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9777 Foothill Blvd.,
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm

Brush Up On the Rules of the Road

Brush Up On the Rules of the Road

Rancho Cucamonga youth are about to head back to school where they’ll soon be learning lessons and reviewing for tests.

High school students start Monday, Aug. 8th while elementary and middle school students begin Thursday, Aug. 11th.

Extra traffic, return of school buses to roadways and the possibility that children are walking and riding bikes to and from school means there’s a greater chance for children and vehicles to come into contact. For drivers, both young and old, it’s a good time to brush up on some of the lessons learned during Driver’s Ed to ensure the safety of both children returning to school and fellow drivers.

Watch your speed
While driving in marked school zones, drivers need to remember that the speed limit signs posted apply every day, all day. While many drivers assume the speed limit only applies during school hours, they forget that there are evening and weekend activities such as sports practices and games, theatre rehearsals and school dances.

Be alert around school buses
As school buses return to the roadways, remember that yellow flashing lights mean the driver is preparing to let children off the bus so you should slow down and give him or her a wide berth. When the red flashing lights come on and the stop sign extends, drivers are legally required to stop in either direction. Remain stopped until all children are safely across the road and the bus driver retrieves the stop sign, turns off the flashing red lights and begins to move forward again. The exception to this traffic rule, however, comes into play when the bus is stopped on the other side of a divided or multi-lane highway. In that case, drivers on the other side of the highway continue to drive at the posted speed without stopping.

Children are unpredictable
Drivers should also remember that kids are unpredictable. They often dart out into traffic without realizing how quickly a car will reach them and they may not use crosswalks

Inexperienced drivers
Finally, it is likely that many new drivers will share the road with you. Their inexperience means that experienced drivers need to be more vigilant.

Should an accident occur, know that you can count on us to help to provide auto collision repair that will get you back on the road as good as new.

Our Foothill Auto Body team wishes you all a great year!

Exceeding Your Expectations With Workmanship and a Lifetime Guarantee

Foothill Auto Body
9777 Foothill Blvd.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
909.987.4609

It’s Camping Season!

It’s Camping Season!

The sun is out and its time to head outdoors! Ready to camp?

The Bonita Ranch is open in Lytle Creek, CA! Only a half hour from Rancho Cucamonga, The Bonita Ranch offers quiet, shady campsites and nice RV lots with hookups and they have a bevy of attractions to offer.

Located in the foothills of San Bernardino National Forest, The Bonita Ranch is accessible from the 15 or the 215 and is close to the the San Manuel Amphitheater and Auto Club Speedway.

They offer a group BBQ pit that is designed for large groups. There is a beautiful canyon that is ready for hiking, and Lytle Creek offers fishing year round. There is even a beautiful waterfall trickling over the creek for you to seek out and find.

If you are bringing an RV, full hookup sites catering water, electric and sewer service are available. You can camp daily for $36.00 per night for 2 people. Packages are available for more nights or more people.

If you are looking to tent camp, the price drops to just $25 per day with $2 per additional person. Small dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a leash. Check them out at www.bonitaranchcampground.com.

Also in Lytle Creek is the Mountain Lakes Camping Resort. Mountain Lakes offers a variety of campsites for both tent or RV camping, but also extends an opportunity to rent a “Resort Park Model” cabin. The “Resort Models” sleep six and come equipped with a full kitchen, picnic table, and stationary bike.

Amenities at the Mountain Lake Camping Resort include family as well as adult pools and octagon spas, miniature golf, shuffle board and a basketball court. You will definitely be able to enjoy nature, as they offer two fishing lakes, paddle boats, and a lake observation deck.

You can learn more about their offerings at www.mountainlakesca.com.

Regardless of where you head out to on your camping excursion, you can count on Foothill Auto Body to help you with your vehicle needs.  For auto collision repair services you can trust Foothill Auto Body.

Exceeding Your Expectations With Workmanship and a Lifetime Guarantee

Foothill Auto Body
9777 Foothill Blvd.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
909.987.4609

Our Hours:
Monday- Friday, 8am to 5pm

Safety first when it comes to water sports

Safety first when it comes to water sports

With temperatures rising, more and more Californians are headed to beaches, pools, rivers and lakes to find some relief from the heat.

Water-related activities help make summer one of the most fun times of the year, but it’s important to remember activities around water can also be dangerous if precautions aren’t taken. The National Drowning Prevention Alliance says that many people who drown never intend to be in water and often drown within 10-30 feet of safety.

