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Do I need a 3,000 Mile Oil Change?

  Long Beach Oil Change Important Oil Change info – If you drive around Long Beach, you’ve probably heard that you should change your oil every 3,000 miles. This is a widely accepted standard for oil changes, but is changing your oil after 3,000 miles really necessary? Like most things, the answer depends on your [...]

Electric Versus Hybrid

  With the price of gas and cost of living rising year after year, you may have considered buying an electric (EV) or hybrid vehicle to get around Long Beach for a fraction of the cost. But what are the differences between a full EV and a gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle? What are the advantages and [...]

Worn tires and what they can tell you

  Worn Tires can tell you a lot about a suspension. Most specifically, it can tell you if the angles, inflation and components are within specification. Have your tires ever worn out faster than they should have? Did a tire technician tell you that your tires were worn unevenly? Feathering, cupping, scalloping ? these are [...]

Don’t Confuse Gasoline Octane And Quality

  Does Gas Octane Help Gas Mileage When you drive around Long Beach, you’ve surely noticed the differences between prices of gasoline. If your vehicle manufacturer recommends regular grade gasoline, you may have wondered if premium gasoline will be better. Or if your vehicle manufacturer recommends premium gasoline, you may have considered filling up with [...]

10 Most Common Auto Repairs

  10 Most Common Auto Repairs – Being well informed about car repairs is important, especially if you don’t have the equipment, space, time, or capability to work on your own car. With that in mind, here are the top 10 most common repairs that auto mechanics see, and how much they typically cost. Oxygen [...]

Runflat Tires – Do they work?

  Flat tires often happen at the most inconvenient time or place. Many people call roadside assistance, but they’ll probably have to wait almost an hour before anyone gets there. You can always change the spare yourself, but while it’s not too hard to figure out, it does take a bit of effort and you [...]

What’s That AC Odor?

  AC Odor Repair When you turn on your vehicle’s air conditioner and drive around Long Beach, do you notice a distinct odor emanating from the vents? If you do, then there is definitely something wrong with your car’s air conditioner. There are some methods of finding and detecting certain smells coming from your air [...]

Auto Air Filter Info

  Auto Air Filter – You may already know that internal combustion engines need three key ingredients to operate and keep you moving around Long Beach – air, fuel, and fire (spark). All three of these components are vital to the function of your vehicle’s engine to keep it operating at the optimal level. This [...]

What are those stains on the driveway?

  Nobody wants to see a huge puddle of some kind of unidentified fluid pooled under their car all of a sudden. If you walk out to your car and see a leak under it, you might think to yourself, “is this serious? Will my car blow up while I’m driving around Long Beach?” Just [...]

Signs You May Need A New Car Battery

  New Car Battery? The last thing you want when you’re trying to get around Long Beach is for your car battery to die when you need to get somewhere important. With this in mind, there are some warning signs of a weakening battery that you should pay attention to, before it fails completely and [...]

Flat Tire Repair or Replace

  Long Beach Flat Tire Repair or Replace   If you’ve driven around Long Beach for a while, it is very likely that somehow, sometime in your travels, you have suffered from a flat tire. But how can you determine whether a flat tire is repairable or must be replaced? Puncture wounds If you run [...]

Automotive Must Haves – Car Safety

  Long Beach Car Safety At Orozco’s Auto Service, we strive to keep your vehicle roadworthy with Car Safety so that you’ll never have to encounter a break down. But even the most well-prepared driver will encounter bad luck sooner or later. In any case, it’s always better to be over prepared for a problem [...]

How To Avoid Road Rage

  Have you ever been driving around Long Beach or Bellflower and suddenly almost gotten into an accident because of an inattentive or negligent driver? Some people might get angry and start yelling, honking, cursing, or try to cut the other driver off, but in a frustrating situation on the road it is important to [...]

2018 Safe Driving Tips

  As we once again ring in a new year, it is as important as ever to remind yourself to drive safely, and brush up on some safety tips that every driver should know. Drivers today are more distracted than ever with smartphones and so many gadgets and gimmicks built into our vehicles themselves, so [...]

Winter Driving Tips

  Winter Driving Tips There’s no winter in Southern California, right? Wrong! Although Long Beach usually doesn’t see snow or temperatures below freezing, it’s better to be prepared for the worst than neglect your vehicle and get caught in the cold. Or, maybe you’re planning a winter getaway to Big Bear or Lake Arrowhead – [...]

