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 Welcome to Complete Auto Repair Service = C.A.R.S.

NEWS LETTER

Thank you for letting us help you with all of your Car care needs!
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CAR Care = Auto Repair Bellingham, Ferndale

Posted by D on August 1, 2020 at 8:20 PM

Wondering how to care for your car?

     The most common question we hear from consumers is, “What do I need to do to take care of my car and avoid big repair bills?”

The answer is simple: establish and follow a maintenance plan.

A maintenance plan is essential for protecting your automotive investment — and maximizing the reliability and safety of your vehicle. The best place to start is by reading your owner’s manual, where you’ll find the manufacturer’s recommendations and maintenance schedules based on your driving patterns and habits.

    You’ll also need to find a good repair shop. (That would be us - Complete Auto Repair Service = ( C.A.R.S.). The most important thing to look for is whether they have ASE-Certified Technicians on staff. You’ll also need to know how to communicate properly and effectively to avoid misunderstandings that can increase repair and diagnostic costs.

So exactly how do you do all of this? Easy!

First, ASE suggests that consumers read their owner's manual to become familiar with the basic systems and the service intervals. Once at the repair establishment, be prepared to describe the symptoms; but do not suggest a specific course of repair. Don't expect an on-the-spot diagnosis, but ask to be apprised of the problem, course of action, and costs before work begins. And, be sure you understand policies regarding diagnostic fees, labor rates, return of old parts, and guarantees.

Learn to be Green;

  • Slow down = Speeding and hard accelerations waste gasoline. Use cruise-control on highways. When waiting for friends or family, shut off the engine. Consolidate daily errands.
  • Lighten up =Remove unnecessary items from the vehicle to reduce weight.
  • Don't pollute = Dispose of used motor oil, antifreeze/coolant, and old batteries properly. Keep the engine running at its peak-a misfiring spark plug can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30%. Replace filters and fluids as recommended by the owner's manual.
  • Get pumped = Keep the tires properly inflated and aligned. Under-inflated tires waste fuel by forcing the vehicle's engine to work harder. Moreover, properly maintained tires last longer, saving you money and lessening the burden at landfills.
  • Know your limitations = If you are not a do-it-yourselfer, find a good technician. Ask friends for recommendations. Check the reputation of the repair shop with your local consumer group. Check out the technicians' credentials. ASE-certified professionals have passed one or more national exams in specialties such as engine performance and air conditioning.
  • Your car's air conditioner should be serviced only by a technician certified to handle and recycle refrigerants. The air conditioners in older vehicles contain ozone-depleting chemicals, which can be released into the atmosphere through improper service.

Instant karma = In addition to helping the environment, routine maintenance will help your vehicle last longer, get better gas mileage, and command a higher resale price.

Complete Auto Repair Service = C.A.R.S.
(360) 922-0553

 Exit 262 / Off I-5 - Across from: - WECU (credit Union) - Chevron Gas Station -Sam's Mini mart
- (Next to) Ferndale YMCA , Ferndale Park and Ride.

 

CLOSE TO:  - Taco Bell  - McDonalds


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Auto Repair

Posted by D on July 15, 2020 at 11:55 AM

Bellingham - Ferndale Wa. 
Complete Auto Repair Service =  CARS
5640 Barrett Rd.  Ferndale WA.  98248

     www.carsbellingham.com    

Feedback always welcome!
(360) 922-0553

Welcome : We are Mechanic’s that have Experience working with domestic and foreign cars and trucks. We BACK UP OUR WORK WITH FAIR PRICES. We can do various Types of work to any car, truck, or diesels. We have Built Custom Hot Rods to Mud trucks, to one of a kind cars. We have Experience with just about every car out there on the road.

Local Shop with Local Employees

Exit: 262 Off I-5          MAP / Directions

Across from:- WECU (credit Union)- Chevron Gas Station -Sam's Mini mart

Next To: -Ferndale YMCA  - Ferndale WA. Park & Ride

- Taco Bell  - McDonalds

We work on Motors/ Tranny Work /mufflers / Exhaust, Old Cars, Jeeps,  Performance parts, preventive maintenance services, such as, Oil change, tune UP,  Radiator. flushes, fuel filters, air filters and Spark plugs, wires, electical and much more...

We opened our door March 1, 2010, we have over  21 years of experience working in other shops. 
 See you soon.

