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How To Detail Your Car (Simple Tips!)

How To Detail Your Car (Simple Tips!)

Photo by Mason Jones on Unsplash It’s 2023, and it’s time to take care of your car inside and out! Detailing your vehicle is a great way to do it! Maybe you started your car care journey last year and are looking to step it up.   Like all things, you should begin this process with ease and patience. Below, I list some of my favorite car detailing tips that anyone can do. Sure, you can get into the more in-depth cleaning later–for now, you can focus on this totally doable list! Use Microfiber Cloths Microfiber cloths are going to be your car's best friend.   The first thing you should do when cleaning your car is to use a microfiber cloth. Microfiber cloths are great for cleaning your car because they absorb more dirt than regular towels, which means you can clean with less effort and fewer chemicals. They're also perfect for detailing beca ... read more

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Reflections and Planning For The Next Year As A Driver

Reflections and Planning For The Next Year As A Driver

Photo by Cristian Escobar on Unsplash Reflections and Planning For The Next Year As A Driver A lot of us have similar New Year's Resolutions. We may be trying to cut back on sugar or find more time to walk outside. These are terrific goals sure to bring us better health and happiness in 2023….but have you thought about some goals for your vehicle?    It may not be as glamorous or exciting as your health or financial goals, but they all go hand in hand. Being safe in your vehicle is a health and safety issue, and your financial goals need your car to keep running how it should. Below, I list five possible New Years' Goals you can add to your list to support your car's health! Maintaining your vehicle more frequently. New Year's resolutions are about setting and improving your life goals. And if you're a driver, there's one thing that can make ... read more

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When Was The Last Time Your Vehicle Had An Inspection?

When Was The Last Time Your Vehicle Had An Inspection?

When Was The Last Time Your Vehicle Had An Inspection? Photo by pixel6propix on Unsplash   We all spend a decent amount of time in our cars, especially this time of year. With back-to-school shopping, those last summer road trips, and our weekly errands, it’s important that your vehicle has been appropriately maintained and is safe to drive. That's where vehicle inspections come in: they’re essential to keeping your car on the road for as long as possible. In California, drivers need a new inspection every two years.  So how often should you get an inspection? In California, most drivers must take their vehicle for an inspection every two years. However, there’s a caveat to this. Especially if you’re stackin ... read more

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Honoring The Fallen For America’s Independence

Honoring The Fallen For America’s Independence

Honoring The Fallen For America’s Independence Photo by Cara Grobbelaar on Unsplash This Monday, we as a nation come together to celebrate Independence Day. In Campbell and beyond, there are dozens of events to celebrate America's fallen heroes and express our gratitude to those who have served or are currently serving. Here at Autotrend Auto Repair, we intend to spend some of this week honoring the fallen in gratitude for America’s Independence. Creative Ways to Honor the Fallen This Fourth of July  While most want to honor the holiday in s ... read more

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How To Prepare For The Summer Heat!

How To Prepare For The Summer Heat!

Photo by Mateo Giraud on Unsplash How To Prepare For The Summer Heat! The sun is out, and summer is in the air. People love making fun plans for the summer, like vacations, road trips, and beach trips. What some people forget about is if their car is ready for the changes summer causes for vehicles.   The summer heat can cause your car some unexpected hiccups. We want to help you have the best summer and a safe vehicle with some great tips and tricks from experts in preventative car maintenance. Our Summer Tips For Your Car   1.  Top off engine oil and other fluids: Your car has many fluids that help it run smoothly and efficiently. Unfortunately, the summer heat may cause those fluids to run out faster than usual. We recommend that you check that your car's engine oil, transmission, coolant, brake, and power steering fluids are at the correct level for opti ... read more

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What To Know When Buying A New Car

What To Know When Buying A New Car

Photo by Lorenzo Hamers on Unsplash  What To Know When Buying A New Car  When we are in the market for a new car, it might feel a bit overwhelming. These overwhelming feelings might be because there are hundreds of vehicles in the market to choose from. Additionally, the financial decision to buy a new car can be very nerve-racking for most.   Although buying a new car can seem like an overwhelming endeavor, it is also a very exciting thing. We want to make the process easier by giving you some helpful tips to keep in mind before you make that big decision.  Our Tips for Buying a New Car Test drive multiple cars: There are a lot of great cars out there. If you have your mindset on a car and did the research, you might still find that you don't like how it drives. Test-driving multiple vehicles gives you the proper perspective to realize if the car you te ... read more

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How Can You Be Of Service To Your Car This Year?

How Can You Be Of Service To Your Car This Year?

Photo by why kei on Unsplash   The new year just began, and if you have a car, you might be wondering to yourself, "How will I make my car last a whole other year?" Luckily, your vehicle is much like a home. It is an asset that, with proper care, can last you for years and years.    You wouldn't want a house that's falling apart, so why would you want your car to have similar issues? Here are five of the best ways to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape for the rest of the year!    Avoid eating inside. What happens when you don't regularly pick up spills or accidents in your home? You can start getting bugs or even rodents, and no one wants that. Similarly, your car requires you to immed ... read more

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Avoiding the Grinch and becoming the Grinch

Avoiding the Grinch and becoming the Grinch

Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash   We are all familiar with the Grinch. This eccentric, misanthropic character, spurred from the imagination of Dr Seuss, whose only goal is to ruin the fun for everybody else (especially for Christmas). Unfortunately, nowadays it seems that the grinch mindset is becoming more fact than fiction, especially on the road.   Look, nobody wants to ruin the holidays for their loved ones or the people around them. Almost nobody wants to inherently speed or crash somebody else’s car, but bad emotional management can lead to such occurrences happening. In this article, we’ll explore some of the methods you can use ... read more

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Looking Within For The Helpers

Looking Within For The Helpers

Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash   Although Mister Rogers passed away 18 years ago, the legacy of the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood will probably echo through the ages, even after our families and we are gone.    One of Fred Rogers’ most iconic lines was about how when there’s chaos lurking around, we shouldn’t focus on complaining and despair but rather “look for the helpers.” We believe this wisdom not only applies to children but also to fully grown adults. And it’s even more critical now, with numerous crises all around us.     That is also why we think Mister Rogers was such a popular figure during his time. His show was one of the first to touch on the compl ... read more

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Things That Go Bump in Your Car

Things That Go Bump in Your Car

Photo by Sam Jotham Sutharson on Unsplash   It can be pretty spooky to hear an unfamiliar noise when driving alone. Some folks turn up their music and tune out the noise because they know that noise indicates they must now spend money they had earmarked for something else. But that’s the worst thing you can do.   Ignoring a strange noise in your car can cause a small, easily repairable problem in your vehicle to escalate into a system-wide breakdown. It’s best to be on your toes and bring your car to a mechanic when you don’t understand the noise you are hearing. Drivers also overlook noises as just a normal part of any driving experience; however, you have to look out for a couple of them if you want to ... read more

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