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What does my teen need to know about maintaining a vehicle?

What does my teen need to know about maintaining a vehicle?

Teaching your teenager about maintaining a vehicle is a valuable life skill that can save them money, ensure their safety, and promote responsible ownership. Here are some important things your teen should know: Regular Maintenance Schedule: Explain the importance of regular maintenance tasks, such as oil changes, tire rotations, air filter replacements, and fluid checks. Following the manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule helps keep the vehicle running smoothly and prevents potential issues. Oil Changes: Teach your teen how to check the oil level and understand when an oil change is needed. Explain the different types of motor oil and why choosing the right one is essential. Tire Care: Show them how to check tire pressure and tread depth. Properly inflated tires improve fuel efficiency and handling, while good tread depth ensures safe driving in various weather conditions. Fluid Checks: Familiarize y ... read more

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Teen Driver

Why do I need new spark plugs?

Why do I need new spark plugs?

Spark plugs are an important component of the ignition system in your vehicle. Over time, spark plugs can become worn out, corroded, or covered in deposits, which can lead to poor engine performance and reduced fuel efficiency. Here are some reasons why you might need new spark plugs:Wear and Tear: Like any other part of your car, spark plugs wear out over time. The electrodes on the spark plugs can become worn down, which can cause misfires and other engine issues.Corrosion: Corrosion can occur on the spark plug due to exposure to moisture or other contaminants in the engine. This can cause the spark plug to fail to ignite the fuel mixture properly.Deposits: Deposits can build up on the spark plug over time, which can reduce its effectiveness in igniting the fuel mixture. This is often caused by oil or fuel additivesFouling: Fouling occurs when the spark plug becomes covered in a layer of fuel, oil, or ... read more

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Spark plugs

Do all cars leak water when AC is on?

Most do. The water is coming from your evaporator core inside your dash. While using your air conditioner the evaporator core will create condensation. This condensation drains out the bottom of your vehicle through a drain tube. This is completely normal and how the system is designed to work. If you see water on the inside of your vehicle you may have a plugged drain tube or other problem. 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 Automotive, Inc Would you like to join our m ... read more

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Air Conditioning

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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Why do I need a check engine light diagnostic performed?

You will need to have a proper diagnosis performed on your vehicle when this light appears on your vehicle's dashboard.  Today's vehicles have complex systems that can set your check engine light off for various reasons. The problem could be simple or extreme depending upon the codes that are stored in your car or pickup's computer. The situation could become drastically worse if the check engine light is flashing. In this instance, it is not a good idea to drive the vehicle. Having a proper check engine light diagnostic performed by a qualified mechanic could save you a lot of time and aggravation. 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 &am ... read more

Happy 4th of July!

We want to wish everyone a very happy independence day. We hope you get to enjoy this day with your family and friends. We have a family tradition to go down to the Harrisburg parade each year. We hope you have similar traditions with your family. The shop will be closed July 4th and 5th this year to allow our employees to have an extra day to spend with family. Jason and I have spent many years working on the 4th of July when we If you're working please be safe.  Please take a moment to reflect on our great nation and everything that it's been through.  See you Monday! Happy Adventures,  Heather

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4th of July

Is summer here?

School will be out in a couple of weeks and that means summer fun right? Well it should, but worrying about your vehicle and wondering if it's ready for all the fun isn't much fun at all. A pre-trip inspection and an oil change is always a good idea before hitting the road. The last thing you want is for your good time to be hampered by a preventable breakdown. It's best to have these done a week or two prior to your trip. This is to ensure that if you do have an issue then it is fixable prior to your vacation and one less thing on your mind while you're packing.  We hope you have a fabulous summer and you're safe on the road. Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Road Trip

When does my car need a tune up?

When does my car need a tune up?

When does my car need a tune up? That just depends on the engine that you have in your vehicle. Some are due every 30,000 miles and others can wait until every 90K. Either way regularly scheduled maintenance is the best thing for the health of your vehicle and to keep you on your way. Give us a call and we will get you on the schedule. Happy Adventures Heather

My car doesn't start?

My car doesn't start?

  My car doesn't start? This is one of those things that I dread the most. I depend on my car to start every single time I want it to, and when it doesn't it can cause major problems. Let us take a look at it and get you back on the road to where you need to be. Happy Adventures Heather 

Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend

This is it, the last unofficial weekend of the summer. We are closed on Monday to give everyone just a few more minutes with family, kids and friends. The dogs aka the girls will be back to work on Monday after taking the summer off to be with the kids. Oh and we will have cookies too.   I just want to thank each one of our customers for letting us take care of you. We hope you had a fabulous summer and that your fall is just as wonderful.   For those who are just finding us give us a call and let us take care of you too. We are a full service repair and maintenance shop. We take care of all makes and models. Gas, diesel, electric, hybrid - we take care of them all. We take care of your vehicle bumper to bumper top to bottom.   Happy Adventures, Heather

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