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Headlight's for Cars and Off Road - CARS - Ferndale & Bellingham WA.

Posted by D on December 3, 2019 at 8:35 AM

 

 HEADLIGHTS

When you are ready to fix your old headlights, CARS Bellingham can help.

Winter is coming and Headlights help keep you safe. 

  •  If you find your head lights are too dim, you might like to add LED  lights to add brightness.
     Jeep bar lights are great for camping.
    We have lights to add your cars & camper for  Ambiance and out door lighting.  
    We would be happy to show you Idea's that you might like.
    They make Great Gifts as well.

Complete Auto Repair Service =CARS
New Address
5640 Barrett Rd.  Ferndale WA. 98248  (Exit 262)
(360) 922 0553
www.carsbellingham.com 
MAP / Directions 
Other Services =  Mufflers, Brakes, Exhaust, Headlights, Tune-ups & much more....

Hours: M-F 8-5, Sat By Apt. Sun. Closed

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


Auto Repair in Bellingham WA.

Posted by D on December 2, 2019 at 2:55 AM

 

Is Your Car in Good Condition?

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.

Exhaust = Make sure your vehicle’s exhaust system has no leaks. Carbon monoxide is a silent killer and can accumulate quickly in closed vehicles.

Wiper Blades = Make sure your wiper blades are in good condition. Keep the windshield washer reservoir filled with antifreeze solvent.

 

Cooling System = 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.

Oil = 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.

C.A.R.S. = Complete Auto Repair Serivce
(360) 922-0553
New Address
5640 Barrett RD Ferndale WA. 98248
www.carsbellingham.com  
MAP

 

 

CARS honors our Veterans

Posted by D on November 11, 2019 at 10:35 AM

THANK YOU!

History of Veterans Day

World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”

To see more:  http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp

 

CARS = Complete Auto Repair Service Bellingham WA.

 

Animals in the Engine - CARS = Complete Auto Repair Service

Posted by D on November 1, 2019 at 9:30 PM

 

Animals  In Your Car

I thought I would share some information regarding animals nesting in cars. You most likely will not know you have this problem unless something smell like it's cooking/ burning or someone has opened the hood of your car and shared this with you, a squral decides to store your garden produce or you have had a animal related problem with your car before. The little critters can cause literally thousands of dollars in damage in a very short period of time. What you generally will find is anything from aniaml droppings, wire insulation chewed through, under hood sound insulation ripped away from the underside of the hood and stored on the engine, dog food stored under hood, damage to plastic or rubber components or the worst is when they get into the cars heating/air conditioning system and die.  Some estimates can cost from the dealership up to $5000.00.  I think we can do better than that!  If someone lets you know you have animal activity under your cars hood my advice is to take action to fend off the little critters or you may find you have more trouble than you bargained for. 

CARS = Complete Auto Repair Service
360-922-0553
www.carsbellingham.com
New Address
5640 Barrett Rd.  Ferndale WA. 98248
Exit 262 - OFF I-5
       Map 

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


PUNKIN RUN CAR SHOW

Posted by D on October 13, 2019 at 10:10 PM

PUNKIN RUN CAR SHOW Event Dates: October 27, 2019 - October 27, 2019 Get in the spirit of things! Decorate your car in a Halloween way for this fun and often chilling car show! *Join us at the Hardware Sales parking lot, 30234 King Street, Bellingham, WA * ( Exit 254 Iowa Street off Interstate 5 ) * Trophies and dash plaques and more fun. $10 entry fee. *Sponsored by the 4th Corner Elites of Bellingham. We support Project Santa Claus and provide scholarships for automotive studies.

Car Maintenance Bellingham WA.

Posted by D on September 15, 2019 at 12:30 PM

Complete Auto Repair Service
5640 Barrett Rd
Ferndale WA. 98248 (New Address)

Bellingham / Ferndale / Whatcom Co.  WA.  
www.carsbellingham.com

(360) 922-0553

WHY IS MAINTENANCE IMPORTANT?

 Your vehicle has hundreds of moving parts all working together. Through normal driving, over time, some of these parts simply wear out or no longer perform the way they should.

To make sure that your vehicle is running at its best, your vehicle manufacturer recommends that certain parts and systems are checked at certain intervals. By following their recommendations, more costly repairs down the road may be avoided.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS?

 Repairs are services that are required or necessary when something on your vehicle is not working properly. Also, when your vehicle has worn to the point where a replacement is required to maintain the performance of your vehicle.

The schedule for performing these maintenance services varies from vehicle to vehicle. You will find the schedule for your vehicle in your owner's manual. Following this schedule is the best way to make sure your vehicle is performing as it should.

 We offer Maintenance Services that follow the schedule as recommended in your owner's manual.

