The auto mechanics and the rest of our team at Import Auto Specialists in San Diego love to educate our customers, and that’s why we write this blog. Any way that our auto repair team can provide you useful information, that’s exactly what we want to do. That’s also why we perform digital inspections and take the time to listen to you thoroughly and what you have to say about your car. Import Auto Specialists in San Diego offers a 3 year/36,000 mile parts and labor warranty on most repairs. We also have a 3 Year/36,000 Mile NAPA AutoCare Peace of Mind Warranty on parts and labor. To make your experience with us even better, when you bring your vehicle in for any major service or repair, you’ll drive away with a vehicle that has received a complimentary full-service! When you are ready for top-quality auto care, give us a call at 858-576-7186, or schedule an appointment today. We hope you enjoy our blog!

3 Maintenance Tips That Will Ease the Transition from Winter to Spring

Spring is nearly here in San Diego! While the temperature shifts are not drastic between each season, there are some changes you should make with your car. We thought it would be useful to lay out all the car maintenance items you should watch out for this season.

Battery Performance -

A typical car battery can last anywhere between 3-5 months depending on the quality, the environment it runs in, how well you take care of it, etc. Feel free to drop by our auto repair shop for a battery test. This will allow you to gauge how long before you need to replace it.

Oil Level & Quality - 

As we all know, motor oil is the most important item for engine performance. Before the summertime begins, it is great to check to see your oil level and condition. Otherwise, it doesn't hurt to come in for an oil change. 

Tire Condition - 

There are two things that you should check regularly when it comes to your vehicle's tires: pressure and tread depth. To ensure they wear evenly, make sure that your tires' pressure matches the factory-recommended psi. Furthermore, you can measure your tread depth using the penny test. If you fail the test or your tires measure to be less than 2/32", you need to replace your tires ASAP!


If you have any questions or concerns about your car, SUV, or truck, please feel free to call or visit Import Auto Specialists today. Our trained technicians are always happy to assist you with all your maintenance and repair needs. 

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