Category Archives: car care Walnut Creek

Cost of Operating Electric Vehicles Is Going Up

For the Q4 2022, as reported by Anderson Economic Group, drivers of a typical mid-priced electric vehicle paid between 31 cents to 3 dollars more for electricity to drive 100 miles than drivers of a typical mid-priced internal combustion engine vehicle paid for fuel to drive the same distance.  Electric car owners who charged their vehicles at home paid 31 cents more, while those charging at the commercial stations paid up to $3 more to drive 100 miles. These are national averages, so chances are if you own an electric vehicle in Walnut Creek, you are paying less than owners of gasoline powered cars. But that’s not because you costs are lower – we all see our electric bills – but rather because gasoline is much more expensive in California than in other parts of the country. It is somewhat disconcerting, though, to see cost of operating electric vehicles going up. Inflation takes a bit out of everyone. What concerns us even more is that as electric vehicles bec ... read more

Audi Battery Replacement in Walnut Creek, CA

Audi Battery Replacement in Walnut Creek, CA

Audi Battery Replacement in Walnut Creek, CA Your Audi’s battery is responsible for providing power to start the engine, and also for powering electrical devices when the engine is turned off. Typically a car battery will last about 4-5 years, though towards the end of that time period it will start to weaken and will eventually need to be replaced. Diablo Auto Specialists in Walnut Creek offers Audi battery testing and replacement among the many Audi services we provide. Car batteries rarely fail outright – there is usually a period when the battery weakens, and there are noticeable symptoms that tell the owner that the battery is about to fail – if you notice any of the symptoms listed below, it’s time to bring your Audi to our Walnut Creek car care facility. Our nationally ASE certified technicians will test the battery and let you know what needs to be done to remedy the symptoms you noticed. Some of these symptoms may be caused by other co ... read more

Audi Check Engine Light Diagnostics and Repair in Walnut Creek, CA

It’s normal to have anxiety when the check engine light comes on, but you can rest assured when you put your Audi in our hands, there won’t be a problem for long. With our world-class diagnostics technology, we’ll pinpoint the cause in no-time. Our technicians are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and we provide them with state-of-the-art digital diagnostic tools. The check engine light can come “on” for a wide variety of reasons – there are literally hundreds of conditions that can cause it to be illuminated. From something as simple as a gas cap that no longer holds the pressure, to engine issues, spark plugs, sensor problems (oxygen sensor, mass airflow sensor), vacuum leak, even catalytic converter failure – any one of them will cause your Audi to illuminate the check engine light. When the check engine light is flashing, this indicates condition that could result in engine damage, so we recommend ... read more