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Why does my car shake when I brake?

Why does my car shake when I brake?

If your car is shaking when braking it could be an issue with the pads or the rotors, the best way to know is to have it checked. We do free brake inspections, give us a call or request an appointment on-line and we will get to the bottom of your issue.  Happy Adventures, Heather

When my car stops it shakes

When my car stops it shakes

  If your car is shaking when at a stop you could have an issue with a motor mount or a misfire in your engine. With either of those things it's best to have it checked out for your safety and for the health of your engine. Give us a call and we will make sure you're safe on all your travels.  Happy Adventures, Heather

How often should I change my brakes?

How often should I change my brakes?

Your vehicle can have two types of brakes one are disc brakes and the other are drum brakes. The drums will always be in the rear of the vehicle and the disc can be in the front and or rear also depending on the make and model.  Front and rear disc brake pads should be changed will they are between 2-3 mm of material left. For brakes shoes they should be changed at 2 mm. As for how often that just depends on the type of driving you do and where you're driving. If you drive the freeway then your brakes will probably last longer than if you drive in town all day. If you're towing and going through the mountains expect to change your brakes more frequently.  We do free brake inspections so stop by and we will make sure you're safe on all your adventures.  Happy Adventures, Heather

My brakes are making noise

My brakes are making noise

---This brake pad fell off. The caliper was seized and caused the pad to wear prematurely and damaged the rotor---  If your brakes are making a noise then it would be best to have them checked as soon as possible. I would honestly say that stopping and steering are the two most important parts to the car. They keep you safe and everyone safe around you.  If you are hearing noise when you're braking have it checked out immediately. It could be a rock or it could mean it's time to replace your brakes. We do free brake inspections, give us a call or stop by and we will check them for you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

Why does one headlight keep going out?

Why does one headlight keep going out?

If you have one headlight that repeatedly goes out you may have an issue with the socket or in the wiring to the headlight causing the issue. Especially right now in winter when it's dark when you leave for work and dark when you get home it's so important to be able to see where you are going and to be seen on those foggy mornings. Give us a call and we will get your car operating safely again.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

Why does my car make a noise when I turn?

Why does my car make a noise when I turn?

If your car is making a noise when turning you could have an issue within the suspension. Many times it is just a lubrication issue and nothing serious, but with any issue with your vehicle it's best to have it checked just in case.  Give us a call and we will make sure you're safe on all your adventures.    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 do my dash lights flicker?

Why do my dash lights flicker?

Your dash lights might flicker due to a poor connection or an electrical issue. This time of year when it's dark for so many hours being able to see your dash is important, Happy Adventures Heather

Holiday Travel

Holiday Travel

The holidays are upon us, I have my turkey thawing, the table is set and now the countdown is on.  I am one of the lucky ones this year I am hosting so I won't have to worry about traveling. We hope that no matter where you are off to whether it is just down the street or across the state that you are safe and you make it there without any worries.  If it's been awhile since your vehicle was seen give us a call, we still have a few appointments available to make sure you're safe on all your travels. Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Adventures, Heather

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