In a recent letter, Governor Jerry Brown Jr. shared that “10 people die from unintentional drowning every day.” The Center for Disease Control notes that drowning is the leading cause of death for kids five and younger and can cause permanent brain damage for those in near-drowning situations. The organization estimates that 3,400 people drown annually in the U.S.

The Rancho Cucamonga Fire District wants you to know the ABCs of water safety:

Active Adult Supervision
Experts will tell you every minute counts when it comes to supervision of children around water. RCFD encourages you to designate a “water watcher,” a single adult whose sole job it is to supervise children in and around the water. That adult should put away all reading material and electronic devices, and avoid human interaction, that could distract them from the important task in front of them. The designated watcher should be in close proximity to children under his or her watch to provide quick action if required.

Barriers
Pool owners should be sure to address pool safety. A fence will help keep children out of the pool area. Owners should ensure that gates are locked and nothing is around the fence to allow someone to climb over. An added safeguard would involve placing alarms on windows and doors that lead to the pool area.

Classes
Ensuring that children know how to behave in and around water can reduce their risk of drowning. It is also important that individuals get trained in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Knowing CPR can give someone in distress time needed for emergency personnel to arrive. It can save lives. If you’re interested in aquatic programs that teach swimming, check out the Chaffey College Summer Swim Program, the Cove Water Park, the City of Ontario Aquatics Program, the Claremont Club Swim Lessons, the City of Fontana Aquatics Program and the Riverside Aquatics Association. If you’d like to learn CPR in Rancho Cucamonga, check out the classes offered at the Fire Station and Goldy Lewis Center/Central Park.

Individuals participating in water sports should also:

• Have a cellphone handy in order to make a 9-1-1 call should the need arise

• Avoid placing confidence in inflatable flotation devices as a substitute for adult supervision

• Encourage use of life jackets when on or near water

• Swim only in designated areas and within the individual’s skill level

• Venture out with a swim buddy

• Avoid alcohol use

• Tell someone where you plan to boat, paddleboard or swim

• Avoid diving into water where you risk encountering hidden dangers that can cause paralysis and other injuries

• Skip late-night swims

The team at Foothill Auto Body wishes you a fun, safe summer on the water.

If you’re not so lucky on the state’s roadways and find yourself in need of auto collision repair services, bring your car in and let us provide a free estimate for repairs.

For auto collision repair services you can trust, contact Foothill Auto Body.

Foothill Auto Body
9777 Foothill Blvd.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
909.987.4609

Our Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8am to 5pm

July! Let’s Hit The Beach!

July! Let’s Hit The Beach!

Just over an hour’s drive from Foothill Auto Body, two of Southern California’s best beach communities are ready and waiting for you!

Newport Beach and Crystal Cove State Park are both easy drives from Rancho Cucamonga! In Newport Beach, you will find long stretches of sandy beaches. Crystal Cove State Park offers great beaches and a bluff with hiking and mountain biking trails. Here are some of the beach choices at each location:

Balboa Peninsula Beach – Newport Beach
Balboa Peninsula Beach is popular place with many nice amenities. While they offer a fishing pier, most visitors are focused on getting wet. The “Surf is Up” at Balboa Peninsula Beach! You can surf, bike, skate or just set up your chair and sunbathe. This city beach is outfitted with firepits, a grass park, picnic tables, play areas and a paved bike path. When you get hungry, you will find plenty of restaurants nearby.

Little Corona Del Mar Beach– Newport Beach
If going deep is your preferred state of water exploration, Little Corona Del Mar Beach is where you are going to want to unpack your gear. This rocky cove draws snorklers and scuba divers alike. Check in with the lifeguard and head out to enjoy the rocky outlets. This is also a great place for birdwatching.

Cameo Shores Beach– Newport Beach
If you are looking to explore a rocky shoreline and put your hands into a tidepool, Cameo Shores Beach, just up from Little Corona Del Mar Beach is the option for you. Most of the beach is wet at high tide, so you are going to want to plan to arrive while the tide is out. Your walk will be worth it, as you will find the beach riddled with colorful tide pools and some great places for cliffdiving. This is THE spot for seashell collecting!

Marina Park– Newport Beach
If you are looking for a great spot to swim where the water is clear, Marina Park is the place to be. The water conditions here are perfect for stand up paddleboarding and kayaking. Its also super close to Newport Pier Beach, so there are tons of great restaurants to choose from.

