Simple Answers from Mira Mesa Automotive : Synthetic Oil

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  Question: What is synthetic oil and should I use it? Mira Mesa Automotive Answer: Regular oil, also called conventional oil, comes from dead dinosaurs. Conventional oil molecules are long hydrocarbon chains of various lengths. Imagine a bunch of pencils – some used and some brand new. Synthetic oil is often more highly refined petroleum-based… Read more »

Radiator Hoses

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  Your radiator hoses carry coolant between your engine and radiator. It’s an important job. If a hose fails, you could lose your engine coolant which might lead to overheating and very expensive engine damage so you want to make sure you always have good hoses. Radiator hoses are very resilient, but they are subject… Read more »

Oxygen Sensor

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  Many people hear the term “Oxygen Sensor” and figure it must have something to do with sensing oxygen, but don’t really know much beyond that. Let’s break it down: your vehicle has an oxygen sensor in the exhaust manifold that measures how much unburned oxygen there is in the exhaust. The sensor reports its… Read more »

What Mira Mesa Automotive Repair Customers Should Know

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There are some things Mira Mesa Automotive customers should know about automotive service and repair. First and foremost, Mira Mesa Automotive cares about you and your family’s safety. And they really appreciate your business. Mira Mesa Automotive wants to build a trusting relationship that becomes the foundation for a mutually beneficial experience for years to come…. Read more »

Wheel Alignment Service

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When all of your vehicle’s wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Hitting a road hazard in or even just the normal bumps and bounces of everyday driving in can cause your wheels to be out of alignment. This can lead to premature tire and suspension wear. Here are… Read more »