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When to Get Your Engine Oil Changed

Changing your car’s oil is just one of those things that you know you have to do, even if you don’t want to do it. Like brushing your teeth or grocery shopping. There’s just no way around it, you have to change your oil if you want your car to run more than a year or two after you...Read more

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How to Make Sure Your Car is Ready for Winter

Winter is here or at least just around the corner and for many drivers that also means the challenges of owning a car in the winter are also here, like icy roads, freezing temperatures, salted roads, and while we might not get a lot of it here in the Pacific Northwest; snow. Here are a few tips to make sure your car at least is ready to take on the winter months and comes out running good come spring. And, make sure you have a good understanding of how to drive safely in the snow.

 

Check Your Lights

The sun is setting earlier which, naturally, means that it is getting darker earlier and earlier and the commute home that used to be bathed in sunlight is now covered in black with the twinkle of car lights passing the opposite way.

Car driving during winter snowstorm. Motion blur.

You’ll want to do everything possible to make sure all of your vehicle’s lights are in excellent shape and lighting up the night sky as well as they can. If a bulb is out, fix it before the nights start getting really really long. Also, be sure to check your lights to see if they are covered by any snow during that one-to-two-week snowstorm that plagues the Portland…

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