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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Subaru Head Gasket Repair in Walnut Creek

Subaru makes wonderful vehicles, unfortunately, there is one issue that seems to appear in Subaru cars more often than we would like – head gasket failure. The Subaru head gasket problem is most often seen in following models: Baja - 2003 through 2005 Outback - 2000 through 2009 Forester - 1999 through 2010 Legacy - 2000 through 2009 Impreza - 1999 through 2011 Subaru head gasket failures can occur with as little as 80,000 – 100,000 miles driven.  Here are the signs that it’s time to bring your vehicle for a checkup – and potentially expensive repairs: White exhaust smoke coming from the tailpipe Milky white oil in the reservoir Overheating engine Exhaust bubbles in your coolant reservoir Pungent smell coming from coolant reservoir If you notice any of the above symptoms, time to schedule an appointment – as soon as possible. Driving with a failing or blown head gasket can lead to additional engine damage and even more expensive repair bill ... read more

Volkswagen to Assemble Electric Vehicles and to Produce EV Battery Packs in Tennessee

A few months ago Volkswagen announced that it will continue to invest up to $800 million in its Chattanooga, TN plant which will assemble Volkswagen electric vehicles. Just this month VW announced that by Spring 2021 they will have built an EV cell and battery testing lab in Chattanooga. This is part of their continued commitment to the electric vehicle platform. Most EV manufacturers outsource battery pack testing. Volkswagen decided to keep electric vehicle cell and battery pack testing in-house, as part of its core competency. At Frank’s Auto Service in Walnut Creek we are looking forward to electric Volkswagens on our roads. When they do appear, our highly trained technicians will be ready, and will be equipped with the state-of-the-art digital tools to service and repair electric Volkswagen. Frank’s Auto Service has been serving Walnut Creek auto repair needs for over 60 years, and during that time we have seen many changes in the auto industry - we witnessed the en ... read more