New Year, New Car? Save Your Wallet with a Used Car from Irvine Auto Center

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Wallet Money by JESHOOTS via Pixabay (CC0 Creative Commons)

The lower price tag associated with used cars makes this a favorable option for many consumers, no matter what it is being used for. Buying a used car from a trustworthy dealership such as Irvine Auto Center makes the car-buying process smooth and hassle-free, and provides additional cost saving advantages along with peace of mind. Here are some tips when buying a used car:

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Take a Winter Road Trip to Yosemite National Park

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Road Winter Mountains by egorshitikov via Pixabay (CC0 Creative Commons)

Road trips are not exclusively reserved for the summer. There are plenty of good reasons to enjoy a winter road trip. National parks, for instance are less crowded so you can delight in scenic winter vistas without having to endure the frustrations of hordes of other visitors. If you are not the sort to shy away from an adventure then we hope you will be motivated with the following winter road trip ideas.

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Five Fuel Saving Tips for Your New Car

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Petrol Gasoline by Skitterphoto via Pixabay (CC0 Creative Commons)

Finding fuel saving tips is a creative way to save money this holiday period. The extra bit of cash can increase your Christmas shopping budget or you could be wise and put it towards a rainy day. Fuel economy is not only good for your pocket but great for the environment too. Take a look at our easy fuel-saving tips, then come test drive your new dream car here at Irvine Auto Center, conveniently located near Aliso Viejo, CA.

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End Your Year on a Merry Note with Exciting Holiday Activities near Irvine

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Skates Figure by annca via Pixabay (CC0 Creative Commons)

What better way to bring in festive cheer this December than enjoying time with the family. Take the family out on fun winter activities and make memories that will be relived for years to come. This festive period is synonymous with family-bonding experiences. Looking for things to do this holiday period? Start off the festivities with these fun winter activities near Irvine, CA.

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Three Important Steps to Prep Your Car for Winter

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Traffic Auto Highway” by Gellinger via Pixabay (CC0 Creative Commons)

The change in seasons means changes in the way your car will be running, and an improperly maintained engine will shows obvious signs of struggle. Luckily, there are a few steps you can take now to prevent any serious issues. Understand that both coolant and oil play a large role in regulating engine temperature, and that this is very important for winter time driving. The second thought you should have, is to double check your equipment to make sure you are not left wanting when winter conditions are worst. We here at Irvine Auto Center care about your vehicle, and have great service departments to assist in these steps.

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Support a Good Cause this November with South County Outreach

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Volunteer” by Maialisa via Pixabay (CC0 Creative Commons)

If you’re looking for a good cause to support this year, South County Outreach is worth consideration. The organization has a simple mission which is the prevention of hunger and homelessness. They have initiated a number of programs that are aimed at helping those in crisis. Most important in this aim is helping people to attain self-sufficiency. We partnered with them for our October food drive here at Irvine Auto Center, and we were proud to have that opportunity. Read more about their program below!

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Experience the Thrills of the Los Angeles Auto Show this December

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Los Angeles Convention Center” by stevenmeans67 via Pixabay (CC0 Creative Commons)

Auto show events are a firm favorite for a fun-filled experience that the whole family can enjoy. Among the most popular car events in California is the Los Angeles Auto Show, where event goers are treated to exhilarating test drives, comprehensive vehicle information, and customized rides. This auto show is packed full of thrilling adventures for car lovers that it is not surprising if you can spend hours experiencing all there is on offer. Visit the Los Angeles Auto Show this year between December 1 and December 10 at the LA Convention Center, then come test drive the new vehicles you saw here at Irvine Auto Center in Irvine, CA!

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Support a Worthy Cause in Orange County: Lion’s Heart

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Lion Male” by lanZA via Pixabay (CC0 Creative Commons)

When you think of November, a few things come to mind: the cooling down of the weather, end of year goals, and the ushering in of the holiday season. With that ushering in, there is a bigger need than usual for selfless volunteers and open hearts to help in the community around us to give everyone a great holiday season. In that heart, we wanted to highlight Lion’s Heart, an organization with a vision to create opportunities for teens to get involved by serving in their local communities to create a new generation dedicated to a positive social impact. Lion’s Heart was an important promoter of our Irvine Auto Center October Food Drive benefiting South County Outreach, and we wanted to highlight for the month of November a positive influence in our Irvine community.

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How to Properly Care for your Car’s Interior

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Auto Car Wash by autowelt_2014 via Pixabay (CC0 Creative Commons)

Car interior care goes beyond protecting your vehicle’s interior aesthetics. There are numerous benefits to be gained too such as removing and preventing dust and allergens, improving the visibility of windows and windscreen, and preventing loose items from causing accidents. Here are some tips from us here at Irvine Auto Center on how to properly care for your car’s interior cabin.

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Vehicle Warning Lights: What You Need to Know

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Automotible Car by Pexels via Pixabay (CC0 Creative Commons)

Modern day drivers have a distinct advantage – we drive cars that, thanks to technological progresses made in motoring, provide warning notifications that lets us know that something is wrong with the car and we need to act. Vehicle warning lights serve the purpose of allowing drivers to take care of possible problems before they manifest into bigger and more expensive repairs. Want assistance with any lights on for your vehicle? Come visit our service centers here at Irvine Auto Center!

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