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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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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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This Season’s Sizzling Car Shows in San Diego

This Season’s Sizzling Car Shows in San Diego

Summer is the best season for vacations, sunbathing, and warm nights. For the automobile enthusiasts it's also the best season to check out the coolest car shows. Over next few months, there are several shows inthe greater San Diego area for the hot rod lovers to take a look at. Car Shows in San Diego 1. Back to the 50’s Car Show Travel back in time to view some favorite classic autos. Every Thursday night this summer, over 400 cars will show off their beauty along La Mesa Boulevard. Each night, trophies will be awarded to four cars, one motorcycle and also one La Mesa Police Officer’s Choice Award. In addition to the auto eye candy, there is live music with DJ Jumpin’ Jack Flash, shops, restaurants, coffee houses and bars for entertainment. Details: June – August, Every Thursday night from 5 to 8pm La Mesa Blvd. and Palm Ave., La Mesa, CA ... read more

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Jemima Puddle-Duck, Farmers’ Markets Galore & Extreme Autofest

Jemima Puddle-Duck, Farmers’ Markets Galore & Extreme Autofest

The fourth of July has come and gone in San Diego, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t more summer fun to be had! We have a weekend’s worth of family fun to keep you busy and entertained for hours! Friday, July 8th, take the kids to see “Jemima Puddle-Duck” at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. There will be two performances, one at 2:30pm and one at 7pm. The Hudson Vagabond Puppets will bring this tale by Beatrix Potter to life with “larger-than-life puppets who dance and act in narrated ballets to this beloved children's story." Your kids will even be invited onstage towards the end of the show to dance with the puppet performers. Ticket prices range from $12-15. Click ... read more

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Concerts on the Green, Green Plants, and Green Grillin'

Concerts on the Green, Green Plants, and Green Grillin'

This week is all about free music, fun, and food - what’s not to love!? Happening every Friday from May through September is the Concerts on the Green series in El Cajon. Attendees will enjoy several different genres of music through the 22 week series, along with dancing, food, and prize drawings. This week, check out a live performance by the Taildraggers, a bluegrass band. The free concerts are from 6-8pm at the Prescott Promenade across from the El Cajon Courthouse and City Hall. Click here for a full list of the bands playing throughout the summer. If you haven’t visited the Wild Willow Farm & Education Center to see the Tijuana Estuary plants yet, now is the perfect time. This Saturday, at 4p ... read more

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