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Tuning Up Your Car and Your Budget

December 1st, 2020 by

Saving Money with Routine Maintenance Tuning up your car is important. It makes your vehicle perform at its best, saving you time, money, and trouble in the long run. Thus, a tune-up makes good economic sense. However, since most people need to budget for planned expenses, it’s helpful to know about how often you should

What is Viscosity?

November 15th, 2020 by

Understanding Motor Oil You get it that there are different kinds of motor oil–conventional, full synthetic, synthetic blend, and high mileage. But then there are various viscosities. What is that? What should you choose? Visit Jeff’s Auto Repair on Sandpoint Way, Seattle, Washington, for expert advice from our ASE certified technicians. We can help you

The Happy Engine

November 1st, 2020 by

What It Takes to Keep Car Engines Healthy & Happy Nobody (not even the people who work at auto service shops) want to encounter the need for major engine repairs. They’re expensive and inconvenient. The best way to avoid engine repairs is to prevent them through routine maintenance. Keeping your engine “happy” will extend its

Checking Out the History of Check Engine

October 15th, 2020 by

How the Check Engine Light Came to Be If you’ve been driving awhile, chances are you’ve seen the check engine light come on at some point. But did you ever wonder how it came into existence? Maybe not. Most of us are too busy worrying over what problem has triggered the light, whether we should

Tune In to Tune-Up Recommendations

October 1st, 2020 by

What’s Required for Your Car’s Maintenance? Tune-up? Isn’t tuning for musical instruments? Yes, but just as tuning makes an instrument sound better, a tune-up makes your vehicle perform better. In fact, you’ll get much better performance out of your car or truck if you are attuned to its service needs. Older vehicles–those without electronic ignitions–should

Kill the Germs, Not the Car

September 15th, 2020 by

Disinfecting Vehicles Without Causing Damage None of us wants to eat off a city sidewalk or stick our hands in a toilet, but we often forget how many germs, viruses, and bacteria live on the common surfaces we touch every day, including in our cars. Gross! Perhaps it’s time to put an end to those

Understanding Your Engine

September 1st, 2020 by

Yes, you can understand your car’s engine! First, let’s talk about what it is and is not. Some people mistakenly think that an engine and a motor are the same thing. While the terms often get incorrectly used interchangeably, the engine uses combustion (of your fuel) to generate the energy that moves your car forward

Motor Oil Can’t Be Broken, Can It?

August 15th, 2020 by

No, your motor oil isn’t a part that can break, but it can break down. One of the most important things you can do to extend the life of your car and to minimize expensive repairs is to change the oil regularly. Whether you use conventional, full synthetic, synthetic blend, or high mileage engine oil,

Shifting Thoughts about Shifting Gears

August 1st, 2020 by

Do you have experience driving a manual transmission vehicle? If you don’t, perhaps you’ve formed thoughts about manual transmissions from what you’ve heard. Jeff’s Auto Repair in Lynnwood, Washington, can help you sort the fact from fiction–and, oh, yes, we can help you with service and repairs for either type transmission, as well. The Basics:

Stay-at-Home Orders for your Car

July 6th, 2020 by

So you’re following the stay-at-home guidelines, only going out for food, medical necessities, or an essential job. Perhaps you’re even one of those people who can work from home and you’re having your supplies delivered. This means that not only are you sheltering in place but so is your car. The good news? You’re saving