European car upkeep often focuses on the transmission and the engine of the vehicle. When these key components are operating as they should, then owners receive the combination of performance and luxury they expect from these imports. To ensure European cars are able to perform, it is important to keep as close as possible to
Is the oil light on in your vehicle? For some vehicles, there is an oil life monitor that evaluates the condition of your engine oil. Once a certain amount of time passes, a number of engine revolutions occur, or a certain mileage is achieved, then a light appears within your dashboard to let you know
Are your brakes making a squealing sound? All brakes can make sounds when they are engaged. If your brakes are making a consistent squealing sound when you hit the brake pedal, however, that is an indication that you are experiencing brake issues. The most common brake issue experienced by drivers is a worn-out brake pad.
The Clean Car Law in Washington State is set to expire in 2019. Until that occurs, certain vehicles must be tested to determine if they can pass the current emissions standards. Washington State currently follows the published California emissions standards when testing vehicles locally. If you have recently moved to Washington State, then you have
Do you commute in heavy Seattle traffic every day? If you do, then your vehicle may require an oil change sooner than you may realize. Stop-and-start driving, even when it occurs on I-5 or I-405, can cause the viscosity of your oil to breakdown prematurely. You may have only put 1,500 miles on your vehicle in
Do you own an Audi, a BMW, or a Mercedes? If you’ve purchased a European import, then having a repair team who understands your vehicle you can contact is a key resource. European imports have special needs that must be met. Advanced electrical and computer systems, engine lube specifications, and other advanced quick-turn technologies require
The State of Washington operates a vehicle emissions check program that requires the testing of vehicles within certain areas, including Seattle, WA. Residents have up to 30 days to register their vehicle when moving to the area. Their vehicle must pass the emissions test before registration will be allowed. Renewing your tabs will also require
Changing the oil in your vehicle is one of the most important maintenance tasks for the overall health of your car or truck. Despite the ease of access, many drivers push their vehicles beyond the oil change due date. They keep driving, even if they suspect that an oil change might be necessary. Don’t be
It’s that time of the year again! We’ve started bundling up to stay warm before we go outside, but what about our cars? With the cold weather in full force, ice and snowfall can be unexpected and just around the corner. It’s important to stay prepared during the winter season for anything mother nature may
Beat the Summer Heat with These Cool Car Care Tips Summer is upon us and it’s time to get your vehicle ready for spring showers and the summer heat. Whether you are planning a lazy summer or road trips we have just the tips to make sure your car is ready to beat the heat!
Tire pressure is often one of those things that people forget about. Yet, it is more important than people realize. Correct inflation can affect many things including fuel efficiency, stopping distance, and tread life. Because of its importance tire pressure should be checked monthly, if not more. A simple task that takes minutes can save
Way back in 1980, over 3 decade’s ago, Jeff Gietzen opened his first auto repair shop at 20 years old. Jeff went from a one-man operation to five locations with over 35 employees and 40 service bays. His dedication and hard work allowed him to grow into Seattle, Washington’s premier automotive repair shop. Community Community