AUTO REPAIR MISSION VIEJO, MISSION VIEJO AUTO REPAIR, AUTO REPAIR MISSION VIEJO CA, , AUTO REPAIR MISSION VIEJO,Orange County Car Repair: Aliso Viejo, Irvine, Lake Forest, Rancho Santa Margarita, Lake Forest, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Trabucco Hills, Foothill Ranch, Laguna Woods, San Juan Capistrano, TOYOTA - HONDA - LEXUS - NISSAN - ACURA - INFINITI - MITSUBISHI - SUBARU - FORD - GMC - GM - VOLKSVAGEN - SUZUKI - KIA - CHEVROLET - CHRYSLER - DODGE - - CADILLAC - MERCURY -
 
 
AUTO REPAIR MISSION VIEJO,Orange County
CLOSE TO IRVINE AUTO CENTER - Car Repair: Aliso Viejo, Irvine, Lake Forest, Rancho Santa Margarita, Lake Forest, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Trabucco Hills, Foothill Ranch, Laguna Woods, San Juan Capistrano
TOYOTA - HONDA - LEXUS - NISSAN - ACURA - INFINITI - MITSUBISHI - SUBARU - FORD - GMC - GM - VOLKSWAGEN - SUZUKI - KIA - CHEVROLET - CHRYSLER - DODGE - CADILLAC - MERCURY - BUICK - LINCOLN - SATURN - PONTIAC - OLDSMOBILE - HYUNDAI - PLYMOUTH - MUSTANG - CORVETTE - PRIUS - CAMARO - ESCALADE - CIVIC - CR-V - PILOT - ACCORD - F-150 - HIGHLANDER - RAV4 - CX-5 - OUTBACK - RX 350 - TACOMA - FORESTER - JEEP GRAND GHEROKEE - CAMRY - EXPLORER - WRANGLER - TRANS-AM

WE DO: Clutches, Brakes, Tune Ups, Transmission, Engines, Oil Changes, Electrical, AC,
Steering, Alignment, Suspension, Auto Glass, Carburetor, Fuel Injection, Car Stereo, Alarms _______________
(949) 830-4204
Free Estimates - Call Us Today!
Many Makes & Models - Commercial Fleet Programs
We Repair Cars, SUVs, Autos, Trucks, Diesels, Vans, RVs, Hybrids, Electric Vehicles, Flex Fuel Cars
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Larry's Incredible
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(949)830 - 4204

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ADDRESS
25721 Taladro Circle Unit A,
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
ORANGE COUNTY

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  ARTICLES:

ARTICLE 1:
Tips to improve your Gas Mileage

ARTICLE 2:
Tires and Road Safety
ARTICLE 3:
Signs Of Trouble Weak Alternator
ARTICLE 4:
Hybrid Cars - Positive Effect on the Environment
ARTICLE 5:
Car A/C Not Blowing Cold Air
ARTICLE 6:
Know the Signs of a Transmission Going Bad, Before it is Too Late
ARTICLE 7:
What Is An Auto Mechanic?
ARTICLE 8:
What Is A Hybrid Vehicle?
ARTICLE 9:
What is an Automobile Breakdown?
ARTICLE 10:
Advantages of Diesel Engines
ARTICLE 11:
Common Problems with the Northstar Engine
ARTICLE 12:
Chrysler Crossfire - Brakes and Brake Assist System
 
  ACADEMIC:

ARTICLE 1:
About Lexus

ARTICLE 2:
About Toyota
ARTICLE 3:
About Honda
ARTICLE 4:
About Ford
ARTICLE 5:
About General Motors GM
ARTICLE 7:
About Nissan
ARTICLE 8:
About GMC
ARTICLE 8:
About Mustang
ARTICLE 9:
About Cadillac
ARTICLE10:
About Corvette
ARTICLE 11:
About Camaro
ARTICLE 12:
About Prius
ARTICLE 13:
About Infiniti
ARTICLE 14:
About Mitsubishi
ARTICLE 15:
About Acura
ARTICLE 16:
About Subaru
ARTICLE 17:
About Volkswagen VW
ARTICLE 17:
About Suzuki
ARTICLE 17:
About Mercury
ARTICLE 17:
About Buick
ARTICLE 17:
About Lincoln
ARTICLE 17:
About Saturn
ARTICLE 17:
About Pontiac
ARTICLE 17:
About Oldsmobile
ARTICLE 17:
About Plymoth
ARTICLE 17:
About KIA
ARTICLE 17:
About Chrysler
ARTICLE 17:
About Hyundai
ARTICLE 17:
About Chevrolet
ARTICLE 17:
About Dodge
ARTICLE 17:
About Cadillac Escalade
ARTICLE 17:
About Honda Civic
   
ARTICLE 18:
About Hybrid Cars
ARTICLE 19:
About Synthetic Motor Oil
ARTICLE 20:
About Brakes
ARTICLE 21:
History of the Car
ARTICLE 22:
About Timing Belts
ARTICLE 23:
About Transmissions
ARTICLE 24:
About Wheel Alignment
ARTICLE 25:
About Auto Repair Shop
ARTICLE 26:
About Auto Mechanics
ARTICLE 27:
About Check Engine Lights
ARTICLE 28:
About Mission Viejo CA
ARTICLE 29:
About Orange County CA
ARTICLE 30:
About Irivine CA
ARTICLE 31:
About Aliso Viejo CA
 
This Business was Awarded - Best in Auto Business, Orange County CA, Visit: OrangeCountyCABusinessDirectory.com


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We can work on the following Cars, Trucks, Vans, SUVs, and RVs: Toyota, Honda, Lexus, Nissan, Infiniiti, Acura, Mitsubishi, Hyundia, Isuzu, Subaru, Mazda, Saturn, Land Rover, , GM, GMC, Ford, , Hummer, Jaguar, Volvo, Chrysler, Volkswagen, Volvo, Saab, Kia, Audi, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Buick, Aston Martin, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Oldsmobile, Peugeot, Porsche, Saturn, Pontiac,Corvette, Lincoln, Daewoo, -Benz, Daimler AG, Holden, Opel, Dodge, Plymoth, Rolls-Royce, Prius, Highlander, Camry, Civic, Accent, Insight, Escape, Tahoe, GS 450h, Lexus LS 600h L, RX 400h, Mercury Mariner, Altima, Datsun, Blue Bird, SunnyBrook, Airstream, National RV, Thor, Starcraft, Georgie Boy, Rexhall, Holiday Rambler, Dutchmen, Newmar, Jayco, R-Vision, Keystone, Monaco, Forest River, Gulf Stream, Coachmen, Fleetwood, Winnebago.

WELCOME TO OUR SHOP:

HELLO My name is Larry and I own and operate a great auto repair shop in the Mission Viejo a little further down the 5 fwy from the Irvine Auto Center off Alicia Parkway. I have been in business for over 30 years with customers from all over Orange County. My customers seem to like my honesty in my way of doing business. I first started out repairing Hondas and that grew into Totota, Lexus, Ford, Chryster, GM, KIA, Cadillac, Chevy, Volkswagen, Suzuki, Nissan, Acura, Infiniti, Mitsubishi, Subaru, GMC, Dodge, Mercury, Buick, Lincoln, Saturn, Pontiac, Oldmobile, Hyundai, Jeep, Plymoth and classic cars. Call me if your vehicle needs repair I will do my best to maintain and service your vehicle.

