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CARS Newsletter

 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!
Motors, Exhaust, Mufflers, oil change, Electrical and more....

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Auto Repair in Carbon county Utah = Safety First

Posted by D on May 15, 2022 at 8:25 AM

CARS = 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
660 E. Main St.  Wellington UT / Carbon County
Next to Post Office
North of Moab / South of Pirce, Helper, Salt Lake City Utah
www.carsbellingham.com
new phone # and web page coming soon!
(Target Opening Date = June 20, 2022)
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Price UT Culture Connection

Posted by D on May 5, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Culture Connection Presents Gus Clark

Thursday May 12, 2022 @ 7pm in the Price Civic Auditorium
May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
https://www.carbonutah.com/event/culture-connection-presents-gus-clark/

Stock car racing

Posted by D on May 5, 2022 at 7:15 PM



STOCK CAR RACE @ DESERT THUNDER RACEWAY

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

May 6-7 Race

 

May 20-21 Feature ASCS Sprint Cars

 

June 3-4 Race

 

June 24-25 Feature 305’s

 

July 15-16 Race

 

July 22-23 Feature WWMT

 

August 5-6 Race

 

August 19-20 Feature Sport Compacts

 

September 4-5 High Plaines Late Models

 

September 16-17 Feature Dwarf Mod Lights

 

September 22-24 The Castle Country Clash


Price Utah Renaissance Fair

Posted by D on May 5, 2022 at 7:15 PM
Renaissance Fair
Price UT, Carbon Co.
May 7, 2022

​Take a trip back in time, by attending this family friendly, free community event! Immerse yourselves in times of the past, surrounded by noble knights, beautiful princesses, merchant vendors, decadent foods, the mystic arts, fire performers, and fierce armored combat! A glorious day filled with live entertainment, food vendors, artisan crafts, games and activities for the entire family to enjoy!

 

Then, don't miss out as the festivities continue late into the night at The Sportspage Bar, located at 838 Westwood Blvd. Price, Utah 84501, with food, dancing, and some surprise entertainers!




More Information : meganmarshall2323@gmail.com

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

Posted by D on April 30, 2022 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
660 E. Main St. 
Wellington UT 84542
Next to :  Post Office
On Hwy 191
(New Phone # and Web address to come)
FB = http://www.facewbook.com/CARSbellingham
www.carsbellingham.com
(old Kwik Lube and Tire)

Car Maintenance Wellington UT - Carbon Co. UT

Posted by D on April 15, 2022 at 12:30 PM

Complete Auto Repair Service
660 E. Main St
Wellington UT 84542
 On Hwy 191
Next to Post Office

Carbon Co.,Wellington,Price,Moab,Provo
( New Phone # & Web Address to come )
http://www.facebook.com/CARSbellingham

www.carsbellingham.com

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


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

 

Animals in the Engine - CARS = Complete Auto Repair Service

Posted by D on March 30, 2022 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 Squirrel 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 animal 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.
     See Below for Idea's to help keep your car from having a critter problem. 

CARS = Complete Auto Repair Service
660 E. Main St. Wellington UT 84542
On Hwy 191
New Phone # soon
www.carsbellingham.com
http://www.facebook.com/CARSbellingham


Leave the hood up. Rodents are looking for a dark place to nest. This idea could help discourage nesting, but may not be the ultimate solution.

Hide your dog food, cat food, and birdseed. Dog food is the gold standard of rat society. Rats will stuff pounds and pounds of it into the air cleaner, glove compartment, or other empty spaces in your car.

Remove or seal off rat hiding places near the car. Cut down nearby thick shrubbery and vines where they can hide. If you have a garage, block rat-sized entrances to the building, or spray openings with substances that rats hate (see below).

Block small entrances to the vehicle engine compartment. Some car owners place traps around the vehicle or on top of the wheels, since rats climb wheels to get into the engine. Some block engine openings with wire screen.

Use electronic deterrent devices. Rodents can hear ultrasounds that we cannot, and it annoys them. Some learn to ignore it. Those with strobe lights like Mouse Blocker or Rid-a-Rat may work for longer periods, as they disrupt the darkness that rats prefer.

