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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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Special Offers for Small Business Saturday

Special Offers for Small Business Saturday

This year, with Black Friday sales starting while some families will still be enjoying their pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving evening, Small Business Saturday is aiming to take a step in the opposite direction by encouraging shoppers to spend their money locally. Rather than give all of your holiday spending money to giant corporations who care about nothing but a profit, spend at least some of your money at local small businesses this Saturday, November 24th, 2012. Convoy Auto Repair, along with hundreds of other local small businesses, is taking part in Small Business Saturday with special deals and discounts for San Diego natives and their visitors. Small businesses are vitally important to communities around the country and they deserve support year round. This year is the second annual Small Business Saturday event, whi ... read more

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5 Signs That It's Time To Replace Your Timing Belt

5 Signs That It's Time To Replace Your Timing Belt

Every vehicle that has a timing belt will require a timing belt replacement at some point during its life. Knowing the signs of a failing belt can help drivers ensure their vehicle receives the maintenance it needs before serious issues arise. Five signs indicating the need for a timing belt replacement include: 1) Fraying or wear on the belt itself. Once the belt starts to crack and split, it is time to have it replaced. 2) Missing teeth. On older vehicles, timing chains rather than belts were used and if any of the metal teeth are missing or broken, a new belt or chain should be installed. 3) Poor fuel economy. A timing belt regulates the timing of engine gears, and if it is not doing its job correctly, will result in odd fuel use patterns. 4) A lack of power. If stepping on the accelerator results in intermittent or low power, a frayed timing belt may be the cause. 5) Mileage. Most manufacturers recommend a ti ... read more

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