What is the difference between auto maintenance and repair?

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If you’re a car owner, it’s critical to know the difference between auto maintenance and auto repair. Both of these things are important to the overall performance, but they have different functions. Maintenance is regular service that is required for your vehicle while auto repairs are performed when your vehicle is not functioning properly. Your… Read more »

When It’s Time For New Brakes

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Picture this: It’s raining. You’re driving down Kent Kangley and the car in front of you decides at the last minute to turn into the Starbucks (you know the one, right there on East Hill, next to Kent Meridian High School) and your life flashes before your eyes; you realize just how important your brakes are. If you’ve… Read more »

When you bring your vehicle into Central Avenue Automotive…

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When you bring your vehicle into Central Avenue Automotive in Kent, we don’t just poke around under your hood each vehicle receives a thorough comprehensive inspection by an ASE master technician. Central Avenue Automotive technicians have lists and procedures they follow for different types of vehicles.  We use a state of the Art electronic inspection and documentation… Read more »

Oil Filter Warning

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The oil filter is one of the most important parts of the engine. Its job is to filter out any contaminates created by the normal wear and heat of the engine. When your car has the oil changed, most likely the oil filter is also changed, at least I hope so. Years ago, we all… Read more »