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Keep Your Car Hydrated with Maintenance of These 5 Important Fluids

For many of us, we don't spend that much time thinking about our vehicle's inner workings. We put our key into the ignition, shift the gear into drive, and be ready to go! However, to drive safely and smoothly, a lot goes on underneath the hood. Your car is made up of various components that all work together to ensure your vehicle operates safely.  We don't usually think about what is under the hood until something stops working. The team at Placentia Super Service is here to remind you that if you are looking to keep your vehicle running safely and smoothly for years to come, preventative maintenance is necessary. You need to stay proactive, which means bringing your car to Placentia Super Service for service before you are dealing with a potentially expensive and dangerous problem. There are several components of your vehicle that will need a little TLC from time to time, but we would like to highlight the importance of keeping your car hydrated.  You can thi ... read more

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10 Tips for Driving Safely in School Zones

10 Tips for Driving Safely in School Zones

2020 is just flying by! Next thing you know, our children will be back in school, and we will be racing to drop them off in the morning and pick them up in the afternoon! In the wake of COVID-19, many of us may be looking forward to our little ones to be returning to school, and most of our little ones have started actually to miss their classroom time.  We may be racing our kids back to school in the fall, but we still have to be mindful of the other drivers on the road, along with other students on their way to class. The team at Placentia Super Service is here to help with these ten tips for driving safely in school zones:  If you are on your way to work, you might want to adjust your route to avoid school zones altogether.  Step on the brakes and pay attention to speed limits! Speed limits in school zones tend to be 5-10 miles per hour.  Be on the lookout for buses -- passing a stopped school bus is actually against the law.  Keep a close eye out for k ... read more

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The Importance of Your Cooling System in the Summer

 The Importance of Your Cooling System in the Summer

The summer months of June, July, and August mean rising temperatures and high levels of heat. We start to prepare for summer by breaking out the bathing suits, applying sunscreen, and turning on the A/C. While we may feel cool as a cucumber, we can't forget about your vehicle. Our vehicles often take the brunt of the summer heat, while we are cool and comfortable in our air-conditioned cabin.  What precisely cools your engine? The heat will build up inside your engine, and it needs to be released. Your engine's cool system is responsible for issuing that heat that continues to build to those high temperatures in your engine. Water and coolant will transport that heat out of your engine to your radiator. Your radiator will transfer that heat to the metal fins in the evaporator and will be blown into the air. When your coolant is dirty with rust, scale, or any other grime, it can cause severe damage to your engine -- it can corrode your coolant system's passageways, blo ... read more

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How To Reduce Your Vehicle’s Carbon Footprint

How To Reduce Your Vehicle’s Carbon Footprint

We are living in unprecedented times right now, and for many of us, we are looking for east and simple ways to save money that will pay off in the long-run. Reducing your vehicle’s carbon footprint is not only conducive to the environment but also helpful if you are adhering to a budget as it increases your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. Reducing your vehicle’s carbon footprint, along with saving a few dollars, begins with your wheel alignment.  Wheels that aren’t aligned will drag, instead of rolling freely. Misaligned wheels can actually reduce fuel efficiency by as much as 10%, which equals to approximately 31 cents per gallon. Tires also wear out much faster. In turn, this can cause uneven tire wear and then lower gas mileage. When your vehicle’s wheels are not aligned, they are not working cohesively. Instead, they are working against each other. Your engine has to work extra hard to get your vehicle to move, which means more gas overall is used. Af ... read more

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The Past, Present, and Future of Self-Driving Cars

The Past, Present, and Future of Self-Driving Cars

We’ve heard and continue to hear about self-driving cars, but we have yet to see them out on our roads, and how did these self-driving cars get their start? The team at Placentia Super Service is here to break it down for you, starting with the past and ending with the future of self-driving cars.  The technicians at Placentia Super Service in Placentia strives to stay on the cutting-edge of technology. The automotive industry is ever changing, but our team is ready for whatever the industry throws our way, including self-driving cars. Take a look at this breakdown of the past, present, and future of self-driving cars:  Past: The biggest technological breakthroughs for driverless cars happened in the 1980s with the availability of cheaper and smaller computer parts. Subsequently, Jaguar Cars developed a vehicle with autopilot mode, which included cruise control, collision warning, and automatic lane following. This vehicle was one of the first successful projects for ... read more

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Our Favorite Spring Break Playlists

