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Monthly Archives: January 2016

6 Factors That Could Affect a Smog Test

6 Factors That Could Affect a Smog Test

Passing a smog test is important to ensure that your car conforms with vehicle laws. It’s also better for both your car’s performance and for the environment when your car is up to state smog standards. Many people don’t know that there are several factors that can affect the outcome of a smog test. This is especially true for older vehicles or vehicles that haven’t been used in a long time. Read on to learn six factors that could drastically affect your car’s smog test outcome.   Repairs Needed If your car needs immediate repairs, you should not subject it to a smog check. There is a very high likelihood that the car will fail the smog test entirely if major repairs are needed. Complete major engine repairs before bringing your car in for the smog inspection. This will increase the car’s likelihood of passing drastically.   Cold Engine It’s not a good idea to do a smog inspection on a car with a co ... read more

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Exhaust

Fleet Maintenance Basics- Keeping Company Vehicles in Working Order

Fleet Maintenance Basics- Keeping Company Vehicles in Working Order

Fleet maintenance is one of the most important aspects of operating a business. A company’s fleet of working vehicles should always be in working order and ready to go when needed. If even just one vehicle is not working properly, it could cause a whole host of problems. This week, we’ll be focusing on some basic steps you can take to ensure that your business’ fleet is in good shape. Even if you don’t operate a business, you should consider the cars you own for personal use as your “fleet”, and you can still apply the tips below to your own cars. Read on to learn what you can do to maintain your vehicles and prevent issues from arising unexpectedly.   Why Fleet Maintenance is Important An improperly maintained fleet can cause a whole host of issues for your business. These include: Delayed deliveries or pick-ups Problems with transporting employees Decreased fuel efficiency (this can be costly!) Increased risk of an accident while dri ... read more

Best Gyms in Kearny Mesa for Your New Year's Fitness Resolution

Best Gyms in Kearny Mesa for Your New Year's Fitness Resolution

The New Year is the time to start good habits and set all new goals. For most people, their top resolution is to get into shape and be more fit. This is an excellent resolution, as staying active and healthy will pay off in many other areas of life. Kearny Mesa is known for having some of the best gyms and exercise facilities in San Diego. Now’s the time to get started on a new fitness program! Here are some of the best gyms in Kearny Mesa near us here at Convoy Auto Repair. CrossFit ATR 4250 Pepsi Dr. CrossFit has gained popularity as an effective means of getting into shape. It involves intense workouts consisting of mixed exercises (cardio, sprints, agility drills, weights, etc.). The workouts are called “WOD’s”—Workout of the Day—and change on a daily basis to keep your body guessing. CrossFit ATR in Kearny Mesa is a great place to join if you want to get into CrossFit this year. The ATR (&l ... read more

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Neighborhood

Here's Why Tire Pressure Matters

Here's Why Tire Pressure Matters

Tires are one of the most important parts of your car when it comes to performance and safety. Thus, it’s crucial that your tires are always in working order and properly maintained. In particular, tire pressure is one of the most overlooked aspects of tire maintenance. Normal tires may lose up to 1 PSI per month under regular driving conditions. Therefore, you should check your tire pressure at least once a month to ensure that they’re inflated to the recommended PSI. For your information, let’s see why tire pressure matters so much for your car’s overall operation. Dangers of Driving with Under-Inflated Tires Driving on under-inflated tires can create a whole host of different problems for the tires and for overall performance. Lower tire pressure can cause the tire to bend and build up internal heat. Having the tires deflated by as little as 5 or 6 PSI below the recommended pressure (20% below) can result in problems such as: Reduced fuel economy Loss of s ... read more

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Tires and Wheels
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