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10 Holiday Gifts for the Car Lover in Your Life

10 Holiday Gifts for the Car Lover in Your Life

Photo by Mink Mingle on Unsplash   Do you know someone who is a car lover and wants to give them something special as a gift during the holidays? In this blog, we will share with you some great gift ideas that car lovers will love!    Finding gifts for a car lover can be a challenge! For this reason, we will give you some ideas, so you don't have to worry at the last minute trying to find a perfect gift for your particular car lover.    Portable Car Charger: It can be not only a perfect gift but also a great emergency tool in case your vehicle runs out of battery in the middle of the road.    Clothing with car logos: Clothes are always an ideal gift for everyone; in this case, you can never go ... read more

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Why Wheel Alignment Matters

Why Wheel Alignment Matters

Photo by Mason Jones on Unsplash   Wheel alignment is one of the essential vehicle maintenance as it allows you to have complete control of your vehicle on the road while driving. For this month's blog, we will explain why wheel alignment matters and how you can find out if your car has issues with wheel alignment.    It is crucial to fix any issues that your vehicle has to keep you safe on the road, and having your car aligned is one of them. Wheel alignment is all about the suspension system, and it is in charge of making sure that your tires are connected on the road.    Some of the ways that you can find out if your vehicle is having issues with wheel alignment are:  Your car pulling to one sid ... read more

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What to Expect When Bringing Your Vehicle To Convoy Auto Repair

What to Expect When Bringing Your Vehicle To Convoy Auto Repair

Photo by christian buehner on Unsplash Finding the perfect Auto Repair Service for your vehicle can be a stressful mission! Luckily, our expert auto mechanics team at Convoy Auto Repair Services in San Diego, CA, can listen to your concerns and put their part in to help get your vehicle done as quickly as possible!  For over 40 years, Convoy Auto Repair has been providing its service to the San Diego community and continues satisfying its customers with every auto repair service! At Convoy Auto Repair in San Diego, CA, you can expect the best auto repair service in the region, as they genuinely care about their customers and the service they provide. Some of the auto repair services that you can expect are:  Fleet Repa ... read more

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10 Car Repairs You Shouldn’t Put Off Before School Starts

10 Car Repairs You Shouldn’t Put Off Before School Starts

Photo by Aaron Huber on Unsplash    Having your car ready before school starts is an important thing you should have on your to-do list, as not having it ready can be a struggle. You want to ensure it is working correctly to prevent any accidents, and it can be easy to move from class to class.    In this blog, we will show you ten car repairs that you shouldn't put off before school starts!   Oil Change: Make sure to get your oil changed often. If you need help, remember that we are here to assist you!    Changing a flat tire: Your car's tires are like your feet! They need to be in excellent condition to make sure you are safe on the road and move from place to place without any issues.    Changing car battery: We all know that it is a ... read more

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5 Tips for Traveling with your Trusty Sidekick, AKA Your Pup

5 Tips for Traveling with your Trusty Sidekick, AKA Your Pup

The temperatures are rising, flowers are beginning to bloom, and the sun is starting to shine. We all know what this means: spring is here, and summer is just around the corner. If you are like us at Convoy Auto Repair, we love road trips, and we enjoy them even more, we have our trusty sidekick with us, our beloved pup. It is the best of both worlds: out on the open road with two of our favorites, our vehicle, and our dog.  Before we embark on any road trip with our pup in the warmer months, it is essential to make sure we are prepared. Driving with our furry friends may present some challenges if we don’t take the time to go over and review safety tips. Fortunately, the team at Convoy Auto Repair has put together five of the essential tips for traveling with your trusty sidekick, your dog:  Be mindful of any pet food you are bringing with you on your trip. Pet food is at risk of both spilling and spoiling, neither of which we want to deal with!  Water, water ... read more

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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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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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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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