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Serving Bellflower for the past 70 years

Serving Bellflower for the past 70 years

It seems like it was just yesterday I would come to the shop as a kid and see my grandfather Leo and my Dad Joe working on cars and being amazed at what they could do. I started coming to work with my dad at about the age 8, helping clean the shop, learning how to take stuff apart....any maybe put stuff back together. I loved coming to work with my dad, every day was new adventure.  Cars have changed soooooooo much in the time I started coming here to today, not just a little but leaps and bounds.  When I was a kid I would change spark plugs, install and set points and adjust carburetors was a typical day.  Today we rarely do any of that, it's all about  computes, codes and wiring concerns.  Many cars and trucks now have over 10 control modules making your vehicle do what is suppose to do in the background, without you ever knowing it. My job now is more dealing with computer  circuits than it is basic mechanical concerns. The picture to t ... read more

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2019 Bellflower Cardboard car show

2019 Bellflower Cardboard car show

Bellflower Cardboard car show 2019!!Finally a car show for kidsWhen: September 28,2019Time: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm (see the rules below for drop off and pick up of your creationsWhere: Bellflower Blvd & flower Street   Are you ready to have some fun and be creative???We are looking for young minds to crate out of cardboard,paper and household items a unique car.  The cars you create will be displayed and judged in a number of category.  We will have 3 age groups, ages 2-10, ages 11-16, and ages 17+ .  Prize money and trophies will be awarded in each age group for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Don't forget the Best of show cash prizes!!, Most Creative, Best Style, Best use of cardboard and paper products. (see prize category section below for more information)Get your mom dad, aunt or uncle to help you create your own car ... read more

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: 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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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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Road Trip Ready!

Road Trip Ready!

It's that time of year again! The holidays are rolling around and we're all getting ready to load up the car and head out on afamily holidayroad trip. Are your tires safe to be driving long distances? What about that weird noise you've been hearing every time you get on the freeway?These are issues that are a lot easier to ignore when you're doing your everyday local driving. Not so easy to ignore when you're driving 100+ miles away from home. Stay safe and avoid a whole bunch of stress by getting your car checked out before you set out on your holiday adventures. Here at Leo & Son we provide a free maintenance inspection. This includes a visual inspection of the vehicle inside and out. Our technicians will take your vehicle on a test drive to make sure there aren't any irregular noises or any lights on your dash that require immediate attention. You'll be provided with a copy of your inspection and our service advisors will assist you w ... read more

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