Mechanic

  • A Guide To Your Vehicles Air Filters

    air filter being added the engine

    Air filters are an important part of vehicle maintenance. What many people don’t realize is you actually have two filters; one for your engine and a cabin filter to filter the air coming into your car. Both of them function the same way but have entirely different purposes. They are often neglected, particularly the cabin filter, and yours may need to be changed right now. This guide, provided by Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, highlights the importance of filters, symptoms of an overused one, and how to maintain them.

  • ASE Certified Technician for Transmission Care

    At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA, we understand that the care for your vehicle is in the details. Transmission work, more so than any other type of maintenance or repair, requires a keen eye and specific know-how.

  • Benefits to Cleaning or Replacing Your Headlight Assemblies

    man polishing headlights

    In the old days, when your headlight burned out you just replaced the entire thing with a new glass bulb. Modern headlights are plastic assemblies, with a bulb inserted through the back. What this means, is that the plastic lens that light shines through never gets replaced, and eventually will begin to oxidize and deteriorate due to time, weather, and heat from your bulb. Today you will learn when it’s time to fix or replace your headlight assemblies, what options you have in doing so, and what the benefits are.

  • Best Questions to Ask A Mechanic

    A good technician will give your vehicle a quick inspection whenever you have maintenance performed. Fluid levels, tire condition, dashboard lights, and a variety of other items typically are briefly explored whenever you bring your vehicle in for maintenance. At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA, we're good at noticing things that need repair, but the fact of the matter is that only you know your vehicle. You know when your vehicle feels off when its been serviced last (or that it hasn't been serviced at all,) and have at least some vague idea of what’s going on with your vehicle day to day. Here are some questions you can ask us next time you come by the shop:

  • Bumper Cover Damaged Or Loose?

    bumper on a white car with lights on

    Your bumper covers are always in danger. Between other drivers, obstacles in the road, flash floods, or any other hazard you may encounter, at some point it’s likely your bumper covers will accrue some damage. At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA, we can fix that.

  • Common Heater/AC Fan Switch Issues

    hand over aircondition

    At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, we know how important climate control is to your driving experience. Not only does a fully functional heat and AC system keep you warm in the winter, and cool in the summer, it is vital to defrosting windows and keeping the air in your car circulating.

  • Diesel Fuel Systems - How They Work, and How to Maintain Them

    vehicle with smoke coming out the back

    No matter what type of fleet vehicles or commercial trucks you maintain, the fuel system on your diesel is an integral part of keeping you on the road. Gas systems are pretty simple - there’s basically just a pump that pushes gasoline to the injectors. Diesels are a bit more complicated.

  • ECU problems and reprogramming

    ecu diagnostic

    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.

  • Flat tire? Here’s what to do

    changing a tire

    If you spend much time on the road, you’ll eventually encounter a flat tire on your vehicle. At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA we want to prepare you for what you should do next.

  • How Do I Fix My Manual Transmission Problem?

    mechanic working on car

    Manual transmissions are generally more reliable than automatic transmissions. They don’t have as many parts, aren’t as complex, and can take a lot more abuse. However, if an issue is allowed to persist, more and more damage to surrounding components on your manual transmission will occur. Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA can help you take care of your car as soon as you notice a problem.

  • How Do You Maintain Your Turbocharger?

    turbocharger under hood of car

    The turbo on your diesel pickup truck is a precision-engineered component. As a result, proper maintenance is essential to keep it going strong, and Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA is the place to do that. At tens or even hundreds of thousands of RPM, keeping everything in good shape is absolutely necessary. Fortunately, turbos don't really require any special maintenance - they just make the maintenance you do all the more important.

  • How To Test Your Shocks

    shocks

    Ride quality is an essential part of your driving experience. At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, we strive to keep your car, truck, or SUV as smooth and comfortable to drive as the day it came off the lot. Your shock absorbers play a huge role in ride quality; here’s what you should know.

  • Identifying Driveway Spots: How To Determine What Is Leaking Under Your Car

    If you drive a vehicle with more than a few miles on it, there’s a good chance you’ve noticed an occasional drip underneath it that leaves spots wherever you park. Identifying what is leaking from your car will help you determine whether or not it’s a cause for concern, and what to do about it.

  • Is It Time For Your Vehicle To Get A New Water Pump?

    water pump

    “Water pump” is a term you’ve most likely heard in conversations about vehicles. But what is it, what does it actually do, and how do you know if you need a new one? At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, we know the answers to these questions, and soon you will too.

  • 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 It Time To Replace Your Weather-Stripping?

    open door

    At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, we know that a huge part of the ride quality of your car, truck, or SUV is how well it keeps road and engine noises out of the passenger compartment. Few things are more annoying on a long commute or road trip than the drone of tires on pavement, the constant sound of your car battling the air outside, loud semi-trucks, and so on.

  • Maintaining a Diesel Fuel System

    Large diesel truck

    Keeping your fuel system maintained will prevent premature parts failure and poor running conditions. Here are some important aspects of diesel fuel system maintenance, to keep your fleet running smoothly. While your system and components should typically be serviced by a professional technician, there are some things you can be conscious of that will go a long way toward keeping your engine in good shape.

  • Quality Work, Why It's Important!

    Some of you may have experienced poor quality work done to your vehicle, which may have ended damaging your car worse or left you feeling uneasy. At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA, we understand the importance of high-quality service and repairs which is why we strive to be the best. Here are examples of why it makes a difference, no matter what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive.

  • Recognizing Flood Damage When Buying A Vehicle

    Unless you are confident in your abilities as an automotive mechanic, there is really only one rule when purchasing a flood-damaged vehicle: don’t do it. Unfortunately, sometimes sellers aren’t particularly straight-forward with their used cars. Many will try to hide the fact that it’s been damaged by floodwaters at all or try to convince potential buyers that the car is in fact fine. “It has gone months with no issues” or “technically it is flood-damaged but” are two red flags, and while it isn’t impossible for a flood car to be fine, it’s altogether a good idea to stay away.
  • The Manual Transmission - What’s it Made of?

    hand on the manual gearbox of a stick shift

    Manual transmissions aren’t necessarily simple, but they’re much easier to understand in concept than their automatic counterparts. You’re probably aware there are gears in manual transmissions - but there’s a little more to it than that. Here are some of the major components you’ll find in a manual transmission.

  • Jasper
  • Acdelco
  • ASE
  • BBB
  • Bosch Automotive
  • BulletProof
  • Cummins Diesel
  • Duramax Diesel
  • Fleet Services
  • Ford Power Stroke Diesel
  • Interstate Batteries
  • Motorcraft Parts
  • RV Repair

Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair

1845 Piner Rd Unit B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

location small (707) 546-3492

SHOP HOURS

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

Make An Appointment