THE ONLY SHOP WE WILL USE PERIOD!
"As HONEST as they come! I bought a used car & quickly realized there was something wrong with the breaks. I took it into Larry and had his crew check it out. They checked out everything. They also did a background check on my car and found out that there was a SAFETY RECALL many years ago. Larry called us and told us that he would be happy to fix our breaks but that because it's a SAFETY RECALL, our dealership that we bought the car from should cover it at no charge. We called the dealership and sure enough, it's covered. Also, really surprised that our dealership didn't notify us of this recall. Kudos for Larry for finding out about a very serious safety issue AND for being honest & letting us know that we didn't have to pay for it. I would recommend Larry's Independent to ANYONE!!!!!!"

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Ckn L. Laguna Beach, CA

NO GIMICS, JUST AN HONEST REPAIR - simply I just enjoy working on vehicles and will honestly repair and maintain your vehicle. I won't sell you anything you don't need. I will honestly tell you what you can do to do prevent breakdowns by replacing parts just before they are expected to fail. If you do regular maintenance with me our computer system efficiently tracks when items need maintenance and scheduled replacement before failure so it will be unlikely that your vehicle stops on the side of the road. We also do a comprehensive inspection of your vehicle each and every service to make sure you know all about your vehicle.

YOUR SERVICE IS HEAVENLY!
"These guys are great - had an issue that needed to be sorted ASAP and they turned it over in under 2 days. Special mentions to Larry who seems a proud and genuine guy - he called to discuss repair recommendations/options a few hours after dropping my Subaru off plus Carlos who answered the phone initially, said he could work us in and was very considerate offering us a lift home when we became carless. I was especially impressed when after an initial recommendation that was too pricey and extensive Larry's said they would call me back with a bare-bones repair plan, and did so without any fuss or snideness. Although a simple job the car is once again fine and they made a customer happy... cheers guys!"

- Elliott M. Kensington Gardens, Australia

WE ARE BETTER THAN THE DEALER ALTERNATIVE - Simply, we repair cars and trucks and warranty our work. This is better than what the dealership or other alternative. Honestly we are so confident we can repair your car right the first time we warranty our work. With the warranty you can actually take it to another mechanic if you so desire, that is how confident we are. WOW that is standing behind an automobile repair. See its simple, honestly nothing in life works perfect, but we can almost strive to get very close. Warrantied work helps Larry's Auto Repair get very close to perfection.

HE IS HONEST AND AMAZING!
"Love Larry, he is Honest and his entire staff of Licensed Mechanics are amazing. If your in South Orange County and are looking for reliable mechanics, Larry is the guy you take your car to. I called to see if I could make an appointment or bring my car in to have my brake light looked at and my headlight. Both on the drivers side. I figured the Fuse or Bulbs are out. Larry said, bring it in after lunch we'll take care of you. And, they did"

- Sandie S. Irvine, CA

Maintaining your vehicle is a
WISE INVESTMENT
!
Preventive maintenance is important to keep you and your car safety. With proper care your car will last longer and some of the possible problems can be avoided. A well-maintained car is not only safer, it's also more economical and produces less pollution.

We at Larry's Auto Repair Mission Viejo, Orange County CA wish to be your mechanic to help with keeping your vehicle or car safe and problem free!

OUR BIG LIST: LIST OF VEHICLE SERVICES AND REPAIRS WE DO:
CAR, SUV, TRUCK MANUFACTURERS
WE SERVICE*
Toyota
Lexus
Honda
Nissan
Mitsubishi
Acura
Isuzu
Mazda
Infiniti
General Motors (GMC) GM, Corvette, Daewoo, Holden, Opel
Ford, Lincoln, Mercury
Hummer
Chrysler, Dodge, Plymoth
Hyundai
Buick
Cadillac
Chevrolet
Kia
Oldsmobile
Peugeot
Pontiac
Saab
Saturn
Volkswagen
Volvo
   
RV MANUFACTURERS WE SERVICE*
Winnebago
Fleetwood
Coachmen
Gulf Stream
Forest River
Monaco
Keystone
R-Vision
Jayco
Newmar
Dutchmen
Holiday Rambler
Rexhall
Georgie Boy
Starcraft
Thor
National RV
Airstream
SunnyBrook
Blue Bird
   
WE ARE SPECIALIZED IN HYBRIDS AND ELECTRIC VEHICLES
Toyota Prius, Highlander, Camry
Honda Civic, Accent, Insight
Nissan Altima
Lexus GS 450h, Lexus LS 600h L, RX 400h, Lexus Hybrids
Chevrolet Volt, Tahoe
Ford Escape
Mercury Mariner
Tesla Roadster
 
OUR SPECIALTY SERVICES
Notification with Recommendation Lists
Comprehensive Inspections
Pre-Purchase Inspections

Before Warranty Runs Out Inspections

Bumper to Bumper Inspections
Vehicle Safety Inspections
   
  WE ALSO WORK ON DIESELS

ASE Certified Master Technicians
Commercial Fleet Programs
WE DO PREVENTATIVE SERVICE*
5000 Mile Service
15000 Mile Service

30000 Mile Service

50000 Mile Service

75000 Mile Service

100000 Mile Service

Transmission Fluid Exchange
Brake System Flush
Fuel / Air Induction Service
Pure Air A/C Service
Cooling System Service
Cabin Air Filter
Power Steering Service
Tune-ups, Oil Change, Timing Belts
 
WE INSTALL ACCESSORIES
Lo-Jack, Alarm System Installation
Window Tint
Car Stereo, Car DVD, Car HDTV Installation
Trailer Hitches / Harness
Wheelchair Lifts
Handicap Driving System
Installation of Roof Racks
Handicap Driving System
Installation of New Rims and Tires
Installation of GPS Navigation Systems
Service Truck / Service Van Configuration
Install accessory trims and add ons
Additional Ignition Keys & Wireless Entry
New Sunroofs, Moonroofs, Windows
New Trims and Dashboards
 
WE SERVICE or DO:
Brakes
Suspension
Maintenance
Tune-ups
Oil Changes
Timing Belts
Steering
Rebuild Engines
Transmission
Drive Axles
Computer Diagnostics
Fleet Repairs
Tires
Alignment, CV Joints
Electrical Diagnostics and Repair
Rebuild Engines, Engine Replacement
Diesels
Cooling Systems
AC and Heating
Glass Repair
Key Locks
O2 Sensors
Emission Work
Exhaust and Intake
Minor Dents and Scratches
Fuel Injection
   
WE DO VEHICLE MAINTENANCE
(CAR, TRUCK, SUV, RV, and HYBRIDS)
Check or change the engine oil and fuel filters
Inspect or replace windshield wipers
Check or refill windshield washer fluid

Inspect tires for pressure and wear

Tire balancing
Tire rotation
Wheel alignment
Check or clean battery terminals
Inspect or replace brake pads
Check or refill brake fluid
Check or refill transmission fluid
Check or refill power steering fluid
Check and refill engine coolant
Flush radiators
Inspect or replace spark plugs
Inspect or replace air filters
Inspect timing belts
Clean and adjust throttle body
Lubricate locks, latches, hinges
Check all lights and horns



OUR MISSION: TO PREVENT PROBLEMS ON THE ROAD FOR YOU! Whatever vehicle you drive, you'll find nobody does it better. We're committed to you with fast, quality preventative maintenance service to help preserve the health of your vehicle. you'll also enjoy the efficiency of our professional staff who is devoted to exceptional service, personal attention and respect for your time. All of our owners, managers and senior technicians are ASE Master Certified and our entire tech team is ASE Certified.

