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Monthly Archives: July 2019

My air bag light came on

When your air bag light comes on it disables the air bag from functioning properly. If your air bag light is on then it needs to be checked out. Many times it's a sensor in your seat belt that is causing the light to come on, sometimes it's a sensor that is causing the issue.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Air bag

My will start but then it dies

When your vehicle has a run-a-biltiy issue that causes it to start but not stay running then it should be checked out. Many times it's a fuel pressure issue where the engine is not getting enough fuel to stay running.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Running poorly

Why is my car shaking?

Well that depends on when it's shaking. Staring, stopping, driving? Low speed? High Speed? There are many reasons for your car to shake. The best way to know exactly what is going on is to have it checked out. We're here Monday - Friday from 8am to 5pm. You can drop off in the morning or evening if that works better for your schedule and if you need a ride we can do that too. Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Shaking

My pickup is running poorly and blowing white smoke

Anytime that your vehicle is running poorly and starts to blow white smoke that can be concerning for sure. We had a diesel pickup in a few days ago with those exact symptoms. We were able to diagnose the issue as bad fuel. We drained the fuel tank, cleaned it, added good fuel and a cleaning additive, re-drove and the pickup is running perfect.  If you're having a run-ability issue with your vehicle - gas, diesel, or hybrid give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather 

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Running poorly

My a/c was just serviced and it's still blowing hot

If your air conditioner was just recently serviced and it's still blowing hot, then you have a leak somewhere in your system. On every vehicle that we do an air conditioning service on we use a dye in the oil that is injected into the system to check for leaks. This save you money and us time looking for an issue with your system. Over time hoses and fittings do wear out and need to be replaced along with compressors and condensers.  If your air conditioning isn't blowing cold, give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather  

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Air Conditioner

How do you know when your car needs a tune up?

"Tune ups" are when your spark plugs, wires and/or coil boots along with a distributor cap and ignition rotor are changed. As for the interval that depends on your engine. Older vehicles need to have a tune-up every 30,000 to 60,0000, while newer engines can wait until 90,000 to be serviced. It really just depends on your engine.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Tune up

My car is making a weird noise

Anytime that your car is making a noise that isn't "normal" then it should be checked out. It could be something super simple like a rock in your exhaust shield or you could have something else that could be a much bigger issue.  Give us a call at 541-791-2886 and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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Noise

How do you know when your diesel injector has gone bad?

If your injector(s) have gone bad then your engine is going to run badly and it will have a misfire. It may feel like your driving on washboard. If your diesel is running poorly then it needs to be checked out before it causes more damage to other componets.  Give us a call at 541-791-2886 and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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Diesel Injectors

Why does my turn signal not work?

Your turn signal has a switch that controls it, and if the switch has gone bad then that can make your turn signal not function properly. It could also have an electrical short of some kind that is preventing it from working too.  If your turn signal isn't working then it's best to have it checked out, it's a vital part of your safety equipment on your vehicle.  Give us a call at 541-791-2886 and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Turn signal

Why do I need to replace spark plugs?

Your spark plugs should be replaced every 30,000-90,000 miles depending on your engine to keep your engine running properly. It will also increase your fuel mileage. Regular maintenance will keep your car on the road longer and will cost you less in repairs.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Spark plugs
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