Make your engine and its entrances smell bad, at least to rats. Motorists have had success with peppermint oil, powdered fox urine, used cat litter, cat hair, dog hair, Pine-Sol, Irish Spring soap, red pepper, and laundry dryer sheets. The people who make "Rataway" tell you to spray it on all the wires in the engine.

Do not let the car sit unused. Drive it once in a while to discourage rats from doing mechanical or electrical work.

Finally: use traps to remove the rats who get through. The old-fashioned snap traps still work. Glue traps work too but may torture the rat. Humane cage traps may work, but relocating the varmints can be a temporary fix.. Toxic baits do kill rats eventually, but are likely to also poison predators, including domestic animals and pets.


Auto Repair in Utah CARS = Complete Auto Repair Service

Posted by D on March 16, 2022 at 3:55 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
(New Phone #  & web page soon)
660 E. Main St.
Wellington Utah 84542
Next to Post Office
on Hwy 191
http://www.facebook.com/CARSbellingham

www.carsbellingham.com  

 

 

Off Road headlights - CARS Auto Repair - Utah

Posted by D on February 15, 2022 at 8:35 AM

 

 HEADLIGHTS

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

Winter is here 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.

Complete Auto Repair Service =CARS
660 E Main St. Wellington UT 84542
Next to Post Office
(New phone # soon)
http://www.facebook.com/CARSbellingham
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

Carbon County Utah, 
North of Moab UT
South of
Price UT, Helper UT, 
Salt Lake City UT,
Provo UT
Ogden UT 


Green Driving CARS = Complete Auto Repair Service

Posted by D on May 15, 2021 at 5:10 AM
    Green Driving Tips 
www.carsbellingham.com

From
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.

C.A.R.S. = Complete Auto Repair Service
5640 Barrett Rd.     Ferndale WA.  98248
www.carsbellingham.com
206-922-0553
Exit 262 off I-5
- NEAR:
- WECU (credit Union)
- Chevron Gas Station -Sam's Mini mart
- Ferndale YMCA (next to)
- Ferndale Taco Bell
- McDonald

Jeep Toy's Cars = Compete Auto Repair Service

Posted by D on May 1, 2021 at 11:20 PM

  Jeep Toys is What we do.


Mohab is a good place to play

and you need a good toy to play with.
Why not let CARS = Complete Auto Repair Service in Bellingham WA.  help get your Jeep ready for play. 


Then come back and share stories with us. 
CARS= Complete Auto Repair Service 
5640 Barrett Rd. Ferndale WA. 98248
www.carsbellingham.com
(360) 922-0553


Exit 262   Off I-5


Spring Car Care Relief

Posted by D on April 15, 2021 at 10:40 PM

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

 Spring Car Care Relief for Your Vehicle

Winter can be tough on lots of things, including cars and trucks. Cold temperatures, snow and ice, road salt and pothole-causing freeze-thaw cycles put car batteries, tires, brakes and suspensions to the test.

 Spring is the time to rid vehicles of winter's sins in time for summer travel.

Since 1970, Americans have more than doubled their vehicle miles traveled, according to federal statistics. In summer, many of those miles are logged on driving vacations far from home, the last place motorists want to risk a breakdown.

 "Regular vehicle maintenance and inspections can help improve a vehicle's fuel efficiency, achieve peak performance and even help avoid major repairs down the road," says Peter Lord, executive director, GM Service Operations.

 Vehicle owners can follow these tips to ensure their vehicles are ready to roll:

  Batteries: They work harder when it's cold, and winter can compromise their cranking performance up to 60 percent. Test and replace old or weak batteries, especially those more than three years old. It can be cheaper than a tow and replacement on the road.

 Tires / wheels: Cold weather can reduce tire pressure, so make sure all tires, including the spare, are properly inflated and balanced, and wheels are properly aligned. Inflate tires to their recommended pressure. Under-inflated tires can reduce fuel economy by up to 3.3 percent, cause premature tire failure and are a safety hazard. Tire failures and blowouts, often a result of under-inflation, contribute to 414 deaths and 10,295 injuries each year in the U.S., according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In addition to tire pressure, check for tread wear and any obvious damage caused by potholes or sharp objects.

 Belts and hoses: Inspect and replace worn or cracked belts, as well as hoses that are blistered, brittle or too soft. Belts and hoses older than five years, even if they look intact, might need to be replaced.

