• What is a TSB? (Technical Service Bulletins)

    Monday 16 July 2018

    If your vehicle had something in its design or production that the manufacturer had figured out had an unanticipated problem, you'd want to know about it. And you'd want it fixed. There is something that can help drivers with just such a scenario. It's called a Technical Service Bulletin, or TSB. Here's what a TSB is. Vehicle design and manufacturing is a very complex process. Aftrer every vehicle is introduced, the more units there are on the road, the more likely weaknesses in parts or design... read more

  • What is a TSB? (Technical Service Bulletins)

    Monday 16 July 2018

    If your vehicle had something in its design or production that the manufacturer had figured out had an unanticipated problem, you'd want to know about it. And you'd want it fixed. There is something that can help drivers with just such a scenario. It's called a Technical Service Bulletin, or TSB. Here's what a TSB is. Vehicle design and manufacturing is a very complex process. Aftrer every vehicle is introduced, the more units there are on the road, the more likely weaknesses in parts or design... read more

  • Power Steering Service at John's Automotive Care in San Diego

    Monday 09 July 2018

    Many San Diego drivers have been hearing about technological advances in power steering, specifically electric power steering. Some very high-end cars have been featuring electric power steering. Power steering fluid has the necessary hydraulic properties and the ability to lubricate the internal parts. The power steering fluid also protects vehicle components from rust and corrosion.San Diego car owners should be aware that ve... read more

  • John's Automotive Care Helps You Decipher the Menu Board: Part 2

    Monday 02 July 2018

    CA service centers have a menu board that lists the services they provide. Some San Diego drivers may not be familiar with all of the items on the board so here is a quick description of some of the typical services that might be listed.John's Automotive Care fuel system cleaning: Over time, the vehicle fuel system gets gum and varnish built up. A fuel system cleaning gets rid of that and cleans out the fuel injectors. Saves gas, by the way.John's A... read more

  • Fuel Injection: It Keeps Getting Better for San Diego Drivers

    Sunday 24 June 2018

    San Diego residents know that engines need to burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your vehicle engine where it is squirted—or injected—into your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in the first method, fuel is injected into a port and allowed to mix with airbefore it is drawn into the cylinders. In the second method... read more

  • Your Well Trained Technician at John's Automotive Care

    Sunday 17 June 2018

    When your vehicle has a problem or just needs some routine service, you might get a little nervous. Your vehicle's so important to your life in San Diego, you need to get back on the road as soon as possible – with the problem fixed right the first time.If you've ever checked into some of the technician training John's Automotive Care professionals receive, you may be surprised at how much specialized knowledge and skill goes into diagnosing and repairing a moder... read more

  • Trip Inspection at John's Automotive Care in San Diego

    Monday 11 June 2018

    San Diego area drivers love their vehicles. And one of the most enjoyable things about them is taking a road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road – it's great! But there's nothing like vehicle trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt.Now San Diego drivers can't always avoid problems, but you can take steps to reduce the probability of getting sidelined on your trip. The first step is to look at your trip plan from your vehicle... read more

  • Serpentine Belt Service at John's Automotive Care in San Diego

    Sunday 03 June 2018

    If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's used by your vehicle's electrical systems and also charges the battery. Without the alternator, the battery will go dead after a short distance.The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering (some are electric) and power brakes (some use vacuum boost).And, on most vehi... read more

  • Battery Replacement at John's Automotive Care in San Diego

    Sunday 27 May 2018

    Hello, welcome to John's Automotive Care. Today's focus is batteries. It seems like everything in San Diego runs on batteries. Of course, the batteries we're most concerned with here at John's Automotive Care are those in our customer's vehicles. Just like the batteries in our smoke detectors or TV remote, they wear out and need to be replaced . This can be thought of as the power output used to start a cold vehicle engine. The number of cold cranking amps you need de... read more

  • 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

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