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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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How Do I Know If My Vehicle Is Out Of Alignment?

How Do I Know If My Vehicle Is Out Of Alignment?

Vehicle alignment is key in maximizing fuel efficiency, lowering maintenance costs, and providing a smoother overall ride for everyone in the car. Often, drivers will go for hundreds of miles without knowing their wheels are out of alignment, leading to repair costs that could have been easily avoided. Here are a few simple tips on how to spot a vehicle alignment issue before it becomes a problem: Try driving straight. If the car pulls to either side without the driver turning the wheel, chances are the wheels are out of alignment. The same is true if the wheel needs to be kept at an angle in order to drive straight. Check the tires. If one tire is showing significantly more wear than another, it may be time to have the alignment checked. Watch out for shaky turns. If a vehicle's steering wheel doesn't come easily back to its starting positi ... read more

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Go Straight: Wheel Alignment

You may have a vehicle alignment problem if your car drifts or pulls to one side, your steering wheel’s off center, you have uneven tire wear or your car doesn’t feel like it handles right as you travel around CA. When all of your San Diego vehicle’s wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Running into potholes, smacking a curb or other San Diego street hazard are great ways to knock your car out of alignment. Then one or more of your wheels starts pulling in a slightly different direction and the problems begin. Driving for an extended time when you’re out of alignment causes your tires to wear unevenly and excessively. Sometimes the tire can be worn so badly that it will fail. At the very least, you’ll have to replace your tires sooner. You could end up with premature wear to your suspension system, which can be really expensive. The front wheel alignment is adjustable on all vehic ... read more

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