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Is Your Car Travel Ready?

Hi Everyone! Thanksgiving is coming up and we are all excited to spend quality time with our families and of course, to eat lots of turkey. We will be open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week so whether you are staying close to home or traveling far, stop by or give us a call to make sure your vehicle is safe for all of your travels. Happy Adventures, Heather

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Why should I do maintenance?

Maintenance is the key to long vehicle life. When you keep your vehicle on a schedule and have the fluids, belts and other components done at the correct time it will save you money. Typically you will have fewer breakdowns do to neglect. Every vehicle that we see we make a personalized maintenance schedule. We do our best to educate each and every one of our customers on the care and maintenance that there car requires.  Give us a call to schedule an appointment and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather    

Why should I change my spark plugs?

Why should I change my spark plugs?

Spark plugs should be changed every 30K to 90K depending on the type and your engine. When your spark plugs are old they do not work as well and then your engine does not work as well and it can cause issues from run-ability to poor fuel mileage.  Give us a call and we can let you know if you're due for new spark plugs. 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

My pickup is overheating?

My pickup is overheating?

If your pickup or car is overheating it needs to be checked out. An overheating issue can cause engine damage and then a simple fix could lead to a much more complicated fix. Give us a call and we will get you in and make sure you don't have a bigger issue going on. Happy Adventures, Heather

Why does my car shake?

Why does my car shake?

If your car has a consistent shake it could be a misfire. A misfire can happen when spark plugs are worn out or damaged. The best way to know is to have it checked. A misfire could lead to engine damage, so the sooner you have it looked at the better.  Happy Adventures, Heather

Why is my diesel particulate filter light on?

Why is my diesel particulate filter light on?

The light could be on due to soot buildup in the filter. There is a cleaning procedure that can be performed in a service bay, that is always the first step before replacement of the filter. If you're having issues with your particulate filter give us a call and we will get you back on the road. Happy Adventures, Heather

My tire pressure light just came on?

My tire pressure light just came on?

Your tire pressure is monitored by sensors in each of your tires and if one or more are below or above what they deem safe then the light will come on.  If your light comes on just stop by anytime we are open and we'll check your tire pressure for you - no charge.  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

Why shouldn't I get my oil changed at a quick lube?

Why shouldn't I get my oil changed at a quick lube?

In a moments notice when you are traveling or even perhaps in an emergency that is fine. The biggest problem is that they are not all properly trained and they are not always looking out for your best interest. We had a gentleman decide to get a discounted oil change at a quick lube.  It was anything but a deal. They broke his oil pan and it had to be replaced. The person who changed his oil had no idea what they were doing and instead of a $25 oil change he got to purchase an oil pan. I know the difference was more than the extra $15 he would have spent here, and no they did not repay him for his loss of time and the repair. Yes it is oil and filter, the difference is the level of training and expertise that goes into it. Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures Heather

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