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&rsquo ... read more

Is It Time for Some Scheduled Maintenance – Vancouver Auto Repair

Is It Time for Some Scheduled Maintenance – Vancouver Auto Repair Earlier this month, we talked about the importance of (Top Preventive Maintenance Services You Should Consider) preventative maintenance. Getting your vehicle checked regularly for preventative maintenance will help keep it running right. One of the best ways to keep on top of your preventative maintenance is to simply keep up to date with your factory-scheduled maintenance. Know Your Maintenance Schedule Every car is different, but most cars include a recommended maintenance schedule. In fact, many cars will notify you when it’s time to get certain things checked and/or changed. For example, many cars come with a recommendation to get your oil changed every 3,000 miles. Tires should be rotated every 5,000 miles. Many vehicles also include standard maintenance checks at 30,000, 50,000, 70,000 and ... read more

Looking for a Pre-Owned Vehicle for Your Graduate?

Looking for a Pre-Owned Vehicle for Your Graduate? It’s still April so school is not quite out yet in Vancouver WA. But the school year is getting closer to being over. This a big time of year for high school graduates, as they prepare to start the next phase of their lives. That often includes a new car. Well, at least a new car to them. If getting your graduate a car is in your plans, then now is a good time to start looking. While some parents splurge and get a brand new vehicle, most families prefer to buy a pre-owned car for their new graduate. There are all kinds of makes and models to choose from, obviously. So it all depends on what you’re looking for. But for most people, buying a reliable and affordable vehicle are the top priorities. Top Makes for Graduates Some of the best options for new graduates include the Honda Civic, and the Toyota Corolla. Other popular models include the Hyundai Elantra, the Nissan Altima, and the Subaru Impreza, t ... read more

Top Preventive Maintenance Services You Should Consider

Top Preventive Maintenance Services You Should Consider Have you noticed anything different with your vehicle lately? Like maybe a strange noise, or maybe a little rattle or hum when you reach a certain speed. Maybe you’ve noticed a drop in your average MPG. Whatever the case, if you’re car is still running but something seems a little off, then you probably need some maintenance done. A Little Money Now, Or A Lot of Money Later No one likes to spend money on auto repairs in Vancouver WA. We would all rather use our money for other things. However, preventative maintenance on our vehicles is very important. In fact, spending a little money before big problems arise will help you save A LOT of money down the road. Preventative maintenance is much cheaper than major repairs. So even though you would rather spend your hard-earned money elsewhere, here are some of the top preventative maintenance services you should strongly consider ... read more

Celebrate National Car Care Month With a Trip to

Did you know that April is National Car Care Month? Is your next question: “Why April?” Well, April is a great time to focus on your car, truck, or SUV. Winter is over, spring has started, and your car probably needs a little extra love and care this time of year. Summer is just a few months away and that’s when people tend to put a lot more miles on their vehicles. But, before you start getting ahead of yourself and making your summer plans, you can’t overlook spring driving hazards. This is typically the wettest time of year in the Pacific Northwest, so you always have to be on the lookout for wet roads in Vancouver WA. The rain can be so heavy at times you even have to be aware of big puddles that can lead to hydroplaning. So now is a good time to check your tires, brakes and, of course, your windshield wipers. Does Your Vehicle Need Some Auto Repair? So how will you plan on celebrating National Car Care Month? Perhaps by getting some much ... read more

Deadline for Washington State Studded Tire Removal Extended

Deadline for Washington State Studded Tire Removal Extended Let Change Out Your Studded Tires It’s that time of year again in Vancouver WA. Northwest drivers need to head to their local tire shop, or auto repair shop, to get their studded tires removed. These traction tires can be a lifesaver when road conditions turn ugly during the winter months. But now that spring is here it’s time to switch back to your regular tires. There is some good news, though. The deadline to remove studded tires in Washington is usually on March 31. However, this year, you actually get to keep them on a little longer. That’s because the Washington State Department of Transportation has extended the deadline this year. Drivers in the Vancouver WA area now have until Sunday, April 15 to get their studded tires removed. Don’t Wait to Remove Your Studded Tires Studded tires are typically allowed ... read more

Subaru Among the Best in Consumer Report Rankings

Subaru Among the Best in Consumer Report Rankings If you follow the auto industry then it should come as no surprise that Subaru continues to be recognized for its accomplishments. The Japanese automaker keeps racking up sales, as well. Now Subaru can add another big time recognition to its list. That’s because the latest Consumer Reports results are in, and Subaru leads the way. According to the magazine’s most recent annual report, the best cars are both affordable and reliable. You can see 10 of the Best picks here. Subaru Rated Best Compact SUV While Subaru was recognized for several vehicles, the Forester took home the top spot in the Compact SUV category. The Forester ranked high in reliability, fuel economy, visibility, and total space. It also ranked high in safety features, handling and comfort. It’s no wonder that we see more and more Subaru Foresters on Vancouver ... read more

Why Is Spring the Perfect Time to Change Your Air Filter?

Spring 2018 is almost here. Can you believe it? Most people in the Vancouver WA area welcome spring with open arms. People are ready to shed their winter clothing and go outside a lot more often. Spring is also a popular time to clean up around the house. It’s a great time to get some overdue projects done that you couldn’t do during the winter months. That includes taking care of important automotive maintenance and car repair, no matter which make you drive, including Subaru, Honda, and Toyota. Is a Dirty Air Filter Hurting Your Vehicle? There are several things you can do to help get your care ready for spring. One easy maintenance project that often gets overlooked is your air filter. It’s easy to forget because in many vehicles you can’t see the air filter unless you open the cold air collector box. But what you don’t know CAN hurt you. Bottom line, it’s important to change your ai ... read more

Honda Offers Owners Quality and Value

Honda Offers Owners Quality and Value - Vancouver Auto Repair If you own a Honda then you already know how reliable these vehicles can be. In fact, one of the top reasons Hondas continue to sell so well is their quality. That’s why many Honda owners keep coming back to the brand whenever they purchase a new car. So, it should come as no surprise that Honda recently won several Best Car awards from U.S. News & World ReportHonda Wins Four Awards In fact, the Japanese automaker won awards in four categories, while the automaker’s luxury brand, Acura, earned one award. Honda took the top spot in the best compact SUV category with the CR-V. The Honda Odyssey earned the award for the best minivan, while the Honda Fit received the best subcompact car. Not to be outdone, the Honda HR-V was named the best subcompact ... read more

Top Tips for Getting Your Car Ready for Spring

Top Tips for Getting Your Car Ready for Spring While it seems like old man winter is still doing everything he can to make his presence felt, inevitably, spring is on its way. The tough driving conditions of this recent wintery weather in Vancouver WA may have taken their toll on your vehicle. The snow and ice can be a problem for many drivers. In some cases, after driving in these conditions, your car, truck or SUV might be in need of some auto care or auto repair in Vancouver WA. Ready for the Rain in Vancouver WA? Now is a great time to get your car ready for spring. Whether you drive a Honda, Toyota, Subaru, or any other make or model, you want to be sure your vehicle is ready for the upcoming wet season. Getting ready for spring driving is more than just removing your snow tires. Here in the Pacific Northwest, including Vancouver WA, spring means a lot of rain. So you want to be sure your vehicle is ready. Time to Get to Work With that in mind, these a ... read more

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