Car Repair Services
There is nothing worse than entering your vehicle, turning on the ignition and seeing the dreaded check-engine light. Even worse? Discovering issues such as leaks, flat tires, and other unappreciated vehicular inconveniences.
At Ethan’s Honest Automotive Service & Repair of Logan, UT, we not only take care of your routine vehicle maintenance but are also here when you are in need of any repairs. Our automotive shop offers full-service vehicle repairs, serviced by top professionals in the industry. Your car will be thoroughly serviced by professional automotive technicians, and you will be back on the road before you know it.
Ethan’s Honest Automotive Service and Repair provides a complete offering of car repair and automotive maintenance services to the Cache Valley and SW Idaho areas, and are proud to call this area our home. Ethan is a 20-year automotive service and car repair industry veteran and takes pride in providing only top-notch car repair services to his fellow locals.
We also offer cost-friendly repairs so you won’t need to spend a lot to get your vehicle back on the road. We know how valuable your time and money is.
1) What to do when I see a check engine light?
The check engine light is a very important part of your vehicle. It alerts you to a variety of system problems. These include letting you know there is a problem with your ignition, fuel injection system, emission control, catalytic converter, and more. A flashing check engine light indicates a more serious problem than a solid light.
If you notice your check engine light comes on, do not panic. This is especially important if you are driving the car. There is no need to get into an accident. Instead, contact Ethan’s Honest Automotive or your local auto mechanic. They will be able to run tests that indicate the exact problem affecting your vehicle.
2) How do I tell if I have an oil leak?
Oil leaks are always very annoying. Not only can they cause oil to spill out under your vehicle, but they can also cause a lot of problems to your engine. Whenever you have an oil leak, you should have it taken care of right away.
If you notice any of the following symptoms, you likely have an oil leak.
- You see oil under your vehicle.
- A smoking engine usually means an oil leak.
- Burning oil has a very distinctive smell. Smelling burning oil is a dead giveaway that you have an oil leak.
- If your vehicle has an oil light on the dashboard, it will come on if there is an oil leak.
3) What does preventative maintenance mean?
Preventative maintenance is sometimes abbreviated PM. This is where you bring your vehicle into a professional auto mechanic regularly to check for issues. Preventative maintenance can be anything from oil changes to tire rotations. Like medical check-ups, PM helps keep your car running smoothly and proactively ensures your vehicle stays in good repair.
At Ethan’s Honest Automotive, we provide a variety of preventative maintenance services, such as oil changes, tire rotation, coolant flushes, and more.
4) What is a timing belt, and do I need to change it?
Of all the car repair services provided by Ethan’s Honest Automotive, the timing belt is probably the least known. This is a shame because it plays a very important role in running your vehicle. The timing belt is an engine part. It ensures all of the parts of the engine, the water pump, oil pump, and injection pump move in sync.
Some modern vehicles use timing chains instead of belts. Check your owner’s manual to learn whether you have a timing belt or a timing chain. Timing belts need to be replaced quicker than timing chains. Most manufacturers recommend replacing your timing belt every 60,000-100,000 miles. Your owner’s manual will have this information as well.
5) What is the timeline for my routine vehicle maintenance?
Making sure your vehicle gets the correct maintenance on time is an important part of preventative maintenance. It is easy to remember to take your car to the shop when the check engine light comes on or when you have an oil leak. Getting your fluids replaced or tires rotated can be harder to remember.
Your owner’s manual will have the recommended maintenance schedule for your unique vehicle. You can also rely on Ethan’s Honest Automotive to keep you to the schedule that is right for your car.
A Few of Our Car Repair Services:
Spotting a leak under your car to find out it is oil, and not simply condensation can definitely spoil any day. Oil leaks are never fun and can become more costly the longer you let them go. We will take the time to check your entire engine to ensure we not only find the cause of the oil leak but repair it. Having a car repair professional assess these types of oil leaks to perform the car repair as quickly as possible is key to avoiding any problems down the road.
The worst time to not have your A/C is usually when you need it the most. Our technicians will be able to recharge your A/C if a simple refrigerant addition is necessary. We will also thoroughly assess the issue if the A/C problem is more involved–such as a mechanical issue within the A/C cooling system–to determine the best plan of action.
A headlight out can be not only lead to a ticket from the police but is also a safety issue. Let our car repair professionals quickly take care of the headlight issue. The moment you notice a headlight out, bring it in so one of our automotive repair technicians can replace the bulb or check for any other equipment errors that may have caused the outage. Putting off fixing a headlight can cost you more between servicing and any unwanted tickets, so bringing in your vehicle sooner rather than later is a best practice.
Check Engine Lights
Check engine lights always seem to come on when you least expect it. Even after checking your manual, you still may be stumped as to what is going on in your car that is causing the check engine light to come on. Our car repair technicians will be able to instantly connect your vehicle to our system and check out what may be the issue.
Sometimes, check engine lights come on as a fluke, and we will be able to shut the light off. Otherwise, we will be able to quickly fix the underlying problem so best to practice caution and bring your vehicle in as soon as the check engine light pops up to avoid costlier surprises down the road–or, even worse, wind up being broken down on the side of the road.
Air Bag lights
Airbags are essential to your safety, and any faulty airbags can pose a serious threat, both in an accident and while driving. Once your airbag light pops up, you need to bring your vehicle in right away to get assessed.
Ethan’s Honest Automotive Service and Repair’s technicians will be able to check any details regarding airbag recalls and quickly address the issue. We want our customers to be safe and having a non-working airbag puts you at risk for injury or fatalities. Bringing your vehicle in will ensure we will get the airbag working again and you can rest assured you will be safe on the road.
Remember hand-cranked windows? Yeah, we don’t want to think about them either. Power windows are always great–until they do not work anymore. Typically a quick replacement of the mechanism is all that is needed to get your power windows working again.
Our car repair technicians will be able to replace the mechanism and assess why it may have become faulty to ensure your power windows will continue to work so that you can get some fresh air in your car.
Power locks are key for the safety of your belongings in your car, as well as yourself and family. While Ethan’s Honest Automotive Service and Repair suggests you remove all valuables from your car when not in use, we also realize that power locks can also keep your belongings safe if that is not an option.
When your power locks stop working, you put your valuables and safety at risk so bringing your car in for Ethan’s Automotive technicians to assess all doors and wiring to find and fix the problem is your safest bet. We will ensure all doors adequately lock as quickly as possible.
Other Repair Services Offered:
- ABS Lights
- Traction Control Lights
- Electrical Diagnostics
- Vibration Issues
- Diagnose Shakes in Steering
- Fuel Pumps
- Window Regulators
- Radiator Replacements
Call Ethan’s Automotive today for any of your car repair needs. If the service you need is not listed, we can address whether or not we offer that service. Ethan’s Honest Automotive of Logan, UT promises honest work done to your car when it comes to repairs. We want to make your experience in our automotive shop to be pleasant and your repairs to be completed as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.
We appreciate the opportunity to serve our customers. You can expect direct, honest, and transparent communication and expectations with any job you need to be done–no matter how big or small. We and we will never recommend unnecessary services. We will address all of your car repair and maintenance needs while working to outline a service plan that fits your needs and timeline.