Tire Codes – What Do They Mean?

            Tire Codes – What Do They Mean? Tire Codes – What Do They Mean?  There’s a lot of important information on the sidewall of a tire, but deciphering all of it can be tough.  By understanding these codes, you can decide if a tire is right for their vehicle, driving style, and road conditions.  …

German Automobile Repair Tips

German Automobile Repair Tips German Automobile Repair Tips from DRIVE AutoCare where we specialize in Mercedes Benz, BMW, Porsche, Audi, Volkswagen and Mini Cooper. Since the 1980, we have learned a lot about German-made vehicles: 1. German automobiles require specialized service:  German manufactured vehicles are specialized for performance.  To ensure performance, specialty tools and expensive diagnostic equipment are required that are specific …

Digital Vehicle Inspections – Seeing Is Believing

                Digital Vehicle Inspections Digital Vehicle Inspections:  DRIVE AutoCare now employs the latest digital technology which allows our customers to see, before buying.  A picture is worth a thousand words so in to help our customers visualize the necessity of recommended services, DRIVE AutoCare is taking multiple photos of the vehicle conditions to …

Free Car Battery Check

FREE CAR BATTERY CHECK A Free Car Battery Check today at DRIVE AutoCare can keep the tow truck away.  That’s why we suggest you come in for a free, digital battery inspection at any of our three locations.  It only takes a few minutes and, if needed, we can replace the battery while you wait.  No appointment necessary!!! It’s a …

Independent Mercedes Repair

Independent Mercedes Repair Independent Mercedes Repair and maintenance means not going to the dealer.  If you want to save time and money, DRIVE AutoCare in Solana Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Cardiff and Encinitas is an ideal option to the Mercedes-Benz dealer. Vehicle Longevity One of the best reasons to turn to DRIVE AutoCare is our dedication to the long life …

Summer's End Is The Perfect Time For Car Care

Summer’s End Is The Perfect Time For Car Care

Summer’s End Is The Perfect Time For Car Care Summer’s end is a perfect time for car care to assure you and your family of worry-free driving this fall and winter. The vacations are over and the kids are going back to school. The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) suggests you take advantage of this lull to prepare …

Check Engine Light Rancho Santa Fe Solana Beach Del Mar Encinitas

Check Engine Light Rancho Santa Fe Solana Beach Del Mar Encinitas The Check Engine Light Rancho Santa Fe Solana Beach Del Mar Encinitas, according to Consumer Reports, is the most misunderstood indicator on your dashboard.  This warning light means many different things, from a loose gas cap to a seriously misfiring engine.  While you don’t have to pull the car over …

Summer Road Trip Checklist

Summer Road Trip Checklist Summer Road Trip Checklist: AAA reports that 4 of 10 drivers are unprepared for vehicle breakdowns which can take the joy out of your trip.  The Car Care Council recommends taking the following steps before you leave home: Check the battery:  Be sure the electrical system is charging at the correct rate; overcharging can damage a battery …

Auto Repair Headlights Solana Beach Del Mar Rancho Santa Fe

Auto Repair Headlights Solana Beach Del Mar Rancho Santa Fe Auto Repair Headlights Solana Beach Del Mar Rancho Santa Fe, we recommend replacing headlights in pairs and restoring your lenses as needed.  Replacing just one failed bulb can result in an unbalanced or unpredictable headlight beam which is a potential safety risk.  For the driver, unbalanced headlights means the road …

Rancho Santa Fe Mobil Gas Station and Automotive Repair

Rancho Santa Fe Mobil Gas Station and Automotive Repair Rancho Santa Fe Mobil Gas Station and Automotive Repair will be replaced by the newly approved Gateway project in the Rancho Santa Fe village, a 2-story, 27,017-square- foot mixed-use building. Residents of Rancho Santa Fe and Fairbanks Ranch should be aware that DRIVE AutoCare offers complimentary Concierge Service.  We will pickup …