November 8, 2023

Audi was a late arrival to the luxury crossover market, which has become a dominant sector in the automotive industry in the United States. When they released the Q5 in 2009, it became an overnight success. In 2023, the Q5 is Audi’s most popular model in the United States along with the smaller Q3.  Spanning […]

October 11, 2023

Buying a used car is a great way to get into a new-to-you car without paying the steep or cost of a new vehicle, but you assume the risks of driving a car that was owned by another person.. A common issue used car buyers run into is a potent cigarette/smoke smell in the interior […]

September 22, 2023

You wake up one morning, get in your car, and upon turning the key you hear an unsettling noise. When you drove yesterday, your car was quiet and composed, but now it sounds loud and choppy like a riding lawn mower. Not only is it embarrassing to drive around with your car in this condition, […]

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 […]

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