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Top Holiday Songs to Include On Your Trip to Grandma’s House

Top Holiday Songs to Include On Your Trip to Grandma’s House

Are you planning a holiday road trip? If your answer is yes, then you are going to be needing some festive music to listen to. Before you on embark on your holiday adventure, take a look at the list of songs the team at Convoy Auto Repair has compiled for you. Here is a list of the top holiday songs to include on your trip to Grandma’s house: All I want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey. Rockin around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee. Santa Claus is Coming to Town by Michael Buble. Little Drummer Boy by Josh Groban. Blue Christmas by Elvis. Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt. Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms. The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole. A Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer by Gene Autry. Sleigh Ride by The Ronettes. Please Come Home For Christmas by the Eagles. Frosty The Snowman by Jimmy Durante. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer by Burl Ives. Along with planning your playlist for your holiday road ... 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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Hot San Diego Summer Road Trip Destinations

Hot San Diego Summer Road Trip Destinations

Most San Diego schools only have a few weeks before classes start up again, and that makes August the perfect time to fit in some last minute road trips before you have to get back to the grind! But even if you aren't in school (or don't have kids who are), there's something about August that just screams road trip season - we think it has a lot to do with the heat! But in San Diego, the real heat doesn't begin until September. If you're looking to heat up the summer before it ends, you'll delight in taking a trip to a hot destination during the hottest season. The desert in the heat of summer offers a dramatic experience for the more determined traveler, and a stunning road trip from San Diego. And if you're looking for a hot summer road trip destination, we have some places in mind - in the most literal sense! Image ... read more

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Where to Adopt a Pet in San Diego

Where to Adopt a Pet in San Diego

Here at Convoy Auto Repair, we believe that if you’re ready to add a pet to the family, the best way to do it is through a rescue, shelter, or humane society. With so many dogs, cats, and other animals stuck in the Southern California shelter system, it makes sense to seek out the homeless animal that is a perfect fit for your family. Here are some great resources on where to adopt a pet in San Diego and the surrounding area. San Diego is lucky to have one of the lower-kill shelter systems in the region. If you’re looking for a new dog or cat, the best place to start is with San Diego County Animal Control or the San Diego Humane Society. Dogs and cats of all ages and temperaments find their way to the shelter, and both SDDAC and SD Humane offer low-fee adoptions to the public. Both also try and prioritize accurate images of their adoptables, so adopter ... read more

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A Recap of the San Diego International Auto Show 2014

A Recap of the San Diego International Auto Show 2014

The 2014 San Diego International Auto Show has come and gone once again, leaving us as quickly as it came. Running from Wednesday, January 1st through Sunday, January 5th, the San Diego International Auto Show is an important milestone in global auto shows. First, Southern California is the epicenter from which so many automotive trends spread across the world, and second because San Diego's is the first auto show in the actual “new year.” This show is also a great place to scope out your next car because the smaller space allows potential car buyers to compare models almost side by side, have a seat in most, and even drive a few without the pressure you get at dealerships (and even take home financial incentives from the display booths!) Many automakers new model years can begin in June of the previous year, which means we saw cars displaying ... read more

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Auto Industry

How To Prepare Your Car For Winter in SoCal

How To Prepare Your Car For Winter in SoCal

San Diego may not suffer the extreme temperature drops that other cities do, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have winter! In colder climates, drivers need to think about how to prepare their cars for winter: antifreeze, engine heaters, ice scrapers, snow tires...the list goes on. Here in Southern California, we only really have one major concern: tire pressure and condition. Image: Flickr As the temperatures drop in the winter months, the air in your tires gains density. That increased density means lower air pressure in your tires, leaving them under inflated. What does that mean? Underinflated tires can cause improper tire wear, reducing the lifespan of your tires. They can also reduce your fuel economy, as a tire with low pressure has increased resistance. Most importantly, an underinfla ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Labor Day Events in San Diego

Labor Day Events in San Diego

Apparently almost 2 million Southern Californians are hitting the road between today and Monday, and most of them are headed to San Diego. Time to reinforce your homes!!! Kidding. But there will be a lot more people in America's Finest City this weekend than there have been probably all summer long. And who can blame them? Crazy beautiful beaches, warm (but not unbearable) weather, incredible hiking and other outdoor activities, and a real love for what makes life enjoyable beckon all. If you're planning on staying put this weekend, here's a short list of some events around the county you might want to check out. We've included activities that don't require a car because our roadways might be a bit congested... No matter how you choose to celebrate, enjoy your Labor Day weekend (and remember we'll be closed on Monday)! Festival of Sail ... read more

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Infographic - San Diego Can't Complain! America's Finest City is also its happiest.

Infographic - San Diego Can't Complain! America's Finest City is also its happiest.

We came across this great San Diego infographic that basically says why our city is the best city in the country! (Not that we need a lot of convincing, but it does make some good points.) We know there are plenty of other wonderful cities in America that have some or more of the things that makes San Diego the happiest city, but the stats certainly do not lie. Plus, we can think of a thousand reasons why San Diegans tend to be happy that didn't make this list: the amazing events San Diego has every year (Comic Con is coming up!), miles of wide freeways and twisted mountain roads, the small town feel in a massive city, the crazy diversity of people and lifestyles, we could go on! If you have any of your own, we'd love to hear about them in the comments. ... read more

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How Small Businesses Help The Community

How Small Businesses Help The Community

Small businesses are often touted as being a boon to local communities, doing things larger companies never think to do. This is the story of how one San Diego business reached out to a fellow resident and bicyclist, directly helping his neighbor and community. Those in San Diego, as well as many other cities around the world, may know of an event known as Critical Mass. Started loosely as a protest in San Francisco in the early 1990s, Critical Mass is a massive community bike ride around town. Hundreds and sometimes more than a thousand residents gather on their bicycles to take a ride through the city. San Diego's route, which is the last Friday of the month at 8pm, goes from Balboa Park, through South Park to the Gaslamp,  to the airport, and then back to Broadway Street and Seaport Village, where riders are free to go where they choose. However ... read more

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How To Cool Down Without Auto Air Conditioning

How To Cool Down Without Auto Air Conditioning

It may be fall in San Diego, but it's still as hot as summer. Unfortunately, not every car has air conditioning, making getting in a hot car near unbearable. Perhaps the A/C system is too costly to repair, or maybe the car is just too old. Regardless of the issue, cars without an interior cool-down can be brutal during a heatwave. Here are some ideas of how to cool down your vehicle sans air conditioning. Park in the shade: If it’s sizing up to be a hot day, try to find a covered spot to park your car. This will keep the sun from beating down on it, which leads to a cooler car inside. Buy a sunshade: If you must park in the sun, which is a more likely scenario, have your sunshade ready. The reflective piece placed over your windshield will reflect the light – and heat – from your car. Windows down: If you feel safe to do so, keep your windows c ... read more

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