7 car tips before you take the Summer Vacation

7 car tips before you take the Summer Vacation

7 car tips before you take the Summer Vacation If you are planning your Summer vacation and if it involves your car or truck, then here are 5 tips you should do before you take that Summer Vacation. At Paradise Auto and Truck Center in San Marcos, we service all makes and models of foreign and domestic cars and trucks and that includes diesel engines! So what should I do to my car or truck before I take that Summer road trip? #1. Check all the fluid levels, including, getting an oil change and topping off all other fluids. Engine oil Transmission fluid Gasoline Antifreeze/coolant Radiator coolant Brake fluid Windshield washer fluid Power steering fluid #2. Check the tires for proper tread and proper air pressure in the tires. I like to ride with a little extra tire pressure than recommended for better gas mileage. #3. Check the wiper blades. During a road trip in the summer, it is common to encounter a late Summer’s afternoon storm. #4. Check the hoses and Belts. Be sure that the belts and hoses are tight. #5. Lights – it might seem like a trivial thing, but check all the lights & blinkers to ensure they are working properly. #6. Brakes – You don’t want to be on a trip and have your brakes start squeeking, so get them checked out before you go on your trip. #7. Battery – Again, a simple thing that usually works fine, but on long trips with the kids, cars now a days have multiple devices plugged into the car chargers, so check your battery charge before going...
Best Price on Brakes

Best Price on Brakes

Best Price on Brakes The best price for new brakes, brake service and brake repair is at Paradise Auto & Truck Center in San Marcos California. This auto and truck repair shop is family owned and operated, so you are always dealing with the owner, Charlie Marabella! One of the last honest mechanic, who believes in taking care of the customer first, and they will always come back to see you attitude and it sows by his repeat and referral customers! We recently took a trip to San Francisco and before we went on the trip, we took our car to Paradise Auto & Truck Center in San Marcos to see Charlie, so he could do a once over on our car. We had the oil changed and Charlie did a 24 point inspection on the car and all we needed was an oil change and some air in the tires and we were on our way! The trip went flawless, The car rode smooth. The air conditioner worked great as we reached temperatures of 111 degrees crossing some of the hot spots in California! Of course, they were having a heat wave, which for San Francisco, meant temperatures in the 70’s… Not really a heat wave there, but in the valley was a completely different story. It was HOT! The more I learn about my vehicle, the more I realize there is always a cheap way of doing things and there is a right way of doing things. If you hear your brakes begin to squeak while braking, bring your vehicle in to Paradise Auto & Truck Center...
Tire Alignment Wheel Alignment in San Marcos Ca

Tire Alignment Wheel Alignment in San Marcos Ca

Tire Alignment Wheel Alignment Now Available in San Marcos Ca at Paradise Auto & Truck Center! Tire alignment and Wheel alignment is part of the standard car and truck maintenance that consists of adjusting the angles of wheels so that they are parallel to each other and perpendicular to the ground. The purpose of these wheel alignments are to keep your car traveling straight and not pulling to the left or the right. With all the advances in vehicle technology and performance, it can seem daunting to keep up with all the required maintenance and repairs. That’s why I take my cars to Charlie Marabella of  Paradise Auto & Truck Center in San Marcos Ca. He takes care of everything. I don’t even have to know how to change my oil. In fact, I’ve never lifted the hood on my car to even look at the engine and never to fix something! Are you kidding me? It’s not like fixing a 1965 VW Bug, which was my first car and was such a simple engine, I could do all the work myself at 16 years old, but not with the advancement of newer cars. There are so much electronics now a days, the cars even tell you when they need an oil change now. Yes, we sure have come a long way in terms of advancement of cars. Shortly, you will see driverless cars and cars that will attach themselves to each other like a train of cars going down the freeway. Top five common signs your vehicle is in need of an alignment. 1.) You are driving down the...
$69 Wheel Alignment Tire Alignment

