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Why We Love Classic Cars

Why We Love Classic Cars

Orinda Motors has had a long love affair with classic cars, and the communities within Lamorinda know it well. From our smaller Classic Car Show that is par of the Orinda Association 4th of July Parade, to the large Orinda Annual Classic Car Show in September, Orinda Motors loves to show off the Classic Cars we service, repair, and maintain.   But what drives us?   Is it because these classic cars remind us of our younger years? Yes. Is it because they don’t make them like they used to? Yes. Is it because we love the camaraderie of the Classic Car community? Yes. Is it because our obsession over Classic Cars feeds our love for investing, art & design, nostalgia, and therapy? Yes, yes, yes, and yes!   Lucky for us, we know we are in good company.   According to Allen Pennebaker, the owner of Orinda Motors, “We have been fully engaged in the classic car service and repair business for 15 years. Orinda Motors Service Manager, John Vanek, wa ... read more

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Check Engine Light -- How Serious Is It?

Check Engine Light -- How Serious Is It?

When your Check Engine Light comes on, what should you do? Should you panic? Should you ignore it? Here’s a look at why your Check Engine Light may come on and why you need to bring your vehicle in for service soon after it becomes illuminated. When the Check Engine Light comes on and holds steady, it means there is likely a minor malfunction going on within the engine system. Fortunately, many vehicles are built with sophisticated computer sensors that are sensitive enough to alert the driver of minor issues before they become major ones. From a loose gas cap to a part that needs to be replaced, the Check Engine Light will come on if any of these issues are detected by your vehicle’s sensors.   The Check Engine Light notifies the driver of issues that need to be resolved, but how serious can the problem be? Is a steadily illuminated Check Engine Light minor or major? Honestly, it’s hard to say without looking at the diagnostics. Your vehicle is equipped with ... read more

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