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Top Holiday Displays Around Carlsbad & San Diego

With all holiday festivities happening, people who live near and around San Diego have so many options of how they choose to see and enjoy all the lights and displays. Just be careful that you’re not driving down the street and get distracted by all this holiday beauty! The team at Carlsbad Auto Service wants you to enjoy some of the special displays around our beautiful area. Here are some suggestions:   Balboa Park December Nights On December 1st-2nd 2017, enjoy the celebration and festivities at Balboa Park December Nights. Food, entertainment, and fun are what this 2-day event is all about at Balboa Park, America’s biggest urban cultural park. The sounds, smells, and sights of the Christmas season fill the cultur ... read more

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Preparing Your Vehicle for a Holiday Road Trip

Is your family vehicle prepared to drive over the river and through the woods to Grandma’s house? If your vehicle needs attention, we invite you to Carlsbad Auto Service. You’ll be glad you did.   Living in Carlsbad, we don’t have to worry too much about harsh winters. However, it’s still smart to winterize your vehicle, just in case you need to drive into the mountains, travel across multiple states, or navigate hazardous road conditions. Lucky for you, Carlsbad Auto Service is offering a Winterizing Special during the month of November!   What does it mean to winterize your vehicle? Simply put, it’s preparing your vehicle for extreme weather. With all the crazy weather we’re having, it’s hard to know if we’re going to have a super-warm winter’s day, or if temperatures will plummet. Extreme temperatures can affect the safety and optimal performance of a vehicle that is not regularly serviced or maintained.   Wh ... 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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6 Car Care Tips

6 Car Care Tips

We all know someone with an old, high-mileage vehicle that just keeps on running year after year—that crazy uncle in the high mileage ride that keeps going strong. What is his secret? The secret is that there is no real secret to getting a vehicle to last a long time. The difference is maintenance. Here are six car care tips that will help extend the life of your car. Keep an eye on your oil. Be sure to have the oil changed on a regular basis. No step will help your engine last longer than regular oil and filter changes. Conversely, nothing will destroy your engine faster than neglect in this area. Once a year remember to have your cooling system flushed and changed. It will help keep your cooling system in shape. Transmission and other oils may not need as much attention however it is important to follow the service intervals for these liquids. Keep it clean. This seems pretty obvious but most anything the car ran over can get ... read more

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