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Fun in the Sun! Nature Getaways Within Driving Distance

Fun in the Sun! Nature Getaways Within Driving Distance

From the art scene, beautiful weather, and sprawling beaches, San Diego seems to have something for everyone. However, in the wake of COVID-19, we might be feeling a little stir-crazy and are looking for a little getaway. Not only does San Diego have so much to offer, but we are located near many one-of-kind nature getaways. The team at Convoy Auto Repair has put together a few choices:  Joshua Tree National Park -- Driving distance from San Diego: 3 hours. Joshua Tree National Park is simply incredible at sunset, as the sun will cast an otherworldly reddish glow on the desert landscape.  Sequoia National Park -- Driving distance from San Diego: 7 hours. When we think of Sequoia National Park, one word comes to mind -- majestic! For breathtaking redwood trees (with some as old as 3,500), you can’t help but being blown away.  Ojai -- Driving distance from San Diego: 5 hours. Ojai is known for its holistic and healing atmosphere, as ... read more

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Best Automotive-related Movies for a Valentine’s Night-in

Best Automotive-related Movies for a Valentine’s Night-in

If you are struggling to figure out what to do this Valentine’s Day, the team at Convoy Auto Repair is here to help. How about a relaxing night-in watching one of our favorite automotive-related movies? Not only do you get to spend some relaxing one-on-one time with your loved one, but you can show your appreciation for your vehicle by watching a movie that celebrates cars. Here are the best automotive-related movies for a Valentine’s night-in:  The Car (1977) Drive (2011) Thunder Road (1958) The Italian Job (1969)  The Transporter (2002) Mercedes, Mon Amour (1992) Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1974) Gone in 60 Seconds (2000) Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) Autostop (1991)  The Last American Hero (1973) Locke (2013) Taxi (2015) Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) Thelma & Louise (1991) Please let us know what your favorite car-themed movies! We are always looking for more to watch and enjoy, as cars are our favorite pastime, hobby, and wa ... read more

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New Year’s Resolutions for Becoming a More Eco-friendly Driver

New Year’s Resolutions for Becoming a More Eco-friendly Driver

At Convoy Auto Repair, we are all about reducing our carbon footprint, which is why we think a perfect New Year’s Resolution will to become a more eco-friendly driver. To ensure you can accomplish your New Year’s resolution, we have put together a few tips and tricks designed to maximize your eco-friendliness on the San Diego streets:  The first and most important step is to keep up on your vehicle’s maintenance. A properly maintained vehicle is destined to save you money. You will spend less money on preventable auto repairs, and a properly maintained vehicle equals a fuel efficient vehicle.  Underinflated tires will increase fuel consumption by as much as 3 percent, and they are more likely to burst and cause an accident.  If possible, trave lightly. Take anything and everything out of your vehicle that can reduce weight, including roof racks, seeing as they increase wind resistance.  Consolidate all your errands into one trip, instead of tak ... read more

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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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Beach Tips for San Diego Drivers

Beach Tips for San Diego Drivers

A fun summer activity is driving on the beach, and as most of us seasoned drivers, we have cruised across all sorts of terrain. Yet, one of the most tricky surfaces to navigate is sand! San Diego is home to many beautiful beaches, and if you are looking to hit the waves, or shall we say sands, this summer, we recommend reading over these safety tips for beach drives:  4-wheel drive is a must! If you are in a sandy situation, 4-wheel drive makes getting out of the jam much easier.  Pack lightly. The heavier your vehicle the more it will sink into the sand.  Before you go, lighten your tire pressure. This way, your tires can roll a little easier. Reduced tire pressure will provide more traction, so you can move easier across the sand.  Stay close to the water! The region between the high tide line and the water is the perfect place to drive, as the sand is packed the hardest.  Keep an eye on the tide. Because it is best to stay close to the water, you w ... read more

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Your Car is an Investment. Let’s make sure we protect it.

If you’re like most of us, you spent good money when you bought your car, truck, van, or SUV. Automobiles are a major asset for most people. They allow us to commute to and from work, carry precious cargo, and give us a strong sense of independence. Because we often rely so much on our vehicles, it’s important to take care of them and protect our investment in them. The team at Convoy Auto Repair loves cars of all types, makes, shapes, and models. Over the years, we have recorded several videos showing some of the service and repair jobs we’ve had the good fortune to handle. Check out these videos and see for yourself why preventive maintenance is one of the key means of protecting the investment you’ve made in your cars. Electric Fuel Pump Repair Broken Water Pump Repair Coolant Leak Repair Transfer Case Repair Radiator Repair If you have any concerns about the service and repair of your vehicle, Convoy Auto Repair is here to help. Stop by Convoy Auto Repai ... read more

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Is Your Vehicle Ready For the Holidays?

The holidays usually means that you and your family will be hitting the road more frequently. Between the drives around town to purchase holiday items and attend holiday parties, to driving longer distances to visit loved ones, your vehicle is likely to have an uptick in mileage demands. Therefore, the big question is:  Is your vehicle ready for the holidays? Here are the top five things your vehicle requires to be ready for the holiday season: Tires that have a safe amount of tread, are properly aligned and are inflated to the ideal amount for better fuel economy. If your tires are flat, bald, worn unevenly, or show signs of bulging, you may need new tires. Wiper blades that keep your windshield clean and are in good shape. Most windshield wipers are meant to last for one year. If you see cracking, strips, or bits of rubber missing from your wiper blades, it’s time to replace them. Fluids are what makes your car operate smoothly. Without the prop ... read more

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Hybrid Car Repair and Maintenance (Video)

Did you know Convoy Auto Repair performs hybrid car repair and maintenance? While most hybrid and electric car warranties require repairs to be performed at the dealership, routine maintenance can be performed by any auto repair shop, often for far cheaper. ) Our mechanics take part in ongoing training in order to service the latest hybrid and electric vehicles to ensure each customer is receiving the highest quality care regardless of what type of car they drive. Once your electric car is out of its warranty, you can get any hybrid car repair or maintenance done anywhere you please. Hybrid cars, especially, have most of the same parts as traditional cars, and those parts will need replacing and servicing as time goes on. Even all electric cars have many of the same parts that need attention over the years. Why not bring your car to Convoy Auto Repair? We offer plenty of extra conveniences to make your auto repair experience as ... read more

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6 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Auto Repairs

6 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Auto Repairs

Older Car Care There are few things as frustrating as car troubles. In addition to not being able to get around, you are often looking at expensive bills and a struggle to understand what’s wrong. Older cars have these issues more frequently, making the owners of these cars question whether the trouble is worth not having a car payment. You already know that regular maintenance is crucial to keeping an older car on the road; we identify 6 ways to get the most out of car maintenance and necessary auto repairs, making it easier to save time and money on your car. Image: Flickr How to get the most out of your auto repairs Provide a detailed description of the problem to service writer First and foremost, make sure you fully explain the problem your car is having to the se ... read more

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