Automotive Repair

Automotive Repair

  • AC Diagnostics for Your Vehicle

    air conditioning in a car

    At Performance Automotive, Inc in San Diego, we understand how important it is to have ice cold AC in your truck on a long, hot day. Whether you drive a Chevy, Ford, or Dodge diesel pickup, chances are you have a lot of cab to cool down, and a subpar AC just won’t cut it.

  • Are your seat belts working properly?

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    By now, the numbers are clear; seat belts save lives. But just wearing one isn’t enough - it needs to be working properly to actually keep you safe. Here’s what you need to know about the seat belts in your car, truck, or SUV, from Performance Automotive, Inc in San Diego, CA.

  • ASE Certified - What Does It Mean For You?

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    At Performance Automotive, Inc in San Diego, CA, precision and quality are our top priorities. That’s why we always employ ASE certified technicians - but what does that mean for you?

  • Bad Transmission? Fix It or Sell It?

    close up of a transmission in a car

    So, you’ve determined your transmission is bad. What next? Choosing what to do can be overwhelming, and you need someone you can trust to help you decide what work needs to be done. Performance Automotive, Inc in San Diego, CA is here to help you make the right decision when it comes to your transmission. There are a few things to consider when your transmission goes out. You might feel inclined to just get a new car, but should you? 

  • Cheap Parts Don’t Cut It and Warranties Matter

    car parts At Performance Automotive, Inc in San Diego, CA, we’re in the business of quality. Quality work, quality parts, and quality service keep a business going. Here is a quick rundown on why it’s important to install components that will perform reliably, and keep you taken care of in the event that they don’t.
  • Common Heater/AC Fan Switch Issues

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    At Performance Automotive, Inc in San Diego, we know how important climate control is to your driving experience. Not only does a fully functional heat and AC system keep you warm in the winter, and cool in the summer, it is vital to defrosting windows and keeping the air in your car circulating.

  • Could That Noise Be Your Suspension Bushings?

    suspension bushings

    At Performance Automotive, Inc in San Diego, CA, we understand how frustrating it is when your vehicle makes mysterious noises that it shouldn’t be making. Here’s a rundown on suspension bushings, to help you figure out what that sound is you keep hearing.

  • Diagnosing Those Dash Lights

    mechanic performing diagnostics

    Since the first automobile, vehicle electronics have become increasingly more complex with every passing era. In the modern-day, your car, truck, or SUV likely depends on an array of modules, sensors, and components that control every aspect of how your vehicle runs and drives. Here’s what you need to know about your vehicle’s electronics systems, from Performance Automotive, Inc in San Diego.

  • Do I really need new oxygen sensors?

    Oxygen Sensor

    At Performance Automotive, Inc in San Diego, CA, our goal is to keep your car, truck, or SUV reliable and in great shape. To us, it’s important that we’re paying attention to both your needs and the needs of your vehicle. When it comes to oxygen sensors, sometimes it seems a bit nebulous on what they actually do and why they’re important; we’re here to clear things up for you.

  • Do You Know How Your AC Works?

    hand on car air conditioning vent

    When you get in your car, truck, SUV, or minivan to drive and the A/C does not work what could be wrong? Here at Performance Automotive, Inc, we have some simple answers to help you understand how your vehicle A/C system works. The first question we are asked is "Why isn't my air conditioner blowing cold air?" Let's talk about what could be happening. 

  • Do You Smell One Of These Smells? It's Time To Bring Your Car In.

    girl smelling vents

    If you’ve owned a vehicle long, particularly one with a few miles on it, you have probably encountered a peculiar smell that grabbed your attention. Scents that you encounter while driving (emanating from your vehicle, not the horse farm down the road) are indicators of your vehicle's health and often the first warning that something may be wrong. Performance Automotive, Inc in San Diego has assembled this list to prepare for you for the next time you smell something odd, so you’ll know what’s going on next time you notice a funny smell.

  • Don't Forget a Coolant Flush!

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    At Performance Automotive, Inc in San Diego, CA, it’s important to us that your car, truck, or SUV is ready for any condition. Coolant flushes are an important part of getting your vehicle ready for winter - here’s why.

  • Exhaust Options for Fleet Trucks

    fleet of vehicles

    The exhaust on your truck is an important series of components, that work together to insure smooth, reliable operation. At Performance Automotive, Inc in San Diego, CA, we also know that exhaust systems are especially susceptible to damage and rust; pipes, mufflers, and other parts are exposed to hazards on the road, and to the environment. This situation, combined with caustic emissions and extreme heat, create a perfect opportunity for problems to arise.

  • External Components - Making Your Manual Transmission Work

    gear shift on a vehicle

    There are many parts and systems outside of the car’s transmission that is equally as important as the parts and systems inside the transmission. Without them, the transmission won’t do much. There’s no way to transfer power from the engine to the shafts, disengage it to shift the gears, or power the differential without them. Just in case you need us, at Performance Automotive, Inc in San Diego, CA, we can help keep your transmission in top shape, but here’s what you need to know.

  • Hints Your Transmission Is Failing

    transmission in car

    At Performance Automotive, Inc in San Diego, CA, we know that transmissions are witchcraft to most people. More often than not, if major damage has occurred, it’s a lot more time and cost-effective to just replace the entire unit and get a fresh start. Our trained technicians at Performance Automotive, Inc want to keep you informed so you are aware of what to look out for.

  • How can you tell if your transmission is slipping?

    transmission up close

    A slipping transmission is never a good thing. What causes it, what forms does it take, and how do you know if yours is slipping? From Performance Automotive, Inc in San Diego, CA, here’s what you need to know.

  • How Do I Choose A New Transmission?

    transmission

    At Performance Automotive, Inc in San Diego, CA, a big part of our job is helping you make decisions that are right for you, your car, truck or SUV. When it comes to replacing a transmission there are a lot of options out there, and we’re here to help you make the right choice. Our technicians can help you decide based on your budget, vehicle and lifestyle. We're here to get your car going again and earn your business in the future.

  • How Do I Choose the Right Repair Shop?

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    There are many factors that go into making Performance Automotive, Inc in San Diego, CA a repair shop that’s above the rest.

  • How Do I Know Whether To Replace My Engine?

    engine of vehicle

    If your car, truck or SUV is experiencing major engine issues, the technicians at Performance Automotive, Inc in San Diego, CA have you covered. You hear the engine knocking when it decides to start? Is there smoke pouring from your truck’s exhaust pipe? Whether you’re burning oil, your engine is on it’s last leg or has simply given up altogether, we can help. And if you’re not sure what you need, we can help with that too.

  • How is the Air Quality in Your Vehicle?

    technician holding a clean and dirty air filter comparison in the front seat of a car

    When driving around town, your vehicle's engine needs clean air to burn the fuel – and it needs a lot. In fact, a typical vehicle needs about 216,000 gallons of air for every tank of gas. All that air passes through a filter that catches the dust and dirt. Eventually, the filter gets completely full, and because the filter can only hold so much, dirt starts getting through. At Performance Automotive, Inc in San Diego, we want to help you get the best air quality in your vehicle, but first, we want to explain the process of where this dirty air is going. 

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San Diego, CA 92121
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