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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Do Your Tires Pass The Safety Test?

Tires are often neglected and overlooked by the people who drive on them every day. A daily visual inspection is ideal to make sure the tires are in good shape. But in today’s busy world, most people don’t pay that close attention to their tires until the following happens:   The car sensors detect that tire pressure is low. The driver “feels” something going on with the tires or how the car is not driving smoothly. The steering wheel pulls to the left or the right. A loud pop or explosion is heard while driving (Not good!). Another driver is desperately trying to get your attention and point out that your tires are dangerously low.   So the question is:  Do your tires pass the safety test?   First, let’s establish what is “safe”. Safety can mean several things, such as:   Safe level of tire tread: You have more that 2/32 of an inch of tread depth remaining. This means your probably don’t need new tires ... read more

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Automotive Maintenance Beyond the Oil Change

I have noticed that different drivers have different ideas about what “car maintenance” really means. It is indeed very important to change your engine oil regularly. This is a good reason while your engine will last longer and overall be more reliable. A large percentage of owners understand this and make a point to make the oil change ritual a priority. Others struggle with this concept. Failing to change your oil regularly will cost you more in the long run. Others struggle with the concept of maintenance beyond the standard oil change. Many folks consider an oil change as taking care of the car's maintenance, but it is not true. Let's start with the definition of maintenance: “The process of maintaining or preserving someone or something, or the state of being maintained.” There is a process when it comes automotive maintenance, and it starts with the owners manual in your glove box. The manufacturer of your vehicle has recommendations for the up-ke ... read more

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Why You Should Choose Orinda Auto Rentals For Affordable Car Rental

When traveling to the Bay Area, many people who don’t have a car will either use Uber, taxi service or rent a car. Uber and taxi services are great, if you only need a short ride to and from the airport, for example. However, Uber and taxi rides can get pricey if you need frequent rides. Fortunately, Orinda Auto Rentals has the solution for anyone visiting the Lamorinda area.   First, let’s start by looking at the top five reasons to rent a car:   You are a visitor to the Bay Area who flew in, and you want the freedom of movement that goes along with having your own car. You are moving furniture or large cargo that will not fit into your own small vehicle, so you rent a truck or van. You want to transport a group of people in one vehicle, like a van, so you can all travel together and only require one parking space. You want to take your sweetheart on a date or a weekend getaway in a nice car, like a convertible. Your vehicle is currently in the auto repai ... read more

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