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Smog Checks and Climate Change: How One Helps The Other

Smog Checks and Climate Change: How One Helps The Other

  Vehicles produce a large amount of CO2 into the environment. Smog checks are the solution to this environmental problem. When you bring your vehicle in Orinda Motors for a smog check, we are ensuring your vehicle’s emissions are well-within state and federal guidelines.   California basically has a love affair with cars. Out of California’s 34 million residents, 25 million of them own a vehicle. That is one car for every adult over the age of 18. As a result, a ton of emissions are emitted into the environment. These emissions form into smog. Smog, unfortunately, is associated with several health problems and global warming. So, California was faced with a major problem. How do we minimize this smog, without limiting how much an individual can drive, or many cars they can own? The answer was smog checks. A smog check is designed to make sure your vehicle is not emitting excessive emissions into the environment, which ultimately, reduces the overall smog in C ... read more

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Eleven Interesting Things About Our Tire Center

Eleven Interesting Things About Our Tire Center

How much do you know about tires? Do you feel pretty savvy, or do you leave it up to the experts to tell you what kind of tires your vehicle needs? Whatever your perspective on tires, the team at Express Oil Change & Tire Center are very knowledgeable about tires.   For many of our customers, tires are still a mystery. Most of them can recognize tire basics, such as a flat tire, a tire with worn tread, and a wobbly tire, but did you know these eleven things about our Tire Center?   We have a full service tire center located in the same place as our oil change and auto repair facilities.   We have 200 individual tires that will fit most vehicles. Special tires can often be ordered the same day or at least within one or two.   We can fill the tires with nitrogen to help fuel economy and extend the life of the tires.   We work on run flats, do tire repair when possible, and you don’t need an appointment.  However, you can make an appointmen ... read more

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Celebrating 14 Years of Diamond Certified Quality

Celebrating 14 Years of Diamond Certified Quality

Orinda Motors is thrilled to be a Diamond Certified auto repair company for fourteen years!  Wow! For those of you unfamiliar with the Diamond Certified ranking process, we like to think of them as the pioneering organization that measured a company against customer reviews, which would later create a pathway for review platforms like Yelp and DemandForce.   Here is a brief description from the Diamond Certified website:   “If you want quality, you’ll have confidence in choosing a Diamond Certified company. Our ratings process of local companies is the most accurate in the Bay Area. Only those rated Highest in Quality in customer satisfaction earn Diamond Certified. Most companies can't qualify.”   “Every Diamond Certified company must continue to deliver on its promises to you, the consumer. That ... 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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Orinda Motors / Express Oil Change & Tire Center Celebrates National Tire Safety Week, May 24 - 30, 2015

Orinda, CA:  National Tire Safety Week is coming up, May 24 - 30, 2015. This is an annual event sponsored by the Rubber Manufacturer’s Association to improve safety out on the road. Here are some helpful safety tips offered by the RMA:   Check your tires with a penny to see if the tire tread is thick enough. If the tire tread does not cover Lincoln’s head, it’s time to replace your tires. Not only can the proper tire pressure save you money on gas, but tire pressure maintenance can extend tire life. To make certain your tire pressure is correct, check your Owner’s  Manual for the optimal air pressure range. You could be flushing money down the drain by under inflating your tires, making them wear out faster. Again, check your Owner's’ Manual for the recommended air pressure. There are several benefits to using nitrogen for tire inflation, which include increased fuel economy, longer tire life, and increased safety.   To celebr ... read more

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Servicing A Vehicle While Under Warranty

Servicing A Vehicle While Under Warranty

So, you bought a new car. Congratulations! Whether it’s a brand new car or a “new” used car, chances are good that it comes with a factory warranty. Factory warranties are great because if you have any trouble with your vehicle, you can take it to the dealership and, depending on what the issue is, they will fix it at no cost to you. However, there are various items not covered by your vehicle’s factory warranty, such as wear and maintenance items like these: Tires Oil Change Filters Fluids Brake Linings, Rotors, and Drums Clutch Linings Belts Hoses Wiper Blades So, if your vehicle needs an oil change and you know they won’t do it for free at the dealership, what are your options? Well, you can always take it to Orinda Motors or a similar, highly-rated auto repair facility. For non-warranty items, there is no problem in taking your vehicle to an independent dealership alternative like us. However, what happens if you take your warranteed vehicle in for minor or major service ... read more

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