August 11, 2023

Overheating is one of the most dangerous and harmful issues for your vehicle to experience. When your car is unable to keep itself at a proper temperature, it can lead to permanent damage and expensive repairs.  This can be even more worrying when the temperature is rising at idle. If you are sitting at a […]

July 27, 2023

Your engine air filter is essential for allowing air into your engine while keeping everything else out. However, over time the filter will build up an excess of dirt and debris that restricts the amount of air being brought into the engine.  When air intake is restricted, it can lead to an incorrect ratio of […]

June 2, 2023

There may be no more scenic and exciting area for a road trip than Southern California. Known for its sunlight, beaches, and coastal air, SoCal is a dream driving destination for those looking for a little bit of everything. While best enjoyed in a convertible, here are some beautiful drives anyone should put on their […]

May 26, 2023

Carlsbad Auto Service is a full-service repair shop that includes smog check, smog failure repairs, and drive-ability problems. We are a Star Certified Test and Repair station.State law requires that a percentage of vehicles have their Smog Check Inspections performed at a STAR station. If your DMV renewal notice states your vehicle requires a Smog […]

Your check engine light is part of your car’s onboard diagnostic system. It either flashes or remains steady whenever something goes wrong. Before we conclude whether it’s safe to drive with this light on or not, let’s first find out why it could turn on in the first place. Below are four common reasons. Bad […]

The radiator is a crucial part of your cooling system that many drivers often neglect… until there’s a problem with it. It plays a part in distributing the coolant to your engine. When your radiator fails, the entire system is in danger. It will cause your engine temperature to rise and run the risk of […]

Like your engine oil or coolant, it’s also essential to check your transmission fluid level to ensure it’s at the level it needs to be. It is only possible if your vehicle doesn’t have a closed or sealed transmission system. When your transmission fluid levels get low, you will need to bring it to a […]

A wheel alignment is an essential part of vehicle maintenance that helps to keep your car driving straight and true, reducing wear and tear on your tires and improving overall safety. But how often should you get a wheel alignment, and why is it important? First, it’s important to understand what a wheel alignment is […]

When you visit our smog inspection station, we will test the amount of pollutants your vehicle releases into the air. We will then check to ensure that it is in line with California’s emissions requirement. The check is done biennially (with a few exceptions), and your vehicle is required to pass for complete registration. Thankfully, Carlsbad […]

Your car engine works at extreme temperatures with high heat involved. When this heat gets too much, your engine will overheat leading to a blown head gasket in your engine. The extra heat causes the engine block and cylinder head to expand too much that causes a failure in your head gasket making it necessary […]

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