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The Used Car Blog

We want consumers everywhere to feel confident about their ability to engage in the used car process on their own terms. We’re going to be posting articles about every aspect of buying used cars, from giving you tips on how to judge the condition of a used car to knowing your way around financing options to what you should look for when test driving a vehicle.

Are Fuel Additives Necessary?

April 20th, 2019 by

Take a walk through any auto parts store or read any automotive magazine, and you’re likely to see any number of fuel additives or oil additives touting to “improve fuel economy,” “increase oil change intervals,” and “save you money.” Automakers, fuel distributors, and oil manufacturers are in the business of producing vehicles, fuels, and oils…

What’s the Difference Between Conventional and Synthetic Oil?

April 13th, 2019 by

Engine oil changes are perhaps one of the first things that come to a person’s mind when they think of regular maintenance, and indeed it is the most-common maintenance item every single car needs, every 5,000 to 10,000 miles. Aside from oil viscosity, usually specified by the automaker, another common question is often raised: “Conventional…

Why is Auto Repair So Expensive?

March 23rd, 2019 by

May auto repair shops now charge north of $100 per hour. However, when it comes to counting the costs of driving, whether it’s to work, school, or whatever you’re doing this weekend, auto repair and regular maintenance are often the most forgotten. Even drivers who plan for maintenance may not plan for unexpected repairs, such…

The Difference between a Service Contract and a Warranty

December 15th, 2018 by

Automotive service contracts are a staple in the used car business, but you may know them by another name, “extended warranty.” You might even be familiar with these terms outside the automotive sphere, such as when buying electronic devices or appliances, but there is a bit of confusion, which leads some to financial pain of…

DIY Auto Repair: When Should You NOT?

November 17th, 2018 by

If you have a little mechanical aptitude, can follow instructions, and have a good DIY auto repair toolbox, maintaining and repairing your own vehicle isn’t all that difficult. Thanks to the internet, you don’t even have to have a mechanic-buddy to help you: there are videos and blogs covering all kinds of DIY auto repair…

How to Maintain or Improve Fuel Economy

November 17th, 2018 by

Look at every new car and many used cars, and you’ll likely notice two things: the EPA Fuel Economy and Emissions label for new cars and “Fuel Sipper” or “Thrifty” for used cars. Even at home or on the job, fuel economy might be of some importance to you, whether refueling costs are sucking away…

Driving Habits that Help Your Car Last Longer

October 20th, 2018 by

Interestingly, many people know why cars break down, but never really think about what makes a car last longer. True, you could just turn the key and drive, change the oil occasionally, and get rid of the car when it gets too expensive to run, but there are ways you can help your car last…

The Importance of TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitor System)

October 20th, 2018 by

Tires are literally your only connection to whatever road you travel, so it goes without saying that they are critically important to your vehicle’s performance, fuel economy, ride quality, and safety. While tire wear represents a long-term concern, usually wearing out in 25,000 to 50,000 miles, tire pressure is a more immediate concern, fluctuating day…

When and How to Change Engine Oil

August 25th, 2018 by

When you get into a new car or used car, one of the first things you likely will ask is how to maintain it or how well it has been maintained. In the case of a used car, knowing whether or not it’s been maintained, such as by seeing oil change records and other service…

When and How to Rotate Tires

June 2nd, 2018 by

Most good unicycles have one, bicycles a pair, and all cars at least four. Of course, we’re talking about tires, which serve several purposes on the modern automobile. Tires give vehicles the traction they need to get around on some of the most demanding terrain our State has to offer, from pothole-ridden city streets or…

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400 North Johnson Ave El Cajon, CA

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Phone: (619) 588-4349

400 North Johnson Ave El Cajon, CA


Phone: (619) 588-4349

400 North Johnson Ave El Cajon, CA
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