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
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
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
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
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
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!