• The Right Fluids for Your Vehicle

    Tuesday 22 May 2018

    The current vehicles in the market have over a century of engineering behind them. They have evolved into complex and powerful machines. Developments in their engines, however, have coincided with advances in many other vehicle components, including the fluids.It's up to people in San Diego to always use the right type of fluid for their vehicle. Your service advisor and your owner's manual are resources for auto advice on exactly what types of fl... read more

  • San Diego Customer Detective Work

    Monday 14 May 2018

    One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at John's Automotive Care in San Diego is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars in CA are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given symptom. So, it's challenging to track down the actual cause of the problem. And it can be frustrating for the vehicle owner because it can take time and money to get to the bottom of a problem. If it's not something obvi... read more

  • John's Automotive Care Advice: Don't Overlook These 10 Automotive Services

    Sunday 06 May 2018

    Organization is the key to managing a busy life in CA. So setting up an annual calendar for vehicle care can keep San Diego residents on top of preventive maintenance. But you can't just write “oil change” every few months on the calendar. Modern vehicles have many systems that are vital to the safe operation of a vehicle, and they all need to be inspected. San Diego residents can't afford to overlook any of them.The following is a list of preventive maintenance services&nb... read more

  • Used Cars: John's Automotive Care Advice on What to Do After You Buy

    Sunday 29 April 2018

    Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious San Diego drivers. But how can we know we're getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else's problems?There are good used vehicles for sale in the San Diego area. Vehicles are sold when families upsize, when families downsize or even when someone just wants a new ride. So the used vehicle may be just fine. But some San Diego used vehicle owners sell them because they don't wan... read more

  • Technician Training at John's Automotive Care

    Tuesday 24 April 2018

    Your vehicle is important to you, and keeping it running properly is important to your lifestyle. That's why you're smart enough to have it serviced regularly at John's Automotive Care in San Diego. And even though it may just be routine maintenance, you want it done right by automotive professionals.It's also very important to your San Diego service center to keep you happy and on the road. You might be surprised at the amount of money our San Diego auto service center spends annually to m... read more

  • Fuel Saving Tip: Tire Pressure Saves Fuel in San Diego

    Tuesday 17 April 2018

    Underinflated tires waste gas for lots of folks in the San Diego area. Think how hard it is to walk in sand – you just have to work harder because of the resistance. When your tires don't have enough air in them, their rolling resistance is dramatically increased and it simply takes more gas to get from here to there.Always check your tire pressure when you gas up at one of our local San Diego service stations. If they're low – even just a little bit – bri... read more

  • The Maintenance Free Myth

    Tuesday 10 April 2018

    Sometimes we hear people in San Diego say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All that complexity demands higher tolerances for everything. For example, most San Diego drivers don't realize how high tech automotive fluids have become,  fluids such as engine oil, t... read more

  • Budget for Maintenance in San Diego

    Monday 02 April 2018

    Sometimes busy San Diego residents dream about going back to the “simpler” days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around CA in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today's automobiles have significantly reduced the amount of time San Diego residents spend at the side of the road during breakdowns. With proper maintenance, today's vehicles can stay on the road longer than ever before.Some of those... read more

  • Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

    Sunday 25 March 2018

    In our auto video today we'll be talking with Alan Peterson about myths surrounding automotive maintenance. You can lump these myths into the statement that "modern vehicles are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free."Any good myth has some elements of truth. No offense to San Diego Bigfoot fans, but this maintenance-free myth has more evidence than most. If we look at some isolated areas of auto maintenance, we could conclude that maintenance isn't so i... read more

  • Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in San Diego?

    Sunday 18 March 2018

    There is a clear and vocal demand in San Diego and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the CA market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on San Diego area roads today, and many more being developed. Yet each of these vehicles has its own advantages and disadvantages. San Diego auto owners should learn what these advantages and disadvantages are befo... read more

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