Auto Check Engine Light: Troubleshooting Tips

Auto Check Engine Light: Troubleshooting Tips

Today’s vehicles are designed to operate without too much hands-on interference from the driver. As automotive technology continues to advance, our cars will need us even less. Standard on-board computer systems automatically track performance and notify us when issues arise. That is when we need to take steps to correct the problem. When the check […]

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How to Avoid Toyota Check Engine Light Problems

How to Avoid Toyota Check Engine Light Problems

Unfortunately, it’s impossible to eliminate the risk of a check engine light coming on. However, you can take several steps to reduce the likelihood of encountering a check engine light. These steps include preventive maintenance, using quality products, and inspecting under the hood regularly. Here are a few tips to keep your Toyota running smoothly: […]

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The Value of Vehicle Maintenance: Preserving Your Investment

The Value of Vehicle Maintenance: Preserving Your Investment

Investing in a vehicle is a major decision. Whether you have a new or used car, it’s important to value vehicle maintenance to preserve its value. Skipping regular auto maintenance can result in faster wear and tear, reduced performance, and expensive auto repairs. This blog will discuss why maintaining your vehicle is crucial to keeping […]

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TPMS Sensors and Tires: Signs It’s Time to Replace

TPMS Sensors and Tires: Signs It’s Time to Replace

Your tires and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) are crucial in vehicle safety and performance. Regularly inspecting your tires and monitoring TPMS Sensors can alert you whether you need new Tires or TPMS Sensors. For example, tires display worn or uneven tread, and TPMS sensors malfunction or lose battery power. This blog reviews additional signs […]

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Coolant Service: Auto Maintenance For Your Engine

Coolant Service: Auto Maintenance For Your Engine

We all know that regular maintenance is key to maintaining and prolonging our vehicle’s life. One aspect of routine auto maintenance is a periodic coolant service for the cooling system. A qualified technician will check your vehicle’s antifreeze level during this service. Additionally, they test the coolant for acidity. If the acid level is too […]

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5 Common Volvo Repair Issues

5 Common Volvo Repair Issues

Volvos have come a long way from their unofficial slogan, ‘Boxy, but safe’ days. While their visual aesthetic may have changed, trusted resources still consider them one of the safest, most reliable luxury automobiles on the road today. Even so, there are some common Volvo repair issues you may want to know more about. Keep […]

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Be Prepared: Winter Car Care & Emergency Kit, Kirkland WA

Be Prepared: Winter Car Care & Emergency Kit, Kirkland WA

Now that the holidays are over, it seems like winter will last forever. If you have not yet had a chance to pack an emergency kit for your car, don’t delay any longer. We have plenty of winter weather left, so schedule that winter car care and auto maintenance you may have been putting off. […]

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ABS: Anti-Lock Brakes Common Issues

ABS: Anti-Lock Brakes Common Issues

Most of us rarely think about the anti-lock brakes in our cars. They are just sort of existing in the background, keeping us safe. It can take a lit ABS warning light in our dash before we know an issue is brewing. A service technician can tell if the ABS Controller is damaged or if […]

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Coolant Flush: A Key Fall Auto Maintenance Item

Coolant Flush: A Key Fall Auto Maintenance Item

We did it! We made it through one of the hottest summers on record and I’m sure looking forward to the cooler temperatures of fall. This time of year is also a good time to look at how well your car is performing after the rigors of hot summer driving. Do you notice that your […]

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Summertime Vehicle Transmission Service and Repair

Summertime Vehicle Transmission Service and Repair

Summer heat can be tough on your car. Transmission fluid begins to degrade as the internal temperature of the transmission climbs. Long road trips, record breaking temperatures, and towing heavy loads can all add strain to your transmission. Following the recommended maintenance schedule found in your owner’s manual, can help prevent costly transmission repairs and […]

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