Yearly Archives: 2020

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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