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Used Car Pre Purchase Inspection

Used Car Pre Purchase Inspection

We love hearing from our customers.  Many of the messages are real gems. Here's one we'd like to share with you about the importance of being sure a used vehicle you're considering buying has had consistent preventive maintenance. Note:  Names and other details have been changed at the customer’s request.   Thinking about buying a used car? Don’t be caught by surprise. Get all of the facts first. Call Hillside to schedule a pre-purchase inspection ... read more

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From Our Mailbox

From Our Mailbox

We love hearing from our customers. Many of the messages are real gems. Here’s one we’d like to share with you.  Hillside Auto Repair prides ourselves in being Torrance's car maintenance specialist, and our philosophy how an ounce of prevention is truly worth more than a pound of cure when it comes to maintaining your car.   Note:  Names and other details have been changed at the customer’s request

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We Reached Our Goal - Thanks to You!

We Reached Our Goal - Thanks to You!

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Thanksgiving Greetings

Thanksgiving Greetings

31 years ago when we were young and full of dreams and hope we began our business with excitement and joy. Today, we are still full of excitement and joy but more importantly, we are full of gratitude. We are grateful to you our customers, many of you who have been there cheering us on and supporting us for decades. We are grateful that we were able to attract great employees and customers. At this time of Thanksgiving, we would like to thank you for all your support and loyalty. From Dave & ... read more

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Guide to Hybrid Car Battery Replacement - Part 2

In part 1 of this series we covered how long a hybrid car battery can last and signs of battery problems.  Part 2 will talk about what you can do if your hybrid battery is having trouble. Options for Replacing Your Hybrid Car Battery When the bell tolls for your Prius battery, replacing it with a brand new battery is not the only option!  A certified hybrid repa ... read more

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Please Join Us for our Annual Fundraiser to End Homelessness

Please Join Us for our Annual Fundraiser to End Homelessness

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Guide to Hybrid Car Battery Replacements - Part 1

Guide to Hybrid Car Battery Replacements - Part 1

Hybrid cars burst onto the auto scene in the late 1990s with the Toyota Prius.  Lauded for its high MPGs and low environmental impact, the Toyota Prius quickly because America’s best-selling car. Little has changed over the past decades.  The Prius continues to sell like hotcakes and the engineers at Toyota continue to innovate. Prius owners are a fiercely loyal bunch.  They love their car and do their best to take care of their investment.  But we’ve noticed that ... read more

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Ongoing Education and Training: Copper-Free Brake Initiative

Ongoing Education and Training: Copper-Free Brake Initiative

Between constantly changing regulations and evolving technology for cars, it is more important than ever to have ongoing training sessions to keep up and stay "in the know" for automotive service.  Hillside Auto Repair's most recent class was and on site brake training. During this session, we learned about the U.S. EPA Copper-Free Brake Initiative that all brake manufacturers that sell brake ... read more

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How Long do Hybrid Batteries Last?

How Long do Hybrid Batteries Last?

Hybrid Car Q&A with Hillside Auto Repair in TorranceQ: Isn't it true that no one knows how long the batteries will last, and that having to replace them could cost several thousand dollars? A: The jury is still out on the longevity of the hybrid battery bank. To date, however, they've proven themselves to be fairly hardy. Toyota is pretty confident; they say that their batteries are expected to last the lifetime of the vehicle, and that lab tests ... read more

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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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