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Less Expensive More Accurate Repair

Less Expensive More Accurate Repair

If you're like me, anything past an oil change is out of my league. At least that's what I thought. I love having a car. I love the freedom it gives me, I love that it allows me to get to where I need (or want) to be. What I don't love is maintaining my car. This is most likely because I didn't really know what I needed to know. I just needed to know the basics. I needed to know how and when to maintain my car. How often should I get an oil change? How soon do I need to replace my tires and how do I know? These are all questions and concerns that I had that stopped me from wanting to deal with it. I wish my car would just go and would always just go regardless of how often I would have it serviced. Unfortunately it's just not that way. Luckily I work at an auto repairshop now and I have people who can help educate me on keeping my car going. So now I can relay that message to you. Here are a few tips on keeping your car in good shape and ensuring that you have a les ... read more

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2016 Bellflower Car Show

2016 Bellflower Car Show

This past weekend Leo & Son joined the city of Bellflower in their annual car show. We lined up with many other local vendors and businesses to admire all the classic cars in our community. This year Leo & Son joined forces with the Southern CaliforniaGolden Retriever Rescue to raise money for Golden Retrievers in need of a home. The Southern CaliforniaGolden Retriever Rescue's mission is to find loving and nurturing homes for retrievers in needregardless of conditions or circumstances. So it was a pleasure to have some of their dogs join us during the car show. It was a chance for everyone to see how kind and nurturing the dogs are and to give the dogs a chance to find a new home. The car show was a great opportunity to check out some classic diesel cars and it was also just a great time connecting with the community and getting to know some of our neighbors. People of all ages and backgrounds were out on Bellflower Blvd admiring all the details th ... read more

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IS IT HOT IN HERE OR IS IT JUST ME?

IS IT HOT IN HERE OR IS IT JUST ME?

Summer is here! It’s time to talk about your vehicle’s air conditioning. Did you know you should service your vehicle’s air conditioning at least once a year? I didn’t!! I thought as long as it was blowing cold it was working and I didn’t need to get is serviced. Wrong! Your vehicle’s air conditioning system should be serviced at least once a year even if it’s blowing cold air. The service is to ensure it keeps running correctly. The AC can fail due to no preventative maintenance being done, which would leave you spending hundreds on repairs. You can save yourself hundreds just by doing preventative maintenance. Do your pets travel with you? A dogs normal body temperature is 100.5 to 102.5 degrees. The inside of you r car can reach up to 160 degrees even with the windows cracked. This would send your pets into heat stroke. As a pet lover I would feel absolutely awful if I sent my pet into heat stroke be ... read more

Summer Vacations

Summer Vacations

Hi Everyone! It’s Stephanie from Leo and Son Garage. I’m here to talk about Summer Vacations!! Who doesn’t like Summer Vacations? Summer is the time for family and friends. We all love a good relaxing vacation. Frankly we all deserve a good vacation. As you plan your road trip and get all things in order. Keep in mind your vehicle needs to get ready for your trip as well, Leo and Son would like to ensure you have a relaxing trip. Therefore, we recommend bringing your vehicles in for a free overall maintenance inspection. This will ensure your vehicle is running properly for your vacation on the road. No one wants a vacation that ends on the side of the road due to vehicle malfunctions. Since we won’t be able to join you on your trip, everyone here at Leo and Son Garage wants to wish you the best times

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Don't Get Trapped!

Don't Get Trapped!

Hi Everyone! If the door sticks a little or the window doesn’t roll down, it’s no big deal right? Wrong! You might think they’re just “cosmetic” fixes, however in reality they could save your life and your loved ones as well. Nobody likes to think worst case scenarios, however it is important to make sure you are prepared for the worst, if it should happen. If you were in an accident (which we hope you are never involved in one) and you need to get yourself or your children out of the vehicle quickly and safely it is imperative that your windows and doors operate property to allow you easy access in and out of your vehicle. Personally have a large dog, her name is Maya. She loves to go for car rides with me. If something were to happen and I needed to get her out in a hurry, I want to have a piece of mind and confidence that my vehicles windows and doors operate as they should. I want to know that I will be abl ... read more

Woman's Perspective

Woman's Perspective

​Hi Everyone! I’d like to take a few moments and introduce myself. My name is Stephanie. I am the Customer Servi​ce Manager at Leo andSon Garage. Some of you may have already met me or talked to me on the phone. If you haven’t, pick up that phone and call me! I’d love to meet you! A little about me, I have been in Customer Service for about 10 years. I have a passion for making our customers experience the best it can be. My family has been bringing all of our cars to Leo and Son Garage for over 30 years. I started as a customer and now I’m an employee and I absolutely love my job. At Leo and Son, we know that vehicle repairs are never fun. However, we strive to make it as easy and pain free as possible. Being a woman in a so called “man’s world”, I have started a blog, “Automotive Repairs from A Woman’s Perspective” In this blog I will be discussing frequently asked questions, explaining why repairs are need ... read more

Signs a Car needs an Oil Service

Signs a Car needs an Oil Service

Cars produce a lot of different sounds, and between the sounds of the road and the radio, it can be difficult to separate what is noise and what isn’t. While we often rely on technicians and repair shops to tell us what is wrong with our vehicle; sometimes we relay the necessary information too late. So, to help offset the cost of car repairs in 2015, here are some car sounds you need to know most! Squealing: More than likely, you’re familiar with the squealing, squeaking noise that comes when it’s time for brake service. Pay attention to this sound, and try to have brake work done as soon as possible- you don’t want to wear down your rotors as well. Scrape: This is a common sign of worn down windshield wipers. We know that wipers are essentially to visibility when driving, but were you aware that corroded wipers can scratch your windshield and cause hundreds of dollars in repairs? FAR replaces wiper with NO labor cost, stop in today no appointmen ... read more

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SAFE DRIVING FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

We’re only a few short days away from the busiest travel days of the holiday season, the day before Christmas Eve, Christmas Eve, and the day after Christmas. If you plan to celebrate Christmas by driving to visit family, take a look at a few of Leo and Son Garage Safe Tips for Holiday Driving. Plan Ahead Give yourself plenty of time to get on the road by leaving as early as possible. Before you leave, be sure to have your car serviced and prepared for your ride. Try Leo & Son Garage free maintenance inspection, for instance. Know your route, and use GPS systems as back-ups. If you’re traveling with small children, be sure to have road-safe activities for them, and knowledge of rest stops and hotel areas along your way in case of emergency. Watch & Listen Carefully Depending on how far your travels may be, there could be a possible climate shift during your journey. Pay attention to radio news, traffic, and weather channels while driving to stay ... read more

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Shocks and Struts, save hundreds or save your life?

Shocks and Struts, save hundreds or save your life?

A special offer just came across my desk and I wanted to share it with you. “Monroe” the shock and strut company has a amazing offer that can save you hundreds of dollars.(Discount) Starting September 1, 2014 and going through October 31,2014, the offer is if you buy three shocks or struts, Monroe will refund you for the list price of the fourth shock or strut. They of course pay you for the lowest price unit but it can add up quick. Being a Napa AutoCare center I can offer you an additional $50 gift card when you buy 4 struts. You can use both offers at the same time and save hundreds. In addition to the hundreds you save on the rebates, if you qualify for the Napa Credit card we can get you 6 months no interest financing on the shock and strut purchase. If you have any questions on this offer please don’t hesitate to call or email me We believe our customers should be informed, below I explain the importance of shocks and struts. If you’re not interested you won’t hu ... read more

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