CARS = Complete Auto Repair Service in Whatcom Co. WA.
Thanks you for your Patronage. 

Covid 19 - CARS

Posted by D on July 10, 2020 at 12:45 AM

 

CARS = Complete Auto Repair Service is OPEN!

For your convince and safety of your family and our family,

Please call (360) 922-0553 for an Appointment.

We have a drop box

We can discuss payment options for safety at time of appointment.


        Many Cars are sitting for quite a while during this Covid 19.
   If you find your Battery going dead you may think about getting what is called a tender. This is a plug in device that will keep your battery charged while your not using it. Tenders are sold at many places. Your helpful tip from CARS = Complete Auto Repair Service . 5640 Barrett Rd. Ferndale WA.  98248

Be Safe,  Be Nice,  From the Crew at CARS.

Auto Repair Check List - CARS

Posted by D on July 1, 2020 at 12:05 PM


Complete Auto Repair Service
5640 Barrett Rd.  Ferndale WA. 98248

www.carsbellingham.com 

(360) 922-0553

Preventative Maintenance Check List

1. Steering wheel free play

     As you go down your check list,  Start behind the steering wheel and check for any looseness in the steering system. Looseness in the steering is a gradual thing and you might not be aware of it. If you have power steering make sure the engine is running while you turn the steering wheel from side to side. Watch the front tire as you turn the steering wheel. There should be no more than 2 1/2" of play from side to side before you see the tire move. If there is, there may be a bad joint or the steering gear may need adjusting. In either case it needs to have a more thorough check so repairs can be made.

2. Clutch pedal free travel

    If you have a manual transmission you need to check the clutch free travel. As the clutch wears from normal use, the free travel is taken up. If not adjusted, the clutch could become partially disengaged all the time, resulting in premature clutch failure. Some of the newer vehicles have automatic adjusters, so check your owners manual. If the clutch starts to disengage just as you step on the clutch, the linkage should be adjusted to give some free travel. This is the distance from the top of the pedal as you step on it to the point where it starts to disengage the clutch. This distance should be about one inch.

3. Parking brake     

      On most vehicles, the park brake needs to be adjusted due to normal brake wear. There are two common type of parking brakes used . One uses a separate brake assembly on the output of the transmission. The other uses mechanical linkage to apply the rear brakes, which is the most common on light vehicles. You might have either a small pedal that is applied with your foot or a hand lever. In either case the park brake should be fully set at half the distance the pedal or lever is pulled. The park brake also needs to be fully released when the pedal is. The best place to check the park brake is on a hill so you can make sure that it holds. If you have too much pedal stroke the park brake needs to be adjusted.

4. Service brakes

     Now you need to check your service brakes or main braking system. With the engine running step on the brakes, they should not go more than half way to the floor, although some brake systems will allow the pedal to go almost to the floor with much more force than you would use even during an emergency stop. If there is any doubt have a mechanic check it for you. If it does move too far this could indicate the brakes need adjusting. With all newer vehicles this would indicate a problem since they have automatic brake adjusters. When driving the brakes should not pull or make any noise when stopping.

5. Windshield wipers and washers

     Check the windshield wipers and washers. Feel the edge of the blade that contacts the windshield, it should not be hard or rough. Turn on the wipers and the washers. make sure the washers hit the windshield where needed and make adjustments if necessary. The wipers should not streak. Watch the blade edge as it changes direction on the windshield, it should hinge back and forth. You should change the blades on an annual basis, this will save you a trip to the parts store on a rainy day. Fill the washer fluid bottle with washer solvent not just water.

6. Radiator                     

 

     Look in through the grill so you can see the radiator. You might need a flashlight to see well enough. What you are looking for is any obstruction of air flow such as bugs or foreign material sucked up while you were going down the road. Most people clean out their radiator at the car wash. Be very careful if you do this. The high pressure water can bend the fins on the radiator causing a loss of air flow and an overheating problem. If there is any doubt have a mechanic check it for you.

7. Lights

     Turn on all the lights including the emergency flashers. You might want a helper to step on the brakes while you check your brake lights. The key may need to be turned on, on some vehicles to do this. Remember to check high and low headlight beams. Have the Lights Changed when you find they are out.

