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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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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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