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Fall driving safety

Fall driving safety

As we prepare for the first days of school, we think about the congestion on our roads: We have school buses picking up passengers, kiddos on bikes hurrying to get to school on time, with rushed parents trying to drop their kids off before work. Now is the most important time for drivers to slow down and pay attention when kids are on the road – especially before and after school.   When Dropping Off Most often, schools have precise drop-off procedures for each school year. Please make sure you are familiar with them for the safety of all kids. Remember in all school zones: Avoid double parking; it blocks visibility for other children and vehicles. Only load and unload children on the same street from the school Create a carpool community to reduce the number of vehicles at the school. Sharing the Road with Youth  According to research by the National Safety Council, most of the children who lose their lives in bus-related incidents are 4 to 7 years old, and they ... read more

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How you can avoid summer driving hazards

How you can avoid summer driving hazards

    Increasing driver’s safety in summer   According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, most auto-related incidents and injuries occur in July and August, including teenage accidents and deaths. In summer, we experience many weather-related changes and cultural patterns, which increase driving hazards during the summer months. This month’s blog will cover the most common summertime driving dangers and how we can avoid them.    Tire blowouts When it is hot outside and the pavement heats up, that heat transfers to your tires, causing the air inside to expand. Even new tires can blow out during a heatwave if you are not mindful of your tire pressure. The opposite occurs when it is cool outside, meaning that your tires will have low air pressure. Shifting between temperatures can cause frequent flat tires and blowouts, and if this occurs while driving can cause a terrible accident, especially while driving at high speeds. &nb ... read more

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Reasons to service your vehicle's AC unit

Reasons to service your vehicle's AC unit

Every component in a vehicle needs regular maintenance to extend its lifecycle. And one particular system that you certainly want to maintain is your vehicle's A/C system. Given the warm climate of California that we live in and call home, your air conditioning unit is one of the most crucial to keep you cool and calm all year. John's Automotive Care is your best choice for auto cooling system repair in La Mesa. Our ASE Certified auto mechanics are either ASE Master-Certified with extensive experience repairing auto cooling systems in all makes and models of foreign and domestic vehicles. Who wants to leave their truck feeling sweaty and stuffy? No one! If there is an issue with your auto cooling system, our auto mechanics will identify and solve the problem. Additionally, most auto repair is backed by a 36,000-mile/36-month warranty.  What happens if you neglect to service your A/C system? This is what we'll be covering in this article. Are you ready? Let's get ... read more

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Shoes for a Cause

Shoes for a Cause

Happy June to our automotive family; as many of you know, after being our loyal customers over the years, is other than fantastic and honest auto repair, our team is heavily involved and cares deeply about our surrounding community. We wanted to take this month's blog as an opportunity to highlight great causes and drive being put on by one of our local high schools. The Lincoln High School Shoe Drive fundraiser is currently happening!    This drive is to raise money for their ASB program and goes until June 14th. The school will earn funds based on the weight of the total shoes donated. They are accepting gently used and new pairs of shoes & at the end of the event, a check will be given for the shoes. Funds2Orgs networks with many small business partners to create, maintain and grow smaller businesses in developing countries where jobs are limited. The proceeds from selling all the donated shoes will be used to clothe, feed, and help families in need. By contribut ... read more

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Brake Maintenance that won't Break the Bank

Brake Maintenance that won't Break the Bank

  We are wishing you & your family a wonderful month of May! Our John's Automotive Care team has decided to talk about all things brakes for this month's blog! Including simple things you, as a responsible vehicle owner, can do to save you money in the long run. We will tackle what different brake issues mean & when it's time to see an expert.    John's Automotive Care is your trusted source for brake repair in La Mesa. Brakes are paramount to your safety, your passengers, and your car. Skilled brake repair auto mechanics should only handle these essential components of your vehicle. So let's begin with, "when do I need to see an expert?"    Vibrations in your vehicle?  Vibrations in your car indicate it's time to visit the experts at JAC. The reasoning behind this is due to worn down brake pads; over time, this occurs — there's no avoiding it. As your brake pads wear down, they can come into contac ... read more

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Spring Break Road Trips!

