Topic: auto maintenance

Video: Calculating Auto Maintenance Cost

SAN FRANCISCO – Host, Sarah Rutan: If it seems like you’re paying too much to maintain your car, do some calculations—you might be surprised by what you find. Today we’re in San Francisco with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Hans Art of Hans…Read More

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Video: Crucial Info on PZEVs

SUNNYVALE – Host, Sarah Rutan: If you drive a partial zero emissions vehicle, make sure you’re aware of its unique warranty conditions. Today we’re in Sunnyvale with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Ralph Foglein of European Auto Works to learn more. Diamond Certified…Read More

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Partial Zero Emissions Vehicles (PZEVs)

SUNNYVALE – If you drive a newer car, there’s a chance it’s a partial zero emissions vehicle (PZEV). PZEVs have zero evaporative emissions from their fuel systems, and they also come with a 15-year/150,000-mile warranty on their emission-control components. In some…Read More

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Video: The Myth of Unnecessary Maintenance

ROHNERT PARK − Host, Sarah Rutan: Today’s car owners are being warned about auto shops recommending “unnecessary maintenance,” but is this really a legitimate concern? Today we’re in Rohnert Park with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Mike Pogojeff of Automotive Excellence to learn more….Read More

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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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