1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  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