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June Promotion: Washington County Humane Society Supply Drive

June Promotion: Washington County Humane Society Supply Drive

We are thrilled to partner with the Washington County Humane Society this June! For the entire month, we’re hosting a pet supply drive and collecting cash or supply donations. Plus, when you donate $20 or more, you’ll receive a free tire rotation! All three of our auto repair shops are designated collection spots. Join us in making a difference this summer – we appreciate your support!   Wish List:  Cats Feliway Spray Feliway Refills Superclot gel Licki mats for cats New cat toys Dogs Hot Dogs Adaptil for dogs Licki mats for dogs New dog toys Individual Boxed Treats Small Animals Countertop Grow Garden (3) Enrichment Play Center (5) Enrichment Play Garden (5) Enrichment Play Table (5) Chew toys & treats for Rabbits and Guinea Pigs Shelter Wishlist Toilet Paper Paper Towel Bleach Go Pro 10 Go Pro Harness 55 gallon trash bags Hand Soap Neosporin Ointment (non-pain relief) Office Wishlist White out tape Blue or Black pens (no gel pens) Blue Pocket Fo ... read more

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Spring Car Care

Spring Car Care

                                                       As spring blossoms and the weather takes a turn for the better, it’s the perfect time to show some love to your four-wheeled companion. April is designated as Car Care  Month, a reminder for car owners to perform essential maintenance and ensure their vehicles are ready for the upcoming adventures.    Spring Cleaning for Your Car: Just like your home, your car deserves a good spring cleaning. Removing the winter grime, salt, and debris from both the exterior and interior. A good wash and wax not only enhances the appearance of the vehicle but also protects the paint from the elements.    Check Your Fluids: April is an excellent time to check and top up essential fluids such as engine oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, and coolant. Regular fluid mainte ... read more

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Why is my car not starting?

Why is my car not starting?

  What is my car not starting?  When a vehicle does not start, it can be due to a few reasons. It can be due to a dead battery, lose or corroded battery cables, a bad alternator or even issues with the actual starter on the vehicle.  If the vehicle is not starting due to a bad battery it will very slowly try to turn the vehicle over. If the battery is drained down to low, you may notice that there's no sounds or interior lights that illuminate. You can try jump starting the vehicle. If jump starting the vehicle is successful there is a good chance that you have a battery issue. Signs of a bad alternator can be things such as dimming lights and possible stereo issues. If the vehicle starts but stalls out, your battery may not be getting charged due to the faulty alternator. If the battery light pops on the dash, that can also inform you of a faulty al ... read more

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What can cause my battery to drain?

What can cause my battery to drain?

What is causing my battery to drain?  There are many reasons your battery may be draining. The four most common reasons are the battery may be old, a parasitic drain, faulty charging system, or a bad alternator diode. When your battery is showing signs of the battery draining, call us at Bob's Main Street Auto & Towing to have you look over your charging system.  Faulty Charging System  If your vehicle has a faulty charging system, it may drain the battery while the vehicle is running. The alternator on the vehicle may not be putting out enough voltage which will allow the battery to drain quickly. The headlights and radio will stop working and the vehicle will no longer start when the battery drains.  Old Battery We recommend replacing your battery every four to five years. Old batteries that have been drained completely are unable to hold a full charge.  Bad Alternator Diode ... read more

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