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Top Family-Friendly Audio Books for Your Next Drive

Top Family-Friendly Audio Books for Your Next Drive

Greetings from Walt's Auto Service in this cheerful April weather! As daylight extends and the temperature climbs, it's an ideal time to start mapping out those exciting family road trips. Yet, going on such adventures with kids comes with its own unique set of difficulties - particularly, keeping everyone engaged while driving continuously. That is why we have put together a handbook for you that assists you in finding just the right audiobooks and streaming apps for your family experience. Our blog will introduce you to these enchanting tales that transform every car ride into an amazing journey; furthermore, we'll give recommendations on how to access them online easily - be it through paying fees or signing up free-of-cost via local libraries' resources. How to Access Thanks to numerous apps and library services, finding audiobooks for your upcoming family road trip has become effortless. These resources provide a vast range of audio stories that cater to all tast ... read more

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Surviving the Student Highway: Navigating Car Payments and Maintenance on a Budget

Surviving the Student Highway: Navigating Car Payments and Maintenance on a Budget

Even though your time as a student is filled with textbooks and lecture notes, you should still pay attention to the importance of managing your car payments and maintenance effectively. Financial and mechanical strains can significantly impact your vehicle's performance, safety, and longevity. At Walt's Auto Service, we recognize the significance of addressing these concerns and are committed to helping you maintain your vehicle on a student budget. Our experienced technicians are ready to guide you with comprehensive strategies, from understanding your car loan and insurance payments to planning routine maintenance and repairs for optimal functionality. Taking proactive steps in managing your finances and car upkeep can ensure a smooth and stress-free ownership experience throughout your student life. Adequate budgeting and quick response to mechanical issues can help your vehicle remain safe, efficient, and reliable, even under the pressures of college life. Follow our essen ... read more

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Prevent a Meltdown: 5 Essential Steps to Take When Your Car Overheats - A Guide by Walt's Auto Service

Prevent a Meltdown: 5 Essential Steps to Take When Your Car Overheats - A Guide by Walt's Auto Service

Heat can tend to intensify the strain on your vehicle, threatening its performance, safety, and lifespan. At Walt's Auto Service, we understand the importance of tackling overheating issues and are dedicated to helping you maintain your car's cooling system in peak condition. Our experienced technicians are ready to assist you with comprehensive checks and services, ranging from inspecting the coolant levels to evaluating the radiator and water pump for proper functioning. By taking proactive steps against overheating, you can ensure a smooth and worry-free driving experience throughout the sizzling summer. Adequate maintenance and quick response to overheating can help your vehicle remain safe, efficient, and reliable, even under the intense summer heat. Follow our essential tips on what to do when your car overheats to navigate your summer journeys confidently. And remember, regular maintenance and inspections at Walt's Auto Service are crucial for detecting potential iss ... read more

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Summer Car Care: Prepare Your Vehicle for the Sunny Season with Walt's Auto Service

Summer Car Care: Prepare Your Vehicle for the Sunny Season with Walt's Auto Service

Preparing your car for the summer month is essential as the weather warms up and the summer season approaches. After all, extreme heat can take a toll on your vehicle and compromise its performance, safety, and longevity. At Walt's Auto Service, we recognize the importance of summer car care and are committed to helping you keep your car in top condition. Our expert technicians can assist you with your car maintenance needs, from checking the air conditioning system to inspecting the tires and fluids. By caring for your car, you can enjoy a hassle-free driving experience throughout the sunny season. Proper maintenance ensures your vehicle stays safe, comfortable, and reliable no matter how hot it gets outside. So, follow our essential summer car care tips to make the most of your summer driving adventures. And don't forget to bring your car into Walt's Auto Service for regular maintenance and inspections   Check Your Air Conditioning System Your car's air condit ... read more

Spruce Up Your Ride: 5 Ingenious Spring Cleaning Hacks for a Spotless Car

Spruce Up Your Ride: 5 Ingenious Spring Cleaning Hacks for a Spotless Car

Welcome the Season with a Gleaming Vehicle and Fresh Fragrance Spring is the season of renewal, and what better way to refresh and rejuvenate than by giving your car a good spring cleaning? A thorough spring cleaning improves your car's appearance and can help maintain its health and longevity. Summer is a popular time for outdoor activities here in Torrance, CA, such as hiking, biking, and visiting the local beaches. Overall, summer in Torrance is a great time to enjoy the beautiful weather and outdoor activities that Southern California offers, which means it's a good time to give your car some extra TLC before a summer full of adventure. This blog will explore some of the best spring cleaning hacks for your car, from cleaning the vents to removing pet hair. We'll also discuss the importance of car cleaning and how it can benefit you and your vehicle.   How do you make a car clean and happy? You give it a "spa" day! And that's precisely why we'r ... read more

