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Valentine’s Day for Your Car (how to show love and appreciation for your vehicle) with Preventative Auto Maintenance.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. With so much love and appreciation in the air, what is a better time to express similar affection for your car? 

With substantial rain storms creating major flooding and hazardous conditions on our roadways and one major storm after the other keeping us on high alert, what was the unexpected has become the current norm. Keeping that in mind, your car may need a little extra tender loving care, especially if you didn’t take our recommended New Year’s resolutions for Auto Preventative Maintenance to heart. On the other hand, if you’ve made a romantic reservation this Valentine’s Day, don’t you and your date deserve to arrive in style and safety? We think so too!


Empty out your car and give it a wash

Odds are the outside of your car has been deluged with torrential rain, covered in debris bought about by these storms with sticks, leaves, and dirt, and for those drivers in more mountainous areas with snow, sand, and salt. Not to mention that frightful white film that accompanies the winter season. Take the time to wash the exterior thoroughly. Also, toss out all the rubbish and clutter that’s likely accumulated inside. 


Give it a thorough once-over

With our busy everyday life, neglecting important things like headlights and windshield wipers can become all too easy. Restore your car’s natural beauty with a thorough once-over! Beyond tending to the other items on our list, it is important to inspect your tire tread and also top off any fluids that may be low. 

Schedule your car in for wheel alignment service this Valentine’s Day! It can help extend your tire life, and this means better gas mileage, better performance, and a better overall driving experience on the roads, especially with our current weather conditions; tire care is simply a brilliant Valentine's day gift idea for you and your car! 

Let Walt’s Auto Service help fit auto maintenance into your lifestyle and financial needs. When it comes to tire balancing, tire repair, and tire rotation, proper prior preparation prevents poor performance! Your tires are like your shoes. Would you wear shoddy shoes on a date with your sweetheart? No, neither would we!

Given that we are in the middle of a very stormy season, now is a good time to also check your brakes. When you bring your vehicle into Walt’s Auto Service, you can be sure that your car will receive the best service guaranteed. We stand by our services; with many years of professional experience and providing up-to-date and excellent auto and brake service, you can trust in your car. When you bring your vehicle to Walt’s Auto Service in Torrance, CA, you get the best service for your money! Our team wants our customers to be 100% satisfied with their Auto Repairs and Maintenance - and that is why our customers keep coming back year after year.


Step it up with an exterior waxing

Once your car is spit-shined, clean, and ready for the road, there’s no better way to step it up a notch than with a shiny coat of wax. Your car will shine like a diamond and sparkle for you and your Valentine’s date. Plus, it’ll boost superior protection against the rest of the winter storms that take the shine off the exterior paint and our days.


Dressing - An extra nice touch

Each time you get in or out of your car, you’re carrying everything you’ve stepped into the world. What is the Red Carpet solution? All-weather floor mats, of course! Your car's carpets will be grateful, take our word for it, and so will your sweetheart.

With all this wet wintry weather, your vehicle may have musty smells, bacteria, and viruses floating around in and under all the nooks and crannies that are hard to reach. If you think the smell is in your carpet, it may be time to take it to a detail shop.


Treat your car to something special.

Now for some finishing touches or two, improve the interior with your favorite air freshener or Ozonator to help eliminate odors. Go ahead, and purchase that backseat organizer you’ve had your eye on for months. And while you are at it, add a suitable roadside emergency kit to keep in the trunk. Or, if you can, do all of the above! We bet you’ll feel the love the next time you hit the road and your car is fully prepared. And your passengers will be grateful for the added safety and comfort too.

Walts Auto Service is a great place to be when you need Auto Repair services with great auto mechanics you can trust. Over the years, our ethics of honesty, trust, and integrity are what make us one of the most reliable auto repair shops in Torrance and the surrounding areas of Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes, Hawthorne, Carson, Lomita, and Gardena!

We are AAA certified and proud to provide you with the best in-house and nationwide 3-year/ 36,000 - mile warranty in the South Bay area. When you need a steady hand, an eye for detail offered with straight, honest talk, bring your car into Walt’s Auto Service.

 To book an appointment or give us a call. We are located at 340 Van Ness Ave, Unit A, Torrance, CA 90501.


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