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Why Does My Diesel Crank and Not Start?

The good news is that it cranks. Now to find out why it doesn't start. I know it's frustrating when you go out to your vehicle, and it will not start. It happened to me recently too. Let's chat about a few things that you can troubleshoot before you call the tow truck.   First, let's make sure that you have fuel. Check the fuel gauge to see how much fuel is in the tank. If it's on empty, then fill her up and try again. If the problem persists, then move on to the next step. Diesel engines do not like to run low on fuel and this could be one culprit.   Next, check all of your fuses and make sure they are not blown. A blown fuse can cause all sorts of problems, including a vehicle that won't start. If you find a blown fuse, replace it with a new one and see if that fixes the problem.   With a diesel that cranks and does not start that is about all you can do before you need to have it towed in. It could be a fuel delivery issue, where it is n ... read more

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Diesel

Why does my car smell?

Why does my car smell? What does it smell like? Is it a sweet smell or a stinky smell? A sweet smell could be from your cooling system. Coolant or antifreeze has a sweet smell. This could come from any of your cooling system components. If you have a stinky smell then it could be a mouse that went for a ride along. They will crawl inside your dash and make a nest. The good news is the nest is removable, and once it is removed the smell will go away. 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 Automo ... read more

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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

Why are my brakes locking up?

Why are my brakes locking up? Your brakes could be locking up due to misadjusted brake system components. If this is the case then your brakes need to be adjusted properly to prevent them from locking up. Another common failure is a sensor that controls your traction control. If this sensor is starting to fail then it will tell your brakes to be applied too quickly and this could cause them to lock up. 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 o ... read more

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Brakes

My car is making a clicking noise – why?

My car is making a clicking noise – why?

My car is making a clicking noise – why? Your car could be making a clicking noise for a variety of reasons. Our first question to you is when does it make the clicking noise? We had one vehicle in the shop recently that when they tried to switch from the heater to the air conditioning it would make a clicking noise. We found the noise was due to the heater mode door failing. The heater mode door switches from heat to air conditioning. When you turn your heater or air conditioning down it also blends the air to your desired temperature. Over time the gear on the door gets worn out and stops allowing the door to work properly. We replaced the heater mode door and the clicking went away. They were able to use all the functions for heating and air conditioning in the vehicle. Give us a call and let us take care of you. Happy Adventures, Heather Our specials can be found here - Specials - J & H Automoti ... read more

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Noise

How do I get better gas mileage?

How do I get better gas mileage? If your engine is not running at its best, then it can cause your fuel mileage to drop. One way to get the best fuel mileage possible is to have your spark plugs replaced. This will ensure that your engine is running smoothly and at its peak. Manufacturers recommend having your spark plugs changed every 30,000 to 100,000 miles this depends on your vehicle and your engine. Your spark plugs wear slowly over time so it may not be as noticeable when they are worn, as when you have a failure.  As your spark plugs wear the gap on the spark plug that is from the arch to the pin will increase. The increase in the gap will cause extra stress on your ignition system and for it to work harder. Having your spark plugs done sooner than recommended will extend the life of many of the components on your vehicle. Give us a call and let us take care of you. Happy Adventures, Heather Our specials can be found here - ... read more

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Fuel Mileage

Why does my car keep overheating?

Why does my car keep overheating? Your car may be overheating due to a coolant leak. When your coolant is low it will not keep your engine cool enough causing your engine to overheat. A coolant leak can come from any of your coolant components including your radiator, radiator hoses, water pump, thermostat, heater core, and more. These components should be checked for a leak then your engine should be evaluated to see if it was damaged when your engine overheated.  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 ... read more

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Why does my car squeak when I drive?

Why does my car squeak when I drive?

Why does my car squeak when I drive? Your car may be squeaking while you are driving due to a tensioner or pulley starting to fail. If the bearing inside your serpentine belt tensioner assembly starts to fail, then it will cause a squeaking noise. If it is the bearings inside of your serpentine belt tensioner then it will progressively get louder and eventually, the bearing will fail. This could cause damage to your engine depending on how your serpentine belt is routed. 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 ... read more

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