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Monthly Archives: December 2019

Why is my car shaking when I brake?

If your car is shaking when you press on the brakes then it could be that your rotors are  then it could be from your brakes. If your brake components get to hot then it can cause damage to your rotors that will cause a vibration when braking. This can be fixed by having your brake rotors replaced.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Brakes

Did you know....why does my check engine light flash

Anytime that your check engine light is on it means that a sensor did not pass the test that was conducted by the computer. If your check engine light is on and flashing then it means you have a catalyst damaging misfire. This means that your engine has a misfire and it can cause engine damage if not taken care of. This could be due to spark plugs, coil boots, or spark plug wires or ignition coils. We would have to test your components to know which as failed causing the issue.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

My headlights are dim and cloudy

After a period of time your headlight lenses can become cloudy causing your headlights to be dim. This can be fixed without replacing your headlight lenses and will increase your night driving visibility. We do this by performing headlight restorations to the lenses on your car. We apply a compound to your headlight lenses then through several steps we are able clean them and make them like new again.  Give us a call and let us take care of you,  Happy Adventures, Heather

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Headlights

How often do I change my diesel fuel filter?

Your fuel filter should be changed every 15,000 miles. This is due to the fact that in Oregon we don't always get the best fuel and many times it has contaminates in it that will cause your engine to run poorly. If you know that you've gotten bad fuel then you should have your fuel filter changed to make sure that all of that contamination is caught before it reaches your engine. Depending on the type of contamination in the fuel it could damage your injectors, pumps and other components in your fuel system.     Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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Diesel

Why is my subaru overheating?

Your Subaru could be overheating due to your thermostat not working properly. If your thermostat is not opening when it should then it will could cause your engine to overheat. Your thermostat is designed to open at a specific temperature. This enables your engine to operate that the optimum temperature for the best performance and fuel economy.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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Overheating

My battery light is on why?

When the battery light on your instrument cluster comes on it means that something has gone wrong in your charging system. It could mean that your battery is low or it could be that your alternator is failing. Either way it means that you have limited time until your car will not run. We do free electrical checks on your battery and alternator so stop by and we'll make sure you're safe on all your travels.    Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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Battery Light
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