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Top 5 Reasons to Detail Your Vehicle

Orinda Auto Detail is one of the leading auto detailing services in the SF East Bay region. From Oakland to Walnut Creek, and from Alamo to Martinez, Orinda Auto Detail has developed a solid reputation for excellent detailing and great customer service.   But who typically orders auto detailing? It depends.   Some of our detailing clients want a simple and quick interior / exterior detail to clean up their car after several years of accumulated dust and food crumbs. Some of our detailing clients recently purchased brand new Teslas that are known to have “soft paint” that is environmentally friendly. These Tesla owners want to protect that paint so it looks terrific for a long time. Other detailing clients drive classic cars that have been lovingly restored and they want our detailing services to make their vehicles look car-show-ready.   Whatever your reason, here are the 5 top reasons to detail your vehicle:   Interior detailing removes bacter ... read more

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Join Orinda Motors for the July 4th Parade!

Join Orinda Motors for the July 4th Parade!

In 2015, Orinda Motors decided to do something new and special at the Orinda Fourth of July Parade. We sponsored a Grandstand at the end of the parade route, invited our customers to reserve seats in our 80-person Grandstand, and enjoyed a warm holiday together in the shade.   The feedback we received from everyone who joined us was outstanding! Our Grandstand was booked solid, but everyone shared the space with ease. There was a feeling of camaraderie. New friends were made and old friends reunited. We danced. We cheered. We all felt lucky to be in this space, watching the parade go by on this special holiday.   We love our customers and we love giving back to the community. So this year, Orinda Motors decided to do it again! Earlier this month, Orinda Motors sent out an email to all Orinda Motors and Orinda Auto Detail customers, inviting them to reserve Grandstand seats at the Orinda Fourth of July Parade. Within a short week, all 80 seats in our Grandstand were reserv ... read more

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Auto Detailing Services: Comparing Apples to Apples

Spring is here, and you know what that means….  It’s time to wash and detail your car!   Truthfully, springtime is a fine time to clean your vehicle. It’s the perfect time to get rid of that thin coat of yellow pollen, dead bugs on your windshield, and the grime accumulated from your daily commute.   However, did you know that if you Opti-Coat your vehicle, you can wash it less and still protect it better? Here’s a comparison of basic car wash services versus Opti-Coat detailing services so you can compare apples to apples.   Basic car wash found in the East Bay region: A typical basic car wash may include an interior vacuum, soft cloth wash, wheel clean, and dry. Prices range between $5 - $20.   Average time the car stays clean:  1 week   Mini Detail at Orinda Auto Detail: A mini detail includes exterior hand wash, rims cleaned, chamois dry, interior vacuum, cupholders cleaned, tires dressed.   Prices start ... read more

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Now Hiring: Orinda Auto Detail Looking For New Hires

Orinda Auto Detail is currently looking for new hires. If you or someone you know is looking for a hands-on position with a great company, here is our snapshot of a great candidate. You are a detail oriented individual that has at least 1 - 2 years experience with car washing and auto detailing. You love all types of automobiles, and you enjoy making them look clean and beautiful again. You appreciate working for a highly-respected, family-owned, team-operated company that has built a good reputation in the East Bay. You are friendly, reliable, accountable, eager to learn, and work well with others. You'll get bonus points if you have experience with coatings like Opti-Coat Pro and enjoy the idea of making cars look like they just rolled off the showroom floor. If you or someone you know is a match for Orinda Auto Detail, please send a resume to ... read more

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6 Reasons We Love Restoring Classic Cars

Orinda Motors takes pride in restoring classic cars. Heck, that’s putting it lightly. We LOVE classic cars and we are deeply passionate about restoring them. To illustrate what we mean, here are the six reasons we go bananas -- in a good way -- when a client asks us to repair, restore, or maintain their old car.   1.   We appreciate the art form. Classic cars are works of art on wheels. The lines. The curves. The magnificence of the engine. The power. The engineering. The history. Each car was beautifully crafted, albeit on an assembly line, and they have become a major part in the fabric of American culture.   Classic cars are featured in movies, on television, in video games, and in songs. From the time we were babies, we were taught that cars are a piece of art that is both practical and an asset that defines you.   2.  Working on them is like meditation. Imagine going to your favorite place in the whole wide world. Now, imagine sitting i ... read more

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Preparing Your Vehicles for Winter

Preparing Your Vehicles for Winter

  With El Nino coming, it is smart to prepare your vehicles for winter storms and road conditions. Here are some ways you can be proactive and make sure you are not involved in a preventable breakdown.   Know Your Brakes Before an Emergency. If you are driving on snow-covered or wet roads, apply firm and even pressure with the ball of your foot on the brake pedal. This will prevent you from locking the brakes and skidding out of control. Avoid Hydroplaning and Slow Down. When the roads have oil slicks or are pooled with water, your chances of hydroplaning and losing traction with the road increases. To avoid dangerous hydroplaning conditions, reduce your speed and gently tap your brakes when you need to slow down so that your tires stay connected to the road. Have a Tire Kit Handy When Driving in Snow. The Lamorinda area clearly does not have to worry about snow, but if you travel to Lake Tahoe region to go skiing, be sure to have tire chains and the appropriate tools to ... read more

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The Benefits of Opti-Coat and CQuartz Paint Coatings

Want to protect that showroom shine on your vehicle? You know, the flawless finish that helped you fall in love with your vehicle. The beautiful paint you instinctively protect by parking far away from other cars, avoiding anything that could scratch the finish. If protecting your paint is a priority, you can make your car sparkle by using professional paint sealant products like Opti-Coat or CQuartz paint coatings.   There are many benefits to using Opti-Coat and CQuartz. Both are great products, and we’ll dive into the advantages of each.   Opti-Coat:   For starters, here is a video featuring Opti-Coat Pro and Opti Guard Protection: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aidrex8ApN8   Opti-Coat is the ultimate protection for all automotive surfaces. Opti-Coat is not a wax or nano sealant that will wash away. It permanently bonds with the factory coating, protecting the surface indefinitely and will ... read more

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