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Prevent Those "Funny Noises"

Prevent Those "Funny Noises"

Is that your car making that "funny noise" or is it the car next to you? Hopefully you answered, the car next to you. You have nothing to worry about if you've been proactive with your vehicle maintenance. You have been taking your vehicle in for those scheduled vehicle maintenance visits, right? We know, we all get busy and life happens. There are usually warning signs, but if you missed them and you do hear a "funny n ... read more

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Surviving Emergencies on the Road

Surviving Emergencies on the Road

First Step is Don't Panic! If you're driving along the freeway and you have a tire blowout, first step is don't overreact! That's probably easier said than done, but it you'll have a better chance of handling those driving emergencies if you don't overreact. Hopefully you won't have to experience these driving emergencies. However, sometimes circumstances are beyond our control and they can't be avoided. That's why it's a good idea to be prepared. Driving ... read more

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Hybrid Brakes Save Energy

Hybrid Brakes Save Energy

Hybrid brakes save energy to charge your batteries Hybrids brakes use regenerative braking, which is controlled by regenerative braking circuits.  This technology is used on vehicles with both gas and electricity as power sources.  This kind of braking system captures the car's kinetic energy and converts it into electricity. It's then used to recharge the car's batteries. What's really going on? The circuits control the regenerative braking system. The circuits reve ... read more

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Get Your Car Ready for Winter in Southern California

Get Your Car Ready for Winter in Southern California

Winterizing your car is a must in colder parts of the country.  But just because the winters in Southern California are more temperate doesn't mean your car doesn't need winter car maintenance.  Every car, from a Prius to a Mustang, needs regularly scheduled service no matter what type of winter weather you expect. Tips for Winter Car Maintenance These are tips meant for So Cal motorists.  Most of these are things you can check for yourself, but for real peace ... read more

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The Hillside Auto Repair "Secret Decoder Ring" to Dashboard Warning Lights

The Hillside Auto Repair "Secret Decoder Ring" to Dashboard Warning Lights

If you drive a car, you know all about those warning lights on the dashboard.  The dreaded Check Engine light is probably the most well known, but modern vehicles also feature warning lights for low tire pressure, trouble in the cooling system, engine oil issues, and more.  So, if you see one of these lights, what should you do?  Panic?  Keep driving?  Is it safe for you to make it home, or should you stop where you are?   First, the color of the dashboard light so ... read more

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Make a Commitment to Green Driving for Earth Day in Torrance, CA

Make a Commitment to Green Driving for Earth Day in Torrance, CA

In April we like to focus on keeping things green since April is National Car Care Month and April 22, 2017 is Earth Day. Hillside Auto Repair of Torrance, CA is happy to bring you some Green Driving tips.  For the purpose of eco-friendly driving in Torrance, many drivers opt to ditch the gas engines entirely in favor of hybrid or electric cars – and that’s great.  Those drivers who are still behi ... 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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Torrance Auto Brake Service

Torrance Auto Brake Service

Ask South Bay car owners about automotive safety and most will mention the importance of properly-functioning brakes.  Schedule your car for brake inspection and service once per year. The brake system includes many components — rotors, calipers, pads or shoes, pistons, springs, hoses, lines, fluids and electronics — and they all require regular maintenance.   BRAKE INSPECTION AND REPAIR SERVICE Brake pads and shoes provide friction, which stops the vehicle. They need to ... read more

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