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Hillside Auto Repair Voted 2017 South Bay's Favorite

Hillside Auto Repair Voted 2017 South Bay's Favorite

  Voted South Bay's Favorite independent auto repair shop by the Daily Breeze's Reader Poll again!  Every year since 2002. Recognized as one of Top 25 Independent Repair Shops in U.S. by ATI Angie's List Super Saver Award  5 Star Yelp Rated  ASE-Certified Technicians AAA Approved Repair Center General Maintenance, including on Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) All Makes and Model Open Monday - Saturday Ask us about Early Bird and Late Owl Drop-Off and Pick ... read more

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Tire Safety for Summer Road Trips

Tire Safety for Summer Road Trips

Get ready for your summer road trip with Hillside Auto Repair's first-class tire service in  Torrance. It’s the perfect time of year to hit the open road, but don’t forget to visit your Torrance tire service experts before you pack the car. Your summer road trip will be filled with memories you’ll treasure for years to come. To ensure those happy memories aren't overshadowed by a breakdown or a need for tire service along the way, Hillside Auto Repair en ... read more

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Torrance Tire Service

Torrance Tire Service

How old are your tires? The rubber compounds in a tire deteriorate over time, regardless of how many miles the tire has been driven or the condition of the tread. An old tire can compromise your car’s drivability and handling characteristics. If your tires are more than five years old, call Hillside Auto Repair to schedule a professional inspection. For your peace of mind and the safety of your passengers, it may be prudent to replace some or all of your tires.  Here are five tips t ... read more

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Turn That Check Engine Light Off With Torrance Diagnostic Service

Turn That Check Engine Light Off With Torrance Diagnostic Service

Are you experiencing problems with your vehicle’s performance? Have you noticed a decline in fuel efficiency, rough idling, or difficulty starting your car? Don’t risk damage to your vital systems. Hillside Auto Repair's Torrance diagnostic service will find and fix your engine problem quickly and affordably. Your Check Engine Light Is On – Now What? Everybody knows that a vehicle’s Check Engine light alerts you of a mechanical problem. The real question is wha ... read more

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Rancho Palos Verdes Prius Repair Services

Rancho Palos Verdes Prius Repair Services

Rancho Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes, RPV, no matter what name you use, they all refer to the same beautiful stretch of land overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Nestled within the Palos Verdes hills, this gem of the Palos Verdes Peninsula is home to some of the most scenic drives and iconic landmarks of Southern California. One of the best ways to get a feel for and really enjoy the towering bluffs and oceanic vistas of RPV, is to jump in your Prius and take a leisurely trip along the winding roads and ... read more

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Prius Scheduled Maintenance

Prius Scheduled Maintenance

One of the most important ways you can take care of your new (or new-to-you) car is by following the factory scheduled maintenance. Staying up-to-date on your Prius scheduled maintenance will help you protect your investment – and get the most out of your money in the long run. Do I really need to do Prius scheduled maintenance? We can’t say this enough, YES! You’ve put a lot of money into your car and you want it to last you a long time, right? Then you ... read more

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When You Should Change Your Car Coolant

When You Should Change Your Car Coolant

  Here's a helpful Automotive Training Institute "Educate Yourself" video below: When do you recommend coolant exchanges?  

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17 Interesting Facts About Toyota and Prius

17 Interesting Facts About Toyota and Prius

Toyota’s have been around for a long time.  In fact, they’ve been in the US since the 1950s!  Because Toyota is such a well-known brand, and you might even drive a Toyota yourself, you might feel that you really know the famous car manufacturer. Or do you? We’ve compiled 17 little-known facts and tidbits about Toyota and their best-selling hybrid, Prius.  Take a look: How many of these did you already know? 17 Little-Known Facts About Toyota Tight spot ... read more

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Meet the Team: Julio Santana

Meet the Team: Julio Santana

Although he was born in Torrance and is working in Torrance, Julio doesn't usually stay put in one spot for long; he’s the kind of guy that is always on the move, whether he’s skateboarding, drifting, or racing cars.   And did you notice his favorite past times all deal with wheels? No wonder his ASE- certification includes suspension, steering and brakes! Julio became interested in servicing cars after his own needed work, and he wanted to figure out how to fix it himself ... read more

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Hybrid Battery Reconditioning at Hillside Auto Repair

Hybrid Battery Reconditioning at Hillside Auto Repair

For most drivers, replacing a battery is not really a big deal.  It’s something drivers need to do once every two or three years, but it’s a simple task that can cost anywhere from around $30 (for a discount car battery) to $120 or so.  Battery maintenance, of course, is important, but there are many, many more expensive components to worry about wearing out.  For the hybrid driver, on the other hand, the bat ... read more

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