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Tech Tip Tuesday

Tech Tip Tuesday

Tech Tip Tuesday This simple tip can save you from having a accident and costing your thousands in costly body damage repairs $$$$$. Tire pressure is important for a number of reasons but today I am going to focus on just one. Take a look at the photo of how tire inflation effects how much of your actual tire is touching the ground. The more tire tread that is touching the ground the more traction you will have. We need all the traction we can get when it starts raining like it did last night. What is the proper tire pressure for my car? On most newer cars the tire pressure is posted on a sticker in the drivers door jam. Just open the drivers door and look for a sticker that says tire pressure. The sticker could be on the door itself or the body side of the door jam. Your owners Manuel will also have the correct tire pressure for your vehicle. On older vehicle a general rule is 32 - 34 psi of air pressure ... read more

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Seeing Green

Seeing Green

We are seeing Green at Leo & Son Garage in Bellflower California. We just replaced the grass in the front of our facility with artificial turf, no more watering no more mowing just year round beauty. We have had replacing the grass on our to do list for some time now. Now it's done we love it. This grass should be virtually maintenance free, especially if dogowners clean up after their pets (fingers crossed). The days of loud mowers waking up our neighbors are gone. The days of over watering or under watering are gone. The cost of Water fertilizer and lawn mowing are gone for good. At leo and Son Garage we are always looking forbetter and more efficient ways of working on our customers cars and trucks day in and day out. Doing a better job is a ongoing battle to keep up with training , and having excellent staff to make the process work easy. My job as a manager is to make sure all the pieces work together and that includes the appearance of our facility. I h ... read more

Cool off now, pay later!!

Cool off now, pay later!!

Where has the year gone? The kids are almost out of school and summer is just around the corner. Summer always seems like it should be time to rest, but is it? If you have kids you arerunning around more in the summer than you do than you do the rest of the year. Keeping the kids entertained is hard work. ​ This summer I have big plans for my oldest child, he is currently 15 and I found him his first car, the only problem is that it needs a engine. I want my son to know the value of a vehicle so we are going to replace the engine together in my spare time. I feel it will be a great learningexperience for him to do his own car repairs. At least that is the plan, he has no plans to follow his great grandfather, his grandfather and Dad in the family business of auto repair. My son is not necessary a hands on time of person...wish me luck. Summer is coming weather you are ready or not, How is the air conditioning in you vehicle? Is it time for some maintenanceto make it though the summer ... read more

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Meet Our Team: David

Meet Our Team: David

David PenadoLube TechWhat is your favorite part about working for Leo & Son Garage? -There's always something new going on. There's always a new challenge, always something new to learn. It keeps the day moving and makes every day interesting. What are the top 3 highlights of your life so far? -First would definitely be my college graduation. I graduated from CSUN with a degree in Health Administration. The second would be seeing my mother reunite with her mother after being apart for almost 40 years. My mom hadn't seen my grandma since she left El Salvador. The third highlight would have to be seeing a really good friend of mine graduate from high school. He stayed with my family after his family was struggling with some issues so it was a big deal that he finished high school. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you g ... read more

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Meet Our Team: Jessie

Meet Our Team: Jessie

JessieTell us about yourself and your role here at Leo & Son Garage. My name is Jessie. I'm "tech Jessie" here since there's another Jesse. I'm a graduate of UTI and I'm a lube tech here at Leo & Son Garage. People would be surprised if they knew what about you? That I have season tickets to the 49ers and I go up to San Francisco once a month to watch them. Where is your favorite place to eat? I love street tacos. So it's not really an actual place. Anywhere I could find street tacos is my favorite place to eat. What's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten? I ate snake at my uncles house in Mexico. I didn't like it. What would you like to be famous for? I actually wouldn't want to be famous. I wouldn't want people looking at me or have cameras following me everywhere. How many hours do you work a week ... read more

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Meet Our Team: Jesse Vazquez