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Summertime car maintenance tips

Summertime car maintenance tips

  Summertime is here, and so is the heat. At Walt’s Auto Service, we care about you and your car, which is why we want to share summertime auto maintenance tips, so check out what you can do to extend the life of your vehicle.   Inspect the AC AC and summertime in California are synonymous. When the summertime heat hits, we want our AC system working without a struggle, so testing it is an important step in keeping ahead of the curve.  When you turn on your ac and have hot air blowing, it could mean that you need a Freon charge. This is the refrigerant your system is pressurized with. Topping off your system can be the boost you need; however, there could also be something else going on with your AC system that one of our trusty ASE-certified auto mechanics can diagnose and repair.   Check your tires' air pressure  After a long winter, wintertime wear and tear is likely on your tires. Be sure to check your air pressure and check for signs of i ... read more

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Highlighting The Heartshield Project

Highlighting The Heartshield Project

  How many people in your inner circle know CPR? Do you know? It’s been researched and discovered that, sadly, 70 percent of Americans feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency. This feeling of helplessness is due to improper training or a complete lack of it. This alarming statistic hit’s very close to home- “because home is where 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur.” - CPR.BLOG. Our team at Walt’s Auto Service wants to highlight an event dedicated to changing this significant and deadly statistic for the better. Our shop and crew are close to this organization because its founder is one of our employees’ sons, which we will get to later. Introducing the Heartshield Project. “The Heartshield Project is a non-profit organization with a mission to save lives through education about Sudden Cardiac Arrest, SCA, its risk factors ... read more

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Summer Road Trips For You And Friends

Summer Road Trips For You And Friends

  It's finally June, and our team wishes you and your family a wonderful sunny month. We wanted to change things up for this month's blog and tap into our adventure side with a blog focused on fun summer road trips you can take! In the mood for a quick drive or a weekend getaway? The excellent team at Walt's Auto Service has you covered with scenic plans & a vehicle that is fully prepared to get you to all your summer destinations safely. Topanga State Park Keeping it under two hours north of our shop located in the cliffs and canyons of the Santa Monica Mountains lies Topanga State Park. This exquisite landscape features over 35 miles of trails through open grassland, large live oaks, and spectacular views of the wondrous Pacific Ocean. Being located entirely within the Los Angeles city limits, Topanga State Park is considered the world's largest wildland within the boundaries of a major city. Here you can find great hikes and mountain biking trails for miles ... read more

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Pet Safety And The Dog Days of August

Pet Safety And The Dog Days of August

  Anyone who is a dog owner knows just how important your furry friend is and that they are a member of your family. This means your beloved pet will most likely travel with you in your vehicle at some point in its life, whether it be to the vet, the dog park, or a friend's house. We, at Walt's Auto Service are animal lovers too, and we want to discuss the dangers when a pet is left inside your parked vehicle.    Did you know that thousands of pets are injured or die each year due to auto accidents? According to Pet Pro Supply Company ", 84% of dog owners traveling with their dogs are not restraining them. Only 16% of people who transport their dogs use proper safety restraints & 60% of dog owners have driven while distracted by their pets as passengers." We take many risks when traveling with our animals & the dangers that we open up to them if we leave th ... read more

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Do You Have a New Driver? Preparing Yourself & Your Teen for Their First Car

Do You Have a New Driver? Preparing Yourself & Your Teen for Their First Car

    What a milestone it is in life to learn how to drive for the first time! Do you recall your parents taking me to a local church parking lot (large and empty) and getting behind the wheel for the first time? While it is a joy and a newfound sense of freedom to have a vehicle for the first time, it's also a huge responsibility. Once the driving test is passed (hopefully the first time), it seems all the teen wants and thinks about is "my first car." If you decide the timing is right to purchase a vehicle, it's your job to make sure you are a prepared parent and teacher and your new driver is feeling confident behind the wheel. At Walt's Auto Service, we wanted to put together a small guide to help ease this huge transition!    Double Checking Safety: If you purchase a used or brand new car for your new driver, ensure by bringing the vehicle into Walt’s Auto Service for a Pre-Purchase Inspection that, at the very least, the first car ... read more

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