Technician Training – At Mira Mesa Automotive, You’re In Good Hands

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Your auto’s so important to your life in San Diego: when it breaks down, you need it back on the road as soon as possible – with the problem fixed right the first time. If you’ve ever check into some of the training technicians at Mira Mesa Automotive receive, you may be surprised at how much knowledge and skill goes into diagnosing and… Read more »

Tire Tread Depth San Diego | Wheel Alignment

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Today’s Mira Mesa Automotive article focuses on the effect of tire tread depth on braking. When San Diego and La Jolla drivers talk about stopping power, they tend to focus on their brakes. But our tires are where the rubber meets the road. We have to have tires with enough traction to translate braking power into stopping power. Let’s concentrate… Read more »

Auto Care and Car Repair: Forced Induction | Turbochargers and Superchargers

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Most San Diego drivers associate turbochargers and superchargers with hot rods and racing. However, the number of everyday cars and trucks coming to San Diego from the factory with chargers is growing every year. You need three elements for combustion: fuel, oxygen, and ignition (spark plug in gasoline engines and compression in diesels). Superchargers and turbochargers deal… Read more »

Serpentine Belt

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Your serpentine belt drives your alternator and air conditioning compressor. The power steering and power brake pumps are driven by the serpentine belt in many San Diego vehicles. In some autos, the water pump is driven by the serpentine belt (in others it’s driven by the timing belt). The radiator cooling fan on some vehicles are also… Read more »