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Corona Virus

Corona Virus

Although I'm not freaked out about this as much as the people buying pallets full of toilet paper (...and maybe I should be scared to that level. Sorry to make light of the situation), we recognize that these last few months are rather unusual and that further precautions need to be taken. Implemented immediately are some new protocol for both the safety of our customers and our employee/partners.<p> Disinfect common touching points on the vehicle: Door handles (inside and out), steering wheels, shifter levers, & radio nobs.<p> Disinfect similarly on our loaner vehicles.<p> Disinfect common touching points on premises: Door handle(s) to the building, the office, and common sitting desks, such as the service counter.<p> Disinfect keys upon receipt and when giving them back.<p> Employees are to use gloves (they already have been using them) when touching the insides of the vehicle.<p> WE ARE ALSO WILLING TO PICK UP VEHICLES ... read more

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How To Prepare for Winter in Southern California

While Southern California doesn’t experience winter weather like many other parts of the country, we do still have to account for a shift in the weather we do encounter. It does get darker earlier and we have less sunlight in general, even if it’s still better than many other places. We may not need snow tires, but there’s still plenty we can do to stay safe this winter.  Tires: We tend to see more rainy conditions in the winter. Now is a great time to assess the current state of your tires. You’ll want proper tread to ensure that they can handle the extra water on the roadways. Also check them for tire pressure and general wear. Take a moment to even check for any possible punctures. Some punctures can result in slow leaks. If you are planning on heading up to a snowy/icy area, make sure your tires are in great condition and have chains at the ready.  Windshield wiper blades: Take a look at yours. From behind the wheel, you’re looking to see i ... read more

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Five of the Best Road Trip Activities

Five of the Best Road Trip Activities

Even though we are heading into fall, we still live in a great part of the world where weather usually affords us road trip fun year around. Whether you’re heading out for the weekend or planning a trip to the in-laws for Thanksgiving, it’s always nice to have some activities planned to help keep your kiddos and other passengers entertained. No one benefits from a bored back seat! Here are a few ideas to keep the miles flying by: Sticker books: Who doesn’t love stickers. Have a few different ones on hand along with a shoebox and let them go to town decorating a shoebox they can use for all different kinds of storage needs when you get back home. Audiobooks: This can help avoid both boredom and motion sickness. Choose a title that will make everyone happy or bring along a set of headphones for the one person who wants to listen to scary ghost stories to help pass the time.  Edible Necklaces: If you have the time, you can make fun edible necklaces that will keep ... read more

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Five Tips to Keep You Safe When You Drive at Night

Five Tips to Keep You Safe When You Drive at Night

  Even if your eyesight is perfect, driving at night always adds in additional challenges when it comes to staying safe. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), fatal accidents are three times more likely to happen in the dark hours than during daylight. Here are some tips to keep you safe when driving at night: Combat Fatigue: Driving when tired/exhausted decreases reaction times, not to mention that you are more likely to fall asleep at a very inopportune time. During the night, it’s also easier to fall into an autonomic state that can quickly put you into a dream state even if your eyes are wide open. Get your rest and don’t hesitate to pull over in a rest stop to catch a nap. Don’t forget about Uber and Lyft! Don’t Drink: You’re four times more likely to end up in a fatal accident at night if you’ve thrown alcohol into the mix. It’s never okay to drink and drive. Designate a sober driver and relinquis ... read more

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Your Summer Road Trip Checklist

Your Summer Road Trip Checklist

Here at Tokyo Automotive, we want you to enjoy your Summers right! Going on a road trip anywhere in California can be the best way to do so! Road trips are the best summer activity to do with all your friends and family. Before you head out, come into Tokyo Automotive to make sure your car is running smoothly. Check out this list to make sure you have everything you need. Have a great summer, everyone!      Spare Tire and Fluids. Your tires may need to be replaced every 25,000 to 50,000 miles. If your car is approaching this, it may be time to get yours replaced. Keeping a good condition spare tire will also decrease your chance of being stuck on the side of the road. Checking your fluids is just as important. Radiator, brake, transmission, etc. are all essential fluids that will keep your working well. Make sure you bring your car in today for any of your vehicle needs.    Brake Pads.  Brake pads provide your car with the ability to stop in any situ ... read more

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