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How Is Engine Oil Made?

May 3rd, 2021 by

What Happens Before Engine Oil Is Bottled and Shelved? — Jeff’s Auto Repair All vehicles need oil, and most car owners recognize that there are choices based on the auto’s needs and the driver’s preferences. When it’s time for an oil change, the certified technicians at Jeff’s Auto Repair in Lynnwood, Washington, are here to

How Does Regenerative Braking Work?

April 19th, 2021 by

Can Someone Explain Regenerative Braking? — Jeff’s Auto Repair Most Lynnwood, Washington, residents appreciate how our local preservationists have saved many historic structures. Keeler’s Corner, for example, is the beloved service station now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. While our locals wanted to save the old gas station, they now also want

Tips for Driving a Manual Transmission

April 5th, 2021 by

Manual Transmission School for the Novice  We all love our city. Its location as a northern suburb of Seattle and proximity to the Olympic Mountains, Cascade Mountains, and Puget Sound offers something for almost everyone. As great as this is, the local geography can also pose a challenge to novice drivers of manual transmission vehicles.

The Golden Rule

March 15th, 2021 by

Treat Your Car the Way You Want It to Treat You If you want your car to run reliably for a long time, perhaps your best strategy is to take good care of it–sort of like the Golden Rule principle we all learned as children. One of the best ways to do this is by

Your Car Won’t Fix Itself

March 1st, 2021 by

How to Handle Check Engine Lights If you’ve been driving awhile, chances are you’ve seen the check engine light come on at some point in a vehicle you’ve driven. When the car is still running, you don’t hear an egregious noise and you don’t smell anything burning. It can be tempting to just keep driving

Don’t “Let It Be”

February 15th, 2021 by

Storing Cars Without Causing Damage Most of us have heard Beatles music and the calming words of their song “Let It Be.” While it was a very successful recording, perhaps it’s not the best advice for maintaining your car. If your car is going to be sitting unused for a long period of time, there

Let the Horses Run!

February 1st, 2021 by

Horsepower, That Is Americans have a long-standing love for muscle cars. They expanded the Detroit empire in the 1960s and early 1970s, they’ve appeared in our favorite movies, and they’re mentioned in popular songs. And we like to compare. Whose motor is larger? Whose is faster? While this may be the conversation between neighborhood car

Making Sparks Fly

January 15th, 2021 by

A Crash Course in Spark Plugs Most people know that their vehicles have spark plugs, but not everyone knows what they do and why they occasionally need replacing. As the name suggests, these plugs emit the spark that ignites the fuel-air mixture in your engine’s cylinders, producing power to move your car. Spark plugs are

Nobody Wants to Eat Dirty Jelly

January 1st, 2021 by

Your Car’s Dirty Oil If you started to spread jelly on your toast and noticed that it was black and obviously contained dirt, you wouldn’t eat it, would you? Certainly not! But if you allow sludge to develop, you’re asking your vehicle to digest that dirty gel and spread it all around the engine. Can

Tuning a Guitar and a Car

December 15th, 2020 by

What Musicians and Cars Have in Common Everyone knows that musicians who play the guitar like to keep it in tune. It’s important to them because it impacts the quality of the sound and, therefore, the beauty of the music that can be produced from that guitar. Similarly, tuning up a car keeps it at