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Muffler & Exhaust - Auto Repair -Bellingham WA.

Posted by D on February 15, 2019 at 8:25 PM

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

 is known throughout Whatcom Co., Bellingham Area as THE place to get a HIGH QUALITY CUSTOM EXHAUST SYSTEM installed on “your out of the ordinary” CUSTOM, EXOTIC, ANTIQUE, HOT ROD or OFF ROAD Vehicle. Jason, the owner, has over 20 years experience in custom exhaust work.

Having the exhaust repaired before it gets too loud offers the most benefit to you. Delaying a needed car exhaust repair can make it cost more. That is because continuing to drive with an exhaust leak or bad catalytic converter can damage other things in your vehicle's operating system.

Reasons to have a Good working a Exhaust System is becasue it keeps it from having :

Exhaust Leaks
You might notice the new vibration when you touch the steering wheel, foot pedals or car seat. You might or might not hear a rumbling sound, depending on the size of the damaged area. A hole, exhaust leak or disconnected exhaust system component don't just cause vibrations, they can also signal the engine is no longer running at optimum performance.

Fuel Efficiency
If you notice you have to fill up your gas tank more often than normal, have your exhaust system checked out. Similar to the vibrations, increased fuel use is a sign something is wrong with your car. When the exhaust leaks, your engine works harder. When your engine works harder, it requires more fuel.

Catalytic Converter
An intact but failing catalytic converter may sound like someone shaking a box of rocks when your vehicle is idling when parked or stopped in traffic. If you notice any of these issues, schedule an appointment for CARS muffler shop.

Complete Auto Repair Service has build custom exhaust systems for nearly everything, from Hot Rods, Classic Cars, Antique Cars,  Off Road, . 

C.A.R.S. offers Free Exhaust and Brake inspections.

Stay Safe & on the Road. Whether you own a domestic or a high performance car, we’re the place to take your car for scheduled maintenance, crucial technical repars, or even a simple oil change.

Complete Auto Repair Service  -  CARS
(360) 922-0553
4724 Pacific Hwy.
Bellingham  WA.  98226
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Auto Repair Your Rights

Posted by D on January 15, 2019 at 11:25 AM


Auto Repair / Your Rights
Frequently Asked Questions

Smart Shopping for Auto Repairs

You can help avoid trouble with an unreliable or dishonest repair shop by following these tips:

•Deal only with a registered shop. Make sure there's a  State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) registration certificate inside.

•Ask your family, friends and co-workers for advice on reliable repair shops in your area, as well as those you should avoid.

•Keep all records, including estimates, invoices, work orders, receipts, guarantees and warranties. Besides their importance in case you file a repair complaint, these papers serve as your record of service, and could increase your vehicle's resale value.

•If you authorize repair work by phone, write down the date and time, the name of the person you spoke with, any estimated price quoted, and other pertinent details.

•Don't be afraid to ask questions. Management of a shop should take the time to explain required repairs and prices, discuss problems, and tell you about the training and experience of employees.

*Make sure your vehicle is serviced  and keep very clear records of your vehicle's maintenance.

  •  Do you have to return to the dealer facility for all of my car's maintenance to keep from voiding the warranty?
    The answer to this is, Absolutly Not. You can have routine service done by any competent independent service shop or garage and still maintain your warranty.
  • Do you need to use the manufacturer's original equipment parts to keep you warranty valid? NO! Automakers cannot specify the use of their or anyone else's products for your vehicle's maintenance.
  • Check your owner's manual to find out what products should be replaced and at what inervals. You may use any brand-name quality product such as CARQUEST to replace fan belts, hoses, brakes, exhausts, chassis parts, oil, or any other product needed to be replaced. ( Stated in CARQUEST Tech-Net Auto service guide)

If your car is leased are you responsible for maintenance?

  •  YES! Even if you lease a vehicle you are responsible for all maintenance and repairs.

How does the quality of aftermarket products compare with original equipment products?

  •  Today, many of the products are manufactured by the same supplier and may even be guaranteed longer than the original equipment products. Aftermarket products supplied by CARQUEST meet or exceed manugacturer's specifications.


Safe Travels From: C,.A.R.S. = Complete Auto Repair Service

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4724 Pacific Hwy. 
Bellingham WA. 98226 

(360) 922-0553

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




Posted by D on January 10, 2019 at 11:05 AM


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

Complete Auto Repair Service - Bellingham WA.

Posted by D on January 1, 2019 at 1:00 PM

How is your Communication Between your Auto Repair shop?

The following tips should help you along the way:  

  • Do your homework before taking your vehicle in for repairs of service.
  • Read the owner's manual to learn about the vehicle's systems and components.
  • Follow the recommended service schedules.
  • Keep a log of a ll repairs and service.

You know your car.  You drive it everyday & know how it feels and sounds when everything is right.  So don't ignore it s warning signals.  Use all your senses to inspect your car frequently.

Check for:

  • Unusual sounds, odors, drips, leaks, smoke, warning lights, gauge readings.
  • Changes in acceleration, engine performance, gas mileage, fluid levels.
  • Worn tires, belts, and hoses.
  • Problems in handling, braking, steering, vibrations.

Note when the problem occurs:

  • Is it constant or periodic?
  • Is it when your vehicle is cold or is it after the engine is warmed up?
  • It it at all speeds?  Only under acceleration? During braking?  When shifting?
  • When did the problem first start?
  • Write the symptoms down to give or tell the technician.

Communication is important between you and your auto repair shop.  You should be prepared to describe the symptoms.  ( In larger shops you will probably speak with a service writer/manager rather than the technician.)  

Resist the temptation to suggest a course of repair.  Just as you would do with your physician,  tell where it hurts and how long so that the technician can diagnose and recommend a remedy.
Ask for explanations in layman's terms if you don't understand.
Don't rush the technician to make an on the spot diagnosis.
Before you leave, make sure you understand all the shop policies regarding labor rates, guarantees, & acceptable methods of payment.

Last but not least,  Leave a phone number where you can be called.

Safe Travels to you from

C.A.R.S. = Complete Auto Reapir Service
4724 Pacific Hwy.
Bellingham  Wa.  98226
 (360) 922-0553 
 Exit 260             Off I-5

North of Bellingham / South of Ferndale

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