Meet Our Team: Jesse Vazquez

2017 is bringing a lot of changes to Leo & Son Garage. Many of our long time customers have seen that we have some new faces around the shop. We want you all to get to know us as more than just the people who service your vehicle. Every week we will highlight one of the members of our team so you know the faces behind the quality work that we do. This week we'll be shining the spotlight on Jesse Vazquez, our newest Service Advisor. Jesse joined the team in October 2016 and he has over 20 years of experience as a Service Advisor. We're lucky to have him on board, read below to learn more about him! Jesse VazquezBefore working at Leo & Son, what was the most unusual or interesting job you've ever had? -Working the graveyard shift cleaning city buses when I was in high school. It wasn't a good job but I had to work if I wanted to eat. Do you have a nickname? -Actually, Jesse is a nickname. My real name is Je ... read more

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New Year Resolutions

New Year Resolutions

2016 is coming to an end. With a new year approaching fast it's time to think about what we'd like to accomplish in 2017. While we're all making resolutions to eat better, get organized or exercise more, here at Leo & Son we want to help you resolve to be a better car owner. It's easy for all of us to overlook some of the responsibilities of being a car owner, and this usually leaves us with a large repair bill. Here's a list of resolutions that will help you become a better car owner. Schedule check ups for your vehicle Just like we go to the doctor to check on ourselves, taking our car to the mechanic for a maintenance inspection will help us catch any issues before they become a bigger problem. At Leo & Son we provide a free maintenance inspection and we give you a full report on the condition of your vehicle. Schedule an appointment to check to see that your vehicle is healthy. Keep up with fluid exchanges Checking y ... read more

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Heti They Yeti Part 3

Heti They Yeti Part 3

In part 1 Heti arrived in Bellflower and met Dave on her quest for holiday spaghetti In part 2 when we last left off, Heti met Eddie and Betty in Leo’s clubhouse looking for amazing holiday spaghetti Will Heti ever find her Holiday Spaghetti!? Heti went everywhere asking everyone where she could get some …..delicious…..spaghetti….for a little yeti named Heti. Nobody knew where to find holiday spaghetti but she did meet some amazing new friends. Everyone was so nice and wanted to help a little yeti named Heti, but nobody had any holiday spaghetti. Heti with her head hung low walked back to say her goodbyes to Dave. Heti walk into the office and saw a new face. Maybe this new person knows where I can find some holiday spaghetti. Heti waited patiently for the woman to get off the phone to ask if she knew where to get some amazing holiday spaghetti. As Heti waited, she noticed on the woman’s arms some strange markings that made Heti smile. The woman fin ... read more

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Holiday Story

Heti The Yeti Part 2

Heti The Yeti Part 2

Part 2 of Heti the yeti’s quest for Holiday Spaghetti When we last left off in part 1 Heti arrived in the friendly city of Bellflower and met Dave on her search for Holiday Spaghetti. Heti lumbered into the lounge and asked everyone she saw, “Do you know where I can get some amazing holiday spaghetti?” The customers gave her the strangest looks, they had never seen a yeti before, much less a yeti looking for holiday spaghetti. Heti walked into an area called Leo’s Clubhouse and found a little boy and girl drawing and having fun. Heti with a big smile said, “Hi, I’m Heti and I’m looking for holiday spaghetti.” The little boy said, “Hi Heti! My name is Eddie and I don't have any holiday spaghetti, maybe my sister Betty has some spaghetti for you, Heti.” Betty with a puzzled look said, “I have never heard of holiday spaghetti. But why don't you try some of my holiday stew?” Heti look ... read more

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Heti the Yeti Part 1

Heti the Yeti Part 1

Our story begins on a chilly winter's day in the friendly city of Bellflower, if you call 90 degrees chilly. On this day, our lives are changed forever when we meet our new friend Heti the Yeti.​Hetiwas a little yeti who came to Bellflower to look for holiday spaghetti. Why Bellflower you may ask.Hetiheard from her hero Henry that Bellflower locals loved yetis. Henry said “Bellflower wasthe friendliest city” and she set out to see if this was true.The journey was long andall Heticould think about was her mom's delicious holiday spaghetti.Hetiwas hiking down the highway when she came across Leo & Son Garage and decided to stop in. Hetiwent inside Leo & Son Garage to ask if they had some delicious holiday spaghetti.Once she stepped inside Hetimet Dave and asked, “Do you sell holiday spaghetti?” Dave with a quizzical look said, “Holiday spaghetti? We don&rsq ... read more

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