The Importance of Regular Brake Inspections for Your Vehicle

By |November 28th, 2023|Car Maintenance|

Brakes are some of the most essential safety equipment on your vehicle. Without them, your car will not be able to stop. Malfunctioning brakes can also be extremely dangerous, especially as we head into winter. The best way to ensure your vehicle has brakes in good working order is to have them regularly inspected. This

Questions to Ask Your Mechanic Before Agreeing to a Large Repair

By |July 25th, 2022|Car Maintenance|

Large car repairs are big commitments. They require a lot of time and money to complete. You don’t want to undertake a large car repair with your mechanic until you have all the information. Being completely comfortable with your mechanic is essential for your peace of mind. You need to know that you are getting

3 Car Repairs that Will Actually Save You Money in the Long Run

By |July 25th, 2022|Car Maintenance|

It can take a lot of time and money to keep your vehicle in good working order. To save money, you may be tempted to hold off on any repairs until something crucial breaks. This is not the best strategy, however. Some easy car repairs when done immediately will save you a lot of money

How to Tell If Your Car’s AC has a Leak

By |June 22nd, 2022|Car Maintenance|

In the summer a car’s AC is essential. This is especially true in the Cache Valley. The average high temperature in July will reach between 87-90 degrees Fahrenheit. That is much too warm for someone to be comfortable in their car without air conditioning. Unfortunately, it seems like AC problems only happen or get worse

3 Things Your Mechanic Would Tell You to Check Before Buying a Used Car

By |June 22nd, 2022|Car Maintenance|

With the chip shortage in the last few years, new cars have been harder to find. If you want a new car, you may have to endure a long wait or even months of searching before you find the one you want available. That is why many people are turning to purchasing used cars. Buying

3 Reasons To Go To A Mechanic Over A Quick Lube Shop

By |May 26th, 2022|Car Maintenance|

Quick lube shops are convenient and get a lot of customers because of it, but that doesn’t mean that they’re the right option for your vehicle. If you want your vehicle to last as long as possible, going directly to a mechanic is probably the better option.  Here are three of the most important reasons

What Are The 5 Most Common Car Repairs

By |May 3rd, 2022|Car Maintenance|

Regular maintenance is just one of the responsibilities that come with owning a car. But maintenance probably isn’t the only thing your vehicle will need over its lifetime. Repairs are normal, and some repairs are so common you might as well treat them like routine maintenance.  If you suspect your vehicle needs a repair, it’s

When You Should Give Up On Repairing A Car To Buy New

By |May 3rd, 2022|Car Maintenance|

If you’ve ever been hit with a repair estimate that was bigger than you were expecting, you probably know the feeling. The moment when you’re wondering how much money your current car is worth, and if it would be better to buy a new vehicle instead of continuing to repair your old one.  Of course,

3 Noises on Your Car You Shouldn’t Ignore

By |March 17th, 2022|Car Maintenance|

When you own a car, noises come with the territory. From rattles and creaks to squealing, you will hear a variety of sounds from your vehicle over its life. Some of these noises are common and normal. They do not indicate a problem. Many rattles fall into this category. However, some noises should not be

What to Do If One of Your Tires Keeps Losing Air?

By |March 17th, 2022|Car Maintenance|

One of the most common problems people have with their cars is a loss of air pressure. Often, the fix for this issue is one even the most mechanically-impaired person can do. You just add more air to the tire. Yet sometimes a tire will continue to lose air no matter how often you fill

What Maintenance is Important After You Reach 100K Miles

By |February 14th, 2022|Car Maintenance|

Noticing milestones are a big part of vehicle maintenance. There are specific issues that will likely need to be addressed as your vehicle hits certain milestones. These tasks often fall under the heading of scheduled maintenance.  Scheduled maintenance is crucial because it helps keep your vehicle running smooth and can increase the vehicle’s lifespan. Today

What Maintenance Do You Need for a Car You Don’t Drive Much?

