Keeping Your Towing Vehicle Cool

Have you traveled over a pass lately and seen a vehicle pulled over with steam rolling out of their engine compartment? You can’t help but feel badly for them, but is there something that could have been done to prevent that? Towing puts extra strain on your engine and transmission, causing them to run at a much hotter temperature. To … Continue reading

Summer Travel Tips

If you plan to hit the road soon during this great summer weather, check out these top five tips to get your car ready for travel. 1. Check your tires. A blown tire at a high rate of speed leads to hundreds of fatal accidents every year according to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration. Look for foreign objects, … Continue reading

Not Driving Your Vehicle For Awhile? Storage Tips for Your Car

Summer is almost here and many of you maybe planning to leave town for an extended period of time. Or perhaps you are getting ready to have off to college somewhere across country. Whatever the reason, you sometimes need to store your car. There are a number of things to do before you lock the door and walk away for … Continue reading

What Side is Your Gas Cap On?

We’ve all done it. Pulled up to a gas station while driving a rental car or a new car and thought, “Oh no, what side is the gas cap on?”  The answer is easier than rolling down the window and awkwardly looking towards the rear of the vehicle, or getting out only to realize you pulled up on the wrong … Continue reading

Warmer Weather is on the Way! Tips to Keep Your Vehicle Safe in the Warmth

Summer is coming help your vehicle prepare for warmer weather Summer heat can zap the energy out of you and require you to take extra precautions for your health, the same goes for you vehicles. Below are five tips to help your vehicle run safely. 1. Check your batteries While you most often hear people talk about battery issues in … Continue reading

Buying a Used Vehicle? Remember to have it inspected first.

Did you know that before purchasing a used vehicle you should always have it  inspected by a competent automotive technician before negotiating price.  The following is a partial list of items to check before paying for a complete inspection.  Be sure to write down everything you notice before taking it to your auto repair shop for inspection.  Giving these notes … Continue reading

Performing Regular Maintenance To Your Vehicle is Crucial

There are parts of a car that you don’t think about on a daily, monthly or even yearly basis, but some things need to be fixed to save money in the long run. Putting off maintenance on your car is just prolonging the inevitable and going to cost you money in the long run!    TIMING BELT   Have your … Continue reading

Is Owning Your Older Car Costing You More Than Buying a New Car?

Is your car starting to need more care than when it was on the new end of the spectrum? Are you having to do more repairs to your car than just scheduled maintenance and oil changes? You maybe thinking it is time to get a new vehicle to save costs on car maintenance and repair, but you might be surprised … Continue reading

Be Prepared for Winter Road Trips

Motor vehicle accidents involving bad weather, mostly ice and snow, claim the lives of 6,000 Americans and injure 500,000 more every year  according to the National Center of Atmospheric Research. While Winter driving maybe dangerous there are several precautions you can take as a driver and vehicle owner to help ensure your safety and we at Bellingham Automotive are here to help … Continue reading

Is Your Car’s Battery Ready for Cold Weather?

Fall is here and winter and freezing temperatures are not far behind. Is your car or truck ready for the weather? One of the most common problems during cold weather spells is dead batteries. With a little preventative maintenance on your part you can assure yourself that your vehicle is ready for winter. Colder temperatures thicken your engine oil making … Continue reading

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