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My brakes are grinding when I stop

Your brakes could be grinding due to your brake pads being worn out. If your pad material wears out then it will cause a grinding noise on your brake rotor when they are metal to metal. Your brake pads should be changed when they're around 3mm to prevent damage.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Brakes

My car has a noise when driving

This noise could be coming from one of your wheel bearings. Over time your wheel bearings will wear out and this will cause a noise. Your wheel bearings attach your wheels to your suspension and support the weight of your vehicle. When they are worn out it can cause your wheel bearing to break and possibly an accident. Your wheel bearings should checked at each oil change.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Why does my tire pressure light turn on when it's cold

Your tire pressure light comes on when it's cold outside due to the air retracting. When it's warm air rises and expands. When it's cold outside air retracts or deflates. This will cause your tire pressure to change just a few degrees when it gets cold outside. Your tire pressure light has a small margin of where your tire pressure should be, if it drops or is overinflated then it will cause your light to come on. The best thing is to have your tire pressure checked to make sure you're safe when ever you are out and about.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

My car started to shake. Why?

Your car might be shaking due to a faulty u-joint. Your u-joint is one piece of your drive lines components. This connects your transmission to your axles and/or differentials. Over time the joint will wear out and this will cause a shaking or vibration while driving. It typically is very minor and gets progressively worse overtime.  Give us a call to schedule your appointment and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Happy 2021!

We want to wish you all a happy 2021! We wish for your 2021 to be full of everything you dream of, just make sure you keep some of those dreams for the future too. May your 2021 be prosperous, joyful, loved and to help you build on your dreams. We will be here to take care of you and all of your automotive needs. 2020 was difficult for all of us and we appreciate everyone who has helped to support small businesses like ours. THANK YOU!  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Happy New Year

Why does my car leak coolant?

Your car could be leaking coolant due to a faulty radiator hose. Over time your radiator hoses will start to become old and brittle. This can cause a leak and if left for to long unattended then it can cause an overheating issue with your car. Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Coolant

My car is making a ticking noise

This ticking noise could be coming from your exhaust manifold. Over time the bolts that connect the exhaust manifold to your cylinder head will become brittle and they can break. The bolts get hot every time you drive your car and that hot/cold cycle after many miles can cause an issue. This is a common issue that is corrected by removing the broken bolt and gasket, then replacing the gasket and hardware. There are other reasons for your engine to be ticking, but this is a common problem.  Give us a call to schedule your appointment and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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My heater fan doesn't blow

Your fan for your heater may not be blowing due to an issue with your blower motor. Your blower motor is the motor that controls your fan. If it becomes unbalanced or if something gets into your blower motor then it will cause the motor to fail. Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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Heater

Why does my front end shake when I brake?

If you have shaking while braking this could be due to a loose steering or suspension component. This is a safety concern and should be addressed as soon as possible to prevent any harm coming to you and your family. Your steering components are used all the time and over time they will wear out and need to be replaced. Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Shaking

My car is dripping fluid

Your car has many different fluids which can all cause a leak. Any time you have fluid leaking from your car then it needs to be addressed and taken care of. Your fluids are a vital component that keeps your car operating properly and keeps you safe on the road. Your dripping may be caused from a faulty radiator hose or heater connector. This would cause you to lose coolant and if you lose to much coolant then your vehicle could overheat and damage your engine components. Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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