Engines

  • Are oil changes getting more expensive?

    oil being put into the car

    At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA, it’s important to us that you see the value in the work we do. Over the course of the past decade, depending on what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive, it may seem like oil changes have gotten more expensive, and there’s a lot of differentiation in pricing at different locations. What’s going on?

  • Bad engine mounts, why is it a problem for you?

    working on a truck on a lift

    Failed engine mounts are an irritating issue to live with causing your car or truck to vibrate and you don't know why. At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA, we can help, no matter what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive and it is an easy issue to detect on a test drive.

    There are a few indicators your engine mounts need to be replaced. For one, you can do a visual inspection, if they’re accessible enough - if they looked cracked, smashed, or dry-rotted, it’s probably time for new ones.  If the engine visibly shakes while it’s running, engine mounts are also likely the culprit.  However, if you are like most drivers you simply get in and drive on down the road until something is different or a light comes on!   Then you call our shop for help!

  • Cheap Parts Don’t Cut It and Warranties Matter

    car parts At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA, we’re in the business of quality. Quality work, quality parts, and quality service keep a business going. Here is a quick rundown on why it’s important to install components that will perform reliably, and keep you taken care of in the event that they don’t.
  • Dash Warning Lights to Watch For!

    battery warning light

    It doesn't matter if you are driving a car or truck, jeep or SUV, a diesel 4x4 or a classic when those dash warning lights go off the first thing you do is think "how bad is it?" and "how much will it cost me?" followed quickly by "when was my last service visit?"!!  Driving your vehicle longer safely is all about getting it serviced based on what your vehicle manual recommends and these warning lights are alerting you to a situation that requires your attention. 

    While not all warning lights are a sign that disaster is imminent, no warning indicator light should ever be ignored!

  • Diesel engines: the essentials

    mechanic working on diesel engine

    When you think about diesel engines, you probably think about large trucks and machinery, and maybe a few oddball cars over the years.  But how long has diesel really been around, and why is it used the way it is today? Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA has the answers you need to become more in-tune with your diesel truck and engine. 

  • Do I really need new oxygen sensors?

    Oxygen Sensor

    At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA, our goal is to keep your car, truck, or SUV reliable and in great shape. To us, it’s important that we’re paying attention to both your needs and the needs of your vehicle. When it comes to oxygen sensors, sometimes it seems a bit nebulous on what they actually do and why they’re important; we’re here to clear things up for you.

  • Don't Forget a Coolant Flush!

    hand screwing lid off of coolant

    At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA, it’s important to us that your car, truck, or SUV is ready for any condition. Coolant flushes are an important part of getting your vehicle ready for winter - here’s why.

  • Engine Gone Bad? Here Are Some Options

    Under the hood

    You’ve decided to replace your engine - but what do you replace it with? There are a few different options out there, and Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA has the info you need.

  • How do you jump start your car?

    jumper cables being held by person in front of car

    If you drive a luxury or performance vehicle, you’re an owner of a reliable machine. Still, occasionally problems do arise. On vehicles like these, with so many electronics, a dead battery is a common issue. At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair we want to keep our customers informed, here’s how to jump-start your vehicle safely. 

  • Is it time to replace your engine?

    At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA, we know it isn’t always easy deciding what to do next when it comes to major engine repairs. Fortunately, that’s what we’re here for - to help you make the best decision for your situation.

  • Is your vehicle heater blowing cold?

    heater in car

    The climate control system in your car works hard to keep you at a comfortable temperature. If you’re having heater issues, trust the performance car specialists with us at Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in [BUSINESS_LCOATION] to get you comfortably back on the road.

  • Leaky Injectors Need Your Attention

    Injector

    At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA, we see our fair share of damage that could’ve been prevented. Leaking injectors are one of the main ways a diesel engine can meet its demise - but the good news is, engine failure can be avoided, as long as the problem is taken care of.

  • Let Us Be Your Engine Specialists

    Man with clipboard checking under hood of car

    At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA, we specialize in engine maintenance, service, customization, and repair. All of our technicians are equipped with the best equipment and training in the industry to ensure they know exactly what your specific engine needs are, no matter what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive.

  • 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.

  • Modern piston design, and what that means for you

    pistons in a vehicle

    There’s a good chance you don’t know much about pistons or engine building, which is why you rely on the technicians at Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA when your vehicle has a problem. However, there’s some practical information regarding modern engine design that helps you better care for your vehicle, and keep it going strong. Here are some important aspects of modern piston design, and what it means for you.

  • New Engine Options Available for Chevrolet and GMC Vehicles!

    GM Gen V 5.3L GDI engine

    Here at Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA we offer only the best products for our Santa Rosa, CA drivers and the new GM Gen V 5.3L GDI engine from our partner Jasper Engines & Transmissions, who is the nation’s leader in remanufactured engines and drivetrain products, make no exception.

    When you experience issues with your Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban, Yukon, or Sierra (Hybrid) you now have an option to KEEP your vehicle and install a New JASPER GM Gen V 5.3L GDI engine which comes with their 3 yr | 100,000-mile Parts & Labor nationwide warranty which is fully-transferrable. That vehicle you love is now ready for lots of vacation trips and hard work.

    The JASPER way is to fix any issues with the engine and re-design any inherent problems in the original product which is why they have been a leader in the market since 1942! We love their products because we know our customers can depend on the quality as well as the warranty if there should be an issue which brings complete peace of mind.

  • New Engine or New Car - Weighing Out Your Options

    Engine Maintenance

    You’ve determined it’s time to get rid of the engine you have, along with all of its issues. You’re probably considering getting something new altogether, and you’re tired of this one giving you issues. Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA is here to help you make the call.

    If your car, truck, or SUV has really been put through the wringer, it might be time for a new one. However, before you decide to throw in the towel there are a few things you should consider.

  • New JASPER Option for Medium-Duty On-Road Trucks

    Cummins 6.7L

    At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair we offer only the best products to our Santa Rosa drivers, that’s why we’re excited to announce the expanded availability of the Cummins 6.7L ISB/QSB Rear Gear Running Complete engine from our partner Jasper Engines & Transmissions. JASPER is the nation’s leader in remanufactured engines and drivetrain products.

    If you are experiencing issues with the current engine on your 2013-2018 medium-duty on-road trucks, agriculture, construction, and industrial applications you now have an affordable option for an engine replacement. This engine is available with and without head studs and is completely remanufactured using a standard set of new parts. At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair, we love JASPER products because we know that our customers can depend on the quality of the product while having peace of mind because of the warranty this great company offers.

  • Oil Leaks

    oil cap on car

    Are you leaking oil? Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA can help. Oil leaks mess up your driveway and make a mess under the hood. It can also get pricey constantly having to fill the engine, not to mention inconvenient.

  • Out With the Old - Engine Replacement Options for Fleet Vehicles

    car hood up

    Once you’ve determined a vehicle needs to have the engine replaced and is in good enough shape to keep on the team, it’s time to find an engine. Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA is here to help you choose the right one. There are a variety of replacement options when it comes to engines.

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