8. Tires

      Checking the tires is not only a safety issue but it can save you a lot of money as well. Start with tire pressure. Most people have their own opinion as to what tire pressure to run and that is usually to high. The pressure indicated on the side wall of a tire is the maximum pressure at maximum load. If you run this pressure with out a load, you will not only wear the tires out early, you will also degrade the ride quality. There are a lot of variables to tire pressure such as tire size, rim width and vehicle weight. Your tire pressure should fall somewhere between the maximum pressure and this. If there is any doubt have a mechanic check it for you.

     Look at the wear already on your tires. Compare the front tires. If they are wearing either on the outside, or your vehicle pulls to one side, then an alignment is needed. On all four wheel drive vehicles, tire rotation is very important. You should rotate them every 5,000 miles to get maximum wear out of a set of tires. One other thing that greatly affects tire wear is balance. Look for any missing wheel weights. If you have a steering shimmy or other vibrations then have your wheels balanced.

9. Fan

     Open the hood so you can check some of the engine compartment mysteries. Grab hold of the fan and try moving it back and forth towards the front and rear of the vehicle. If there is any looseness this could indicate bad water pump bearings and needs further checking. On newer vehicles the fan is plastic so go easy. If you are having overheating problems check the viscous fan hub for any signs of leakage. This is the finned aluminum center of the fan that locks up the fan when the engine heats up. If it loses the silicone oil that is inside, indicated by oily streaks from the hub, the fan will not cool the engine properly. If there is any doubt have a mechanic check it for you.

10. Antifreeze

    It is a good idea to buy an antifreeze tester and make sure the engine is protected down to 30 below zero. The antifreeze should be clean and free of rust. When installing antifreeze a 50 / 50 mix with water is recommended. To high a mixture of antifreeze, a condition known as silicate drop out can occur and plug up the radiator. To little antifreeze and the engine is not protected.


11. Hose condition

     If your vehicle is over two years old you need to pay close attention to the belts and hoses. Newer silicone hoses last a very long time but you need to make sure that they are not rubbing on anything. This will lead to a blown hose at the worst time. If there is any bulging or soft spots on the upper or lower radiator hoses they need to be replaced. Also if the hoses collapse after the engine cools down this means they are soft and need to be replaced.

12. Belt condition

Look at the belts with a flashlight and turn them over so you can see the inside of the V. If there is any sign of cracking they have to be replaced. There are two types of belts used today. The old V belt and the newer multigrove belt or serpentine belt. As these belts wear they need periodic adjustment. The rule of thumb ( or finger ) for belt tightness without using a tension gauge is to push on the belt in between two pulleys with your finger. You should have about 1\2" of movement pushing hard with one finger. If there is more than that the belt needs to be adjusted.

   Some of the multigove belts have a tensioner that requires no adjustment. This is a spring loaded arm that runs on the back side of the belt keeping it tight. These can go bad, so if the belt squeals and has a tensioner it needs to be checked further. Something else to look for is a shinny surface on the inside of the V. This could indicate an old belt or some other problem. If you remove a belt that has this condition, turn the pulleys that it drives such as the alternator or smog pump. If they do not turn free or you can hear bearing noise you just might catch a breakdown before it happens.

Call today for and Appointment.
(360) 922-0553
www.carsbellingham.com 
5640 Barrett Rd.    Ferndale WA.  98248
Exit: 262 Off I-5            MAP / Directions 
Local Shop with Local Employees
We all need each other
Thank you for your Patronage

- Across from: 
 - WECU (credit Union)   - Chevron Gas Station -Sam's Mini mart

NEXT TO: - Ferndale YMCA -Ferndale Park and Ride

- Taco Bell  - McDonalds


Jeep Custom Build Auto Repair

Posted by D on June 16, 2020 at 3:05 AM

 

C.A.R.S. = Complete Auto Repair Service
in
Whatcom Co.  Bellingham   Ferndale WA.

You have a Jeep?       We have what you need !

  • Let us help you build a custom Roof Rack,
  • Add a lift
  • Bumper
  • Winch
  • Put on new shocks
    Rebuild your Motor
    Muffler
    Brakes

Our latest project is Fixing up and old Jeep Plus!




