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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Top Signs Your Vehicle Might Be Headed Towards Engine Failure

Top Signs Your Vehicle Might Be Headed Towards Engine Failure For most people their vehicles are extremely important. Without a reliable, safe car, truck, crossover or SUV most people can’t get where they’re going. That’s why it’s so important to keep your vehicle running efficiently. Cars are great, but a lot can go wrong with them. That’s simply the nature of automobiles. However, in most cases, if you do regular maintenance, like oil changes and tune-ups, you can keep your car running smoothly for many, many years. Get Your Car Checked at the First Sign of Trouble Unfortunately, it’s when you overlook importance maintenance that you start to have trouble. Of course, not all car problems are the owners’ fault. Cars get old and they break down. That’s what cars do over time. But no matter the reason, if you notice any signs of trouble, it’s best to get your vehicle checked out at an experienced ... read more

How Important Are Regular Oil Changes?

How Important Are Regular Oil Changes? Does it seem like you just had an oil change a few weeks ago? These days the average driver puts more than 1,000 miles on his or her vehicle every month. Most manufacturers recommend an oil change every 3,000 miles. That means you could be making frequent visits to your local Vancouver Auto Repair Shop. But just how important are regular oil changes? Do all cars need an oil change every 3,000 miles? Why do some automakers recommend every 5,000 miles? How bad could it possibly be if you wait longer to get your oil changed? The Lifeblood of Your Vehicle The answer is: very bad. Your oil is essentially the lifeblood of your vehicle. Without sufficient, clean oil your engine won’t run properly. It’s the same as your body without enough clean blood. Just as your health would decline if you had dirty blood, the health of your engine will get worse with dirty or insufficient oil. Here’s why regular o ... read more

Is Your Vehicle Showing Signs of a Leak?

Have noticed any funny smells coming from your under your hood after driving your vehicle? Have you seen any dark spots or puddles on the ground under your vehicle? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you might have a fluid leak. Not all fluid leaks are created the same. In fact, some puddles are nothing to be concerned about all. However, other fluid leaks can either be sign of a serious problem, or a warning sign that bigger problems could be coming. Know Your Vehicle Fluids Your vehicle is full of different fluids and at any time you could find a puddle of one of these under your car, truck, crossover or SUV. They include: Engine oil – light brown to black Brake fluid – clear to brown and slick Transmission fluid – reddish and thin or brown and thick Coolant – yellow, green, or pink and slimy Power steering fluid – reddish or light brown and thin Water - clear and thin Look for the Signs of Trouble ... read more

Car Cleaning Tips to Make Your Spring Cleaning Last

Spring is in full swing and summer is just around the corner. That means you’ll likely be driving your vehicle even more than usual in the coming months. So it’s time to get your vehicle ready for the summer driving season. That includes a good cleaning. No matter what type of vehicle you drive – Ford, Chevy, Honda, Subaru, or Toyota – taking care of it is important if you want it to last. That includes getting important maintenance and service done at your trusted Vancouver Auto Repair shop. Vancouver Auto Repair to Keep Your Car Running Besides regular maintenance, simply cleaning your car, truck, or SUV can make a big difference in the life of your vehicle. When you take care of your car, it usually ends up taking care of you. There are several basic car-cleaning tips to keep in mind, like washing and vacuuming. However, there are a few other tips that you might not be aware of. But these tips can make a big difference in your vehicle’s perform ... read more