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When I turn my car on it shakes

When your car shakes on start up this can be a symptom of a worn out or broken motor mount. This can cause the engine to shake or vibrate when you start your car. Your engine mounts are made of rubber and over time they will wear out and become brittle. We can verify that it's the engine mount that is causing your issues and get it replaced for you.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Shaking

Summer Travel 2020

This year travel looks a bit different than it has in the past. Instead of being carefree it's a bit more cautious. We know what is happening in the world is strange and scary, we've also changed many of our plans for the summer. Here are a few tips to get you back on the road and enjoying yourself despite COVID. 1. Plan ahead - I know over planning can ruin a perfectly good road trip, but in this case it's a good thing. Plan your stops ahead of time. 2. Pack snacks - no brainer right, well my kids favorite thing to do is to grab a snack when we stop for fuel. Instead I pack snacks ahead of time and this prevents them from being exposed to other people 3. Pack a cooler - this goes along with #2, planning ahead and packing a cooler prevents you from getting out of the car more than necessary. 4. Go on a weekday - this very well could be a no go, it is for us, but if you can get away on a week day then it's the best time to go, less people means less exposure.  ... read more

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Happy 4th of July 2020

We hope that you all have a fantastic day. Tomorrow we get to celebrate our great nations birthday. We know it looks different that it did last year and we hope that no matter what you're doing you have a great day, you stay safe and enjoy your day. We will be back to the office Monday and we're ready to take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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4th of July

How often do I need a tune up on my Kia?

Every engine is different, and every manufacturer has a different interval for when your spark plugs should be changed. On a Kia you should have your spark plugs changed every 30,000 to 45,000 miles. This depends on how you drive and the quality of spark plugs.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Tune up

When turn the key it won't start

This can be from so many different reasons. One reason is that your fuel pump has failed. Your fuel pump pumps fuel from your fuel tank to your engine. They have a motor on them and they do fail after time. When replacing your fuel pump you should always replace your fuel filter at the same time. Some vehicles the fuel pump comes as an assembly with the fuel pump and other's it is near your engine.  Give us a call and let us take care of you 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Fuel Pump

My clutch isn't working

If your clutch isn't working properly it could be due to a bearing that is worn out or seized inside of your clutch. It could also be from an issue with your master cylinder or your slave cylinder. The clutch will need to be inspected and diagnosed to know exactly what the issue is.  Give us a call and let us take care of you 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures, Heather 

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Clutch

My brakes are grinding

When your brakes start to grind this can be a indication that your brake pad material is gone or worn out. If your brakes have gone metal to metal it can be dangerous and drastically increase the cost of the repairs. This noise can also be as simple as a rock that is stuck in your rotor or backing plate. We do free brake inspections, never hesitate to call and make an appointment, we want you to be safe on your travels.  Give us a call and let us take care of you 541-791-2886. Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Brakes

Should I trade my high mileage car?

This is entirely up to you. Sometimes it is time for a new vehicle and other times you can keep going. This all depends on the condition of your current vehicle. If you have done all your scheduled maintenance on time or close to it and you've taken good care of your vehicle then keep it unless you're ready for a car payment plus the expense of the maintenance that it will need on top of it. Now maybe your vehicle is a little behind on it's maintenance, it can be caught up and it will still run great. This will depend on what you want to invest in your vehicle. I have two options I tell people. Option one is your car is in great shape and it may need a bit of maintenance to keep it going or option two of it's time for a new vehicle. Just so you know my daily driver is not new, she's a 2004 and I love her. She has only left me stranded once with no fault of her own - the water pump died on the way home from work one day. Other than that she runs beautiful and s ... read more

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High Mileage

Why does my car idle rough?

Happy Monday!! If your car is idling rough it could be from low oil. Modern engines use the oil to control valve timing. If your oil is low then you can get air in the system causing a rough idle. This can also cause damage to the engine if not corrected asap.  Give is a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Rough Idle

My a/c is only blowing hot

Warm weather has shown up and I'm sure I am not the only one who's A/C isn't working as well as it should. It's always on the hottest day that it stops working right. Or your in an area that rolling down the windows is just not a good idea....like a cloud of mosquitoes. Either way the only way to know what's wrong with your A/C is to have it tested for leaks. We take care of all makes, models, years and you.  Give us a call and let us take care of you 541-791-2886. Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Air Conditioner
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