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 »

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 »

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 »