By |January 12th, 2022|Car Maintenance|

In the last couple of years, people have been driving less. If you are suddenly a low-mileage driver, you may not know how to upkeep your vehicle. Does it need the same maintenance? Is there anything special you need to do? Keep reading, for we answer those questions and more in the rest of this

Auto Repairs That Will Increase Resale Value

By |January 12th, 2022|Car Maintenance|

The used car market is still seeing growth. If you have been considering it, now is great to sell. But to take advantage of the booming used car market, you may need to have a few repairs done. Don’t waste your money. Here are the auto repairs that will increase your vehicle’s resale value.  Best

5 Disadvantages of DIY Car Repair

By |December 9th, 2021|Car Maintenance|

Doing your own car repair work may seem like a good idea. You may assume it will save you time and money. What are the downsides? Unfortunately, DIY car repair has a lot of disadvantages. These disadvantages are especially pronounced if you are not experienced working on cars. Below are five of the top problems

How to Safely Jumpstart Your Car

By |November 11th, 2021|Car Maintenance|

Sometimes car batteries die. Understanding how to safely jumpstart your car is an important skill to have. If your car dies far away from an auto repair shop, jumpstarting your battery means you don’t have to pay for a tow truck. Just remember that after jumpstarting your car safely, you should bring it directly to

How Your Mechanic Can Keep Your Car Running Well During the Auto Shortage

By |October 5th, 2021|Car Maintenance|

COVID-19 and the economic troubles that came with it have messed with a lot of industries. This has caused a lot of shortages of goods and services. The auto industry has been one of the most affected.  Because of the auto shortage, it is important to keep your existing car running as well as possible.

What You Need to Know About Your Car in Winter

By |October 5th, 2021|Car Maintenance|

Winters in Cache Valley and Southeast Idaho can be brutal. Snow, ice, and wind are all common. If you live here, you likely have to drive in these winter conditions. Proper and safe winter driving requires certain car maintenance steps. In the rest of this post, we will tell you everything you need to know

Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Logan Area Mechanic About Radiators

By |September 8th, 2021|Car Maintenance|

What does a radiator do?  Your radiator is essential for regulating the functioning of your engine. In fact, without it, your engine’s temperature would get much too hot. A well-functioning radiator is important for keeping your vehicle in good working order.  Engines get hot because of all their moving parts. . Radiators help cool down

Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Logan Area Mechanic About Diagnosing Engine Problems

By |September 8th, 2021|Car Maintenance|

What are the most common engine problems? Engines are comprised of many moving parts. Because of that, there is a large chance that something could go wrong. If you own your vehicle long enough, even if you take amazing care of it, you will likely have to deal with engine problems.  Here are a few

Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Logan Area Mechanic About Routine Maintenance

By |July 27th, 2021|Car Maintenance|

What tasks make up routine maintenance? Routine maintenance takes care of all the little things your vehicle needs to run properly. It can catch small problems before they get out of control. That means many tasks can make up routine maintenance. Your Logan area mechanic can tell you what makes up routine maintenance at their

Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Logan Area Mechanic About Batteries

By |July 27th, 2021|Car Maintenance|

1.How does my battery work and why is it important?  Your Logan area mechanic can help you understand how your car battery works and why it is important. They will likely explain that it is an essential part of your vehicle.  A car battery works just like all other car batteries. They convert chemical energy

Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Logan Area Mechanic About Your Car Steering Maintenance

By |April 14th, 2021|Car Maintenance|

Steering maintenance is a crucial part of vehicle upkeep. Without your steering system in top shape, your vehicle could have problems or even be unsafe. Many accidents happen because the steering failed. To protect yourself and your family, you need regular steering maintenance.  Here are five questions to ask your Logan area mechanic about steering

Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Logan Area Mechanic About Brake Replacement

By |April 4th, 2021|Car Maintenance|

Brake replacement is something that everyone will have to experience if they keep their vehicle long enough. Brakes, especially in the Cache Valley, eventually wear out. When it’s time for a brake replacement, you should ask the following questions to your Logan area mechanic.  1.How do I know when my brakes need to be replaced?

Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Logan Area Mechanic About Oil Changes

By |March 12th, 2021|Car Maintenance|

Oil changes are probably the most common type of car maintenance. Your vehicle needs frequent oil changes to function optimally. But, what do you know about them? Below you will find the top five questions to ask your Logan area mechanic about oil changes. How do I know it’s time for an oil change? Knowing

Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Logan Area Mechanic About Tune-ups

By |March 2nd, 2021|Car Maintenance|

You have probably heard of a tune-up. However, this simple procedure is one of the most hotly contested topics in car maintenance today. If you’re wondering about tune-ups, as your Logan area mechanic the following questions.  Do I need a tune-up? Let’s start by asking the most important question. You are probably wondering if you

How to Tell If It’s Time For an Alignment?

By |February 14th, 2021|Car Maintenance|

Tire alignment also goes by the name wheel alignment. It is an important part of vehicle maintenance. When your tires are aligned, your entire vehicle gets better gas mileage and drives better. It can be hard to know when it’s time for an alignment, though. In the rest of this article, we explain the signs

When is the Right Time to Flush Your Coolant?

By |February 4th, 2021|Car Maintenance|

It is important to keep your vehicle’s engine cool. The radiator is the part that accomplishes this, but the radiator would not work without coolant. Keeping up with radiator and coolant maintenance is extremely important. It will make the difference between your engine overheating and running efficiently. If you are wondering what coolant is and

The Trouble With Not Getting Routine Maintenance on Your Car

By |January 24th, 2021|Car Maintenance|

Routine maintenance is an important part of keeping your vehicle healthy. You will sometimes find routine maintenance called scheduled maintenance. Although the phrase changes slightly, the meaning doesn’t. Essentially, routine maintenance is the regular maintenance trips you schedule with an auto mechanic like Ethan’s Honest Auto.  You will find a recommended maintenance schedule in your

How to Tell If It’s Time to Replace Your Radiator

By |January 9th, 2021|Car Maintenance|

How to Tell If It’s Time to Replace Your Radiator Radiators are crucial to our vehicles. Without them, our engines would overheat extremely easily. This is because radiators are actually heat exchangers. They take the heat generated by the vehicle’s engine and cool it. If you have a problem with your radiator, it can seriously

How to Tell It’s Time for a New Battery

By |January 9th, 2021|Car Maintenance|

How to Tell It’s Time for a New Battery Batteries are one of the first things that need to be changed on a vehicle. Most experts recommend changing your battery every four to five years. Some batteries will last longer than that, some will need changing sooner. The best way to know when it is

When was the Last Time Your Car Had a Tune-up?

By |January 9th, 2021|Car Maintenance|

When was the Last Time Your Car Had a Tune-up? Tune-ups are an important part of car maintenance. You don’t just want to bring your car to a mechanic when there is something wrong. When you get regular tune-ups, large problems may be caught early. This makes them less of a big deal and reduces

Is Your Car Ready for Winter? How to Tell

By |January 9th, 2021|Car Maintenance|

Is Your Car Ready for Winter? How to Tell Winter in the Cache Valley can be harsh. The snow, ice, and changing weather can be hazardous for unprepared vehicles. For your safety, your car must be winter-ready. But, how do you know that you have a car that is ready for winter? Here are five

What To Do When Your Brakes Start Squeaking

By |January 9th, 2021|Car Maintenance|

What To Do When Your Brakes Start Squeaking Cars are complicated machines. Sometimes, an issue can lay dormant for a long time and pop up when you least expect it. Then, there are times when the problem is readily apparent, and you know that you have to do something to rectify the issue as soon

How To Tell If It’s Time To Change Your Wiper Blades

By |January 9th, 2021|Car Maintenance|

How To Tell If It’s Time To Change Your Wiper Blades   In order to stay safe on the road, it is important to be able to see well out of your windshield. If it rains or snows, visibility is particularly low, and your windshield wipers play a crucial role in helping you navigate to

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