1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Take Care of Your Furry Friends

    The crushing heat of summer is here and hopefully your air conditioner is working. If not, hopefully you are able to get your head out of the car, either that or pay a visit to San Diego’s finest auto repair facility, Kearny Mesa Automotive. There is nothing better for a dog than hanging his head out of the window, tongue hanging out and nose in the breeze. We all love driving with our furry friends, the ideal road trip companions. In this day and age, our dogs have become much more than simply pets, they are confidants, support animals and part of the family. More than ever, people are cons…Read More

  4. Items to Always Have Stashed in Your Car

    We’ve all been there, on the side of the road with a flat tire or in a parking garage with no starter cables. These situations are some of the most helpless ones that you can find yourself in. You sit and wait for someone to ask if you need help, maybe call AAA or, maybe, if you’re feeling desperate enough you ask someone if they’ve got a set of jumper cables they can help you get up and running with. These situations, while entirely unexpected, are the ones that teach us the lessons on what to have in order to always be prepared. At Kearny Mesa Auto, we have worked on quite a few cars t…Read More

  5. What’s Leaking From My Car? – Part 3

    Hopefully, you’re finding this series of blogs all at once, and have not waited 3 weeks to determine whether or not the leak in your car is listed in our blog post. If the liquid that you have been trying to identify hasn’t been any of the ones that we’ve mentioned thus far into the series, there are still a few other liquids in your vehicle that could be leaking. We are going to cover two more liquids that could possibly be leaking from your vehicle and require pretty immediate repairs. Power Steering Fluid Turning the steering wheel of your car is something that is pretty necessary whe…Read More

  6. What’s Leaking From My Car? – Part 2

    In our last blog post, we covered a few different liquids that could be leaking from your car and how you can best identify them. While the chances of it being either of those liquids is a possibility, they are not the only liquids that leak from vehicles and aren’t necessarily the ones that are leaking from your vehicle. The team of professional mechanics at our local auto repair shop have built on the list of liquids that may very well be leaking from your vehicle. Brake Fluid One of the parts of a vehicle that people rarely correlate with liquid are the breaks. While it may seem like an u…Read More

  7. What’s Leaking From My Car?

    While most people don’t know why their car is leaking, it’s a pretty general understanding that leaks are never a good thing. At Kearny Mesa Auto Repair, we work with different types of cars each and every day, and we meet plenty of people that are unsure what it is that is leaking from their car. Rather than run tests on every part of your car that requires some sort of fluid, we have broken down the different fluids that are most likely to be leaking from your car. That way, when you come into visit our automotive repair shop, you can at least provide us with a centralized area of where …Read More

  8. Spring Maintenance Tips

    It’s important that you take care of your car; after all, it is the one thing that you should be able to rely on day in and day out. If you’re someone who relies on your car to get to and from work, as well as to all of your fun and favorite activities in Kearney Mesa, you need to know how to prepare your car for the hot weather summer will bring. Five Tips To Keep Your Car In Pristine Condition Before we know it the roads will be rising in temperature and our cars will be feeling the heat! If you aren’t someone who tends to pay much attention to this type of maintenance, it’s time tha…Read More

  9. When Does Your Car Need An Oil Change?

    Cars are becoming part of families. If you haven’t noticed, many families are holding onto cars these days, which is pretty impressive when compared to previous decades. Preceding 2016, car owners would trade in their vehicle after only two years of ownership; however, the residents of Kearny Mesa are starting to change. In today’s economy, many car owners have begun to hold onto their older vehicles, not because they don’t want a new car, but because they simply can’t afford to buy a new one. It’s with the utmost importance our local auto repair shop advises that you keep your older…Read More

  10. Bad Unknown Tire Details

    If there’s one detail that people ignore most about their car, it’s the age of their tires. Age of tires is an important aspect of every car if you’re expecting to stay safe. Because of this, the car repair experts at Kearny Mesa Automotive have some ways that you can check tire age to reveal whether or not you need to replace your car’s wheels. Keep an Eye On Your Tires Did you know that once tires reach a certain milestone (literally), it’s time for a change? Driving can become more of a hazard each time you set foot on the gas pedal if your tires are outdated. But why? The rubber…Read More