Have a Great Day this September at Newport Beach!

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Newport Beach by 12019 via Pixabay (Public Domain CC 2.0)

What are some of your priorities when deciding on a day out at the beach? If gorgeous beaches, convenient location, and stress-free parking facilities number high among them, then Newport Beach, CA is hard to beat. Once you’ve chosen your favorite new or used vehicle or if you’ve just had your vehicle serviced at Irvine Auto Center, making your way to Newport Beach, CA for a well-deserved relaxing treat is a breeze. Make a day out in the sun, sand and surf memorable with these Newport Beach tips.

 

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Make a Date with these Exciting September Car Events

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Calendar Date by emylo0 via Pixabay (Public Domain CC 2.0)

For Gearhead enthusiasts, car shows are opportune occasions to pay tribute to giants of the motor industry and get a personal perspective on iconic vehicle brands. Here are some highly anticipated September car events to put on your calendar:

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The Orange County International Auto Show is in our Backyard this September

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The Orange County International Car Show takes place from the September 28th to October 1st, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center. This auto show enjoys an enviable reputation as the go-to event for all things relating to the automotive industry. Where else can you get up close and personal with more than 600 of the latest vehicles, test drive the best brands, and view a high-end collection of glamorous cars in the exotic gallery all at one location? For the most iconic car shows in September, this one is hard to top. Here are some of the reasons why.

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Busy Freeway? Southern California Driving Tips

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Architecture Evening by StockSnap via Pixabay (Public Domain CC 2.0)

Driving on Southern California’s freeways can be a nightmarish experience, especially for those unsuspecting of its unique car culture customs. As if this was not enough of a challenge, there is also the unprecedented number of cars on the road to contend with. For those new to driving in Southern California one of the more common frustrations is that traffic can be encountered on freeways at any time of the day. Keep your wits about you with these helpful tips on driving on busy highways:

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What to Look for When Test Driving a New Car

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Speed Car” by qimono via Pixabay (Public Domain CC 2.0)

If you are in the market for a new car one of the biggest mistakes you can make is just going for a simple test drive. When purchasing a new car you want to do a thorough test drive, with many different things to check off on your new vehicle. So many people make the mistake of thinking that since the car they are buying is new they don’t need to go for a test drive. They mistakenly assume that the new car is going to simply be better than what they are currently driving. If you are buying a new car learning what to look for when test driving a new car can help you make the right decision. We here at Irvine Auto Center are happy to help you make that decision. To help you know what to look for, here are some new car test driving tips.

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Signs Your Car’s A/C Needs Service

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Car Interior” by MikesPhotos via Pixabay (Public Domain CC 2.0)

As soon as the hot summer months hit, Air Conditioning (A/C) is at the forefront of most drivers’ minds. Most of us hop in the car and simply assume that our car’s A/C system is going to work, as long as we continue to push the right buttons. We never give our car’s A/C system a second thought until it no longer works. With just a little car A/C preventative maintenance you can keep your car’s A/C working without costly repairs. Here are some A/C service tips you should keep in mind from us here at Irvine Auto Center. Have an A/C that’s not working? Come see any of our service departments for assistance.

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Helpful Tips to Protect your Car’s Paint from the Summer Heat

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Clouds Sun Sky” by Ana_J via Pixabay (Public Domain CC 2.0)

Over time the summer heat can have devastating effects on your car’s paint. When dealing with summer heat, there are helpful car maintenance tips that, when followed, will help prevent sun damage. These tips can also help keep your paint job looking newer for longer. Here are some helpful tips for car paint maintenance during the hot summer months from us here at Irvine Auto Center.

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What to Look for When Purchasing a Used Car

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Key” by mastersenaiper via Pixabay (Public Domain CC 2.0)

New cars aren’t for everybody. Some can’t afford the high price, others don’t like how quickly new cars depreciate. No matter what the reason is, used cars are a great option for those who need a new car without the expensive price tag. While used cars are a sensible option, you simply can’t purchase the first one you see. Research and time goes into choosing your new “new used” car, and we here at Irvine Auto Center near Lake Forest, CA have a huge selection of used vehicles to choose from. Here are some tips on what to look for when purchasing a used car.

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Get the Most from Your Car Wash

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Cleaning Washing” by kaboompics via Pixabay (Public Domain)

Washing your vehicle at home can save you money and gives you the opportunity of knowing your vehicle top to bottom. Not only can you avoid handing your car over to a stranger, but you know where the dirt is and where to focus. We here at Irvine Auto Center understand what it takes to take care of your vehicle well, and have some tips on how to best give your vehicle the car wash it deserves. Take the following considerations into play during your next wash, and you will be sure to spend less time and energy for a better clean. Read below for our car wash in the summer tips:

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Your Before and After Summer Road Trip Guide

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Watch Drive Hand” by ktphotography via Pixabay (Public Domain)

Most people typically know how to best prepare their vehicles before they head out on the road. However, people often forget how much wear and tear they are putting on the vehicle during the trip, which highlights the fact that aftercare of your vehicle is almost as important as preparing to leave. We here at Irvine Auto Center want you to keep your vehicle in tip-top running shape, so we have compiled a list of road trip and general summer car maintenance tips to help you next time you embark on one!

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