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Most Exciting RC Shops in San Diego

Most Exciting RC Shops in San Diego

Everyone loves remote control (RC) cars! These fast, zippy little machines make us feel like little kids again and allow us to race and go off road when we personally can’t. They are truly vehicles for our imaginations—there’s nothing like spending some time jumping them off ramps, doing donuts, and trying tricks with these miniature beasts. They’re also great for trying out mods and swapping parts to make them perform better. RC cars go by many names, including radio control cars, remote controlled cars and other names. The hobby has also expanded to include RC airplanes, hovercrafts, helicopters, boats, drones, and more. At Convoy Auto Repair, we love all things cars and car-related. Check out some of the best RC shops and hobby shops in San Diego. Hobby People 4344 Convoy Street This favorite local RC shop is right down the street from us on Convoy Street. They have a nice selection of RC cars and airplanes, model trains, and other hobby-related items and s ... read more

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Auto Industry

What You Need to Know About Window Tinting

What You Need to Know About Window Tinting

Are you considering getting your windows tinted, but not sure where to start? Not only are there various levels of tinting you could get, but there are also laws that govern window tints and films. Before you bring your car to the tint shop, read on for details about window tints, and what you should look for. What is Window Tinting? Generally speaking, window tinting is a modification to a car’s windows involving a thin film or layer that is applied to the glass. Often times, this film or “tint” is colored darkly (in various degrees or grades of darkness), much like sunglasses. Here's what window tints accomplish: Reduced glare from the sun Privacy Safety/security Filtering of UV rays Thermal insulation Window Tinting Laws Believe it or not, anonymity and privacy issues are just the start of window tinting headaches. Every state has different laws regarding window tinting. The laws classify tints according to “Visible Light Transmission” or VLT ... read more

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Safety

Treat Your Car: Top 5 Car Accessories for Your Ride

Treat Your Car: Top 5 Car Accessories for Your Ride

Many people spend a lot of time at car dealers haggling over prices for the car with the best features and built-in gadgets. However, nearly any car can be made much better with the right types of add-on accessories.   Most accessories are relatively inexpensive, and can make your drives more enjoyable (and in some instances, much safer). Some of these you can also make on your own. Here’s a list of the top 5 car accessories for your vehicle. 1. Trunk Organizer Very few drivers understand how revolutionary it can be to use a trunk organizer. Do you hear thuds or bumps every time you turn or brake? It's time to tie up the loose items rolling around in your trunk. You can prevent damage to your belongings and do away with those driving distractions with a portable trunk organizer.     Also, trunk organizers are very easy to make your own. Some ... read more

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Auto Industry

7 Best Kearny Mesa Sushi Spots Near Convoy Auto Repair

7 Best Kearny Mesa Sushi Spots Near Convoy Auto Repair

The Convoy area in Kearny Mesa has recently experienced an influx of restaurants, dessert cafes, and karaoke bars. This has caused the scene to thrive and bustle with an eclectic fusion of different foods and dining experiences. This week, we’ll be focusing in on the best sushi spots in Kearny Mesa near Convoy Auto Repair. Sushi is great for a quick pick-me-up snack, a light lunch, or a lively dining experience with friends and loved ones. Check out these 7 delicious Kearny Mesa sushi spots : Katzra Sushi 4233 Convoy St. This is a favorite go-to sushi spot for Kearny Mesa locals. Unique at Katzra are the no-rice protein rolls (try the Burrito Roll), Chef rolls (the Padres roll is great), and of course baked rolls (try the Lobster crunch). The lunch combo Bento boxes are also excellent if you’re looking for a more complete meal.   Kula Revolving Sushi 4609 Convoy St. Ste F This place is truly revolutionar ... read more

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Neighborhood

What Do the Numbers on a Tire Mean?

What Do the Numbers on a Tire Mean?

Many car owners ask the question, “What do the numbers on my tires mean?” There is a lot of information printed on the side wall of every tire. This week, we’ll be examining an often overlooked set of tire number meanings. Your tire’s birth date or “tire birthday” is the approximate time that the tire was manufactured, and it's very important information to know when it comes to maintaining your vehicle. Read on to learn more about your tire’s numbers. Locating and Reading the Birth Date The tire birth date is not really a specific date, but rather the week and year the tire was manufactured. You can find it by locating a set of numbers that begins with “DOT." This string of letters and numbers will end with 3 or 4 numbers. For instance, your tire’s numbers might read DOT DA07 JN2S 4212. That last number, 4212, is the “birthdate”. The first half of the numbers, “42," indicates that the tire was made ... read more

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Tires and Wheels
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