Tire Codes – What Do They Mean?

            Tire Codes – What Do They Mean? Tire Codes – What Do They Mean?  There’s a lot of important information on the sidewall of a tire, but deciphering all of it can be tough.  By understanding these codes, you can decide if a tire is right for their vehicle, driving style, and road conditions.  …

German Automobile Repair Tips

German Automobile Repair Tips German Automobile Repair Tips from DRIVE AutoCare where we specialize in Mercedes Benz, BMW, Porsche, Audi, Volkswagen and Mini Cooper. Since the 1980, we have learned a lot about German-made vehicles: 1. German automobiles require specialized service:  German manufactured vehicles are specialized for performance.  To ensure performance, specialty tools and expensive diagnostic equipment are required that are specific …

Digital Vehicle Inspections – Seeing Is Believing

                Digital Vehicle Inspections Digital Vehicle Inspections:  DRIVE AutoCare now employs the latest digital technology which allows our customers to see, before buying.  A picture is worth a thousand words so in to help our customers visualize the necessity of recommended services, DRIVE AutoCare is taking multiple photos of the vehicle conditions to …

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, …

Independent Repair Shop Vs Dealership

It’s the great debate of the Independent Repair Shop Vs Dealership! David Vs Goliath! But what do studies actually say about this heated topic? We hear it all the time, “I’m a dealer guy, I always bring my car to the dealer for repairs.” So we’ve wondered, are dealers a better value than your local mechanic?  We may have a …