C.A.R.S. = Complete Auto Repair Service
5640 Berrett Rd. Ferndale WA. 98248
(360) 922-0553
www.carsbellingham.com
.    Exit 262 / Off I-5
As we have notice this year we all need each other.
CARS Thanks you for your Continued Patronage
.
Across from:
- WECU (credit Union)
- Chevron Gas Station -Sam's Mini mart
- Ferndale YMCA (next to)
- Taco Bell - McDonald


 

Summer Adventure Car Preperation Bellingham WA.

Posted by D on June 1, 2020 at 9:15 AM

Be Prepared FOR SUMMER !

Make sure your vehicle is in good running condition.

  1. What should you carry in your vehicle?
  • Spare tire, (Jack & lug wrench.)
  • Jumper cables.
  • Cellular phone & charger, (emergency phone numbers ) .
  • Camera ( you probably have one on your phone )
  • Flare or reflectors.
  • Flashlight & batteries.
  • Help or distress sign.
  • Maps or GPS device, ( remember, there may not be connection ).
  • Small too set.
  • Rags or paper towels.
  • fire extinguisher.
  • Jug or clean water.
  • First aid kit.
  • Snacks, ( such as dried fruit or nuts ).
  • Blanket, extra clothing.

    2.   For Winter Add:

  • Ice scraper.
  • Sand, cat litter or traction mats.
  • Tire chains or straps

    3.    Always know where your:

  • Registration, Insurance & Repair Receipts are.

        (360) 922- 0552
 C.A.R.S. = Complete Auto Repair Service

5640 Barrett Rd. Ferndale WA.  98248

Exit 262  /  Off I-5 *
  MAP

- Across from
:- WECU (credit Union) - Chevron Gas Station -Sam's Mini mart 
   -(next to)  Ferndale YMCA 

 - Taco Bell   - McDonalds

Thank you for your Continued Patronage.

Memorial Thank You

Posted by D on May 29, 2020 at 8:30 PM

Thank you

From CARS

Show and Shine Ferndale WA.

Posted by D on May 21, 2020 at 3:25 AM

Join us Sunday, June 4 at Ferndale Haggen for the 18th annual Show & Shine car show! Register in-store or on the day of the car show between 8-9am. All entries receive a dash plaque and the first 25 entries receive a free shirt!

 

Classes include: Best Pre-30, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89, Post 90, Best Classic, Best Muscle, Best Truck, Best Unfinished, Best Foreign, Special Interest or Custom, and Best Bike. Also up for grabs is People’s Choice, Competitor’s Choice and Best of Show.

Auto Repair in Bellingham, Ferndale WA.=

Posted by D on May 15, 2020 at 2:50 PM

    

Wherever you live in Whatcom County and vicinity, if you have a car, you’ll want Jason caring for it’s maintenance at Complete Auto Repair Service = C.A.R.S.

When your vehicle starts making unusual noises, doesn’t feel right, or needs any kind of assistance, Bellingham, Ferndale and Whatcom's  most reliable automotive experts will be found at Complete Auto Repair Service.

 Don’t worry about stalling in traffic as you attempt to maneuver your car into a crowded downtown repair shop. Complete Auto Repair Service is easy to find and easy to access,  Off  I-5   Exit 262  5640 Barrett Rd. Ferndale WA.  98248

 Ideal location to stretch your legs and get some exercise while you wait. Take a walk or bring your bike
.We are
 Across from: - WECU (credit Union)
- Chevron Gas Station -Sam's Mini mart    - ( next to) Ferndale YMCA  - Ferndale Park and Ride - Taco Bell  - McDonalds

Make sure that you get to our website and check CARS CALENDAR  and CARS newsletter for specials and special events.

  North of Bellingham WA. Exit 262 = OFF I-5   MAP /Directions    

(360) 922 -0553
5640 Barrett Rd.  Ferndale WA.  98248
Thank you for your Continued Patronage.

covid 19 & Cars = complete Auto Repair Service

Posted by D on May 4, 2020 at 2:35 AM

we would like to thank  our community for  ralling behind and support our local small business. Complete Auto Repair Service is proud to be  a part of the Ferndale, Bellingham, Whatcom Co., area over the  last 10 years as a family owned business.
We are always happy to help you with your car care questions and needs.

YES, We are OPEN During these hard time's

We will be OPEN to help you Until further notice.

Thank you for your Patronage and keeping us Open.

Due to CoVid19,
*In order to keep your family and ours protected.

* Must Make your appointment by phone.

