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Should I Warm Up My Car’s Engine Before Driving?

“Should I warm up my car engine before driving off?” This question is common among drivers across America. For Pacific Northwest dwellers, it comes up every winter. During this period, balmy temperatures turn cold and there’s a flurry of rain storms. So, keeping one’s car running at top condition becomes a concern. Yet, warming up […]

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Plastic Radiators VS Metal Radiators: Why Should You Replace Them?

Radiator design has changed over the years, and recently there’s been a trend towards using radiators made mostly from plastic instead of metal. While plastic radiators are definitely cheaper to produce and install than their metal counterparts, they should probably ultimately be replaced. Here are just a few reasons why. Why You Should Replace Your […]

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Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

So your check engine light just came on, now what? It’s happened to us all before, you’re driving along when you notice a yellow light out of the corner of your eye. It’s the dreaded check engine light. If you’re like most car owners, you’re not sure if you should continue to panic or not, […]

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Volvo Truck Radiator Frame Installation

Use care when installing your radiator frame to make sure the Tie Bar / Bow Tie Bracket and Rubber Insulators are in their correct position.  Failure to do so may result in radiator core damage that is not covered under manufactures warranty. The placement of the Tie Bar is very important to keep it from […]

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The timing belt’s critical job

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. the vehicles timing belt makes all of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute. The timing belt’s critical job is to make sure […]

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Tips to extend the life of a vehicle

• Follow your manufactures recommended service schedule Taking the time to read your vehicles owner’s manual will help extend the life of a vehicle.  the manual tells you exactly what the people who designed, engineered, and built the vehicle recommend as far as making it last for as long as possible. Then, follow the advice. […]

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