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Tag Archives: adventure

Journeys Through the Unknown: 7 of America's Haunted Highways

Journeys Through the Unknown: 7 of America's Haunted Highways

Want to discover some spooky roads this spooky season? Look no further! At Johns Automotive Care La Mesa, we know that you depend on your vehicle for everything from daily errands to thrilling adventures. And with Halloween approaching, what could be more thrilling than exploring some of the nation's most famously haunted roads? People love to be frightened, whether at local attractions like a haunted corn maze or watching a horror film from the comfort of their homes. But what about those who crave something more real? Recently, visiting locations with eerie reputations has become increasingly popular. Many of us know about iconic haunted structures like New York's Amityville house or the Stanley Hotel in Colorado. But have you ever heard about these seven haunted roads? Let's take a look at seven roads across the country that are wrapped in mystery and intrigue. Trust us, and you'll want to ensure your car is in top shape if you venture down any of these paths ... read more

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Driving 101: The Ultimate Car Guide for College Students

Driving 101: The Ultimate Car Guide for College Students

Greetings, August! Welcome to Johns Automotive Care La Mesa's blog - your trusted companion on the journey to automotive knowledge. As we wave goodbye to summer and enter the season of new beginnings, we're focusing on a unique group of drivers - college students. With the advent of a new academic year, thousands of students nationwide are preparing to hit the road, bound for their respective college campuses. But before they do, it's essential to ensure they are fully equipped with dorm essentials and study materials and the proper knowledge about their most significant mode of transport - their cars. In this spirit, we're thrilled to present our new blog post, "Driving 101: The Ultimate Car Guide for College Students". We aim to provide insightful, practical, and reliable auto advice for all eager students, helping them understand their cars better and prepare for a smooth, stress-free college commute. Our guide covers everything from essential maintenance t ... read more

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Your SoCal Fiesta Guide: Unforgettable Adventures and Dependable Car Care in La Mesa

Your SoCal Fiesta Guide: Unforgettable Adventures and Dependable Car Care in La Mesa

Get ready, fellow adventurers! Welcome to Southern California, the land where every day is a fiesta. From sun-bathed beaches to the rhythmic pulse of city life, SoCal is a flavor-packed feast for your senses. The cherry on top? Those drool-worthy tacos that you can't miss! Now, if your escapades whisk you off to the delightful town of La Mesa, we're here to let you in on a little secret. John Automotive Care in La Mesa, California, is your car's best friend while you're out there making unforgettable memories. They have all your auto repair needs covered with first-class services and spot-on diagnostics. These guys will keep your ride purring as smoothly as butter melting on a hot pancake. Summer in SoCal is like biting into a hot jalapeño - fiery from June to mid-September. That kind of heat can make your car work up quite a sweat. Finding a top-tier repair shop like John Automotive Care is critical. They're all set to ensure your beloved vehicle stays in ti ... read more

Giving Your Car Some Love in February

Giving Your Car Some Love in February

Happy February, the month we celebrate Love. At John’s Automotive Care in La Mesa, we feel it is important to celebrate our customers, and their vehicles, so during the month of February; we have red roses to give away to every custom alignment if it is found necessary. When we are proactive, we end up with a more peaceful life, with less unexpected breakdowns and repairs. Preventive maintenance is a term we use to refer to regular maintenance items such as oil changes, tire rotations, topping off your fluids, checking your brakes, or possibly even a wheel.   Regular Inspections When you bring your vehicle in for regularly scheduled maintenance, not only does your car get a thorough inspection by trained professional ASE-Certified mechanics, but it also prolongs the life of your vehicle and keeps it in good condition mechanically. Plus, you get peak performance out of your car when it is running well and tuned up. When your car or truck struggles for air because of a dirt ... read more

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Our Annual Toy Drive is Going Through December 13th!

Our Annual Toy Drive is Going Through December 13th!

Happy December to our John's Automotive Care La Mesa family! As we prepare for the most festive time of the year, we turned to our valued customer of John's Automotive Care; we thank you again for trusting us to maintain your vehicles. With all that is happening worldwide, we want to continue our tradition of helping others during the holidays in the form of a Christmas Toy Drive.   We know many families are in need, and we are asking you to help them out with our 22nd Annual Toy Drive. By bringing in an unwrapped toy or gift certificate from a department or grocery store with a value of $10 or more by December 13th, we will offer you $25 off your next service!   Every year we hold this Toy Drive to help the children from the Boys and Girls Clubs of East County, Magnolia Science Academy, and the Children's Hospital Heart Ward. Last year we were so proud of our customers who helped with almost 600 gifts! This year we are working hard to surpass 700 gifts. Do yo ... read more

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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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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Best Songs For Your Road Trip Around San Diego

Best Songs For Your Road Trip Around San Diego

  So you’re ready for a road trip around the sunny San Diego area? You’ve got your snacks packed, windows down, and seatbelts fastened, but wait! There’s one more thing you need that is a total game-changer for any road trip...an epic cruising playlist! Music can boost your mood and add another element to any drive. So let’s queue up your Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, or whatever music streaming service you use, and create a playlist that will keep you jamming for your whole ride.   One of the best parts of a road trip is creating a playlist tailored to your specific music taste or even making it destination-themed! For instance, with a road trip to San Diego, some artists would be Dirty Heads, Goldfinger, Sublime, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer, and Sugar Ray. They all have a very beachy, reggae, upbeat vibe to them that will pair perfectly with the ocean breeze flowing through your hair as you cruise with your windows down!    Another ... read more

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What does a service engine soon light mean?

What does a service engine soon light mean?

I’m pretty sure we’ve all seen this light come on at least once or twice in our lives. Either in our vehicle or family and friend’s vehicle. Some may even cover the light with a picture or scrap paper to bring a sense of relief we call “Out of sight, out of mind.”   I know that may give you a temporary feeling of peace of mind, but let’s go over what this light means so you can get it in the shop instead of pasting over it!   The service engine’s soon light’s function is to let the driver know that the vehicle’s sensors have picked up on an issue. The emission control system often triggers this light, but other various causes could activate the sensor. Seeing this light come on can cause some alarm, but all cars need maintenance, and it doesn’t mean your engine is broken or cause for panic.   If the service engine soon light comes on while you’re driving, it’s best to pull over and assess t ... read more

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Getting Your Car Ready For Spring

Getting Your Car Ready For Spring

  Spring is in the air, and the upcoming season is waiting for no one. Are you ready for a road trip? How about your car? No one wants to find themselves on the side of the road with a vehicle that lets you down when there is fun to be had. By giving your car a once over by a professional auto repair technician, you will have peace of mind, knowing what to keep an eye out for, what is urgent, and what services you can wait on.   Visual Inspections Auto repair professionals know what to look for, wear points on your specific vehicle, and help prevent unplanned breakdowns through regular maintenance check-ups. When you get a visual inspection done at John's Automotive Care, you receive a checklist showing photos of each report item listed in green, yellow, or red. Each color represents the level of urgency for service. Knowing your vehicle is thoroughly checked out before hitting the road will keep you feeling confident about your upcoming adventures.   Fluid Ser ... read more

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