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 »

Car Battery San Diego | Battery Replacement

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When that car battery finally gives up the ghost and it’s time to replace it – brilliant San Diego car owners have options. First, let’s be clear that you should always get a replacement battery that meets or exceeds your auto manufacturer’s specifications. But, you may have some vital special needs. When they first put the battery… Read more »

Transfer Case Service

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Question: I was told I need to have my transfer case serviced. What is that? Mira Mesa Automotive Answer: On a four-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicle, power needs to be transferred to both the front and rear axles. The transfer case is the mechanism that makes that happen. There are many drivetrain configurations out there, so we’ll just talk… Read more »