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Why Are Fluid Exchanges So Important?

Why Are Fluid Exchanges So Important?

We all want to get the most out of our investments, and a car is a pretty significant investment. Believe it or not, the fluids in our vehicles are designed to protect the engine and components; they play a significant role in extending the life of our car. Over time, these fluids, be they synthetic or petroleum, break down over time. Because of this, flushing and exchanging these fluids preserve and extend the life of your car. Is your goal to keep driving your car for as long as possible? If so, it might be time to schedule a flush for your vehicle. It is a simple fact of life that, over time, things break down or wear out. Oils, synthetics, and other liquids all fall victim to this same misfortune. The side effects are not pretty when we don't properly care for ourselves or our vehicles. Your car has engine oil, transmission fluid, steering fluid, brake fluid, and coolant all running through its veins. Each one of these fluids plays an essential role in keeping your car in top ... read more

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Ten Ways To Show Love For Your Loved Ones

Ten Ways To Show Love For Your Loved Ones

  Ten Ways To Show Love For Your Loved One   It is the perfect time of year to think of ways to show our love. We here at Family Auto Service want to share with you this top 10 list of ideas we have come up with to show love to your loved ones.   Their Choice. Choosing what they prefer is a simple way to show your sweetie that they are a priority and essential to you. Simple things like picking up their favorite toothpaste or running through their favorite fast food joint. Do they prefer a date night in? Light some candles and surprise them by making their favorite meal, or if you don't cook, order take out on their busiest day of the week. It is such a nice feeling to come home after a long day to find your sweetie has taken care of the evening meal, and, that it is one of your favorites! And remember to reach for their hand and perhaps give an unexpected kiss giving them the butterflies. Tackle Some Chores. Taking care of some weekly chores, they don't lo ... read more

How To Be Prepared For Unexpected Snow & Road Hazards

How To Be Prepared For Unexpected Snow & Road Hazards

Are you ready for unexpected weather and natural disasters? Here in San Diego, we don’t often think of snow, except on TV shows. But earlier this year, in February 2019, we had unexpected snowfall at Lake Elsinore and The Grapevine. And we sure have had our fair share of unexpected fires in California. How do you prepare for these things?   At Family Auto Service, we have several tips to prepare you and your family vehicle for unexpected road conditions. Here is a list of things you should carry in your car, truck, SUV, or van so you can be ready for anything.   Spare tire, a jack, and a lug wrench. If your tire goes flat and you don’t have run-flat tires, be sure to carry an inflated spare tire, a jack that will safely lift your car, and a lug wrench. You get extra credit if you also pack a reflective vest and flares in case you need to be seen at night while on the side of the road.   Snow chains or snow socks. If you like to ski, you probably have ... read more

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Is Your Family Vehicle Ready For The Holidays?

Is Your Family Vehicle Ready For The Holidays?

This year has flown by, and before you know it, it’ll be time to start planning for holiday road trips and travel. But along with those travel plans can come some trying weather conditions. Here at Family Auto Service we want to help keep you and your family safe by making sure you have reliable auto mechanics at your service. Whether you reside or work in the La Jolla, La Mesa, Santee, or Alpine areas, Family Auto Service can take care of your auto repair and preventive maintenance needs. Keep reading to learn more about how you can keep your family’s vehicle prepped, primed, and ready to take on the holidays! Getting ready to set out on a road trip for the holidays can be a daunting task. Between getting you and your family ready for the trip, making sure you have everything packed, and beating the traffic, you’ve got your work cut out for you. With that in mind, being sure to thoroughly inspect your vehicle well ahead of time can keep you from being caught unaware ... read more

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Top Five Reasons To Get Brake Repair Service Sooner Than Later

Top Five Reasons To Get Brake Repair Service Sooner Than Later

It’s October, and this is the perfect time of year to get your brake repair service performed sooner than later.  Family Auto Service deeply cares about you, your family, and your family vehicles. We understand that life gets busy and that it is easy to put off brake repair for later because you don’t have much time in your busy schedule. However, we would like to offer the top five reasons why you should get your brakes serviced and repaired this month.   In preparation for Halloween. As we approach Halloween, there are going to be a lot of petite and adorable little ghosts, goblins, superheroes, and unicorns running around our neighborhoods. Too often, the children are so excited that they forget to look both ways before crossing the road. Additionally, teenagers and adults are often distracted by their cell phones and may not see your car in time. That’s why it’s best to service your brakes in preparation for Halloween so you can avoid any unnece ... read more

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