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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Black Friday 2019!

We are not open today so that our crew can spend the day with friends and family who are here from out of town. We hope that you're having a wonderful weekend as well and that your turkey coma has settled. Please remember that tomorrow is small business Saturday and to remember to visit those local shops along with the big chain stores. Jason and I have made it a point since we opened in 2005 to make sure that we support local small businesses as much as we can. We know how important it is for us and we try to do our part as well.  We'll be back Monday so give us a call and let us take care of you.    Happy Adventures, Heather

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Holiday

Happy Thanksgiving 2019!

We are closed today and tomorrow to spend time with our loved ones. We are thankful for each of you and we hope you know that. We hope you enjoy your day with your family and we will see you Monday morning.   Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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Holidays

Why should I change my diesel engine oil

We've had a lot of questions recently about what maintenance should be performed on diesel engines and diesel engines. We will be doing a weekly series specifically for diesels to address concerns and questions. If you have a questions that you would like us to answer please give a call at 541-791-2886 or email me and we will do our best to answer your questions.  Today we are going to talk about your oil change and why it's so important. I know it sounds simple and something that can be "put off" but really so important. When you go to long between oil changes then your oil gets dirty and that oil is what goes through your injectors. Dirty oil can clog your injector making it not work properly and even damage it beyond repair. We recommend that you change your engines oil every 5,000 miles to prevent this from occurring. With proper maintenance your engine will last for as long as you want it to.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy A ... read more

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Diesel

How often should I change my engine oil?

Your engine oil should be changed every 3,000 to 5,000 miles and this depends on the type of oil that your engine takes. If your engine takes a full synthetic or if it's a diesel then we recommend that you have your oil changed every 5,000 miles. If your engine takes a conventional or synthetic blend then we recommend to have it changed every 3,000 miles. This is due to the fact that over time your engine oil can get contaminated with fuel and then it begins to thin out and provides less lubrication.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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Oil Change

Why does my car shake at a stop?

If your vehicle is shaking at an idle then there is a good chance that you may have a misfire. A misfire happens when your spark plugs are worn or even damaged. We can perform a tune up on your engine which includes new spark plugs, spark plug wires and or boots and get you back on the road again.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Engine

Is Your Car Travel Ready?

Hi Everyone! Thanksgiving is coming up and we are all excited to spend quality time with our families and of course, to eat lots of turkey. We will be open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week so whether you are staying close to home or traveling far, stop by or give us a call to make sure your vehicle is safe for all of your travels. Happy Adventures, Heather

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Holiday

My Engine Light is On

The engine symbol on your instrument cluster is a warning that something within your vehicle has malfunctioned. It could be something as simple as when you got fuel that the gas cap wasn't tightened enough or the seal on the gas cap is worn and your vehicle needs a new gas cap. It could also mean something more serious is going on and needs to be addressed. Either way your vehicle needs to be checked out to make sure you're safe on all your travels. Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

When I Stop My Brakes Squeak

Your brakes may be squeaking due to the material they are made of, or because they are due to be changed. The brake pad has a squealer bracket that will make a noise when you apply the brake when it starts to get too thin. We do free brake inspections to 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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Brakes

My Tire Pressure Light Is On

When your tire pressure light comes on your tire pressure needs to be checked. It could be on due to a few reasons. If you have one tire that has a lower pressure than the other three it will keep the light on until it is corrected. If you're concerned just stop by during business hours and we would be happy to check your air pressure for you.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

My Engine is Ticking

Your engine ticking could be from multiple things and the best way to know for sure is to have it checked out. The two most common reasons for this is that your engine oil is low, which means you could have an oil leak or that your valves are out of adjustment. Either way any time that your engine is making a noise that isn't "normal" you should have it checked out.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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Engine Noise
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