What to Expect at :

Exceptional customer loyalty
FREE Car Rental with any major service or repair
FREE local shuttle
Comfortable, Wi-Fi enabled lounge
While-you-wait quick services
Owner and/or Manager always on the premises
On-line appointment bookkeeping
ASE certified master technicians
Approved 20 years +
18 month / 18K mile Guarantee
Service on almost all makes and models
Commercial Fleet Programs
Better and fair prices
Better, fast, friendly service
Service, repairs, engine replacement, transmissions, alignments
We stricly adhere to factory specifictation in services and repairs.
Honest, careful estimates provided in advance of all work


Above All—Empathy!
We are very much aware of how unexpected repair bills can put a dent in your budget. We will let you know the items that might need immediate attention and the ones that can wait for a next appointment. We don't want you to be a "one time Customer". We want you to become a Customer and Friend for years to come.

TOYOTA - HONDA - LEXUS - NISSAN - ACURA - INFINITI - MITSUBISHI - SUBARU - FORD - GMC - GM - VOLKSVAGEN - SUZUKI - KIA - CHEVROLET - CHRYSLER - DODGE - CADILLAC - MERCURY - BUICK - LINCOLN - SATURN - PONTIAC - OLDSMOBILE - HYUNDAI - PLYMOUTH
- AND MORE

WE DO: Clutches, Brakes, Tune Ups, Transmission, Engines, Oil Changes, Electrical, AC, Steering, Alignment, Suspension, Auto Glass, Carburetor, Fuel Injection, Car Stereo, Alarms
, and more...


Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
We are Located at: 25721 Taladro Circle Unit A, Mission Viejo, Ca. 92691

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INSTALL • BUILD • REPAIR • IMPROVE • CLEAN

"We are Approved for 20+ Years and offer
18 month / 18K Mile Guarantee
on our work"

 
 

OUR REVIEWS TESTIMONIALS:
What Our Clients Are Saying About Larry's Automotive

JOB WELL DONE!

HONEST, RELIABLE!

by Molly, Mission Viejo
I have taken my Lexus to Larry for years and I know that is why it has 108,000 miles on it and is still going strong. My dad always said that whenever you buy a car take it to someone you trust and have it checked out -- well Larry is definitely my go-to person when it comes to cars. To get honest, reliable service is so important and at Larry's he will also go out of his way to make it convenient to my schedule - he even comes and gets the car, fixes it and then brings it back!! at no extra charge!!!

AFFORDABLE!

by OWill, Mission Viejo
Larrys Auto repair is one of the few auto repair facilities that I feel give honest, affordable service. I have done a lot of my own repairs on my vehicles and know what makes sense or not in the estimates shops give. For this reason I appreciate Larrys service in I am 100% confident that what they say is accurate and honest. Thank you Larry for your years of service.

THE REAL DEAL!

by HealthGuru, Laguna Niguel
Larry Ray and his team of mechanics are The Real Deal, because you KNOW that you can trust them. They will inform you of what needs to be done to service your vehicle and you can be sure that the work will be done in a timely manner, for a reasonable price and you can also count on Larry to send someone to pick you up if you need a lift.

TRUSTWORTHY!

by edaylor, Lake Forest
Larry and his crew are very good at what they do. They are honest and trustworthy!

CONFIDENCE!

by T Taylor, Irvine
I drive a lot of miles and my vehicle is the most important tool in my business. Larry Ray takes great care of me and my vehicle and I can hit the road in confidence. I highly recommend Larry's Independent Service.

UNPARALLELED EXCELLENCE!

by Ken Filadelphia, Rancho Santa Margarita
Larry's Independent Service is a very reliable company to work with. they recently installed a replacement battery at 1/2 the cost of the dealer would have charged. I've known him several years and worked with many of his associates who all agree he is a accomplished business professional who can be relied on for an unparalleled standard of excellence from the convenience of picking up and dropping off vehicles to the professionalism and unparallel expertise. They can be relied on for prompt service above and beyond.

UNCOMMON INTEGRITY!

by Rich F, Aliso Viejo
I happy to say that I have used Larry's service for almost five years, and all of my family's cars have been serviced there. Larry and his staff display uncommon integrity to compliment their excellent technical skills...I can feel confident they aren't out to gouge me, like so many auto repair shops do. The service is outstanding and friendly. They even offer free pickup and delivery!

FEEL RELAXED!

Ken Laymon, Lake Forest
I am a person who is skeptical about auto repair shops, but I have to say I am so glad I found Larry's Independent Service. They are honest and knowledgeable and don't try to sell you something you don't need. I can finally feel relaxed about getting my car repaired. Thanks, Larry.

I FEEL SO LUCKY!

by Tracy Murphy, Mission Viejo
Larry's Independent Service provides the honest, reasonable, and expert auto service. With Larry, I never have to question whether I am being sold on something I don't really need. I feel so lucky to have found Larry's Independent Service and gladly recommend Larry to all of my clients, friends and family.

I TRUST LARRY!

by Virginia, CPA, Irvine
I recently took my beloved to Larry Ray at Larry's Independent Service. I appreciated his honesty and integrity. He never attempted to 'add on' unneeded services. If any issues were detected, he contacted me immediately for my wishes. His services guys even saved the broken parts to show me. I trust Larry and know you can too.

AWESOME!!!!!!

By bruces, Mission Viejo
My experience at larry's independent was everything that it should be.Bob was very courteous and knowledgable about what I needed.I was given an estimate and was told that depending on time involved,,it might not be as much as estimated.They found the problem and advised me that it was covered by my manufacture warranty.Although they didn't do the repair,I found them very honest and would recommend them to anyone.My bill was half of what was estimated.Awesome!!!!!!

JOB DONE RIGHT!

by waltjh99
Very dependable and very honest. Always get the job done right the first time.

REASONABLE PRICES!

by Mike Maruca, Rancho Santa Margarita
Excellent service at reasonable prices... Until I was referred to Larry Ray of Larry's Independent Service, I felt that all car repair shops were the same maximum billing minimum service. This is not true at Larry's Independent where they provide top-notch service at reasonable prices. Yes, I could take my Lexus to the dealership and have the Dealership¯ experience but it will cost me dearly. Larry's shop is clean and the staff are courteous and caring. I highly recommend you call Larry the next time your car needs service. I hope you enjoy the personal service they provide as much as I do. Mike Maruca of Maruca Financial & Insurance Services, Inc.

