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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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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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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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Top Restaurants in Kearny Mesa: 6 Unique Asian Eateries

Top Restaurants in Kearny Mesa: 6 Unique Asian Eateries

We’re lucky here at Convoy Auto Repair. Not only do we operate in one of the most beautiful cities on Earth, but we also are located in one of the best areas to eat in all of San Diego. The restaurants in Kearny Mesa rival those downtown! Convoy Street, in particular, is home to the largest collection of Asian restaurants in San Diego. This means that no matter where you turn you’re bound to find a unique place to eat from a different culture (Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, and much more). That’s why we created this helpful guide to the 6 most unique spots to eat on Convoy Street. Tajima 4681 Convoy Street There is one reason to go to Tajima, and it’s their crazy delicious ramen. While every neighborhood in San Diego may have a ramen shop now, thanks to its recent rise in popularity, Tajima is the original (and still the best) place to get a hot bowl of fresh, springy noodle ... read more

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WebMD for Cars: Why You Should Google Your Car’s Problems

WebMD for Cars: Why You Should Google Your Car’s Problems

Say you’re driving down the freeway and you start hearing a weird sound coming from the engine. You really don’t want to drop everything that you’re doing and beeline straight to your favorite auto repair experts in San Diego. Many people are hesitant to trust themselves and their Googling skills before they head to their nearest mechanic, but your mechanic actually wants you to Google your car’s problems! You could save you time and money, and can give the mechanic a good initial idea about the problem. It Saves You Time While Googling your car’s problems can’t tell you exactly what’s wrong with your car, it can save you lots of time when you get to the mechanic. Often, it can help you narrow down the problem so that when you do get to the mechanic you have a general idea of what the problem is and what part of the car it’s located. While you should never assume that you’ve found the exact cause of your car’s ... read more

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Tablet Before Wrench: 5 Ways Tech is Changing Car Repair

Tablet Before Wrench: 5 Ways Tech is Changing Car Repair

Technology has transformed the way we live--from how we work, to how we listen to music--and car repair is no exception. The influence of technology in the auto and auto repair industries have made the process car repair much different than it was even five years ago. Today, you’re much more likely to see your mechanic reach for their tablet first--before their toolbox. Here are the 5 ways that tech is changing car repair. Diagnostics Gone Digital The biggest way that the auto repair industry has been influenced by tech is through the ability of computers to do advanced diagnostic work. By hooking up the diagnostic software to your car, mechanics can cut down the time to run a full inspection of your car from 8 hours to under an hour. The diagnostic software can test each area of the car independently so that the issue can be specified quickly and accurately. So when you see your mechanic reaching for their computer or tablet as soon as you bring your car in with trouble, they ... read more

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Automotive News

The Panic-Free Guide to Understanding Your Dashboard Lights

The Panic-Free Guide to Understanding Your Dashboard Lights

You’re cruising down the freeway one afternoon, and a dashboard light blinks on. What do you do? Dashboard lights are designed to keep you informed about what’s going on inside your car and any problems that might arise. But with so many different types of dashboard lights and symbols that don’t necessarily mean what you would think, it’s hard to understand what each one means. That’s why we’ve created this panic-free guide to understanding your dashboard lights. Urgent Dashboard Lights These dashboard lights are the ones you really need to watch for. They will typically be red and indicate potentially serious problems, safety issues, or important reminders (such as seatbelt not fastened or door ajar). When you see one of these dashboard lights, don’t take any chances, stop your car immediately, and find an authorized repair shop. These include: Brake Warning Indicators - If your parking brake is off and you see this light, t ... read more

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Where to Buy and Sell Cars in San Diego

Where to Buy and Sell Cars in San Diego

If you happen to be looking to buy or sell a car in the San Diego area, you are in luck as there are many professional and reputable dealerships in the city. Here are some of the best places to buy and sell cars in San Diego. And if you’re on the lookout for a good mechanic in Kearny Mesa to take care of your new vehicle, get in touch with Convoy Auto Repair! Pacific Honda Pacific Honda is located on Convoy Street in San Diego, right down the street from Convoy Auto Repair. This dealership is well known for their excellent customer service and favorable trade-in values. They are one of the most highly rated dealerships in the city based on their Google Reviews, with over 300 reviews averaging 4.5/5 stars. They offer a wide selection of vehicles: not only Honda cars but also pre-owned models by BMW, Acura, Cadillac, Dodge, Chrysler, Chevy and more ... read more

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