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Fall Car Care

Fall is here why not take a little time to be car care aware and make sure your vehicle is ready for the more harsh weather ahead? Taking a few simple steps now can save you the headaches and cost of an emergency breakdown later. Whether you do it...

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Stay Safe While Driving This Fall

Fall is here around Bellingham and Whatcom County and the leaves are falling. When leaves accumulate on the roadway and become wet, they can get extremely slippery, making the driving conditions similar to driving on ice. Besides reducing the car’s traction, causing skidding and the possibility of losing control...

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Don’t Ignore Vehicle Noises

Nobody wants to have to spend money on care repairs, but if something on your vehicle is going wrong ignoring it will lead to spending more time and money on the fix. While you may not know how to repair your car when the times comes, Bellingham Automotive is...

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Get Your Student’s Vehicle Ready for Back to School

Summer is drawing to a close and it’s officially back to school time for many. This time of the year can be busy for both students and parents leaving it easy for tasks like vehicle maintenance to fall to the bottom of the list. Whether you child is heading...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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