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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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April Showers Bring May Flowers: How to Drive Safely in the Rain

April Showers Bring May Flowers: How to Drive Safely in the Rain

We were reminded of this adage due to the particularly wet winter we had. But the dryness of Summer is still far off. So, with some wet weather still to go, we thought we would share some simple tips that will help keep you safer in the wet weather. Rain changes things about driving, and habits that you might have may need to be adjusted. Slow down and increase the distance between yourself and the next car. You have a poorer stopping distance on wet surfaces. Turn on your lights, even during the day. Other cars notice you more quickly with your lights on. When turning, brake before you enter the turn, not during the turn, then accelerate out of the turn. Avoid driving in the ruts that naturally form within lanes by driving just slightly off center from the lane. Water pools in these ruts and you can hydroplane in a deep patch. Take extra care to avoid water where you can't see the bottom. That puddle might be hiding a deep pothole. If they need it, make sure you've replaced ... 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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Top Romantic Places To Go In San Diego

February is here, and that means Valentine’s day is around the corner. Do you have a plan for what to do when you pick up your date? San Diego has great options, and it’s hard to hit them all unless you work at it over time. Here are five suggestions for romantic places to go that you need to be sure are on your list to visit. Ellen Browning Scripps Park Many people pass right by the park on their way to the nearby La Jolla Cove - which is worth a visit, make no mistake! But don’t get back in your car once you’ve visited the cove. Ellen Browning Scripps park is beautiful for a walk all on its own, and you’ll see weddings held here on a regular basis for that reason. If you want to make a day of it, there’s many dining and shopping options in the nearby commercial district. Coronado Landing With its ex ... read more

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What New Year Resolutions Do You Have For Your Car?

2017 is here! It is time to start getting together our list of New Year resolutions, and the team at Convoy Auto Repair thinks it is important not to forget about your vehicle. In case you are struggling to think of some resolutions related to auto repair, we have compiled a list of 7 New Year Resolutions: Make sure your vehicle is running in optimal condition. Let’s kick the New Year off with a multi-point inspection at our auto repair shop. We will inspect your vehicle from bumper to bumper to ensure everything is in tip-top shape. Try to be a fuel-efficient driver. We all know gas is expensive, so let’s try to cut back on some of our bad habits, such as excessive speeding or aggressive. If you do this, you can cut down your fuel consumption by an incredible 35%. Put an end to the idling habit. We all do it, and like the saying goes: out with the old and in with the new! Let’s get rid of this habit. Idling for more than 10 minutes produces an excessive a ... read more

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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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A Weekend Full Of Post-Turkey Day Fun In San Diego

A Weekend Full Of Post-Turkey Day Fun In San Diego

Now that you have successfully stuffed your face full of turkey and all the trimmings, it’s time to get out of the house and enjoy some family fun events around San Diego! Check out some of the hottest hot rods around, give Mother Earth a tiny face lift, and learn how to brew your own beer, just in time for the holidays! Don’t miss the first ever Goodguys Fall Del Mar Nationals happening this weekend, November 25, 26, and 27th at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Sure, you’ve been to the huge car show they put on in the summer, but now they’re making it a semi-annual event with another weekend jam-packed with hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars, and trucks on display. The GoodGuys & the Wounded Warriors of San Diego will also feature a “Toys For Tots” toy drop sponsored by the US Marine Corps. All ... read more

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Bratwurst, Free Museums, and Hobbits - Oh My!

Bratwurst, Free Museums, and Hobbits - Oh My!

October is one of the most beautiful months in San Diego because it cools off just enough to let us stop sweating from the summer heat, but not so much that we're freezing. October also brings a month full of fun activities to be enjoyed by the whole family. Ocean Beach Oktoberfest is expanding to a two-day celebration this year, Friday, October 7th and Saturday the 8th. The festival will now feature entertainment both inside the beer garden and outside on the grassy area in front of the beach. On Friday, the Charger girls will be hanging out starting at 4:30 and from 4-7pm, you can enjoy the Beer Garden Band Slam and Happy Hour with six cover and tribute bands competing for the cash prize of $4,000. Other fun activities will include the sausage toss, the stein holding and bratwurst eating contest, and the fun run. The entire month of October has been deemed ... read more

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Pirates, Chili & San Diego Fair Festivals

Pirates, Chili & San Diego Fair Festivals

We hope you're ready to start enjoying your summer because, this week, we have nothing but fun planned for you! What do you get when you mix beer, pirates, and a chili cook-off? We're not sure, but that's what this week has in store for you. Check out our recommendations for how to spend your free time this week! Saturday, June 25th, is the Pirate Faire and Festival in San Diego. From 10am-6pm, the Four Points by Sheraton San Diego will be over-run with scurvy sea dogs. Enjoy hundreds of costumed re-enactors, live music and entertainment, educational programs, and, of course, battles! This festival is full of fun and even throws in a little history lesson now and then, so bring the whole family. Ticket prices range from $17 for adults to fr ... read more

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