1. Warranties and Recalls

    These days, we walk to our cars, open the door and, after checking for robbers lurking in the backseat, jam the key into the ignition. With that three second crank of the ignition the expectation is that the car will turn over and we will be off, braving the streets of Mira Mesa. If that does not happen, it is a big deal. Some call a friend or their Dad, others may call an auto service and many si…Read More

  2. The Alternator and Electrical System

    Modern cars are basically big moving computers. It is said that if you take all of the wires out of a new Camaro and stretched them end to end, they would reach somewhere beyond the confines of the solar system. Is this true? Probably not, but it does bring up a great point, modern vehicles have massive electrical systems. Finding a broken wire in the massive wire looms of modern automobiles is ne…Read More

  3. The Miramar Automotive and Transmission Family

    Increasingly the idea of vehicle maintenance has been relegated to the realm of the super duper kwikie lube places that seem to pop up in every new shopping center. You know the type. The driver pulls up to a garage door and honks, the door opens and a kid with a clipboard and rubber gloves approaches the vehicle. Not to say that the whole process is creepy, but there are horror movies that utiliz…Read More

  4. Car Culture in California

    What is it about certain cars that makes some people stand up and take notice. Of course a pristine Chevelle or a well done ‘34 Ford will always attract attention it truly depends on the individual which vehicle really hits home. At Miramar Automotive and Transmission we are your local automotive experts, we don't care if you have a ‘51 Lincoln or a ‘17 Lexus RX 450h we are able to keep them…Read More

  5. Car Parts For the Layman

    Last time we spent some time discussing the importance of the timing belt. Sometimes it makes you wonder what the engineers are thinking when they put what is basically a glorified rubber band controlling major engine components. The job of a timing belt used to belong to a chain and surprisingly, the general reliability of vehicles has increased dramatically in the last 20 years. That being said,…Read More

  6. Pay Attention To Your Timing Belt

    Have you ever had a mechanic look at you and mumble something about a timing belt? Most of us have experienced this issue at one time or another and it can be an incredibly frustrating situation. At Miramar Automotive and Transmission we are experts at replacing timing belts on all sorts of vehicles and engine configurations. After all, your timing belt is one of the most important parts of your e…Read More

  7. Rise of the Machines

    Vehicles have changed so much in the last 30 years, one might wonder if we will even recognize the forms of transportation we will be utilizing. The fear that the machines will take over the world has been around for generations but has largely been relegated to the world of science fiction. The way things are going, the “rise of the machines” might not be too far off. We have thermostats that…Read More

  8. The Fourth of July Road Trip

    It’s summer and the fireworks are about ready to streak across the sky, creating brush fires and freaking out dogs everywhere. That’s right we are only a few days away from the freedom fest celebrating the signing of the declaration of independence. At Miramar Automotive and Transmission, we are proud to serve the great people of this amazing country. What truly makes this country great is the…Read More

  9. 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

  10. 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 transmis…Read More