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My car is overheating. Why?

My car is overheating. Why?

Your vehicle may be overheating due to low coolant from a coolant leak. Coolant is an important component in your car - just an important as fuel. Coolant keeps your engine at a proper temperature and prevents damage. The cooling system consists of your radiator, water pump, thermostat, radiator hoses, heater hoses, expansion plugs, and heater core.  If you have a coolant leak give us a call and we will let you know what needs to be done to get you back on the road again. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures, Heather  

Why does my car overheat?

Why does my car overheat?

Your car could overheat because of a handful of reasons, the first would be to check to make sure it has coolant (antifreeze) in it and that it is the correct type for your engine. After that it could be a number of mechanical or electrical issues that is causing your issue. The best way to know for sure and to prevent damage to your engine is to have it checked.  Give us a call and we will make sure you're safe on all your travels. 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 is my car overheating

Why is my car overheating

  Why is my car overheating? When your car or pickup is overheating it is most likely due to low coolant or antifreeze. There of course are many other reasons for it to overheat, but that is typically the most common. It is important for your engine to have coolant in it and the correct type. If you're engine is overheating it's time to have it checked out.  Did you know we do alignments too. We do! We can take care of your vehicle top to bottom, bumper to bumper.  Happy Adventures Heather

Check Engine Light On?

Check Engine Light On?

Your check engine light can come on for so many reasons - sometimes it's as simple as a loose gas cap and other times if not addressed can cause engine damage. The best way to know what is going on is to take it in and have it checked . It happens to all of us. The picture is of my check engine light that came on just a few weeks ago. It was for the knock sensor which is a common failure on my car. I had them replaced and now it's running beautiful again.   Give us a call and we'll make sure you keep going to where you're headed.   Happy Adventures Heather

Overheating and You

We are coming into the warmer months of the year and with that it can be easier for your vehicle to overheat if it is due for a cooling system fluid service or low on coolant/antifreeze. If your vehicle is starting to run warmer than normal it would be a good idea to have a cooling system test done. In a cooling system test they should check your vehicle for any external leaks, test the coolant/antifreeze, and pressurize the system to make sure you don't have any internal leaks. We all want to get where we are going and the best way to do that is to take good care of your vehicle and to make sure it is properly maintained. Cooling systems and hoses should be done every 100K or 6 years. If you think about it 100,000 miles is a lot of heating and cooling of those hoses and the fluid that goes through them. If it's been awhile it might be time to have yours checked out too. Heather  

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