Welcome To Suquamish Auto Repair
At Suquamish Auto, we take pride in the service we provide to our customers; they expect the best from us, and that is what we give them. Not many auto repair and care shops understand the importance of the 3 cornerstones of auto repair. Some focus on just repair because they can charge the most for those services. We believe in complete care, from prevention, repair, as well as restoration. Providing auto care is more than just a way to make a quick buck.
Our Focus on Preventative Services
You can expect a lot when it comes to our preventative services. The fact is we understand that prevention is as much our duty as it is yours. We make sure that we teach you a few basic pointers so that you know when preventative services are required. For example, we let customers know that cars that use conventional motor oil should have the oil changed when they reach 3,000 miles, though–with proper care–some cars can go up to 5,000 miles. Of course, this is just an approximation because your car could have more specific needs. Cars that use synthetic motor oil could expect to go about 7,000 miles before needing an oil change.
We will also show you what to look for when it comes to routine tire rotation. You should remember it is generally recommended that tires are rotated about every 5,000 to 8,000 miles, but this does depend on how you use your vehicle. High speeds, riding your brakes, or even hard turns could speed up the process and force you to rotate your tires prematurely. There are two obvious signs that your tires need to be rotated. One is your car will start to vibrate a little, which will only get worse if you do not tend to the issue. Another sign that you might notice is the tire pressure drops faster than normal.
Changing the battery (before it leaves you stranded) is important too. An average battery can last about 3 to 7 years, though this does depend on how you use the car. It is important to remember the signs of a bad battery. You might notice your headlights dimming, especially when you turn on your car. Or you may notice your automatic windows are not going up or down as quickly as they should.
This is the kind of helpful information you can expect from our representatives.
The following are some of the services that we offer in our shop:
- Oil changes
- Tire rotation and replacement
- Wheel alignment
- Battery replacement
- Drive train fluid replacement
- EFI flush
- Radiator flush
- Brake pad replacement and drum resurfacing
Committed to Effective Repair
No matter how much you try to prevent problems, they may still sneak up on you. This could happen for several reasons, such as a malfunctioning part or perhaps a part failed to reach its life-expectancy. It is important that you are prepared to deal with this issue the moment it happens. This is another reason why we offer general auto knowledge to our customers, like signs of a bad fuel pump. A bad fuel pump has several warning signs that you should be aware of, like a sputtering vehicle at high speeds. Or the car might lose power almost immediately after it is put under stress, such as going uphill or dragging heavy cargo. These are just some examples, but our experts should help teach you about others. Keep in mind the work might be less expensive if we can take care of the issue quickly.
We will also teach you about your radiator and the signs to look for, just in case an issue arises. Two simple signs to look for is if you see radiator fluid dripping under your car. Or you may notice that your car is overheating often. Another obvious sign of trouble is if your radiator fluid is discolored. The oil should be bright yellow or green, but bad fluid might look dark or rusty.
You can be sure that we will take care of any of the following issues:
- Engine rebuild
- Transmission repair
- Shock and strut repairs
- Fuel pump
- Air conditioning repair
- Auto glass repair
- Windshield replacement
The overall value of your car does depends on performance and how good you take care of it, but a big part of it also includes the vehicle’s aesthetics. Of course, most people think of body work as something that is somewhat secondary because it does not affect the way the car drives. The truth is there is some body work that you need to pay attention to. For example, rust actually spreads like a cancer and can cause holes in your vehicle’s body or vital engine parts. Rust can be easily seen, and it should be taken care of before it damages the vehicle’s structure. The best way to prevent rust is by cleaning your car at least every two weeks, unless you live in a snowy or rainy location. You will need to clean it at least once a week if you live in rainy or snowy region.
Another important thing to look for is dents on the vehicle’s body or the bumper. Keep in mind that the vehicle’s body and bumper are there to protect you from sudden impacts. Any damage to these areas compromises their ability to protect during any type of collision. You may not think that matters now, but it is imperative during an accident. Do not delay these types of repairs for your own safety.
You can be sure to receive exceptional service from our specialists with any of the following:
- Dent repair
- Vinyl and leather repair
Be sure to talk to our experts about any issue that you may have, and do not be afraid to ask us any questions. We are here for you, and we understand your car is as much our responsibility as it is yours. When you choose us, you are joining a team of professionals who care for your car as much as you do.