DON'T READ THIS!

by billp, Irvine
Had hoped to trade my first born A lot of work done faster than ever expected and very fair prices. CLEAN smell good work. Hope to bring it back in another 100+k miles or 10 years if I last that long. Don't let Lexus owners read this or you will put their service dept out of business. bp. and yes Larry's accepts the AAA $100. Draw winers coupon

TOP NOTCH!

by Jack, Irvine
Larry Rea has been my only mechanic for many years. His shop is top notch and he stands behind his work 100%. He recently did some work on my wife's Lexus, and shortly after a part he had installed broke. He covered the part and the labor, and even gave my wife a car to drive for the day. I recommend him 110% to anyone that needs quality work done. Jack

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WHAT DOES AN AUTO MECHANIC DO?

An auto mechanic (or motor mechanic in Australian English) is a mechanic who specialises in automobile maintenance, repair, and sometimes modification. An automobile repair shop (also known as a garage) is a place where automobiles are repaired by auto mechanics. A mechanic may be knowledgeable in working on all parts of a variety of car makes or may specialize either in a specific area or in a specific make of car. In repairing cars, their main role is to diagnose the problem accurately and quickly. They often have to quote prices for their customers before commencing work or after partial disassembly for inspection. The mechanic uses both electronic means of gathering data as well as their hands, ears, eyes and nose. Their job may involve the repair of a specific part or the replacement of one or more parts as assemblies.Basic vehicle maintenance is a fundamental part of a mechanic's work in some countries, while in others they are only consulted when a vehicle is already showing signs of malfunction. Preventative maintenance is also a fundamental part of a mechanic's job, but this is not possible in the case of vehicles that are not regularly maintained by a mechanic. One misunderstood aspect of preventative maintenance is scheduled replacement of various parts, which occurs before failure to avoid far more expensive damage. Because this means that parts are replaced before any problem is observed, many vehicle owners will not understand why the expense is necessary.With the rapid advancement in technology, the mechanic's job has evolved from mechanical to electronic technology. Because vehicles today posses complex computer and electronic systems, mechanics need to have a broader base of knowledge than in the past. Lately, the term "auto mechanic" is being used less and less frequently and is being replaced by the euphemistic title “automotive service technician”. Fading quickly is the day of the 'shade tree mechanic', who needed little knowledge of today's computerized systems. Due to the increasingly labyrinthine nature of the technology that is now incorporated into automobiles, most automobile dealerships now provide sophisticated diagnostic computers to each technician, without which they would be unable to diagnose or repair a multitude of common failures.

Education

In the United States, several programs and schools that offer training for those interested in pursuing competencies as an automotive mechanic or as an auto technician already exist. A few of the aspects usually taught those studying for this career are: powertrain repair and diagnosis, emissions, and suspension. Most mechanics are ASE certified, which is a standardized method of testing skill level. The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) is responsible for evaluating technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry and recommend qualifying programs for certification. NATEF certifies programs in four different categories: automotive, auto body, trucks (diesel technology) and alternative fuels. Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) is a non-profit partnership of automotive manufacturers, dealers, and high schools/tech prep schools that aims to encourage young people to consider careers in retail automotive service, and prepare them for entry-level career positions or advanced studies in automotive technology. The technology used in automobiles changes very rapidly and the mechanic must be prepared to learn these new technologies and systems. The auto mechanic has a physically demanding job, often exposed to temperature extremes and well as lifting heavy objects and staying in uncomfortable positions for extended periods as well as exposure to gasoline, solvents and other toxic chemicals.

WHAT IS AN AUTOMOBILE BREAKDOWN?

A vehicle breakdown is the mechanical failure of a motor vehicle in such a way that the underlying problem prevents the vehicle from being operated at all, or impedes the vehicle's operation so much, that it is very difficult, nearly impossible, or else dangerous to operate. Vehicle breakdowns can occur for a large number of reasons. Depending on the nature of the problem, the vehicle may or may not need to be towed to an automobile repair shop.

Total breakdown

A total breakdown is when the vehicle becomes totally immobile and cannot be driven even a short distance to reach a repair shop, thereby necessitating a tow. This can occur for a variety of reasons, including complete engine failure, or a dead starter or battery, though a dead battery may be able to be temporarily resolved with a jump start. When a total breakdown occurs, the motorist may be able to have the service paid for by a roadside assistance plan. This may be available through an organization like AAA, the vehicle's manufacturer, the vehicle insurance policy, or in some cases, another service the driver subscribes to, such as a mobile phone carrier.

Partial breakdown
In a partial breakdown, the vehicle may still be operable, but its operation may become more limited or more dangerous, or else its continued operation may contribute to further damage to the vehicle. Often, when this occurs, it may be possible to drive the vehicle to a garage, thereby avoiding a tow. Some common causes of a partial breakdown include overheating, brake failure, or frequent stalling. With other problems, the driver may be able to operate the vehicle seemingly normally for some time, but the vehicle will need an eventual repair. These include grinding brakes, rough idle (often caused by the need for a tune-up), or poor shock absorption. Many vehicle owners with personal economic difficulty or a busy schedule may wait longer than they should to get necessary repairs made to their vehicles, thereby increasing damage or else causing more danger.

WHAT IS A HYBRID VEHICLE?
A hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) is a vehicle that uses two or more distinct power sources to propel the vehicle.[1] Common power sources include: * On-board rechargeable energy storage system (RESS) and a fueled power source (internal combustion engine or fuel cell) * Air and internal combustion engines * Human powered bicycle with electric motor or gas engine assist * Human-powered or sail boat with electric power The term most commonly refers to Hybrid-electric vehicle (HEV) which include internal combustion engines and electric motors.

Environmental issues

The hybrid vehicle typically achieves greater fuel economy and lower emissions than conventional internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs), resulting in fewer emissions being generated. These savings are primarily achieved by four elements of a typical hybrid design: 1. recapturing energy normally wasted during braking etc.; 2. having significant battery storage capacity to store and reuse recaptured energy; 3. shutting down the gasoline or diesel engine during traffic stops or while coasting or other idle periods; 4. relying on both the gasoline (or diesel engine) and the electric motors for peak power needs resulting in a smaller gasoline or diesel engine sized more for average usage rather than peak power usage. These features make a hybrid vehicle particularly efficient for city traffic where there are frequent stops, coasting and idling periods. In addition noise emissions are reduced, particularly at idling and low operating speeds,[2] in comparison to conventional gasoline or diesel powered engine vehicles. For continuous high speed highway use these features are much less useful in reducing emissions.

