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Preventative Vehicle Maintenance

Prevention Pays Off

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Benjamin Franklin Prevention is better than cure.  It’s better to stop something bad happening than it is to deal with it after it has happened. Especially when it comes to our vehicles. Preventative vehicle maintenance can actually save you money and that’s worth a pound […]

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Chevy Cobalt Recall

Recalls, Recalls and More Recalls

Has your vehicle been on a recall list? There sure have been a lot of vehicle recalls lately. GM, Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Porsche, just about all the car makers have issued some sort of recall.  So many, that it’s hard to keep up with all of them. Ever wonder what these recalls are all about? […]

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Sporting Goods, Dinner & a Movie and Fuel

What do sporting goods, dinner, a movie, and fuel have in common? Fuel Rewards Network and MasterCard. Spring is here, the outdoors is calling. Time for baseball, fishing and bike riding. Or maybe you want to go see that new movie that just came out or try that new restaurant or an old favorite.  Just […]

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Vehicle Identification Number

What’s in a VIN?

Ever wonder what information is hiding in a Vehicle Identification Number (aka VIN)? Every vehicle has a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). It’s a unique 17-character sequence containing both numbers and letters. It has important information about your vehicle, including manufacturer, country of origin, model and model year. Usually a VIN is stamped on a metal […]

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Rancho Palos Verdes Auto Repair - Plaza Automotive

At Plaza, We Care

We care about you, your vehicles and our community… At Plaza Automotive Center, we care about our customers and the community. Plaza isn’t just a shop name, or a chain. We are a local Independent Auto Repair Center proudly serving the area for over 10 years. Here’s how we show we care about you and […]

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Auto Insurance

Make Sure You’re Covered

Are you covered enough? Insurance, a topic we don’t like to talk about. Especially lately.  However, just like health insurance, in California and most states, auto insurance coverage is required on our vehicles. It’s also required to have proof of coverage in your vehicles at all times. You may have to show proof of coverage […]

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Nissan Leaf

Electric Vehicle Questions and Answers

Do you have Electric Vehicle Questions? First of all, what is an Electric Vehicle or EV? It’s an environmentally-friendly vehicle powered by electricity in the form of an electric motor and battery pack. It may be difficult to think about switching to a car that re-energizes at a plug, instead of refueling at a pump. […]

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