New Tesla Tires in Walnut Creek, CA

Diablo Auto Specialists offers Tesla owners a number of services, including new Tesla tires. Our Walnut Creek facility offers Michelin, Continental and Goodyear tires for your Tesla. Electric vehicles are hard on tires, both due to their weight, as well as plenty of torque. And let’s be honest – Tesla is so fun to drive, that it can be hard on tires as well. So when your Tesla needs new tires, come to Diablo Auto Specialists in Walnut Creek. We offer Tesla tires that match the OEM tires your Tesla received in the factory. Whether it came with Michelin tires, Goodyear tires, or Continental tires, we can provide your Tesla with the tires it needs to keep you moving. We even offer Hankook tires – Tesla owner in Portugal reported excellent results when his Tesla came from the factory with Hankook tires. He mentioned “incredible grip even in wet conditions” and “and no signs of wear after 10K kilometers” (or roughly 6,200 miles). If you are not su ... read more

Prius Water Pump Replacement in Walnut Creek, CA

If you own a Prius, there is a good chance that water pump replacement will be on the agenda at some point. That’s because Prius vehicles can have multiple water pumps, and given the longevity of a typical Prius, water pump replacement is almost a given. At Diablo Auto Specialists in Walnut Creek we offer full range of automotive services, including comprehensive Prius maintenance services and repairs. So if your Prius needs water pump replacement, our nationally ASE certified mechanics will take great care of your vehicle. They use state-of-the-art digital tools to get to the root cause of any problems or computer generated warnings, and if the water pump turns out to be the culprit, we they will get it replaced, and have your Prius ready to head out into the Bay Area traffic. So whether your Prius needs a new inverter coolant pump, new engine water pump or the heater core pump, we will get it fixed and ready for service. All maintenance services and repairs performed at our W ... read more

Prius Inverter Replacement in Walnut Creek, CA

Will your Prius need inverter replacement? It’s very likely. Toyota had problems with inverters in the past, even issued a recall. However, many inverters sustained thermal damage and may need to be replaced. Age also is a factor – since many Prius vehicles last 300,000 miles, after a decade or two an inverter may finally fail. At Diablo Auto Specialists in Walnut Creek we offer Prius inverter replacement – our nationally ASE certified technicians will diagnose the problem and find the root cause – if the inverter indeed needs to be replaced, we can perform the repair, and provide you with a 3 year / 36,000 mile warranty on the parts and labor. So how to tell if your Prius has inverter problems? You will likely see hybrid system warning coming “on”. You may also see power steering warning turn “on”. We recommend that you visit a professional auto repair facility to have your Prius diagnosed. At our Walnut Creek auto repair shop we use c ... read more

Prius Head Gasket Replacement in Walnut Creek, CA

Gen 3 Prius vehicles are known to suffer head gasket failures. At Diablo Auto Specialists we offer Prius head gasket replacement, as well as a wide range of other Prius services and repairs. Our technicians have broad Prius diagnostics and repair experience, so if your Prius needs help, give us a call. Prius head gasket replacement is a major repair, so naturally we will first verify that your Prius needs the work. While check engine light coming on, and rattling and shaking are often associated with a blown head gasket, we will still perform proper testing to make sure such major repair is truly necessary. When we have the test results, we will reach out and explain what we found, along with the results of our digital vehicle inspection. If you notice symptoms of a potential head gasket failure – check engine light combined with rattling and shaking (especially when the engine if first started), never ignore these symptoms. Driving around with a blown head gasket can result in ... read more

Fall Auto Checkup in Walnut Creek, CA

Fall Auto Checkup in Walnut Creek, CA The Fall is upon us, and soon the rains will start. While we don't anticipate the kind of rainy season we had last year, it is still important to get your car ready for the rains. Fall and winter driving places additional strain on your vehicle, and so at Diablo Auto Specialists we highly recommend a health checkup for your car. While the traditional tune up is no longer a necessity, since your vehicles computers tune the car in real time, there are still some major areas of impacted by the fall and winter driving that can only be addressed by a human.  Wet roads can cause issues with vehicle control and stopping distance. We recommended having a suspension check, since suspension impacts stability, vehicle control, and stopping distance. Naturally a brake check before the rains is a good idea as well.  Starting your vehicle requires a surge of power from the car's battery. Is the battery in your vehicle up to the task? C ... read more