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HELPFUL TIPS FOR SAN DIEGO DRIVERS
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What is ASE?

You’ve probably heard about “ASE certified mechanics” and seen the blue logo fairly often, but maybe haven’t...
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Clutch Maintenance and Repair

If you’re like most people and drive a vehicle with an automatic transmission you don’t ever think about a clutch.  Which...
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Maintaining Your Car’s...

It’s easy to take the “path of least resistance” such as having all your vehicle maintenance done at the dealership...
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Should You Rotate Your Tires?

With the winter rainy season upon us, good tire treads are especially important for maintaining good traction and control.  Whether or...
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Engine Repairs & Engine...

With today’s vehicles you’re more likely to see a check engine light before noticing yourself that your car or truck needs an...
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Vehicle Fluids and Filters

There are quite a few fluids you should check to keep your car safe and performing at its best.  They should be kept at the proper...
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Automotive Ignition System

Your vehicle’s automotive ignition system is electrical, so why would it need maintenance? Your car or truck’s electrical...
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Why Choose A Local...

With such busy lives many of us often make choices on autopilot without really thinking about it.  Such as taking our cars back to the...
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Summerize Your Car

When I was a kid I thought summer began on the first day that hit 100 degrees.  More than a little bit older (and hopefully wiser) I now...
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Automotive Suspension Service

More than smoothing out bumps and the many potholes in San Diego,  your car, SUV, or truck‘s suspension system is an important...
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Steering Repair and...

Most people don’t think about maintenance for power steering, but it’s an important part of any vehicle’s factory...
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Radiator and Cooling System...

It’s fall and you’re in Southern California, so you might think you can put off any auto radiator and cooling system service...
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The Scoop on Chassis Lube Jobs

Chassis lubrication isn’t just about squeaks on bumps, pot holes, and turns.  Although those are important symptoms, a lube...
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Regular Oil Changes for Your...

You know you need an oil change, typically every 3,000 to 5,000 miles.  But did you know that even with fewer miles it needs changing...
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Check Engine Light Scan San...

Did that mysterious “check engine” light just come on?  On some vehicles it might be labeled “service needed,”...