Oil Change

Maintenance Tune-Up

Transmission Service

Radiator Service

Vehicle Inspection

Muffler / Exhaust service

Give us a call today to set up an appointment.  (360)-922-0553   

   MAP / Directions

Other Services = Mufflers, Brakes, Exhaust, Headlights, Tune-ups & much more....
Hours: M-F 8-5, Sat By Apt. Sun. Closed

 

Complete Auto Repair Service - Feedback

Posted by D on September 2, 2019 at 1:05 AM

  Complete Auto Repair Service
Ferndale WA. - Bellingham WA.
 

If you have had work done at  our shop We would love to hear your comments.

Letting us know how we are doing helps us become better. Please leave your feedback and the date. We want to hear from you. Thank you

Serving: Auto Repair, Bellingham WA., Ferndale WA. Whatcom county

&

our Canadian BC Customers.

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

Map / Location

Other Services = Mufflers, Brakes, Exhaust, Headlights, Tune-ups & much more....
Hours: M-F 8-5, Sat By Apt. Sun. Closed

                     

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CARS Bellingham WA. Happy 4 of July

Posted by D on July 3, 2019 at 3:00 AM

Complete Auto Repair Service = CARS

We would like to wish you all a safe and Happy 4th of July

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Respect our flag, our people and our country.

Happy 4th of JUlY = FREEDOM!


If you didn't get a chance I hope you will take a look at our
CARS Newsletter   =       https//www.carsbellingham.com/apps/blog/

 

(New Location ) = 5640 Barrett Rd.
Ferndale WA. 98248
www.carsbellingham.com 
(360) 922-0553

Map / Location

 

 

 

Jeep - That is what we do at Cars bellingham WA.

Posted by D on July 1, 2019 at 12:10 PM

 At
 Complete Auto Repair Service
We love

JEEP'S

No one can say with certainty where the name "Jeep" first came to mean the all-wheel-drive truck the U.S. Army needed urgently for World War II. Theories include Oklahoma oilman slang, a dimension-jumping character from a "Popeye" cartoon and the shortening of the letters G and P -- from the "general purpose" vehicle requested by the Army. There's even one photo from testing in 1941 that calls it a "peep." Wherever it came from, the Jeep knew where it was headed by Aug. 1, 1941 -- off to war.

The Jeep was born from a bid by the U.S. Army for a small, all-terrain vehicle with four-wheel-drive. Developed in just seven weeks, with bits of design from three different automakers, Detroit eventually built more than 1 million for victory in World War II. Ernie Pyle called the Jeep "as faithful as a dog, as strong as a mule and agile as a goat." After the war, Willys-Overland sold them as glorified farm implements, complete with a power takeoff hitch. The rest you know. Here's an example of the excitement from the Jeep's birth, as it goes through testing around Ford in the winter of 1941.

found at: http//autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/august-1-jeep-born-date-1941-123414262.html

When you need toys for your Jeep's Call Complete Autor Repair Service.  We will be able to find you what you need!  Lights, winch, belt puls, hooks and a lot more.  

Complete Auto Repair Service
(360) 922-0553
www.carsbellingham.com

CARS = Complete Auto Repair Service

Posted by D on June 16, 2019 at 12:15 AM

 

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

How dose this benefit you?

        1) (ASE) = Automotive Service Excellence =  finding a competent auto repair tecnician. 
              A)  They take a series of national certification exams covering all the major automotive
                    repair and service specialties.
              B)  The result: an elite group of automotive service professionals that work in repair
                   establishments throughout the nation.

Why Use ASE Certified Auto Technicians?
        1)  ASE certification takes much of the guesswork out of finding a competent technician.
             A) Years ago cars were simpler, less complex.  But today they are High-tech.
             B) A mistake can be costy.
             C) It makes sense to protect your car with a certified professional.
        2)  ASE program are voluntary, so technicians who take the program to above and beyond.

How Does ASE Certification Work?
        1)  Twice a year across the country technicians take exams.
             A) When all 8 exams are passed the Technician earns a Master Auto Technician status.
             B) Technicians recertify every five years.
             C) ASE certifies individual technicians not repair shops.
         2)   Repair facilities employing ASE-certified technicians display the blue and white
              ASE sign.

 Shop owners who encourage the technicians to become ASE certified show concern about the other aspects of their business
    * 
Look for a repair facility before you need one.
     * Ask friends for recommendations.
     * Make arrangements for transportation so you won't feel force to choose a shop solely on location.
     * Look for courteous staff.
     * Look for policies regarding  * labor rates               * methods of payment
                                                          * Diagnostic fees      * guarantees                     *etc.
      * Look for signs of community or customer service awards.
      * Look for the ASE sign.