* We have a key drop off.

* We can talk about How to Pay at time of Appointment. ( to keep distance)

* 360-922-0553

* www.carsbellingham.co

WASH, Wash, wash, and we will be doing the same to keep everyone safe. Thank You.

CARS=Complete Auto Repair Service.

Ferndale WA. 98248

 

We are an:

Essential Workforce

Automotive, motorcycle, bicycle and motorized wheelchair/scooter repair and maintenance facilities. Only the minimum number of workers required to support or provide a service may be in an enclosed space at the same time, and all activities must comply with the social distancing and sanitation measures established in Proclamation 20-25

l      Be safe and be kind, Jason and Crew

Mufflers Bellingham, Ferndale WA.

Posted by D on April 15, 2020 at 2:00 PM

CARS - Complete Auto Repair Service would like to thank all of our customers for there continued support in the hard time.  


FlowMaster Mufflers

   Flowmaster exhaust systems and Flowmaster mufflers have been making a reputation for themselves for more than 23 years now. If you’ve been shopping for exhaust systems, then you’ve probably heard of Flowmaster exhaust and Flowmaster Muffler systems. The goal of each Flowmaster exhaust and Flowmaster muffler product is to produce more power while improving fuel economy–and provide a rich exhaust system note to boot. Flowmaster exhaust products rely heavily on fluid dynamic theory to perform as well as they do. That means that Flowmaster mufflers and resonators incorporated in Flowmaster exhaust systems use special baffles and acoustic chambers to dull exhaust pulses, rather than restrictive batting and insulation. Combined with mandrel-bent tubing and direct exhaust paths, the result is a Flowmaster exhaust system that meets its fuel economy goals while bumping up power and torque, all with that great unique Flowmaster exhaust sound. So order a Flow master exhaust system from Complete Auto Repair Service. With our prices and Flowmaster exhaust products’ reputation, you can’t go wrong!…

(360) 922-0553
C.A.R.S. = Complete Auto Repair Service
5640 Barrett Rd.  Ferndale WA. 98248
Exit 262 / Off I-5

- Across from:
- WECU (credit Union)
- Chevron Gas Station -Sam's Mini mart
- Ferndale YMCA
-(next to) Ferndale Park and Ride
 - Taco Bell  - McDonalds

Thank you for your Patronage!

Auto Repair Coolant System Bellingham, Ferndale WA.

Posted by D on April 2, 2020 at 2:00 AM

Complete Auto Repair Service = C.A.R.S.

Exit 262 / Off I-5

5640 Barrett Rd. Ferndale WA. 98248

 

360-922-0553
Thank you for your Patronage in hard times this year and keeping us in business to continue your Auto Care needs.

 

 

 

- Across from:
WECU (credit Union)
- Chevron Gas Station -Sam's Mini mart
- Ferndale YMCA (next to)
- Taco Bell - McDonalds

Coolant System on your Automobile

     Coolant is the fluid that absorbs heat from the engine and then dissipates it through the radiator. It is also dissipated through the heat exchanger in the passenger compartment when you crank your heat in the winter.

    Coolant, which is commonly called antifreeze, is a mixture of ethylene or propylene glycol and water, usually in a 50/50 ratio.

     Servicing the coolant involves draining and/or flushing your car's cooling system and then replacing the old coolant with fresh coolant.

Should I do this service when it's recommended?     Always check you cars manuel = Yes, Draining out the coolant and refilling the system when it is recommended removes dirt and rust particles that can clog up the cooling system and cause problems in winter and summer.

     Most cars have a plastic coolant recovery tank connected to the radiator by a hose, so there's no need to open the radiator cap itself . The coolant level should be at the tank's MAX or HOT line when the engine is hot, and lower when it's cold.

Why would I want to do this?     Because it is operating in a hot, hostile environment, coolant will break down over time. Most importantly, the coolant's rust inhibitors get used up, leaving the small cooling passages in your engine and radiator vulnerable to corrosion. Even with these rust inhibitors, some corrosion will inevitably take place, contaminating the coolant with debris.

What happens if I don't do this?     If the rust inhibitors stop working, the cooling system will rust from the inside out. The biggest source of rust in a car's cooling system is the engine block.
    
In time, these bits of rust will also clog the tiny passages within the radiator and heater, causing your engine to overheat. When an engine overheats, the result is a payment to your mechanic.

