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  • Helping San Diego Drivers Get the Right Tires

    Monday 11 December 2017

    Every San Diego vehicle owner has to purchase tires at some time or another, so it's a good idea to understand what the choices are. The best seasonal performance is achieved by purchasing tires to match the season you are driving in. Summer tires are designed for hot temperatures. The tread is engineered for good traction on dry or rainy CA roads. But the rubber compound in summer tires gets stiff when temperatures drop below 45°F (7°C), and snow and mud can pack into the tread, reducin... read more

  • Fuel Saving Tip: San Diego Tune Up

    Wednesday 06 December 2017

    Have you ever gone to listen to an orchestra? The musicians take the stage early and tune their instruments. Each individual instrument must be in tune, but the critical thing is for the entire orchestra to be in tune with each other. That's why they tune up together.Now this is no surprise; I'm going to relate the orchestra to your vehicle. Your engine has many component systems that each need to be working properly. And the components need to be working in sync, all timed up together in order... read more

  • Beware of Cheap Tires in San Diego

    Tuesday 28 November 2017

    Do you like to shop for shoes in San Diego?When buying a running shoe, is quality important?Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous?Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes or two pairs of lower quality shoes at the same price?Is the warranty important when buying tires? San Diego drivers should also think about the safety aspect of tires. The tires do a lot of work – they carry the weight of the vehicle and you and your passe... read more

  • The John's Automotive Care Guide to Servicing Your Differential

    Tuesday 21 November 2017

    Differential? What's that? And what's it for? I've been told by my service advisor that I need to get it serviced, but is that on the level?Do these questions sound familiar? They're not uncommon for San Diego drivers. A lot of us in San Diego don't know what a differential is or what it's for. Every vehicle has a differential, and, yes, it does need to be serviced. In fact, it's more important to the operation of your vehicle than the air conditioner or windshield wipers.A... read more

  • Need a New Battery? Call John's Automotive Care Today

    Monday 13 November 2017

    Hello San Diego drivers! Need a new battery? There is a good chance that you do – 70% of batteries need to be replaced within four years. As your battery discharges and then recharges as you drive around San Diego, bits of the surface of the battery plates disintegrate. As this process continues over a few years, the alternator has to work harder to supplement the battery charge. Over time, enough of the battery is damaged that it can no longer hold a charge and it needs t... read more

  • Make Your Battery Last

    Monday 06 November 2017

    Today's report from John's Automotive Care is on vehicle batteries, why they die and what we can do to lengthen their life. Most of us have had a dead battery at one time or another. In fact, it would be very unusual if you hadn't. You may be surprised to learn that only 30 percent of San Diego vehicle batteries last for 48 months.Now that's an average. How long a battery lasts depends on many factors. You may not know that one of the biggest factors is the temperature... read more

  • San Diego Safety Systems: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

    Sunday 29 October 2017

    Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of driving around San Diego on underinflated tires. Admittedly, it's hard to tell when a radial tire is underinflated. If your vehicle manufacturer recommends 35 pounds of pressure, your vehicle tires are considered significantly underinflated at 26 pounds. The tire may not look low until it gets below 20 pounds.New laws require all vehicles to include a tire pressure monitor system, or TP... read more

  • How Much is Enough for San Diego Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth

    Tuesday 24 October 2017

    Most San Diego drivers know that tires wear out and that the wear has to do with tread depth. Most of us have heard that “bald” tires are dangerous, but most of us picture a tire with no tread at all when we think of a bald tire. And when we take our vehicles in for preventive maintenance, the technician tells us they're need to be replaced long before all the tread is worn off. Just how much tire tread wear is too much? A... read more

  • Cooling System Components

    Monday 16 October 2017

    Today we want to talk about a system in our vehicles – the cooling system. It's one of those things that San Diego auto owners don't give much thought to until it fails and then they're stranded by the side of a road in CA.Cooling systems fail more often than any other mechanical system – usually because of neglect. Don't you hate it when something breaks and you could have done something to prevent it?The good news is that if San Diego drivers take care of... read more

  • Differential Service at John's Automotive Care

    Sunday 08 October 2017

    Here at AutoNetTV, we have national viewers, like your neighbors in San Diego, who write to us with questions or feedback. One common question we're asked is: "What is a differential and what does it do?" You may have been told by your John's Automotive Care service advisor that your differential needs serviced, or it's seen it as an option up on the service menu. Differential service at John's Automotive Care covers a lot of t... read more

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