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Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning

Automotive Air Conditioning Packard invented the auto air conditioner in 1939. It was quickly accepted and started becoming factory installed in cars the very next year, 1940. What the unit does is cools the air that passes through it and removes the humidity. It does this by using a compressor, condenser and evaporator. It’s commonly used to cool the air when it’s hot outside and when defrosting the windshield in the winter. Automotive air conditioning or, A/C as it’s commonly called, is a component that most Pacific North westerners only worry about when the two weeks of warm summer hit since our average temperature is like 75*. This year though, the PNW is having a heat wave! The sun is out and everything is HOT! We are breaking records and having to be extremely cautious of our surroundings, including our homes, pets and automobiles. With this week’s temperatures maxing out at 94* here in Marysville we are seeing more and more vehicles in to have their AC ... read more

Subaru Sales Mean More Maintenance

Subaru Sales Mean More Maintenance

Subaru of America reported that over all Subaru sales increased by 24% from January 2014 to January 2015 with it being the 38th consecutive month of month-over-month growth. This is awesome news for teams like ours who consider ourselves Subaru specialists! With the report of seven million Subaru’s sold in the US we are excited to be able to offer maintenance and repairs to one of the fastest growing vehicle makes. Americans buy Subaru’s for the rugged abilities and for the fact that if you keep up on your maintenance, a Subaru will keep you on the road safely for a very long time! Most vehicles have their quirks and usually end up with specific maintenance needs. While we have talked about how some of the older Subaru’s have issues with head gaskets, the newer models haven’t shown the same predictability. While talking to Branden, one of our Subaru specialists, he gave us a few things to share with you. 1. Remember to have your cabin air filter changed every ... read more

Winter Brake Inspections To Save the Drama

Winter Brake Inspections To Save the Drama

Winter Brakes: As families head out to either; dodge family for the holidays or to gather with them, Bud’s wants your family to be safe in your vehicle. Most of the time we wait to feel a jerking or noise before having our brakes checked right? Well think about this, sitting in traffic with the heat blasting and the car stopping and going, stopping and going for hours in the joyful holiday traffic with the kids in the back fighting and the radio going in and out due to the weather and all of a sudden you press the brakes and your vehicle continues to roll into the car in front of you. You know no one was hurt, but you still have to get across three lanes to pull over safely and stand in the cold to exchange insurance information. Sounds fun right? A simple trip inspection at Bud’s Auto Repair and Transmission could have prevented that saving you time, frostbite, stress and frustrations. Actually because of our complimentary 29 point inspection with every service, even an o ... read more

Taking a trip?

Taking a trip?

So here I am (Sarah AKA Non-Mechanic), getting ready to take a camping trip with my family. The first thing I think of is making sure I have a tarp to cover my tent in case it rains when I’m sleeping. My guys here at the shop think about my vehicle and making sure it’s safe to make the 4 hour drive. While I keep up on my maintenance, the last thing they want to do is come save a fellow employee and her family and car full of camping gear from the side of the road. So, I ask a few questions and Dave, our newest mechanic gives me a rundown of some road trip maintenance that I need to do before next weekend. 1. Get your car in 2 weeks before your trip to make sure you have the time needed for any services 2. Bring your car to a reputable shop, not just an “Oil Change Place” so they can check out the whole vehicle and not just the oil 3. Ask the shop for a whole pre-trip inspection, Bud’s will do our b ... read more

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