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Is Your Check Engine Light Flashing? This Is What That Means

Is there a difference between a solid and flashing check engine light? Whether the check engine light on your dashboard is solid or flashing, you still need to take your vehicle to your preferred service station as soon as possible to determine the cause of the warning light. However, there is a difference in the […]

Pros And Cons of Switching to Hybrid

What are the pros and cons of purchasing a hybrid vehicle? Everyone is now talking about switching to an electric or hybrid vehicle. Especially with the price of gas on the rise. However, before purchasing a hybrid for yourself and your family, there are pros and cons to consider. The Pros An unexpected pro to […]

What Suspension Parts Are Likely To Fail?

What parts of your suspension system are prone to failure? The suspension system of your vehicle is composed of hundreds of parts under constant stress as they support the weight of your vehicle and its occupants. These same parts are then responsible for giving you a safe, smooth ride. Because of these parts’ stress, they […]

Components of Your Exhaust System

What are the components of your exhaust system? The exhaust system in your vehicle is composed of several components. Those components work together to move gasses from the combustion chamber to the rear of your vehicle, releasing them into the atmosphere. What are the Major Components of an Exhaust System? Your exhaust system begins with […]

My Mechanic Won’t Give Me An Estimate On The Phone

Why your mechanic probably won’t give you an auto repair estimate over the phone. You’ve probably called an auto repair shop at one time or another since you started driving and asked the mechanic you spoke with for an estimate on the cost to repair the problem you were experiencing with your vehicle. Chances are, […]

What Did Hitting That Pothole Do To Your Vehicle?

What are the signs of pothole damage on my vehicle? Potholes are a part of life if you live just about anywhere in the US. You might encounter them driving around town or even on the highway. While they may look innocuous, the truth is that hitting potholes can do serious damage to your vehicle, […]

4 Reasons Your Check Engine Light Is On

Why did your check engine light come on? Few things inspire stress and anxiety in drivers, like the check engine light in their dashboard display. That little yellow light could mean many things, some serious, some not so serious. The one thing that light means is that it’s time to take your vehicle to your […]

Taking Care Of Your Hybrid Vehicle

Tips for Taking Care of Your Hybrid Vehicle Hybrid vehicles may not need as much maintenance as gas-powered cars, but they do still require regular maintenance. Here are some tips for caring for your hybrid vehicle that can help you save time and money on repairs. Pay Attention to Your Batteries The batteries in your […]

Does Your Engine Squeal When You Start It? Here’s Why.

What causes that squealing noise in my engine? Does your car make a high-pitched squealing noise when you start it up? That noise could be a sign of a failing serpentine belt or alternator. You must quickly take your vehicle in for engine repair if you hear that noise. Signs of a Failing Alternator You […]

Why should you learn the basics of wheel alignment and steering?

Wheel Alignment and Steering 101 Your vehicle’s steering system is more than just your steering wheel. It’s essential to know the basics of your steering system and wheel alignment, so your vehicle drives smoothly. Our technicians at West Kearny Mesa Automotive & Transmission in San Diego, California to get your car’s steering system in great […]

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