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Summer and Keeping it Cool in California

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Welcome to Family’s May blog! 


We’re mid-spring now, and the dog days of summer are thankfully still months away. There’s time to enjoy the nicer days out before the summer comes crashing in. For all the beautiful things it brings us, it does bring the heat. 


What are you doing to combat driving in a hot car? Do you have a plan for how to proceed coolly into the hottest months of the year? Here’s our checklist of things to watch for as summer arrives 


  • Use simple physics to correct the problem. If you roll down the back windows, you can use your driver’s door to take in and push the hot air out through the rear windows. It’s a quick way to get the air in the vehicle at least liveable! If your air conditioner is in good shape, it should get cool air coming in again quickly.

  • Be on the lookout for shade. Always keep an eye out for where the sun is and where it will be. Getting your car into a shady spot, or a soon-to-be shady spot, can prevent a lot of door-pumping later.

  • Buy a window screen for the car’s front window. A sunscreen can help keep the heat out of your vehicle and folds up neatly for storage.

  • Get your fluids, and A/C checked out. Make sure your car’s internal struggle is supported by testing the A/C and making sure that you have all the proper fluids topped up, especially oil and coolant.


Thank you for making Family Auto Service your go-to San Diego repair shop and for being an extended part of our family. If you’d like to get your fluids topped up and your air conditioning tested, schedule an appointment with our auto mechanic team. Or feel free to call us at any of our five locations:


La Jolla:    (858) 264-1852     1027 Virginia Way, La Jolla, CA 92037

Alpine:    (619) 383-2682     2417 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 91901

La Mesa:    (619) 618-1913    7191 Alvarado Road, La Mesa, CA 91942

Santee:    (619) 332-0778    10332 Mission Gorge Road, Santee, CA 92071

Miramar:    (858) 634-9815    8040 Miramar Road, San Diego, CA 92126


We look forward to seeing you again soon!


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