just any car, but the classics.  He doesn’t like the new s ... read more

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Factors That Can Affect Your Car’s Fuel Economy

Factors That Can Affect Your Car’s Fuel Economy

A low fuel economy means that your vehicle does not run as efficiently as it could. It also means that you lose money at the fuel pumps since you fill up more often. Below are some factors that can affect your fuel economy. How You Drive Perhaps the most significant factor that affects your vehicle’s MPG (miles per gallon) is how you drive. Aggressive driving such as speeding or rapid braking and acceleration can reduce your gas mileage by up to 15 to 30 percent at highw ... read more

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