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How to read your tires:

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Fluid Checks

We do all types of oil changes! Come on in for a service and inspection! http://hillsideautocanyonlake.com/auto-repair-services/

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Happy Independence Day!

Thank you, to all the brave men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedom! #HappyfourthofJuly

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How the air filter works

There is no great mystery to the operation of a car engine. It is essentially an air pump. The pistons and valves work together to draw in and expel air into the combustion chambers as the engine assembly spins round … Continue reading

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How Anti-Lock Brakes Work

The theory behind anti-lock brakes is simple. A skidding wheel (where the tire contact patch is sliding relative to the road) has less traction than a non-skidding wheel. If you have been stuck on ice, you know that if your … Continue reading

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Car Maintenance Tips You Can Handle

1. Air Filter Tools You Need: None Time to Complete: 10 minutes Estimated Cost: $10 You need a new air filter for your car every 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. You can pay a mechanic and give up … Continue reading

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MONTHLY AUTO MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST

By Deanna Sclar Part of Auto Repair For Dummies Cheat Sheet Taking the time for regular under-the-hood vehicle checks will help prevent problems later. Spending 15 minutes every month for an under-the-hood check may prevent 70% of problems that lead … Continue reading

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