 Brakes: A spring checkup can uncover any winter damage. Inspect the brake system, including lines, hoses, and parking brake. Inspect brake fluid for proper level. Low brake fluid can be an indication of excessive brake wear or fluid leak. Have the brake linings/pads inspected and measured.

  Suspension: Deep potholes aren't friendly to shocks and struts. An inspection to determine wear or leaks can alleviate bigger issues down the road.

 For extra security on the road, complete Auto Repair Service (C.A.R.S) encourages motorists to bring their vehicle in for a multi-point vehicle inspection this spring. The inspections help identify service items that can help vehicles run better and better, last longer, and retain their value.

 Here are other items vehicle owners should have inspected in the spring:

:) Inspect the antifreeze/coolant level, making sure the coolant used meets the specifications listed in the vehicle owner's manual.

:) Check oil level regularly.

:) Check the transmission fluid for correct level. Check the owner's manual or ask us, for the right type of transmission fluid to use and the proper interval for service and replacement.

:) Inspect power steering fluid for proper levels. Low power steering fluid can cause damage to the power steering system and lead to premature power steering failure.

:)  Inspect windshield wiper blades for wear and cracks, ideally each spring and fall.9C.A.R.S) recommends replacement of blades that look worn. Also inspect and replace the rear wiper blade, if equipped. Don't forget to check the windshield washer fluid.

:) Inspect and replace as necessary the engine air filter and the cabin air filter.

:)  Inspect steering components and steering linkage.

 Complete Auto Repair Service can perform comprehensive vehicle inspections to help customers keep their vehicles operating properly.

 Call today for and Appointment.
(360) 922-0553 www.carsbellingham.com        MAP / Directions

 

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

        Local Shop with Local Employees

Brakes = Complete Auto Repair Service - Bellingham

Posted by D on April 1, 2021 at 3:40 AM

Your Car needs Brake's

Braking is a very important action in your vehicle. The brake pads must be maintained at a certain depth to allow the brakes to function properly. Usually people neglect the brake pads until it is too late and extensive damage has been done. There are 10 things you should know about brake pads to keep you car brakes functioning properly.

Things To Know About Brake Pads

  • Brake pads have a ware indicator device built into them that squeeks to alert the driver to change them.
  • they will squeel constantly not just when you are using them.
  • Ceramic, low-metallic, nonasbestos organic, and semi-metallic are the four general types of brake pads.
  • All brake pads come in a set of 2 for either the rear or front.
  • Cheap brake pads wear out faster and leave dust on the front wheels.
  • Expensive brake pads leave less dust but are prone to squealing.
  • Some brake pads contain asbestos.
  • Brake pads should be replaced if they are less than 1/4 inch in depth.
  • Brake pads are basically steel plates with a high friction material on the face.
  • Front brake pads are changed more often than the rear brake pads.
  • Brake Systems:

Brake Systems:
There are two kinds of brake systems: disc brakes and drum brakes. Disc brakes are the most common system in use today, and they're very much like the hand brakes on a bicycle. When you step on your car's brake pedal, the brake pads squeeze a spinning disc rotor that's attached to the wheel. The resulting friction, when applied to each of the wheels, slows the car.

The second type, drum brakes, involve brake shoes that push out against a spinning brake drum, which is attached to the wheel. This friction slows the car.

Both systems work by creating friction, so brake parts are expected to wear out. The questions then are, how worn out are they? And are they worn out enough that they need to be replaced?

That's what this service is all about — checking these components for wear and other potential problems.

Why do I have to do this?

In short, you do this service so you don't crash into a cabbage truck. So your family will be safer.

What happens if I don't do this?

If you neglect your brake pads and shoes, your brakes will ultimately fail. Even before that happens, however, you can cause damage to other, more expensive brake parts, such as rotors, drums and calipers. In other words: a stitch in time ... saves you from helping your mechanic with a boat payment later on.

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

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


Exhaust and Muffler

Posted by D on March 15, 2021 at 7:50 PM


Exhaust Services

  Not only is Complete Auto Repair Service the number one location for exhaust and muffler work in Whatcom County, but C.A.R.S.  is also the Custom and Performance experts as well!   We offer FULL Exhaust Services!  We can bend up to 3″ pipe, and we can build 4″ and 5″ systems. We have custom systems for any performance application.  So when your Toy need a new look or sound give us a call.