Spring Break Road Trips!

  Happy April to our John's Automotive Care Family!  With the new month of April, our team decided this was the perfect time to inspire our wonderful customers & give some road trip ideas for Spring. Our team hopes you find some inspiration for your next California adventure, from day trips to long weekends or weeklong getaways!    Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is a must for a road trip & is the largest state park in California. Just under a two-hour drive from our shop, this park consists of over five hundred miles of dirt roads, with 12 wilderness areas with many miles of hiking trails. California's largest state park provides visitors with an unparalleled opportunity to experience the wonders of the California Desert. The park's name comes from Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza, mixed with Borrego, or bighorn sheep. Find camping reservations here.&nb ... read more

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The Importance of Company Culture in our Team

The Importance of Company Culture in our Team

  Happy March from our team at John's Automotive Care La Mesa! For this month's blog, we wanted to stray away from a typical automotive blog & highlight what we are doing to promote & increase our positive company culture. This topic is rarely discussed in the automotive world, despite its importance for all businesses. If you've ever been to either of our John's Automotive Care locations, you will likely have seen how important a positive work environment is for our team & our wonderful customers. As a company, our foundation is built upon giving back to the communities that raised us, specifically within John Eppstein, the owner of John's Automotive Care. John follows the "pay it forward" approach and credits this company mindset to our success.    What does "paying it forward" truly mean? Community building. If there's one thing our team does well (besides auto repairs) it's being ... read more

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Are You Heading to Snow Country? Here is what you need to know.

Are You Heading to Snow Country? Here is what you need to know.

  Happy February from John's Automotive Care!  For this month's blog, we are highlighting our tips & guidelines for driving in the snow safely! If a winter adventure is calling your name, this blog is for you. Even if you love to play in the snow, your vehicle doesn't. According to the U.S Department of Transportation, "Over 1,300 people are killed, and more than 116,800 people are injured in vehicle crashes on snowy, slushy or icy pavement annually." Here are John's Automotive Care's tips for driving in the snow to help make your winter adventure easier & safer.    The prep begins before the driving; always remember to check roadway conditions, including chain controls, before you leave the comfort of your home with Caltrans QuickMap. Another at-home step is ensuring you have the right supplies for your adven ... read more

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Welcoming a New Year, We Highlight the Boys & Girls Club of East County’s Casino Night

Welcoming a New Year, We Highlight the Boys & Girls Club of East County’s Casino Night

Happy January from John's Automotive Care La Mesa! It's hard to believe we are already in 2022. May this be a prosperous year for you and your loved ones. As we begin this New Year, our team wants to take the time to highlight a cause we find near and dear to our hearts & share with our community all the ways to be involved. We are a proud supporter of the San Diego community at John's Automotive Care. Our team of auto mechanics tries their best to ensure the San Diego roads are safe and secure by providing high-quality auto repair for our customers. We also actively give back in other ways as a team. If you participated in our December Toy Drive, we would like to thank you. John Eppstein, the owner of John's Automotive Care, follows the "pay it forward" approach, and he attributes his ongoing success to this mindset.  One of the Boy's & Girls clubs' most significant events is coming up so soon, Casino Night! Presented by John's Autom ... read more

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Toy Drive For Christmas

Toy Drive For Christmas

Happy December to our John's Automotive Care La Mesa family! As we prepare ourselves for the most festive time of the year, it's essential to the team at John's Automotive Care La Mesa that we think of others during this time. Given the challenging times that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought, it's no surprise that millions of Americans will struggle this year to give presents to their loved ones & children. This is an issue that our auto repair team wants to solve.  Since 2001, John's Automotive Care has reached out to our loyal customers for the opportunity to give back to the community during the holiday season- with our annual Toy Drive! If you can help out a child in need during these times, please bring a new, unwrapped toy into our shop (at either location.) This helps provide toys for hundreds of children in our communities who may be going without anything for Christmas.  John's Automotive Care has partnered with the Boys & Girls Clu ... read more

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