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!

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Car Movies That’ll Both Make You Nostalgic and Cheer You Up

Car Movies That’ll Both Make You Nostalgic and Cheer You Up

Photo by Wade Lambert on Unsplash  Car Movies That’ll Both Make You Nostalgic and Cheer You Up Summer is here, and many of us are looking for fun things to do that will be both exciting and new. While people are out planning vacations, road trips, and other fun activities, some people rather stay home and watch movies. If this is you, there are some great recommendations we made just for you. These movies are the best car movies ever made and a great way to cheer up an otherwise dull summer day.  Our Best Car Movie Recommendations Rush (2013) It is easy to love a movie about Formula 1 racing, and this movie has everything you could ever want for a feel-good car movie. We recommend you watch this as F1 cars depicted from that era are cool, dangerous, and exciting to watch.    Ford vs. Ferrari This movie takes you into the epic story of Carroll Shelby ... read more

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Buying a New Car? Here’s What You Need To Know

Buying a New Car? Here’s What You Need To Know

Photo by Zach Vessels on Unsplash Buying a New Car? Here’s What You Need To Know. It might seem like an overwhelming endeavor if the time has come for you to take the plunge and buy a new car. Getting a new car can also be an exciting time in your life as it signifies a new chapter in the making.    Our cars are more than tools that take us from point A to point B. They can help us make our lifestyles more fulfilling and allow us to express ourselves in a unique way. We have created a list of tips and tricks to get the best out of buying a new car. Our Best Tips When Buying A New Car Find your must-have requirements: What kind of lifestyle do you live? If you are the type of person that likes to go to the beach or hiking, then maybe the extra space of an SUV is the way to go. Find out what type of lifestyle you want to live and make a list of must-have items because ... read more

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Let’s Take a Moment To Appreciate The Weather And Our Car

Let’s Take a Moment To Appreciate The Weather And Our Car

Photo by Tim Stief on Unsplash Let’s Take a Moment To Appreciate The Weather And Our Car With spring come new beginnings and the potential for a fresh start. Some of us forget that our car is just as important to maintain as everything else in our lives. Spring is a new season, and with every seasonal change, your vehicle needs to have the proper care to prepare it for a warmer climate.    During the winter months, or if you have neglected your car since the holidays, your vehicle would have undergone some significant drainage. Your car is good at telling you when something is wrong, but it's not always good at telling you how to prevent damage. Preventive maintenance is the name of the game when it comes to getting you ... read more

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Does The Future Look Bright For Auto Repair?

Does The Future Look Bright For Auto Repair?

  Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash Many people like to make assumptions based on trends and current statistics when it comes to the future. We can never make guaranteed predictions about the future, but we can engage in the conversation. Most of us struggle to know all the mechanics that make our vehicles function when it comes to our cars. That is where auto technicians come into play. The Auto Repair Industry has been known as a lucrative business, but does that assumption still hold today?   There are trends in the Auto Repair Industry that can give us a better insight into what is going on. In recent years, the technological advancements we have made in vehicles have made it harder for local Auto Repair shops to keep up with the knowledge and tools to repair advanced vehicles such as electric or hydrogen vehicles.    One trend that is majorly impacti ... read more

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How To Use The Incoming Tax Money Months To Help Your Autorepair needs!

How To Use The Incoming Tax Money Months To Help Your Autorepair needs!

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash As we slide into February, there’s a lot on people’s minds: Omicron, Valentine’s Day, and we’re officially going into tax season now (February until the third Monday in April)   Traditionally speaking, this is a time when we start thinking less with our Want and more with our Wallet, as we hope that the blessing of a good return won’t quickly vanish under a heap of our debts. Some will seize the moment and do their taxes as early as possible, wanting to get the refund doing everything it can for them as soon as possible. Others will procrastinate and wait until April 18th to get their papers filed. Either way, the deadline comes for us all!   Why is Import A ... read more

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Have You Got Your Driving Resolutions Covered?

Have You Got Your Driving Resolutions Covered?

Photo by frank mckenna on Unsplash   New Year, New You, right? Nothing makes the new year's celebration sweeter than having resolutions to strive for. But, as drivers and auto repair specialists, we tend to forget about the joy of goal-setting. In this article, we'll share three of our resolutions for this year, and hopefully, we can inspire you to do the same!   Express more gratitude toward our customers and readers:   Every customer, new or old, is a blessing in disguise. They are why our shop is alive, and we can't thank them enough for it. They are the reason we live our passions and get to provide value in the best way that we know. A humongous thank you to our blog readers because they help us sp ... read more

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Fantastic Gifts for Car Lovers

Fantastic Gifts for Car Lovers

Photo by Atul Pandey on Unsplash     Choosing the right gift for a car lover can be a difficult task. After all, buying a new engine isn’t optimal for everybody! However, the beauty of a gift is not encapsulated by its size or cost but by the joy it gives the receiver. As you’ll learn in this article, you don’t have to bring something grandiose to make your fellow car fan rejoice. It’s often the simple things that are most appreciated.    For The Vintage Collectors:   Sports Car Collector Sign - If your mate is a fan of sports cars, you should definitely check this coll ... read more

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Give Thanks for Our Cars

Give Thanks for Our Cars

Photo by Erik Mclean on Unsplash   Having a car is one of the most exciting parts of life. In this article, we’ll present to you (an amateurish) a lyrical poem that our team created that will express the love we hold for cars!      Oh, dear car. Thank you for everything. Thank you for not letting me down on the road. Thank you for protecting me from the cold and snow.  Where else would I be today?  Somewhere else, there I say For the places you took me, Forever changed my thoughts and ways.    Your opinion-less nature It helped me express what I truly feel Even though sometimes  My language geared toward you was ill.    You’re my best friend during travel ... read more

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Why We Want You To Check Your Tires This Month

Why We Want You To Check Your Tires This Month

Image by Nikos Apelaths from Pixabay   October is one of the most exciting months of the year. It’s also one of the worst months if your vehicle is not in top shape. With kids running around everywhere during holidays such as Halloween and “spook’ trucks driving like crazy, even the most minor problems your car has can result in a catastrophe if you are not careful. And what better disaster prevention than checking your tires?   Good tire pressure is paramount to vehicle safety. Low tire pressure increases the chance of tire failure exponentially, and you don’t want this to happen if you live in a town (or a city) that is passionate about Halloween. Therefor ... read more

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Evacuations in the Dry Season and Your Car

Evacuations in the Dry Season and Your Car

Photo by Malachi Brooks on Unsplash   With wildfires becoming more violent in the state of California, we have to make sure that our car is in top shape in case of an evacuation. Although nothing beats checkups with a professional mechanic, here are some bullet points to help you determine if your car is ready if disaster comes in your region:   Check your tires. If your tires have dry rot or are coming apart, it’s best to replace them immediately if you can. If your tires have hard rubber in some places, that’s also an indicator of worn-down tires.   Avoid soft brakes. Soft brakes can be caused by a couple of things, but most oftenly, they are a sign of contaminated brake fluid. It’s a rule of thumb ... read more

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