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Using your ABS (Anti-Lock Brakes) in the Pouring Rain

Anti-Lock Brake systems were introduced to assist drivers in maintaining control of their vehicle during emergency braking in all weather conditions. Especially in rain, snow, ice and slick conditions. Simply stated, The ABS computer senses when a wheel locks up  when applying the brake pedal and electronically compensates for it by equalizing the brake pressure to all the wheels, thereby  avoiding a skidding and out of control vehicle. If you've never experienced the ABS engaging, the brake pedal will pulsate, the brakes will make unfamiliar and sometimes strange growling noises, but not to fear, the system is doing what it's designed to do. 

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AutoAid Will Pay for your UBER ride during the Super Bowl...

 AutoAid Will Pay for your UBER ride during the Super Bowl...

With all the festivities that include drinking, eating and cheering for your favorite Super Bowl team, be it the Patriots or Falcons, driving your own car to or from the party may be hazardous to your joy factor and not to mention Health. AutoAid will pay for your UBER ride up to the first 5 miles anywhere in the San Fernando Valley between the hours of 3 Pm and 9 PM Sunday, February 5, 2017. Submit your receipt after you arrive safely to: [email protected]. Be Safe and have Fun

Hydroplaning caused this accident. My wife Survived.

Hydroplaning caused this accident. My wife Survived.

    Thanks to the Air Bag System in our 2007 Nissan Versa, my wife suffered minor injuries when the car Hydroplaned on the 101 near Santa Barbara during a rain storm last year. Even when driving through sitting water on the freeway with good tires and at a safe speed, hydroplaning can occur simply due to the separation and lift created by water between the tire surface and the road. Unfortunately, the car was a total loss and fortunately my wife wasn't. We loved that little car, but I love my wife more.   Take advantage of the Wet Weather offer at AutoAid which includes a free inspection of tires, brakes, wipers, lights and more to keep you safe on the road during this long overdue rainy season in Southern California

Toy Donations

Toy Donations

Toys toys and so many toys!!! Thank you to everyone that is helping us collect toys for children here in the San Fernando Valley! With donation of a new, unwrapped toy (valued at $5.00 or more) we will take $5.00 off of any service or repair between now and December 20th.  These toys will benefit the children at Spark of Love and Rescue Mission Alliance

THINK PINK MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER

THINK PINK MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER

Supporting my local Chambers of Commerce

Supporting my local Chambers of Commerce

Parents: Beware of the Risk of Teen Drivers' Car Accidents During the Summer Months

Parents: Beware of the Risk of Teen Drivers' Car Accidents During the Summer Months

Based on recent research by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, car accidents involving teenage drivers are substantially increasing during the summer due to teen distracted driving.  They call it "100 deadliest days" - the study found that on average 1,022 people died in accidents involving teenage drivers during the 100 days after Memorial Day. The main reason for such an increase is because more teenagers are driving on the roads during the summer; they are traveling with ... read more

8 Things You Should Know About Tires

8 Things You Should Know About Tires

How long should tires last? Any reputable tire retailer will have knowledgeable people behind the counter to help you when it’s time to choose new tires. They will look up your car in their database to check the wheel and tire size, then tell you what options they have in stock for your vehicle. It helps to have some knowledge before you get to that point. As part of National Tire Safety Awareness week, AskPatty recommends that you should know the type of tires you need, what you may sacrifice by buying cheaper tires, and what you get by going up the price ladder. If you’re not sure if your tires need replacing, use a penny. Tires with 2/32&Prime ... read more

How To Guides: Selling Your Used Car

How To Guides: Selling Your Used Car

Have you decided that it’s time to part ways with your beloved (or not so beloved) used car? Perhaps you are ready to get into something better or maybe you’re moving and you just can’t take it with you. Whatever your reason, there are a few things you’ll want to know as you’re getting ready to sell your car. Value and Specifics The first thing that you’ll want to know about your car is its value. To you, it might be worth a great deal, but finding someone to pay that “great deal” might not be so easy. Various websites publish objective, industry-standard valu ... read more

National Pet Month: Keep your Pet Safe While Traveling in the Car

National Pet Month: Keep your Pet Safe While Traveling in the Car

Only 10 years ago, about 19 percent of owners were bringing their furry pals along with them on road trips. Since then, that number has more than doubled, as 37 percent of owners say they take their dog in the car with them, rather than leaving him behind when they travel. According to the 2015-2016 American Pet Products Association National Pet Owners Survey, 65% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 79.7 million homes. Of those, pets, 77.8 million are dogs and 85.8 million are cats, and an increasing number of these furry companions accompany their families on in the car. As part of National ... read more