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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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Prepping your Car for Winter

Prepping your Car for Winter

  Happy November to our John's Automotive Care La Mesa customers; pardon us for saying a well-used phrase, but Winter Is Coming. Given our past knowledge of what winter road conditions can bring, there is no better time like a November blog to talk about all the ways you can protect & prep your vehicle for the upcoming winter months. Winter-proofing one's vehicle is key to saving you money and time in the long run! We present our top five ways to prepare your vehicle for winter.    Light Cleaning  Take a walk around the exterior of your vehicle. Check to make sure that all your headlights and taillights are clear and sturdy and the bulbs put out plenty of light. As we head into the darker months, visibility is critical. The polycarbonate material that makes up most headlights is often sun-damaged from the hot summer months. From scratches to UV rays beating down. Having your headlights or taillights cloudy significantly impacts your visibility on the ... read more

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The Scariest Automotive Sounds We've Heard In a Car

The Scariest Automotive Sounds We've Heard In a Car

Happy October JAC La Mesa family!  With October comes a new blog for you! And what better way to tackle the "spookiest" month, by talking about all the scary sounds that can come from your vehicle. We will go through different haunting and intimidating sounds that can come from one's vehicle to prepare you for this spooky month! And to prepare you on how to tackle and handle them with the help of our auto repair experts at John's Automotive Care La Mesa. We now present our October blog, The scariest automotive sounds we've heard in a car! Please stop in and have one of our amazing customer service specialists go for a ride with you so we can pinpoint the noise that you are hearing.   Screeching- If you hear ear-piercing screeches that sound like nails on a chalkboard, there are a couple of things to do. First, it's crucial to determine where the screeches are coming from. Are they from the wheels and tires? It may be your brake pads, a wearable pa ... read more

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Foggy Headlights Clouding Your Drive?

Foggy Headlights Clouding Your Drive?

As we welcome the month of September and the autumn days ahead, it's time to say goodbye to the foggy headlights that summer brought! Even if you take terrific care of the outside of your vehicle, chances are you will experience the "foggy" headlights we all despise.    Why do my headlights get "foggy" or "cloudy"? - Given that we are slowly coming out of those hot summer months, the sun's UV rays have been giving a solid beating to everyone's headlights. A chemical reaction occurs between exposed plastic covers and the sun's ultraviolet rays after time, mixed with outdoor particles and dust and boom, cloudy headlights. We can also blame water vapors for damaging your headlights. Most headlights come with a watertight sealant around them, but they can break down over time, leaving condensation to make its way into your headlights. Even more concerning than the aged look on your vehicle, foggy headlights dramatically impair the e ... read more

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