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Monthly Archives: April 2020

My car dies when stopped

We hope you're well. We are open and accepting appointment, give us a call!  If your car dies when it stops I am sure it's annoying and troublesome to be sure. It can be dangerous if your car will not restart. It's something that we can help you with. This could be from a list of possibilities so give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

My transmission is shifting wierd

We're open and accepting appointments. We hope you're all doing well and that you're safe and healthy.  If your transmission is shifting weird the first thing you need to check is your fluid level. If your fluid is low then it can cause shifting issues. This can also happen if it's been overfilled. We would suggest that you make an appointment to have your transmission checked.  We are a full service shop, we will take care of all your vehicles needs so there is no reason to go somewhere else. Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-792-2886 Happy Adventures, Heather

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Transmission

My air conditioner blows hot

We hope you're all doing well. We are open and we are scheduling appointments. We are here for you please let us know if you need anything.  It's that time of year again where you use your heater in the morning and by afternoon you're turning on the air conditioner. If your air conditioner is only blowing hot then it is probably out of refrigerant and it may just need to be recharged, it could also have a leak in the system causing your issue. The only way to know for sure is to have it tested to find out.    Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

My air conditioning isn't working

It's the season again when it's cold in the morning and by afternoon you're using your air conditioner. Now is the time to get your air conditioner serviced before it gets hot out and you're in a bind or before you go on that road trip. Many times your air conditioner just needs a recharge other times it's not working due to a leak in the system.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Air Conditioner

Why is my steering wheel shaking?

Your steering wheel may be shaking due to an issue with your power steering pump. If your power steering pump is low on fluid is can make noise and cause a shaking in your engine that transfers to your steering wheel. If the power steering pump is leaking then it will need to be replaced. If it leaks for an extended period of time then you can loose your power steering and in certain vehicles the ability to steer at all.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Shaking

Why do I need to have my brake fluid serviced?

Did you know that when your brake fluid gets contaminated with moisture it can boil and make it hard for you to stop. When this happens it can damage your brake calipers and the other hydraulic components of your brake system. When a brake fluid service is performed we remove all the old fluid, put in new fresh fluid and clean out all the old fluid from your hydraulic brake components and make sure it's all topped off.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Brakes

Why do my brakes squeak?

Your brakes could be squeaking due to the type of material the brake pad is composed of, it could also be due to the pad being worn out. If your brake pad lining is thin then it can cause squeaking. Many manufacturers will make the brake pad squeak when they are worn to a specified amount to let you know they need to be changed. We perform free brake inspections to keep you safe on your travels, give us a call at 541-791-2886 to schedule your inspection.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Brakes

Why did my car overheat while sitting

We wanted you to know we are so thankful for each and everyone of our clients, we wouldn't be here without you and we are open and have appointments available to take care of you.  If your car overheated while it was sitting then you could have an issue with your fan or low coolant. Your electric fan is there to pull air over your engine when sitting or when it starts to get hot. If the fan doesn't come on then it can cause your engine to overheat. This could be due to a faulty fan clutch or perhaps a blown fuse.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Overheating

Summer will come.

Spring 2020 is going to go down as one of the strangest years ever. Many have been told they can't go to work, other's have been put on the front lines and they are protecting themselves as best as they can, other's are struggling with the work they do have. Everyone is wondering when will life return to normal. Kids at home all day has changed family dynamics in our home too. I know my kids are eager to get out and go do something. We've gone on a couple of drives, but we miss the beach and going out for our monthly family dinner and movie date.  What are your plans for when you're free to do what you want again? Summer travel plans? Now is the time to get ready. We can start our plans now for those road trips. Now is the time to get your car serviced so that when you're ready - it's ready.  Give us a call and let us take care of you 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Summer

Why does a diesel pickup smoke?

There are multiple reasons that a diesel pickup will smoke. These reasons could be anything from a oil leak, to an issue with the fuel system or with the ECM. The only way to know for sure why it's smoking is to have it properly diagnosed.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Smoke
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