C.A.R.S. = Complete Auto Repair Service
(New Address) = 5640 Berrett Rd.
Ferndale WA.  98248
(360) 922-0553
www.carsbellingham.com

Exit 262 Off I-5
                            
                             

Auto Repair in Bellingham WA. = Safety First

Posted by D on May 15, 2019 at 8:25 AM

Complete Auto Repair Service Say's -  Safety First

Keep Your Engine Tuned Up       

It's up to you: Dirty or Clean?
     Car care is a win - win situation:
           *Help's the environment
           *Your car will run more efficiently
           *Will be safer
           *Improves your resale value
   

  • Keeping it clean
                              Change the spark plugs:.       A misfiring spark plug can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30%.
    Service you Air conditioner:   
                              According to the Environmental Protection Agency, almost 1/3 of CFCs released into the atmosphere come from mobile air conditioners.  
                                                            *Have it serviced by a technician who is certified to
                                                             handle / recycle refrigerants. 
                                                            * It is importatnt to use a qualified technician because leaks can occur during service / repair.
          D.I.Y. = Do it Yourselfers:          Dispose of used motor oil, anti-freeze / coolant, tires, & old batteries  properly.  ( call your local municipal or county gov. or recycling sites.)
                                                                     {Each year D.I.Y.s dump twenty times more than by the tanker Exxon Valdez.}
         Of course there is always:          Other things to check = Oil Change, Belts, Hoses, Battery, Tire Inflation
                                                                   and more....

Enjoy your Vehicle more by keeping it running smoothly.

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

5640 Berrett Rd
Ferndale WA.  98248
(360) 922-0553
www.carsbellingham.com

MAP



 

 

Mufflers & Exhaust -Cars Bellingham WA.

Posted by D on May 1, 2019 at 8:30 PM

Mufflers and Exhaust for you off Road Jeep

Nothing sets a power purist’s hair standing on end like the throaty rumble of a performance exhaust system. Low and intimidating under idle, booming and ferocious at full bore—it’s the voice of your engine warning slowpokes to step aside. But with tons of options to sift through, finding the right aftermarket exhaust system for your car, truck or SUV can leave some people speechless.

Performance Exhaust vs. Factory Exhaust

  • The mufflers used in your factory exhaust system are designed to provide quiet operation by sacrificing some exhaust flow. High performance exhaust systems on the other hand, use mufflers with less flow-restricting chambers and baffles in them
  • Performance exhaust systems use mandrel bent tubing. This eliminates the restrictive bends commonly found in OEM exhaust systems by mechanically forcing the tubing to retain its round profile around bends. This results in greatly improved exhaust flow
  • By using mandrel bent tubing and free flowing mufflers, performance exhaust systems increase horsepower, torque and if you can resist using the extra power, fuel economy
  • If you want your ride to have a powerful tone, a performance exhaust system is the best way to get it. That’s because unlike your near-silent OEM mufflers, the mufflers that come in performance exhaust systems are generally engineered to produce a race-inspired rumble
  • Some vehicles are stuck with a plain-looking muffler hanging under the rear bumper. So to improve your ride’s rear-styling, many of our exhaust systems replace your ugly OEM muffler with a beautiful performance Muffler that’s fitted with a polished tip.

Fuel Saving tips - Complete Auto Repair Service - Bellingham WA.

Posted by D on April 15, 2019 at 8:50 AM

 

Fuel Saving Tips 

What will help you keep your mileage down?

1) Keep your engine in proper mechanical condition with
    tune ups, clean air and fuel filters, good belts & hose.
2) Change the oil and keep it filled.
3) Keep your tires properly inflated, check them frequently for wear.
   Have them properly align the vehicles suspension and steering
   ( if you notice pulling or vibration.)
4) Have your Brakes checked.
5) Body damage on a car can add drag so try to have damage
    repaired.
6) Find a gas station that uses non ethanol gas.
7) Have your gas cap checked.. (approximately. 17% of the vehicles have a
    gas cap that is either damaged, loose, or missing. This can
    cause gallons of gas to vaporize.

Driving Tips

1) Try not to idle your engine for long periods.
    ( turn engine off if you leave the car or have to wait.)
2) Stop slow, Start slow & steady.
3) Slow steady speed.  Use cruise control for long trips. 
4) Keeping windows closed helps make the car more aerodynamic.
5) Carpool whenever possible or practical.
6) Empty the trunk!  Added weight decrease fuel economy.
7) Plan your route wisely and run more than one errand in your outing.

 

Have fun on your adventure! 

C.A.R.S. = Complete Auto Repair Service
                                                4724 pacific Hwy.
                                                      Bellingham WA. 98226
                                                 (
360) 922-0553
                                                          
www.carsbellingham.com
                                          
https://www.carsbellingham.com/location" target="_blank">    Map

Exit 260 Off I-5
North of Bellingham WA. / South of Ferndale WA.


