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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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Don't Get Stuck on the Side of the Road with a Dead Car Battery

Don't Get Stuck on the Side of the Road with a Dead Car Battery

Here are signs your car battery may fail – you should test your car battery if you notice: 1) Engine is slow to turn over or start 2) Swelling/bloating of the exterior of your battery 3) External battery leakage 4) Age of battery or severe change in weather conditions.   If you see these signs, call Hillside Auto Repair to schedule an appointment at 310-373-7676 or schedule an appointment here: Even if you have not noticed any signs but your battery is at lea ... read more

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Impaired Driving is Drunk Driving and Dangerous

Impaired Driving is Drunk Driving and Dangerous

Each day, 29 people lose their lives in alcohol-impaired driving accidents. Alcohol and drugs are major contributors to car crashes, and driving under the influence is a serious problem that continues to rob families of their loved ones. Below are some essential facts on impaired driving that you should know. What Constitutes Impaired Driving in California? In Cali ... read more

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Black Friday Safety Tips

Black Friday Safety Tips

You survived the trip to your Thanksgiving destination and over-indulging on delicious food, but there are still hazards to be dealt with - overzealous Black Friday shoppers! Stores will have opened their doors before dinner is even over. While many retailers have been offering deals online before way before we’ve had our turkey and pumpkin pie, many stores will offer sales that shoppers can’t pass up!   If you’re planning to join the crowds and shop on Black Friday ... read more

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Thanksgiving…time for family gatherings, turkey, pumpkin pie, traveling…

Thanksgiving…time for family gatherings, turkey, pumpkin pie, traveling…

Ahh, Thanksgiving - It's time to gather up the family and drive to Grandma's house or Aunt Dorothy's to hang out with the relatives and eat too much! Of the more than 46 million people that will be traveling Thanksgiving weekend, 90% of them are traveling by car. Here are some holiday travel tips that may help… Before you leave Make sure your vehicle is ready for the trip. Make a vehicle service appointment to have the following checked out, lights, wiper blades, oil, tires ... read more

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Torrance Auto Computer Diagnostics

Torrance Auto Computer Diagnostics

  Q: What would you do if your car’s “Check Englne” light came on all of a sudden? A. Tap the dashboard to make the light go out B. Blame it on your spouse C. Grumble and moan D. Go to Hillside Auto Repair E. Treat yourself to an ice cream cone We hope you picked D. Although E is appealing, too. It’s best to respond to the “Check Engine” warning as soon ... read more

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Knowing your Rancho Palos Verdes mechanic is a good thing, for you and your vehicle.

Knowing your Rancho Palos Verdes mechanic is a good thing, for you and your vehicle.

If you own a vehicle, chances are you've been to an auto repair shop. How well do you know your Rancho Palos Verdes mechanic?  The price of repair cost can be expensive, that's why it's important to have a mechanic you know and trust. And if you take your vehicle to the same repair shop over the years, they know you and they know your vehicle.   Reasons it's important to know your mechanic... They know you and your vehicle. They keep records of all your vehicle maint ... read more

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Fall Back and Your Headlights

Fall Back and Your Headlights

Well, time changed. We all set our clocks back an hour last weekend. Did you enjoy that extra hour of sleep on Sunday morning? "Fall back" means it's darker when you leave the office and head home. The end of daylight savings time means reduced visibility on the roads which can create unfamiliar driving conditions. Even on familiar roads, it's important to use additional caution. It can be more difficult to see the kids, dog walkers and joggers, especially during the first ... read more

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Halloween Fun and Safety

Halloween Fun and Safety

Kids, costumes and of course candy! Halloween should be fun and safe. Kids love Halloween. It's a fun time to dress up as their favorite superhero, Disney princess or something scary, like a ghost or goblin. It's a fun time to go door-to-door to get as much candy as their bags will hold.  Houses and front porches are decorated with jack-o-lanterns, paper ghosts and dried cornstalks.  But since kids are focused on fun and candy, not their own safety, Halloween can be a stressf ... read more

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