C.A.R.S. = Complete Auto Repair Service
www.carsbellingham.com
5640 Barrett Rd.     Ferndale WA.   98248
360-922-0553
Exit 262   Off I-5
- NEAR:
- WECU (credit Union)
- Chevron Gas Station -Sam's Mini mart
- Ferndale YMCA (next to)
- Ferndale Taco Bell
- McDonald


Engine Repair & Maintanence

Posted by D on March 1, 2021 at 11:05 AM

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

ENGINE REPAIR SERVICE

     Every engine has different needs, depending on past use and driving conditions. That's why we offer a range of engine services, from simple checks to more involved repairs.
Engine Services:

Visual inspection of engine components

Install spark plugs

Set timing and idle (if applicable)

Fuel system cleaning

Install air filter

Oil and oil filter change

Lubrication service

Spark plug replacement

Air filters

Fuel filters

Fuel pump

Crank case vent filters

Vapor canister filters

Pvc valves

Ignition wires

Ignition module

Emissions

Engine sensors including oxygen sensor

Coil packs

Distributor cap and rotor

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

5640 Barrett Rd. Ferndale WA. 98248
Across from:
- WECU (credit Union)
- Chevron Gas Station -Sam's Mini mart
- Ferndale YMCA (next to)
 - Taco Bell - McDonald
Thank you for your support -    Local Shop with Local Employees

CARS time for Tune Up

Posted by D on February 15, 2021 at 3:40 AM

 Time to make sure your car is 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.

•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.

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

www.carsbellingham.com

(360) 922-0553


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

 

 


Tune Up your CARS

Posted by D on February 2, 2021 at 1:35 AM

 

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

 Preventative Maintenance Check list: 

  1. Power steering fluid

Check your power steering fluid. If it is low, make sure to add the right fluid. Check your owners manual as to not cause a system failure by adding the wrong fluid.  If there is any doubt have a mechanic check it for you.

 2. Automatic transmission fluid

With the engine running and in park with the park brake set check the automatic transmission fluid level. Also check the color and smell. If it is dark and has a burnt odor it needs further examination. You should have the oil and filter changed every 30,000 miles or according to your owners manual.

 3. Oil and coolant leaks

Look around and under the engine and transmission area for any sign of leakage. Seepage and minor leaks may not be worth repairing, but at least you will have a good idea as to the problem if it gets worse. If you find a coolant leak, it should be repaired as soon as possible. This not only will save a breakdown but is an environmental issue as well.   If there is any doubt have a mechanic check it for you.

 4. Battery

Make sure that the top of the battery is clean. A battery can lose its charge if there is dirt between the positive and negative posts. If there is corrosion on the battery posts this needs to be cleaned off.  Baking soda is the best thing to break down this corrosion. Mix some with water and brush on with an old paint brush. Then thoroughly flush with water until all the corrosion is gone. You can buy anti corrosion rings or a battery post aerosol to help keep the corrosion from forming.  If your battery is one that you can check the electrolyte level in, you need to do so. Bring the level up to the full ring with distilled water. Most of the newer batteries are sealed and have a condition eye. This eye should be either green or blue. If it is black then this indicates a low charge. If the eye is clear or yellow, then the electrolyte is low and the battery needs to be replaced. This may also be a sign that the regulator is over charging the battery.

 5. Exhaust system

Look over the exhaust system for any lose bolts, loose mountings or cracks. Cracking around the muffler inlet or outlet is common. If caught in time this could save you from losing part of the exhaust system on a trail. Seeing a muffler on the side of a trail is not uncommon.

 6. Differential Fluid

7.. Transmission fluid

8. Transfer case fluid

In knowing what to look for, you can check the condition of your transmission and axle gears, by looking at the fluid and not just checking the levels. On the drive axles the fluid is checked at the plug hole half way up on the differential housing or cover plate. The oil level is just to the bottom of the hole. Stick your finger in to get enough on it see if there is any metal flakes in the oil. If there is any metal in the oil, this can cause the bearings to fail and also the seals to leak. If caught early this can save a lot of money as well as a break down. The metal comes from the gears put under heavy load. And since there are no filters on these gear boxes, the only way to get rid of the metal flakes is to change the oil. This is true of the transmission and transfer case as well. The oil should not smell or look burnt. If you add to or change the oils in the differentials, transmission and transfer case, make sure you use the right oil. If you have a limited slip rear end you can damage the friction plates by using regular 90 weight oil. Also be very careful of the oil in the transfer case, some take A.T.F. while others use a heavier oil. If you find that the transfer case is low and the transmission is overfilled, you might have an internal leak.  If there is any doubt have a mechanic check it for you.

