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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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Unlocking the Power: 10 Essential Things You Should Know About Your SUV

Unlocking the Power: 10 Essential Things You Should Know About Your SUV

Greetings and welcome, September! Get ready to embark on an automotive adventure with Johns Automotive Care La Mesa's blog. This time, we're focusing on a unique group of drivers – SUV owners. As the summer season fades, we're here to equip you with valuable knowledge about your SUV. So, fasten your seatbelts as we present "Unlocking the Power: 10 Essential Things You Should Know About Your SUV" With the arrival of a new month, we bid farewell to summer and embrace the season of fresh beginnings. In this spirit, we want to guide you through the ins and outs of your SUV. Whether you're a college student preparing for the upcoming academic year or a seasoned driver seeking to enhance your SUV knowledge, this blog post is tailored just for you. As you embark on your college journey or daily commutes, ensuring you're well-prepared is crucial. We aim to provide practical and reliable advice, empowering you to understand your SUV better and ensuring a smoo ... 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

Diagnosis Before Decisions: The Key to Effective Auto Repair

Diagnosis Before Decisions: The Key to Effective Auto Repair

Why Getting it Right from the Start Ensures a Smooth Ride Ahead Every vehicle owner dreads the moment when something goes wrong with their car. Often, the inclination is to take it to a repair shop and demand a quick fix. However, jumping into repairs without a proper diagnosis can lead to more problems and costlier repairs down the line. This blog will explore the importance of accurate diagnosis before beginning any auto repair work and how it ensures a smooth ride ahead. The Role of Diagnosis in Auto Repair: Just like a doctor examines a patient before prescribing treatment, a skilled auto technician will thoroughly inspect and diagnose your vehicle before attempting any repairs. This initial step is crucial, as it helps pinpoint the root cause of the problem and determine the most effective course of action. This is why turning to the experts at John's Automotive Care in La Mesa is your #1 choice for peace of mind. Proper diagnosis can save you time, money, and headaches by ... read more

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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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Ten money-saving tips for driving

Ten money-saving tips for driving

Happy New Year from the team at John’s Automotive Care in La Mesa! January is a good time to talk about money-saving tips while you drive to kick off the new year. Let’s be kind to our wallets!   Steady speeds Did you know that driving smooth and steady, avoiding sudden braking or acceleration, can save you money? Although it is fun to drive fast and accelerate quickly, it becomes costly. If you want to become an economical driver, practice driving just below the speed limit and avoid quickly accelerating. Driving this way also reduces the wear on your engine, suspension, and tires.   Turning off your engine Running your car while waiting can get costly at the pump. If you park your car so someone can run back into the house or a store, and you might be idling your vehicle for over 1 minute, turn off your engine. Not only will you save fuel, but you will also be saving the environment one minute at a time.   Oil Check Proper oil for your vehicle. Wo ... read more

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What is the Importance of an Oil Change?

What is the Importance of an Oil Change?

What is the Importance of an Oil Change?   We all hear time and time again that the most important service you can schedule for your car, but why? Well, oil is the most critical part of your cooling system and is the primary lubricant for the internal components of your engine. Neglecting to have regular oil change services can ultimately lead to expensive, otherwise avoidable repairs.   Fundamentally, an oil change consists of draining and refilling your engine oil and installing a new replacement filter. Here is the process. First, we remove the sump plug to drain the oil, remove the old filter, replace the drain plug and add oil, refilling to the correct amount based on factory specifications.   What does an Oil and Filter Change Do for my Car? Oil goes bad. No matter how well you drive, dirt and debris end up in your engine oil. The quality of oil you run in your car prevents or increases friction, which causes avoidable stress and wears on the internal compon ... read more

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Fall Service and Maintenance Check

Fall Service and Maintenance Check

Can you believe that Halloween is coming up and pumpkin spice lattes are in abundance? Even if you are still holding onto summer, now is the time to think about winter road trips during the holidays and seasonal changes that can affect your car. If you are wondering what types of seasonal maintenance to focus on, keep reading to find car care tips to ensure your vehicle is ready.   Fluids The first thing you want to do is check your fluids. This is most critical of all, as the fluids not only lubricate your engine, they keep your car from overheating. This is a perfect time to pop the hood and look at your engine oil, coolant level, brake fluid, Automatic Transmission Fluid ATF, and power steering fluid. Be cautious if you have been driving your car because the coolant in your car is HOT and could severely burn you if you have been recently driving your car. If your vehicle has a transfer case or differential, you should also check these fluids to make sure there is no viscosit ... 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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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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