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Fun Costume Ideas To Dress Up Your Car For Halloween

 Fun Costume Ideas To Dress Up Your Car For Halloween

Trunk-or-treats is a new spin on trick-or-treating. Trunk-or-treating is similar to trick-or-treating, except it involves your trunk instead of your house. There are usually numerous events in your local community, where people decorate their car and go to a specific area to partake in some Halloween fun! Trunk-or-treats are a safer alternative to trick-or-treating, as it minimizes you and your child’s time on the streets, avoiding vehicles on the road.  Here are some fun costume ideas to dress up your car for Halloween:  Which car costume is your favorite? If you dress up your trunk this Halloween, please take a picture so we can see what you came up with. The team at Placentia Super Service just wants to remind you that Halloween can be a bit spooky on the streets and not for all the fun and festive reasons, as the chance of accidents increase significantly on this night. We encourage you to bring your vehicle to our shop, so our team can perform an inspection. You n ... read more

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How To Prepare Your Vehicle For The Fire Season

How To Prepare Your Vehicle For The Fire Season

Fire season is starting, as California is known to experience horrific wildfires that wreak havoc on us and our beloved state. There is a lot that goes into preparing for fire season, including getting your vehicle ready. The team at Placentia Super Service is here to get your vehicle ready for whatever comes it’s way, including wildfires.  Here is how to prepare your vehicle for the fire season:  If you are towing, make sure to secure your chains. Dragging chains can lead to sparks, so utilize the appropriate safety pins and hitch ball to secure those chains.  Perform a thorough inspection of the exterior of your vehicle to ensure nothing is dragging on the ground. You can even look underneath your vehicle to make sure nothing is out of place.  Check that tire pressure. Before fire season is here, you will want to make sure that your tires are in proper condition and overall road-worthy. Driving on an exposed wheel can lead to sparks flying.  If you ... read more

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Five Ways To Get Your Family Vehicle Ready For School

Five Ways To Get Your Family Vehicle Ready For School

Can you believe it’s August already? Where did the time go? Now that we’re here, it’s time to start preparing for the back-to-school season. Got backpacks, pencils, pens, and paper?  Check! Got your laptops and tablets ready?  Check! Is your family vehicle fully serviced and all set for the first day of school?  Maybe? How about the vehicle your teenager drives?  Is it ready to transport your student safely to school and back?  Maybe? We know Summer is the time when most of us go out and play. As we approach the final days of Summer (last minute road trip, anyone?) it’s time to make sure your family vehicle is equally ready for back-to-school. Here are five ways to get your vehicles ready for the school year: Check your brakes. Without properly working brakes, your chances of a traffic accident rise exponentially. Just to be sure, bring your vehicle into Placentia Super Service for brake inspection and service. Install Bluetooth ... read more

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What’s The Big Deal Behind Your Car’s A/C Refrigerant?

What’s The Big Deal Behind Your Car’s A/C Refrigerant?

Do you know there’s a new automotive air conditioning refrigerant called R1234yf? It’s a newer refrigerant that is more environmentally-friendly, and you’ll find it in the newer car models made after 2014. But what is R1234yf, and why is it such a big deal? According to AutoExpert TV in Australia, the history of automotive A/C refrigerant is as follows:   “In the olden days they used freon-12 which was awesome as a refrigerant but might as well have been Sarin gas as far as the ozone layer was concerned. It was also a pretty good propellant for aerosol cans. Developed countries basically ditched Freon-12 in 1996, and developing countries boned it in 2010. The refrigerant in your car right now is probably the r134a that’s been in common use for about 20 years. It’s about the same as Freon 12 as a refrigerant, but its effect on the ozone layer is insignificant. It doesn’t burn in most environments, either, and it’s non-toxic. But i ... read more

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