Welcome to Complete Auto Repair Service = C.A.R.S.
Thank you for letting us help you with all of your Car care needs!
Motors, Exhaust, Mufflers, oil change, Electrical and more....
|Posted by Jason on June 11, 2018 at 10:05 PM|
Complete Auto Repair Service = Summer Fun
We are well into Summer and you might be taking trips to the beach, or going to the Mountains, some place nice to get away from it all! Well, having fun on those Camping trips can be a lot of fun if you make sure you are prepared.
Bring some extra coolant, particularly if you are traveling through the boonies, where service stations are spaced farther apart. Bring a quart or two of oil. Even a good engine can burn oil with sustained driving. don't forget the water and towels for if you get vapor lock.
3. Duct tape. Duct tape has a number of great uses, such as temporarily repairing a hole in a leaky hose, Electrical issues, ...
4.Bring a real spare tire with you.
5.Toss in a screwdriver, a couple of flares, a pair of pliers, vise grips and maybe a coat hanger or two to hold up the muffler when it falls off, or better yet, have us fix it before you go.
6. If your going off road you might need us to hook you up with a wench, hooks, cable, roof rack, bumper.
Stop by and we can help set you up for you Summer travels.
4724 pacific Hwy
Bellingham Wa. 98226
Just of I-5 Exit 260
Where ever you go have FUN & BE SAFE !
|Posted by Jason on May 15, 2018 at 5:10 AM|
Green Driving Tips
C.A.R.S. and Washington State Auto Dealers
Did you know - Smart and safe driving can improve fuel economy by up to 33%
1) Keep rolling in traffic. it can take 20% more fuel to accelerate from a full stop than from 5mph. anticipate stops and coast as much as possible.
2) Avoid unnecessary idling. When you idle, you get zero miles per gallon, increase engine wear and air pollution goes up.
3) Drive you vehicle to warm it up. automobiles today don't need a warm-up. Even on cold morning's, running your engine for 30 seconds is all you need.
4) Maintain an optimum highway speed for good mileage. Even going more than 60 mph uses more fuel. Use Cruise Control. Cruise control helps maintain a steady speed and can provide a 7% average fuel savings.
5) Slow down. Fuel economy decreases about 1% for every mph over 55.
6) Avoid rapid Stats and Stops. you'll maximize mileage and save dollars at the pump.
7) Combine Trips. you engine runs more efficiently once it's warmed up, so make it in one trip when ever you can.
Most of all enjoy your Trips by making sure you car is in good working order.
|Posted by Jason on April 16, 2018 at 1:15 AM|
Things you should do when owning a JEEP
#1 – Find a good auto mechanic.
Jeeps are dependable, they are. It’s just that having work done on this type of rig requires considerable knowledge and expertise — particularly for older, manual models.
Plus, as the owner of a sport vehicle, I can assure you that regular maintenance and upkeep are now part of your future
#2 – Eliminate the death wobble.
Although the attention-grabbing name (death wobble) may be a little overly dramatic, any Jeep — and, really any 4×4 — is likely to wobble at certain speeds, thereby causing a potentially dangerous situation in terms of rollover potential.
This wobbling, which occurs because of vibration in the front wheels, typically is the result of an overloaded front suspension system. There are lot of special parts and add-ons when it comes to Jeeps. These components — such as lift kits or big tires — can easily throw off alignment. It’s important to make sure that any stock parts are bolted down correctly and not interfering with the streamlining of your system.
#3 – Learn the Jeep wave.
As a Jeep owner, you’re part of a special club.
People who drive Jeeps consider themselves a unique band of adventurers who enjoy all things about this classic American car. One of the most basic ways to recognize and show respect and solidarity among drivers on the road is through the Jeep wave (yes, there really is such a thing) — which involves a specific hand gesture to a Jeep driver passing you on the other side of the road.
