Monthly Archives: May 2016

Jumpstart Guide to Get You Out of Sticky Spot

Jumpstart Guide to Get You Out of Sticky Spot

At some point in your “driving career”, you’ll probably run into a situation where you need to have your car jump started. Like a flat tire, this can occur without warning and can definitely cause an inconvenience. Luckily, jump starting a car is fairly easy, and generally won’t cause any issues if you’re prepared. Knowing what to do beforehand is one great way to ensure you don’t panic or stress out in such a situation. Here are some guidelines and tips on how to jumpstart a car. The Basic Process In order to successfully jump start a car, you’ll basically be creating a circuit that connects the electric power current from the good or “live” battery to the “dead” one. To do this safely, with both cars off, you’ll need to: Connect the red or positive (+) end of the jumper cable to the positive post on the dead battery Connect the other posit ... read more

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Battery

Cruise on Over to the Best Beaches in San Diego

Cruise on Over to the Best Beaches in San Diego

As the warm season rolls up on us, it’s time to take full advantage of San Diego’s most famous assets- its beaches! There are so many beautiful beach spots here in classy San Diego- too many to count in fact! People flock from all over the world to frolic, romp, surf, and swim in our iconic beach stretches. This summer season, you’ll want to make the most of your proximity to these natural wonders and social hot spots. Head towards the coast, grab a spot in the sand, and get ready to soak in the sunshine and good vibes at these top sunny San Diego beaches! Ocean Beach Ocean Beach is a cool little town to walk around in and hang out for quick drink or meal. One of the main attractions is the Ocean Beach Municipal Pier. This is the longest concrete pier on the entire West Coast.  It’s also the site for Ocean Beach Pier Cafe, which is both an awesome restaurant and a full ... read more

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San Diego Events

All About Monster Trucks

All About Monster Trucks

One of America’s favorite past times is monster truck spectating. Along with motor cross, tractor-pulls, and drag racing, monster truck events are some of the most popular auto-related extreme sports, and monster truck events have been delighting audiences since the 1970s. These mighty vehicles represent the pinnacle of creativity, design, and extreme performance. There are always monster truck shows going on in San Diego, so be sure to check local listings for event dates and times. Keep reading to learn more about this awesome section of the automobile industry! History of Monster Trucks The development and creation of monster trucks can be traced back to the 1970s, when truck drivers started modding and altering their trucks for performance and looks. Many truck owners began lifting their trucks for events like mud-bogging and “biggest truck” competitions. Larger and larger tires became the hallmark of these super-modded beasts. Eventually, some of these “mon ... read more

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Auto Industry

Timing Belt Replacement Factors to Consider

Timing Belt Replacement Factors to Consider

Not everyone can or should be a full-time mechanic, but there’s always room to learn more about your car’s engine. The more you know, the better chance you will have at keeping your car’s parts and engine in good running condition. This week, we’ll be focusing on a small but important part of your car—the timing belt. This unassuming part of the engine is key to ensuring that your car runs smoothly and at its optimal efficiency. Read on to learn more. What Timing Belts Do Belts and hoses are some of the most inexpensive parts of an engine. However, if they fail or break, they can lead to some relatively serious engine damage and costly repairs. In particular, your car’s timing belt is a major part of the engine because of its function. What it does is synchronizes and coordinates the rotation of parts like the crankshaft and camshaft. This allows the engine valves to open and close at the correct time during the engin ... read more

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Timing Belt

Side-by-Side ATV Safety Tips for Maximum Off-Road Fun

Side-by-Side ATV Safety Tips for Maximum Off-Road Fun

Side-by-side ATV racing and touring has really exploded in popularity in the last five years. These allow multiple persons to ride in the same ATV, thus maximizing the fun off-road experience. As with any type of fun-related vehicle, there are varying degrees of intensity you can experience. Some like to ride around casually to see the sights while others are hardcore side-by-side off-road or extreme condition racers. Regardless of your experience level, side-by-side ATVs are yet another way to enjoy offroading fun. Check out these ATV safety tips to keep you riding safe and worry-free! What are Side by Side ATV’s? ATV stands for “all-terrain vehicle”. The most common ATVs are quad-types, which look like motorcycles with four wheels. These are fun to ride and are highly maneuverable, but recently “side-by-side” ATVs have exceeded quad types in popularity. What are they? Four-wheel ATVs with room for p ... read more

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Safety
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