 9. Brakes

From under the vehicle look at the brakes. See if there is any leakage on or around the brakes. This could be from brake fluid or an axle seal. The brake shoes should bee free of any oil contamination. You should lift up the vehicle and remove a wheel just as you would to change a flat. One at a time you should remove a front and a rear wheel.  ( Or complete Auto repair Service sould do this for you)   If you have disc brakes look at the pads to see if they need to be replaced due to wear. The pads should have even wear top to bottom and inner and outer should be the same thickness. If they do not there is a problem with the caliper hanging up. On drum brakes it will be necessary to remove a drum as well to see the shoes.

 10. Change oil and filter

11. Grease lube points

Now is the time to change the oil and oil filter and check the grease lube points if needed. Always change the oil and filter at the same time.  Make sure to check your oil  at least once a month and keep it at the right level. Not doing so can burn up the engine. 

 12. Change fuel filter

13. Change air cleaner

Change the fuel and air cleaners at least once a year. If you drive on dusty roads this may have to be done more often.

 14. Mark down service miles in owners manual

Call today for and Appointment.
5640 Barrett Rd.   Ferndale WA. 98248
(360) 922-0553
www.carsbellingham.com  
Exit: 262     Off I-5        MAP / Directions
Across from:
- WECU (credit Union)
- Chevron Gas Station -Sam's Mini mart
- Ferndale YMCA (next to)
 - Taco Bell - McDoonalds
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Transmission Repair - Bellingham / Ferndale WA.

Posted by D on February 1, 2021 at 2:40 AM

Complete Auto Repair Service ( CARS )

5640 barrett Rd.  Ferndale WA. 98248

www.carsbellingham.com  

(360) 922-0553

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 / Directions


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

Owning a JEEP CARS = Complete Auto Repair Service

Posted by D on January 2, 2021 at 12:15 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.

#4 –Relax and have fun. 

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

Keep on Jeeping!

- NEAR: Ferndale Exit 262  - WECU (credit Union)     - Chevron Gas Station -Sam's Mini mart
- Ferndale YMCA (next to)
- Ferndale Taco Bell
- McDonald


Winch - Gotta have one!

Posted by D on January 1, 2021 at 9:00 AM


Complete Auto Repair Service = C.A.R.S. thanks you for your support.

Winch = Gotta have one! 

     Picking recovery equipment for your vehicle is a bit like selecting a 4wd.  First, you need to examine where, when and what you are going to be doing - then selecting the equipment most suitable.

I tend to overkill on the equipment I carry around, mainly because I have been stuck in situations where I had wished I had brought such and such along. But then again I go looking for it. Its my job and my hobby!!

 I carry many other Items for your Off Road adventures.

How Often and how hard will you probably use the winch?
This is an important factor in deciding what type of winch motor you will want to buy. We can help you with that decision.

What is your budget?
For many of us, it all comes down to available dollars and this is what is going to dictate what winch we are going to buy.  We have to be frugal. So for those of use on a budget, we have to decide how much money we have available. This dollar amount will have to cover the winch, the accessories and possibly a new front bumper or mounting kit, &  installation.
Battery
The battery is an integral part of of your electrical system. Without it, you're practically dead in the water, or dead on the trail miles from civilization and help, so you may choose to have a second battery.

 Winch kit
With your winch, it would be worthwhile having a ground anchor, extension strap(s) and winch kit.

We love our toy's don't we? a Winch makes it more fun. One brand I carry is BULLDOG, it offers an extensive line of Truck, Mid-Range and ATV winches with a broad assortment of accessories designed for the off-road and racing enthusiast.

If your getting out on the raod or out in the wilderness we can help you build your TOY!

Happy trails to you!
 Complete Auto Repair Service  = C.A.R.S.
www.carsbellingham.com
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 - McDonald


 

 



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