Hybrid types by engines

Hybrid-electric petroleum vehicles

When the term hybrid vehicle is used, it most often refers to a Hybrid electric vehicle. These encompass such vehicles as the AHS2 (Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, and Saturn Vue), Toyota Prius, Toyota Camry Hybrid, Ford Escape Hybrid, Mercury Mariner Hybrid, Honda Insight, Honda Civic Hybrid and others. A petroleum-electric hybrid most commonly uses internal combustion engines (generally gasoline or Diesel engines, powered by a variety of fuels) and electric batteries to power electric motors. There are many types of petroleum-electric hybrid drivetrains, from Full hybrid to Mild hybrid, which offer varying advantages and disadvantages.

Continuously Recharged Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Given suitable infrastructure, permissions and vehicles BEVs can be recharged while the user drives. The BEV establishes contact with an electrified rail, plate or overhead wires on the highway via an attached conducting wheel or other similar mechanism (see Conduit current collection). The BEV's batteries are recharged by this process - on the highway - and can then be used normally on other roads until the battery is discharged. This provides the advantage, in principle, of virtually unrestricted highway range as long as you stay where you have BEV infrastructure access. Since many destinations are within 100 km of a major highway, this may reduce the need for expensive battery systems. Unfortunately private use of the existing electrical system is nearly universally prohibited. The technology for such electrical infrastructure is old and, unfortunately outside of some cities, is not widely distributed. Updating the required electrical and infrastructure costs can be funded, in principle, by toll revenue, gasoline or other taxes.

Hybrid fuel (dual mode)

In addition to vehicles that use two or more different devices for propulsion, some also consider vehicles that use distinct energy input types ("fuels") using the same tank and engine to be hybrids, although to avoid confusion with hybrids as described above and to use correctly the terms, these are perhaps more correctly described as dual mode vehicles: * Some electric trolleybuses can switch between an on board diesel engine and overhead electrical power depending on conditions (see dual mode bus). In principle, this could be combined with a battery subsystem to create a true plug-in hybrid trolleybus, although as of 2006, no such design seems to have been announced. * Flexible-fuel vehicles can use a mixture of input fuels (petroleum and biofuels) in one tank — typically gasoline and bioethanol or biobutanol, though diesel-biodiesel vehicles would also qualify. Liquified petroleum gas and natural gas are very different from each other and cannot be used in the same tanks, so it would be impossible to build an (LPG-NG) flexible fuel system. * Some vehicles have been modified to use another fuel source if it is available, such as cars modified to run on autogas (LPG) and diesels modified to run on waste vegetable oil that has not been processed into bio-diesel. * Power-assist mechanisms for bicycles and other human-powered vehicles are also included.

Plug-in Hybrid Electrical Vehicles (PHEV)
The latest wrinkle in the rapidly evolving hybrid technology is the plug-in Hybrid Electrical Vehicles--PHEV. In this gasoline electrical hybrid its battery pack is upgraded with a larger capacity battery pack (usually Li-ion) that is recharged by both a battery charger hooked into the electrical grid and the gasoline engine only if required. The car runs on battery power only for the first 10 to 60 miles [16-100 km] with the gasoline engine available for faster acceleration etc. After the battery is nearly fully discharged the car reverts to the gasoline engine to recharge the battery and/or return the car to the charging station. This may get around the fundamental obstacle that has killed nearly all pure electric cars--the typical battery pack can carry about as much energy as 1-2 gallons of gas. Fuel costs (ignoring conversion costs), in principle, may be as low as 5 cents/mile. Its not clear yet whether converting an existing hybrid car will ever pay for itself in fuel savings--yet. The biggest problem is finding a good, cheap high energy battery pack--the same problem that has plagued the pure electrical car. If everyone plugged into the utility grid to charge up their car this would seem to be merely displacing the gasoline/diesel combustion problem to the typical coal powered electrical generating plant. But, if cars were recharged late at night this would allow the base load of the electrical system to be more efficient with a much more even base load and electrical power can also be generated by clean nuclear, wind, hydro, tide etc, power. Since most travel is about 30 miles/day this may be the cleanest personal transportation system presently available. There are a "cottage" conversion industry, several large auto industry groups (GM, Toyota, etc.) and "serious" studies by the Department of Energy investigating this system. There are no large car maker's cars for sale--yet (late 2007). The typical "cottage" industry car "converted" is a Toyota Prius (at $5k-$40k) since it is a full hybrid with enough power in its electrical system to maintain typical city speeds. AFS Trinity Power's Extreme Hybrid(TM) demonstrator (built by Ricardo Plc) was recently unveiled at the North American International Auto Show.


ABOUT ALISO VIEJO CALIFORNIA
Aliso Viejo is a city in Orange County, California, United States. As of the 2000 census, Aliso Viejo population was 40,166. Aliso Viejo became Orange County's 34th city on July 1, 2001, and has been the only city in Orange County to incorporate since 2000. It borders the cities of Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, and Laguna Woods. Aliso Viejo was originally part of the 22,000 acre Moulton Ranch. The Moulton family took title in the 1890's to land originally granted to Juan Avila by the Mexican government in 1842. In 1976, Mission Viejo Company purchased the last 6,600 acres for a new planned community that is now part of the City of Aliso Viejo. The first residential units were offered in March of 1982 and the first residents arrived in November of the same year. (previous information from The City of Aliso Viejo) Aliso Viejo became Orange County 's 34th city on July 1, 2001. The first planned community in Orange County, it was targeted to middle and upper-middle income homebuyers. Aliso Viejo had only 7,600 residents in 1990. Developers were building homes, condos and apartments so fast that there were waiting lists and lotteries held for singles and couples anxious to be a part of the community. By 2000, the population expanded by 32,000 residents, making it the top city in population growth in Orange County. The zipcodes of Aliso Viejo are: 92653, 92656, 92698

ABOUT IRVINE CALIFORNIA

Irvine borders Tustin and is an incorporated city in Orange County, California, United States. It is a planned city, mainly developed by the Irvine Company since the 1960s. Formally incorporated on December 28, 1971, the 69.7 square mile (180.5 km²) city has a population of 202,079 (as of 2007). It has annexed in the past an undeveloped area to the north, and has also annexed the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, most of which is to be made into a park called the Orange County Great Park. Currently, Irvine is larger in land area than any other city in Orange County because of its annexation of the southern and eastern unincorporated areas. In June 2007, it was named The Safest City in the United States (Irvine has held the title since 2005)

Irvine is home to the University of California, Irvine (UCI), the Orange County Center of University of Southern California, and the Irvine Campus of Alliant International University, Concordia University, California State University Fullerton, Pepperdine University and Irvine Valley College.

