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How to get personalized plates

Q: I want to order a personalized license plate for my sister. How do I know if the sequence of letters and words that I want is available?

A: The California DMV website makes this easier than ever. By visiting dmv.ca.gov and clicking the “Special Interest and Personalized Plate” link, you’ll be able to enter the configuration of numbers and/or letters that you want and know immediately if it is available.


Easy strategies for countering 'hard starts'

In the past couple of weeks, I have had a few of my VW and Audi customers complain about “hard starts” from their vehicles in the morning. As the weather turns colder, there are things we can look for and check to try to prevent this from happening.

For your consideration: Chrysler 300S, Nissan Leaf


Courtesy of ChrYsler
The Chrysler 300S rules in size, quality and equipment for the price.

We recently drove a pair of new models – the Chrysler 300S and the Nissan Leaf SL. Following is our quick take on each of them.

Chrysler 300S

What is it? Full-size near-luxury four-door, five-passenger family sedan.

'Funabout' Fiat


Photos courtesy of Fiat
The 2014 Fiat 500e uses 29 kilowatt-hours per 100 miles, which the engineers claim is the equivalent of 116 mpg of gas use. It has a sticker price of $33,095.

If you believe in climate change, would love to see alternative fuels used to reduce carbon emissions and are an early adopter of new technologies, be glad you live here.

How to prep your car for the winter

I had a customer ask me the other day how she could best prepare her car for winter.


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