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Fun Things to Do in San Diego on Halloween

Fun Things to Do in San Diego on Halloween

Are you looking for something fun to do this Halloween? Nowadays,  you can do much more than just trick-or-treating, as there are various fun-filled, festive events throughout the community. The team at Convoy Auto Repair is here to help, as we have put together a list of family-friendly Halloween events in and around San Diego:    Seaworld's Halloween Spooktacular When: September 21 - October 27, 2019  Legoland Brick-Or-Treat Party Nights When: September 29 - October 26, 2019   Fall Fest When: October 4 - November 30, 2019   ... read more

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Better Safe than Sorry: Get Your Emergency Kit Ready

Better Safe than Sorry: Get Your Emergency Kit Ready

Back-to-school season is just around the corner, which means it is almost time for those early mornings again, rushing your little one to school before the first bell. With all that time spent in the car, you need to be prepared for anything. An emergency kit is exactly what you need, and here is exactly what needs to go in the kit:  Durable canvas bag.  Jumper cables.  Bottled water.  Granola/energy bars.  Miniature tool kit.  Flashlight.  Road maps.  Blankets.  Rain gear, umbrella, and a ice scrapper.  Rags.  Cell phone charger.  Duct tape.  Compass.  Reflective triangle.  First aid kit.  Properly inflated spare tire, wheel wrench, and tripod jack.  Reflective vest.  An emergency car kit is an after-the-fact measure, but at Convoy Auto Repair, we like to stay one step ahead with preventive maintenance. We will keep your vehicle running safe and secure, so you won’t have to ... read more

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5 Things to Always Have in Your Car

5 Things to Always Have in Your Car

Are you prepared for some common scenarios that could come up with your car or on the road? Here are 5 things to always have in your car for a “just in case” situation, or to be a handy helper for someone else. Image: FlickrTire Pressure Gauge Not sure if your tire is leaking? Pull out your gauge and keep an eye on it! You should be keeping your tires properly inflated and checking pressures regularly, but if you think a tire might be leaking, checking the pressure every morning can help you decide if you have a hole that needs repaired, or if it was just an optical illusion. Jumper Cables It happens to everyone. It’s a rainy morning,  you leave your lights on after the drive in to work, and by the afternoon your battery is dead. If you have jumper cables ... read more

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Car Tips

How an Alternator Works

How an Alternator Works

Here at Convoy, we have covered many different battery-related topics including battery basics and how often a battery should be changed. However, the battery is actually only one aspect within your vehicle’s charging system and it’s not even the most important. The most important part of this system is the alternator. Image: Product Engineering The alternator is a mechanical device attached to the engine that runs off your vehicle’s serpentine belt. While the motor is running, the alternator spins, which converts mechanical energy into electrical power that powers all electric features like the lights, radio, and more. All batteries have a full charge output of around 12 volts which is plenty ... read more

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Battery

10 Best Family SUVs for 2014, Part 1

10 Best Family SUVs for 2014, Part 1

There is no market segment out there in the car industry that is more important to consumers or has the ability to make or break the profitability of a car company. That market segment, of course, is the family SUV segment and it covers such a wide depth and breadth of pricing, size and luxury that you could say it mirrors the state of American families today perfectly. These vehicles are the daily workhorses used by millions to haul kids to school, perform hauling duties, tow trailers and generally be pushed to the limits of their ability. So they really, really have to be good. As follows is our list of the top ten best  family SUVs on the market today and we have test driven all of them to ensure that they are the best of the best. They are all at the top of the heap when it comes to crash test safety so you can also be sure they will keep your family safe in case of an accident. And of lesser importance, they all have interiors robust enough to withstand countless juice box s ... read more

