What are u-joints, and how can you diagnose a bad one?

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U-joints are a small, simple component - in fact, they have changed much since the very first automobiles. However, on any vehicle with a driveshaft, its ability to move depends entirely on the u-joint being there. You’ll often hear “maybe it’s the u-joints” as a solution offered for problems with a vehicle - but what are they, what do they do, and how do you know if yours is bad? Performance Automotive, Inc in San Diego, CA has the answers.

Keeping your diesel fleet trucks on the road longer.

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Keeping your fuel system maintained will prevent premature parts failure and poor running conditions. Here at Performance Automotive, Inc we have tips on the important aspects of diesel fuel system maintenance, to keep your diesel fleet trucks running smoothly - longer.

Air. Air in the system causes all kinds of issues, from hard starting, poor running conditions, or an engine that won’t run at all. If too much air gets in the system, the fuel pump won’t be able to deliver fuel, and the engine will stall, die, or fail to start.  Air enters the system via a leak or a bad seal - a deteriorated o-ring, worn component, faulty hose, or otherwise. Here we inspect your lines and connections to ensure they are in good shape and track down any leaks we notice air in the system.

Warning - Your Transmission May Be Failing

Transmission

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. Here’s what to look out for, from Performance Automotive, Inc in San Diego, CA.

Your Guide to Tires - When to Replace and What to Replace Them With

Tires

Your tires are obviously important. However, it’s often underappreciated how much of a difference they make in the ride quality of your car, truck, or SUV, and what they can tell you about the condition of your vehicle. At Performance Automotive, Inc in San Diego, CA, we like to keep you well informed on what your vehicle is telling you, and how to keep it in good shape. Your tires have a lot to do with that.

Take a break and let's look at your brakes

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Obviously, your brakes are pretty important. At Performance Automotive, Inc in Performance Automotive, Inc, we are here to make sure your car, truck, or SUV stops like it should.

Your brake system is made of many components that all have to work correctly for your brakes to operate seamlessly. If one thing needs to be repaired, the whole system is compromised. Brake pads, rotors, hoses, calipers, and metal lines all play a part in stopping your car. Our team is equipped to make sure all of those parts are in working order, so you can be safe on the road ahead. 

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Performance Automotive, Inc

location small7629 Carroll Rd
San Diego, CA 92121

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Weekdays:   8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturdays: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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