Monthly Archives: September 2015

Apple CarPlay vs. Android Auto: Face-off on the Dashboard

Apple CarPlay vs. Android Auto: Face-off on the Dashboard

Two of the biggest players in the smartphone world, Apple and Google, are taking their talents to a new location, your car’s dashboard. Apple Car Play and Google's Android Auto systems are coming to a car near you a lot sooner than you think. So what’s the deal with the latest in-car “infotainment” technology? Check out our take on the Apple CarPlay vs. Android Auto debate to find out. Best Interface - Tie Apple CarPlay: If you know what it’s like to use an iPhone or iPad, you’ll feel instantly familiar with Apple’s CarPlay interface. Yet again, Apple has gone for a simply designed interface that is very easy to use (perfect for in the car) but sometimes lacks the functionality that you get from Android Auto. Android Auto: The Android Auto interface is a bit more advanced in that you can switch from one app to another without having to return to the home screen thanks to a series of icons on the bottom of the screen. It also integrates Google N ... read more

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Dashboard

5 Best Fast Food Spots in Kearny Mesa

5 Best Fast Food Spots in Kearny Mesa

No matter where you work, having a go-to fast food lunch spot is important for short lunch breaks. Kearny Mesa’s finest employees at Sharp and SDG&E are constantly are on the lookout for new spots that are as tasty as a fine dining restaurant and as fast as our complete car checkup at Convoy. That’s why we’ve decided to help out our neighborhood workers (and anyone else in need of some quick eats in Kearny Mesa) with this list of the 5 best fast food spots in Kearny Mesa. Bento Box from Nijiya Market 3860 Convoy Street There is no meal that is more designed for on-the-go than a bento box from Nijiya Market. All you need to do is just run in and grab one of these pre-packaged boxes of deliciousness. A bento box is simply a box filled with a starch (almost always rice), something that goes with rice (like teriyaki chicke ... read more

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San Diego Events

The Student’s Guide to Car Care

The Student’s Guide to Car Care

September means that it’s back to school time for high school and college students all around San Diego. San Diego Mesa College, The University of San Diego, National University, San Diego State University, and University of California San Diego are all just a few minutes drive from our location in Kearny Mesa, and they’re about to be flooded with students! For all the learning that San Diego students are going to do this year, there is one thing they probably won't have a lecture on--proper car care. That’s why we’ve put together a student’s guide to car care to help you get through this school year and beyond in style. Batteries Nobody wants to finish a long day at school and get met with a dead battery in the parking lot. Some signs that your battery is struggling and needs to be replaced are if your car struggles to start, or any of the electrical equipment on the car (radio, headlights, wipers, etc.) isn’t working properly. Plus, car batteries ne ... read more

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Maintenance

Three Reasons You Should Never Put Off an Oil Change

Three Reasons You Should Never Put Off an Oil Change

Oil is what keeps everything running smoothly under your car's hood. Over time, that oil gets a bit dirty, thick--not something you want coursing through your expensive pieces of automotive machinery. While getting an oil change does sound like a chore, putting off an oil change can leave you with an even bigger headache and unfortunately, a much lighter wallet. Here are three reasons you should never put off an oil change. Small Problems Could Become Big Problems The problems that can arise from not changing your oil regularly can sometimes be very severe. Old, dirty oil can contaminate your entire engine and reduce the performance of your car. When all of that nice, fresh oil that was keeping everything under the hood lubricated isn’t there anymore, engine parts start deteriorating and not operating as well as they should. This leads to two big car problems: A marked decrease in your car’s all-around performance. Great increase in the chances of a full engine brea ... read more

Not Your Mother's Car: The New Generation of Female Car Buyers

Not Your Mother's Car: The New Generation of Female Car Buyers

For the first time ever, there are more women than men with driving licenses across all age groups. This isn’t just a fun fact, but points to a more important trend in car buying. Gone are the clueless, helpless stereotypes--it's time to acknowledge the fact that females are shaking up the automotive industry. It’s time to take a look at what makes this new generation of female car buyers so different and so important. They’re Informed and Know What They Want Today, more than ever, you can’t assume that the new generation of female car buyers knows less about cars than their male counterparts. Not only are more women interested in cars in general, when it comes to car buying, women do their homework. Studies have shown that females are increasingly likely to go online, email the dealership, or call around to get all the information they can before even setting foot in a dealership. By the time they are ready to pull the trigger on a car purchase, they&rsquo ... read more

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Auto Industry
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