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Yearly Archives: 2019

When I turn on my heater it clicks

This could be from the motor that moves your heater doors may have stripped gear which is causing the clicking noise. When this happens the motor would need to be replaced. This typically happens suddenly and it is just to do age and internal wear.  Give us a call and let us take care of you 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Heater

What is a rack and pinion?

Your rack and pinion is your steering gear, it is called a rack and pinion because it uses a flat gear instead of a worm gear. Typically cars, mini vans and smaller SUV's have a rack and pinion, full size cars, pickups and SUV's will have a steering gear with a worm gear.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Steering

What is a heater core?

Your heater core is part of your cooling and heating system. The coolant/antifreeze that flows through your engine to keep it cooled properly also flows through your heater core. The heater core provides heat to the interior of your car through the antifreeze that flows through your engine. Have you ever noticed that your heater doesn't blow hot until your engine is warm - that is why.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Heater Core

When I turn on my heater I smell antifreeze

When turning on your heat and you smell antifreeze, you most likely have a leak somewhere within your cooling system. To know where it's coming from they need to perform a test to know exactly where it's coming from since your cooling system has so many different parts to it.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Antifreeze

Merry Christmas 2019

Merry Christmas from all of us to all of you! We hope you have a fabulous day with your family and friends.  Jason and Heather

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Christmas

Christmas Hours 2019

Merry Christmas Eve! Christmas is almost here! I know my kids are so excited for Christmas and to be done with school for a couple of weeks. I wish I could say they're sleeping in, but they're on swim team so they're at practice every morning from 6:30-8:30 so no sleeping in for them. Jason will be here today from 8 to 1 for anything you need and we're closed tomorrow for Christmas. We'll see you on Thursday.  Merry Christmas! Heather

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Christmas

My headlights are dim

Your headlights could be dim due to the type of bulb that is in your headlight, it could also be from your headlight lenses that have begun to get cloudy. This can be remedied without changing your headlight lenses. We can perform a headlight restoration and they will look almost like new again.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Headlights

Holiday Travel Tips 2019 Edition

Merry Christmas and Happy 2020!! The next year brings huge changes to my family as our oldest son will be graduating from high school and moving onto college. He's unsure of where that might be, he could stay home (which I wouldn't mind) but he is also talking about going away....so we're just waiting on that. This year though with it being his possible last year at home I'm trying to make it as special as possible. We have holiday parties planned and adventures with friends. With all that coming and going it's a good time to remember some rules and tips when traveling in the winter weather.  1. Make sure you have your phone and charger. If you break down you'll want it.  2. Water - make sure you have a bottle for each person in the car 3. Blankets - I keep a blanket in the car at all times, this time of year though I add a couple or when I know we're going on a day trip I tell the boys to grab one.  4. Emergency kit - they're so small ... read more

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Travel

How did my transmission fluid burn

Your transmission fluid can burn due to friction in the gears and every time your transmission shifts heat is created with the clutches engage. Over time this can cause your transmission fluid to burn. Servicing your transmission on a regular schedule can prevent a catastrophic failure to your transmission and components.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Transmission

What does the snowflake mean on your tire?

The snowflake on your tire means your tire is snow rated - this isn't a stud less snow tire, this just means that your tires are rated for winter driving. They can handle winter and snow, but if you live in an area that gets an intense amount of winter weather then it may be a good idea to invest in stud less snow tires. Stud less snow tires have extra cuts in the tread which allows them to grip slippery surfaces better.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Snowflake
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