Vehicle Maintenance

  • Diagnosing a bad brake master cylinder

    mechanic repairing brakes on a vehicle

    Has your brake master cylinder gone bad? How would you know? What even is it? Robertson Automotive in Newbury Park, CA has the answers.

    Your brake master cylinder is an integral part of your brake system. When one fails, some odd symptoms may arise, and it may be difficult to diagnose. Here’s some information to help you decide if yours has given out on you.

  • Different Types of Automotive Headlights

    headlight on on vehicle

    Every car, truck, van, and SUV on the road today has headlights. However, you've probably noticed an increase in different types of headlights in more recent years - gone are the days where every vehicle on the road had the same bulb. Here is some information on headlights, from Robertson Automotive in Newbury Park, CA.

  • ECU problems and reprogramming

    diagnostics

    If you drive a performance or luxury vehicle made by manufacturers like BMW, Mercedes, Subaru, Land Rover, Porsche, etc., you’re probably no stranger to state of the art electronics, sensors, and control systems. At Robertson Automotive, our technicians have the right knowledge, ability, and equipment necessary to keep your car or SUV in top-notch condition.

  • Engine Gone Bad? Here Are Some Options

    Under the hood

    You’ve decided to replace your engine - but what do you replace it with? There are a few different options out there, and Robertson Automotive in Newbury Park, CA has the info you need.

  • Get a Grip on Tire Conditions

    Tread of Tire

    What condition are your tires in? At Robertson Automotive in Newbury Park, CA, we want to make sure you can tell. A simple visual inspection is all you need - it’s easy if you know what to look for.

  • Is Your Diesel Engine on it's Way Out?

    Smoke coming out of muffler

    Diesel engines are known for their durability, but even the best engine has to be replaced every once in a while. At Robertson Automotive in Newbury Park, CA, we want you to be aware of signs that your engine is about to call it quits.

  • Is your vehicle heater blowing cold?

    computer engine

    If you drive a BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Subaru, Jaguar, or another high-end vehicle, your climate control system is more complex than the average economy car. If you’re having heater issues, trust the performance car specialists with us at Robertson Automotive in [BUSINESS_LCOATION] to get you comfortably back on the road.

  • Looks Like A Problem? YES!

    Lady with car hood up - steam rising

    Sometimes it is EASY to see if your car or truck needs to come into our shop for professional repairs! 
    1.  You see steam rising from the engine!
    2.  The Check Engine Light is on!
    3.  The engine starts, but there is an odor that is not right.
    4.  You hear grinding or thumping noises.

  • New Engine or New Car - Weighing Out Your Options

    Engine Maintenance

    You’ve determined it’s time to get rid of the engine you have, along with all of its issues. You’re probably considering getting something new altogether, and you’re tired of this one giving you issues. Robertson Automotive in Newbury Park, CA is here to help you make the call.

    If your car, truck, or SUV has really been put through the wringer, it might be time for a new one. However, before you decide to throw in the towel there are a few things you should consider.

  • New Transmission or New Car - Exploring ALL The Options

    Transmission

    So, you’ve determined your transmission is bad. What next? Robertson Automotive in Newbury Park, CA is here to help.

    There are a few things to consider when your transmission goes out. You might feel inclined to just get a new car...but should you? Here are some factors to think about.

  • New Truck or New Engine - Exploring Your Diesel Options

    Diesel Truck

    You have determined your Cummins, Duramax, or Powerstroke engine needs to be replaced. You might be on the fence about whether you should replace the engine in your diesel, or just get a new truck. At Robertson Automotive in Newbury Park, CA, we’re here to help.

  • Out With the Old, In With the New or Used - Transmission Replacement Options

    Transmission

    At Robertson Automotive in Newbury Park, CA, a big part of our job is helping you make decisions that are right for you, and your car, truck or SUV. When it comes to replacing a transmission there are a lot of options out there; we’re here to help you make the right choice.

  • Replacement Engine Maintenance to Keep Your Engine Running

    Engine Maintenance

    Once your engine is installed, you’ll want to keep it running right. Robertson Automotive in Newbury Park, CA has you covered. Sometimes, engines just wear out - however, most of the time they meet an early demise as a result of improper maintenance. Keep your engine running like new by maintaining it the way your technician recommends.

  • Take care of it or high repair bills? Which do you prefer?

    Oil gunked up on an engine.

    We see this with our fleet customers, our regular Newbury Park car pool drivers and our diesel truck drivers so it isn't just one type of driver that ends up with a nightmare on their hands costing thousands of dollars to repair, asking about the costs of a JASPER replacement engine!  The fact is your driving habits and maintenance habits can easily avoid this issue!  6 EASY STEPS - Service, Tires, Don't Ignore Service Engine Lights, Keep it Clean & Stop Driving Crazy!

  • Time to Re-Tire? Explore All The Options

    Pile of tires

    There are multiple types of tires on the market for almost every car, truck, or SUV. The type of tire you want depends on a variety of factors, from climate to how you drive. Here’s a short rundown of common street tires that’ll suit your needs.

  • Time to Replace Your Diesel Engine? Let's Explore Your Options

    diesel

    Whether you drive a Chevy, Dodge, or Ford diesel truck, there are a variety of options out there for a replacement engine. Depending on your truck's worth, it may depend on the type of engine and the amount of money you want to put into it. You can purchase a used, rebuilt, remanufactured, or even new diesel engine to replace your old. At Robertson Automotive in Newbury Park, CA, we’re here to help you choose the right one. 

  • Warning - Your Transmission May Be Failing

    Transmission

    At Robertson Automotive in Newbury Park, CA, we know that transmissions are witchcraft to most people. More often than not, if major damage has occurred, it’s a lot more time and cost effective to just replace the entire unit and get a fresh start. Here’s what to look out for, from Robertson Automotive in Newbury Park, CA.

  • What To Do When Your Exhaust System is Exhausted

    exhaust coming from a muffler of a truck on the road

    Whether you drive a Duramax, Cummins, or Powerstroke diesel pickup, you have an exhaust system that is prone to failure. When you have a leak that needs attention, Robertson Automotive in Newbury Park, CA can help.

  • Your Guide to Tires - When to Replace and What to Replace Them With

    Tires

    Your tires are obviously important. However, it’s often underappreciated how much of a difference they make in the ride quality of your car, truck, or SUV, and what they can tell you about the condition of your vehicle. At Robertson Automotive in Newbury Park, CA, we like to keep you well informed on what your vehicle is telling you, and how to keep it in good shape. Your tires have a lot to do with that.

  • Jasper
  • Acdelco
  • Ase Master
  • BF Goodrich
  • BMW
  • Bridgestone Firestone
  • Cooper Tires
  • Chevy
  • Cummins Diesel
  • Duramax Diesel
  • Fleet Services
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Goodyear
  • Ford Power Stroke Diesel
  • iATN
  • Mazda Motosports
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Michelin
  • Motorcraft Parts
  • NAPA AutoCare Center
  • Tires
  • Toyo
  • Uniroyal