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Best New Restaurants in Kearny Mesa

Best New Restaurants in Kearny Mesa

Kearny Mesa is an exciting place to be right now, especially if you like to eat. Even though we here at Convoy Auto Repair have been in Kearny Mesa for 39 years already, it’s still exciting to see fresh new faces in our neighborhood. And it’s even better when these new faces are cooking up some of the best food in San Diego. Read on and say hello to the best new restaurants in Kearny Mesa. Nishiki Ramen 8055 Armour Street, Suite 201A This one is for the noodle lovers out there. Highly regarded Japanese ramen restaurant Nishiki Ramen is opening up its very first US location right down the street from us in Kearny Mesa. What makes Nishiki Ramen different than every other ramen shop? They make their own noodles in their own noodle room (a San Diego first), and all their ingredients are MSG and preservative-free, which means t ... read more

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How to Diagnose Broken Air Conditioning in Your Car

How to Diagnose Broken Air Conditioning in Your Car

Your car’s air conditioning unit has had a rough summer. Record high temperatures in San Diego means that you car’s A/C has been working overtime for weeks and months at a time. That kind of wear and tear makes it much more likely that your A/C unit might run into a problem, so you always have to check to make sure you aren’t missing the warning signs of broken air conditioning (it can be harder than you think!). Here is how you can diagnose broken air conditioning, so you’re not stuck in a hot and stuffy car. Step 1: Turn On Your Car and Air Conditioning The first, and most obvious, step in seeing if your air conditioning is broken is to turn on both your car and your air conditioning. While any setting will work, it’ll make your job much easier if you roll up all your windows, ensuring that the air is coming from outside (by having the recycled air setting turned off), and turning your AC onto it’s ”MAX AC” (or it’s highest) sett ... read more

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Air Conditioning

Apple CarPlay vs. Android Auto: Face-off on the Dashboard

Apple CarPlay vs. Android Auto: Face-off on the Dashboard

Two of the biggest players in the smartphone world, Apple and Google, are taking their talents to a new location, your car’s dashboard. Apple Car Play and Google's Android Auto systems are coming to a car near you a lot sooner than you think. So what’s the deal with the latest in-car “infotainment” technology? Check out our take on the Apple CarPlay vs. Android Auto debate to find out. Best Interface - Tie Apple CarPlay: If you know what it’s like to use an iPhone or iPad, you’ll feel instantly familiar with Apple’s CarPlay interface. Yet again, Apple has gone for a simply designed interface that is very easy to use (perfect for in the car) but sometimes lacks the functionality that you get from Android Auto. Android Auto: The Android Auto interface is a bit more advanced in that you can switch from one app to another without having to return to the home screen thanks to a series of icons on the bottom of the screen. It also integrates Google N ... read more

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Dashboard

5 Best Fast Food Spots in Kearny Mesa

5 Best Fast Food Spots in Kearny Mesa

No matter where you work, having a go-to fast food lunch spot is important for short lunch breaks. Kearny Mesa’s finest employees at Sharp and SDG&E are constantly are on the lookout for new spots that are as tasty as a fine dining restaurant and as fast as our complete car checkup at Convoy. That’s why we’ve decided to help out our neighborhood workers (and anyone else in need of some quick eats in Kearny Mesa) with this list of the 5 best fast food spots in Kearny Mesa. Bento Box from Nijiya Market 3860 Convoy Street There is no meal that is more designed for on-the-go than a bento box from Nijiya Market. All you need to do is just run in and grab one of these pre-packaged boxes of deliciousness. A bento box is simply a box filled with a starch (almost always rice), something that goes with rice (like teriyaki chicke ... read more

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The Student’s Guide to Car Care

The Student’s Guide to Car Care

September means that it’s back to school time for high school and college students all around San Diego. San Diego Mesa College, The University of San Diego, National University, San Diego State University, and University of California San Diego are all just a few minutes drive from our location in Kearny Mesa, and they’re about to be flooded with students! For all the learning that San Diego students are going to do this year, there is one thing they probably won't have a lecture on--proper car care. That’s why we’ve put together a student’s guide to car care to help you get through this school year and beyond in style. Batteries Nobody wants to finish a long day at school and get met with a dead battery in the parking lot. Some signs that your battery is struggling and needs to be replaced are if your car struggles to start, or any of the electrical equipment on the car (radio, headlights, wipers, etc.) isn’t working properly. Plus, car batteries ne ... read more

