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Halloween Activities in Walnut Creek, CA

Halloween Activities in Walnut Creek, CA

It's officially Fall, and there are a lot of fun activities you can do with your friends and family in the Walnut Creek, CA area. Whether you are looking to party or enjoy a family-friendly event, there's something for everybody. We've compiled a list of upcoming events in the area to help you plan out your days.   Trunk or Treat & Octoberfest  October 30, 4:00 -6:00 PM Saint Matthew Lutheran Church 399 Wiget Ln, Walnut Creek, CA Free community event with food, candy, and games Halloween Party! Rock With You - The Michael Jackson Tribute! October 30, 8:00 PM – October 31, 1:30 AM  Broadway Club, 1324 Broadway Plaza Purchase tickets online Tri-Valley Halloween Con Sun, Oct 31, 10 AM – 4 PM PDT Shannon Community Center, 11600 Shannon Ave, Dublin, CA Tickets are $12, and kids under 10 are free.  Toys, all things pop culture, collectibles, anime, LEGO, comics, art and much more will be featured at the family-friendly show presente ... read more

What Does Power Steering Do For Your Vehicle?

What Does Power Steering Do For Your Vehicle?

Power-assisted wheels make your left and right turn motions more satisfactory and comfortable, requiring less physical effort with improved control. In a power-assisted steering wheel, much of the turning action is done by hydraulic or electric power, making it more manageable to steer in all conditions.   How Does Power Steering Work? As mentioned before, power steering uses the energy generated by hydraulic pressure (a liquid), electric power, or a combination of both to support turning the steering wheel. This system is done much more efficiently and effortlessly in cars now than before. Hydraulic power steering systems are the most popular and use the energy provided by pumping hydraulic fluid, otherwise known as your power steering fluid, in a pressurized barrel to drive the gear assembly of the power steer. Since the hydraulic fluid is at the heart of its function, a low level of power steering fluid leakage can be detrimental to the entire steering system and your safety ... read more

Top 4 Symptoms of a Damaged Muffler

Top 4 Symptoms of a Damaged Muffler

Your muffler plays a vital role in the safe and functional operation of your vehicle's exhaust system, a fairly complex system. A critical function of the muffler is that it serves to direct exhaust gases away from your engine and passenger cabin. Because exhaust fumes are hazardous for us to inhale, it's always reasonable to make sure that your muffler is doing its job correctly. Additionally, a properly functioning muffler will help minimize the noise from the exhaust being directed to your tailpipe. Trust us - you don't want to be that person on the road with the obnoxiously loud car. Here's a look at the top four signs of muffler malfunction:   Loud Noise A loud raucous could be a result of an exhaust leak originating from your muffler. If there's a puncture or hole in your muffler, the leak can significantly increase the level of sounds generated by your exhaust system.   Misfiring This symptom applies to any part of your exhaust system and not ... read more

Signs That Your AC Needs Repair

Signs That Your AC Needs Repair

Nobody wants to cruise around without functioning air conditioning in their cars this summer. If you try to turn on your A/C and no air blows out, or maybe only hot air blows out, there’s something seriously wrong with your HVAC system. The system is more complex than you may think. It comprises multiple parts, and consequently, the malfunction of any of the parts can ultimately bring the entire A/C system down.    Here are some of the most common causes of A/C system failure that we have seen and repair at Oakmont Auto Care:  Refrigerant leak Failing compressor Aged refrigerant hoses Mold or mildew buildup Faulty cooling fan Broken seal or hose The ideal method to ensure that your vehicle’s air conditioning will work throughout this season is to have your system inspected by one of our expert technicians. Routine inspections of your HVAC system will allow us to catch problems early on before they turn into more extensive repairs.   If there is ... read more

The Ultimate Guide to Save Money on Gas

The Ultimate Guide to Save Money on Gas

Fuel can be a painful expense for many Americans, particularly those who spend most of their day on the road. It also doesn't help that the gas prices keep on hiking up. Most people will have their approach on how to maximize their fuel efficiency. Some attribute their savings to where they purchase their gas, while others make fuel-efficient decisions behind the wheel. While there is countless advice that people may give, here are some tips to save gas in Walnut Creek, CA:   Purchasing Behavior Be a member of a gas station rewards program. National gasoline chains offer incentivizing programs that can give you discounted gas. Some programs are free of charge, while some might require you to start a credit card. Either way, these programs will yield you high savings in the long run.   Compare gas prices. Nowadays, some apps and websites allow you to check gas prices at various stations near you. An excellent app for scouting out the lowest price is G ... read more