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HELPFUL TIPS FOR SAN DIEGO DRIVERS
fuel efficiency

Fuel Efficiency: 2018 Top...

With fall approaching it’s a good time to start thinking about taking advantage of model-year close out sales.  There’s a...
2018 Honda

2018 Honda Models

Why talk about 2018 Honda models now? Considering the big drop in resale value all new cars have “the minute you drive them off the...
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Top 10 Most Reliable Makes of...

We’re often asked which makes of cars are the most reliable. There’s a dozen or more things to consider when choosing a new...
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The Latest in Honda...

Vehicles rolling off today’s assembly lines incorporate an advanced network of dozens of microcomputers.  So we keep up-to-date...
transmission symptoms

Transmission Symptoms

Beware of transmission symptoms indicating a problem can prevent larger problems down the road. With regular maintenance according to the...
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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...
automotive ignition system

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...
Summerize Your Car

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...
San Diego Suspension

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...