Pacific Automotive - Your Local Dealer Alternative Auto Repair Center

Serving San Diego Over 25 Years

5181 Santa Fe St San Diego

(858) 925-5359

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Back to School: Auto...

With school season soon starting your car’s safety and dependability are even more important.  Whether you’re a parent...
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Summer Heat

Hot summer day?  It shouldn’t come as any surprise that heat puts a strain on your car’s cooling system.  But you may be...
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Time for a Tune Up?

Despite advanced engine control systems, today’s cars and trucks still need a tune-up from time to time.  It’s an important...
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Don’t Skimp on Car...

You may have heard the saying, “If you don’t schedule time for your car’s maintenance your car will schedule it for...
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Extended Car Warranties

Extended car warranties cover repairs after the manufacturer’s standard warranty expires.  You could think of it as insurance...
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Our 3 Year / 36,000 Mile...

Interested in a 3 year warranty? California laws mean that in most situations you have the right to choose any licensed repair shop for...
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Commercial Bus Maintenance

Our staff, technicians, and ASE Certified master mechanics work together save you administrative time and reduce commercial bus...
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What are Diesel Particulate...

Diesel cars, trucks and buses are often associated with dark smoky exhausts.  That’s a result of incompletely burned fuel.  But...
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What’s the Deal With...

We’re often asked if it’s worth switching to synthetic oil.  Sometimes the answer is simple.  If the vehicle’s...
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2018 Models with the Best...

All new vehicles take a big hit in value the moment you drive them off the lot.  That’s why it’s smart to buy a late-model...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,”...
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Transmission Repair

Almost everyone knows that their car needs an oil change every 3,000 miles.  Transmissions also need fluid changes and service, but...
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Brake Repair Mission Bay

Summer is around the corner in Mission Bay, San Diego and its time to make sure your brake repair and service is handled so you and your...
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Auto Air Conditioning Service

It’s almost summer, so it’s time for an automotive air conditioning check-up.  Even in mild weather you can end up...
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Scheduled Maintenance

Every make and model of motor vehicle has a regular maintenance schedule prescribed by the factory. Why?  They want your new car,...
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Automotive Electrical Repairs

Does your car, truck, or van have an electrical problem?  The last thing you want is someone who wiggles wires and replaces things,...
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It’s Winter, But...

The cooling system of your car, SUV, truck, or van needs to be checked regularly. Do-it-your checks (described below) should be done at...
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San Diego Infiniti...

Are you looking for top-quality maintenance, diagnostic, and repair services for your Infiniti?  Here in San Diego, Pacific Automotive...
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Infiniti Auto Repair in La...

If you’re looking for quality Infiniti scheduled service and repairs that maintain your warranty, call Pacific Automotive in La...
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Pacific Automotive Brake...

Your vehicle’s braking system is often your first and last defense in avoiding an accident.  Just a few feet difference in...
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The Best in Transmission...

  The transmission is part of your vehicle’s power train which consists of the engine, transmission, drive shaft,...

 

 

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