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Did you know....why does my check engine light flash

Anytime that your check engine light is on it means that a sensor did not pass the test that was conducted by the computer. If your check engine light is on and flashing then it means you have a catalyst damaging misfire. This means that your engine has a misfire and it can cause engine damage if not taken care of. This could be due to spark plugs, coil boots, or spark plug wires or ignition coils. We would have to test your components to know which as failed causing the issue.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

My headlights are dim and cloudy

After a period of time your headlight lenses can become cloudy causing your headlights to be dim. This can be fixed without replacing your headlight lenses and will increase your night driving visibility. We do this by performing headlight restorations to the lenses on your car. We apply a compound to your headlight lenses then through several steps we are able clean them and make them like new again.  Give us a call and let us take care of you,  Happy Adventures, Heather

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Headlights

How often do I change my diesel fuel filter?

Your fuel filter should be changed every 15,000 miles. This is due to the fact that in Oregon we don't always get the best fuel and many times it has contaminates in it that will cause your engine to run poorly. If you know that you've gotten bad fuel then you should have your fuel filter changed to make sure that all of that contamination is caught before it reaches your engine. Depending on the type of contamination in the fuel it could damage your injectors, pumps and other components in your fuel system.     Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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Diesel

Why is my subaru overheating?

Your Subaru could be overheating due to your thermostat not working properly. If your thermostat is not opening when it should then it will could cause your engine to overheat. Your thermostat is designed to open at a specific temperature. This enables your engine to operate that the optimum temperature for the best performance and fuel economy.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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Overheating

My battery light is on why?

When the battery light on your instrument cluster comes on it means that something has gone wrong in your charging system. It could mean that your battery is low or it could be that your alternator is failing. Either way it means that you have limited time until your car will not run. We do free electrical checks on your battery and alternator so stop by and we'll 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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Battery Light

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
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