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6 Important Items To Include In Your Vehicle Emergency Kit

6 Important Items To Include In Your Vehicle Emergency Kit

Vehicle maintenance is an important responsibility for all drivers. While maintenance tasks such as oil changes and tire alignments are undoubtedly important, most people forget about their vehicle’s emergency kit. The unexpected can happen, and staying prepared can potentially save someone’s life. At the very least, staying prepared can make minor setbacks more manageable. In case of an emergency, there are a few essentials that you should keep stored in the trunk in case you may need them.  Extra Phone charger A phone charger specifically just for the car is a great item to keep tucked inside the trunk. A phone charger allows you to stay accessible.  Jumper Cables If an electrical accessory is left on, a dead battery can follow.  This can leave you completely standard. If another driver is present, jumper cables can get you back on the road safely in no time. If you have a few extra dollars, a portable jump starter may be a better al ... read more

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My Car Won't Start - What Do I Do?

My Car Won't Start - What Do I Do?

Getting into your vehicle to find that it won’t start up can be extremely stressful. You look around frantically to see if you may have left on a light or if a door was left open. While sometimes you find that you left your headlights on and your battery has most likely died, other times the cause of the no start isn’t as obvious. If you’re having trouble starting your vehicle, give the experts a call at DRIVE AutoCare in Solana Beach. Our ASE certified technicians are experienced with all makes and models of vehicles and will be able to determine the exact cause of your no start issue.  Often times, a no-start car can indicate a battery problem. A dead battery can be jump-started back to life if there is still some charge left. However, if the battery is very old, it may be time to replace it. Typically, your vehicle’s battery needs to be replaced every 3-5 years. Our experts can test your battery to see how much power it has left and determine if a ... read more

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Free Car Battery Check

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 fact that car batteries don't last forever and they will eventually need to be replaced.  Assuming ideal conditions (moderate climate with no excessive humidity), you can expect your car battery to last about six years.  But in reality, a car battery only lasts between two and five years. Excessive heat and overcharging are the two main reasons for shortened battery life.  Excessive heat causes the battery fluid to evaporate, thus damaging the internal structure of the battery. A malfunctioning component in the charging syst ... 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

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