Topic: engine

Replacing Your Timing Belt

SANTA ROSA − One of the most important auto maintenance services is having your engine’s timing belt replaced. This critical component controls the rotation of the camshafts, synchronizing the sequence of valves opening and closing with the up-and-down movement of the pistons….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: Oil Change Tip for Older Vehicles

SAUSALITO − Host, Sarah Rutan: With the gradually changing consistency of motor oil products, owners of older vehicles need to know about a crucial maintenance tip. Today we’re in Sausalito with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Michael Gallup of A & A Automotive Corporation…Read More

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Video: Communication with your Auto Technician

OAKLAND − Host, Sarah Rutan: When it comes to solving a car problem, the information provided by the vehicle owner can make a significant impact. Today we’re in Oakland with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Glen Poy-Wing of Oakland Auto Works to learn more….Read More

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Improve the Diagnostic Process with Good Communication

OAKLAND − When your vehicle starts making unusual sounds or acting strangely, your first inclination should be to schedule a diagnostic appointment with your local auto repair shop. While a technician will typically be able to resolve the issue, you…Read More

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Video: Ways to Maximize Fuel Economy

SANTA ROSA − Host, Sarah Rutan: An important part of owning your vehicle is learning how to maximize your gas mileage. Today, we’re in Santa Rosa with Brett Pentecost of Wayne & Son’s Automotive Repair, to learn more. Brett Pentecost: As a consumer, there’s several…Read More

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Little-Known Factors that Affect Fuel Economy

SANTA ROSA − Most people know tire pressure can affect fuel economy, but there are several lesser-known factors that can have an equally significant impact. One of these is the condition of your engine air filter. When an air filter…Read More

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Video: Importance of Proper Fluid Levels

SANTA ROSA − Host, Sarah Rutan: In caring for your vehicle, its vital to maintain fluid levels to avoid damage. Today, we’re in Santa Rosa with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Dave Proffer of Empire Auto Repair & Smog to see…Read More

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“Check Engine” Light Tips

SANTA ROSA − Most drivers know to be concerned when their vehicle’s “check engine” light comes on, but few are aware of the potential complexity of the situation. Here are a few tips to help you better understand your “check…Read More

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Video: Solving the Rattling Noise in a Mini Cooper

MOUNTAIN VIEW – Host, Sarah Rutan: Are you hearing a rattling noise in your Mini Cooper? Today we’re in Mountain View with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Matthew Pataky of Sunnyvale Foreign Auto Car Service to learn what this noise might…Read More

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