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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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Why Preventative Maintenance is Important

Being mindful of preventative auto repair maintenance is part of being a responsible car owner. It improves fuel efficiency, extends the life of your vehicle, and increases the longevity of your automobile. In addition, preventative maintenance makes your vehicle more reliable and will most likely save you more pricey auto repair costs down the line. Below are some of the main reasons to stay on top of preventative maintenance: GAS MILEAGE: Coming to an auto repair shop for regular maintenance will help your car achieve optimal fuel mileage. Ignoring to change the engine air filters and oil   regularly will reduce your vehicle's gas mileage. It will also most likely cause undesirable wear and tear on your engine. The exact recommended time between oil changes depends on the vehicle. Making sure that your automobile gets a tire balance and service every 10,000 to 15,000 miles is also crucial to make sure your car can achieve its optimal fuel efficiency. Malfunctioning sp ... 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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Smart Tips for Driving With Your Dog

Smart Tips for Driving With Your Dog

  A lot of us wished we loved anything as much as a dog loves a car ride. Whether they're headed to a beautiful beach or to the vet, the magical adventure in the car is heaven. So if you're going on a road trip, chances are your pooch would be thrilled to accompany you. It's wonderful to bring your furry family along just make sure to prepare and be sure their time in the car is safe and comfortable.   Perhaps your dog is no stranger to car rides. Yet keep in mind that long road trips can be taxing on people and animals. Before a long trip, take your dog on car rides that get longer in duration so they are ready and prepared. Also, have your dog's papers that indicate that he/she has had their rabies shots. Not often, but sometimes you will be asked for proof before crossing state lines.   Have a crate or carrier that will keep your canine comfortable and with room to turn around, sit, lie, lay, and stand. Be sure to have it strapped in safe and secu ... 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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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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Get a Better Grip About Driving on Wet Roads

Get a Better Grip About Driving on Wet Roads

Your eyes can thank the abundant rainfall for all of the lush greenery popping up everywhere this season. And as your personal experience has probably taught you, the wetter roads also make driving potentially hazardous. Russell Shepherd, a mechanical engineer for Michelin North America and self-proclaimed “tire nerd,” had earned his informal title with his 15 years of driving in almost every type of weather conceivable. His most concerning? Driving in the rain. “Most people don’t realize how much wet roads affect their driving,” says Shepherd. “When roads become wet, it takes longer to stop and more time to react, making it more important than normal to pay attention to your car and other drivers.” For the average driver, Shepherd suggests getting to the bottom of things first—starting with the tires. Here are some tips to help: Check the tires regularly for tread wear and pressure. Different seasons and temperatures will affect ... read more

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