How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

Nothing will shorten your car’s engine life faster than missed oil changes.  Changing motor oil is a simple, inexpensive service that’s widely touted as the single most important part of your car’s maintenance schedule. Motor oil’s primary function is to cut friction.  Over time, oil accumulates contaminants and loses viscosity and the resulting friction causes engine parts to rub together. Parts wear out …

Comedians In Cars – “A Show About Nothing”

COMEDIANS IN CARS It really is a “show about nothing.”     We love Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Jerry Seinfeld’s video web series now in it’s 6th season.  Each week, Jerry is joined by a friend as they enjoy a drive in a classic car to a local restaurant or coffee shop, all the while sharing stories and more than a …

Independent Repair Shop Vs Dealership

It’s the great debate of the Independent Repair Shop Vs Dealership! David Vs Goliath! But what do studies actually say about this heated topic? We hear it all the time, “I’m a dealer guy, I always bring my car to the dealer for repairs.” So we’ve wondered, are dealers a better value than your local mechanic?  We may have a …

Lease or Buy a New Car?

We often wonder whether it’s best to lease or buy a new car.  According to LeaseGuide.com, it’s not possible to simply say that one is always better than there other so they have provided a summary of Lease vs. Buy for your benefit: The SHORT-TERM monthly cost of leasing is always significantly less than the cost of buying.  For the …

Find Cheap Gas with The GasBuddy App

FIND CHEAP GAS Running on Empty?  No, it’s not just an amazing song by Jackson Browne. Sometimes you really are running on empty and that goes for your wallet too! Even though the price of gas has declined this year, you can rest easy if the “E” on your fuel gauge begins to glow ominously.   Just download GasBuddy and …

Preparing Your Car for El Nino

Driving in the rain is not very common in San Diego and it happens every year when you are least prepared. So this year get a head start on Preparing Your Car for El Nino! Follow these tips for this winter’s inclement weather: Battery:  Replace weak batteries and have your charging system checked out by a professional. Brakes and Exhaust:  …

Wheel Alignment – When to Do It

If you’re wondering whether your car needs an alignment, first look at your tires. Uneven tire wear is a prime indicator that your car is likely out of alignment. Here are a few more indicators: your car seems to be drifting to one side, even when you think you’re driving straight your steering wheel vibrates you are driving straight, but …