• Air Conditioning Maintenance at Wentworth Automotive in SAN DIEGO
    Warm weather or cold, SAN DIEGO drivers still need to think about their vehicle's air conditioning. Most SAN DIEGO people don't service their air conditioning until after it fails. At Wentworth...
    Published on: Feb 27, 2022
  • Greeted by a Screech (Loud Noise when Starting Vehicle)
    No one likes to be greeted in the morning by having someone screech at you.  The same goes for a loud, high-pitched noise your vehicle greets you with every time you start the engine.  If yo...
    Published on: Feb 20, 2022
  • Start Me Up (Ignition Systems)
    When you start up your gasoline engine car, you may not know that it's using the same ignition principles as it has for decades.  You have spark plugs that require enough power so a spark can jum...
    Published on: Feb 13, 2022
  • Put on the Brakes: Brake Service at Wentworth Automotive
    When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most SAN DIEGO drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a ...
    Published on: Feb 06, 2022
  • The New Blade in Town
    If your windshield wipers are streaking and chattering when you turn them on in the rain or snow, it's time for a little "blade renewal." And when it comes to new wiper blades, there are some new desi...
    Published on: Jan 30, 2022
  • A Non-Starter (Alternator Problems in Cold Weather)
    As the temperatures dip, we all know there could be problems starting our vehicles. After all, batteries can grow old and not hold a charge as well as when they were newer. Or starters can go bad.&nbs...
    Published on: Jan 23, 2022
  • Automotive Tips from Wentworth Automotive: Timing Belt Overview
    In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over ...
    Published on: Jan 16, 2022
  • Trickle Down Technology
    Recently, Nissan introduced the latest version of its Leaf, the company's electric car. It has many new features, including something called e-Pedal. It allows the driver to let up on the accelerator ...
    Published on: Jan 09, 2022
  • Dashboard's a Funny Name (Instrumental Panel Warning Lights)
    Every day you drive, you're sitting behind the dashboard. But how in the world did it get that name? Back in the days of the horse-drawn carriage, horses would kick up dirt and mud on the driver and p...
    Published on: Jan 02, 2022
  • Fuel Saving Tip: Auto Myths Around SAN DIEGO
    With high fuel prices in SAN DIEGO, CA, comes lots of gas saving advice. Some of it, like what you hear on  {{ image('MTQ4') }} is great.  When you get one of those e-mails that's going arou...
    Published on: Jan 01, 2022
  • A Door No One Can Step Through (Fuel Door Repair and Maintenance)
    Your vehicle has lots of doors including that one usually near the back on the vehicle's side.  That's the fuel door, something you use every time you gas up.  These endure hundreds of open-...
    Published on: Dec 26, 2021
  • Custom Wheels and Tires for Your SAN DIEGO Ride
      It seems like everywhere you go in the SAN DIEGO area you see custom wheels. Big trucks, little cars, mini-vans - it doesn't matter - are expressing themselves with custom wheels. So...
    Published on: Dec 19, 2021
  • The Daily Grind (Grinding Noise)
    If your vehicle makes a grinding sound when you turn the steering wheel, it's speaking to you.  No, really, it is.  So listen to what it's saying and you could avoid a much more costly repai...
    Published on: Dec 12, 2021
  • Wentworth Automotive: Good Service and Good Fuel Economy
    Most SAN DIEGO auto owners want to save on gas and seek our advice on improving economy. At Wentworth Automotive, we are frequently asked, however, if it is really worth the extra effort. ...
    Published on: Dec 05, 2021
  • The Best Test
    Would you buy a jacket without even trying it on? Probably not, but it might surprise you that one study shows about half the people buy a vehicle after a short test drive around the block or none at ...
    Published on: Nov 28, 2021
  • The Right Oil for the Season (Engine Oil Viscosity)
    As the temperatures plunge, certain types of engine oil may not flow as easily as they did when it was warmer.  Makes sense, doesn't it? Just like molasses gets thicker as the temperature goes do...
    Published on: Nov 21, 2021
  • Automotive Tips from Wentworth Automotive: Serpentine Belt System Wear
    The primary job of the serpentine belt for SAN DIEGO drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at o...
    Published on: Nov 14, 2021
  • Ready, Set, COLD! (Getting Vehicle Ready for Winter)
    When the temperatures plunge, your vehicle better be ready because it faces a whole new set of challenges.  Rubber stiffens, glass fogs, fluids freeze.  Just thinking about it can get your h...
    Published on: Nov 07, 2021
  • Are There Blind Spots in SAN DIEGO?
      All SAN DIEGO drivers have blind spots – and no, I'm not talking about the fact that you really don't sing like Adele. I mean the areas of the road that you can't see when you're driving...
    Published on: Oct 31, 2021
  • Gear Up: Transmission Service at Wentworth Automotive in SAN DIEGO
    The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it...
    Published on: Oct 24, 2021
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