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Can I drive my car with a leaking head gasket?

Can I drive my car with a leaking head gasket? Yes, you can, until you cannot. This depends on if the leak is internal or external. If your leak is internal, it is not advised due to the change of engine damage. The antifreeze will get into your engine oil and then it causes damage to all the internally lubricated parts. This will cause engine failure. If your leak is external, then you can drive it if you keep it full of antifreeze. The engine head gasket will need to be replaced to keep your car running properly. Give us a call and let us take care of you. Happy Adventures, Heather   Our specials can be found here - Specials - J & H Automotive, Inc Ready to make an appointment … Appointments - J & H Automotive, Inc Want to know more … About Us - J & H Automotive, Inc Would you ... read more


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Snow tires or Studded Tires?

The benefit of both is no chains. The studless or snow tires do not damage the road. They do not do as well in ice as a studded tire though. A studded snow tire will cause more road noise when driving. The studless snow tire is made of a softer compound which does wear out quicker. You can expect to get 2 to 3 seasons out of your studless snow tires. The studded tires are a harder compound that allows the studs to be inserted and they will last until your studs fall out – typically around 5 to 6 years. If you are just concerned about having enough traction in the winter, then a studless snow tire is what you want. If you have icy conditions, then a studded tire is the way to go. Either way, you will be safer on your adventures, and you will not have to deal with chains. Happy Adventures, Heather   Our specials can be found here - Specials - J & H Automotive, Inc Ready to make an appointm ... read more

Does a misfire mean I need a tune up?

Does a misfire mean I need a tune up? A misfire is an indication that something is wrong with your engine. It could mean that your spark plugs are worn out and they are due for replacement. It could also mean that you have a problem with one of your other ignition components. The components on your engine are lasting longer due to new technology, but they still wear out. Depending on the manufacturer of your engine you may need new spark plugs at every 30,000, 60,000 or 90,000 miles. We have seen a few manufacturers that are putting new spark plugs required at every 120,000 miles. For those engines we have found the spark plugs need to be changed before the 120,000-mile mark and are typically failing around the 90,000-mile interval. Your engine can have a misfire due to a faulty ignition coil. If the ignition coil fails, then it will cause a misfire in the engine. It can damage the spark plug as well. Another reason for a misfire is a fouled spark plug. If you have an oil leak on you ... read more

Winter driving essentials

 Winter driving essentials Here in Oregon, we have all kinds of weather depending on which part of the state you live in. We have the coast where the weather is mild. Then we have all the mountain ranges. The conditions can be dangerous from time to time with snow and ice. Here in the Willamette Valley, we get a lot of rain and fog. On occasion, we do get a little snow. Our temperatures are typically mild. Usually with a few days of freezing temperatures every winter. When it does snow, it rarely sticks around for long. On the other side of the cascades in the high desert of central Oregon, they have cold winters. Depending on the year, they can get a lot of snow. They do have much colder temperatures than in the Willamette valley. The cold is offset by beautiful blue skies and sunny days. As you continue farther east it continues the same. In southern Oregon, the weather can be cold and wet. They get snow and fog and just a bit of everything.  When you are out, whether you ... read more


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Why is my diesel engine losing power?

Why is my diesel engine losing power? Your diesel may be losing power due to a plugged fuel filter. Your fuel filter filters out dirt and debris that is in your fuel tank. It is also a water separator. The debris can come from the filler nozzle when filling your tank. The water in your tank comes from condensation from moisture in the air. Both debris and water are damaging to your fuel system components. This can cause a lack of power, damage to your fuel injectors and your high-pressure fuel pump. It is best practice to change your fuel filter every 15,000 miles. Give us a call and let us take care of you. Happy Adventures, Heather   Check us out at https://www.facebook.com/JHAutomotiveInchttps://www.pinterest.com/jhautoincJ & H Automotive (@jhautoinc) • Instagram photos and videos ... read more



Happy Thanksgiving 2021!

Happy Thanksgiving We hope you all have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. We wanted to share with you a list of what we are thankful for this Thanksgiving. You – we would not be here without our loyal clients. Taking care of you is why we are here. We consider you a part of our extended family too. We appreciate you. Thank you. Our Crew – we really are a big family. Jason and I consider ourselves to be blessed to spend our days with the people we do. It makes being at work each day great. Health – we are thankful that we are all healthy and happy. We pray that you are too. Our families – our kids are getting older, and we are enjoying this time with them before they leave the nest. Our parents have all officially retired and we are enjoying the time we get to spend with them also. Our pets – if you have ever been to the shop then you know how much we love our pets. They are an extended part of our families, and we are so thankful for them. The list cou ... read more

My headlights are dim can they be fixed?

My headlights are dim can they be fixed? The short answer is yes, they can be fixed. When your headlights get dim it is mostly likely due to the Headlight Lenses getting cloudy. Overtime your Headlight Lenses will become cloudy due to age and oxidation.  This can be fixed by buffing out your Headlight Lenses. To do this we apply a compound to the lenses which removes the oxidation from the lenses that comes from UV light. We then polish the headlight lenses which brings them back to a crystal-clear finish. When this service is performed it will last for several years before it needs to be done again. With winter driving and it getting dark so early it is important that you can see where you are headed. Give us a call and let us take care of you. Happy Adventures, Heather   Check us out at https://www.facebook.com/JHAutomotiveInchttps://www.pinterest.com ... read more


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Are you ready for the holiday travel season ?

Are you ready for the holiday travel season ?

Holiday Travel 2021 The holidays are here! Are you ready for them? Are you ready for the hours in the car to get to where you are going? Jason and I have two long road trips planned. We are excited to see friends and family. We hope you are too. Our wish for you is to have a fantastic time with your family and friends. That you get to see old friends and maybe even meet a few new ones. That you get to see your grandparents, grandkids, children, and extended family. That you do not have any issues getting to where you want to be. Now is the best time to make an appointment to make sure you are ready for all your holiday travels. From Thanksgiving to new years and everything in between we want to make sure are safe and can get to and from wherever you want to go. Give us a call and let us take care of you. Happy Adventures, Heather Appointments - J & H Automotive, Inc (jhautomotiveinc.com) Check us out at ... read more



When should I have my car winterized?

When should I have my car winterized? Your car should be checked over before winter or cold weather gets to you. This check-up includes testing your battery, alternator, electrical components, hoses, engine fluids including antifreeze or coolant and engine oil. Keeping your car well maintained keeps it on the road longer and it also prevents breakdowns. Your engine coolant should be changed every 36 months to keep it in good condition. Your hoses should be changed every 100K or every 6 years. This keeps you from having a breakdown or a damaged engine from a leak or a broken hose. If you live in a climate where it has more extreme heat or cold than here in the Willamette Valley then these may change. If you are ready to have your vehicle checked over before it gets cold outside give us a call and let us take care of you. Happy Adventures, Heather Check us out at https://www.facebook.com/JHAutomotiveInc ... read more



Veterans Day 2021

Veterans Day 2021

Veteran’s Day 2021 We wanted to take a moment today and say thank you. We cannot thank you enough for your service to our country and your sacrifice. Thank you to the families for the time that you were not there. Thank you to the parents who supported you in your decision. Thank you for your love of our country and your willingness to serve. Thank you for all that you do. Jason and Heather


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