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My brakes are making noise

My brakes are making noise

---This brake pad fell off. The caliper was seized and caused the pad to wear prematurely and damaged the rotor---  If your brakes are making a noise then it would be best to have them checked as soon as possible. I would honestly say that stopping and steering are the two most important parts to the car. They keep you safe and everyone safe around you.  If you are hearing noise when you're braking have it checked out immediately. It could be a rock or it could mean it's time to replace your brakes. We do free brake inspections, give us a call or stop by and we will check them for you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

Why won't my car battery charge?

Why won't my car battery charge?

Most off automotive batteries have a life cycle of 5-6 years. Some will keep working longer than that and others don't last that long. Some of that depends on how many times the battery died due to be drained, or an issue with the alternator. Another factor is the climate that you live in. If you have extremes - cold and hot - it can wear your battery down faster. If you're having an issue stop by and we will do a free electrical check for you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

My car is smoking

My car is smoking

It is most likely smoking because it has a leak. When oil leaks onto the exhaust it can cause smoke. While it doesn't happen all the time it could catch on fire and cause an even bigger issue. You should have it checked immediately, to keep you safe and those around you. Give us a call and we will get it checked for you.  Happy Adventures, Heather 

Why is my differential making noise?

Why is my differential making noise?

Inside your differential you have bearings or gears or both. When it starts to make noise then it most likely means that they are worn out and are due for replacement. Preventative maintenance with regular fluid services can extend the life of your differential by many years. They typically need be to be serviced every 30K - 50K miles so depending on how much you drive every couple of years or so. If you think it's been a while since you had yours serviced or you would like us to find out if it needs to be done give us a call and make an appointment with Olivia.   541-791-2886 Happy Adventures, Heather

My car is leaking oil....

My car is leaking oil....

If your car is leaking oil or any substance it's best to have it checked out. The fluids in your car are the life blood of it and if it runs out of oil then it can cause substantial damage to your engine. Give us a call and we can get it checked out and make sure your engine stays in great condition.  Happy Adventures, Heather

Why does one headlight keep going out?

Why does one headlight keep going out?

If you have one headlight that repeatedly goes out you may have an issue with the socket or in the wiring to the headlight causing the issue. Especially right now in winter when it's dark when you leave for work and dark when you get home it's so important to be able to see where you are going and to be seen on those foggy mornings. Give us a call and we will get your car operating safely again.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

My car won't turn over

My car won't turn over

If your car won't turn over it could be an issue with the electrical system. The best thing would be to have it towed to the shop where we can take a look at it and get you back to where you want to be. A break down is never fun and it's even worse when you have places you need to be. We can take you home or to work and then when your car is ready we can pick you up and bring you back to the shop.  Give us a call or schedule an appointment online.  541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

Why does my battery die so fast?

  Batteries have all have a life span, most automotive batteries will last between 5 to 6 years without replacement. There is of course always an exception to the rule. If your battery has been drained aka lights have been left on or your alternator has caused an issue then it can dramatically shorten the life of your battery and if may have to be replaced sooner rather than later. Also if you don't drive often it can cause your battery to discharge and it can also shorten the life. You could also have an issue with the charging system in your car. If the alternator is not working properly and it's not charging your battery like it should then it could cause it to die also.  We do free electrical checks, stop by and we will check your electrical system on your vehicle. That includes the battery, alternator and the starter.  Happy Adventures, Heather

Why does my car make a noise when I turn?

Why does my car make a noise when I turn?

If your car is making a noise when turning you could have an issue within the suspension. Many times it is just a lubrication issue and nothing serious, but with any issue with your vehicle it's best to have it checked just in case.  Give us a call and we will make sure you're safe on all your adventures.    Happy Adventures, Heather

Why is my brake fluid low?

Why is my brake fluid low?

Your brake fluid could be low indicating that you need to replace the front or rear or both brake pads or shoes. It could also mean that you have a leak some where. If you do have a leak then getting it checked and fixed is important since stopping is one of those things that is really important. Along with changing your brake pads when they are due. Give us a call and we will do a free brake inspection for you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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