Induction/Intake System Cleaning/Service (Gas only)

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If you have noticed your vehicle has started to feel sluggish, getting worse gas mileage or slow start-ups, you might need a simple air induction system service. This service is an important maintenance procedure that aids the longevity and performance of your vehicle by ensuring your engine has sufficient air flow to the combustion chamber…

Windshield Wiper Blades (Gas & Diesel)

A windshield wiper blade

Nothing is more scary than when you’re casually commuting on the freeway and then all of a sudden, you find yourself caught in an unexpected rain storm, leaving you unable to see other cars around you. Some rain spouts have been recorded to drop 1.5-2.0 inches in 6 hours. This is an all too common…

AG Auto’s Ultimate Winter Car Guide

winter car guide

Looking for a winter car guide? You’re in luck! Winter in the PNW brings a vast array of weather and conditions for your vehicle to deal with. There’s mud and intense rainstorms with the risk of hydroplaning, snow, sleet, ice, roads getting salted, gravel washouts, and strong winds too! Your vehicle can go through a…

All About AWD

All-wheel drive as the name implies is a vehicle that has power going to all four wheels, all the time. Whilst driving with an AWD vehicle can provide safer driving from a complete stop, it doesn’t help with turning and stopping. Keeping yourself aware and cautious is what keeps you the safest.    Along with…

Transmission Replacement Cost Guide

transmission replacement cost

The Truth About Your Transmission Replacement Cost  As cars age, all components will need to be replaced. Your vehicle’s fluids need to be replaced every 5,000 to 10,000 miles. Spark plugs and brake pads need replacing semi-annually, or about every 15,000 miles. Then there are more robust components like the alternator and water pump, which…

Get a Tune Up: the Ins and Outs

Tune Up

People are supposed to go to their doctor for a checkup once a year, a dentist once to twice a year, and depending on your health, chiropractors, dermatologists, and others are needed at decent intervals as well. Your vehicles are no different! The only thing that changes is that instead of years, they use miles…

Do You Have Bad Fuel Injectors?

Bad Fuel Injectors

The standard combustion automobile has followed the same basic combustion cycle and similar engine architecture for almost 100 years now, stemming from the original Ford Model A. The original systems used what’s called a carburetor to mix the air and fuel entering the motor in an approximate ratio of 14.7 parts oxygen to 1 part…

Our Ford Repair Guide: Planning for the Basics

Ford Repair

Ford has been on the market since 1908 with the Model T and has built a strong name for itself over the last 119+ years. As a domestic company, their cars are well-built and easily repaired. Their entire business model was formed around the assembly line, so a simple design that was easily put together…

Reliable Aftermarket Parts: Are They Real?

reliable aftermarket parts

Automotive parts can be very expensive. All kinds of parts coming from all over the world, some with complex manufacturing processes, some with high material costs, and others with an expensive logo on them. The idea of someone else making a generic version that you can get for upwards of half-price is tempting, and there…

AC Refrigerant System Service (Gas & Diesel)

mechanic doing AC refrigerant system service

AC Refrigerant System Service (Gas & Diesel) Summer’s arrival means your vehicle’s air conditioning system is going to be under a serious strain. If you have not had your A/C system serviced in a while, now’s the time. While most newer vehicles may simply be able to get away with having their A/C recharged, older…