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Tech Tip Tuesday - January 30

Tech Tip Tuesday - January 30

Tech Tip Tuesday - January 30 No cost ways to increase your gas mileage! 1) Proper tire inflation will reduce rolling resistancesand will help maintain optimagas mileage. (see my tip on how to properly inflate your tires) 2) Don't use your Brakes! I kid, but if you use your brake less you can save on gas. Everytimeyou push on the brake pedal you are wasting potential energy. Try this instead, on the freeway do your best to avoid pushing the brake and coast until the speed picks back up. If you have the opportunity to coast instead of using the brake you use your potential energy instead of wasting in the form of heat from your brakes. 3) If it's a option travel at less busy times of the day. If you can maintain a steady speed you will conserve your fuel. 4) Don't drive over 65 MPH, I know freeway speeds are often 70 MPH plus. Studies have show that driving over 65 MPH greatly reduces fuel mileage, the fa ... read more

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Tech tip Tuesday - January 23

Tech tip Tuesday - January 23

Tech Tip Tuesday - January23 Is waiting to the last minute to get gas costing you money? Running your vehicle low on fuel can cause damage to the fuel pump. Waiting until the gas gage is already past"E" can cause permanentdamage to the fuel pump. The reason this is happens is because on most modern vehicles the fuel pump is located inside the gas tank and was designed to have the fuel cool the pump during operation and also the fuel acts as a lubricant in the gears of the pump. When the fuel tank is extremely low on fuel it can't cool the pump and wear starts on the internals of the fuel pump. Best practice - do not run your vehicle with less than a 1/8 of a tank of fuel. Side note, if your vehicle is equipped with a external fuel filter it should be replaced ever 30,000 miles. A plugged or partiallyplugs fuel filter caused additional strain on the fuel pump. Was this t ... read more

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Tech tip Tuesday - January 9

Tech tip Tuesday - January 9

Tech Tip Tuesday - January 16 Everything rides on your tires, andyet it is one of the most overlooked items on our vehicles. My goal in wring these tips is tomotorists know what to look for on their car.When it's time youcan make a informeddecisionwhen its time to purchase tiresor speaking toa service advisor who isrecommending them. Knowledge is power so please take a moment and read though the tech tips. Todays tip is on when is it time to replace my tires? Option A - you will need a penny from you piggy bank to check how much tread you haver on your tire.. Take the penny and place in in the groves of your tire Head down as pictured. If you can see his entire head it's time to replace the tire (s), if part of his head is obstructed by the tire you still have some time until you need tires. Make sure you check all the groves in the tires, very often tires will wear uneven. Sometimes the inside treads wear muchfaster than the outside ... read more

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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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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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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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