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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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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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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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Managing Those Blind Spots

Managing Those Blind Spots

Are you familiar with your blind spots?   Blind spots can be a real safety issue when driving. Blind spots are those areas of the road that you can't see while looking through either the rear view or side mirrors. The main blind spots are along each side of the vehicle and slightly behind the driver. Even under the best conditions the most experienced driver can have problems with blind spots.   Setting your mirrors to manage those blind spots... Rear view mirror alignm ... read more

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Back to School Driving Safety Tips

Back to School Driving Safety Tips

  It's Back to School Safety Month, so here are some safety tips. Here at Hillside Auto Repair, we believe every month should be safety month, because it’s always important to be safe.   More school-age pedestrians are killed during the hour before and after school than any other time of day, according to NHTSA. In fact, SafeRoutesInfo.org reports that more children are hit by cars near school than at any other location.   In the fall, approximately 50 million student ... read more

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Headlight Restoration Helps Improve Nighttime Visibility By 90%

Headlight Restoration Helps Improve Nighttime Visibility By 90%

The AAA Foundation For Traffic Safety reports that nine out of ten cars have cloudy or dirty headlights. That’s a frightening statistic, especially when you consider how many cars are on the road in Los Angeles. Even more alarming is a study by the University of Iowa which found that the probability of an accident increases by 90% when headlight output is reduced by 20% to 50%. As part of  Hillside Automotive Repair's commitment to providing unrivaled Torrance auto ser ... read more

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Prevent Accidents With Safe Driving Habits

Prevent Accidents With Safe Driving Habits

Most safe driving habits are common sense, but all of us can use a reminder from time to time. You can significantly reduce the risk of accidents and protect your family by practicing some simple safe driving habits. And don’t forget, your Torrance auto repair and service specialists are always available to ensure your vehicle is both dependable and safe. Safe Driving Habits Safe driving habits are like any others: Good ones keep you out o ... read more

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