Tangent and Albany Auto Repair

(541) 791-2886
Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Articles:

When should I plug my diesel truck in?

You should plug in your diesel engine block heater when the temperatures start to drop below 40 degrees. This helps to keep your engine oil and coolant warmer to allow your engine to start more efficiently and much smoother.  This can also extend the life of your engine and starting system.  Give us a call at 541-791-2886 and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

Categories:

Diesel Engine

When should I have an oil change?

This depends on the type of oil that your engine requires. If your engine requires conventional or synthetic blend then you should have your oil changed every 3,000 miles. If your engine requires a full synthetic oil then you should have your oil changed every 5,000 miles. Now for every rule there is always an exception, and that will depend on your individual vehicle.  We also suggest for all diesel's no matter if it is our synthetic blend or full synthetic that you have the oil changed every 5,000 miles.  We service all makes and models. Domestic, Asian or European we can take care of them all. Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

Categories:

Oil Change

Fall travels

Now that summer break is over it's probably time to get your car in to have it serviced from all of your adventures. The next adventure is fall sports with the kids and I am sure it's our busiest time of the year with the most driving. We have an extra week this year before games start so I have just a little extra time to get my oil change and inspection done before the season really gets underway.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

Categories:

Fall service

First day of School 2019

Today is the first day of school for the kids. Please keep an eye out for them as they are crossing the street and trying to get to school. Leave just a few minutes early to make sure you're not running late with all the buses picking up kids.  I know one of mine is ready for sure the other two not so much. It's a big year for us as our first is a senior and will be graduating in June. I'm not sure where the time has gone, it's been a blur.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

Categories:

School

My pickup is running rough and at a stop it dies

This could be due to a bad sensor or a faulty engine component. The best way to know is for it to be diagnosed. I wouldn't want to be driving around and have my pickup die and not be able to get it restarted again. We work on gas and diesel, along with hybrids and electrics. We would be happy to take a look at your vehicle to make sure you're safe on all your adventures.  Give us a call at 541-791-2886 and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

Categories:

Dying

Happy Labor day!

We're closed Monday to give everyone just a little bit more time with the kids before school starts Tuesday.  We hope you had a fantastic summer and we are looking forward to fall.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

Back to school for your car

It's hard to believe that summer is almost over. By the calendar we have about a month of summer left, but really once the kids go back to school that's really the end of it. We'll hopefully have a few more weekends to go do something, but homework and sports are now taking up most of the time that we have. My car just got in for an oil change and inspection and I'm glad it did as I have a few things that will need to be fixed prior to all the running around that happens when the boys start having games again. Are you ready? Is your car? We both know the answer to #1 yes we're ready for the kids to go back to school, no we're not ready for the crazy that is the fall sports season. On #2 I'm not so sure. I know my car is, but is yours? If you're not sure either then now is the perfect time to schedule your car for it's back to school service.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

Categories:

Back to school

My car has a puddle under it

Depending on where your puddle is it could be nothing, or it could be a leak from your engine or transmission. When using your air conditioning, the evaporator core inside your dash gets really cold and it can freeze causing ice to build up on the core. When you stop, it will warm up and as it thaws the water will drain out the bottom of the box. This drain is typically on the passenger side of your car and it will leave a water puddle under your car. If at any time you are concerned it could be something else, please don't hesitate to stop by and we will make sure you're safe on all your adventures.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

Categories:

Leak

When I turn my car it make a noise

If you're hearing a noise when turning then you may have a suspension issue. It could be a shock or strut that the mounting plate is worn and it could need to be replaced. The best way to know for sure is to have it properly diagnosed to make sure you're safe on all your adventures. Shocks and struts are not only part of your suspension but they also affect your stopping ability.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

Categories:

Noise

Why is my car burning oil?

Your car could be burning oil due to a dirty air filter. When your air filter is dirty it restricts air flow into the engine and that will cause the engine it to pull to much air from the crankcase and can cause it to start burning oil. We recommend to replace your air filter whenever it's dirty and depending on where you live, the type of driving that you do and where you adventure to that could be at each oil change, or just once a year.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

Categories:

Burning Oil
If You Are Using A Screen Reader And Are Having Problems Using This Website, please call J & H Automotive, Inc (541) 791-2886 For Assistance.