Yearly Archives: 2020

Best Weekend Getaways For Families In Southern California

Best Weekend Getaways For Families In Southern California

Spring break will be here before you know it, and if you like to plan ahead, now would be the perfect time to start thinking of spring break destinations for you and your family. Fortunately, the team at Japanese Carmasters has come to the rescue. Here are the best weekend getaways for families in Southern California:  Dana Point: If you are looking to soak in the sun, Dana Point is a relaxing spot for families on a budget. It is located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego.  Joshua Tree: For hiking, camping, or snapping pictures of the Dr. Seussian trees, Joshua Tree is the perfect place for outdoor adventures.  Big Bear: Located only 1.5 hours away from Los Angeles, you can ski, snowboard, and play in the snow to your heart’s desire at Big Bear.  Carlsbad: Carlsbad is the home to both LEGOLAND California and the legendary Flower Fields, which can you can explore to your heart’s content.  Oxnard: This beach town is just north of Malibu an ... read more

Tips For Driving In Snow, Just In Case Winter Surprises Us Again In San Diego

Tips For Driving In Snow, Just In Case Winter Surprises Us Again In San Diego

We never know what Mother Nature may have in store for us. Last year, winter surprised us in Southern California. In February 2019, it snowed in Los Angeles, at Lake Elsinore and in the Elsinore Mountains, and it was so thick, it closed the I-5 Grapevine. Just in case Mother Nature decides to decorate our Southern California mountaintops with some snow, we want you to be prepared. Here are some tips for driving in the snow:  Think smooth! In the snow, your tires aren’t gripping the road very well, and if you drive with jerky movements, you might find yourself in a tricky situation. Slow and steady will win the race.  Think ahead! The key to staying safe is anticipation. The slippier the road gets, the more you need to think, look, and plan ahead. If you see an upcoming turn or stop, make sure to slow down and focus.  Most of our vehicles will be equipped with a stability-control system. If your wheels are straying off the intended path, you will see a flashing w ... read more

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