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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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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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Unplug and Stay Focused While Driving

Unplug and Stay Focused While Driving

Distracted Driving - Please don't! We've all been distracted by something while driving, like eating, drinking, the radio, checking directions, or even putting on makeup. Well okay, maybe you haven't, but you've seen other drivers doing it. One of the big distractions today is...our cell phones. We are all addicted. Some will admit it, some won't. According to a poll taken by the National Safety Council, 82 percent of Americans think cell phones are addictive. Facts about ... read more

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How To Save Your Gas Dollars This Summer

How To Save Your Gas Dollars This Summer

 Saving on gas mileage will help save money on gas. Whether you are driving across town or across the country, everybody wants to save gas dollars. The estimated gas mileage for your vehicle is just that, an estimate. There are many things that contribute to that estimate, like how you drive, maintain your vehicle and when, how and where you full up. Here are some tips to help you get the most mileage out of your gas and save gas dollars this summer. Fill up your tank early or la ... read more

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Hot Car Safety for Kids and Pets

Hot Car Safety for Kids and Pets

Kids or pets in hot cars can be a dangerous combination. Protect your kids and pets this summer. Every summer we hear about kids and pets being left alone in hot cars. In the case of the kids, sometimes it's due to distractions or miscommunication between caregivers. Or sometimes kids get into unlocked cars to 'play' without anyone knowing, until it's too late. This isn't a subject that we like to discuss, but talking about hot car safety, might just save a life. The Facts ... read more

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