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Why does my headlight keep going out?

Why does my headlight keep going out?

If you have a headlight that is repeatedly going out you could have a bad ballast or it could be another electrical issue. The best way to know for sure is to have it checked out. We're still in the long days of winter when it seems like it's dark all the time. If you're having issues give us a call and we will get you checked out so you can have piece of mind that you're safe.  Happy Adventures, Heather

Why won't my car battery charge?

Why won't my car battery charge?

Most off automotive batteries have a life cycle of 5-6 years. Some will keep working longer than that and others don't last that long. Some of that depends on how many times the battery died due to be drained, or an issue with the alternator. Another factor is the climate that you live in. If you have extremes - cold and hot - it can wear your battery down faster. If you're having an issue stop by and we will do a free electrical check for you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

Shop Small Business Saturday

Shop Small Business Saturday

I know today is black Friday and that itself has become a national holiday, but with all of that please remember to shop at the local stores in your town. They are small businesses trying to provide for there families, they work long hours with very little reward other than to know they are making a difference in the lives of the people who they employ and to there children. We are a small business too and sometimes people forget.  Please remember to shop small and support that local family who is doing their best to make a difference. Happy Adventures,  Heather

Why do my dash lights flicker?

Why do my dash lights flicker?

Your dash lights might flicker due to a poor connection or an electrical issue. This time of year when it's dark for so many hours being able to see your dash is important, Happy Adventures Heather

Why do I have a tire pressure light?

Why do I have a tire pressure light?

Your tire pressure light lets you know when your tire pressure is low to prevent a blow out when you're driving down the highway. It also prevents tire damage from driving on tires that do not have enough pressure in them.  If that light comes on it's best to have it checked as soon as you can. Happy Adventures Heather

What is the ABS light for?

What is the ABS light for?

An ABS warning light indicates that there is something wrong with the ABS system. Your brakes will still work with this light on, but your ABS will not and that could be handy in an emergency situation.  Give us a call and we will take care of you.  Happy Adventures Heather

There is a battery light on? What is it?

There is a battery light on? What is it?

That is your battery warning light and it should be a picture of a batter and it should be red. This sign is an indication that the battery in your car is having an issue, and may not be charging anymore.  If you spot this while driving, the first thing to do is to turn off all electrical components in your car. This includes the air conditioning, heating, stereo, interior lighting, seat heaters/coolers. Don't switch off the headlights if you are driving at night, but if you are driving during the day turn off the day time running lights.  If at all possible stop by and we will help you resolve this issue before it causes more trouble.  Happy Adventures Heather

What is the oil can icon on the dash for?

What is the oil can icon on the dash for?

  That is your engine oil pressure light, it should look like an oil pitcher and it will be red. If that ever comes on when you are driving please pull over, it can mean that your engine is low on oil and if you were to keep driving it could cause major damage to your engine. It doesn't always mean that it is low on oil or that there is an issue, but it is best to treat it that way just to be safe.  So, if you spot that light on your dash while you are driving, pull over, turn off the engine and call for a professional to help. Happy Adventures Heather

Where can I get electrical issues fixed?

Where can I get electrical issues fixed?

We work on electrical issues along with everything else that your vehicle may need. Electrical issues can range from a bad fuse, to a starter or alternator, wiring, issues with starting or your battery, headlights, turn signals, heater and air conditioning electrical and fuel issues to a fantom ghost that pops up now and then.  We know how frustrating it is when your vehicle isn't performing as it should. We do our best to get your vehicle back to you as soon as we can. If we are ever delayed we will call and let you know right away so it's never a last minute shock.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. Happy Adventures Heather

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