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My car is smoking, Why?

If your car started smoking, you probably have a lot of questions. What could have gone wrong? Why did this happen? Is my car ruined?   One possible reason why your car started smoking is that the oil level is low. When the oil level gets too low, it can cause the engine to overheat and start smoking. To fix this, you will need to add more oil to your car. Another possibility is that there is something caught in your exhaust system. This could be a build-up of grease or debris. If this is the case, you will need to have your exhaust system cleaned out by a professional.   If your car started smoking, don't panic! There are a few things that you can do to fix the problem. Be sure to check the oil level and make sure that there is nothing caught in the exhaust system. If you are still unsure of what is causing the problem, be sure to take your car to a mechanic or automotive specialist for further diagnosis. With a little bit of investigation, you should be able to get ... read more

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Smoking

Transmission Fluid Change: When Do I Need to Change It?

Transmission Fluid Change: When Do I Need to Change It?

If you're like most drivers, you probably don't think about your transmission fluid until there's a problem. And that's completely understandable—after all, it's not exactly something that's easy to check on a regular basis. But just because it's out of sight doesn't mean it can be ignored. In fact, if you don't change your transmission fluid when it needs to be changed, you could end up with some expensive repairs down the road. So when is the right time for a transmission fluid change? The answer, unfortunately, isn't a simple one. The frequency with which you need to change your transmission fluid will depend on a number of factors, including the type of vehicle you drive and the conditions in which you drive it. That said, there are some general guidelines that can help you determine when it's time for a change. If you drive a manual transmission, it's generally recommended that you change your fluid every 30,000 miles or so ... read more

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Transmission

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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Smell

Why did my car die while I was driving

Why did my car die while I was driving

Why did my car die while driving? Your car could have died while driving if your timing belt broke.  If your engine has a timing belt then it should be replaced every 60,000 to 90,000 miles. The difference in mileage is based on manufacturer specifications. Having your timing belt replaced at the correct interval can prevent a timing belt from breaking. If your timing belt breaks, then it can cause internal damage to your engine. This can be repaired. As a note, not all engines have timing belts some of them have a timing chain instead. 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 &hel ... read more

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Timing Belt

10 Reason to work for J & H Automotive

10 Reasons You Should Come Work Us We do not work weekends Time away from work is important to be able to recharge. Weekends are a great time to do that and spend time with our families. We love our employees              We want the best for our employees and do our best to make the environment where they have to                   spend all day as enjoyable as we can. We offer great benefits              We offer PTO, health insurance, 3% matching IRA, life insurance, mentoring, training, coffee days,                   treats, Friday lunch day, and much more Breakfast every morning               They say it is the most important meal of the day. Let’s start each day off right with breakfast. During                so we go over the day ... read more

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Employment

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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Holiday

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

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