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How To Decide If You Need New Brakes

How To Decide If You Need New Brakes

Photo by DK Photography on Unsplash How To Decide If You Need New Brakes If you drive a car, you know the importance of good brakes. Going may be the most important thing your vehicle does, but stopping is pretty essential, too. For being such an important thing, though, it’s not always easy to know when your brakes need to be replaced. This can lead to dangerous situations if you’re not careful. Here are a few tips to help you decide if you need to replace your brakes.  Warning Signs You Need New Brakes One of the best ways to know if you need new brakes is to be aware of the warning signs. Some of the most common signs that you need to replace your brakes are a grinding noise when you press the brake pedal, a squealing noise when you press the brake pedal, or a vibrating feeling when you press the brake pedal.   Additionally, you might just feel that someth ... read more

Why Are Oil Changes So Important?

Why Are Oil Changes So Important?

Photo by Rinald Rolle on Unsplash New year, new chance to take care of your vehicle and ensure its optimal lifespan. You may want to start your car care resolutions with the basics, but what does that entail? Oil changes are an essential part of car maintenance. They're something that many people don't think much about, but they can make a big difference in how well your car runs.    In this article, we'll look at why oil changes are so significant, what happens when you do or do not change your car's oil regularly and why choosing the right type of oil is critical. We'll also cover some essential tips for ensuring your engine stays clean and protected during its lifetime! What An Oil Change Does Your car's engine needs oil to perform its most basic function: lubricate the moving parts, so they don't wear out. A well-maintained car will last longe ... read more

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Car Lover's Gift Ideas!

Car Lover's Gift Ideas!

Photo by Honey Fangs on Unsplash Car Lover's Gift Ideas! Want to get a gift for the person who has everything? Why not treat their car to some new gadgets! Check this list for some great gifts for car lovers. And as always, don’t forget you can gift your car and yourself with services from Convoy Auto Repair!  Digital Tire Gauge Give your car-loving friend a digital tire gauge for Christmas. This will allow them to keep track of the pressure in their tires and ensure that they're not doing anything to damage them. Especially as weather changes become prominent here in San Diego, you’ll likely need to do some tire investigation.    A digital tire gauge is super easy to use, and it's small enough that it can fit in any glove compartment. It's also easy to read, so you won't have to squint or strain your eyes when checking the measuremen ... read more

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What To Keep In Your Car Trip For Your Holiday Road Trip

What To Keep In Your Car Trip For Your Holiday Road Trip

Photo by Julentto Photography  on Unsplash What To Keep In Your Car Trip For Your Holiday Road Trip You're heading out of town for a long weekend, and you must pack your car with everything you'll need. The holidays are an unpredictable time of year in many ways, especially weather-wise! While we can expect mild temperatures here in San Diego, many are setting themselves up to travel far and wide. There are many things to keep on hand when traveling, but you mustn't forget the following items.  First Aid Kit You can’t be prepared for everything, but you can prepare for the most common things. First aid kits are essential to a long trip; ensure you have all of your bases covered. You should pack it before your journey begins so that you know it’s in the car, not at home. Here are some items that must be included in every first-aid kit: Bandages. Ba ... read more

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Are You Nervous About Driving? Here Are Some Driving Tips That Might Help You!

Are You Nervous About Driving? Here Are Some Driving Tips That Might Help You!

Photo by Anvesh on Unsplash Are You Nervous About Driving? Here Are Some Driving Tips That Might Help You! Are you nervous about driving? Don't worry; it happens to the best of us. Driving is a skill that requires practice, but it's also a skill that can be improved with the right attitude. If you're feeling nervous about driving, here are some tips to help you get comfortable behind the wheel—and stay safe! Driving can be nerve-wracking for anyone, but these tips and techniques can help you feel more confident. If you are nervous about driving, here are some tips that might help you: Practice in a quiet parking lot. If you can find a quiet place without many distractions and practice your turns, braking, and other skills, it will be more accessible when driving on the road. Learn (or practice) to drive in a car familiar to you. If the nerves are really high, you ... read more

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How To Properly Clean Your Vehicle

How To Properly Clean Your Vehicle

Photo by Adrian Dascal on Unsplash How To Properly Clean Your Vehicle There's nothing like a clean vehicle. It looks good and it smells good, too. But if you're not cleaning your car correctly, you could do more harm than good. If that sounds like you, don't worry: we've got some tips on how to clean your ride safely and effectively!   Make sure you have the right equipment. You're going to need a few things to get started. You'll want a garden hose, car wash soap, and some kind of sponge or soft cloth. A bucket is also handy; fill it with water so you don't have to keep running back and forth from the faucet whenever you need more liquid.   A brush with long bristles is excellent for scrubbing around your vehicle's tires and wheels and any other tough-to-reach areas like bumper crevices. And while we're on the topic of brushes...a vacuum ... read more

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Do You Own Some Old Tires From Your Vehicle? Here Are Some Projects That You Can Do To Recycle Those Old Tires!

Do You Own Some Old Tires From Your Vehicle? Here Are Some Projects That You Can Do To Recycle Those Old Tires!

Do You Own Some Old Tires From Your Vehicle? Here Are Some Projects That You Can Do To Recycle Those Old Tires! Photo by My Life Through A Lense  on Unsplash Do you have old tires in the backyard? A few you’ve been meaning to take to the dump in your garage? If you want to get rid of your old car tires but don't know what to do with them, we have the perfect ideas! You can create these unique art pieces just by recycling old car tires. These projects will help you beautifully reuse the tires and save money simultaneously!  Use your old tires in the garden. One of the most common ways to reuse old tires is to put them in the garden. Whether you want to paint them, cover them in something, or let the old tire be the highlight, you can use them as raised beds or planters. This video shows a few more creative ways to create a luxurious garden using your recycled tires ... read more

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How To Check Your Vehicle's Battery

How To Check Your Vehicle's Battery

Photo by Daniel @ bestjumpstarterreview.com on Unsplash How to check your vehicle’s battery Have you ever been in a hurry to get to work or school, and your vehicle won’t start? A dead or damaged battery can cause it. Having your vehicle break down in the middle of the road due to a dead or damaged battery can be another nightmare.   Even if jump-starting your vehicle may get you to your work or school, the best option is to replace your battery before other significant issues arise. For this reason, it is helpful to know when your battery needs to be replaced, and in this month’s blog, we will share some tips on how you can check your vehicle’s battery.  Signs to know when to replace your ve ... read more

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Summer Is Here!

Summer Is Here!

Photo by Olav Tvedt on Unsplash   Get your vehicle's air conditioning system serviced before the family road trips!  It is time for a vacation with your family, and you're planning on taking them on a road trip! But remember that summer can be one of the hottest seasons of the year, and it is always a good idea to be prepared. For this reason, you must have your vehicle's air conditioning system in good condition before going on the adventure.    This month's blog will share why it is essential to have your air conditioning ready. If, for some reason, your A/C is not working, remember that our expert auto mechanics can help you with air conditioning system repair.    Why is it ... read more

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How to Know When You Need New Brakes

How to Know When You Need New Brakes

Photo by Benjamin Brunner on Unsplash How to know when you need new brakes  Many car owners don't consider constant brake maintenance a priority until something goes wrong. If you're one of those owners, don't mistake procrastinating on your vehicle's brakes, and ensure to check them often. In this month's blog, we will share some tips on knowing when it's time for new brakes.  Your vehicle's brakes may not be something you think about very often, but they're one feature that should always be in top working condition. Although brakes are clearly an essential part of any vehicle, they're quietly working hard to bring us safely to a stop.  Signs you need new brakes. Old brakes don ... read more

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