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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

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

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

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

The Dealer Alternative

The Dealer Alternative

The Dealer Alternative in Solana Beach: DRIVE AutoCare! Why is DRIVE the dealer alternative? Price: Many industry studies have found that independent repair shops cost significantly less than the dealer. At DRIVE, we are priced significantly below the dealers because our overhead is much lower. And you should know that bringing your car to the dealer for regularly scheduled maintenance does not (and can not) void the manufacturer's warranty. Convenience: Most automotive dealers are grouped in areas like Carlsbad and Kearny Mesa. DRIVE AutoCare has two locations conveniently located in Solana Beach that serve the communities of Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe, Cardiff and Encinitas. Drop you car at DRIVE and we are happy to shuttle you home or to work.... or you can easily jump on the train to San Diego, Orange County or Los Angeles. Or better ... read more

Auto Repair Customers are 65% Women

Auto Repair Customers are 65% Women

Auto Repair Customers are 65% Women The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence estimates that Auto Repair Customers are 65% Women.  And 9 out of 10 women responding to a recent Car Care Council survey said they believe auto repair shop operators treat them differently because they are women. Kelly Johnson, Service Manager DRIVE AutoCare 128 N. Cedros Ave, Solana Beach, CA At DRIVE AutoCare we understand women may not always feel as comfortable in an Auto Repair Shop as men but that is certainly not an excuse to treat them any different. We love our women customers and we are taking the following steps to improve the experience of our female customers: We have the ONLY female Service Manager in North County San Diego When customers walk in our door, we always do our best to welcome them and make them feel comfortable When explaining repair and maintenance issues, we use laymen&rsquo ... read more

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