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My diesel has no power

Your diesel could have a lack of power if your turbo is not working properly. This could be due to the internal components of your turbo failing. If the veins of the turbo are sticking or stuck closed, then it will cause a low boost issue and then that will cause a lack of power. There are other components in the turbo that will also cause a lack of power. If the actuator fails then the turbo will also be stuck in the wrong position causing a lack of power.  Give us call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Turbo

My oil can light came on

The oil can light on your dash is for your oil pressure. This light will come on when you have an issue with your oil pressure. This is one of those times that you should not keep driving and pull over as soon as it is safe too. The light could be on due to a faulty sensor but it comes on more times because of low oil pressure and this can be due to not enough oil or to much oil in your engine. It can also be due to the oil pump not pumping the correct amount of oil into your engine. It needs to be checked and diagnosed properly to prevent damage from occurring in your engine.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Oil light

My car started to overheat and died

When your engine gets to hot it can cause the computer to shut down your engine to prevent damage. Your engine can overheat due to low coolant or from a cooling component not functioning properly. If your stays in the "hot" range for to long it can cause long term damage and possible engine failure. Give us a call and let us talk care of you 541-791-2886. Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Overheating

When I turn my car on it shakes

When your car shakes on start up this can be a symptom of a worn out or broken motor mount. This can cause the engine to shake or vibrate when you start your car. Your engine mounts are made of rubber and over time they will wear out and become brittle. We can verify that it's the engine mount that is causing your issues and get it replaced for you.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Shaking

When I turn my car it makes a grinding noise

All cars make noise, but when they start making a noise that isn't "normal" then it's time to have it properly diagnosed and checked. A grinding noise when turning can be an indication that your power steering pump is starting to fail. It could also be due to having air in your system. If you have air in your system then you may have a leak that is allowing the air to enter. Give us a call and let us take care of you 541-791-2886. Happy Adventures,  Heather 

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Grinding

My air conditioner blows hot when I am stopped

It's getting warm out and it can be frustrating when your air conditioner doesn't work when it should. This can be due to low refrigerant. It could also be due to a failed component in your system. This can be solved by having your air conditioner tested and if everything looks as it should then recharging it. We can service your air conditioner and get you back on the road and keep you cool.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Air Conditioner

Summer Travel 2020

This year travel looks a bit different than it has in the past. Instead of being carefree it's a bit more cautious. We know what is happening in the world is strange and scary, we've also changed many of our plans for the summer. Here are a few tips to get you back on the road and enjoying yourself despite COVID. 1. Plan ahead - I know over planning can ruin a perfectly good road trip, but in this case it's a good thing. Plan your stops ahead of time. 2. Pack snacks - no brainer right, well my kids favorite thing to do is to grab a snack when we stop for fuel. Instead I pack snacks ahead of time and this prevents them from being exposed to other people 3. Pack a cooler - this goes along with #2, planning ahead and packing a cooler prevents you from getting out of the car more than necessary. 4. Go on a weekday - this very well could be a no go, it is for us, but if you can get away on a week day then it's the best time to go, less people means less exposure.  ... read more

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Travel

Happy 4th of July 2020

We hope that you all have a fantastic day. Tomorrow we get to celebrate our great nations birthday. We know it looks different that it did last year and we hope that no matter what you're doing you have a great day, you stay safe and enjoy your day. We will be back to the office Monday and we're ready to take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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4th of July

Why is it important to get an alignment?

It's important to get an alignment because when your vehicle is out of "alignment" it can cause tire wear, poorly handling, poor fuel mileage and damage to components. You should have an alignment whenever you have suspension work performed and after new tires. You should have your alignment checked at least once a year due to road hazards that you probably never think about. Hitting a pot hole hard enough can cause damage to your car and it can cause your alignment to suffer.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Alignment

How often do I need a tune up on my Kia?

Every engine is different, and every manufacturer has a different interval for when your spark plugs should be changed. On a Kia you should have your spark plugs changed every 30,000 to 45,000 miles. This depends on how you drive and the quality of spark plugs.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Tune up
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