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Your Ultimate Guide to Understanding Automatic vs. Manual Transmissions

Your Ultimate Guide to Understanding Automatic vs. Manual Transmissions

Photo by Maxim Hopman On Unsplash Your Ultimate Guide to Understanding Automatic vs. Manual Transmissions As we proceed further into 2024, it is an excellent time to understand your vehicle better. One crucial aspect often ignored by many car owners is the choice between automatic and manual transmissions.  We believe an informed car owner is empowered at Convoy Auto Repair in sunny San Diego, CA. In this blog, we will unravel the mysteries surrounding automatic and manual transmissions in this comprehensive guide, providing you with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions about your vehicle. Automatic Transmissions Let's kick things off by delving into the world of automatic transmissions. These marvels of automotive engineering have grown in popularity in recent years because of their convenience and ease of use. An automatic trans ... read more

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The Art of Oil Changes: Why They're Essential for Your Vehicle in San Diego, California

The Art of Oil Changes: Why They're Essential for Your Vehicle in San Diego, California

Photo by Ross Findon On Unsplash The Art of Oil Changes: Why They're Essential for Your Vehicle in San Diego, California Regarding vehicle maintenance in sunny San Diego, California, few tasks are as critical as regular oil changes. Your car's engine is a complex machine with numerous moving parts, and proper lubrication is critical to its longevity and performance. In this blog post, as an expert auto tech at Convoy Auto Repair in San Diego, I'll delve into the importance of oil changes and why they should never be overlooked. The Role of Oil Changes in San Diego San Diego's beautiful weather, with its warm and often dry climate, makes it an ideal place for enjoying the outdoors. However, it also means your vehicle's engine works hard to keep you on ... read more

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Resolutions For 2024: Taking Care of Your Vehicle in The New Year

Resolutions For 2024: Taking Care of Your Vehicle in The New Year

Photo by Tekton On Unsplash Resolutions For 2024: Taking Care of Your Vehicle in The New Year As the new year approaches, we often find ourselves making resolutions to improve our lives in various ways. We pledge to eat healthier, exercise more, or finally tackle that home renovation project. But what about our faithful companions, our vehicles? They faithfully carry us through our daily routines, and it's crucial that we prioritize their well-being, too.    In this blog, we'll discuss some resolutions for 2024 to help you take better care of your vehicle and ensure it stays reliable throughout the year. Why Vehicle Resolutions Matter New Year's resolutions for your vehicle might not be as common as personal health or career goals, but they are just as important. Your vehicle is an essential part of your daily life, helping you co ... read more

New Vehicle This Summer? Don't Forget a PPI!

New Vehicle This Summer? Don't Forget a PPI!

Photo by Lorenzo Hamers on Unsplash   New Vehicle This Summer? Don't Forget a PPI! Summer is here, and for many people in San Diego, that means it's time to buy a new vehicle. But before you sign on the dotted line, get a Pre-Purchase Inspection (PPI) from a trusted auto repair shop. A PPI can help you avoid costly surprises and give you peace of mind knowing that your new ride is in good shape. What is a Pre-Purchase Inspection? A PPI is a thorough examination of a vehicle by a qualified mechanic. During the inspection, the mechanic will check for any mechanical, electrical, or safety issues affecting the vehicle's performance or safety. They will also look for signs of wear and tear, accident damage, and other potential problems that could impact the vehicle's value.   Why is a PPI so important? Buying a car is a significant investment, and you wan ... read more

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Auto Repairs in San Diego, CA

Auto Repairs in San Diego, CA

Auto Repairs in San Diego, CA Welcome to Convoy Auto Repair, your trusted destination for top-notch auto repairs in the heart of San Diego, CA, off of Balboa Ave. We are excited to extend a warm invitation to the communities surrounding San Diego seeking exceptional automotive services.  Convoy Auto Repair specializes in servicing most makes and models of vehicles, domestic and foreign, including hybrids. Whether you require routine maintenance, complex repairs, or computer diagnostics, our ASE-certified master technicians are equipped with the knowledge to get the job done right the first time. Auto Services That We Provide – Air Conditioning Wheel Alignment Battery Brakes Clutch  Drivetrain Electrical  Muffler Windshield Steering & Suspension …and more! What Sets Us Apart From Our Competitors? It starts with our commitment to providing unparalleled customer service. As a family-owned and operated business with over four decades of experie ... read more

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Why Are Oil Changes So Important?

Why Are Oil Changes So Important?

Photo by Rinald Rolle on Unsplash New year, new chance to take care of your vehicle and ensure its optimal lifespan. You may want to start your car care resolutions with the basics, but what does that entail? Oil changes are an essential part of car maintenance. They're something that many people don't think much about, but they can make a big difference in how well your car runs.    In this article, we'll look at why oil changes are so significant, what happens when you do or do not change your car's oil regularly and why choosing the right type of oil is critical. We'll also cover some essential tips for ensuring your engine stays clean and protected during its lifetime! What An Oil Change Does Your car's engine needs oil to perform its most basic function: lubricate the moving parts, so they don't wear out. A well-maintained car will last longe ... read more

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How To Check Your Vehicle's Battery

How To Check Your Vehicle's Battery

Photo by Daniel @ bestjumpstarterreview.com on Unsplash How to check your vehicle’s battery Have you ever been in a hurry to get to work or school, and your vehicle won’t start? A dead or damaged battery can cause it. Having your vehicle break down in the middle of the road due to a dead or damaged battery can be another nightmare.   Even if jump-starting your vehicle may get you to your work or school, the best option is to replace your battery before other significant issues arise. For this reason, it is helpful to know when your battery needs to be replaced, and in this month’s blog, we will share some tips on how you can check your vehicle’s battery.  Signs to know when to replace your ve ... read more

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10 Signs Your Vehicle Needs TLC ASAP

10 Signs Your Vehicle Needs TLC ASAP

Photo by Adrian Dascal on Unsplash   Our cars are one of the more expensive assets that we own as American citizens; keeping them in tip-top condition will keep their value as high as possible! However, our daily lives can get in the way, keeping us busy with work, family, and daily tasks. Here are some things to look out for as you are going about your day. We put together a list of 10 signs your vehicle needs TLC ASAP!   1. Squealing or Grinding Noises - As our brakes wear and break down over time, they can produce squealing and grinding noises that lead to bigger problems. Your brakes are essential to keeping you and your family safe, so don't overlook this issue!   2. Warning Lights - Lights are often the earliest si ... 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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The Chrysler Lawsuit and How It May Impact You

It has come to light in the past several years that several Dodge and Chrysler vehicles are equipped with valve stems that are prone to corrosion and damage. This failure is most common in colder parts of the country, but even here in warmer states the failure still occurs routinely. This failure can and does happen on weakened valve stems sometimes by just simply unscrewing the cap to check the tire pressure. It should be noted that the valve stem is merely the most common part that fails, other parts of the system are also at risk. If you own a 2008-2011 Dodge Grand Caravan or Chrysler Town & Country, you may be at risk. These defects can cause tire blowouts, even at low speeds. There is currently a pending lawsuit against Chrysler over this issue, and their failure to issue a recall. Later models switched to rubberized valve stems to avoid the problems found in earlier models. At Convoy, we’ve had the unfortunate experience of dealing with the effects of this firsthand. I ... read more

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