This may go without saying, but you’d be surprised at how many Jeep owners garage their rigs or treat them as trophy vehicles — thereby missing out on the true fun of owning this type of ride.
Go out and have fun, there is mud Bogging, Rock claiming, camping, snow run, Geocaching , Moab, Jeep Jamboree USA and much more.
CARS = Complete Auto Repair Service
4724 Pacific Hwy
|Posted by Jason on April 2, 2018 at 4:40 AM|
Complete Auto Repair Service
We are Mechanic’s that have Experience working with domestic, foreign cars and trucks.
We have Built Custom Hot Rods to Mud trucks, one of a kind cars / trucks. We have Experience with just about every car out there on the road.
We can do Motor/ Tranny Work, Performance parts, Mufflers and Exhaust., Headlights, Preventive maintenance services, such as, tune-up, Radiator flushes, fuel filters, air filters and Spark plugs, wires, electrical, mufflers, exhaust and much more...
C.A.R.S. was opened March 1, 2010 is Certified, and more than 16 years of experience the Mechanic field.
Please view our web page at: www.carsbellingham.com for more of what we can help you with.
You see, we believe if we give you good quality work at a fair price you will come back to us.
|Posted by Jason on March 15, 2018 at 12:45 PM|
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. = why Stay with one shop?
A. = It is like staying with the same doctor... you build a relationship, all your car records are in one place, the knowledge we have of becoming familiar with your car, knowing waht has been done or not, etc.
Q: = Do you need an appointment for an oil change or other repair work? Do you accept drop in's?
A: = For the fastest service, an appointment is recommended. You can call us at (360) 922-0553 to arrange a time. Some services such as a wiper blade or light bulb change can be done on a drop in basis, or if time allows.
Q: = What credit Cards do you accept?
A: = We accept cash and major creit cars = visa,Master Card, discover, or Debit Cards.
Q: = How much does it cost to repair?
A: = We need to inspect your vehicle to see exactly what the problem is and what parts are required to properly fix the problem and provide and accurate estimate. Please call us at: (360 ) 922-0553 To make and appointment..
Q: = Do you perform 30k, 60k, and 90k services that a dealer does?
A: = Absolutely! We can do all the servies a dealer does. We use genuine original equipment parts or better and your factory warranty will still be in effect!
Q: = How late can I pick my car up?
A: = Our hours are from 8:00am to 5:00 pm Non - Fri., By Apt on Sat. and vehicles can be picked up between those hours. Other arrangments can be made for after hours pickup. Key Drop Off service is also available before 8 am.
Q. = Do you have towing servies available?
A =. Yes! It would be our pleasure to arrange a to for you where ever you happen to be.. Just give us a call!
Q. = What days / hours are you open?
A: = Our hours are from 8:00am to 5:00pm Mon - Fri. By Apt on Sat. and cars can be picked up between those hours. Other arrangemnts can be made for after-hour pickup. Key Drop Off Service is also availabe before 8 am. Have a question we haven't covered yet?
Just ask us! (360) 922-0553
Local Shop with Local Employees
|Posted by Jason on March 1, 2018 at 10:55 AM|
CARS = Complete Auto Repair Service
4724 Pacific Hwy
Exit 260 Off I-5
By: Silver Reef Casino
We would like you to know we are very PROUD of our Reviews.
Please Check us out at: https://www.demandforced3.com/b/cars4724bellingham
and see what people are saying.
Then stop on by and give us a try!
We provide many services such as:
Wench and 4x4 build and repair
Custom Exhaust and Muffler
Brake Repair Service
Transmission Services & Flush
and a lot more. www.carsbellingham.com
|Posted by Jason on January 15, 2018 at 2:00 AM|
Complete Auto Repair Service
4724 Pacific Hwy
Bellingham WA. 98226
Are your headlight out ?? First things First, lets check your lights! Remember to check high and low headlight beams. Have the Lights Changed when you find they are out.
Next, you may have decided you would like your lights to be brighter. If so there are three ways to get this done.
