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The “What, Why, and How” of Preventive Maintenance

The “What, Why, and How” of Preventive Maintenance

Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash   Some drivers can’t let themselves be concerned with Preventative Maintenance. It sounds expensive, like paying before you need to pay. These drivers are very used to living in a “pay as you go” way.   But the truth is that Preventative Maintenance IS pay as you go-- it’s just that people are not willing to accept that idea. And rather than know where things are going, they put their heads in the sand and wait until something breaks to take action. That’s usually LATE in the process and means that preventable damage has occurred.    If you are in this camp and don’t listen to a mechanic when they tell you to employ preventativ ... read more

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The History of Domestic Cars in America

The History of Domestic Cars in America

Photo by Bradley Dunn on Unsplash   A significant part of American culture centers around the automobile. Think about it. There are songs about cars, people who give nicknames to their cars, art cars, clown cars, car shows, and movies about cars. Cars are so part of the American fabric that even Elon Musk launched a Tesla into outer space! Not liking cars almost feels un-American.   But how did the automobile become such a critical thread in the fabric of American lifestyles? Though the history of domestic cars in America is a broad topic, a few fascinating videos shine some light on the major American car brands and how they evolved.    Some of these videos are rather long, so we invite you to grab a beverage ... read more

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How Do Hybrids Help Climate Change?

How Do Hybrids Help Climate Change?

Image by ELG21 from Pixabay As most of us have heard, climate change is becoming one of the defining issues of our day. The vehicles we drive and the amount we drive them directly contribute to greenhouse gas emissions warming the climate. An answer to some of the problems we face lies in hybrid vehicles! While many of us aren’t ready to go fully electric, hybrid vehicle technology has come a long way! What is the difference between a hybrid vehicle and a conventional vehicle? Great question-- here are some differences and how those differences contribute to climate change! Internal Combustion Engines: Conventional vehicles run by taking air in through the engine air filter and mixing that air ... read more

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Best August Car Trips In California

Best August Car Trips In California

Photo by Guillaume Merle on Unsplash   In this August blog, we are talking all about the best vacation spots in California! Get your bags packed and ready to hit the road.    Summer is coming to an end, which means you need to make the most of your time right now! Spontaneous trips can be exciting to go on and can offer some everlasting memories. We will be listing our top car trip destinations for you to visit before summer is over!   Here are our top 5 must-go to's in California!    San Francisco Featuring one of California's best-known landmarks, the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco has breathtaking scenic views and encompasses the lifestyle of the bay area. If you happen to come ... read more

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How To Keep Your A/C Cool As Summer Temps Rise

How To Keep Your A/C Cool As Summer Temps Rise

Photo by Julian Hochgesang on Unsplash   The air conditioner is one of the essential components of your vehicle when summertime temperatures are high. Unfortunately, unless you take care of it properly, you’ll have some costly expenses to cover, and you’ll be sweating profusely in your beloved car.    Fear not, A/C maintenance is not rocket science, and with just a couple of methods and tools under your belt, you’ll ensure your car and your car’s A/C’s longevity!   Change Your Cabin Air Filter The air filter in your car’s air conditioning system needs to be replaced often. If you continue driving around with a dirty A/C air filter, you are likely to experience various troub ... read more

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Why Do Car Batteries Die So Quickly?

Why Do Car Batteries Die So Quickly?

Have you ever noticed that car batteries don’t appear to last as long as they used to? Many people first saw it in the early days of COVID Shelter-In-Place Restrictions that discouraged people from driving their cars very far. Cars would sit for weeks at a time, and when the driver tried to start up the engine, the battery was dead. Why is that? Well, the short answer is that battery technology is about 150 years old, but the amount of electronics that tap into that battery’s energy has quadrupled in the past 20 years. Therefore, car batteries tend to die more quickly because of the “always-on” sensors and clocks, plus the multiple mobile devices plugged into the car’s system that act as a “parasitic draw.” In short, modern life is a drain on old batteries. That is why we advise getting your car’s battery is regularly inspected to make sure it has plenty of juice. When you bring your battery into Olive Auto Center in Burbank for testing ... read more

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Best Car Shows Of 2021

Best Car Shows Of 2021

Wes Tindel on Unsplash Now that we are starting to see California loosen up COVID restrictions, we see more public events and car shows pop up! Cruising has been a safe social-distancing activity in recent months, but the opportunity to attend car shows again is dreamy. Here is a list of the best car shows we hope to participate in 2021, assuming everything goes well. Good Vibrations March Meet -- May 27 - 30, 2021 If you love drag racing, you’ll enjoy this car show at the Famoso Dragstrip in Bakersfield. Race fans need to act quickly and reserve tickets because this event will sell out fast.  Mo ... read more

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When Should You Replace Your Car’s Cabin Air Filters?

When Should You Replace Your Car’s Cabin Air Filters?

gerti gjuzi on Unsplash Every Spring, many car owners ask when they should replace their car’s cabin air filters. The answer may surprise you. Drivers usually ask us during this time of year because springtime allergies are making them sneeze and cough. A cabin air filter that is clogged with pollen and debris doesn’t help the situation. To add, drivers across California may need to replace their car’s cabin air filters during or after fire season. Why? Because the particulates of ash and debris from wildfires will also clog your cabin air filter and spread them throughout your vehicle’s interior. But how do you know when you should replace your vehicle’s cabin air filters? When you bring your vehicle ... read more

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