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Yearly Archives: 2020

Games to Keep Your Little Ones Occupied During Shelter-in-place

Games to Keep Your Little Ones Occupied During Shelter-in-place

  We are living in an unprecedented time, and for many of us, we are spending an ample amount of time indoors with our family. If you are struggling to find ways to keep your little ones occupied during shelter-in-place, the team at Orinda Motors is here to help with some fun and family-friend activities and games that the whole family can enjoy:    Watch zoo and aquarium live cams -- even though many of these zoos are closed down, you can still experience the wonders, albeit digitally and through a live cam: San Diego Zoo & Safari Park Live Cams, Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Web Cams, and Aquarium of the Pacific.   Grow a garden -- now is the perfect time to let your little one dig in the dirt and enjoy the process of growing a garde ... read more

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Ongoing Specials at Orinda Motors

Ongoing Specials at Orinda Motors

At Orinda Motors, we are so grateful for our clients throughout Orinda and the surrounding communities, which is one of the reasons why we offer specials. We also recognize that you are sticking to a budget, and sometimes that can be a challenge, especially when unexpected auto repair is thrown into the mix. The team at Orinda Motors is here to ensure your experience with us is as positive as possible.  We encourage you to inquire about our specials. We are happy to answer any questions you may have, whether they are about our specials or anything else. We are here to be your trusted source for auto repair. Here are some of the ongoing specials at Orinda Motors: FREE Check Engine Light Scan! Is your warning light on? If it is, there may be a problem. Bring your vehicle to us for a FREE trouble code report. If further diagnostics are needed, additional charges will apply. Not valid with other offers or specials. Coupon must be presented in advance. Offers not valid on vehicles re ... read more

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Our Favorite Spring Break Spots in California

Our Favorite Spring Break Spots in California

With spring break just around the corner, it is the perfect time to start planning your spring break vacation. Fortunately, California is home to many beautiful spring break destinations within driving distance. In fact, for many of these destinations, you can treat the drive there as part of the vacation. It is always nice to spend quality time with your family out on the open road.    We are fortunate to live in such a beautiful state with so many places to visit. It can be hard to figure out where to go. Here are our favorite spring break spots in California:  Palm SpringsMonterey & Santa Cruz   San Diego  Disne ... read more

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5 Auto Repair-related Red Flags You Should Not Ignore

5 Auto Repair-related Red Flags You Should Not Ignore

Sometimes, your vehicle will give you warning signs. When your vehicle tries to tell you something, it is best to pay attention. At first, it can be a struggle to figure out what your vehicle is saying -- it is a completely foreign language! Fortunately, the team at Orinda Motors can act as your interpreter. Here are 5 auto repair-related red flags you should not ignore:  If your car’s temperature gauge has a constant and slow fluctuation after warming-up, this may be an indication that air is getting into your engine’s cooling system. Your temperature gauge should only ebb and flow after a few minutes of driving. Temperatures gauge can accurately report your coolant temperature, but they can not read air temperature.  If you notice your headlights flickering at night, it may mean that your headlights are about to go dark, caused by a broken or loose headlamp mount. If the flickering occurs when you are driving on a bumpy road, it could mean that you have a brok ... read more

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New Year’s Resolution -- Eliminate Driver Distractions

New Year’s Resolution -- Eliminate Driver Distractions

Happy New Year’s from the team at Orinda Motors! We wish you and your vehicle a safe, happy, and healthy New Year’s! To make sure 2020 and the next decade is as safe as can be, we think an appropriate New Year’s resolution would be to eliminate driver distractions. We are here to help make sure this resolution comes to fruition. Your vehicle and other drivers on the road will thank you!  Here are some easy ways you can eliminate driver distractions:  Out of sight, out of mind! Put your phone away, and use it only for emergencies. No, an emergency does not include changing the song or texting your friend back. If you need to use your phone for an emergency, pull over.  If you are feeling drowsy, don’t hesitate to pull over and take a break. If you drive drowsy, you are four times more likely to get into a crash. Thirty-seven percent of all crashes are caused by drowsy driving.  Try to limit the number of passengers in your vehicle, if poss ... read more

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