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Timing Belt Replacement

Timing Belt Replacement

Timing Belt Replacement Timing Belt Replacement means realizing that a timing belt is a very critical engine component. On most vehicles, a broken timing belt means you'll be buying a new engine! A timing belt, timing chain or cam belt is a part of an internal combustion engine that synchronizes the rotation of the crankshaft and the camshaft so that the engine's valves open and close at the proper times during each cylinder's intake and exhaust strokes. Many car owners may wonder how often to replace a timing belt. The old rule was every 60,000 miles but as technology improves, many manufacturers now recommend intervals up to 100,000 miles. If your vehicle has anywhere near that mileage and you've never replaced your timing belt, you're on borrowed time! To be safe you should check what the vehicle's manufacturer recommends and stay within that mileage. Common symptoms that might indicate that your timing belt is wearing out or has broken are ... read more

All German Auto Repair Specialists in Solana Beach

All German Auto Repair Specialists in Solana Beach

All German Auto Repair Specialists in Solana Beach All German Auto Repair Specialists in Solana Beach at DRIVE AutoCare.  We are an independent, full service auto repair facility serving the communities of Solana Beach, Del Mar, Cardiff, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe and Carmel Valley .  We provide exceptional repair and maintenance services for Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen and Mini Cooper.  Located in Solana Beach, we employ the best, most experienced ASE-certified master technicians and state-of-the-art diagnosis equipment.  At DRIVE, we only use brand new, OEM and OE Supplier parts and provide a warranty longer than the dealer. Our list of services include: Factory Scheduled Maintenance A/C Services Alternators & Batteries Brakes & Rotors Belts & Hoses Clutch Repair Heating & Cooling System Electrical Services Exhaus ... read more

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DRIVE AutoCare Del Mar Rancho Santa Fe Solana Beach Cardiff Encinitas

DRIVE AutoCare Del Mar Rancho Santa Fe Solana Beach Cardiff Encinitas

DRIVE AutoCare Del Mar Rancho Santa Fe Solana Beach Cardiff Encinitas DRIVE AutoCare Del Mar Rancho Santa Fe Solana Beach Cardiff Encinitas with two SOLANA BEACH locations to serve you:  128 N. Cedros Avenue and 371 N. Highway 101.  DRIVE AutoCare enhances automotive value, comfort and safety. Forevermore, we will be obsessive in our quest to exceed the expectations of our community with trustworthy advice and legendary service. LOCALLY-OWNED FOR 37 YEARS:  In 1980, California Import Auto opened at the corner of Highway 101 and Cliff Street in Solana Beach. In 2003, we opened North Coast Alignment specializing in suspension, brake repair and wheel alignments. We expanded east in 2005 opening Align-Tech in Escondido.  In 2015, we rebranded all thr ... read more

Car Care Del Mar Solana Beach Encinitas Cardiff Rancho Santa Fe

Car Care Del Mar Solana Beach Encinitas Cardiff Rancho Santa Fe

Car Care Del Mar Solana Beach Encinitas Cardiff Rancho Santa Fe Car Care Del Mar Solana Beach Encinitas Cardiff Rancho Santa Fe means regular automotive repairs and maintenance.  However, if you're hands on, there are some jobs you should definitely leave to the pros according to cheatsheet.com: Body Work and Paint:  Repairing damaged panels and applying paint is expensive, messy, noxious, and time consuming. We believe that auto body work is one of those repairs that a specialized professional is the only obvious option. Computers and Tuning:  Unless you are an ASE-certified master technician, you shouldn't be fooling with air/fuel ratios, shift points, and redline limiters. Windshield Replacement:  By the time you pay for all the adhesive, fresh cli ... read more

Rancho Santa Fe Automotive Concierge Service

Rancho Santa Fe Automotive Concierge Service

Rancho Santa Fe Automotive Concierge Service Rancho Santa Fe Automotive Concierge Service, provided by DRIVE AutoCare, is a complimentary service whereby we pick your vehicle up at you home, drive it to our facility, repair it, wash it (if on list of services requested), and return it to your driveway or garage -- like it never even happened! How does it work?  It's easy:  Call either of our Solana Beach locations and schedule an appointment.  North Cedros 858-793-0560 or Highway 101 858-755-5015.  We will drive to your home (or office) and leave our vehicle in your driveway.  We will then drive your car to the respective location.  We will perform all necessary repairs and charge your credit card for payment.  We will return your car to your home. This is better than driving to the dealer, waiting in line, checking in, getting a loaner car, drivin ... read more

