Abraham Chavez
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Owner of Griffin's Auto Repair. Come visit us at our downtown location for all your auto repair needs!

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Big Bear Mountain Travel Tips

It’s not often that the phrases “prepare your car for winter driving” and “Southern California road trips” are heard together. But with this season’s near record snow fall, skiers and snowboarders from across the region are headed to the slopes

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Tips for Winterizing Your Vehicle

winterizing your Dan Diego vehicle

Yes even in sunny San Diego, it is important to prep your vehicle to get it winter ready. Whether you plan on driving to the mountains to enjoy skiing or just want to make sure your car is ready for

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Common BMW Auto Repairs

BMWs are some of the finest vehicles on the road today. Made in Germany and recognized for their power, safety, and styling, BMWs capture the attention of drivers, passengers and on-lookers the world over. Yet despite their reputation for high

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When Is The Right Time For Cooling System Maintenance?

Putting off auto repairs for your car or truck is a poor habit.  Just like going to the doctor’s office for that pain that won’t go away or scheduling an appointment with the dentist for that achy tooth, many people

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Surpass 100,000 Miles with On-Time Auto Repair and Maintenance

Many years ago, it was a rarity to drive a vehicle up to or passed 100,000 miles. Usually the type of car owner who accomplished such a feat was known for going to great lengths to ensure that every auto

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Update on the Volkswagen Emissions Scandal: What You Need to Know

After years of promoting clean-burning diesel in its four-cylinder vehicles, Volkswagen’s house-of-cards scheme came crashing down in September 2015. This is when the automaker revealed that it had been cheating emissions tests. Rather than building a better, more energy efficient

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How to Avoid Buying a Lemon, a Car Immune to Auto Repairs

For drivers on a budget, and even those who aren’t, purchasing a used vehicle can save you a ton of cash. And in San Diego, those savings cash likely go towards the sunshine tax. Cars last much longer today than

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Common Car Repair Question: Are Tire Rotations Really Necessary?

In a word, yes. Rotating your vehicle’s tires is a good way to make sure they wear more or less evenly over their lifetime. This can also ensure that the vehicle’s suspension system or chassis does not get damaged as

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New to BMWs? What You Need to Know about BMW Repairs and More

BMW vehicles standout for both their stylish looks and performance capabilities. Yet finding the right model to suit your needs and within your price range can be a daunting task. BMWs are not inexpensive cars and it makes sense to

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Summertime VW Vanagon and Westfalia Repair and Maintenance

Keeping your vehicle in the cool zone this summer can be problematic if you own an older model VW Vanagon, Westphalia or Eurovan. Whether they have air-cooled or water cooled engines, regular maintenance and attention is needed to keep your

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