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What We Love Best About Our Customers!

What We Love Best About Our Customers!

February is a month known for showing some love. After all, how can anyone not think of love when Valentine’s Day takes center stage in the middle of the month? In the spirit of this romantic season, we thought it would be fun to share what we love best about our customers. So, how do we love our customers? Let us count the ways… 1. We love their loyalty and the confidence they have in the quality of our work and the knowledge of our team. 2. We love their patience, understanding, and cooperation when we need to keep their vehicle a little longer than estimated. 3. We love the relationships that we've formed with our customers throughout the years (many who have been with us since we started the business over 33 years ago) and the great conversations we have when they come in whether it's about sports, family stories, travel, etc. 4. We love that many of our customers are children and grandchildren of longtime customers. 5. We love how supportive of our busin ... read more

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It’s a New Year: How will you care for your car this year?

 It’s a New Year: How will you care for your car this year?

Happy New Year! It’s a new year, a fresh start, and a unique chance to do what’s best for you this year. Are you taking up a new hobby? Going to start a new workout routine? Taking up meditation or yoga? Eat clean? Drink more water? Get out with friends more? The ways that you can find to recommit yourself to your health, wealth, and well-being in 2019. Here’s one way.  Might we suggest...caring for your car! No matter how old or new your car is, there are a lot of things you can do to improve its performance. Even just regular auto repair and maintenance can make a huge difference in your car’s overall health...as well as its lifespan!  Whether it’s an oil change, a brake fluid replacement, a transmission flush, an engine rebuild, or a 60,000-mile service, Carlsbad Auto Service can get you set up with the very best TLC for your car. Your car will perform better, and you will leave knowing that you got the very best auto repair service that m ... read more

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5 Tips to Make Holiday Driving Safer-

 5 Tips to Make Holiday Driving Safer-

At Carlsbad Auto Service, we want to make sure you have the safest and happiest holiday season imaginable! Tensions run high this time of year, and we want to help you relax and hold space for the things that matter in life: Your loved ones! So, without further ado, here are our hot tips for a cool holiday driving season: Check your tires Here in Sunny CA, we don’t need to worry much about snow. However, winter rains can wreak havoc on tires that are bald or unevenly worn, so November is a great time to winterize these tires. Have them checked out at our auto shop! Check your fluids Checking your fluids should be part of every routine auto repair maintenance! Brake fluid, transmission fluid, oil, and washer fluid all should be topped off. Your car gets thirsty just like you, and keeping these fluids at appropriate levels means your vehicle will run better! Don’t drink and drive  It should go without saying. If you are going to drink, please arrange for a designated ... read more

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How to Avoid that New Car Smell

How to Avoid that New Car Smell

So, after much research and agonizing, you finally did it. You bought that new car and drove it off the lot...and now you want to get rid of that new car smell! Never fear--we’ve got the scoop on how to quell that smell!  Leave Car in Hot Sun. Parking your car in direct sun can help reduce that smell. It’s counterintuitive to park in the sun, but give it a try.  Leave the windows open Whenever possible and safe, leave the windows rolled down. If you have a garage, park your car inside it and leave all the windows down all night long. This allows natural air to circulate through the vehicle. Consider an essential oil diffuser. Essential oils pack a powerful punch. Avoid calming scents like lavender, which might make you feel sleepy. Instead, opt for citrus, like lemon, grapefruit, or orange. Try this diffuser. Get the car detailed. These can be expensive, but worth it! Alternatively, you can detail your car yourself using this handy how-to video. Whether you l ... read more

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Beautiful Places to Visit near Carlsbad During Spring

Beautiful Places to Visit near Carlsbad During Spring

If you live near or around Carlsbad and are interested in taking a getaway within driving distance, you're in luck. Southern California is home to so many beautiful places that could be the perfect medicine when you need a little time away. Here are some suggestions from the team at Carlsbad Auto Service:   Idyllwild, CA Idyllwild is the ideal southern California destination for nature-loving travelers. Rent a cabin or pitch a tent and enjoy this little town in the San Jacinto Mountains. You can mountain bike, hike, and climb in popular spots like Tahquitz Rock. If you go into the village, have a meal on the patio at Café Aroma and look at some art and hear live music.   Temecula, CA Located about an hour from Carlsbad, Temecula is considered the wine country of southern California. There are more than forty wineries that offer tastings, tours, and multiple festivals. You can even take a hot air balloon ride over the Temecula Valley. Julian, CA Nothing screa ... read more

