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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

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

We wanted to take just a moment  today and say thank you so much for all of your support and your trust in us. It means the world to us. We hope that we can continue to grow in our relationship with you and continue to earn your trust. Thank you for all of your support, we are a small business and while we know you have other choices out there, we appreciate that you come to us.  We hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving with your friends and family. We are taking Friday off so our employees can spend just a little extra time with family and friends - plus we could all use a nap.  Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Adventures, Heather

Holiday Travel

Holiday Travel

The holidays are upon us, I have my turkey thawing, the table is set and now the countdown is on.  I am one of the lucky ones this year I am hosting so I won't have to worry about traveling. We hope that no matter where you are off to whether it is just down the street or across the state that you are safe and you make it there without any worries.  If it's been awhile since your vehicle was seen give us a call, we still have a few appointments available to make sure you're safe on all your travels. Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Adventures, Heather

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween!!

It's all treats no tricks!! Bring the kids by for candy after school today and for the adults make an appointment and you get to pick a goodie out of the jar.  Happy Adventures Heather

Fall is here!!

Fall is here!!

Fall seems to have finally arrived in the pacific northwest,  I have finally become a summer person so I am now mourning the warm weather and sunny days. I know we need the rain and I am grateful for a chance to curl up on the couch with a good book and just relax for a moment.  With all of that comes fall and winter driving. If you grew up in the northwest rain isn't a new thing to you and you should be an expert by the time you get your license, although there are those days that after that long hot spell that the roads are slick and we tend to forget.  Please be safe and just give yourself a little more room to stop. Enjoy those all those fun fall events and colors.  Happy Adventures Heather

What are the symptoms of a bad transmission mount?

What are the symptoms of a bad transmission mount?

If you have a transmission mount that is going bad you will probably feel more vibration, perhaps hear some clunking in your vehicle. If your car is making starting to have a vibration where it didn't before you should have it checked to make sure you stay safe on the road.  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

Why does my car shake at highway speed?

Why does my car shake at highway speed?

Most of the time when we have a high-speed shake the problem is tire balance not alignment. It may also be caused by a bad tire or an out of  round tire, your service center can inspect the tires and let you know just what needs to be done to correct the problem. If you are having this kind of issue it should be checked sooner than later, if you have a bad tire it may let you down any time or any where. We had a little visitor to the shop today. She was just so adorable! Happy Adventures Heather

Why does my car wander all over the lane?

Why does my car wander all over the lane?

This can be caused my many things from low tire pressure to major suspension problems. You should get to your service center as soon as you can for a safety inspection to determine exactly whats going on.  Happy Adventures Heather

How often should I change my oil?

How often should I change my oil?

  Car manufacturers are extending oil change intervals to 7,500 miles or more, there is even a commercial on TV that says you only need to change your oil on an annual basis. There are a few problems with waiting so long to change your oil. One is oil consumption - these same manufactures that tell you only to change your oil every 7,500 miles don't tell you that you engine can consume/burn up to 1 quart of oil per 500 miles. Yes you read that correctly 500 miles. For some people that is one or two tanks of fuel. That means if your car holds 5 quarts of oil, that you will be out of oil before you get to 2,500 miles, unless you are checking your oil every time you get fuel; this could cause catastrophic failure to your engine. It would not be covered under your factory warranty - they expect you to check your oil to make sure it's at the proper level and if you're not then it is considered neglect. We still recommend that if your car uses regular oil then to change it ... read more

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