1. The 21st Century Tune Up

    As our vehicles age, we start to notice that they are not running as well as they once were. The fuel mileage will decrease, the engine will run a bit more rough, and you may worry a bit more about a breakdown. As humans we always want to keep everything the same, whether that be us wearing our high school jeans again, or keeping our car in showroom condition. The problem is, without maintenance both our bodies and our vehicles are susceptible to wear and tear. Ways that we combat aging in humans are very apparent when you open see a celebrity on social media. They all use some form of “age …Read More

  2. The New World Order — Self-Driving Cars

    Self-driving cars are a hot button topic in the automotive industry. In fact, it is an issue that has taken notice of just about every facet of the transportation industry. If autonomous vehicles can prove themselves to be worthy of the hype, they have the potential to change the world. At Kearny Mesa Automotive and Transmission, we don't anticipate any changes to our business when autonomous cars are available, we will just keep your car running - whether you drive it in yourself or not. For us the possibility of self-driving cars simply means that our already extremely talented, ASE Certifie…Read More

  3. The Death of The Manual Transmission

    If you listen really hard at night, sometimes you can hear it coming all the way from Detroit. That's right, the swan song of the manual transmission can be heard all the way down here in San Diego. Here at Kearny Mesa Automotive, we don't care what kind of transmission you choose to run, we can fix it. We offer one of Kearny Mesa’s most trusted transmission repair and replacement shops. Of course, fixing your transmission is among a few of the services we offer, and if you need engine replacement or repair of your hybrid vehicle, our ASE Certified technicians have you covered.   Goodbye St…Read More

  4. Kearny Mesa Automotive Manual Transmission Experts

    If there is one thing that we know at Kearny Mesa Automotive and Transmission it is.. well… transmissions. The transmission is one of the most dynamic parts of your vehicle and it is critical that your transmission is not neglected when it is time for the service interval. At Kearny Mesa Automotive in San Diego, we are the most trusted automotive and transmission repair shop — and we have over 30 years of experience working on a wide variety of transmissions. We are equipped to repair transmissions from just about any manufacturer, from Hyundai to BMW to Kia, we can fix them all — and th…Read More

  5. Beat the Summer

    With the rest of the country absolutely freaking out about the subzero temperatures and all that, we thought it would be a good time to remind everyone about maintenance that should be done before we get to the really hot time of year. Of course that is a little ways off but it will come around soon enough. Like many of those people up north have to perform all sorts of rituals to get their vehicles ready for winter, those of us that live in San Diego should think about summer the same way. How many times have you been on the 805 and passed a car spewing white smoke from the engine compartment…Read More

  6. Transmission Fluid Change

    Last time, we talked about the fluids in your car and the effect they could have on your trip to Grandma's house this holiday season. At Kearny Mesa Automotive and Transmission we want all of our customers and neighbors to have a worry-free holiday season filled with family and friends. The last thing you want to worry about is your car when out shopping or enjoying your time off. With over 30 years in the business, Kearny Mesa Automotive can help you worry less and give you confidence that your car is in top shape. Whether you bring your car in for an oil change or something much more complex…Read More

  7. Have Confidence in Your Car this Holiday Season

      Thankfully the holiday season is upon us. This time of year brings to mind gatherings with family, friends, and coworkers. It is at the same time stressful and joyful with all of the commitments, dinners, and parties to attend. The last thing you want to worry about is your car. The professionals at Kearny Mesa Automotive and Transmission want you to know that we are here for you through the holidays and beyond. We are proud to have served the people of San Diego in 2018 and look forward to what 2019 will bring. Regardless, we will still be your trusted, local automotive and transmissio…Read More

  8. Tires, Alignment and Suspension 101.2

    No, 101.2 is not meant to be the call sign of the local San Diego radio station, this is the second installment of the Kearny Mesa Automotive and Transmission series on tires, suspension and alignment. We left off last time talking about alignments and the factors that can contribute to tire wear, and vehicle safety issues. We also covered the differences between bias ply tires and radial tires, contact patch and proper tire pressures. This time we would like to dig a little deeper in to the steering system as it relates to wheel alignment and how choosing aftermarket tires can affect the perf…Read More

  9. Tires 101

    Who thinks about tires? Well, if you are someone who is into wheels and tires as a customization for your car, you probably do. But your wheels and tires are much more than simply an accessory to make your car or truck look good, they are integral to the overall performance. The size of your wheels and tires mean much more than aesthetics, they are your only contact with the road. At Kearny Mesa Automotive and Transmission we are proud to offer exceptional wheel alignment as well as superior vehicle repair and transmission repair/replacement. Let’s talk a bit about your tires and why they ar…Read More

  10. The Importance of Fuel

    Last time we talked a bit about the check engine light and the ramifications that it can have on emissions testing. This time we wanted to talk a little bit about the fuel system in your vehicle and what you can do to extend its life at home. At Kearny Mesa Automotive and Transmission, we are committed to the needs of our clients and their vehicles. We know what it is like to have a broken down vehicle at the worst possible time and we will do everything we can to do our job right, so you can drive with confidence. We specialize in transmissions and general automotive repair; proudly serving S…Read More