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Car Battery Testing Procedures

If you want to enjoy trips through Walnut Creek in a vehicle without experiencing a sudden power problem, you'll have to test the battery before starting the engine. The process of testing a car battery is simple, and you can complete the routine in your driveway quickly by following a few steps.

Begin the maintenance process by turning off all power components in the vehicle. 

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Viscosity Ratings Are the Key to Preserving Engines

When it comes to motor oils, viscosity refers to the ability of the oil to flow in certain conditions. When a motor is running, heat is a major factor in how oil covers and lubricates an engine. This is why it is important to use oil with adequate viscosity. Not enough viscosity will cause a car’s engine parts to have undue wear and damage.

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Save Money on Gas by Improving Your Vehicle's Fuel Efficiency

At Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek, we believe in helping our valued customers in any way that we possibly can. As a result, we want to share some fantastic ways to save money on gas by improving your vehicle's fuel efficiency.

Perhaps the easiest way to improve your gas mileage is by altering your driving style. Instead of using heavy braking and hard acceleration, try to drive in a more steady or conservative way.

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What Is So Important About the Timing Belt?

Of all the belts that transfer power from one place to another in your car’s engine, the timing belt is the most important. When the timing belt breaks, parts inside your engine collide, and your engine stops, sometimes in the middle of an intersection. When one of your other belts breaks, such as the serpentine belt, auxiliary parts stop working.

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Reasons to Consider Installing a Dashboard Camera

It's an unfortunate truth that not everyone is honest. As a driver, you can be subjected to a lot of accusations. In times like those, it pays to have a dashboard camera installed in your vehicle.

If you get into an accident, the first concern is whether or not someone has been hurt. The second concern is who was at fault.

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What's an Alternator and What Does It Do?

When your car won't start and seems to have no electric power, it's not always the battery that's to blame. It may be your alternator. Your battery simply provides enough power to start your vehicle while the alternator keeps the electricity flowing during your entire commute.

Many vehicles now have a warning light on the instrument panel that will alert you to a faulty alternator. 

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Get the School Year Off to a Smooth Start with Carpooling

Kids are busy, running to and from school and activities. Parents are even busier, trying to juggle everything. Having a carpool set up can help lower the stress level and save vehicles from wear and tear.

When you have a carpool, it's important that parents stick with their schedules. That way, others are truly freed up to go to work early or stay late, for example. 

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What Type of Tire is Best for You?

When you're selecting a new set of tires for your car in Walnut Creek, it's important to consider the key differences between summer tires and all-weather ones. The unique rubber compound of the tire and tread pattern can enhance your driving experience and keep you safe.

When you drive in all types of conditions, including snow and ice, all-weather tires could be the best choice for you.

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Find Out a Vehicle's History in Walnut Creek

When you buy a used car, it is important to know the vehicle's history. Knowing the vehicle's history could prevent you from buying a lemon. The vehicle history report offers key details about the car, including its accident history. You may want to know if the car was ever totaled out by the insurance company. 

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The Peace of Mind That a Back-Up Camera Can Bring

You've probably seen them before, even if you don't already own a vehicle that has one. But if you don't already use one on a daily basis, then you might not know about all of the benefits that a back-up camera gives to drivers and pedestrians.

Have you ever been backing out of the driveway and accidentally ran over one of your child's toys? Well, at least it was just a toy. 

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