• 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
  • Keys to a Long Lasting Vehicle
    We live in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term "built to last" goes by the way...
    Published on: Oct 17, 2021
  • Timing Belt
    Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly steep repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt.First, let's rev...
    Published on: Oct 10, 2021
  • It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Wentworth Automotive
    If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in SAN DIEGO. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta te...
    Published on: Oct 03, 2021
  • When You Hear the Crash in SAN DIEGO: What to Do After an Accident
    Motorists in North America drive about 3 trillion miles/4.8 trillion kilometers every year. There are over 250+ million licensed drivers, and approximately 6.2 million accidents happen ...
    Published on: Sep 26, 2021
  • Tacky or Techie? The Tachometer.
    There's a gauge that many vehicles have that says RPM on it.  And there are a lot of people who either don't pay any attention to it or don't even know what it is. Here's why it's a good gauge to...
    Published on: Sep 19, 2021
  • PCV Valve Service at Wentworth Automotive in SAN DIEGO
    Today, we are talking about your PCV valve. Unburnt fuel is forced into the crankcase as your engine runs.  The PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve vents this unburnt fuel and oil vapors...
    Published on: Sep 12, 2021
  • Alternator Facts (Failing Alternator)
    If you notice that your headlights are flickering at night, that's something to pay attention to. While there could be many different things that could cause that problem, one possibility is your vehi...
    Published on: Sep 05, 2021
  • How Much is Enough for SAN DIEGO Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth
      Most SAN DIEGO drivers know that tires wear out and that the wear has to do with tread depth. Most of us have heard that “bald” tires are dangerous, but most of us picture a tire wi...
    Published on: Aug 29, 2021
  • Make Your Vehicle Last
    We live in such a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away. New stuff comes out so fast, we just toss the old and move on. In the old days, CA folks were real sticklers about takin...
    Published on: Aug 22, 2021
  • A Honking Big Jam (Stuck Horn)
    At one time or another, most drivers honk their horn at someone who might be texting at a stoplight or not paying attention when they're driving.  But what happens when you tap on your horn and a...
    Published on: Aug 15, 2021
  • If You Drive Like a Maniac (Aggressive Driving is Bad for a Vehicle)
    When someone mentions driving like a maniac, they're not talking about you, surely? Besides the safety issues of aggressive driving, you should know that your vehicle will last a lot longer if you'll ...
    Published on: Aug 08, 2021
  • Sounds Like a Hot Rod (Noisy Exhaust System)
    Driving along, your exhaust system's rumbling so loud that people turn and stare at you pass by.  You're wondering when the police are going to pull you over for illegal noise. Your mind immedia...
    Published on: Aug 01, 2021
  • Poor Reflections (Door Mirror Problems)
    Mirror, mirror on the door, why is my vision there so poor? Well, you could have a broken outside rearview mirror that's disabled your blind spot vision there and endangering your ability to see some ...
    Published on: Jul 25, 2021
  • STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT STEERING (Loose Steering)
    Perhaps you've heard someone use the term "loose steering." And it's pretty much what it sounds like.  You turn the steering wheel and the vehicle's wheels don't seem to go exactly where you thou...
    Published on: Jul 18, 2021
  • Road Trip: Be Ready for Anything with a Trip Inspection at Wentworth Automotive
    Road trip, anyone? Nothing spoils a great vacation faster than ending up stranded on the side of the road or spending a week in a rundown motel while our vehicle sits in the shop. Long days on ...
    Published on: Jul 11, 2021
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