$69 Wheel Alignment Tire Alignment

$69 Wheel Alignment Tire Alignment At paradise Auto *& Truck Center in San Marcos, we have a wheel alignment special going on for only $69.00 for most cars and some light trucks. If you have a car or truck that is pulling to the left or the right, then bring it in for our $69 wheel alignment special. If you drive an over sized car, SUV or truck, then your price is slightly higher, but not to worry, Charlie Marabella is the owner and he will always give you a great price! What is a wheel alignment and why is it important? A wheel alignment is the process of adjusting the angles of wheels so that they are parallel to each other and perpendicular to the ground. The purpose of these adjustments is to reduce wear and tear in the tires to help improve the life of the tires and to ensure that vehicle travel is straight and true, without pulling to the left or the right. At Paradise Auto and Truck Center, we have this amazing tire alignment machine that allows us to service every aspect of your car or truck. From brakes, new tires, tire rotation, tire balance, tire rotation and tire alignment can all be handled in one appointment at Paradise Auto & Truck Center in San Marcos. Take a look at the wheel alignment machine in action. Don’t forget to balance those tires every time you rotate them. Keeping your tires inflated properly and rotating your tires on a regular basis allows for a more even wearing of the tire and will last longer than if you...
Tire Alignment Wheel Balance Tire Rotation

Tire Alignment Wheel Balance Tire Rotation

Tire Alignment Wheel Balance Tire Rotation In San Marcos, Ca., Paradise Auto & Truck Center is now offering New Discounted Tires, Wheel balance and tire alignment. For the past several years now, we have been improving the auto repair services that we offer by adding top notch mechanics who know how to fix the problem the first time. One new feature is this amazing tire alignment machine. This beauty allows us to to service all of our customers needs. Now, we are happy to announce, Paradise Auto & Truck Center can install, balance and align tires for all makes and models of cars and trucks! Why is that important? Well, for one, you won’t have to take your car or truck to one shop for tires and alignment and to another repair shop for service. Paradise Auto & Truck Center in San Marcos has it all. We are family owned and operated and specialize in taking care of the community of San Marcos and beyond. From giving rides back to the home or office to dropping the car or truck off when it is done, Paradise Auto & Truck Center is here to help you and to service the community. Keeping the wheel alignment straight on your car or truck as well as keeping your tires inflated at the proper tire pressure is one key tip to having your tires last. The life expectancy of a tire will vary as road conditions, driving habits and tire pressure changes over the life of a tire. Keeping your tires properly inflated and rotated regularly, will help you get the most life from your...
Urbach Roofing has a VIP Commercial Account

Urbach Roofing has a VIP Commercial Account

Urbach Roofing has a VIP Commercial Account If you run a local business with a fleet of vehicles of two or more, then you qualify for Paradise Auto & Truck Center’s VIP Fleet Service Account. We want your fleet vehicles. We service all makes and models of cars and trucks, including diesel engine vehicles to hybrid’s. Our VIP Fleet service is just right for you and your company. We can service everything from brakes and tires to engines and transmissions. Located on San Marcos Blvd in San Marcos, Charlie Marabella, the owner is always there for you! I can’t even remember the last time he took a vacation. Come on down to Paradise Auto and Truck Center and be treated like family. Always low prices, always hones and affordable. family owned and operated for years at the same location here in San Marcos. Call us today for your next appointment at 760-471-7871 One of the biggest advantages of having Paradise Auto & Truck Center service your commercial vehicles is that we can take care of all your vehicles. From the large work trucks with diesel engines to imports, from small hybrid vehicles to standard Asian & Domestic cars and trucks, Paradise Auto & Truck Center is your place to take all your vehicles. We are family owned, honest & affordable. Another reason to take your vehicles to Paradise Auto & Truck Center is how easy it is to do business with us. Simply call and make your appointment and we will be there ready to service your vehicles with open bays for fast, friendly service. We will immediately have our ASE...