Is there any maintenance required between intervals?     Check your coolant level periodically. Your owner's manual will have a recommended interval in which to check the coolant level.
    
If you check your coolant level when the engine is cold, the coolant should be at or above the "minimum" or "fill" line on the transparent refill container. If you check your coolant level when the engine is hot, the coolant should be at or just below the "max" line.

      Disappearance of coolant could be caused by either an external or internal leak, the latter being more expensive. Either one should be addressed quickly, since running low or out of coolant can lead to catastrophic engine failure which could mean a new engine.


Covid 19 Yes We are open

Posted by D on March 27, 2020 at 2:10 PM

Covid 19 Coronavirus - During these Hard times.

We are open and considered and essental Business.

Studded tires will need to be off by April 30, We will be here to help you.
It's slow so if you need work done, now would be a good time.

To keep you safe:

*Must make and Apt. by phone.
* We have a Key Drop off to keep distance and keep you safe.
*When you make Apt. we can talk about Payment and best way to keep distance and safe to getter done.
*WASH, Wash, wash and we will be doing the same to keep everyone safe.

CARS = Complete Auto Repair service
360-922-0553
www.carsbellingham.com

Essential Workforce

 

• Employees supporting or enabling transportation functions, including dispatchers, maintenance and repair technicians, warehouse workers, truck stop and rest area workers, workers engaged in snow removal and avalanche control for state highways, and workers that maintain and inspect infrastructure (including those that require cross-border travel)



OPen Durning These Hard Times Covid 19 Corona Virus

Posted by D on March 27, 2020 at 4:40 AM

3/27/2020

During these hard time's
We will be open to help you Until further notice.

Thank you for your Patronage and keeping us Open. 

In order to keep everyone protected.

* Must Make your appointment by phone.
* We have a key drop off.
* We can talk about How to Pay at time of Appointment. ( to keep distance)
* We have always used latex gloves to keep you safe.

*WASH, Wash, wash, and we will be doing the same to keep everyone safe. Thank You.
* 360-922-0553

* www.carsbellingham.com

CARS=Complete Auto Repair Service.

Ferndale WA. 98248

We are an Essential Workforce

• Employees supporting or enabling transportation functions, including dispatchers, maintenance and repair technicians, warehouse workers, truck stop and rest area workers, workers engaged in snow removal and avalanche control for state highways, and workers that maintain and inspect infrastructure (including those that require cross-border travel)

www.theolympian.com/news/coronavirus/article241452516.html

Coronavirus - Covid19 - we are open

Posted by D on March 18, 2020 at 4:05 PM

 

During these hard time's

We will be open to help you Until further notice.
Thank you for your Patronage and keeping us Open  3/27/2020

In order to keep everyone protected.

* Must Make your appointment by phone.
* We have a key drop off.
* We can talk about How to Pay at time of Appointment. ( to keep distance)
*We have always used latex glove to keep you safe.

* WASH, Wash, wash and we will be doing the same   to keep everyone safe. Thank You.

 * www.carsbellingham.com

Call for Apt.  360-922-0553
Exit 262  Off I-5

Across from:
- WECU (credit Union)
- Chevron Gas Station -Sam's Mini mart
- Ferndale YMCA (next to)
 - Taco Bell - McDonald

TRANSMISSION SERVICE Ferndale WA.

Posted by D on March 15, 2020 at 1:05 PM

TRANSMISSION SERVICE

Complete Auto Repair Service  = CARS
5640 Barrett Rd. Ferndale WA.  98248
www.carsbellingham.com
(360) 922-0553

During this hard time we appreciate your patronage and keeping us in Business.  we will be open by Apt. Please call. Thank you

     TRANSMISSION SERVICE Repairing or replacing your transmission can be one of the most expensive repairs you may have to make on your vehicle. Maintaining your transmission according to your vehicle manufacturer's recommendations, not only prolongs its life but it can prevent a costly repair or breakdown in the future.

      To help maintain a safe and constant operating temperature, your vehicle uses transmission fluid to cool and lubricate the moving parts. The fluid reduces the amount of potentially damaging heat inside the transmission and helps increase the life of this important system.

     Because some of the ingredients in the transmission fluid break down over time due to this heat, many vehicle manufacturers recommend the fluid be replaced at specified maintenance intervals. Check your manuel or check with us to find out when to replace your fluid.