The Irvine Zipcodes are: 92602, 92603, 92604, 92606, 92612, 92614, 92616, 92618, 92619, 92620, 92623, 92650, 92697, 92709, 92710


HISTORY OF IRVINE
Evidence of early campsites and rock shelters in the undeveloped parts of the city puts prehistoric man in the Irvine area at least 12,000 years ago. Irvine was inhabited by the Gabrielino Indians about 2,000 years ago. Gaspar de Portola, a Spanish explorer, came to the area in 1769. This brought on the establishment of forts, missions and herds of cattle. The King of Spain parceled out land for missions and private use. After Mexico's independence from Spain in 1821, the Mexican government secularized the missions and assumed control of the lands. It began distributing the land to Mexican citizens who applied for grants. Three large Spanish/Mexican grants made up the land that later became the Irvine Ranch: Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana, Rancho San Joaquin and Rancho Lomas de Santiago. In 1864, Jose Sepulveda, owner of Rancho San Joaquin sold 50,000 acres (200 km²) to Benjamin and Thomas Flint, Llewellyn Bixby and James Irvine for $18,000 to resolve debts due to the Great Drought. In 1866, Irvine, Flint and Bixby acquired 47,000-acre (190 km²) Rancho Lomas de Santiago for $7,000. After the Mexican-American war the land of Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana fell prey to tangled titles. In 1868, the ranch was divided among four claimants as part of a lawsuit: Flint, Bixby and Irvine. The ranches were devoted to sheep grazing. However, in 1870, tenant farming was permitted.

In 1878, James Irvine acquired his partners' interests for $150,000. His 110,000 acres (450 km²) stretched 23 miles (37 km) from the Pacific Ocean to the Santa Ana River. James Irvine died in 1886. The ranch was inherited by his son, James Irvine, Jr. who incorporated it into The Irvine Company. James, Jr. shifted the ranch operations to field crops, olive and citrus crops. In 1888, the Santa Fe Railroad extended its line to Fallbrook Junction (north of San Diego) and named a station along the way after James Irvine. The town that formed around this station was named Myford, after Irvine's son, because a post office in Calaveras County already bore the family name. The town was later renamed Irvine, however, in 1914.[1] By 1918, 60,000 acres (240 km²) of lima beans were grown on the Irvine Ranch. Two Marine Corps facilities were built on the ranch during World War II and sold to the government. James Irvine, Jr. died in 1947 at the age of 80. His son, Myford, assumed the presidency of The Irvine Company. He began opening small sections of the Irvine Ranch to urban development. Myford died in 1959. The same year, the University of California asked The Irvine Company for 1,000 acres (4 km²) for a new university campus. The Irvine Company gave away the requested land and the State purchased an additional 500 acres (2 km²).
William Pereira, the University's consulting architect, and The Irvine Company planners drew up master plans for a city of 50,000 people surrounding the new university. The area would include industrial, residential and recreational areas, commercial centers and greenbelts. The new community was to be named Irvine; the old agricultural town of Irvine, where the railroad station and post office were located, was renamed East Irvine. The villages of Turtle Rock, University Park, Culverdale, the Ranch and Walnut were completed by 1970. On December 28, 1971, the residents of these communities voted to incorporate a substantially larger city than the one envisioned by the Pereira plan. By January 1999, Irvine had a population of 134,000 and a total area of 43 square miles (111 km²).

ABOUT ORANGE COUNTY:

Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. Its county seat is Santa Ana. According to the 2000 Census, its population was 2,846,289, making it the second most populous county in the state of California, and the fifth most populous in the United States. The state of California estimates its population as of 2007 to be 3,098,121 people, dropping its rank to third, behind San Diego County. Thirty-four incorporated cities are located in Orange County; the newest is Aliso Viejo.

Unlike many other large centers of population in the United States, Orange County uses its county name as its source of identification whereas other places in the country are identified by the large city that is closest to them. This is because there is no defined center to Orange County like there is in other areas which have one distinct large city. Five Orange County cities have populations exceeding 170,000 while no cities in the county have populations surpassing 360,000. Seven of these cities are among the 200 largest cities in the United States.

Orange County is also famous as a tourist destination, as the county is home to such attractions as Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm, as well as sandy beaches for swimming and surfing, yacht harbors for sailing and pleasure boating, and extensive area devoted to parks and open space for golf, tennis, hiking, kayaking, cycling, skateboarding, and other outdoor recreation. It is at the center of Southern California's Tech Coast, with Irvine being the primary business hub.

The average price of a home in Orange County is $541,000. Orange County is the home of a vast number of major industries and service organizations. As an integral part of the second largest market in America, this highly diversified region has become a Mecca for talented individuals in virtually every field imaginable. Indeed the colorful pageant of human history continues to unfold here; for perhaps in no other place on earth is there an environment more conducive to innovative thinking, creativity and growth than this exciting, sun bathed valley stretching between the mountains and the sea in Orange County.

Orange County was Created March 11 1889, from part of Los Angeles County, and, according to tradition, so named because of the flourishing orange culture. Orange, however, was and is a commonplace name in the United States, used originally in honor of the Prince of Orange, son-in-law of King George II of England.

Incorporated: March 11, 1889
Legislative Districts:
* Congressional: 38th-40th, 42nd & 43
* California Senate: 31st-33rd, 35th & 37
* California Assembly: 58th, 64th, 67th, 69th, 72nd & 74

County Seat: Santa Ana
County Information:
Robert E. Thomas Hall of Administration
10 Civic Center Plaza, 3rd Floor, Santa Ana 92701
Telephone: (714)834-2345 Fax: (714)834-3098
County Government Website: http://www.oc.ca.gov

CITIES OF ORANGE COUNTY CALIFORNIA:


City of Aliso Viejo, 92653, 92656, 92698
City of Anaheim, 92801, 92802, 92803, 92804, 92805, 92806, 92807, 92808, 92809, 92812, 92814, 92815, 92816, 92817, 92825, 92850, 92899
City of Brea, 92821, 92822, 92823
City of Buena Park, 90620, 90621, 90622, 90623, 90624
City of Costa Mesa, 92626, 92627, 92628
City of Cypress, 90630
City of Dana Point, 92624, 92629
City of Fountain Valley, 92708, 92728
City of Fullerton, 92831, 92832, 92833, 92834, 92835, 92836, 92837, 92838
City of Garden Grove, 92840, 92841, 92842, 92843, 92844, 92845, 92846
City of Huntington Beach, 92605, 92615, 92646, 92647, 92648, 92649
City of Irvine, 92602, 92603, 92604, 92606, 92612, 92614, 92616, 92618, 92619, 92620, 92623, 92650, 92697, 92709, 92710
City of La Habra, 90631, 90632, 90633
City of La Palma, 90623
City of Laguna Beach, 92607, 92637, 92651, 92652, 92653, 92654, 92656, 92677, 92698
City of Laguna Hills, 92637, 92653, 92654, 92656
City of Laguna Niguel
, 92607, 92677
City of Laguna Woods, 92653, 92654
City of Lake Forest, 92609, 92630, 92610
City of Los Alamitos, 90720, 90721
City of Mission Viejo, 92675, 92690, 92691, 92692, 92694
City of Newport Beach, 92657, 92658, 92659, 92660, 92661, 92662, 92663
City of Orange, 92856, 92857, 92859, 92861, 92862, 92863, 92864, 92865, 92866, 92867, 92868, 92869
City of Placentia, 92870, 92871
City of Rancho Santa Margarita, 92688, 92679
City of San Clemente, 92672, 92673, 92674
City of San Juan Capistrano, 92675, 92690, 92691, 92692, 92693, 92694
City of Santa Ana, 92701, 92702, 92703, 92704, 92705, 92706, 92707, 92708, 92711, 92712, 92725, 92728, 92735, 92799
City of Seal Beach, 90740
City of Stanton, 90680
City of Tustin, 92780, 92781, 92782
City of Villa Park, 92861, 92867
City of Westminster, 92683, 92684, 92685
City of Yorba Linda, 92885, 92886, 92887

