Category Archives: Auto Repair Solana Beach

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

Teaching New Drivers About Vehicle Maintenance

Teaching New Drivers About Vehicle Maintenance

Teaching new drivers about vehicle maintenance is as important as teaching them how to operate a vehicle. Learning some basic maintenance tips will help them keep your vehicle, or theirs, in good working order. Here are some basics to keep in mind: Perform All Regularly Scheduled Maintenance Preventative automotive maintenance (before your vehicle needs) can extend the life of your vehicle and help avoid the vast majority of unexpected breakdowns. Regular oil changes, tune-ups, and frequent inspections by a skilled mechanic make a world of difference in keeping your vehicle in good order as well as in optimizing fuel consumption levels. Perform Pre-Trip Inspections Before a trip, especially a long distance one, your should take the time to check and top off fluids as well as to check your tires. Pay Atte ... read more

Service Manager Excellence

Service Manager Excellence

Brian Smith, Dale Kohler DRIVE AutoCare Service Manager Excellence Service Manager Excellence. The mission of our Service Managers is to enhance automotive value, comfort and safety for each and every customer. Our Service Manager Excellence is accomplished: Building customer relationships based upon loyalty and trust Teaching customers about proper maintenance for their specific vehicle Completing a thorough vehicle health check Communicating effectively with the customer by providing features and benefits of each service offered Letting the customer decide, yes or no Following up on customer-declined repairs ... read more

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