Monthly Archives: October 2015

Best Scenic Drives Near San Diego

Best Scenic Drives Near San Diego

San Diego is close to snowy mountains, pristine beaches, wild deserts, and everything in between, leading to some spectacular drives worth taking a vacation for. Luckily, living in San Diego means that you don’t need to use up any of your vacation days to see these spots, so get your car ready to enjoy these best scenic drives near San Diego. Palomar Mountain Loop Get a spectacular view of Southern California and one of the world’s very best observatories at the same time with this hour-long loop drive. Begin your trip on the Palomar Mountain Loop at Highway 76 in Lake Henshaw, continue on until you head up the mountain on East Grade Road, and then take head down the steep west side of the mountain. The scenery on this drive is amazing— make sure to pay attention to the road, since it’s one of the most technically challenging drives in the country. And m ... read more

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San Diego Events

How to Deal With a Car Recall

How to Deal With a Car Recall

Thanks to the recent highly publicized ​wrongdoings by a certain German automaker, car recalls have been in the news lately—and there’s a good chance your car might be next on the recall list. But what exactly does it mean when your car is recalled? Many people out there aren’t entirely sure. That’s why we’ve taken a deeper look to explain what a car recall means and what you should do if your car is recalled. Car Recall 101 A car recall is basically when your manufacturer says, “Oops, we messed up.” More specifically, a car recall is when your car’s manufacturer simply says that there is something on your particular model of car that is defective. They key here is to not panic. In most (if not all) cases just because your car has been recalled, doesn’t mean it’s too dangerous to drive, but it’s important that you fix the problem as soon as possible. Step 1: Check Your Mail Even if you already heard about your car being ... read more

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Safety

Best New Restaurants in Kearny Mesa

Best New Restaurants in Kearny Mesa

Kearny Mesa is an exciting place to be right now, especially if you like to eat. Even though we here at Convoy Auto Repair have been in Kearny Mesa for 39 years already, it’s still exciting to see fresh new faces in our neighborhood. And it’s even better when these new faces are cooking up some of the best food in San Diego. Read on and say hello to the best new restaurants in Kearny Mesa. Nishiki Ramen 8055 Armour Street, Suite 201A This one is for the noodle lovers out there. Highly regarded Japanese ramen restaurant Nishiki Ramen is opening up its very first US location right down the street from us in Kearny Mesa. What makes Nishiki Ramen different than every other ramen shop? They make their own noodles in their own noodle room (a San Diego first), and all their ingredients are MSG and preservative-free, which means t ... read more

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San Diego Events

How to Diagnose Broken Air Conditioning in Your Car

How to Diagnose Broken Air Conditioning in Your Car

Your car’s air conditioning unit has had a rough summer. Record high temperatures in San Diego means that you car’s A/C has been working overtime for weeks and months at a time. That kind of wear and tear makes it much more likely that your A/C unit might run into a problem, so you always have to check to make sure you aren’t missing the warning signs of broken air conditioning (it can be harder than you think!). Here is how you can diagnose broken air conditioning, so you’re not stuck in a hot and stuffy car. Step 1: Turn On Your Car and Air Conditioning The first, and most obvious, step in seeing if your air conditioning is broken is to turn on both your car and your air conditioning. While any setting will work, it’ll make your job much easier if you roll up all your windows, ensuring that the air is coming from outside (by having the recycled air setting turned off), and turning your AC onto it’s ”MAX AC” (or it’s highest) sett ... read more

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Air Conditioning
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