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Monthly Archives: October 2018

How Regular Vehicle Maintenance Saves You Money

How Regular Vehicle Maintenance Saves You Money No one likes to spend his or her hard earned money on auto repair or maintenance. We’d all like to use our money on other things. But the fact is cars wear down and when they do, they need to be repaired. Of course, major repairs are the worst. But the truth is you can often avoid these kinds of repairs if you give your vehicle a little extra attention. It’s called regular, or routine, maintenance. Regular vehicle maintenance is a great way to help you save money on car repairs. Why Regular Maintenance Works The problem is a lot of people ignore regular maintenance. Instead, they ascribe to the theory of “if it ain’t broke, then don’t fix it.” That might sound like a good way to save money, but in reality, it could end up costing you a lot more in the long run. You already regularly do things to take care of your vehicle like washing it, vacuuming it, adding fluids, or adding air to ... read more

Is Your Vehicle Having Trouble Starting?

Have you ever climbed into the driver seat of your vehicle all ready to go somewhere, only to find the engine won’t start? That is one of the most frustrating things that can go wrong with a car. It’s especially bad when you’re in a hurry to get somewhere and you’re relying on that vehicle to get you there. Instead, you have to figure out how you’re going to get your car to an auto repair shop in Vancouver and get it fixed. Never a fun experience.  Common Reasons Your Car Won’t Start So why does this happen? Sometimes, there are warning signs. You might not recognize them, but they do exist. On the other hand, in some instances, you get no warning at all. You drive it home one day and then the next morning it won’t start. So why won’t your car start? Or maybe it does start, but you are noticing some of the warning signs that trouble could be on the way. Here are a few reasons that your car could be having a hard ti ... read more

When Was the Last Time You Had Your Tires Rotated?

Have you had your tires rotated lately? It’s one of those things you always hear about, especially when you visit a tire shop or an auto repair shop. While some people get their tires rotated religiously, many drivers tend to overlook this important maintenance service. But how important is it, really? Does it really affect your tires? Can it lead to any major issues if you don’t do it? You Need to Rotate Your Tires Regularly The answer to both of those questions is yes. Yes, rotating your tires does matter and it is a big deal. In fact, there are several reasons why you can’t afford to ignore this important service. Here’s why.  Your Tires Will Last Longer – you paid a lot of money for those four rubber donuts. And you expect to get a lot of miles out of them. You definitely don’t want to have to buy a new set of tires before your current set is supposed to wear out. The problem is, your tires will wear out ... read more

Featured in the Columbian Newspaper

Featured in the Columbian Newspaper Have you heard the news? is now under new ownership. After nearly two decades, Don Orange has decided to sell his auto repair shop in downtown Vancouver to longtime employee, Bill Murray. Not that Bill Murray! But this Bill Murray is just as good at his job as, the actor/comedian is at his. Murray to Continue a Tradition of Excellence Orange has decided to sell the shop in an effort to focus more time on his latest venture in life, serving as a Port of Vancouver Commissioner. But he’s leaving the shop in the very capable hands of Murray. has been serving the people of Vancouver and Portland for more than 70 years. And Murray has been here since he was a kid. Now he leads this capable team. A Dream Come True The change in ownership was recently ... read more

Important Questions to Ask Your Vancouver Auto Repair Mechanic

If you own a vehicle then you have to maintain it. You rely on your vehicle to get you wherever you need to go. So keeping it operating properly is so important. It’s also a smart idea to establish a good relationship with an honest and reliable mechanic that you can trust. Having a go-to Vancouver auto repair shop is a great idea. This can help you build a strong relationship and keep an open communication about your automotive needs. That’s very important so both you and your chosen shop or mechanic have the right information. Questions Are the Key to Good Communication Good communication starts with the right questions. Do you know the right questions to ask your mechanic? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Here are a few important questions that you should ask your mechanic next time you see them. 1. Can I Just Stop in or Should I Schedule an Appointment? If you need any type of service it’s always a good idea to ... read more

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