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AAA Pre-Purchase Inspection Tips

AAA Pre-Purchase Inspection Tips

Fall is here! Time for the kids to go back to school and tis the season to prepare for the Holidays. What if in the middle of this hectic time you are looking for a used vehicle as well? Let’s face it, this process can be very stressful. I know personally I’m not comfortable just taking someone’s word when they are trying to make a large sale and this especially rings true when it comes to a vehicle. I would much rather make any large purchase from a well-informed, educated stand point. We all know there are many things to look for when buying a used vehicle, but most of these items are not easily caught by the untrained eye. Let us take some of the guess work and emotional stress that this may cause you out of the equation. Our specialist here at Leo and Son can complete a AAA Pre-Purchase inspection that will put your mind at ease when making your final decision on a used vehicle. Our Pre- Purchase inspection covers ever ... read more

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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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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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Too Much Stuff!

Too Much Stuff!

The holidays area chancefor you to show your loved ones how much you care about them. We want to give them something to make them feel special. This something is usually something to hold, something to look at, something to use, or just something to add to all the other stuff thatwe already have in our homes. Do we really need more STUFF?What could you givethat wouldn't add to all thestuff your loved ones already have?A gift of car repairs or maintenance tells the person you care aboutTHEM and their SAFETY. Car maintenance is probably the least exciting part of owning a car. Paying for repairs is never fun especially during the holidays. Handling these repairs for your loved ones is helping them get something checked off their to-do list. What better way to show you care? Call us and find out how you can give your loved ones a uniqueand thoughtful gift

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Family Road Trip Saved!

Family Road Trip Saved!

Family road trips are meant to be fun and car trouble is a quick way to ruin that. The Black family knows that all too well. Their RV was towed into Leo & Son Garage when their vacation fun was just getting started. Thanks to the Black family for trusting us and allowing us to take that stress out of their hands. We were able to help them out and get them back on the road. We work hard to make sure our customers aren't dealing with the stress of car trouble, that's our job. Read Jennifer B.'s review of Leo & Son Garage on Yelp Thanks to the Black family for the great review. We're glad we could be a positive part of your family trip. Hope you enjoyed California!

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New Shop Hours!

New Shop Hours!

We're happy to announce that starting Monday October 31st we will be open Saturdays 7:30am-5:00pm! Our Monday through Friday hours have also been extended to 7:30am-6:30pm. These changes make it more convenient for our customers to get their cars into the shop. Later hours means later drop off or pick up. Saturday hours means you can drop off your car on Friday and you won't have to go the whole weekend without a car. We're making these changes because maintaining your car should not be a stressful experience. We want to keep things simple for you. If you're unable to drop off your vehicle during shop hours we do have a drop box located on the side of our building facing Alondra Blvd. Inside you will find envelopes where you can leave your keys and provide all your information. First thing in the morning we will check the box, and give you a call to make sure we can address all ofyour concerns. Don't stress yourself out w ... read more

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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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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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