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Monthly Archives: December 2020

New Years Eve 2020

What can we say about 2020...it's been a year. We've had joy, sorrow, a few adventures, a lot of questions and so many rules. We appreciate each and everyone of you who have supported small business like ours this year. Small businesses are the dreams of the entrepreneur and to have those who help support us is amazing. We couldn't do this without you and we hope we show our appreciation to you for that. May your 2021 be better than your 2020. We will be here to take care of you and all of your automotive needs.  If you are out and about tonight please be safe.  Happy Adventures,  Jason and Heather

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Happy New Year

My check engine light is on and blinking

If your check engine light is on that is startling enough, but when it starts to blink that becomes an even bigger concern. When your check engine light starts to blink that typically means that your engine has a misfire. When your engine has a misfire it can be from multiple reasons. One is a bad ignition coil. Over time your ignition coil can wear out and stop working. If this happens we recommend to replace all of the ignition coils. You can replace just one, but typically we find that the other ignition coils will start to fail quickly after one has failed. Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

Why does my car leak coolant?

Your car could be leaking coolant due to a faulty radiator hose. Over time your radiator hoses will start to become old and brittle. This can cause a leak and if left for to long unattended then it can cause an overheating issue with your car. Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Coolant

Merry Christmas 2020!

We hope you have a magical day filled with family and friends. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas.  Jason & Heather

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Merry Christmas

Why window won't roll up

Your window may be stuck down due to a faulty window motor. If the window motor has failed then your window will probably be stuck in the down position. If you're able and a little of the window is sticking up you can grab the window and while someone else presses the button you can very gently pull the window up. This will keep the rain out of your car until you can get it repaired.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Window

Why does my car make noise when I turn?

Your car may be making a noise when turning due to a faulty component in your steering system. Over time the components can wear out due to age and use. When this happens one of the symptoms may be noise. Your steering may get tight or very loose too. The only way to know why your car is making noise is for us to properly diagnose the problem. Give us a call and let us take care of you.    Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Noise

My oil light came on

If your oil light comes on then you need to pull over as soon as it is safe and turn off your engine. This light could come due to a lack of oil pressure in your engine. When your engine does not have enough oil pressure then the oil cannot lubricate your engine properly. If this happens then it can cause your engine to fail. Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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OIl

My transfer case won't go into 4wd

Knowing that your 4wd is available to you when you want it is important. If your 4wd is not engaging properly then it could be due to a issue with your transfer case motor or actuator. This component over time can wear out and cause it to not function when you want it to. Many times it is the electrical component that has worn out not the motor itself. Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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4wd

My oil pressure gauge stopped working

Your oil pressure could have dropped out due to an issue with your oil pump. If your oil pump is not pumping enough oil out of your oil pan into your engine then it can cause engine failure. Your oil is the lifeblood of your engine and if it doesn't have it then it won't run. This can be tested by putting a mechanical gauge on your engine to test how much oil pressure you have. If your oil can light comes on while you're driving then you should pull over as soon as it is safe and turn off your engine.  Give us a call to set up your appointment and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather 

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Oil

My car won't run

If your car won't run then it could be due to a faulty fuel pump. Most of the time your fuel pump is an electrical component and over time it will wear out and need to be replaced. This isn't typically something that can be detected prior to the fuel pump failing. A tip to help your fuel pump last longer keep your fuel tank over 1/4 tank. When your tank has less than 1/4 then it can cause your fuel pump to suck air and it can shorten the lifespan.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Fuel
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