Noteworthy communities Some of the communities that exist within city limits are listed below: * Anaheim Hills, Anaheim * Balboa Island, Newport Beach * Corona del Mar, Newport Beach * Crystal Cove / Pelican Hill, Newport Beach * Capistrano Beach, Dana Point * El Modena, Orange * French Park, Santa Ana * Floral Park, Santa Ana * Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest * Monarch Beach, Dana Point * Nellie Gail, Laguna Hills * Northwood, Irvine * Woodbridge, Irvine * Newport Coast, Newport Beach * Olive, Orange * Portola Hills, Lake Forest * San Joaquin Hills, Laguna Niguel * San Joaquin Hills, Newport Beach * Santa Ana Heights, Newport Beach * Tustin Ranch, Tustin * Talega, San Clemente * West Garden Grove, Garden Grove * Yorba Hills, Yorba Linda * Mesa Verde, Costa Mesa

Unincorporated communities These communities are outside of the city limits in unincorporated county territory: * Coto de Caza * El Modena * Ladera Ranch * Las Flores * Midway City * Orange Park Acres * Rossmoor * Silverado Canyon * Sunset Beach * Surfside * Trabuco Canyon * Tustin Foothills

Adjacent counties to Orange County Are: * Los Angeles County, California - north, west * San Bernardino County, California - northeast * Riverside County, California - east * San Diego County, California - southeast


About Mission Viejo California:
Located in South Orange County, Mission Viejo is a planned community that once had cattle grazing on its hillsides. The land was purchased from the O’Neill family nearly half a century ago, and the first homes were built in 1966. By the late 80’s, Mission Viejo became a city, and now houses almost 100,000 residents. Locals enjoy activities at the Mission Viejo Lake, shopping at The Shops at Mission Viejo and the Kaleidoscope Courtyard, and their biggest celebration of the year at the July 4th Street Fair. The community is also proud of their world renowned Nadadores swim team and Saddleback Community College, which offers some of the best courses in the county. The zipcodes of Mission Viejo are: 92675, 92690, 92691, 92692, 92694

Mission Hospital is the largest hospital in south Orange County and serves as the area's regional trauma center. It also offers one of two Children's Hospital of Orange County locations providing care for children. Mission Viejo has numerous recreational areas such as the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center[18] there are about two parks per square mile. The city has three golf courses, The Mission Viejo Country Club, Casta del Sol Golf Course, and the Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club. At the center of the city is a man-made lake, Lake Mission Viejo, a private association for Mission Viejo residents with custom waterfront homes, condominiums, boat and paddle board rentals, fishing, and swim beaches. Lake Mission Viejo also holds events such as music concerts and movie screenings, usually complimentary for members and typically during the summer season. The Shops at Mission Viejo and the Kaleidescope Courtyards serve as the city's two main shopping, dining and entertainment centers. Both cater to an upper middle class customer demographic and feature family-oriented facilities and services. Mission Viejo also hosts a number of athletic events such as 5K runs and triathlons throughout the year. The city holds a variety of annually recurring events to celebrate holidays including a street fair and fireworks for Independence Day and public decorations and interactive activities for children during the winter holiday season featuring representation for multiple popular religions.

HISTORY
Mission Viejo was purchased by John Forster, a Mexican also known as Don Juan. During the Mexican-American War, Forster provided fresh horses to United States military forces which were used on the march of San Diego to retake Los Angeles. Mission Viejo was a hilly region primarily used as cattle and sheep grazing land, since it was of little use to farmers. This city was one of the last regions of Orange County to be urbanized due to its geologic complexity. In 1960, early developers dismissed most of the land in Mission Viejo as simply "undevelopable".[8] Donald Bren, an urban planner who later became the president of the Irvine Company, drafted a master plan which placed roads in the valleys and houses on the hills, and contoured to the geography of the area.[8] The plan worked, and by 1980 much of the city of Mission Viejo was completed. During the late 1970s and the 1980s, houses in Mission Viejo were in such high demand that housing tracts often sold out before construction even began on them.[9] The houses and shopping centers in the city are almost uniformly designed in a Spanish mission style, with "adobe"-like stucco walls and barrel-tile roofs. Many point to Mission Viejo as the first and largest manifestation of Bren's obsession with Spanish architecture. Bren's company was also the creator of the developments in Irvine, and Newport Beach. The company expanded its operations and went on to build the Lakes project in Tempe, Arizona, Mission Viejo Aurora in Colorado and was the initial master planner of Highlands Ranch, both in the Denver Metropolitan area. The seal of the city of Mission Viejo was designed and drawn by Carl Glassford, an artist and former resident of the city.

Sports
Mission Viejo has a major youth athletic facility, Mission Viejo Youth Athletic Park. The park consists of eight baseball fields and five soccer fields. It is host to Little League District 68, AYSO Region 84, and four competitive soccer clubs: Pateadores Soccer Club, Mission Viejo Soccer Club, West Coast Futbol Club, and Saddleback United Soccer Club. The Mission Viejo Nadadores Swimming and Mission Viejo Nadadores Diving Team won a string of national championships and produced a number of Olympians and world record holders in the 1970s and 1980s. Olympians included Shirley Babashoff, Brian Goodell, Larson Jenson, Maryanne Graham, Nicole Kramer, Casy Converse, Marcia Morey, Dara Torres, and Greg Louganis. Mission Viejo hosted the Road Cycling Events during the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles. The old O'Neill Road was renamed Olympiad Rd. in honor of the Olympic events in 1984. There is also a soccer facility, now used by the town's youth soccer program, that was used as a training field by the United States men's national soccer team before and during the 1994 FIFA World Cup, hosted by the United States. Mission Viejo is the largest AYSO Region in the country. The Saddleback College ballpark hosted the Mission Viejo Vigilantes minor league baseball team of the Western Baseball League from 1996–2001. Now the ballpark has a semi-pro collegiate team, the Orange County Fire. Mission Viejo is also the hometown of NFL quarterback Mark Sanchez, Minnesota Twins pitcher Phil Hughes, and Chicago White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche, former Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Don August, Boston Red Sox outfielder Allen Craig, Top Shot Season 4 Champion Chris Cheng, and PBA Tour Champion Scott Norton.