Does Brake fluid get old?

  A lot of attention is paid to your car’s engine and its vital fluids – and rightfully so. But arguably even more important is your car’s braking system. If your engine blows or stops working for any other reason, it’s usually just a major inconvenience for yourself at worst. But if your brakes fail [...]

Radiator/Cooling System Problems

  If you have your driver’s license, then, at the very least, you most likely know how to read your vehicle’s speedometer and fuel gauge. But what about all of those other gauges on your dashboard? It is important to know how to read your vehicle’s vital signs, and one especially critical gauge to keep [...]

Does your vehicle sometimes get stuck in park? Transmission Repair

  There are a few reasons why an automatic transmission may become harder to shift out of park. Whatever the reason is, you should get it checked at Orozco’s Auto Service of Long Beach as soon as possible to avoid complications. The most likely possibility is that your shift interlock feature, which prevents you from [...]

Timing Belt Repair & Replacement

  Long Beach Timing Belt Repair   Your vehicle’s engine is a highly complicated, intricately designed piece of machinery that needs to operate within strict specifications in order to run properly and last for hundreds of thousands of miles. But how do all of these separate moving parts stay in sync with each other while [...]

The Parking Brake – Not Just For Parking

  Parking brake Repair In today’s world of mostly automatic cars, not many people think of or use their parking brake. But it’s there for a reason. To take the best care of your vehicle, you should engage the parking brake every time you park your car, even if your vehicle is automatic. The parking [...]

EVAP Control Valve Repair

  Classic cars are a huge part of California’s world-class car culture. But if you go to a classic car show, you may notice a strong odor of gasoline, even though there are no leaks or malfunctions. Some people love the smell and some people hate it, but it is scientifically proven that gasoline vapors [...]

Lifetime Brake Pads Versus Standard Brake Pads

  Driving around Long Beach, you may have seen or heard of some shops or stores that offer lifetime guarantees on certain parts. One part that is commonly available with a lifetime guarantee is your vehicle’s brake pads. It may seem too good to be true, but there really are companies that will give you [...]

Does Regular Auto Maintenance Improve Gas Mileage? Yes!

  Auto maintenance – With summer already upon us, many groups of families and friends might have some free time and want to leave Long Beach for a while on a quick vacation. If you’re taking a road trip, this will mean driving your vehicle for long distances, likely several hundred miles, taking you far [...]

Air Conditioning Repair & Maintenance

  Air Conditioning Repair – Our SoCal summer heat wave is already in full force here in Long Beach – and it’s only getting hotter. Temperatures way past 80 degrees make it important not only for your comfort but your health that your vehicle’s air conditioning system is in good condition. Today, we’ll explore what [...]

How Automotive Maintenance Can Extend You Cars Life

  For most people, a car is the second most expensive purchase they will make in their lifetime. Here in California, cars are also an important part of life. You need a car to drive around Long Beach, to get to your job or the grocery store, and run errands or get around. If you [...]

Dashboard Warning Lights

  Dashboard Warning Lights – Cars today are filled with electronics and sensors to keep track of how your vehicle is functioning and make driving easier. Every warning light on your dashboard should light up for a few seconds when you first start your engine. When something is wrong with one of your vehicle’s many [...]

About Your Spark Plugs

  Long Beach Spark Plugs Repair The name itself is pretty self explanatory. To put it simply, your vehicle’s spark plugs are parts that plug into the top of your engine’s cylinders and create a spark which ignites the air and fuel mixture inside to start the engine and keep it generating power. The number [...]

Everything You Want To Know About Heater Core Repair

  Many people driving around Long Beach have never even heard the term “heater core repair”. You might wonder what a heater core is. To put it simply, it is part of your car’s cooling system. It looks like a miniature version of your radiator, and functions like a small radiator itself. It is responsible [...]

High Tech Cars Needs

  Today’s high tech cars are packed with the latest technology and newest developments to make your driving experience easier, safer, and more comfortable. Cars nowadays have advanced entertainment systems to sync to your cell phone, driving aids such as ABS, traction control, and stability control, systems to help you save gas such as cylinder [...]

Check Your Fluids!!!

  One of the easiest things you can do at home to keep your car in good running shape is to check and maintain your fluid levels. Keeping your fluids at their proper levels can save you unnecessary engine wear or damage and save you from needing expensive repairs! Here are seven fluids that you [...]

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