Sorted by Archive: September, 2016 ( 3 post/s)

  • Ongoing Education and Training: Copper-Free Brake Initiative

    blog postTuesday 13 September 2016

    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

  • How Long do Hybrid Batteries Last?

    blog postFriday 02 September 2016

    Hybrid Car Q&A with Hillside Auto Repair in Torrance Q: 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 show that they c... read more

  • This History of Labor Day

    blog postFriday 02 September 2016

    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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