THE BEST BATTERY IS THE BEST CHOICE

THE BEST BATTERY IS THE BEST CHOICE

As the readers of this blog know, we are snobs when it comes to the parts that we install into a car. The difference in price between a high-quality part and it’s cheaper alternative is only a few dollars in most cases, and the savings are soon forgotten when the car...
WHAT ARE IGNITION COILS AND WHY DO THEY FAIL?

WHAT ARE IGNITION COILS AND WHY DO THEY FAIL?

Your driving along when your car begins to run roughly and your check engine light pops on. You head straight for your trusty mechanic who does some diagnostic testing. Your car has a bad ignition coil. What does that even mean? Your car runs off of the battery, a...
PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT

PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT

The Pacific Northwest is an amazing place to live, with gorgeous scenery and bountiful wildlife. Here in Washington State, the crown jewel is Puget Sound, an inland saltwater paradise that is the home to seabirds, salmon, whales and more. As corporate neighbors to the...
WHY PROFESSIONAL REPAIRS LAST LONGER

WHY PROFESSIONAL REPAIRS LAST LONGER

Several of our clients have had mechanically minded relatives that “repaired” their cars, only for them to end up here a few day or weeks later. When the car failed the second time, it was natural that the client was confused, since, after all, hadn’t they just fixed...
IS THIS CAR WORTH REPAIRING?

IS THIS CAR WORTH REPAIRING?

We are experts at car repair, so people will often ask a simple question of us. “Is this car worth repairing?” Here is why that is actually a very difficult question to answer. Financially, it almost always makes sense to repair a car. The average payment on a new car...
REPLACING THE BUSHINGS IN YOUR CAR

REPLACING THE BUSHINGS IN YOUR CAR

The lady at the counter was a little exasperated. Her 2001 Honda Accord needed still another bushing replacement and she didn’t understand what was going on with her car. This was the perfect opportunity to teach a driver about her car, and being a good sport she...