                            Call today for a check up!
                                   (360) 922-0553
Exit: 262    Off I-5   MAP/LOCATION
                     www.carsbellingham.com

                           

- Across from:
- WECU (credit Union)
- Chevron Gas Station -Sam's Mini mart
- Ferndale YMCA (next to)

 - Taco Bell  - McDonaldd

Suspension What is it ? - Ferndale WA.

Posted by D on March 2, 2020 at 3:30 AM

(360) 922-0553           www.carsbellingham.com                Exit 262 Off I-5

5640 Barrett Rd. Ferndale WA. 98248

 

- Across from:- WECU (credit Union)    - Chevron Gas Station -Sam's Mini mart

- Ferndale YMCA (next to)

- Taco Bell - McDonalds


During this hard time Complete Auto Repair Service appreciates your Patronage and keeping us in Business. 
We will be open by Apt. 

Suspension

     Suspension is the term given to the system of springs, shock absorbers and linkages that connects a vehicle to its wheels. Suspension systems serve a dual purpose — contributing to the car's road holding  / handling and braking for good active safety and driving pleasure, and keeping vehicle occupants comfortable and reasonably well isolated from road noise, bumps, and vibrations, etc.  

Three fundamental components of any suspension:
Springs
:

  • Coil springs - This is the most common type of spring and is, in essence, a heavy-duty torsion bar coiled around an axis. Coil springs compress and expand to absorb the motion of the wheels.
  • Leaf springs - This type of spring consists of several layers of metal (called "leaves") bound together to act as a single unit. Leaf springs were first used on horse-drawn carriages.  They are still used today on most trucks and heavy-duty vehicles.
  • Torsion bars ( also a spring)  - When the wheel hits a bump, vertical motion is transferred to the wishbone and then, through the levering action, to the torsion bar. The torsion bar then twists along its axis to provide the spring force.
  • Air springs - Air use the compressive qualities of air to absorb wheel vibrations.

 Dampers

  • Shock Absorber - controls unwanted spring motion through a process known as dampening. A shock absorber is basically an oil pump placed between the frame of the car and the wheels. When the car wheel encounters a bump in the road and causes the spring to coil and uncoil it will give you a smoother ride.
  •  Struts - provide structural support for the vehicle suspension.  Shocks and struts have a lot to do with the handling of your car.  They can be considered  a critical safety feature. Worn shocks and struts can allow excessive vehicle-weight transfer from side to side and front to back. This reduces the tire's  ability to grip the road, as well as handling and braking performance.  

Anti-sway bars:

  • Sway Bars - give a moving automobile additional stability. Sway bar transfers movement to the other wheel. This creates a more level ride and reduces vehicle sway.

If you think your car is pulling to one side, hard to keep straight or you are experiencing  unusual tire wear. Then you should Stop by and let   C.A.R.S. = Complete Auto Repair Service help you out.

(360) 922-0553
www.carsbellingham.com 
   Exit 262  Off I-5
5640 Barrett Rd.  Ferndale WA.  98248

- Across from:
- WECU (credit Union)
- Chevron Gas Station -Sam's Mini mart
- Ferndale YMCA (next to)
 - Taco Bell  - McDonalds


How to pick a sevice center

Posted by D on February 16, 2020 at 3:55 AM

(360) 922-0553     www.carsbellingham.com     Exit 262 Off I-5

5640 Barrett Rd. Ferndale WA. 98248

 

- Across from:- WECU (credit Union)    - Chevron Gas Station -Sam's Mini mart

- Ferndale YMCA (next to)

- Taco Bell - McDonalds

Thank you for your Patronage during these hard time and keeping us in business.  We will be open until further notice.  Call for Apt. 


How to pick a service center.

1) Do your homework before taking your vehicle for service:
I know, we all hate home work and don't have time but it will save you heart ach in the end.
So,
Shop around before you need one. you will make a better decision when your not rushed.
1) Ask Friends + Word of mouth
2) Look for vehicles of equal value
3) Good equipment
4) Is there evidence of qualified technicians? diplomas, certificates, advanced training, ASE
5) Start with a simple job = oil change, wiper blades, batterie.

