Vehicle Maintenance

  • What Does That Check Engine Light Mean?

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    It’s a busy morning, you’ve finally gotten everyone where they need to be and you’re just pulling into the parking lot at work when your dash light starts glaring at you. Your check engine light shines bright, but you have no idea why. Whether you can tell a difference in the way your car, truck, or SUV is running, your car is trying to tell you something. At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA, we can help!

  • What Happens When You Don’t Change Your Oil?

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    At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA, we recommend always making it a priority to change your oil on time. Here’s a look into why it’s so important, and what happens if you don’t keep up with oil changes.

    Sludge - If oil stays in an engine too long, sludge begins to build up anywhere oil can go. The oil absorbs tiny debris and contaminants, kind of like a liquid sponge - once it’s at capacity, that oil begins to stick, clog, and build up throughout the engine. Small veins that carry oil to components like actuators, turbos, and bearings will become blocked, starving critical components of oil and causing component or engine failure.

  • What Is Your Mechanic Looking for In a Used Car Inspection?

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    At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA, we know buying a used car, truck, or SUV can be a gamble. While there are no guarantees, there are key points of inspection that tell us a lot about the condition of a vehicle and how it has been maintained. There are some important points of the inspection we verify when checking out a used vehicle.

  • What should you do if you blow a tire?

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    The best way to deal with a blown tire is to prevent it from happening in the first place. However, eventually, a flat tire is going to occur, and it’ll most likely be when you least need it. From Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA, here’s what you need to do.

  • Which tires do I need

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    There are multiple types of tires on the market for almost every car, truck, or SUV. Once you decide it's time to replace your tires, the choice can be overwhelming. The type of tire you want depends on a variety of factors, from climate to how you drive. At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA, our technicians have been trained to help you make that choice. Here’s a short rundown of common street tires that will suit your needs.

  • Why do vehicles burn oil?

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    When your car, truck, or SUV is burning oil, it can be frustrating and costly. There are numerous reasons an engine will burn oil - these range from an altogether worn out engine to a simple part replacement. At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA we want to keep you informed, here's what you need to know about why your engine might be burning oil.

  • Why is there a puddle under my car?

    Cars, trucks, and SUVs use and create multiple liquid substances. Here’s what you need to know about the puddle of liquid under your vehicle, from Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA. There are a few different substances that can pool under an automobile, and some are more serious than others. Knowing what to look for and what to do could save you from hassle with your vehicle in the long run. 

  • Why Is Your Transmission Important

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    If there’s one thing we know at Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA, it's the importance of a transmission. While engines get a lot of the spotlight in conversations about vehicles, we know that the transmission is the unsung hero of your automobile. We want you to know just how important it is, too.

  • Why Is Your Vehicle Draining Your Battery?

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    At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, we know how annoying a dead battery can be. Here’s some information on the subject, that will hopefully help you understand your battery issues a little better.  If your battery dies after your car, truck, or SUV sits for a few hours, the battery itself isn’t necessarily the problem. While having the battery tested is a good place to start, many people mistakenly make a bad battery diagnosis, when actually something in the electrical system is to blame.

  • Why It's Important To Wash Your Car

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    Everyone has different habits when it comes to washing their vehicle. Many people see it as a purely cosmetic thing, so as long as their vehicle is running and driving right they don’t see a point in washing it all that often. In actuality, washing your vehicle is also an important aspect of maintenance and making a vehicle last. Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA has some vehicle washing tips for you, to keep your vehicle in shape for years to come.

     

  • Why you need routine service.

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    Routine services are routine for a good reason. Schedule them with us here so we can be sure that your vehicle stays in the best shape. Here’s a look into what happens when routine services aren’t performed, from Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA.

  • Your brake lights work?

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    If your brake lights are giving you trouble, it’s something you want to get fixed. It’s a safety hazard, and you might also get a ticket out of it. Why aren’t they working, and what can you do about it? Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA has the answers.

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