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Romantic Drives in San Diego

Romantic Drives in San Diego

Before you know it, Valentine’s Day will be here, and you might find yourself in desperate need of a few ideas on how you can spend and celebrate the day with your loved one. The team at Convoy Auto Repair is here to help, as we think a romantic drive along the beautiful California coast is the perfect way to spend your day. Here are some of the most lovely and romantic drives in San Diego and Southern California:   Sunrise Scenic Byway: The name of this 24-mile road trip through East San Diego County says it all. Bask in the glow of the sun, while you travel through Laguna Mountain Recreation Area and along the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail in the Cleveland National Forest. Ortega Highway Mountain Escape: During the winter months, you will find yourself transported to a winter wonderland, as you drive past canyons, forests, hillsides, and even boulders dusted with a light blanket of snow. Rim of the World Scenic Byway: If the name alone isn’t enough to p ... read more

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2015 Car Predictions

2015 Car Predictions

If you’ve paid any attention to the news in the last month, you’ve likely seen some coverage of the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. Manufacturers bring their latest and greatest concepts and newly announced models to this annual event, and it’s often a great way to see what directions automakers are headed with their designs and technologies. Here are some of our 2015 car predictions! Image: Flickr More Electric Between Tesla’s upcoming Model X and the new Chevy Volt, the full-electric car is getting some serious contenders in the marketplace. Mileage limits are expanding and batteries are getting better, allowing both full electrics and hybrids to really push the envelope when it comes to conserving fuel. Hyundai also announced a new plug-in hybrid that can go a whopping 22 miles before it even starts ... read more

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How To Find The Right Mechanic For Your Electric Vehicle

How To Find The Right Mechanic For Your Electric Vehicle

As electric and hybrid cars become more and more common, consumers are looking for more options that just the dealer when it comes to hybrid maintenance and repairs. How is a consumer supposed to pick a new mechanic for new technology? Here at Convoy Auto Repair we know we are committed to keeping up with the newest and greatest in green technologies, but how would the average car owner be able to find the right mechanic for their electric vehicle (or hybrid car)? Image: Wikipedia Pop Quiz! Take a note from your least favorite teacher and give any potential mechanic a pop quiz by asking a few simple questions. You'll quickly be able to determine if the mechanic is capable of handling electric and hybrid vehicles, and to make sure they’re ready for your business. First ... read more

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Green

The Best Cities For Electric Cars - Part 2

The Best Cities For Electric Cars - Part 2

As electric cars grow in sales and popularity, cities throughout the United States are catching up with their infrastructure. We’ve already covered the first 5 cities, and here is the final countdown in our rundown of easier cities for electric car owners to be in based on per capita charging stations reported through PlugShare. Image: FlickrSan Diego, CA San Diegans don’t just enjoy great weather – they enjoy plenty of eco-friendly amenities like electric vehicle charging stations, solar panels companies, and more! According to 10News, San Diego has the highest number of electric vehicles on the roads per capita in the USA. Plus, w ... read more

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The Best Electric Cars to Spend Your Tax Refund On

The Best Electric Cars to Spend Your Tax Refund On

While there's never really a bad time of year to buy a greener and more energy efficient new vehicle, tax time does provide an excellent opportunity to buy your green dream machine, especially when that new car (like these electric models) comes with generous government incentives and tax rebates. Traditionally, buying an electric car is a wise move right before the end of the year, when you would have to separate the purchase along with your tax returns due April 15th. Whoops, little late for that now. Fortunately, buying an electric car now offers the best of both financial worlds, and the benefits last into 2015! By investing your tax refund from 2013 on an electric car in 2014 and taking advantage of this year's federal incentives, you're going to get to claim that purchase on your 2014 taxes and get a sweeter refund in 2015. But if that's too much math for you, trust us when we say that buying an electric vehicle now definitely has its benefits, so get on it. Inv ... read more

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The Best Cities For Electric Cars - Part 1

The Best Cities For Electric Cars - Part 1

As electric cars grow in sales and popularity, cities throughout the United States are catching up with their infrastructure to support these alternative vehicles. However, there are a few cities that make it little easier for electric car owners. Here are the first 5 of the top 10 cities for electric cars based on per capita charging stations reported through PlugShare! Also, it's Earth Month, so maybe  now is the time to consider an alternative fuel vehicle if you don't already drive one! Image ... read more

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Beyond Diesel: Biofuel, Electricity and Other Alternative Fuels

Beyond Diesel: Biofuel, Electricity and Other Alternative Fuels

Alternative fuels sources are a hot topic for the news media as well as researchers as oil-based fuels such as gasoline and diesel become more scarce. Alternative fuel means anything that doesn't run soley on gasoline, and includes hybrid vehicles (that run on a combination of gasoline and other fuels), electric vehicles, natural gas fueled vehicles, and biofuel vehicles (vehicles that use a fuel made from corn or other organic sources). So, what are the renewable resources out there being tapped to power our automotive futures? San Diego is quickly adopting alternative fuel stations to facilitate this new car market - electric car charging stations are in most major shopping centers and CNG and other fuel stations are already here. Are you seeing any of these alternative fuel stations pop up in your neighborhood? Image: Flic ... read more

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