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Monthly Archives: September 2018

In a car accident in San Diego? Here’s what you need to do

Whether you are visiting San Diego or you are a resident, being involved in an accident can be a traumatic and frightening experience. It's important to know what action you need to take if an accident occurs. In the state of California you must stop if the accident involves a moving or parked car, a pedestrian, or property. Failing to do so could result in a hit and run charge. After assessing the situation, call the police and 911 for an ambulance if medical assistance is needed. Be prepared to provide the following information: your driver's license car license and registration name and address of your insurance company Make sure that you get the same information from the other driver as well as the names and addresses of any witnesses to the incident. Write down the name and badge number of any officers that arrive at the scene and make sure that you will be provided with a copy of the accident report. Report the accident to your insurance company ASAP ... read more

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San Diego’s Diesel Car Service

Do you own or are you considering buying a car with a diesel engine? If so, then you might want to investigate the advantages and disadvantages to having a diesel vehicle. On the plus side, diesel engines get significantly more miles to the gallon, so you won't have to fill up as often. Although older models have the reputation of being heavier polluters than cars that run on regular gas, big improvements have been made in this area in recent years. Some of the downsides to owning a diesel vehicle include the fact that only about 50% of filling stations carry this type of fuel, so you have to plan trips carefully to make sure there's a diesel station on your route. Common diesel engine problems such as the emission of smoke or a sudden decrease in acceleration power, however, are generally easy to diagnose and fix if you take your car to a certified mechanic like those at Transmasters. More than maintenance One of the biggest upsides to buying a diesel powered vehicle is th ... read more

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San Diego Clutch Repair & Replacement

The clutch in your car is a key part of its transmission, and its function is to transfer power from the engine to the transmission. When you "engage" the clutch, power goes from your car's engine to its rear wheels via the transmission and, voila! Your car is able to move. Conversely, when you "disengage" the clutch, the flow of power is interrupted, allowing your vehicle to stop while the engine continues to run. The clutch is made up of (4) basic parts — the flywheel, pressure plate, clutch disc, and the shaft which connects it to the transmission. If you drive a car with a manual transmission, you use the clutch pedal in order to shift from one gear to the other. Automatic transmissions use a "torque converter" to do the job. What are some of the warning signs that your clutch may need repairing or replacing? the transmission grinds when shifting gears transmission becomes stuck in reverse problems shiftin ... read more

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