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Valentine’s Day for Your Classic Car

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so we imagine you are already planning the big day. However, we don’t want you to forget about your classic car. Let’s make sure to show your classic car some love this Valentine’s Day, and Orinda Classic Car Center is here to help give your vehicle so much needed TLC.   It doesn’t matter if your classic car or even truck needs complex engine work, authentic restoration, or auto detailing. We can handle virtually anything your vintage vehicle needs, as our team possess the experience and finesse to service your car with the precision and accuracy it needs. Just tell our team at Orinda Classic Car Center your dream for your classic car this Valentine’s Day, and we will figure out to turn your vision into reality. With us on your side, Valentine’s Day for your classic car will be a success.   At Orinda Classic Car Center, we aim to do whatever it takes to complete a project, whether that ... read more

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What Makes Orinda Motors Special and Unique?

Orinda Motors is family-owned and team-operated. We are a full-service automotive facility that offers classic car restoration, oil changes, tire center, performance tires, wheel alignments, full diagnostics, smog certification, and car rental services. Car owners in Orinda have entrusted us with their vehicles for many years. They have complete faith in our ability to provide them with exceptional customer service and high-quality workmanship. That is why we have earned the reputation as the leading auto service center in Orinda.   What exactly sets us apart from other auto repair shops and dealerships? Here are a few reasons:   Because we are a Diamond Certified company and AAA™ Approved Auto Repair Shop, we have a duty to provide our clients with skilled workmanship, state of the art technology and equipment, and high levels of professionalism. Our team is attentive to our customer’s needs. If you have a question, it will be answered promptly and honest ... read more

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Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Car Lover in Your Life

Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Car Lover in Your Life

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Do you know what you are getting for the car lover in your life? To help answer that question, we have compiled a list of the perfect gifts to get your car enthusiast:   Air Vent Cell Phone Holder: Nowadays, we use our phones for just about everything, including GPS. With a cell phone holder mounted to the car vent, you are able to easily follow the GPS directions, while keeping your eyes safely locked on the road.​ Personalized Garage Sign: If your car lover loves to spend time in the garage, then a personalized sign for their garage is absolutely perfect. Whether that says their name or even car model, it is an excellent addition to any car lover’s garage. Automatic Cordless Tire Inflator: We all know that properly fueled tires have numerous benefits, including better fuel efficiency and a smoother ride. This tire inflator is ready to go without the hassle and inconvenience of a cord. It makes taking care of your vehicl ... read more

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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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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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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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