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Monthly Archives: February 2017

You can’t diagnose car problems based on sounds

Have you seen the popular commercial where customers walk into an auto shop and hilariously imitate the knocking noises or engine sounds their car is making? The underlying message is that the mechanic knows exactly what is wrong with the car upon hearing this. In real life, it's just not that simple. Diagnosing problems with automobiles requires a thorough examination, and a lot of training and experience on the part of the mechanic. At TransMasters Transmission and Auto Repair, we take pride in the level of expertise of every mechanic on our staff. They receive extensive training and multiple certifications; qualifying them to find not just obvious, but hidden car problems as well. Why not? TransMasters has a reputation for being the most trusted auto repair shop in San Diego, precisely because we take the time to figure out the underlying issues causing the noises our customers are hearing. We don't make educated guesses, but rather give ... read more

How many more miles can you expect from your car?

Lately, if you've begun asking yourself "how many more miles can I really expect to get from my car", you are not alone. Today's car consumers are driving their vehicles a lot farther and are finding out that the old ideas about the limits of a car's endurance are not what they used to be. Your car's odometer is not always a good indicator of a vehicle's continued performance. Hondas, Toyotas, and Volvos, brands, known for their durability, are being sold secondhand with as many as 200,000 miles and are still in great working order! The key to getting the most mileage out of your car is to keep it well-maintained. Regularly scheduled oil and filter changes are a must. With every oil change, your mechanic should check your transmission fluid, and coolant levels as well the level of your brake fluids. If there is an issue with any of these, it could be a sign of a bigger problem. Your mechanic should also be checking for wear ... read more

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