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Welcome to the Family Auto Service blog! Not only does the team at Family Auto Service want to provide you with next-level auto repair, but we want to be a source of information for your family’s auto needs in the San Diego County area. Let us teach you how to care for the machine you’ve invested your family’s time and money in! To do so, each month on our blog you’ll find helpful informational posts from our experienced auto mechanics as well as ideas for your next family road trip, and much more. Make sure to take a look at Family Auto Service’s monthly blog posts for auto repair information you can trust in the San Diego County area.

Monthly Archives: March 2021

What Does Transmission Fluid Actually Do?

What Does Transmission Fluid Actually Do?

There are a lot of fluids that are needed for your vehicle to properly run; one of those is transmission fluid. With that, many don't know what transmission fluid is used for; it is in your vehicle to lubricate the parts of your vehicle's transmission that will allow the best performance with your vehicle. When you have a vehicle that has automatic transmission the transmission fluid will also act as a coolant. When it comes to transmission fluid there are different types; the type that will be used for your vehicle will depend on the type of transmission you have inside. Automatic Transmission: An automatic transmission will use regular automatic transmission fluid   Manual Transmission: A manual transmission will have fluid that will vary; it will either use plain motor oil, a transmission oil that is mostly called heavyweight hypoid gear oil, and it may also call for automatic transmission fluid. When you are looking at the type of transmission fluid that needs to ... read more

Preparing Your Car for Allergy Season

 Preparing Your Car for Allergy Season

Welcome to Spring 2021! There is so much to appreciate here in San Diego County. The sun is shining. We live in a beautiful place. Flowers and plants are blooming with lush, green leaves and lovely flowers. And though many are still wearing masks due to the pandemic, a lot of us are suffering through allergy season.  Have you prepared your family vehicle for allergy season? Getting ready for allergy season in your car means doing a few things to help you and your passengers travel comfortably, regardless of how much pollen is floating through the air. Here are three ways you can prepare your vehicle for allergy season: Change the cabin air filters to reduce the amount of pollen getting inside your vehicle’s climate control system. We invite you to Family Auto Service at any of our five locations in Alpine, Santee, Miramar, La Jolla, and La Mesa so we can change your vehicle’s air filters. Stock the car with oral antihistamine medications, bottled water, hand sanitiz ... read more

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