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Do you do oil changes?

Yes we do. They are just one of the services that we provide to our customers. We work on all makes, models, and years. We service brand new cars as well as vintage and classic cars. European, asian and domestic we can take care of them all.  We do have several older and more rare cars, if you have one of them we are happy to help you with it, we just ask that you give us enough notice to make sure we have the proper engine oil filter and oil. Every engine is different and many take a very specific oil. While we have a wide variety of oil on hand if for some reason if we don't have the required oil for your vehicles engine we will order it so that it's here for you appointment.  Appointments are not necessary, but they are suggested. Many days we have open times to get you in, on a day like that we just ask that you leave your vehicle and we will get it in as soon as we can. We can give you a ride home, to school or work.  Give us a call at 541-791-2886 a ... read more

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How often should my car get an oil changed?

How often should my car get an oil changed?

Your oil change interval is dependent on the type of oil that your engine uses. If you use a synthetic blend oil which is a combination of full synthetic and convention oil then we recommend you change your oil every 3,000 miles. If your engine uses full synthetic oil then we recommend you have your oil changed every 5,000 miles. Oil changes are a inexpensive way to make sure you get as much life out of your engine as possible. Having the correct oil in your engine and servicing it on a regular interval is the best way to achieve that.  Give us a call to make your next appointment for your vehicle. Happy Adventures, Heather

My check engine light is on and my car is shaking and wants to die.

My check engine light is on and my car is shaking and wants to die.

If your car has these symptoms then it needs to be checked out. You could have an engine misfire and that is what caused the check engine light to come on. It would also explain the shaking and your car wanting to die. We would need to diagnose why the check engine light is on and what is causing the shaking. The misfire could be from spark plugs or injectors.  If you're having issues give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

How often should I change the oil in my diesel?

We recommend to change the oil in your diesel pickup every 5,000 miles. A lot can happen in 5,000 miles to your engine and it's components. Small issues that you don't notice can become big ones if not taken care of or noticed. We do an inspection on every vehicle that we see every time we see it.  If you think it's time for an oil change on your diesel give us a call and we'll take care of that for you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

How often should I have my tires rotated?

How often should I have my tires rotated?

You should have your tires rotated every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. We typically say your tires should be rotated at each oil change to make sure they wear evenly and properly. We also recommend to have an alignment performed every 12 months, it's great maintenance for your tires. We will do a free rotate with your oil change, give us a call to schedule or you can request an appointment online.  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

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween!!

It's all treats no tricks!! Bring the kids by for candy after school today and for the adults make an appointment and you get to pick a goodie out of the jar.  Happy Adventures Heather

Travel plans

Travel plans

A couple weeks ago Jason and I were fortunate enough to get to go with our oldest son to a water polo tournament in Modesto California. We made it a family trip and it was an awesome experience. The boys did well in the tournament and I look forward to going again in the future.  That being said it made me think that the holidays are not to far away and with that comes all the travel to grandma's house and to visit all those friends and relatives. This is the time to get your vehicle in to have it checked out. We can give you a list of anything that is important and those things that need to be taken care of in the future. We all just want to get where we are going without having to think about having car issues. Give us a call and we will schedule you an appointment so you get to grandma's house on time.  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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