Topic: auto maintenance

Video: 5-Minute Vehicle Safety Inspection

NOVATO – Host, Sarah Rutan: To confirm vehicle safety before you drive, it’s helpful to know a quick yet comprehensive procedure. Today we’re in Novato with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Jorge Vasquez of J.E.V. Automotive to learn more. Diamond Certified Expert Contributor,…Read More

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5-Minute Vehicle Safety Inspection

NOVATO – As drivers, most of us have become programmed to grab our keys, hop in the car and drive away, without giving a second thought to whether our vehicles are in optimal operating condition. And understandably so—99 percent of the…Read More

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Video: Rethinking Transmission Flushes

ANTIOCH – Host, Sarah Rutan: A transmission flush is a popular service, but according to some automotive professionals, it may not be such a good idea. Today we’re in Antioch with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Chester Kniss of Delta Transmission to learn…Read More

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Transmissions: To Flush or Not to Flush?

ANTIOCH – Much like a “quick stop” oil change, a transmission flush provides a fast and affordable means of maintaining a vital vehicle component. However, upon closer inspection, this convenient service may not be as good an idea as it appears….Read More

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Video: Maintaining Your Shocks

SAN FRANCISCO − Host, Sarah Rutan: Even though they’re commonly overlooked, shocks play a critical role in vehicle safety and performance, which is why proactive maintenance is a must. Today we’re in San Francisco with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Walee Gon of Faxon…Read More

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Maintaining Your Shocks

SAN FRANCISCO − A car’s tires may be “where the rubber meets the road,” but another important aspect of a vehicle’s traction is its shocks. Unfortunately, unlike tires, shocks tend to be overlooked, which is why the first time you typically hear…Read More

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Video: Professional Care for a High-End Vehicle

SAN JOSE – Host, Sarah Rutan: If you drive a high-end vehicle, it’s critical that your auto repair shop understands the specific products and services it requires. To learn more, we’re in San Jose with Joe Galas of Cartex One Stop…Read More

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Video: Engine Fluid Maintenance

SAN RAFAEL − Host, Sarah Rutan: When it comes to maintaining your vehicle, one of the most important things you can do is pay attention to vital engine fluids. Today we’re in San Rafael with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Ken DeMartini of Japan…Read More

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How to Prevent Catastrophic Engine Failure

SAN RAFAEL − Most catastrophic engine failures stem from a lack of lubrication, whether engine oil or transmission fluid. In either case, being proactive about ongoing fluid maintenance is the key to maximizing the life of your vehicle’s engine. Engine oil One…Read More

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Video: Maximizing the Life of Your Fuel Pump

ALBANY − Host, Sarah Rutan: When it comes to your vehicle’s fuel pump, one simple habit can make a substantial difference in enhancing its lifespan. Today we’re in Albany with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Mike Schwarzbart of Berkeley Motor Works to learn…Read More

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