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!

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

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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 your car on the right track for a new season. We have plenty of great recommendations that will help you save money in the long run!


Our Tips & Tricks


Check Your Car's Fluids: Have you noticed that your car might be sluggish, but you don't see any warning signals in your car's dash? Sluggish behavior from your vehicle might be because one of the fluids in your vehicle might be running low. First, we recommend you check the oil of your vehicle. It is easy to check because an oil line indicates the oil level! Additionally, we recommend getting an oil change every five to seven thousand miles. Next, you also should check your brake, coolant, transmission, and power steering. Checking your fluids can quickly be done by your maintenance provider or us when you go in for a visit!


Inspect Your Tires: Inspecting your tires is an excellent way to prevent further damage in the future. We recommend that you inspect for nails, harsh scratches, and the tread of your tires. If your tires seem to be in good shape, most people only need to go in when it's time for a tire rotation. 


Clean The Interior and Exterior of Your Car: The winter could have done some damage to your car's exterior as things like road salts and rain could have accumulated. Washing your car is an easy way to keep things fresh and prevent further accumulation from forming. Cleaning the interior with a vacuum and a simple washcloth will make it easy to see if something is off in your car, too!

Why It Is Important To Appreciate Your Car

Your car does many things for you that most of us forget how great it is to have it in our lives. It takes us where we want to go, adjusts the temperature of the outside, and protects us from the outside world. Preventive maintenance is the easiest way to go when it comes to saving money. Here at Import Auto Specialists, our expert's job is to make your life easier. Our auto mechanics are friendly, knowledgeable, ethical, ASE-certified technicians ready to help you get your car in shape when you are prepared to invest in your vehicle's long-term health. Please schedule an appointment today. We are located at 7171 Ronson Rd Ste B, San Diego, CA 92111, and we're open Mondays through Fridays, from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM.


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