Monthly Archives: July 2015

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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Car Tips

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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Dashboard

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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Auto Industry
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