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Why does my a/c only blow on high?

If your air conditioning is only blowing on high then it could be due to a faulty blower motor resistor. The blower motor resistor could go out due to a terminal getting burnt due to the blower motor drawing too much current. When the blower motor is drawing too much current it will overload the circuits on the resistor. This will cause them to burn out and stop working. Give us a call and let us take care of you.   Happy Adventures, Heather   Our specials can be found here - Specials - J & H Automotive, Inc Ready to make an appointment … Appointments - J & H Automotive, Inc Want to know more … About Us - J & H Automotive, Inc Would you like to join our merry band of m ... read more

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Air Conditioning

Why is my check engine light blinking?

Why is my check engine light blinking? Your check engine light may be blinking due to a worn-out or faulty spark plug. When your check engine light is on and blinking it indicates that your engine has a catalyst damaging misfire. It can be caused by other issues other than your spark plugs. We would need to perform an engine diagnostic to know for sure that it is your spark plug and not a different component. We do promote replacing random parts to find out what is wrong. We prefer to know which part has failed and replace the correct part the first time. This saves you both time and money. Give us a call and let us take care of you. Happy Adventures, Heather   Our specials can be found here - Specials - J & H Automotive, Inc Ready to make an appointment … Appointments - J & H Automotive, Inc ... read more

Why does my air conditioning smell musty?

Your air conditioning may smell musty due to condensation that builds up on the cold components inside of your dash. These cold components can collect dust out of the air. Over time the dust will build up, and combined with the moisture this will cause a musty smell. This musty smell is coming from mold and mildew from the dust. One way to prevent this from happening is to always run your air conditioning on recirculate. This will prevent the dust from entering the cab of your vehicle. We also recommend having your cabin air filter changed. Your cabin air filter collects the spores, pollen, and dirt from the air in your cab. Give us a call and let us take care of you. Happy Adventures, Heather

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Air Conditioning

Why do I need a check engine light diagnostic performed?

You will need to have a proper diagnosis performed on your vehicle when this light appears on your vehicle's dashboard.  Today's vehicles have complex systems that can set your check engine light off for various reasons. The problem could be simple or extreme depending upon the codes that are stored in your car or pickup's computer. The situation could become drastically worse if the check engine light is flashing. In this instance, it is not a good idea to drive the vehicle. Having a proper check engine light diagnostic performed by a qualified mechanic could save you a lot of time and aggravation. Give us a call and let us take care of you. Happy Adventures, Heather Our specials can be found here - Specials - J & H Automotive, Inc Ready to make an appointment … Appointments - J &am ... read more

Is your diesel summer road trip ready?

Who loves a good road trip? I know I do. When you are traveling you want your vehicle operating at its full potential. Here are a few things to keep your vehicle running properly. Changing the fuel filter will help your fuel mileage. When your fuel filter is clogged it does not allow fuel to flow properly. This will cause your engine to produce less power. Your charge air cooler boots should be checked for a boost leak. If you have a boost leak this will cause your turbocharger to struggle. This will make your engine consume more fuel and not run properly. Cooling system fluid service – poor quality coolant can cause damage to your engine’s internal components from corrosion or cavitation.   Checking your engine air filter – if your engine air filter is dirty or clogged it restricts airflow. That restriction is hard on your engine and turbocharger. A diesel loves a clean air filter. Rear differential fluid service – especially when towing your rear dif ... read more

Why is it hard to fill my tank with gas?

Your vent valve on your fuel tank might be plugged. The vent valve allows air to escape from your fuel tank while capturing fuel vapors in your charcoal canister while you are filling your fuel tank. If your charcoal canister deteriorates and allows charcoal to get into your vent valve this can cause your check engine light to come on and for it to be harder to fill up your tank.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. Happy Adventures, Heather   Our specials can be found here - Specials - J & H Automotive, Inc Ready to make an appointment … Appointments - J & H Automotive, Inc Want to know more … About Us - J & H Automotive, Inc Would you like to join our merry b ... read more

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Fuel

Why is my car running rough?

Why is my car running rough? Your vehicle may be running rough due to an internal part failure. Your engine is made up of many moving parts that all work closely together. If one of those components is not working properly it can cause your vehicle to run rough. We would need to perform an engine diagnostic to determine why it is running rough. Modern vehicles are made of hundreds of computers and any one of them can cause a vehicle to run rough.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.   Happy Adventures, Heather   Our specials can be found here - Specials - J & H Automotive, Inc Ready to make an appointment … Appointments - J & H Automotive, Inc Want to know more … About Us - J & ... read more

Who does diesel diagnostics in Albany Oregon?

Who does diesel diagnostics in Albany Oregon? Here at J & H Automotive Inc, we can take care of all your vehicle needs. We have the updated information and technology to get you back on the road quickly. We can diagnose your Check Engine Light, your run-ability issues, or any other issue you may be having with your vehicle. Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather   Our specials can be found here - Specials - J & H Automotive, Inc Ready to make an appointment … Appointments - J & H Automotive, Inc Want to know more … About Us - J & H Automotive, Inc Would you like to join our merry band of misfits? ... read more

How far will people drive for auto repair?

How far will people drive for auto repair?

What is more important to you price or quality? When you are getting the best service available, then you are willing to drive a little farther. We service Lebanon, Oregon, and Albany, Oregon areas. Most people are willing to drive as far as needed within reason. We find that most will drive up to 1 hour. This depends on where you live in the country. It could be up to 60 miles. We have clients who drive up to 2 hours to come to us for their vehicle service and repair needs. When you know you are being cared for with your best interest in mind it makes the time pass quickly. The best Auto Repair and Auto Maintenance may be in the next town or county over depending on where you live. Developing a more personal relationship with your Automotive Repair team is critical. When they know your long-term goals, and personal needs they can give you better advice for your vehicle. We treat our clients like family (that we like) and put their long-term needs and interest ahead of profits. Give us ... read more

What is an ECM?

What is an ECM? Your ECM is your engine control module. To put it simply your ECM is the brain of your vehicle. Your ECM is made up of hundreds of smaller modules. All the modules in your vehicle are connected and work together. When one is not functioning properly it can cause other modules to not function correctly when they are not receiving the correct information. This can cause a run-ability issue. When your check engine light comes it indicates that one of those modules is not functioning properly. To know which module needs to be tested we need to perform an engine diagnostic. After an engine diagnostic is performed, we will know why your light is on and how we need to proceed. Give us a call and let us take care of you. Happy Adventures, Heather   Our specials can be found here - Specials - J & H Automotive, Inc Ready to make an appointment … ... read more

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