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When I turn my car on it shakes

When your car shakes on start up this can be a symptom of a worn out or broken motor mount. This can cause the engine to shake or vibrate when you start your car. Your engine mounts are made of rubber and over time they will wear out and become brittle. We can verify that it's the engine mount that is causing your issues and get it replaced for you.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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When I turn my car it makes a grinding noise

All cars make noise, but when they start making a noise that isn't "normal" then it's time to have it properly diagnosed and checked. A grinding noise when turning can be an indication that your power steering pump is starting to fail. It could also be due to having air in your system. If you have air in your system then you may have a leak that is allowing the air to enter. Give us a call and let us take care of you 541-791-2886. Happy Adventures,  Heather 

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My air conditioner blows hot when I am stopped

It's getting warm out and it can be frustrating when your air conditioner doesn't work when it should. This can be due to low refrigerant. It could also be due to a failed component in your system. This can be solved by having your air conditioner tested and if everything looks as it should then recharging it. We can service your air conditioner and get you back on the road and keep you cool.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Summer Travel 2020

This year travel looks a bit different than it has in the past. Instead of being carefree it's a bit more cautious. We know what is happening in the world is strange and scary, we've also changed many of our plans for the summer. Here are a few tips to get you back on the road and enjoying yourself despite COVID. 1. Plan ahead - I know over planning can ruin a perfectly good road trip, but in this case it's a good thing. Plan your stops ahead of time. 2. Pack snacks - no brainer right, well my kids favorite thing to do is to grab a snack when we stop for fuel. Instead I pack snacks ahead of time and this prevents them from being exposed to other people 3. Pack a cooler - this goes along with #2, planning ahead and packing a cooler prevents you from getting out of the car more than necessary. 4. Go on a weekday - this very well could be a no go, it is for us, but if you can get away on a week day then it's the best time to go, less people means less exposure.  ... read more

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Travel

Happy 4th of July 2020

We hope that you all have a fantastic day. Tomorrow we get to celebrate our great nations birthday. We know it looks different that it did last year and we hope that no matter what you're doing you have a great day, you stay safe and enjoy your day. We will be back to the office Monday and we're ready to take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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4th of July

Why is it important to get an alignment?

It's important to get an alignment because when your vehicle is out of "alignment" it can cause tire wear, poorly handling, poor fuel mileage and damage to components. You should have an alignment whenever you have suspension work performed and after new tires. You should have your alignment checked at least once a year due to road hazards that you probably never think about. Hitting a pot hole hard enough can cause damage to your car and it can cause your alignment to suffer.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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How often do I need a tune up on my Kia?

Every engine is different, and every manufacturer has a different interval for when your spark plugs should be changed. On a Kia you should have your spark plugs changed every 30,000 to 45,000 miles. This depends on how you drive and the quality of spark plugs.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Tune up

Why does my car battery light come on?

The battery light on your dash indicates that your electrical system is not working properly. This can be due to the alternator failing or an issue with your battery cables or terminals. This is something that should not be ignored, if you are only running on your battery and your alternator is not charging properly then it can cause your vehicle to die and it can leave you stranded. We do free electrical tests, give us a call and we will do one for you.  Give us a call and let us take care of you 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Why is my car leaking coolant?

Anytime your vehicle is leaking any fluid it needs to be addressed. The fluids are like your blood it keeps your vehicle going. There are a few places that your coolant can leak from including your hoses, radiator, heater core, water pump and thermostat. It also flows through your engine to keep it cool. If any of these are leaking they can cause a breakdown if they are not repaired.  Give us a call and let us take care of you 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Coolant

When turn the key it won't start

This can be from so many different reasons. One reason is that your fuel pump has failed. Your fuel pump pumps fuel from your fuel tank to your engine. They have a motor on them and they do fail after time. When replacing your fuel pump you should always replace your fuel filter at the same time. Some vehicles the fuel pump comes as an assembly with the fuel pump and other's it is near your engine.  Give us a call and let us take care of you 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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