Mission Viejo neighbors the city of Lake Forest: Lake Forest is a planned community that was once a stagecoach stop between Los Angeles and San Diego. The community then called “El Toro” was in fact formed after WWII with the help of the El Toro Marine Base. Lake Forest became a city in the early 1990’s, and now prides itself on having the first of Orange County’s historical parks by establishing Heritage Hill; the park was created to preserve Lake Forest’s vibrant history. Lake Forest also has a new planned neighborhood, Foothill Ranch offers both wilderness and community. Foothill Ranch is home to The Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park, which consists of trails, rock formations, and streams as well as a rest stop and exhibits. This community is close to shopping, dining and entertainment in South Orange County. Within Lake Forest are the communities of Portola Hills, El Toro and Foothill Ranch. Lake Forest borders Aliso Viejo, Irvine, Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Woods, Laguna Beach and Rancho Santa Margarita. Lake Forest offers fantastic mountain views and quiet living for singles, couples and families in Orange County. Residents enjoy swimming, tennis, basketball, and volleyball at the brand new Concourse Park. The community is just minutes from various shopping centers and marketplaces. The zipcodes of Lake Forest are: 92609, 92630, 92610, 92679. And Mission Viejo neighbors the city of Rancho Santa Margarita: Before it was owned by the O’Neill family, Rancho Santa Margarita was home to Shoshonean Native Americans. RSM is one of the many planned communities in Orange County and is also one of the newest, having become a city in 2000. The community known as “A Small City with the Soul of a Small Village” is the perfect place for families and today nearly 50,000 people call it home. Community activities such as the Fourth of July Celebration and the Summer Concert Series are favorites among residents. Dove Canyon is a gated community in Rancho Santa Margarita. Within Rancho Santa Margarita are the communities of Dove Canyon and Coto De Caza that border the Cleveland National Forest and is best known for its choice golf courses. Rancho Santa Margarita borders Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, Mission Viejo, San Clemente, Talega, Trabucco Canyon and Laguna Niguel. Residents enjoy the outdoors at the Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park and the Wagon Wheel Park Bike Trails, as well as a variety of community and family events such as the Boo Bash and Holiday in the Park. The zipcodes of Rancho Santa Margarita are: 92688, 92679.

What is An Auto Mechanic?

An auto mechanic (or car mechanic in British English and motor mechanic in Australian English) is a mechanic who specializes in automobile maintenance, repair, and sometimes modification. A mechanic may be knowledgeable in working on all parts of a variety of car makes or may specialize either in a specific area or in a specific make of car. In repairing cars, their main role is to diagnose the problem accurately and quickly. They often have to quote prices for their customers before commencing work or after partial disassembly for inspection. The mechanic uses both electronic means of gathering data as well as their senses. Their job may involve the repair of a specific part or the replacement of one or more parts as assemblies.

Basic vehicle maintenance is a fundamental part of a mechanic's work in some countries, while in others they are only consulted when a vehicle is already showing signs of malfunction. Preventative maintenance is also a fundamental part of a mechanic's job, but this is not possible in the case of vehicles that are not regularly maintained by a mechanic. One misunderstood aspect of preventative maintenance is scheduled replacement of various parts, which occurs before failure to avoid far more expensive damage. Because this means that parts are replaced before any problem is observed, many vehicle owners will not understand why the expense is necessary.

With the rapid advancement in technology, the mechanic's job has evolved from purely mechanical, to include electronic technology. Because vehicles today possess complex computer and electronic systems, mechanics need to have a broader base of knowledge than in the past. Lately, the term "auto mechanic" is being used less and less frequently and is being replaced by the euphemistic title “automotive service technician”. Fading quickly is the day of the 'shade tree mechanic', who needed little knowledge of today's computerized systems.

Due to the increasingly labyrinthine nature of the technology that is now incorporated into automobiles, most automobile dealerships now provide sophisticated diagnostic computers to each technician, without which they would be unable to diagnose or repair a vehicle.

 

 

Larry's customers come from all over Orange County, please find some of the zipcodes and cities below:
Anaheim 92801, 92802, 92803, 92804, 92805, 92806, 92807, 92808, 92809, 92812, 92814, 92815, 92816, 92817, 92825, 92850, 92899, Brea 92821, 92822, 92823, Buena Park 90620, 90621, 90622, 90623, 90624, Costa Mesa 92626, 92627, 92628, Cypress 90630, Fountain Valley 92708, 92728, Fullerton 92831, 92832, 92833, 92834, 92835, 92836, 92837, 92838, Garden Grove 92840, 92841, 92842, 92843, 92844, 92845, 92846, Huntington Beach 92605, 92615, 92646, 92647, 92648, 92649, La Habra 90631, 90632, 90633, La Palma 90623, Los Alamitos 90720, 90721, Orange 92856, 92857, 92859, 92861, 92862, 92863, 92864, 92865, 92866, 92867, 92868, 92869, Placentia 92870, 92871, Santa Ana 92701, 92702, 92703, 92704, 92705, 92706, 92707, 92708, 92711, 92712, 92725, 92728, 92735, 92799, Seal Beach 90740, Stanton 90680, Tusin 92780, 92781, 92782, Villa Park 92861, 92867, Westminister 92683, 92684, 92685, Yorba Linda 92885, 92886, 92887, Aliso Viejo 92653, 92656, 92698, Dana Point 92624, 92629, Irvine 92602, 92603, 92604, 92606, 92612, 92614, 92616, 92618, 92619, 92620, 92623, 92650, 92697, 92709, 92710, Laguna Beach 92607, 92637, 92651, 92652, 92653, 92654, 92656, 92677, 92698, Laguna Hills 92637, 92653, 92654, 92656, Laguna Niguel 92607, 92677, Laguna Woods 92653, 92654, Lake Forest 92609, 92630, Mission Viejo 92675, 92690, 92691, 92692, 92694, Newport Beach 92657, 92658, 92659, 92660, 92661, 92662, 92663, Rancho Santa Margarita 92688, San Clemente 92672, 92673, 92674, San Juan Capistrano 92675, 92690, 92691, 92692, 92693, 92694 Ladera Ranch 92694, Coto De Caza 92679 Anaheim Hills 92807, 92808, 92809, 92817 Dove Canyon 92679 Oceanside, CA:92049, 92051, 92052, 92054, 92055, 92056, 92057, 92058, Dove Canyon 92679

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We can work on the following Cars, Trucks, Vans, SUVs, and RVs:
Toyota, Honda, Lexus, Nissan, Infiniiti, Acura, Mitsubishi, Hyundia, Isuzu, Subaru, Mazda, Saturn, Land Rover, , GM, GMC, Ford, , Hummer, Jaguar, Volvo, Chrysler, Volkswagen, Volvo, Saab, Kia, Audi, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Buick, Aston Martin, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Oldsmobile, Peugeot, Porsche, Saturn, Pontiac,Corvette, Lincoln, Daewoo, -Benz, Daimler AG, Holden, Opel, Dodge, Plymoth, Rolls-Royce,
Prius, Highlander, Camry, Civic, Accent, Insight, Escape, Tahoe, GS 450h, Lexus LS 600h L, RX 400h, Mercury Mariner, Altima, Datsun, Blue Bird, SunnyBrook, Airstream, National RV, Thor, Starcraft, Georgie Boy, Rexhall, Holiday Rambler, Dutchmen, Newmar, Jayco, R-Vision, Keystone, Monaco, Forest River, Gulf Stream, Coachmen, Fleetwood, Winnebago.

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