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This History of Labor Day

This History of Labor Day

At the end of the 19th century, America evolved from an agrarian society into an industrial powerhouse. The economy grew rapidly; so did inequality. Workers had few rights.  In New York, the Central Labor Union advocated for workers. To celebrate laborers' honest toil, they planned a parade and picnic for Tuesday, September 5, 1882. Turnout was uncertain; most workers would have to sacrifice a day’s pay.  Just a few dozen men were gathered at the start. Then 200 jewelers ar ... read more

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Toyota, Honda, or something else: Which system is right for me?

Toyota, Honda, or something else: Which system is right for me?

Part of our Hybrid Car Q&A with Hillside Auto Repair in Torrance   Q: Toyota, Honda, or something else: Which system is right for me?A: Broadly speaking, vehicles that use Toyota's hybrid system are likely to be better for Los Angeles urban drivers. The one big exception to this rule is Ford's Fusion hybrid, which racks up some remarkable MPG ratings in the city -- 41 MPG compared to 33 MPG for the Camry. Ford's C-MAX Hybrid does even bet ... read more

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Does Car Engine Size Matter?

Does Car Engine Size Matter?

Hybrid Car Q&A with Hillside Auto Repair in Torrance Q: Does car engine size matter? A: According to cartalk.com, today's conventional vehicles are vastly overpowered. A standard sedan typically has a 200 horsepower engine. Every once in a while, you'll use that power to pass someone on the highway. However, for the vast majority of driving we do, you're actually only using 30 to 40 horsepower. No kidding. Here's a shocker: Because carmakers consistently ... read more

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Hybrid Car Q&A with Hillside Auto Repair in Torrance

Hybrid Car Q&A with Hillside Auto Repair in Torrance

Here's the first in a series of commonly asked Questions about Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs).   Do you have a question we haven't answered? Please post your question on our Hillside Auto Repair Facebook page or Private Message us there. Q: How do I know if a hybrid car makes sense for me?A: Even without gas at $3 a gallon, the economics of hybrids mak ... read more

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Dave Carney Accepts Daily Breeze Readers Choice Award

Dave Carney Accepts Daily Breeze Readers Choice Award

Nancy Lesney, Account Executive of Daily Breeze, presents Dave Carney, owner of Hillside Auto Repair in Torrance, the 2016 Readers Choice for Favorite Independent Auto Repair Shop. Hillside is proud to have been selected by South Bay readers for the last eleven years

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Thank You for Voting Hillside Auto South Bay's Favorite 2016

Thank You for Voting Hillside Auto South Bay's Favorite 2016

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Congratulations to Mike - Mystery Shopper Award

Congratulations to Mike - Mystery Shopper Award

What a nice surprise to come back to after his day off!  Mike Riegger, Hillside Auto Repair's Senior Service Advisor, was awarded recognition for his outstanding customer service by Automobile Club's mystery shopper.   Mike has been known for the care he gives customers, but it's nice to be acknowledged! Get to know Mike better here on his "Meet the Team" page ... read more

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Amidst the fun, let’s remember the origins of the 4th of July

Amidst the fun, let’s remember the origins of the 4th of July

The Fourth of July marks the birth of our country. The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776. Thirteen colonies proclaimed they were no longer part of the British Empire. A new nation, the United States of America, sprang to life. The king’s coat of arms was taken down. People cheered. Cannons boomed. Bells rang out. This was a bold, dangerous act. Britain had a mighty army; disobedience to the king was a crime punishable by death. But the colonists abhorred British dom ... read more

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Standard Auto Maintenance Services Torrance

Hillside Auto Repair in Torrance provides Standard Maintenance Services: Factory Scheduled Maintenance 30/60/90/120 Mile Services Computer Diagnostics Check Engine light Diagnosis Check Engine light Repairs Oil Change Service Tune Ups Filter Replacements Safety Inspection AAA Used Car Pre-Purchase Inspections Windshield Wiper Blades Fluid Services Trip Inspections Maintenance Inspections Check Engine L ... read more

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Transmission Service Torrance

Hillside Auto Repair in Torrance provides Transmission service for your car: Transmission Service Transmission Leaks Axle Repair & Replacement Clutch Repair & Replacement Transmission Fluid Service Flywheel Repair & Replacement Driveshaft & U-Joint Repair Transmission Flush

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