Tires Solana Beach, Del Mar, Encinitas, Cardiff, Rancho Sante Fe

Tires Solana Beach, Del Mar, Encinitas, Cardiff, Rancho Sante Fe

Tires Solana Beach, Del Mar, Encinitas, Cardiff, Rancho Sante Fe Tires Solana Beach, Del Mar, Encinitas, Cardiff, Rancho Sante Fe requires consumers of tires to consider the following when purchasing new tires in order to maximize their value: 1. Size Matters:  A tire's size is listed on its sidewalls in a sequence such as P265/70R16.  Replacement tires should always match what's noted in your owner's manual or car door jamb, not necessarily what's currently on your vehicle. 2. Age Matters:   Tires naturally deteriorate over time and even faster in warmer climates.  A tire's manufacture date is noted as a four-digit number following a letter sequence beginning with DOT, indicating the week and year it was manufactured — 5009, for instance, means the 50th week of 2009.  Vehicle manufacturers recommend you replace tires after six ... read more

Interstate Batteries Solana Beach, Del Mar, Encinitas, Cardiff, Rancho Santa Fe

Interstate Batteries Solana Beach, Del Mar, Encinitas, Cardiff, Rancho Santa Fe

Interstate Batteries Solana Beach, Del Mar, Encinitas, Cardiff, Rancho Santa Fe A trusted brand for over 65 years, Interstate Batteries Solana Beach, Del Mar, Encinitas, Cardiff, Rancho Santa Fe are backed by a worry-free, nationwide warranty and they are the official battery of Joe Gibbs Racing.  Fact:  Interstate Batteries is the #1 recycler of batteries, they recycle more than they sell.  Interstate's long-lasting batteries promise to provide equal or improved power for your vehicle. Whether you’re looking for superior performance in hot or cold weather or dependable power for long hauls, Interstate has the perfect battery for your veh ... read more

Del Mar Automotive Repair and Car Care Service

Del Mar Automotive Repair and Car Care Service

Del Mar Automotive Repair and Car Care Service Del Mar Automotive Repair and Car Care Service means coming to Solana Beach for 5 Star Automotive Repair and Maintenance Services.  While DRIVE AutoCare has free coffee and free wireless, Solana Beach offers our customers some fun things to do while they are waiting for their Del Mar Automotive Repair and Car Care Service vehicles to be repaired.  Here are some of our favorites: COFFEE :  Java Depot, Peet's Coffee, Lofty Coffee BREAKFAST/LUNCH:  Lockwood Table, Wild Note Cafe, Pillbox Tavern, Local Greens, T's Cafe, Java Depot, California Pizza Kitchen, Claire's, Roberto's, Station Sushi, Alfonso's of La Jolla, Beach Grass Cafe, Crush, Yummy Yogurt, Juicers, Pizza Port, Chiefs, Solana Beach Fish House, Similan Thai EXERCISE:  Fletcher Cove and Pillbox Beach, Coastal Rail Trail (between Lomas Santa Fe and Villa de la Valle), Pedigo Electric Bike ... read more

Audi, Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, VW Repair in Solana Beach, Del Mar, Cardiff, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe

Audi, Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, VW Repair in Solana Beach, Del Mar, Cardiff, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe

Audi, Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, VW Repair in Solana Beach, Del Mar, Cardiff, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe DRIVE AutoCare's German auto repair mechanics (Audi, Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, VW Repair in Solana Beach, Del Mar, Cardiff, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe) are highly trained to diagnose, service, and maintain the superior braking, engine and suspension systems that are characteristic of German engineered automobiles. These sophisticated vehicles call for a high level of care and maintenance to retain maximum performance. Germany is listed as one of four of the top auto manufacturing countries along with China, Japan, and the United States.  Germany is considered the birthplace of high performance automobiles and the history of automobiles there is as diverse as the makes and models that were developed there. It all began in 1886 when the first gasoline-powered car was designed by C ... read more

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Oil Change in Solana Beach, Del Mar, Cardiff, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe

Oil Change in Solana Beach, Del Mar, Cardiff, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe

Oil Change in Solana Beach, Del Mar, Cardiff, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe Here's 3 technical reasons why you should regularly perform an Oil Change in Solana Beach, Del Mar, Cardiff, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe: Oil is subject to high temperatures and, as anti-oxidizing and anti-wear additives break down, sludge can form, making it difficult for oil to flow and squeeze itself between moving metal parts. Viscosity modifiers break down after exposure to high temperatures, making the oil thinner at high temps and less effective at separating metal parts sliding past one another. Metal, dirt, soot and other particulate buildup in oil —much of which is too small to get caught by the filter— which causes the fluid to become abrasive, significantly accelerating engine wear. Over time, detergents and dispersants that are meant to combat those small insolubles break down, and ar ... read more

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