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Signs Your Toyota Needs Spark Plugs Replacement

Have you noticed that your Toyota isn’t performing like it used to? This might be the right time to replace your spark plugs. Welcome to Diablo Auto Specialists, your one-stop Walnut Creek Toyota service and repair facility. If your Toyota needs new spark plugs, or suffers from any other malady, our nationally ASE certified technicians will find the cause of the problem and get your Toyota fixed and ready to provide you with comfort and reliable service for years to come.  Signs That Spark Plugs May Need Replacement Difficulty staring the engine - is your Toyota having issues starting, or does it take multiple attempts to ignite? Faulty spark plugs may be the cause. Engine Surging or Hesitation - inconsistent power delivery can indicate spark plugs issues. Reduced Acceleration - a delay in your vehicle's acceleration when stepping on the gas can be caused by spark plugs not producing sufficient sparks to properly ignite the fuel-air mixture. Engine Misfires can be c ... read more

Bridgestone Tires Walnut Creek, CA

Diablo Auto Specialists in Walnut Creek offers sales, mounting, and balancing of Bridgestone tires. Bridgestone is renowned for its quality and innovation in the automotive industry. We provide reliable and long-lasting tires either as replacement for damaged tires or because it’s time for a new set of tires for your vehicle. Our friendly team is dedicated to helping you choose the right tires for your vehicle. Diablo Auto Specialists in Walnut Creek is committed to providing a comprehensive range of tire services. Broad selection of new tires, including Bridgestone tires. Tire Mounting: Every Bridgestone tire purchase includes tire mounting by our expert technicians. Precise Tire Balancing: We guarantee that your tires are properly balanced for optimal driving enjoyment and safety. Diablo Auto Specialists is dedicated to your satisfaction and peace of mind. Our friendly service advisors will ask you about the type of driving ... read more

Brake Inspection in Walnut Creek CA

Regular brake inspections are important for your safety, as well as your peace of mind. At Diablo Auto Specialist we offer wide range of automotive services, including brake inspections. Typically, your vehicle should undergo a brake inspection every 12 months, to make sure this important safety system is working at an optimal level. Brake inspection involves both information gathering as well as a physical inspection. We will first ask you if you noticed any unusual sound, squeals, or grinding when applying brakes. We will also ask if you notice any difference in the way the brakes operate – does the brake pedal feel “spongy” when braking? Does the car pull to one side when braking?  Does it shake or vibrate when braking? Does it seem like it takes a long distance to come to a complete stop? Once we have gathered this information, we will use it when we proceed with a physical brake inspection – we put your car on a lift, take the tires off and inspect v ... read more

Dodge Service and Repair in Walnut Creek CA

Whether you like sports cars or muscle cars, Dodge has something in the lineup for you. At Diablo Auto Specialists we provide comprehensive Dodge diagnostics, maintenance and repairs for Dodge owners in Walnut Creek, Concord, and Lafayette. Whether you own a Dodge RAM 2500 work truck, a Dodge Charger, or a Dodge Durango SUV with over 8000 lb. towing capacity, our technicians, certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), will diagnose, service and repair your Dodge – we will put it back in top shape. For the Dodge owners who own a fleet of Dodge pickup trucks, we offer priority fleet service. We realize that a truck sitting at a shop is not earning its keep, so we can schedule convenient appointments and offer priority fleet service to get your vehicle repaired and back at work. As with all vehicles, we recommend following Dodge suggested maintenance schedule – it will keep your Dodge performing at its best, and it gives us an opportunity to ... read more

2014 Subaru Forester: Excessive Oil Consumption, Engine Dying While Driving, and Suspension Problems

As much as we love Subaru vehicles, the 2014 Subaru Forester continues to gather complaints - apparently well deserved. Like many Forester model years it suffers from excessive oil consumption, but in addition, it is prone to engine dying while driving, and is known for suspension issues as well. Excessive oil consumption is a fact of life for many vehicles, including Subaru Forester. We recommend checking engine oil levels every 1000 miles and topping off engine oil if needed. Regular oil changes are also highly recommended. While excessive oil consumption can be managed, the engine dying while driving can be a scary event, and there is no known solution. We have seen many reports of engine dying at highway speeds, and Subaru dealership stating they could find nothing wrong with the vehicle. Please be aware that when you drive 2014 Subaru Forester engine may die while driving. Broken coil springs have also been reported by the owners of 2014 Subaru Forester vehicles. If you notice ... read more