The Magic Box

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We often receive calls from customers looking for an estimate. They are concerned about a fee to test why their vehicle’s check engine light came on, especially when the car is running fine. Their neighbor or Dad or Grandpa came over and offered advice and a diagnosis of what he thought it might be. Back… 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 »

Ouch another pothole!

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Vehicle alignments helps your tires last longer, can help improve gas mileage and provides tighter handling to give you and your passengers a better ride and safer ride. A alignment inspection and service can keep you worry free and your vehicle on the road longer. Is Your Vehicle Pulling left or right? Your vehicle is… Read more »

A Blinking Engine Light Means NOW

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WHY IS IT BAD TO DRIVE MY CAR WHEN MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS BLINKING? If you are like most drivers, you may have experienced the frightening moment when you’re confronted with a blinking engine light. Many people realize that “blinking” means “emergency” and get their cars into the shop right away. Others may take awhile to get… Read more »

Are You a Car Repair Detective?

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One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Central Avenue Automotive in Kent is diagnosing a car repair problem before it can be fixed. Cars are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There can typically be a number of reasons for any given symptom, so it’s challenging to… Read more »