Category: Auto Repair

What is a Timing Belt and What Does it Do?

March 14th, 2018 by

Simply put, the timing belt is a toothed belt that keeps the engine in sync, or as its name implies, in time. You can look at an engine in this manner, there are essentially 2 halves of an engine, the upper half and a lower half.   In the lower half of the engine you

What Fluids Are Used In a Car

March 1st, 2018 by

What Fluids Are Used In A Car?   The question has come up “What fluids are used in a car” So I thought I would take a few minutes and try to briefly cover automotive fluids. Other related questions that I will try to answer are “What color are the fluids in my car” and

Is It Necessary To Flush Brake Fluid?

January 21st, 2018 by

 Generally speaking, most of us don’t look forward to spending money on car maintenance. Often the questions that come up are not only “Is it necessary?” but also “How often do you need to flush brake fluid?” – and most basic “Why?” Let’s start with why. Brake fluid is an often overlooked, but vitally important

Why Is Car Repair So Expensive?

December 7th, 2017 by

  Wow, why so much? This is not an uncommon question when discussing auto repair. If you’ll give me a few minutes of your time I will explain some of the reasons that car repair has become so expensive. Let’s address these items first;   Is that a fair charge? Am I being overcharged? Modern

What Does It Mean To Winterize Your Car

November 21st, 2017 by

See A Short YouTube Video About Winterization From London’s Automotive, Inc. At this Link When asked the question “How do I prepare my car for winter” People often think of changing their coolant (antifreeze). This may be part of winterization, but many of today’s vehicles use “long life coolant” that only requires replacement every 5 years

Got Fresh Air?

November 2nd, 2017 by

“What is a cabin air filter?” This is an accessory found on most late model cars and trucks. It filters or cleans the outside air as it enters the interior of the vehicle through the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. It will filter out dust, pollen, mold spores, leaves and other airborne material. This

How To Prepare Your Vehicle For Natural Disasters

October 31st, 2017 by

The best offense against natural disasters is a strong defense and that begins with preventative maintenance for your vehicle. You never know when disaster may strike, so it makes sense to always be ready. At London’s Automotive, we know that disaster comes in all shapes and sizes. This year’s flooding is no exception. Just take

Don’t Lose Your Cool!

October 19th, 2017 by

  It’s easier to keep your cool than you might think, OK at least when we’re talking about our car’s cooling system. Well, let’s start with the basics like “Why do you need to flush your radiator?” My answer might surprise you. You don’t. Are you a little surprised right now? Read on and I

Fall Safety Tips

October 18th, 2017 by

Fall Safety Tips It’s October and London’s Automotive in Corvallis, OR, wants you to be safe on the roads in this weather-changing season. As the nights get longer, the days shorter and the temperatures drop, you may want to adjust your driving habits to avoid Autumn-related driving hazards, including:   Leaves – can wreak havoc