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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 Diagnostics, 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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Weekend Getaways in California

Weekend Getaways in California

Photo by Konner Ottaway on Unsplash   Weekends in California can be truly extraordinary! If you’re looking for a weekend adventure in the Golden State, here are some of the best places to help you make the most of your rest days:   Vision Quest Ranch Safari B&B - Are you looking for a Safari experience without having to leave the U.S.? Well, today’s your lucky day! Vision Quest is a ranch in Salinas, Monterey County, that wants to provide its guests’ some real wilderness experience! Besides the incredible animals (including Zebras, Lions, Tigers, Elephants, and more!), you’ll also be minutes away from some of Monterey’s best restaur ... read more

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The Art of the Staycation

The Art of the Staycation

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash   It’s July, and we’re in our first summer where we can meet in public since COVID-19 hit the U.S. last March. It’s going to be a hectic summer for travel. Our customers are already preparing to take vacations by coming in for check-ups and fluid checks, and we’re gently preparing for more accident-related repairs to arrive in late summer.   Perhaps we haven’t all got the same idea to travel right now, though. Some may not have planned for an escape due to uncertainty or a lack of stability in the available travel options. New variants of COVID-19 have made some folks a bit timid to travel. Or maybe we’re keen to escape but can’t get relatives to agre ... read more

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