CARS Bellingham is Moving

Posted by D on April 3, 2019 at 9:10 PM

 

CARS Complete Auto Repair Service
IS MOVING TO FERNDALE the end of APRIL 2019 !!
MOVING NORTH APPROX. 1.5 miles

 

To: 5640 Barrett Rd. Ferndale, WA. 98248
Still located @ 4724 Pacific Hwy until end of April....

carsbellingham.com   CARS
*Still located @ 4724 Pacific Hwy until end of April 2019

NEW = 5640 Barrett Rd.
            Ferndale WA. 98248

I - 5 North - Exit 262 -
- Straight a cross the exit (@ light) -Main Street / Barrett.
LOCATED on the left, just passed park & ride bus entrance.
- A crossed from WECU (Credit Union ) and Chevron Gas Station.

I - 5 South - Exit 262 - Main Street
- Left @ light (a crossed bridge).
- Right on Barrett (stop light).
- LOCATED On the left, just passed park & ride bus entrance.

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

CLOSE TO:
- Taco Bell
- McDonalds

Bellingham WA. & Ferndale WA.
Whatcom Co. Area

Engine Repair - CARS = Complete Auto Repair Service

Posted by D on April 1, 2019 at 8:45 PM

Engine Repair
It's what we do.

Imagine back when gas was a nickel and your friendly neighborhood  mechanic would pull your car in his garage and get you fixed up in no time; with a smile on his face and quality service you could count on. Nostalgic yet?

 

These days cars are becoming more and more complicated; with parts you couldn't imagine and wiring and electronic features you wouldn't dare try to take apart for fear you'd never get back together. On top of that, you're leading a busy life; you haven't got the time to repair the car yourself. So what can you do?  Bring your Vehicle into CARS = Complete Auto Repair Service for friendly home town service.  

Some sign's your car engine might be wearing out!

  • If your car will not start.
  • Another sure-fire sign that something might not be quite right with your engine is the legendary oil patch your car leaves behind when it’s been parked somewhere for a while.
  • the famous knocking sound.
  • seeing a lot of smog coming out of the back end of your motor.

Look out for the tell-tale signs that your engine is in need of repair.


A note on replacing parts: it’s worth checking (and double-checking) to ensure that it’s not a single part of the engine causing the problems.  The following individual bits are all capable of causing wear and tear:

  • Engine valves.  These work together, one responsible for taking in the air and fuel mixture and the other responsible for expelling exhaust.
  • Piston.  This is a piece of cylindrical metal that moves upwards and downwards within the cylinder.
  • Piston rings.  These seal off the area between the cylinder’s inner edge and the outer edge of the piston and prevent the leakage of fuel and air into the sump during the compression and combustion phases.
  • Connecting rod.  This allows the crankshaft to be connected to the piston; both ends may rotate to allow for full movement of both pistons.
  • Crankshaft.  Changes upward and downward strokes of pistons into a circular pattern, allowing the pistons to perform their function.
  • Oil sump.  Otherwise known as the oil pan, this surrounds the crankshaft.

We can't leave you on a completely negative note. Tthe fact is that the majority of problems are caused by lack of lubrication and overheating, we feel obliged to tell you that whatever you do make sure you engine is always well watered (a bit like your flower garden) and full of oil (just like the Middle East). 

In the mean time,  Keep your car in good repair and it should last you for years to come!


CARS = Complete Auto Repair Service
360-922-0553
www.carsbellingham.com
4724 Pacific Highway
Bellingham WA.
Exit 260  - OFF I-5


We Are Moving in April 2019

Posted by D on February 25, 2019 at 7:00 AM

CARS Complete Auto Repair Service is
MOVING TO FERNDALE the end of APRIL 2019 !!

MOVING NORTH APPROX. 1.5 miles
To: 5640 Barrett Rd. Ferndale, WA. 98248

Still located @ 4724 Pacific Hwy until end of April 2019 !!...

www.carsbellingham.com

NEW = 5640 Barrett Rd.
             Ferndale WA. 98248

I - 5 North -   Exit 262 -

- Straight a cross the exit (@ light) -Main Street / Barrett.
LOCATED on the left, just passed park & ride bus entrance.
- A crossed from WECU (Credit Union ) and Chevron Gas Station.

I -5 South - Exit 262 - Main Street
- Left @ light (across the bridge).
- Right on Barrett (stop light).
- LOCATED On the left, just passed park & ride bus entrance.

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

CLOSE TO:
- Taco Bell
- McDonalds

Bellningham WA. & Ferndale WA.
Whatcom Co. Area