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Convenient Options While You Wait For Auto Repairs

Convenient Options While You Wait For Auto Repairs

Who likes to sit in a boring, uncomfortable Waiting Room for hours while they get their Automotive Work done? Or worse yet, what if the Auto Shop doesn't have a Waiting Room, and you're left standing or walking around for an unknown amount of time, hoping that the work will be finished quickly?   At Graham Auto Repair we have options to make your Automotive Work easier for you!       We Have a Comfy Waiting Room Sit back and relax while you wait! At Graham Auto Repair we have comfortable seats where you can relax. We also have a Charging Station where you can plug in your phone! Do you have work to do on your computer? Pull up a chair at our bar and plug in your computer. Are you thirsty? Hungry? We have complimentary coffee, tea, water, cookies, and other snacks for you too. We want you to feel at home while you wait.     There's Fun For The Kids Too! It's not always ideal when you have to bring your kids along with you on your err ... read more

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Why Does My Car Overheat?

Why Does My Car Overheat?   Are you having problems with keeping your car cool? This becomes even more of an issue when the temperature outside starts climbing, in the Summer months. So let's discuss some common problems that can cause your Vehicle to Overheat. We want to help make sure that you can keep your car cool!   Possible Reasons Your Car Overheats   1. A Leak in your Cooling System   One of the major causes of a vehicle overheating can be caused by a leak in the cooling system: The Radiator, Water Pump, Head Gasket, Hoses, Thermostat Housing. Take a look under the hood to see if you notice any leaks. Any leak in one of these areas will stop your engine from being able to cool properly, which will cause your vehicle to overheat. If you can locate the leak, you may be able to seal it up yourself. But don't hesitate to call us if you're uncomfortable with doing something like this on your own.   2. Not Enough  ... read more

How Often Should I Change My Oil?

How Often Should I Change My Oil?

How often should I change my oil?   Many people want to know How Often You Should Change Your Oil. The standard saying that we’ve always heard is, “Change Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles or Every 3 Months.”   But the question is, is that still true? The answer may surprise you: YES!   A quick Google Search asking, “How Often Should I Change My Oil?” will get you a large variety of answers with conflicting information. Many articles will tell you that the best thing to do is to Consult Your Owner’s Manual. Some articles will tell you that the Auto Repair Industry is lying to you, trying to make more money off you, by telling you to change your oil too often.   But let’s stop and consider something for a moment: if you wait 10,000 or 15,000 miles (or even more!) to get an oil change, and your car breaks down faster because of it, who is benefiting from this the most? The Car Sales Industry would surely benefit, b ... read more

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How To Jump A Car

How To Jump A Car

If you've ever had a dead battery then you've probably found yourself asking the question:   "How Do I Jump Start My Car?"   The first thing that you need to know is if your battery is actually dead. If you need help with this, check out our other post, “Why Won’t My Car Start?”   If you’ve already verified that you have a Dead Battery, it’s time to Jump Your Car.   Caution: If either vehicle has an Electronic Ignition System or is an Alternatively Fueled Vehicle, the use of Jumper Cables may damage it. Also, NEVER allow any of the Jumper Cable’s Clamps to touch each other while they are being used. This could result in an Electric Shock!   9 Steps To Jump Your Car   Step 1: Find a Vehicle With A Good Battery ... read more

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Why Won't My Car Start?

Why Won't My Car Start?

Why Won’t My Car Start? or Why Won’t My Car Turn Over?   It can be pretty scary when Your Car Won’t Start or Turn Over! Thank goodness that today we can rely on a quick Google Search to find out some possible answers for why, or to find out what’s going on.   Here are some questions you can ask if you want help determining the problem yourself:   1. Can you turn the key in the ignition? If not, try one of these things:   - Make sure that your car is in park - Make sure that your foot is on the break - If the steering wheel won’t move, try jiggling the steering wheel back and forth to release it. - Try a different/spare key, in case the one you’re using is worn out.   Note: If you still cannot turn the key in the ignition, give us a call. We would love to help you diagnose your problem.   ... read more

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