Our Favorite Spring Break Playlists

If you are planning a spring break road trip, the team at Placentia Super Service is here to help with both our favorite spring break playlist and then a wheel alignment. Both are destined to ensure your spring break is a complete success.  Wheel alignments are essential to your vehicle’s overall fuel efficiency, tire wear, tire performance, along with vehicle handling and maneuverability. When your tires and wheels are out of alignment, problems can develop, such as your vehicle pulling to one side of the road. If you are interested in having a safe spring break, a wheel alignment service is crucial.  When you need a wheel alignment in Placentia, CA, turn to the team at Placentia Super Service. We are here to help, as we are constantly striving to provide new services to our customers. We have recently installed a Hunter Hawkeye Elite aligner with an L451L-18k alignment rack, which allows us to align any vehicle up to a 211” wheelbase, and up to 9’10&rsqu ... read more

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Top Romantic Drives in California

Top Romantic Drives in California

The team at Placentia Super Service has a few ideas on how you can celebrate Valentine’s Day this year that involves both your vehicle and your loved one. We can’t think of a better way to spend the day! California is home to beautiful scenic routes that twist and turn throughout the state, through the mountains and along the coastline.  Here are the top 10 romantic drives in California:  Feather River Scenic Byway  June Lake Loop Route Malibu to Lompoc Route Death Valley Scenic Byway Lake Tahoe Circular Route  Santa Barbara Wine Route  Big Sur Coastal Route  Anza Borrego Desert Route  Redwood Highway Route  Silverado Trail  Before you embark on the journey, visit Placentia Super Service for a safety inspection. Our team will make sure you can enjoy your time with your loved one and vehicle. It is also the perfect time to give your vehicle a little TLC. Stop by Placentia Super Service, and you will be good to go.  ... read more

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New Year’s Resolutions: The Many Ways of Auto Maintenance

New Year’s Resolutions: The Many Ways of Auto Maintenance

The team at Placentia Super Service wishes you a happy and healthy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful holiday and were able to rest, relax, and spend some time with your loved ones. This month, we want to talk about the importance of auto maintenance. We want your vehicle to continue to perform in tip-top shape for many more months and miles, and the key to doing so is auto maintenance, specifically wheel alignment.  If you would like to steer straight, wheel alignment is a must. It plays an important role in your vehicle’s fuel efficiency, tire wear, tire performance, along with vehicle handling and maneuverability. When your tires and wheels are out of alignment, a variety of problems can develop, including your vehicle pulling to one side of the road. If you let go on the steering wheel, your car will immediately turn to the left or right. You may also feel vibration when your hands are on the steering wheel. Wheel alignments are essential for safe driving, along with ... read more

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Holiday Gift Ideas For Your Favorite Car Lover

Holiday Gift Ideas For Your Favorite Car Lover

Do you have someone in your life who absolutely loves cars, and are you struggling to find the perfect gift for them? The team at Placentia Super Service is here to help -- your search is officially over, as we have compiled a list of holiday gift ideas for your favorite car lover:  Pilot Automotive Dash Camera Classic Accessories Winter Windshield Cover Automotive Cufflinks Stringback Driving Gloves Audi Pullovers & Sweaters Covercraft Weathershield HP Car Cover SCT iTSX Wireless Programmer Shinola Rambler 600 Griots Garage Orbital Buffer Kit  An inspection performed by the technicians at Placentia Super Service  The technicians at Placentia Super Service are here to make sure your Christmas is a success. If you think about how much you rely on your car, it would make sense that you would want to give your car a little TLC too. An inspection performed by the technicians at Placentia Super Service is a gift for both you and your car-lover. It is the best of ... read more

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Top Five Ways To Prepare Your Car For Ski Season

Top Five Ways To Prepare Your Car For Ski Season

Winter is coming, and for many of us outdoor enthusiasts, this means ski season! Fortunately, California is home to many fantastic ski spots. If you are looking to hit the slopes this season, you need to be ready -- both you and your vehicle. Here are the top five ways to prepare for ski season:  Make sure you have chains at the ready, especially if you are traveling on icy terrain. Additionally, old or worn out tires need to be replaced before you head out to the snow for optimal safety.  Test out your heat and defrosting system to make sure they are ready to rock and roll. You don’t want to find yourself chipping off any ice off your window in those chilly mornings.  Think about roof storage. Roof storage makes sense, if you are bringing quite a few snowboards and skis. Even if you have an SUV, you might want to extra room for your passengers.  Don’t destroy your car’s mats with melting snow, salt, and grimy slush. Invest in some floor liners ... read more

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