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Snow and ice are often thought of as treacherous driving conditions, but that doesn’t mean other seasons won’t bring potential safety hazards. The Pacific Northwest has famously unpredictable and ever-changing weather.  This Fall, be prepared for driving wet leaves, fog, darkness, around wild animals, and other autumn safety hazards. Leaves Leaves accumulated on the road…

Car Maintenance 101

Summer has gone and fall is officially here. With the changing seasons it’s good to brush up on vehicle maintenance tips to to keep you car running in tip-top shape for as long as possible. Here’s your quick guide to maintenance schedules that can help you catch issues before they arise! Brakes Your brakes are…

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Preparation Tips For Summer Car Trips: Planning Ahead Can Save The Day

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How to Choose Tires and Wheels

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AAA Article About Trustworthy Auto Repair

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Interesting Article from Woman’s Day

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Maintenance for Transmission Fluid

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How Much Information About My Car Problem do You Need from Me?

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Easy Car Adjustments

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  • Fall Safe Driving Tips for Washington Drivers

    Snow and ice are often thought of as treacherous driving conditions, but that doesn’t mean other seasons won’t bring potential safety hazards. The Pacific Northwest has famously unpredictable and ever-changing weather.  This Fall, be prepared for driving wet leaves, fog, darkness, around wild animals, and other autumn safety hazards. Leaves Leaves accumulated on the road…

  • Car Maintenance 101

    Summer has gone and fall is officially here. With the changing seasons it’s good to brush up on vehicle maintenance tips to to keep you car running in tip-top shape for as long as possible. Here’s your quick guide to maintenance schedules that can help you catch issues before they arise! Brakes Your brakes are…

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