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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

Beers That Travel Well in Growlers on Long Road Trips

Beers That Travel Well in Growlers on Long Road Trips

Image: Flickr If there’s anything that San Diegans love more than outdoor adventures, it’s craft beer. With perfect weather year-round, every weekend is the perfect opportunity for a road trip and no road trip is complete without some liquid refreshment at the end of it (stay classy - no drinking and driving). Unfortunately, there are fewer disappointments more epic than cracking open a delicious beer at the end of a long drive and encountering a warm or skunked brew. Oh, the humanity! However, there are ways to avoid this tragedy. We’re here to let you in on some craft beer secrets – what are some beers that travel well on long road trips? First off – the container. Beer growlers most often hold 64 fluid oz. of delicious beer and generally are made of brown glass or stainless steel. “Why ar ... read more

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Automotive News

Apple's Eyes Free Siri Integration Makes Driving Worry Free

Apple's Eyes Free Siri Integration Makes Driving Worry Free

Apple has done it again! Within this next year, consumers will begin to see vehicles containing Apple’s new Eyes Free Siri Integration. If you aren’t familiar with Siri, it is the iPhone’s voice-command/digital-assistant that was launched with Apple’s latest iOS 5 series. With the Eyes Free technology, users can press a voice command button to speak into the car’s microphone system that is connected to the iPhone. In the next 12 months, this new technology will be built directly by car manufacturers into the new vehicles. This system will be compatible with any iDevice using the new iOS 6 software. Some partners in the automotive industry that will be implement this plan include BMW, Audi, Chrysler, General Motors, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, and Jaguar/Land Rover. This hands-free technology adds a user-friendly appeal and, more importantly, it boosts road safety. With an option like this, eyes can have full attention to the r ... read more

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Automotive News

5 Places to Travel on One Tank of Gas in San Diego

5 Places to Travel on One Tank of Gas in San Diego

When summertime hits, so does that itch to travel. With the warm air and relaxing vibe of the season, it's the best time to take a much-needed vacation. As carefree as you may feel this time of year, the one thing you'll have consider is the rising gas prices. No need to let it ruin your spirit though, here is a list of 5 places to travel on one tank of gas. Palm Springs, CA On days when "June gloom" takes over San Diego, it hardly feels like summer. The cure for that missing sun is a trip to Palm Springs. In this desert town, there are many activities to fill your time. From hiking, golfing, and shopping to lounging by the pool. Palm Springs is also known for being a celebrity vacation spot, so who knows what stars you may run into! Puerto Nuevo, Mexico Craving lobster? An hour south of Sa ... read more

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San Diego Events

5 Ways to Prepare Your Car for the Summer

5 Ways to Prepare Your Car for the Summer

With so many travel plans over the summer – out of town getaways, beach days, or other outdoor activities – reliable transportation is a must. Before you put these plans into action, here are five tips to prepare your car for fun in the sun. How to Prepare Your Car for the Summer 1. Make Sure Your AC System is in Working Condition Sometimes stepping into your car in the summer can feel like stepping into a sauna on a hot day. Making sure your air conditioning is in top shape can minimize your car as a heat box. The best time to get your AC system serviced is before summer, so you can be prepared before it becomes a necessity to use. 2. Replace Your Windshield Wiper Blades Your wiper blades have been working hard over the past few rainy months. The general rule of thumb is to replace your wiper blades twice a year, at the beginning/end of each season. This will ensure fresh blades to wipe away any of that summ ... read more

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Maintenance

Car Checklist For a Long Road Trip

Car Checklist For a Long Road Trip

Provided that your vehicle undergoes proper auto maintenance, a road trip can be an exciting way to get out of the house and see our great nation. Leaving from San Diego, the road trip options are nearly endless. One could head to San Francisco, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, or even New Orleans. On any road trip, however, there are items an individual should consider bringing, lest you experience discomfort along your route. 1. Naturally, auto maintenance is a must for any road trip. No one wants to break down along their journey, which is why visiting an auto shop is important. Auto maintenance will ensure that the brakes are functioning correctly, the car is properly aligned, the engine is not overheating, and that all fluids are at desired levels. 2. First aid supplies and medicines should be remembered, as should toiletries. 3. Cameras, music, and books are ideal entertainment solutions. 4. Just because you’re in a vehicle, this does not mean tha ... read more

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Maintenance
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