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How to Know When You Need New Brakes

How to Know When You Need New Brakes

Photo by Benjamin Brunner on Unsplash How to know when you need new brakes  Many car owners don't consider constant brake maintenance a priority until something goes wrong. If you're one of those owners, don't mistake procrastinating on your vehicle's brakes, and ensure to check them often. In this month's blog, we will share some tips on knowing when it's time for new brakes.  Your vehicle's brakes may not be something you think about very often, but they're one feature that should always be in top working condition. Although brakes are clearly an essential part of any vehicle, they're quietly working hard to bring us safely to a stop.  Signs you need new brakes. Old brakes don ... read more

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Why You Should Always Carefully Avoid Potholes on the Road

Why You Should Always Carefully Avoid Potholes on the Road

Photo by stux on pixabay   Why You Should Always Avoid Potholes On The Road Ever hit a pothole so hard your head touched the roof of your car? Well, we hope you’ve never experienced something that extreme, but we’ve all done something pretty close. Potholes seem to jump out of nowhere.    Unfortunately, we have little control over where they are, how deep they get, and when they will be filled in. If you’ve got that one pothole you always know is coming up, and you slow down or move around it on the road to avoid it, you’re doing the right thing. Safely shifting your car to go over a pothole rather than into one (while not getting in anyone else’s lane or too close to the sidewalk, of course) or slowing down your vehicle is the smartest thing you can do when it comes to potholes. But why?   Potholes ar ... read more

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How often should you change your oil fluids?

How often should you change your oil fluids?

Photo by Robert Laursoo on Unsplash   Have you checked your oil fluids today? Do you know how often you should change them? If you don't, on this month's blog, we will explain how often you should change them so you can prevent more significant issues with your vehicle.    If you ask different people for advice on when to change your vehicle oil, you will get a thousand different responses and might be confusing about who has the correct answer. The number of times you need to change your vehicle oil depends on your car's engine.    Motor oil: It is essential to check your motor oil regularly, as having it with a low oil level can cause your vehicle many issues.    Transmission oil: Chang ... read more

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10 Holiday Gifts for the Car Lover in Your Life

10 Holiday Gifts for the Car Lover in Your Life

Photo by Mink Mingle on Unsplash   Do you know someone who is a car lover and wants to give them something special as a gift during the holidays? In this blog, we will share with you some great gift ideas that car lovers will love!    Finding gifts for a car lover can be a challenge! For this reason, we will give you some ideas, so you don't have to worry at the last minute trying to find a perfect gift for your particular car lover.    Portable Car Charger: It can be not only a perfect gift but also a great emergency tool in case your vehicle runs out of battery in the middle of the road.    Clothing with car logos: Clothes are always an ideal gift for everyone; in this case, you can never go ... read more

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What to Expect When Bringing Your Vehicle To Convoy Auto Repair

What to Expect When Bringing Your Vehicle To Convoy Auto Repair

Photo by christian buehner on Unsplash Finding the perfect Auto Repair Service for your vehicle can be a stressful mission! Luckily, our expert auto mechanics team at Convoy Auto Repair Services in San Diego, CA, can listen to your concerns and put their part in to help get your vehicle done as quickly as possible!  For over 40 years, Convoy Auto Repair has been providing its service to the San Diego community and continues satisfying its customers with every auto repair service! At Convoy Auto Repair in San Diego, CA, you can expect the best auto repair service in the region, as they genuinely care about their customers and the service they provide. Some of the auto repair services that you can expect are:  Fleet Repa ... read more

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10 Car Repairs You Shouldn’t Put Off Before School Starts

10 Car Repairs You Shouldn’t Put Off Before School Starts

Photo by Aaron Huber on Unsplash    Having your car ready before school starts is an important thing you should have on your to-do list, as not having it ready can be a struggle. You want to ensure it is working correctly to prevent any accidents, and it can be easy to move from class to class.    In this blog, we will show you ten car repairs that you shouldn't put off before school starts!   Oil Change: Make sure to get your oil changed often. If you need help, remember that we are here to assist you!    Changing a flat tire: Your car's tires are like your feet! They need to be in excellent condition to make sure you are safe on the road and move from place to place without any issues.    Changing car battery: We all know that it is a ... read more

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Most Important Services For Your Vehicle

  Welcome to our blog for July! For this month, we will be talking about some of the most essential services for your vehicle that you should consider. Of course, as your car takes you everywhere you want, you should always make sure to have it in the best conditions.  Your car deserves the best treatment as it takes you wherever you want within minutes! For this reason, you should inspect it often and take it to the mechanic if you notice a problem with your vehicle. And below are some of the most essential services for your car that you should have in mind.  Check and replace your wiper blades: You should be able to clearly see any obstacles on the road to prevent an accident during unpredictable weather. Car blades wipers get in bad condition as we don't use them often, but old wiper blades leave streaks that are difficult to see many of the times. For this reason, you should inspect them often and take the time to learn how to change them!&nbs ... read more

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Upcoming Specials

  The Convoy Auto Repair team is so grateful for our clients throughout San Diego and the surrounding communities. We appreciate you sticking with us during a pandemic, and we look forward to the many more months we have ahead, working together to keep your vehicle performing in tip-top shape.    We recognize that it can be challenging to incorporate auto repair into your budget, which is why we offer you several ongoing and upcoming specials to choose from. Our team is always happy to answer any questions you may have about these specials. Here are some upcoming specials to use at your next visit to Convoy Auto Repair for preventative maintenance or auto repair:    Oil Change & Complete Car Service Synthetic Blend, $29.99:  5 Quarts 5W30 or 5W20 Synthetic Blend Oil Spin-On Oil Filter Multi Point Digital Inspection Rotate Tires Adjust Air Pressure Battery Test Most non-Euporean C ... read more

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Why Preventative Maintenance Matters

Why Preventative Maintenance Matters

Your vehicle is one of the most significant and most important investments you will make in your lifetime. Just think about how much you rely on your vehicle day in and day out. Even one day without your trusty sidekick can be quite a hassle. If you are looking to preserve your vehicle's longevity, driveability, and safety, preventative maintenance is a must.  Why does preventative maintenance matter? Here are just a few reasons why:  Routine service performed by the qualified technicians at Convoy Auto Repair helps avoid potentially costly and dangerous repairs. These regular appointments allow our team to identify and service areas that could cause issues in the future.  Preventative maintenance also improves your vehicle’s fuel mileage. For example, if you don’t change your oil or engine air filter, your vehicle’s gas mileage will be negatively affected. It could also quicken the wear and tear on your vehicle’s engine if ignored.  ... read more

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Spring is Here! Is Your Car Ready?

Spring is Here! Is Your Car Ready?

We can’t believe Spring is officially here! It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating Christmas and New Year’s, but we couldn’t be more excited for the shining sun, the blooming flowers, and the blue skies. Winter can wreak havoc on your vehicle, as those cold temperatures make your car work that much harder.  Spring is the perfect time to bring your vehicle to our shop for preventative maintenance. This way, we can avoid any damage winter may have done to your vehicle. Not only that, but preventative maintenance preserves the longevity, driveability, and safety of your vehicle. Here is how to get your vehicle ready for Spring:  Take time for your tires! Winter driving is hard on your vehicle’s tires. Now is the perfect time to inspect, rotate, and align your tires. If you get your tires aligned and rotated, your tires won’t wear as fast. We will also keep an eye on your tires’ tread to ensure none of your tires are balding. Spring ... read more

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