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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

Brake Repair Solana Beach, Del Mar, Encinitas, Cardiff, Rancho Santa Fe

Brake Repair Solana Beach, Del Mar, Encinitas, Cardiff, Rancho Santa Fe

  Brake Repair Solana Beach, Del Mar, Encinitas, Cardiff, Rancho Santa Fe Your brakes may be trying to tell you something about Brake Repair Solana Beach, Del Mar, Encinitas, Cardiff, Rancho Santa Fe.  According to the Car Care Council, a properly operating brake system helps ensure safe vehicle control and operation and it should be checked immediately if you suspect any problems. DRIVE AutoCare offers free brake inspections at all three locations. “While an annual brake inspection is a good way to ensure brake safety, motorists should not ignore signs that their brakes need attention,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Knowing the key warning signs that your brakes may need maintenance will go a long way toward keeping you and others safe on the road.”  Look and listen to the f ... read more

Tune Up Your Foreign Domestic or Exotic Automobile in Solana Beach

Tune Up Your Foreign Domestic or Exotic Automobile in Solana Beach

Tune Up Your Foreign Domestic or Exotic Automobile in Solana Beach Let DRIVE AutoCare Tune Up Your Foreign Domestic or Exotic Automobile in Solana Beach and perform a tune-up and get better gas mileage in return. According to the Car Care Council, even today’s modern vehicles need a periodic tune-up and that can save big at the pump. “Regular tune-ups are an investment that really pays off. A well-maintained vehicle is not only more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly, but performs better and is safer and more reliable,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. The Car Care Council recommends a 21st Century tune-up during which the fuel, emissions and ignition systems are checked, as well as the battery, charging and starting system, and the engine mechanical and powertrain control systems. Keeping a car properly tuned can improve gas mileage by an average of 4 p ... read more

ASE Certified Automotive Technicians in Encinitas, Cardiff, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Del Mar

ASE Certified Automotive Technicians in Encinitas, Cardiff, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Del Mar

ASE Certified Technicians in Encinitas, Cardiff, Del Mar, Solana Beach It seem that every automotive repair shop has a sign stating they employ ASE Certified Technicians in Encinitas, Cardiff, Del Mar, Solana Beach.  This sign states that the technicians are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.  Have you ever noticed that sign and wondered what it means? ASE, is short for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. Since 1972 the independent, non-profit organization has worked to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals.  ASE promotes excellence in vehicle repair, service and parts distribution and over 300,000 automotive technicians hold an ASE certification. The ASE certification exists to protect the automotive service consumer and shop owners. They test and certify automotive pro ... read more

Rancho Santa Fe Auto Repair Factory Scheduled Maintenance

Rancho Santa Fe Auto Repair Factory Scheduled Maintenance

Rancho Santa Fe Auto Repair Factory Scheduled Maintenance Rancho Santa Fe Auto Repair Factory Scheduled Maintenance, provided by DRIVE AutoCare in Solana Beach, is much more convenient and much lower priced than the dealer. We also offer complimentary concierge door-to-door service for clients in Rancho Santa Fe and Fairbanks Ranch. According to the Car Care Council, keeping a vehicle running well, today and down the road, is routine maintenance. Yet many drivers tend to put off even basic maintenance. In a recent study, the council found that 89% of vehicles were in need of at least one service or repair. : 25% of cars had low or dirty engine oil. 13% had low or contaminated brake fluid. 18% had dirty air filters. ... read more

Rancho Santa Fe Car Repair with Concierge Door-to-Door Service

Rancho Santa Fe Car Repair with Concierge Door-to-Door Service

Rancho Santa Fe Car Repair with Concierge Door-to-Door Service We are excited to announce that DRIVE AutoCare is now offering Rancho Santa Fe Car Repair with Concierge Door-to-Door Service. As a complimentary service at no extra charge, we will pickup you car at your home, perform any necessary repairs & maintenance, and return the vehicle to your home, typically all in the same day. We realize that driving to the dealer in Carlsbad, Kearny Mesa or Miramar Road can be a real chore, taking as much as 2 hours out of your day between driving back and forth to the dealer, waiting for a service adviser and checking out a loaner vehicle. With this in mind, we have developed our Rancho Santa Fe Door-to-Door Concierge Service to save our clients a lot of time and frustration. And since we typically have your ... read more

Back-To-School Vehicle Preparation

Back-To-School Vehicle Preparation

The Car Care Council reminds us to make sure your child's back-to-school vehicle preparation is complete with this 4-point checklist: Check lights and wipers for visibility. With shorter days and inclement weather ahead, we recommend you check the exterior and interior lights and replace any that are dimming, rapidly blinking or not functioning. Also check your wiper blades for signs of wear or and replace if necessary. Both of these items are quick and inexpensive to remedy. Get a brake inspection. Schedule a brake inspection and look for warning signs, such as an illuminated brake light, screeching, grinding or clicking noises when applying the brakes. Brake repairs caught early can be inexpensive; wait too long and the brake repairs can add up! Check tires for improper i ... read more

The Cinderella Era of Vehicle Ownership is No Fairytale

The Cinderella Era of Vehicle Ownership is No Fairytale

The Cinderella Era There was a time when buying a new car sounded like a dream come true but The Car Care Council now suggest that keeping your car through the Cinderella Era is the smartest way to get a solid return on your vehicle investment. The "Cinderella Era" is the period of time right after you've paid off your car loan, the time when your car is still in great shape and needs only modest repairs and maintenance. With proper care, the typical vehicle should last at least 200,000 miles of safe, dependable performance. By allocating the equivalent of just one new car payment annually, vehicle owners can cover an entire year’s worth of basic maintenance. The most common maintenance procedures and repairs to keep a car operating safely and reliably while maintaining its long-term value involve checking the oil, filters and ... read more

Smog Depot Solana Beach

Smog Depot Solana Beach

Smog Depot Solana Beach Smog Depot Solana Beach, powered by DRIVE AutoCare, is a Star Certified Test & Repair Inspection Station licensed by the State of California. In California, vehicles must undergo a biennial smog inspection in order to renew your registration. New residents of California will be required to have an initial inspection to register, even if you have a current certificate from your previous state. Smog inspections are required for all vehicles except diesel powered vehicles 1997 and older or with a Gross Vehicle Weight of more than 14,000 lbs; electric, natural gas powered vehicles over 14,000 lbs; or motorcycles, trailers, or gasoline powered vehicles 1975 and older. Vehicles are required to submit evidence of a smog certification every other renewal period. The registratio ... read more

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