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Auto Industry

10 Best Manual Transmission Cars Under $30,000, Part 1

10 Best Manual Transmission Cars Under $30,000, Part 1

Are you the kind of person who believes the only job worth doing is the one you do for yourself? If so, then no doubt you are the type of driver who prefers to shift your own gears and work your own clutch pedal when hitting the open highway or local city streets. There are some drivers as well who claim that a manual transmission is essential to actually getting in touch with a true love of driving. But what if you don’t have enough cash in your bank account to afford that BMW sport sedan you had always promised you would buy yourself so you would learn to love your commute again? Well, there is no need to relegate yourself to the mind numbing monotony of an automatically self-shifting gearbox that won’t let you make your own driving decisions (sorry, automatic drivers). We found ten currently-available vehicles with manual transmission options that are priced below $30,000 and should be attainable by those who must work for a living. The first half of this list is for tho ... read more

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Auto Industry

Get Away With San Diego Day Trips

Get Away With San Diego Day Trips

The lovely year round San Diego weather making you want to get out there a little more? Getting the itch to see the sights with the nice fall crisp air? Itch no more. While sunshine year-round isn’t a bad thing, it does make the changing seasons less noticeable in San Diego proper. To feel like fall is here and see the leaves turn, have a little weekend getaway. Don’t worry; you won’t need to travel far to feel the new season! ProSoaring San Diego Day Trips Temecula Celebrate autumn in Temecula with horseback rides through wine country or a hot air balloon ride over it. Other great outdoor activities include a nice day of golfing or getting close with nature by hiking. Enjoy the orange and brown colors with any option you choose! Feel like relaxing with food and drink instead ... read more

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San Diego Events

The 10 Best Cars For Tailgating

The 10 Best Cars For Tailgating

It’s officially football season again! This annual game-watching tradition includes barbecuing, drinking, and cheering on the team with fellow fans (Go Bolts!). An almost more important component to these time-honored festivities is the question of, “Which car are we taking?” To help narrow down your options, here is a list of the 10 best vehicles for tailgating this season. Top 10 Best Cars for Tailgating GMC Yukon Denali: The Yukon Denali is more than just a pretty face. This luxurious design is also equipped with a Bose Surround Sound System, a power rear lift gate, and can accommodate up to eight people. With this vehicle, just pack everyone in and go! Image from GMCHonda Ridgeline: Looks are deceiving when it comes to the Honda Ridgeline. Included under the truck bed is an 8.5 cubic foot trunk that can be use for storage or as a cooler. No ... read more

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10 Awesome Blogs for Automotive Enthusiasts

10 Awesome Blogs for Automotive Enthusiasts

Want to stay up-to-date with news in the auto industry? You’re in luck! There are several blogs on the Internet dedicated to all things automobile related. Here is a list of our top 10 favorite auto blogs.   10 Great Blogs for Automotive Enthusiasts 1. Jalopnik Jalopnik is a website “obsessed with the cult of cars” and everything in the auto industry. The car coverage is not only informative, but given with a sense of humor and sarcasm included. 2. The Smoking Tire The Smoking Tire is a blog written by guys who love driving. Their approach is to provide genuine, cut to the chase information regarding car news and reviews. 3. Car and Driver Also an American automotive enthusiast magazine, this blog provides car news, tips, reviews, and an ... read more

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Automotive News

Celebrity Cars: Rides of the Rich and Famous

Celebrity Cars: Rides of the Rich and Famous

Celebrities like to drop big bucks on luxury items, and they especially love to ride in style. Here are 5 of the most over-the-top (and expensive) celebrity cars that the rich and famous roll around in. 1. Kim Kardashian – Ferrari F430 Price: $186, 925 Kim Kardashian’s fame initially sparked from her reality show. Since then, she has branched out and made money from several endorsements. She put her earnings towards this popular Italian sports car. After 20% down, the payments average $3,800 per month. 2. Paris Hilton – Bentley GT Continental Price: $175,000, plus customization Although this car starts at a high price, Paris Hilton took it a step further. She customized this car to include a pink exterior, interior, wheels, and grill. In addition to her ultra-feminine car customizations, she ordered a $285,000 diamond-encrusted dashboard. Take that Barbie! 3. Jay Z – Maybach Exelero Price: $8,000,000 That’s right – Jay Z drives an $8 million car, al ... read more

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