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Hybrid Brakes Need Attention Too

Hybrid Brakes Need Attention Too

Hybrid Brakes should not be ignored. Just because you drive a hybrid doesn't mean your brakes don't need some attention once in a while. They have a big job to do! Whether you drive a vehicle with a traditional braking system or a hybrid with a regenerative braking system, they still need to be maintained. Having your brakes checked is an important part of keeping you and your family safe. By replacing your brakes when needed, you'll avoid the risk of more costly repairs or bet ... read more

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Are You Looking for Reliable Auto Repair in Torrance?

Are You Looking for Reliable Auto Repair in Torrance?

Are you looking for a dependable and honest Auto repair shop in Torrance? Place your trust in Hillside Auto Repair. Torrance, CA, residents trust us to provide them with good value on their repair works and exceptional customer service. We are a family-owned business located at 24467 Hawthorne Blvd Torrance, CA 90505. Established in Torrance in 2000, we have steadily provided excellent auto repair services to the area and its surrounding communities ever since. We have grown into a recognized a ... 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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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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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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Knowing your Rancho Palos Verdes mechanic is a good thing, for you and your vehicle.

Knowing your Rancho Palos Verdes mechanic is a good thing, for you and your vehicle.

If you own a vehicle, chances are you've been to an auto repair shop. How well do you know your Rancho Palos Verdes mechanic?  The price of repair cost can be expensive, that's why it's important to have a mechanic you know and trust. And if you take your vehicle to the same repair shop over the years, they know you and they know your vehicle.   Reasons it's important to know your mechanic... They know you and your vehicle. They keep records of all your vehicle maint ... 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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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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Don't Get Stranded on your Road Trip - Get Your Battery Tested

Don't Get Stranded on your Road Trip - Get Your Battery Tested

Don’t get stranded this holiday season. Get your battery tested at Hillside Auto Repair. Request a price for your car’s battery replacement. Before going over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house this holiday season, make sure your car’s battery is in good condition. You don't want to get stuck pushing your sleigh, or late for dinner waiting for a tow tru ... read more

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Is Your Vehicle Steering You in the Right Direction?

Is Your Vehicle Steering You in the Right Direction?

Does it feel like your vehicle pulls to the left when you want to go right?   If so, there might be a problem with your steering or suspension, which means a trip to your mechanic for an evaluation or repair. Well it's no wonder since our roads are far from being perfectly flat. While you sit in your comfy driver's seat, do you ever wonder what's going on beneath your vehicle. There's a lot of interaction between the wheels of your vehicle and the road. Your vehicle's s ... read more

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