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Is Your Car Travel Ready?

Hi Everyone! Thanksgiving is coming up and we are all excited to spend quality time with our families and of course, to eat lots of turkey. We will be open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week so whether you are staying close to home or traveling far, stop by or give us a call to make sure your vehicle is safe for all of your travels. Happy Adventures, Heather

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Holiday

My Engine Light is On

The engine symbol on your instrument cluster is a warning that something within your vehicle has malfunctioned. It could be something as simple as when you got fuel that the gas cap wasn't tightened enough or the seal on the gas cap is worn and your vehicle needs a new gas cap. It could also mean something more serious is going on and needs to be addressed. Either way your vehicle needs to be checked out to make sure you're safe on all your travels. Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

When I Stop My Brakes Squeak

Your brakes may be squeaking due to the material they are made of, or because they are due to be changed. The brake pad has a squealer bracket that will make a noise when you apply the brake when it starts to get too thin. We do free brake inspections to make sure you're safe on all your travels. Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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Brakes

My Tire Pressure Light Is On

When your tire pressure light comes on your tire pressure needs to be checked. It could be on due to a few reasons. If you have one tire that has a lower pressure than the other three it will keep the light on until it is corrected. If you're concerned just stop by during business hours and we would be happy to check your air pressure for you.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

My Engine is Ticking

Your engine ticking could be from multiple things and the best way to know for sure is to have it checked out. The two most common reasons for this is that your engine oil is low, which means you could have an oil leak or that your valves are out of adjustment. Either way any time that your engine is making a noise that isn't "normal" you should have it checked out.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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Engine Noise

West Albany High School Waterpolo

For anyone who has ever come in the shop and we've visited then you know about our boys. The oldest is a senior at West Albany and has played water polo for them for the last 4 years. He's the varsity goalie and it's been so much fun to get to watch him play in a game that he loves so much. The middle is a freshman and is also on the team. This afternoon is semi-finals for state that will be held at the pool in Corvallis. Saturday is the final and we are all hopeful they will win today and get to play for the championship tomorrow. If you're around stop by the pool tomorrow they play at 1:20 and root on the Bulldogs.  Thank you for your patience while Jason and I are out to watch the boys play. Olivia and the crew will be here to take care of you while we are out. Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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Family

My car is shifting weird

Your car may be shifting weird for multiple reasons. You could have a short within a module that controls how your transmission shifts and that could be causing the problem. To fix this it could just need reprogrammed and or updated or it may need replaced. It all depends on what exactly it's doing and when it happens.    Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Transmission

What is a thermostat

A thermostat regulates the temperature of your engine. It opens and closes based on your engine temperature letting in more or less coolant as needed. This keeps your engine operating at it's best and keeps everything in properly working order. When your thermostat is stuck it can cause your engine to either operate at a cold temperature or it can cause your engine to overheat. Either way your thermostat will need to be replaced in order to make your engine run properly.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures, Heather

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Thermostat

My car is leaking water, what do I do?

Anytime your car is leaking any fluid it needs to be checked to make sure it will not cause damage to your car. If your car is leaking water then it could cause your engine to overheat if it gets to low. The "water" is most likely antifreeze/coolant. Coolant flows through your engine and radiator keeping your engine at the proper temperature.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Leaking

Happy Veterans Day 2019!

Did you know that in Albany Oregon we have the largest Veterans Day parade this side of the Mississippi river. It's amazing and if you're ever able to attend you should.  We want to take a moment and thank all of our Veterans and families for there service to our country. Without them we would not be here.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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Veterans Day
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