Tasks for Basic Car Maintenance

Posted September 25, 2020

If you want to keep your car in tip-top shape, here are a few tasks for basic vehicle maintenance that you should do regularly and consistently for best results. 1. Oil Change – Try to get one at least every 6 months. This keeps your engine well lubricated and prevents…

Categories: Car Maintenance

Auto Mechanics in 2020

Posted September 11, 2020

When you think of an auto mechanic, do you think of a guy in a jumpsuit, wiping his black hands on a rag with a wrench sticking out of his pocket? In previous decades, being an auto mechanic was much simpler, and the tools of the trade were mostly about…

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The Most Difficult Cars to Maintain

Posted August 28, 2020

When you’re in the market for a new car, there are a lot of factors that should be taken into consideration, including the ease and cost of maintenance. We’ve gathered some of the most difficult cars to maintain here. Though you might purchase a car like the ones below for…

Categories: Auto Repairs

How Your Car Mechanic is Like a Doctor

Posted August 14, 2020

When you really stop and think about it, your car mechanic has a lot in common with your doctor. Think that’s a silly analogy? It’s not! When your body is not working well or you have questions about your health, who do you call? Your doctor! When your car is…

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Why Do My Brakes Squeak?

Posted July 28, 2020

Some cars can never be sneaky. They will always alert the whole neighborhood of their approach with their squeaky, loud brakes! If you are noticing that your brakes seem to be announcing your arrival at every turn, you might need to get them checked by a trusted mechanic, like South…

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Why Should I Rotate My Tires?

Posted July 10, 2020

“Rotate my tires? Don’t they rotate all the time when I drive?” It’s the first thing most people think the first time that they hear they should be rotating their tires. More knowledgeable and experienced car owners will laugh, but the term is pretty confusing, so we don’t blame you…

Categories: Car Repair

How to Approach an Auto Shop as a Woman

Posted June 19, 2020

A national study by the Car Care Council found that 9 in 10 women believe they are treated differently at auto repair shops than men are. It is true that some shops may recommend work that is unnecessary or overcharge their customers. We at South Bay Car Care try to…

Categories: Auto Repairs

How Often Do I Need an Oil Change?

Posted June 12, 2020

There is a lot of conflicting information out there on the number of miles your car can run before you need an oil change. It used to be recommended to change your oil every 3,000 miles. In Los Angeles, the average driver can add a little over 1,000 miles per…

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Keep Your Car Running During COVID-19

Posted May 29, 2020

With the coronavirus tearing its way through California and across the United States, many people are stuck at home under lockdown. During this time, many of us are wondering when we get back to work. With the economy set to reopen in May slowly, thousands of people are going to…

Categories: Car Repair

3 Signs You Need to Schedule a Tune-Up Right Away!

Posted April 27, 2020

Whether you have a classic car that you only take out for Sunday drives or you drive a modern, well-equipped vehicle, there’s no doubt you want to keep it in the best shape possible. To prolong the life of your car, regular tune-ups are an absolute must. But how do…

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