Car Repair

  • Common Mistakes That Ruin Transmissions

    mechanic talking to a customer

    At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, we see a lot of the same mistakes that cause a transmission to fail. With our help, you can avoid a preventable transmission failure and keep your car reliably on the road.

  • Do you have a bad spark plug?

    car in shop

    Spark plugs have been around since the beginning, and play as important a role now as they did a hundred years ago. It’s a good idea to replace them as a set at regular intervals, but sometimes one will go bad sooner than the rest for one reason or another. How do you know if you have a bad spark plug? Here are some indicators, from Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA.

  • ECU problems and reprogramming

    diagnostics

    If you drive a performance or luxury vehicle made by manufacturers like BMW, Mercedes, Subaru, Land Rover, Porsche, etc., you’re probably no stranger to state of the art electronics, sensors, and control systems. At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair, our technicians have the right knowledge, ability, and equipment necessary to keep your car or SUV in top-notch condition.

  • Have you checked your battery? If it looks like this - It's bad!

    bad battery

    When you are having trouble with your car or truck starting and you open the hood up to take a peek to see this....you'll see what an overly corroded battery looks like. This happens naturally over time on vehicle battery terminals.  If you are like 99% of normal Santa Rosa drivers, you don't check your oil or your battery so you don't keep an eye on the amount of corrosion that's building up on your car or truck battery.  Here at Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair, we do and there are solvents that we can use here in the shop during a battery maintenance service that will help slow the corrosion process but nothing that can prevent it 100%. Way before it gets to this point, we will be suggesting you consider replacing the battery. 

  • How often does a transmission need to be repaired?

    man in car

    Whether you’ve never had any trouble out of your transmission, or you are all too familiar with transmission issues, you may wonder how often a transmission requires repair. In truth, it really just depends. There are hundreds of different transmissions, some more reliable than others, with different levels of stress demanded of them. Age, mileage, type, and usage are all aspects of the transmission condition.

  • JASPER - Products You Can Trust

    Dennis Bertles a Navy Seabee Veteran

    At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair, LLC in Santa Rosa we provide only the best products to our customers and that’s why we are proud to partner with Jasper Engines and Transmissions. Every day at our shop we provide repairs for a multitude of customers who truly rely on JASPER products to keep their vehicles going strong. Meet Mr. Dennis Bertles, a Navy Seabee veteran and an awesome guy that loves his JASPER products. He depends on JASPER’s 3-year, 100,000-mile warranty and loves the products that they offer.  Mr. Bertles has a Jasper Vortec 5.3L long block engine replacement and a Jasper transfer case replacement in his 2005 Tahoe. Thank you Mr. Bertles for your service to our country and for your dedication to the JASPER brand.

  • Let's Talk About Your Fuel Gauge

    fuel in tank pumping

    If you drive a car, truck, or SUV that runs on gasoline, there's a good chance you’ve run it low on fuel a few times (or more than a few times,) and maybe even run out of gas completely a time or two. At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA, we like to provide information applicable to you. Running a vehicle low on fuel is something we’re all guilty of, and most of us don’t think twice about it. But, can it be bad for your car?

  • Looks Like A Problem? YES!

    Lady with car hood up - steam rising

    Sometimes it is EASY to see if your car or truck needs to come into our shop for professional repairs! 
    1.  You see steam rising from the engine!
    2.  The Check Engine Light is on!
    3.  The engine starts, but there is an odor that is not right.
    4.  You hear grinding or thumping noises.

  • Sometimes it is obvious, others we have to hunt for it!

    car wiring chewed up photo

    Here at Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa we often do diagnostics and sometimes the problem is obvious after hooking the car up to the computer and reading the codes.  However, sometimes it isn't obvious during a test drive or after hooking it up to all those computer programs!  You know there is a problem and a Check Engine Light is on with the fleet customer telling you the car has been having issues starting and the light has been going off and on depending on several factors.  No pattern, no simple answer but the problem becomes obvious when you start following the "threads of the issue" thanks to all that ASE Technician training.

  • Ways for fleet operators to reduce fuel consumption

    fleet cars

    Fleet operators know that a day’s work can burn through a lot of fuel. When it comes to multiple vehicles, even a slight change in the way vehicles are used can make a huge difference towards saving fuel, and money as a result. Whether you manage diesel trucks, fleet cars, or both, a little bit of effort can sometimes go a long way.Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA has a few tips you can use to keep fuel consumption low, that you may be interested in implementing throughout your fleet.

  • Jasper Pref
  • Acdelco
  • ASE
  • Bosch Automotive
  • Cummins Diesel
  • Customer Savings
  • Duramax Diesel
  • Fleet Services
  • Ford Power Stroke Diesel
  • Motorcraft Parts
  • Pet Friendly
  • RV Repair
  • Shuttle Service

Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair, LLC

1845 Piner Rd Unit B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Get Directions

location small (707) 546-3492
Email the Shop

SHOP HOURS

Weekdays:   8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturdays: By Appointment Only
Sundays: Closed

Make An Appointment