1. Check Engine Light On? Read This First.

    This being 2017, as opposed to 1977, the vehicles we drive have all sorts of fail safe components and what are commonly referred to as “idiot lights”. Now, at risk of offense I would not casually use this term around your mother-in-law. It could be a bad idea to say, “Nana, can you buckle your seatbelt? I have an idiot light on.” She may be the grandmother to your children, but that might…Read More

  2. The Automatic Transmission

    At Miramar Automotive and Transmission, we are a full service transmission and automotive repair shop. We have been working on transmissions for over 30 years in Mira Mesa and have no intention of stopping. We offer a wide variety of services for almost any auto manufacturer currently in production, and many for those not around anymore. What we are truly passionate about is the automatic transmi…Read More

  3. Self Driving Cars. Are They Our Future?

    It is an interesting question for those who have thought about it. It seems that we have finally gotten to the point where cars mean so little that we would seriously consider self driving cars for sober people. Self driving cars will undoubtedly have their place, but isn't a self driving car the same as hailing an Uber and being dropped off at your destination? Why have a car? Why not take the b…Read More

  4. The Diesel

    Do you drive a diesel? These days diesels are more popular than ever and they carry with them their own baggage. The guys who have the massive exhaust stacks blasting through the truck bed, belching black smoke into the air with a mechanical roar;those guys are the ones we think about when the word diesel is mentioned. The fact of the matter is, diesels are much more than simply loud, lumbering b…Read More

  5. The Modern Mechanic

    One of the most valuable things you can do for yourself is learn a skill. It used to be that a young person was contracted out to a craftsman or artisan with the task of learning a trade. It used to be if your father was a carpenter, chances are you would be drafted into the trade yourself. This evolved into a system of apprenticeships like those that are still in place today for plumbers and ele…Read More

  6. The Old Days

    Generally, when we think of vehicle maintenance, the usual suspects come to mind. It means having your oil changed, air filter swapped out and the tires topped off, so that little light stops going on on the dash. Yes, that is a pretty solid representation of what goes into a routine vehicle service, and for most of us that is all we have to worry about on a regular basis. Well, if you are needin…Read More

  7. Welcome to Miramar Automotive and Transmission!

    It is our pleasure to welcome you to our online space and we hope you like it! You will find an interactive experience describing our services, information about us and our blog feed. We are proud to serve Mira Mesa and the surrounding areas of Rancho Bernardo, Mira Mesa, Scripps Ranch, Tierrasanta, Rancho Penasquitos, Rancho Santa Fe, La Jolla, Sorrento Valley and Del Mar. We offer world class s…Read More