Posts tagged cars
Be Careful Who You Store Your Car With

Last week we took a vehicle in from a customer who had originally stored his prized Mercedes 380 SL with one of our competitors. His initial phone call to us was a distressed one. He had been storing his car for many years with these people through several ownership and name changes. The current owners left his car sitting for over 3 years without starting! …this is not conjecture, the company’s own documentation left in the car before it was…

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Scuffed Wheels? Refinish Them!

Another popular service we offer is wheel refinishing. Almost all new vehicles come with 18” or larger wheels with very low profile tires. It is almost inevitable that you will curb or scrape them. OEM wheels are also pricey! I just did a quote for a 2011 BMW 3 series wheel (non M) and it was over $400! The solution? Wheel refinishing! We are fortunate to work with a quality, consistent, and family owned wheel refinisher called American Factory Wheel….

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We Do It All: Jeep Project

Something that we wish more of our customers knew about were our extra services. For additional fees, we can perform all sorts of vehicle maintenance and care services: Paint, body, basic service, mechanical repair, plastidip. We work closely with reliable and skilled technicians that can competently repair and improve your vehicle while it’s in our care. The latest project we are proud of is this Jeep Wrangler. As you can see, the owner loves it. The whole Currie parts catalogue…

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Vendor Highlight: Ace Radiator

There are many people and business we depend on to be able to deliver value to our customers. One of those businesses is Ace Radiator in Barrio Logan. Ace Radiator has been around since 1921 and has served us well for many years! They offer gas tank and radiator restoration for almost all applications. Their services are very useful for older cars whose radiators have become calcified and repro’s aren’t made or just don’t look as good under the hood….

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Don’t Waste Your Money On An OEM Trickle Charger

Many of our customers will want to bring in their own trickle chargers so that we can actively charge their car’s battery rather than disconnecting them. This is important for higher-end cars as they have more computers. Those computers need constant flow of the proper voltage. Choking that voltage by battery disconnect COULD cause warning lights and the car to misbehave in minor ways the next time you drive it. However, you don’t need to break the bank to ensure…

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How To Put Your Vehicle On a PNO Status

We get a lot of questions about suspending registration with the DMV. This is called ‘Planned Non Op Status’ or PNO . This will hopefully provide some answers on when and how to go about doing this. ***note that this is for the CA DMV only *** If your car isn’t going to be on the road for a while and you want to completely cancel your insurance, you need to put the vehicle on a PNO status with the…

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The Art of The Mustang

We were very fortunate to have a few cars we store featured in a great new(ish) book called the ‘Art of the Mustang’. The book was first published last year but we finally got our copies. There are probably hundreds of coffee table books that have been the focus of America’s favorite sports car but this one celebrates the lesser known versions (SVO, Mustang II, Fox Bodies, etc). We stored both the Mustang Grande and the Cobra II featured in…

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Vendor Showcase: A-AAA Auto Transport

I wanted to take a minute to give a big thank you to the fine folks at A-AAA Auto Transport. They have become one our most trusted vendors. Often times we have customers who want to ship their cars to store or out of storage to where they have moved and ended up. We have spent years trying to find a transport company that took their business seriously. With other carriers, our customers’ vehicles were picked up or delivered late…and…

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Make Sure You Do This When Storing Your Tesla

We’ve had quite a few electric cars come through our doors now. One volt had even been stored with us for two years with no fuss. We’d like to think we have these electrics figured out but we had a surprise with two Teslsas (oddly at the same time) while in our care. The Key fob had gone completely dead. These keys are expensive so you could imagine our panic, thinking we were going to have to buy two new…

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Go to the South OC Cars and Coffee!

I decided to wake up at the buttcrack of dawn, clean my car and park it at the Outlets in San Clemente this past weekend. I am really glad I did. This is the cars and coffee for people who love everything. New Ferraris, Armored Cars, Off Roaders, Imports…everything. Best of all the owners are all super approachable and love their vehicles…no pretense, no snobbery. This is a weekly show on Saturdays from 7-9.

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We Made More Room!

I know its been a while since we’d last updated our blog. We undertook an extensive project to re-purpose some of our warehouse space for more cars! Over the past 2 months we demo’d a food processing plant at our Otay location. We now have an extra 10,000 square feet in which to house more civilian and military member’s cars and trucks. Heres a short video of us dropping the final vent ducts for clearance. A post shared by AAAA…

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How To Properly Check Your Oil (3 ways)

One of the most important things to do on your car is to check your fluids. This is especially important for cars that we store! However with the mix of old and new cars out there, even something as simple as checking your oil can be annoying and confusing. Here are 3 of the most common setups that we run across to measure how much oil is in your engine… Old School-The Dipstick The tried and true way (that is…

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Legendary and Iconic: Ford GT For Sale by Owner!

We MOSTLY store normal pedestrian cars. Some classics…and fewer exotics. However this one is rarefied air. The Ford GT is a throwback car. Its done in the spirit of the Ford GT40: The famous car that Carroll Shelby drove in the 1966 LeMans race. The 3 GT40s fielded beat all three of the comparable Ferrari’s. This was sweet revenge for Ford as Ferraris owners had backed out of an acquisition deal a few years earlier. As a matter of fact…

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