Tangent and Albany Auto Repair

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What is included in a tune up?

As an essential business we are open and ready to take care of any of your automotive needs. We will pickup, deliver and sanitize your vehicle before and after service.  A tune up should be performed on your vehicles engine on a regular interval. That interval could be anywhere from 30,000 miles to 90,000 miles. This service includes spark plugs, ignition wires or boots, a fuel filter (if needed), distributor cap and rotor (if needed) and an air filter (if needed). These are all important components to keep your engine running as it should.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather 

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Tune up

My car is leaking oil in the garage

We are open and here to take care of you. We are unable to offer you a ride home or to work, but we've got one better - we will pickup and deliver your car for you. Along with this we are sanitizing your car's touch points before and after service.  If your car has an oil leak then it needs to be examined. Your car's oil is much like blood, when it has a leak it needs to be repaired. This could be anything from a gasket or seal leaking on the engine to an issue with your transmission or drivetrain. The only way to know exactly what is going on is to have it checked.  Give us a call and let us take care of you 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Oil leak

Why does my car overheat when driving?

We are open!! We are here to serve you. We will pickup and deliver your car for you from home or work. We will disinfect your car for your safety and ours, wiping down all touch points before and after service.  If your car is overheating when driving it could be low on coolant. We would need to check out your vehicle for a coolant leak, this sometimes includes pressurizing the cooling system to find the leak. A coolant leak can cause damage to your engine if you're low on coolant. This is a vital component in your engine to make sure it's operating at the proper temperature.  Give us a call and let us take care of you 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Overheating

When turning my car makes a noise

Hi! We hope you're all staying safe. We are OPEN and here to take care of you. We are taking extra precautions by sanitizing your car before and after service, we are able to pickup your vehicle and then return it back to you. Please let us know when making your appointment please let us know if you need our pickup and delivery service.  If your car is making a noise when turning it is most likely an issue with your suspension. The only way to know is for us to take a look at it. A suspension issue could be a safety issue.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Noise

Why did my car battery die?

Hi! We want to make sure you know that we are open and ready to take care of you. We are offering touchless service. We will pickup, deliver and sanitize your vehicle for you. We know that in this uncertain time the last thing you want to worry about is your vehicle so we're making that one less thing to worry about.  If you car battery has died suddenly then it could be from a couple of issues. One it could be your battery is just old and it's time for a replacement. Your battery should last from 4 to 7 years, it just depends on the quality of your battery and the climate that you live in. The other option is that your alternator has stopped functioning and caused your battery to die. The only way to know for sure is to bring your vehicle in and we will do a free electrical test on it for you. We will test your battery, alternator and your starter.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Battery

My car is shaking and the check engine light is blinking

We are open and here to take care of you in this uncertain time. We know that information is changing daily and sometimes by the hour, but we are dedicated to be here for you.  When you car is shaking and the check engine light is coming on and flashing it typically means that you have a misfire in your engine. It could be a spark plug that has gone bad or it could be something a bit more serious. The only way for us to know is for you to bring it in for a diagnostic test.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather  

Are you open?

Yes we are open!! We are considered an essential business, and we are here to take care of you. We know that things are changing moment to moment and it's a bit un-nerving to be sure. We are open and we will be staying open to keep you on the road. Having the freedom to go to the store, doctor or anywhere else that is vital for you is so important and we want to make sure you're getting to your destination. We are taking extreme caution to keep everyone safe. We are sanitizing your vehicle before and after service. We will also pickup and deliver your vehicle to your home or if you're still working to your office.  We are unable to provide a shuttle ride at this time, but as soon as we are able we will be providing that service again.  Give us a call and let us take care of you 541-791-2886. Happy Adventures, Heather

Why did my car make a shrieking noise

Typically when your car makes a shrieking noise it's because the belt is loose and slipping on the pulley. This can be an issue with the belt it's self or it could be an issue with the pulley. Over time your belts wear and wear out. It could also be an issue with the tensioner or pulley where it starts to fail internally. The only way to know is to have it checked.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Shrieking

Why does my car make a rattling noise

This could be due to so many options. From a rock that is in your skid plate all the way to an issue with your engine. It's typically somewhere in between and the only way to know for sure is to have it examined and diagnosed. We always recommend a diagnostic to make sure you know exactly what is going on with your vehicle.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Rattling

My car is shaking when braking

If your car is shaking when braking you could have an issue with your brakes. This could be from a bad brake caliper to a rotor that is warped. The only way to know is to have your brakes inspected. We perform free brake inspections, make sure you ask for one when you call.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures, Heather

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Brakes, Shaking
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