Little Treasure Cove– Crystal Cove State Park
Want to see whales? The observation platform at Little Treasure Cove offers a great whale watching vantage point. Below the observation platform are beautiful tide pools that can be explored at low tides. There is a paved bike path and hiking to fill out your day during high tides.

Los Tracos Beach– Crystal Cove State Park
Within the historic district of Crystal Cove State Park is Los Trancos Beach where Los Trancos Creek flows into the Pacific. Here you will find vintage beach homes that have been preserved and can be rented for your stay. You can also pitch a tent in the nearby campground. You’ll find some great shopping and restaurants nearby along with swimming and scuba at the beach.

Pelican Point Beach– Crystal Cove State Park
Here you will find a broad beach that slopes gradually and changes drastically froma narrow beach at high tide to a wide beach with rocks in the surf at low tide. Scuba divers start their explorations from the north side near Pelican Point. The tidepools and beach walking will keep you occupied, as you watch the surfers riding the waves.

Treasure Cove Beach– Crystal Cove State Park
Last but not least, Treasure Cove Beach within Crystal Cove State Park is accessed from hiking trails that lead down from the steep bluff. It is popular with surfers and scuba divers who enjoy exploring the reefs in the underwater park. It’s tall rock wall has an observation deck and, if you are feeling especially brave, there are caves to explore.

Taking a days outing to the beach from Rancho Cucamonga will run you about an hour and a half each way. Expect traffic to be heavy as you near Newport Beach.

If we at Foothill Auto Body can assist you prior to or after your trip, please don’t hesitate to call us at 909.987.4609.

We are proud to be a trusted I-CAR® Certified facility.

Exceeding Your Expectations With Workmanship and a Lifetime Guarantee.

Foothill Auto Body
9777 Foothill Blvd.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
909.987.4609

Our Hours:
Monday- Friday, 8am to 5pm

Tips for Traveling with Children During Road Trips!

Tips for Traveling with Children During Road Trips!

Foothill Auto Body is excited that the summer months will soon be upon us. What better time to take a road trip with the family. No matter what destination you choose there are a few things that will assist you with safe and pleasurable travels.

  • Fuel: Before you set out on your trip, take a look at a map and guestimate where you’ll need to stop and refuel. Find an interesting place to have a meal in the vicinity. We agree that historic diners and lakeside picnics make for interesting stops along the way. This will detour you from stopping and starting to your final destination. Combining gas stops with breaks saves a lot of time in the long run.
  • Boredom: If you are traveling with children on a long trip, boredom can easily set in. For longer road trips try playing trivia games or “I Spy” to keep from getting to restless. This is a great way to occupy time and spend quality time together.
  • Money Savings: Like most travelers, you may be looking for ways to cut back on your expenses. Pack plenty of pre-bought snacks and perhaps rent DVDs from your local library (often times free) to entertain the kiddos on the road.
  • Cleaning Supplies: Whenever traveling with a small baby or toddler you can bring along a box of denture cleanser tablets. They are great for cleaning pacifiers, baby spoons, sippy cup lids and anything else that is hard to sterilize while you are on the road.
  • Paperwork: Before heading out it is a good idea to make sure all of your identification, paperwork (driver’s license, registration, insurance) is up to date and securely tucked away in an easy to get to location like the glove box.
  • Exercise: When traveling with antsy children you may want to pack a toy bag with essentials to burn off some of their excess energy at road stops. Jump ropes, inflatable beach balls, a stop watch for running or sidewalk chalk for hopscotch and foursquare are a few items that may come in handy.
  • Entertainment: Every parent who drives with kids in the car needs to know about org, a worldwide automobile safety program that distributes free cell phone headsets to anyone who wants one. To get a free headset for your cell phone, you just need to sign up and select the make and model of the cell phone you use. They will send you a free headset, but you pay the shipping charges (about $5).
  • Hotels: If your road trip will require an overnight stay, take advantage of hotels that offer free breakfast to cut down on meal costs. It is also recommended that you acclimate your children with the hotel room. Take a few minutes after settling into a new hotel room to show them how to operate the hotel phone. Kids should know how to contact the front desk, how to get an outside line, and how to call for an ambulance.

Our certified technicians are ready to answer any questions you have about the auto collision repair process. We have convenient hours. Stop by and see us today.

For auto collision repair services you can trust contact Foothill Auto Body.


Exceeding Your Expectations With Workmanship and a Lifetime Guarantee

Foothill Auto Body
9777 Foothill Blvd.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
909.987.4609

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