1. 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

  2. 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

  3. What is That Little Light That Keeps Coming On?

    In modern dashboards there are more lights than a Griswold Christmas display. They can pop on for seemingly no reason at all and have the annoying characteristic of costing the owner much more money than they are worth. The old tongue in cheek “repair” for these persistent lights is to put a piece of black tape over them. That will not make the problem go away unfortunately and it may do more harm than good. At Kearny Mesa Automotive and Transmission we can translate the lights for you and suggest a repair solution. We proudly employ ASE Certified Technicians and our experience spans over …Read More

  4. ASE Master Certified Technician, Kearny Mesa Automotive

    When you need a mechanic, and you have not built a relationship with Kearny Mesa Automotive already, it can be a bit stressful choosing who to work on your car or truck. After all, your vehicle is probably one of the most important things that you own. It is a valuable tool to take you to work, get the kids to school and provide valuable transportation for your family. Your car is also a way to get away and maybe hit the beach or take a road trip. As Americans we depend on our cars for just about everything that we do and cars this day and age are generally pretty bulletproof. The issues that …Read More

  5. Air Conditioning Maintenance

    Living in sunny southern California has may benefits, including the constant sunny and warm weather, the beautiful landscape, as well as the close proximity to the Pacific Ocean. As much as you may enjoy this incredible weather, your car is working hard to provide you with the cool air necessary to stay comfortable while traveling in warm weather. Your air conditioner plays an integral part in keeping you cool while in the car, so having it regularly checked out can help ensure that it is performing at its highest capacity. When your car is getting maintenance for your A/C unit, a measurement …Read More

  6. Items to Always Have Stashed in Your Car – Part 2

    In our last blog post, we covered a few of the items that you should make sure you always have in your car, and while they were all important items, they aren’t the only items that you should do your best to keep around. We have dug up a few other items that will always prove to be helpful when you’ve got them handy in your vehicle. Reflective Triangles In the chance that you are in an accident or your car breaks down, it’s always great to have reflective triangles that can make it known that your car is there so that any other passing cars see it before it gets hit. This is also a great…Read More

  7. How Often Should You Replace Your Tires

    When you live in San Diego, it’s hard to deny that a majority of time spent is on the road. Between the traffic and the long drives from one spot to the next, our car definitely gets quite a bit of miles on it. In our last blog post we touched on the importance of wheel rotation and the effect that it can have on your car, but today we are going to talk about another element of car efficiency and safety, and that’s your tires. Replacing Your Tires Replacement tires aren’t cheap, especially if you’re looking for tires that are going to last you a long time. While they aren’t always th…Read More

  8. How Often Should Your Tires Be Rotated

    If you’re not extremely knowledgeable with cars, chances are that you sort out the importance of auto maintenance. Not sure what we mean? Oil changes are a must, we all know that they need to happen roughly once a month or every 3000 miles; easy to remember. Same goes for the times that that daunting check engine light comes on, that calls for an immediate visit to the repair shop. But what is the case for tire rotation? Most maintenance visits will include this service in their checklist, but if that weren’t the case, do you know how often you should be getting your tires rotated? What is…Read More

  9. Keep your Car Safe With a Sun Shade

    For many, having a perfect car is crucial. A car that needs zero attention from an auto repair facility is a goal for all car owners. Every part under the hood to the interior of the car should be working flawlessly. If you’ve been doing your part to keep your car safe, secure and in working order, it’s time to learn why the local auto repair experts here in Kearny Mesa believe that using a sun shade in your vehicle can benefit you over time, even if you think the sun does no harm. Benefits of Using a Sun Shade The most obvious benefit is reducing the amount of sunlight entering the interi…Read More

  10. Tips To Keep Your Car Running This Summer

    It’s important to keep your car running as smoothly as possible, from the inside-out. Whether you’re taking a road trip across the country or commuting to and from work each day, your car should be prepared well for spring and summer months here in Kearny Mesa. In our previous blog, we started giving readers some of the easiest tasks to complete to make sure their cars are running flawlessly. These tasks included removing leftover salt from the cooler months and having the suspension and alignment checked for problems. Here are more tips to keep your car in absolute pristine condition: Get…Read More