LED Lights are the newest lights and work very well. We can install these in most cars and feel you would be very happy with them. There are many types so stop and by and lets talk.
Headlight Restoration: We offer restoration for your old dingy headlights, turn that poor dim yellow light into the clear white light it was and should be! Our 4 stage buffing and polishing procedure restores almost any faded, fogged, weathered light housing back to it's origanal clearity.
- If your looking for an even better, brighter, whiter light for driving on those dark rainy nights, we also offer what is called H.I.D. headlight conversions.
H.I.D. ( High Intensity Discharge ) lights are those that you see on newer vehicles driving down the road ( Porsche, Volvo, Audi, VW, etc ). They offer a much brighter, whiter light than that of standard halogens. We have bulbs available for almost any car, we can even put H.I.D.s in older cars with incondecent lights with an addition of an H4 conversion to except the H.I.D.'s. Stop by or give us a call for prices and options!
On = I-5 Exit = 260 MAP / Directions
close to Silver Reef Casino
North of Bellingham International Airport
South of Ferndale WA.
|Posted by Jason on January 1, 2018 at 12:55 PM|
We are proud of our Reviews
We feel we do an honest days work for you.
Please stop by the Web or our Web page to look at our Reviews.
Tell us what you think!
4724 Pacific Highway
North of Bellingham Air port / South of Ferndale WA.
|Posted by Jason on December 30, 2017 at 9:05 PM|
We would like to wish you and yours a wonderful 2018 full of Peace, Health, and Happiness. We hope you get to spend the end of 2017 with friends and family and enjoy them all year through in 2018.
“What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.” Helen Keller
We are now headed into the New Year of 2018, should you need any help with your vehicle Please get in touch. (360) 922-0553
This is a list of some things you should check and get fixed so you will be ready when you want to pack up and head for the snow!
•Batteries are much weaker in cold weather, so keep your vehicle’s battery fully charged.
•Brakes should be checked and serviced if necessary. Even braking on all four wheels will lessen the chance of skids on slippery roads.
•Make sure your vehicle’s exhaust system has no leaks. Carbon monoxide is a silent killer and can accumulate quickly in closed vehicles.
•Make sure your wiper blades are in good condition. Keep the windshield washer reservoir filled with antifreeze solvent.
•Check the radiator, heater core and all hoses that carry anti-freeze solution to see that they are in good condition and free of leaks. Also check to see that the solution is good to at least 40 below zero.
•Make sure you have winter weight oil (usually 5W-30) in the engine.
•Tires should have M+S or All Season tread and be in good condition.
•Emergencies can happen when you least expect them, so be sure to carry a winter survival kit in your vehicle.
Happy 2018 !!!!
See you in 2018
|Posted by Jason on December 1, 2017 at 10:05 PM|
Mufflers & Exhaust System
What is it?
Your car’s exhaust system has come a long way from the old days of exhaust pipes and mufflers.
Today, the exhaust system is safety and emissions control rolled into one.
Have your car’s exhaust system inspected regularly and check it immediately if you suspect any problems.
What does it do?
The exhaust system routes dangerous exhaust gas from the engine out and away from the car to keep from affecting the occupants.
Next, the exhaust system reduces exhaust noise from the engine. The catalytic converter reduces the level of harmful pollutants in the exhaust. The oxygen sensors mounted in the exhaust system monitor the level of oxygen in the exhaust gases to maintain efficient engine operation and to monitor the converter’s operation.
Typical Wear and Tear Maintain a safe car with regular exhaust system checks.
Factors that affect replacement requirements include: •Driving habits (short trips take their toll on exhaust system life) •Road conditions (salt, road spray, bumps) •Vehicle type •Age of exhaust system parts Symptoms •Loud noise •Rattling noise when starting, accelerating or braking •Drowsiness while driving •Rotten eggs smell.
That being said: Stay safe on the roads and when you need help Call