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Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's day to all those Dads out there. We hope you're able to enjoy your special day and that you have plenty of time with your family.  Wives, sons and daughters, you know what makes a great gift for Dad - besides BBQ stuff. Get them a gift certificate for an oil change - they get to spend more time doing what they want and less time laying in the driveway getting upset the oil filter won't come off.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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Holiday

Schools Out!

For the Albany school district today is the last day of school. We want to take a moment and say a big THANK YOU! to all the teachers and staff that care and educate our children all year long. We hope you have a fantastic summer break and that you're refreshed and ready for September when it arrives.  Just a reminder to watch out for all those kids who are out and about.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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Schools Out

Summer Travel Tips - Number 4 - Chargers

Number 4 - Chargers Most all of us have smart phones and if you're anything like me I would rather listen to the playlist on my phone rather than the one the radio is providing. Many times I am also using my phone for navigation or I am just browsing while Jason is driving. No matter what you're using your phone for the likelihood is that it's going to drain your battery and that means it needs to be charged. Make sure you have the right charger for your phone and maybe an extra for those traveling with you. Keep the peace in the back seat - bring extra chargers.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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Travel Tips

Summer Travel Tips - Number 3 - Tire Checkup

Number 3  Tire checkup - before any trip to either the beach or the grocery store you do a walk around your vehicle to make sure all of your tires are properly inflated. It's a quick and easy way to make sure you're safe on your journey. A few years ago we were headed out for the weekend. I had everything and everyone loaded in the car. We were ready to leave when Jason did the walk around and we had a flat tire. We had picked up a nail at some point and had to have it repaired before we could leave town. It was just a little hiccup, but I am glad we checked before getting on the freeway and having a bigger issue.  Basically just make sure you're ready and safe too. If you're concerned about your tire pressure or if you need us to take a look for you stop by or give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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Travel Tips

Summer Travel Tips - Number 2 - Snacks

Number 2 .... this is the really important one Have snacks. Maybe it's just the Mom in me from having littles, but snacks are so important on any road trip.  Now that the kids are older it's easier for sure, but I am still picky about what they eat in the car - crumbs are a pain and I'm the one who has to vacuum my car. We try to stay away from sticky things, we have wipes, but it's just easier to stick with the things that aren't sticky. Jerky, crackers, popcorn, granola bars, grapes, things along that route are typically what I pack in the car still.  Along with the snacks everyone needs a reusable water bottle. I swear we have 50 of them, we might as well use them, plus it's easier to refill them as we go than to buy a new one.  It doesn't matter if it's a day trip or a week long trip - you still need snacks.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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Travel Tips

Summer Travel Tips - Number 1 Pre Trip Inspections

Number 1 Before any long road trip you should have a pre-trip inspection done - we will check out your entire vehicle including all the fluids, brakes, tires and suspension and not forgetting about your battery and belts. We want you to have one less thing to worry about while you're off adventuring. This should be done one to two weeks prior to your trip on the off hand chance that you do need to have something repaired or serviced prior to your trip. It gives you a little time to breathe and it makes that last minute stuff easier when you have your vehicle.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures, Heather

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Travel Tips

Graduation 2019

Congratulations! To all those who are graduating from high school and college this year!  We hope that you achieve all of your hopes and dreams. I'm not going to lie it's going to be hard. Harder than anything you've done in your life so far. Know that it will be worth it. It's okay to change your mind, you're going to change your mind, we all do. Your life is built off of your experiences and adventures, make them good ones. Do the things have make you nervous, that's when you're growing.  Happy adventures,  Heather   

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Graduation

My brakes are making a noise

If your brakes are making a noise they need to be checked. It could be something as simple as a rock that got stuck in the backing or it could be that you are due for new brakes. Most cars have a "squealer" that will start to make noise when the brake pads are getting close to needing to be changed.  We do free brake inspections, just give us a call we'll schedule you an appointment and make sure you're safe on all your travels. Give us a call and let us take care of you 541-791-2886. Happy Adventures, Heather

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Brakes

My transmission isn't shifting

When your transmission isn't shifting properly it will need to be seen to diagnose to determine if it is just a fluid issue or if something else has happened. The best way to prevent transmission issues is to have it serviced on a regular basis. That means fluid services every 30,000-50,000 miles. It should be serviced by a reputable shop to make sure it has the correct fluid, the wrong fluid can cause just as much damage as not having it done at all. Transmissions have gotten more complicated as technology has increased, with that the fluids are more specific.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Transmission

My air conditioner is blowing hot

Summer seems to be taking it sweet time in getting here. It tricked us last month and we had a week or more of beautiful warm weather, then it turned cold and windy like early spring again. I'm not sure what's going on, but I would love more of that warm weather. With warm weather brings the need to turn on your air conditioner, especially if you live in the valley and have allergies.  Your air conditioner hasn't been something you've probably thought about since last fall when you turned it off for the winter. It worked then why doesn't it work now?? Well all winter you were still using your air conditioner compressor when you used your defroster. It could be your just low on refrigerant or you could have a leak somewhere. We can run a quick test and find our what's going on with it.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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Air Conditioning
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