Topic: auto

Calculating the Cost of Auto Maintenance

SAN FRANCISCO – Upon receiving an unexpected bill to repair your car, it’s understandable if you have an emotional reaction. You might begin to wonder if it’s time to trade your old vehicle for something newer that needs less maintenance. However,…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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Video: Engine Oil Tips for High-End Cars

SUNNYVALE – Host, Sarah Rutan: When it comes to high-end car makes like BMW, it’s important to know what oil to use and how often to change it. Today we’re in Sunnyvale with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Ralph Foglein of European Auto…Read More

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Using the Right Engine Oil

SUNNYVALE – To ensure long-term vehicle performance, it’s crucial to use the correct type of engine oil. With the increasing sophistication of modern engines, this is no longer a mere matter of differentiating between 10W-30 and 10W-40. For example, high-end makes…Read More

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Demystifying the “Check Engine” Light

SAN ANSELMO – The “check engine” light may be the most commonly known dashboard warning light, but it’s also the most misunderstood, and for good reason: Not only can any number of issues cause it to come on, it can also…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: Understanding Your Timing Belt

SANTA ROSA − Host, Sarah Rutan: Due to the critical role a timing belt plays in vehicle operation, it’s worthwhile to gain a better understanding of what it does and how to maintain it. To learn more, we’re in Santa Rosa with Cody…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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Proper Maintenance of Modern Cars

SAN JOSE – Many of today’s newer vehicles (especially the high-end ones) utilize specialty products like synthetic oil, as well as specific types of coolants and transmission fluids. In addition to being relatively new, these products tend to cost more than…Read More

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How to Jumpstart Your Car

FREMONT − If you own a car, chances are you’ll need to jumpstart its engine at some point. Before attempting this, however, it’s important to know the proper procedure, as well as critical safety precautions. The most important thing to remember when…Read More

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