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Monthly Archives: March 2021

How often should tires be checked?

How often should tires be checked?

Ideally you should check your tires each time before you drive your car. This could be as simple as a walk around your vehicle to make sure all your tires are properly inflated. It is a quick and easy way to make sure you are safe on your journey. A few years ago, we were headed out for the weekend. I had everything and everyone loaded in the car. We were ready to leave when Jason did the walk around and we had a low tire. We had picked up a nail at some point. We had to have it repaired before we could go. It was just a little hiccup, but I am glad we did our walk around before leaving home. It could have become a much bigger issue on the freeway. If you are concerned about your tire pressure or if you are unsure what you are looking for then just stop by or give us a call and we can help you. Give us a call and let us take care of you. Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JHAutomotiveInc Instagram ... read more

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Tires

Do you work on diesel engines?

We get a lot of questions on if we work on diesel engines. The quick answer is yes we do. We do not specialize in any one make or model or engine. Jason has always insisted on working on the vehicles in the community. Whether it be a diesel, gas, hybrid or electric. Taking care of the people in our community is why we are here. Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Diesel

How do you stop Carbon build up?

You cannot stop Carbon Build Up completely. You can help to reduce the amount of build up by using top tier fuels and premium grade engine oil. Changing your engine oil at the proper interval will help reduce Carbon Build Up. Your engine may also need an Induction Cleaning Service to help remove Carbon deposits in the intake valves and combustion chambers. This cleaning should be done on a regular basis to keep your engine in its best condition. Give us a call and let us take care of you. Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JHAutomotiveInc Instagram J & H Automotive (@jhautoinc) • Instagram photos and videos Happy Adventures, Heather

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Engine

When do I have to take off my studded tires?

In Oregon and Washington you can put on your Studded Tires November 1st. They need to come off by March 31st. If you have Studded Tires then you know how much they help with traction in snow and ice. When conditions are not poor Studded Tires decrease traction in normal road conditions. If you are able to buy a second set of wheels with your Studded Tires. This prolongs the life of your Studded Tires by only using them when you need them. Give us a call and let us take care of you. Happy Adventures, Heather   Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JHAutomotiveInc Instagram J & H Automotive (@jhautoinc) • Instagram photos and videos

What are the symptoms of a bad mass air flow sensor?

If your Mass Air Flow Sensor is bad, then it can show up as many different issues. It can cause your Check Engine Light to come on. It can also cause poor run-ability with an Engine Misfire. You may notice that your Fuel Mileage has gone down. You may also have a Lack of Power. It could be one of these symptoms. If your Mass Air Flow Sensor is not replaced, then it may cause damage to your Catalytic Converter. Give us a call and let us take care of you. Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JHAutomotiveInc Instagram J & H Automotive (@jhautoinc) • Instagram photos and videos   Happy Adventures, Heather

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Sensor

Why is my brake fluid green?

Your brake fluid will become green when it is contaminated with moisture from the air. The moisture content of your brake fluid should not be above 3%. It needs to be serviced any time it is above 3%. This green color is from algae that grows in the brake fluid from the moisture. This moisture is damaging to your braking components. Give us a call and let us take care of you.Happy Adventures, Heather

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Brake Fluid

What happens if your cabin air filter is dirty?

When your cabin air filter is dirty then it restricts the air flow from your heater and air conditioner. Over time it can also accumulate moisture. This moisture can develop mold and bacteria that can be harmful to you and your family. It may even produce unpleasant odors making your car smell bad. Your cabin air filter should be changed more frequently if you have pets in your car. Give us a call and let us take care of you. Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JHAutomotiveInc Instagram J & H Automotive (@jhautoinc) • Instagram photos and videos Happy Adventures, Heather

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Cabin Air Filter

My car is overheating and coolant is leaking

My car is overheating Your car’s engine could be overheating due to a leak in the cooling system. When you have a leak then your engine will not have enough coolant to keep your engine at the proper operating temperature.  Depending on how much coolant you are losing then it can cause severe damage to your engine. Any time your engine has a leak then it needs to be checked and repaired to keep your car operating properly. Give us a call and let us take care of you. Happy Adventures, Heather

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Overheating
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