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Valentines Gifts for Car Enthusiasts

Valentines Gifts for Car Enthusiasts

  It's that time of year again where love is in the air. If your sweetheart happens to be a car enthusiast, there are several car-related gifts that you should consider. Car people tend to like car things so we thought we would share a few suggestions that would make driving safer and more enjoyable for your sweetie:   Music Subscription Drivers have more music selections than ever since Smartphones can connect to the stereos. Spotify and Pandora provide even more of an array of options than satellite radio and is a compelling alternative. Pandora Plus removes advertisements from its streaming radio service and their premium packages let you search for a single song on an album and allows you to create your own playlist.   Cordless Tire Inflator A cordless inflator is a super convenient and practical gift. Save your sweetheart the hassle of using a large compressor or handling those huge hoses at the gas station. Not only can a cordless tire inflator inflate t ... read more

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Resolve to Not Let Your Vehicle’s Maintenance Go Overdue

Resolve to Not Let Your Vehicle’s Maintenance Go Overdue

  2018 is finally here, and many of us have come up with personal New Year’s resolutions. Why not have resolutions for your car too? After all, our vehicles are an extension of us and taking care of them is helpful for our peace of mind. Here are some things you and your car can be mindful of in the new year:   1. Get your automobile's body into shape People tend to want to get their bodies into shape when the new year arrives. Why not have that same goal for your car? A basic automobile maintenance regime -- including checking for leaks once a month, taking your vehicle in for regular oil changes, measuring your tire pressure, and reading the owner's manual will help you save money and fuel. Bonus that it’s also good for the environment!   2. Be a fuel-efficient driver Fuel consumption increases by as much as 35 percent when you speed and drive aggressively. Slow down, relax, and give yourself more time. By doing this, you’ll end up low ... read more

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Protect Your Car From Harsh Weather

Protect Your Car From Harsh Weather

It’s a perfect time to start thinking about protecting your vehicle from the harsh weather and conditions ahead. Using a car cover can protect your cars finish from destructive elements like moisture, which can seep into tiny cracks and dings and work against your paint from the inside out. The process of corrosion begins any time your car is subjected to very moist conditions. Eventually, moisture can separate the paint from the metal and cause the metal to oxidize. Come winter, salt from road maintenance crews will accelerate corrosion by slowing down drying times and causing a chemical reaction with the metal body of your car. If you live where there’s a lot of snow, you know what a hassle it is to clear away frost, ice and snow from your car before driving away. Using a car cover when your vehicle is parked outside lets you avoid that time-consuming de-icing routine—not to mention the danger of driving with a frost-covered windshield. If you ... read more

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How long can I drive with a windshield crack?

How long can I drive with a windshield crack? The best choice is to fix it right away. Even a small rock chip in your auto glass can start to grow as you keep on driving. Worse, if debris, heavy rain or anything else hits a crack in your windshield, it could break wide open. This is a very scary situation for any driver. Consider the following: How severe is the crack in your windshield? A minor chip is not a major risk. You could probably drive for hundreds of miles with no problems. However, a large crack like a spider web must be fixed right away. Where is the crack in your windshield? If the crack obstructs the view from the driver’s seat, you should not drive until it is fixed. Mobile windshield crack repair professionals exist specifically for this reason. Just call them up to get your windshield as good as new within a few hours! What about the cost of windshield crack repair? This is why a lot of drivers will ignore cracks at first. Howe ... read more

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Does My Car Battery need Maintenance?

Does My Car Battery need Maintenance?

We’re all aware that just simply running your vehicle on a daily basis keeps your battery fully charged, and ready to go. Most batteries don’t need much maintenance as long as the battery is working properly. They now offer maintenance free batteries that come with a sealed top. Because of this top it is now impossible to check the water level inside the battery and if you try to remove the top you can damage your battery. Batteries with caps are considered maintenance-accessible, and can have the water level modified if needed. If you have a maintenance-accessible battery be sure to use only clean distilled water. Never add ordinary tap water since this contains salts and minerals and can contaminate your battery. Never add acid to a battery for this can be extremely dangerous and damage the batteries. Your battery posts should be checked regularly and should be cleaned if corrosion occurs. Check for frayed wires so you can replace the ... read more

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