1. Signs of a Troubled Transmission

    Many car owners’ worst fear is their vehicle’s transmission slipping. It can be a costly repair that should only be completed by transmission repair specialists, such as those here at Kearny Mesa Automotive. Because catching the fail before it happens is better than catching it too late, our transmission repair specialists have prepared today’s blog to provide readers with the information they need: Signs of a failing transmission. Signs Your Car’s Transmission Needs TLC Fluid Leaks Fluid leaks are an obvious sign that your car’s transmission needs to have a transmission repair speci…Read More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. When Was The Last Time Your Car’s Brakes Were Replaced?

    There is nothing wrong with a car that is five, 10 or even 15-years-old. There are many great features in older cars that many individuals love, but there are some things that you need to do as a responsible car owner to make sure your vehicle stays in tip-top shape. In our previous post, we mentioned that folks are starting to hold onto their older cars to save some money. Kearny Mesa’s most trusted repair shop brought you the first thing you could do to prolong the life of your car, and that is changing the oil every 5,000 to 7,000 miles. But what about the brakes? Brakes Without brakes, y…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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. 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 compounds that make up a …Read More

  7. Why Choose Wheel Alignment?

    It can be incredibly difficult to understand why your car burns rubber like crazy. No matter if you drive one mile a day or 70 miles a day, your car’s wheels better be straight. You may think that your car will only burn rubber if you drag race, but the reality of it is that if your wheels are misaligned, your tires will wear out much faster than you anticipated. Importance of Wheel Alignment When the wheels on your vehicle are out of alignment, a multitude of problems may arise. And these problems can affect nearly any system in your car, such as the miles per gallon your car provides. When…Read More

  8. Can Your Vehicle Avoid Winter Blues?

    If you’ve been planning a trip to a winter wonderland, you must first know all about winter breakdowns that may occur if you bring your Kearny Mesa vehicle along with you. In our previous post, the #1 repair shop, Kearny Mesa Automotive, started giving drivers some of the most common car problems that cause breakdowns by extreme cold, here are a few more. Stripped Teeth Did you know that your car’s water pump can freeze in extreme weather? If your vehicle's’ water pump becomes frozen, your engine may strip the teeth off of the timing belt, which could lead to expensive internal engine da…Read More

  9. Common Winter Car Troubles

    Are you planning on taking a road trip anytime soon? Understandably, the weather here in Kearny Mesa doesn’t get too crazy, but if you are driving to a climate where you aren’t very experienced, you could end up with some car troubles that you’ve never run into before! According to TheAA.com, here are the most common car problems that folks experience in the cold winter climates that you’re traveling to. Frozen Screen Washers Although this doesn’t classify as a breakdown, your screenwash additive may cause you some problems wherever you’re traveling this winter. To avoid this, fill…Read More

  10. Are Your Prepared For An Emergency?

    No matter how long you’ve been driving the roads in Kearny Mesa, an emergency might happen. Whether your car’s transmission is in need of a repair or you’ve endured a flat tire, the following items may be of assistance when you end up on the side of the road for hours. Extra Batteries When you’re stuck for hours at a time, you may be in need of extra power. Power from batteries should help you keep your phone charged so that you can call for help. Another item you should think about keeping is a flashlight. In this case, you’ll definitely need some extra energy stored to keep it lit.…Read More