Preventing The Five Most Common Auto Repairs

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No one gets excited about an surprise trip to our repair shop, no matter how nice we are. Here are the top five most common repairs you can avoid through proper maintenance. Costs quoted in this list are national averages, and may not reflect your situation.

End of Summer Marks Perfect Time for Car Care

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Preventative maintenance now can help ensure worry-free driving this winter

The vacations are over, the kids are back in school and cooler evenings have begun. Take advantage of the lull to prepare your vehicle for the winter ahead. Even though we live in a nice weather city, many of us travel to Big Bear, Julian or other near-by mountain areas. Breakdowns, never convenient, can be dangerous in cold weather period. The following tips from ASE should give parent and student alike a road map to fall car care.

Encinitas Little League All-Stars Keep Winning

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Encinitas Little League keeps winning and hopefully baseball’s gods will keep repaying Brian Mazone. ELL has a heck of an All-Star team, one that advanced to Friday’s Western Regional semifinal in San Bernardino. It also has a whale of a pitching coach in Mazone, someone who nearly got as far as the major leagues.

Dog Days Coming Back To Cardiff

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For one day a year for the past nine years, Cardiff-by-the-Sea goes to the dogs — literally. The Cardiff 101 Main Street group’s Cardiff Dog Days, set for Aug. 9, is billed as the county’s largest canine-centric event. Between the six dog contests, pet adoptions and the Blessing of the Dogs (yes, the dogs are blessed by the Tibetan Meditation Center) it’s a must-do for four-legged friends, organizers said.