How to know your timing belt needs to be replaced

May 12th, 2023 by

When most owners think about car maintenance, they don’t tend to think about the timing belt. However, this belt is crucial in the proper operation of your engine, as it’s responsible for syncing the camshaft and crankshaft to ensure the engine valves open and close correctly. Normal wear and tear is to be expected, so

How to Extend Your Vehicle’s Longevity

November 12th, 2022 by

Learn the Ins and Outs Today’s vehicles have the potential for some serious longevity, but this requires an investment from the car owners. From routine maintenance to visual inspections, it’s easy to keep your eyes on the road for a smooth ride for years to come. While definitely not a call to be a car

Welcome to Engine Sludge 101!

August 12th, 2022 by

Causes of Engine Sludge Engine sludge happens when there are issues with the ventilation system, like low temperature or poorly designed crankcase, crankshaft-induced cavitation or internal water leaks, causing clumps in the oil that can coat and clog your engine. Also, driving without routine engine oil changes or inadequate motor oil levels increases the chances

The World’s Weirdest Traffic Laws

May 5th, 2022 by

Be Prepared for It All Oregon has some pretty strange traffic laws. For instance, drivers must not test their physical endurance while on the highway and babies cannot be carried on the running boards of a car. But if you think those driving laws are odd, wait until you hear about these weirder ones from

Five Reasons Your Check Engine Light May Be On

February 12th, 2022 by

Let’s be honest: No one celebrates their check engine light flashing on. While this typically means there’s something going on with your vehicle, ignoring this warning light can lead to bigger, more expensive, and preventable issues. These are five known issues that can cause your check engine light to come on. 5 Reasons for Your

When Should I Change My Diesel Oil?

February 6th, 2022 by

Top-Notch Diesel Repair Services in Corvllis Driving a diesel-powered vehicle offers a lot of advantages. From being extremely durable and highly efficient to having better resale values than gasoline cars, there are many differences between diesel and gas-powered vehicles. However, do their oil change needs differ too? Surprisingly, the answer is yes. If you’re wondering

The Importance of Oil Filter Changes

November 8th, 2021 by

What Does My Oil Filter Actually Do? Your vehicle’s engine oil is a critical automotive fluid used to lubricate the engine, keep it clean, and prevent it from overheating. However, if the oil gets dirty, it won’t be able to fulfill these important tasks. The oil filter is a device that helps the oil to

Common Reasons for a Check Engine Light to be On

August 7th, 2021 by

Check Engine Light On? Get It Looked At Now! It can cause panic and stress when you see your check engine light illuminate on your vehicle’s dashboard. Is your engine malfunctioning? How much will these possible repairs cost? In order to alleviate your fear, it’s important to get to the root of the problem. Believe

Getting Into the Summer Groove

May 1st, 2021 by

Prep Your Car for the Summer Season Thoughts of summer bring to mind picnics, adventures, and trips. All are attempts to leave the mental bonds of daily life behind and become carefree. It’s hard to free yourself, however, if you’re stuck beside the road with a broken down car. The best way to be sure

Keep the “Die” Out of Diesel

December 15th, 2020 by

How to Protect Diesel Engines Drivers who are accustomed to diesel powered vehicles are typically impressed with ease of maintenance and longevity. This explains why most long distance truck drivers prefer diesels. However, if you are new to diesel ownership, you may wonder how and when to perform service and repair tasks that will keep