2) Once you choose a Repair Shop ...
1) Discribe symptoms or supply a written list of recent problems.
( sounds, vibrations, odors, lights, change in engine performance or handling, braking, steering...)
2) Don't rush for an on the spot diagnosis.
Ask to be called for costs, course of acton. ( Don't forget to leave a phone number / e-mail )
3) Understand shop policies about = Labor rates, guarantees, and payment methods.
3) Follow - up ...
1) Keep GOOD records: All Service and repair paperwork!
2) Reward good service with repeat business. This also establishes a relationship.
3) If the service was not all you expected. - Don't rush to another shop.
( discuss the problem or issue with manager or owner. Give them a chance to resolve the problem.)
A Reputable shop will value there customers feedback & try to make things right.

Happy Trails To You
Complete Auto Repair Service = C.A.R.S.
www.carsbellingham.com

(360) 922-0553
5640 Barrett Rd.  Ferndale WA. 98248
 Off I-5 Exit 262

- Across from:
- WECU (credit Union)
- Chevron Gas Station -Sam's Mini mart
- Ferndale YMCA (next to)

CLOSE TO:  - Taco Bell  - McDonalds 


 

Air Filter Cleaning for your Automobile

Posted by D on February 2, 2020 at 12:40 AM

Air Filters

    The air filter stops airborne contaminants from getting sucked into your car's engine. It's a paper filter that stops debris such as dust, leaves and wayward pelicans before they get inside the engine and do damage.

Should I do this service when it's recommended?
Yes.

Why do I have to do this?
Because, eventually, your air filter will get plugged up.

What happens if I don't do this?
If your air filter gets too dirty or clogged, your engine won't be able to suck enough air into the combustion chambers. The engine will then run rich (i.e., too much gas and not enough air). When this happens, your car will lose power and run roughly. Your Check Engine light also may come on.

If you really neglect the air filter for a long time, your car may stop running altogether. While permanent damage is unlikely, it is possible. If an air filter were sufficiently dirty and damaged, it could allow harmful, abrasive contaminants into the combustion chamber.

C.A.R.S. = Complete Auto Repair Service     Exit 262  / Off I-5
5640 Barrett Rd.  Ferndale WA. 98248
(360) 922-0553    
location / Map

- Across from:
- WECU (credit Union)
- Chevron Gas Station -Sam's Mini mart
- Ferndale YMCA (next to)
- Taco Bell  - McDonalds

Thank you for your Patronage

Fuel Injection - What is it ? Complete Auto

Posted by D on January 15, 2020 at 10:35 AM

Fuel Injection Service
      www.carsbellingham.com

Why do we Need Fuel Injection Service?
When you stare your engine for the first time you get dirt, carbon deposits & varnishes that form in the fuel system on the intake valves & in the combustion chambers. 

To prevent this buildup in your fuel system you need to have your fuel system cleaned by a professional.

Here are some symptoms:

  • Engine pinging.
  • Poor acceleration.
  • Hesitation or lurching.
  • Lack of or poor performance.
  • Repeated Stalling.
  • Rough idle.
  • Poor fuel mileage.

The Benefits of Fuel-Injection Service & Why we Do Preventive Maintenance?

  • Your vehicle will operate more efficiently & Be more dependable.
  • Saves you money = Heads off costly repairs, last longer.
  • Improves fuel mileage
  • Reduces the risk of breakdowns = ensure a safer ride for your family.
  • Contributes to the overall performance of your vehicle.
  • Reduces air pollution.
  • Prevents you from voiding your warranty.
  • Your owner’s manual out-lines your maintenance schedules.

A typical fuel injection service will include the following procedures:

  • Clean fuel injectors.
  • Clean throttle body air intake.
  • Inspect fuel lines and fuel rail.
  • Pressure test fuel pump and system.
  • Inspect pressure regulator, vacuum line, & all connections.
  • Decarbonize intake manifold, intake, & exhaust valves.
  • Decarbonize combustion chamber & pistons.

So be safe and keep your cars maintained.
C.A.R.S. = Complete Auto Repair Service
New Address
5640 Barrett Rd. Ferndale WA. 98248
(360) 922-0553
Exit 262  / Off I-5  

- Across from:
- WECU (credit Union)
- Chevron Gas Station -Sam's Mini mart
- Ferndale YMCA (next to)
 - Taco Bell   - McDonalds



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