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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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Simple DIY Headlight Restoration Techniques Using Household Items

The following simple DIY headlight restoration techniques offered by Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek can be done using household items and save you money on new parts.

Toothpaste has a small amount of abrasives that can help to remove the fog from a headlight lens. Place the toothpaste on the lends, then moisten a cloth and begin rubbing in the toothpaste in a circular motion. Once the lens appears to clear up, use a clean cloth to remove any remnants of the toothpaste.

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Making iOS Safe on the Road with Apple CarPlay

iOS is good, nobody’s arguing with that. However, like all mobile devices, it’s not safe to be messing with this stuff when you’re driving. But, we need our Spotify, our GPS and our maps. We need to be able to answer when your spouse or our boss gives us a call. Thankfully, Apple’s CarPlay looks to be the most convenient and safe feature in next generation car models.

Dash Display

The dash display is large and simple yet fully-featured. You can see who’s calling, where you are, what weather and traffic are like with a…

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Tips on How to Drive Safely in the Rain

The crew at Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek is offering you this guide for driving in the rain to keep you and your passengers safer on these roadways.

  • Turn on your windshield wipers, turn on the headlights too. This not only is the law in many states, it makes your vehicle easier for other drivers to see and their visibility decreases.
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