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Maintenance

Three Reasons You Should Never Put Off an Oil Change

Three Reasons You Should Never Put Off an Oil Change

Oil is what keeps everything running smoothly under your car's hood. Over time, that oil gets a bit dirty, thick--not something you want coursing through your expensive pieces of automotive machinery. While getting an oil change does sound like a chore, putting off an oil change can leave you with an even bigger headache and unfortunately, a much lighter wallet. Here are three reasons you should never put off an oil change. Small Problems Could Become Big Problems The problems that can arise from not changing your oil regularly can sometimes be very severe. Old, dirty oil can contaminate your entire engine and reduce the performance of your car. When all of that nice, fresh oil that was keeping everything under the hood lubricated isn’t there anymore, engine parts start deteriorating and not operating as well as they should. This leads to two big car problems: A marked decrease in your car’s all-around performance. Great increase in the chances of a full engine brea ... read more

Not Your Mother's Car: The New Generation of Female Car Buyers

Not Your Mother's Car: The New Generation of Female Car Buyers

For the first time ever, there are more women than men with driving licenses across all age groups. This isn’t just a fun fact, but points to a more important trend in car buying. Gone are the clueless, helpless stereotypes--it's time to acknowledge the fact that females are shaking up the automotive industry. It’s time to take a look at what makes this new generation of female car buyers so different and so important. They’re Informed and Know What They Want Today, more than ever, you can’t assume that the new generation of female car buyers knows less about cars than their male counterparts. Not only are more women interested in cars in general, when it comes to car buying, women do their homework. Studies have shown that females are increasingly likely to go online, email the dealership, or call around to get all the information they can before even setting foot in a dealership. By the time they are ready to pull the trigger on a car purchase, they&rsquo ... read more

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Auto Industry

Productive Ways to Spend Your Lunch Break in Kearny Mesa

Productive Ways to Spend Your Lunch Break in Kearny Mesa

Your lunch break is a precious time. It’s an oasis of personal time in the middle of the long work day, so you better be making the most of it. That means getting up from your desk, heading out of the office, and doing something actually fun and productive during your lunch break. Luckily if your office happens to be in or near Kearny Mesa (we’re looking at you, Sharp Healthcare workers), there are is so much around in this unique neighborhood for you to explore. Here are the most productive ways to spend your lunch break in Kearny Mesa. Eat Around the World By far the most productive thing you can do on your lunch break is actually eat lunch. And why should you settle for another boring sandwich when you work in the most vibrant and diverse food neighborhood in San Diego? From Mexico to Malaysia, there are so many ... read more

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10 Reasons Your Next Car Should Be a Ford

10 Reasons Your Next Car Should Be a Ford

Everybody knows the name. Ford is one of the original car manufacturers with a storied history integral to the industrial revolution, and have remained one of the most popular car makers since the beginning. Just look around next time you drive and you’ll notice so many Fords on the road! But why should you go out and buy a Ford yourself? Here are the 10 reasons why your next car should be a Ford. 1) It’s Supporting an American Business While buying a Ford isn’t exactly the same as shopping at a mom-and-pop establishment in your neighborhood, buying a Ford is still supporting an American business. So if you want to buy a car as patriotic as you are, you can’t do any better than buying a Ford. 2) Fuel Efficiency Gains With the introduction of their new Ford EcoBoost engines, Ford has made big strides towards greater fuel economy in all of their cars and trucks. Ecoboost engines use a turbocharged direct injection system to get the most horsepower it can with a s ... read more

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Auto Industry

What Makes Kearny Mesa Different From Other San Diego Neighborhoods

What Makes Kearny Mesa Different From Other San Diego Neighborhoods

In our opinion, Kearny Mesa is one of the best neighborhoods in San Diego. It isn’t the biggest, hippest, or flashiest neighborhood in San Diego. What makes Kearny Mesa so special is that it is different and filled for wonderful surprises for you to uncover at any time of the day or night. So what makes Kearny Mesa different? Read on to find out. The Food Eating in Kearny Mesa is just different than eating in other parts of the city. While you won’t get maitre d’s and craft cocktails like you can in Downtown or La Jolla, what you do get in Kearny Mesa is some of the best and most diverse food in San Diego that’s equally good for dinner or on your lunch break. Some of the most-loved restaurants in the city call Kearny Mesa home. Lolita’s holds its spot on the hotly contested list of the best Mexican food in San Diego argument year after year. ... read more

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