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Transmission: Essential Maintenance

Transmission: Essential Maintenance

Understanding the Importance of Transmission Fluid Maintenance In Your Vehicle Today, we're diving into an essential aspect of vehicle maintenance that often goes overlooked: transmission fluid. Many of us wait until something goes wrong with our cars before scheduling maintenance appointments. But understanding the significance of transmission fluid and regular servicing can save us from costly repairs down the road. Transmission fluid is a crucial component of automatic transmissions. It serves multiple functions, including lubricating moving parts, cooling the transmission, and maintaining hydraulic pressure. Essentially, it's the lifeblood of your transmission system. Here are a few reasons why it's important to complete regular maintenance of your Transmission Fluid: 1. Optimal Performance: Fresh transmission fluid ensures smooth gear shifts and overall performance of your vehicle. 2. Prevents Damage: Regular serv ... read more

FAQs: Cooling System

FAQs: Cooling System

Troubleshooting Common Questions About Your Vehicle's Cooling System Ensuring your vehicle's cooling system is in top condition is crucial for preventing costly breakdowns and maintaining optimal performance. Today we will discuss common questions and answers to help you understand and troubleshoot your cooling system. Please let us know if we missed any by sending us your questions through our Contact Page. 1. How often do you need to replace the coolant or antifreeze in your vehicle? Coolant or antifreeze should typically be replaced every 2 to 5 years or according to the manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule. Over time, coolant can degrade, lose its effectiveness, and become contaminated with rust, debris, or other impurities. This compromises its ability to protect the engine from overheating and corrosion. Regular replacement helps ensure the cooli ... read more

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Fleet Efficiency: The Cooling System

Fleet Efficiency: The Cooling System

Maximizing Fleet Efficiency: The Cooling System In today's competitive business environment, maximizing fleet efficiency and minimizing downtime are crucial for success. Regular cooling system services plays a vital role in achieving these goals. Here's why regular cooling system services are essential for your fleet:1. Prevents costly breakdowns: Overheating, corrosion, and other cooling system issues can lead to expensive repairs and unexpected vehicle downtime. 2. Ensures optimal performance: A well-maintained cooling system optimizes engine performance. This can lead to improved fuel efficiency and reduced operating costs. 3. Extends the lifespan of your fleet: Regular service not only prevents breakdowns but also extends the lifespan of your vehicles. This can greatly reduce your overall replacement costs. By investing in regular cooling system services for your fleet, you can sig ... read more

Coolant: Your Engine's Protector

Coolant: Your Engine's Protector

The Hidden Cost of Using Water In Your Vehicle's Cooling System Are you a company that manages a fleet of vehicles to keep your business running? As fleet managers, maintaining peak performance and maximizing cost-efficiency are top priorities. While water may seem like a readily available and inexpensive alternative to coolant, the potential consequences can be significantly detrimental to your fleet's health and budget. 1. Improper Temperature Regulation: Water lacks the heat transfer capacity of coolant. This can lead to potential overheating and engine damage. 2. Increased Risk of Freezing: Water's higher freezing point poses a risk of ice formation within the engine block during cold weather. This can cause cracks in your system, resulting in expensive repairs. 3. Accelerated Corrosion: Water lacks the anti-corrosion properties of coolant. This can lead to premature wear and tear on essential engi ... read more

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Winter Service Special

Winter Service Special

Winter-Ready Vehicles: Navigating Safety With Our $199 Winter Service Special! As the winter chill sets in, we invite you to prioritize your safety on the road. Ensuring your vehicle is winter-ready is not just about vehicle performance. It's a critical step in securing your safety on the road! At Graham Auto Repair, our team is dedicated to your safety on the road. As part of our commitment to take care of our customers, we want to share our $199 Winter Service Special. But before we get into the details of this special, let's dive into some essential services that will prepare your vehicle for winter. 1. Tire Rotation: Tire rotations, which are included in our "Winter Service Special," are a proactive step to prevent uneven tire wear and to enhance tire grip on icy roads. Uneven tire wear poses additional risks in snowy & icy road conditions. A tire rotation is included in the regular cost of our " ... read more

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Brakes for Breasts 2023

Brakes for Breasts 2023

2023 will be our fourth year participating in the Brakes for Breasts Fundraiser. In 2020 we donated $824.75; in 2021 we donated $1,345.90; in 2022 we donated $2,855.25. We can't wait to see how much money this year’s fundraiser will bring to fight breast cancer!! Call us to schedule an appointment today. If you'd like to learn more about Brakes for Breasts, read some quick FAQs in our blog below. You can also learn more on their website: www.BrakesforBreasts.com Want to know how to get Free Brake Pads at Graham Auto Repair? During the month of October, we are offering free brake pads to our customers with cars and light trucks. As our customer you will only pay for the labor costs and any other parts necessary to complete the brake service. HUGE thank you to O'Reilly Auto Parts for providing the free brake pads to ... read more

Mobile Blood Drive in October 2023 at Graham Auto Repair

Mobile Blood Drive in October 2023 at Graham Auto Repair

Graham Auto Repair is hosting a Mobile Blood Drive on October 14, 2023, 9am-2pm. We would love to have you come donate blood with us at Graham Auto Repair! Sign up using our link and we will see you there! Make sure that you eat a good meal, drink plenty of non-caffeinated fluids, and bring your picture ID. If you are under the age of 18, you must have a signed, "Parental Permission to Donate" Form. You can find that form on Cascade Regional Blood Services' website, or by clicking the link here. ... read more

SOCKtember 2023

SOCKtember 2023

What is SOCKtember? We are so glad you asked! September is the month we dedicate to collecting NEW SOCKS that we will donate to local charities in our community. Socks are one of the most high-demand items that are needed for people of all ages. Our Team will be competing with other teams throughout the world (yes, there are other countries competing!) to try and collect the MOST new socks for charity. This Annual Sock Raising Competition started in 2020. We joined Jon Isaacson's Team in 2021 & 2022. This year we started our own Team: The SOCK-et Wrenches! Who are The SOCK-et Wrenches? Our Team is made up of 10 Auto Repair Shops across the United States! How do we know each other? We met through ATI -- the Automotive Training Institute. Our group meets on a monthly basis to collaborate, learn, and grow together. This year we decided to team-up to collect socks together, across the country. At the end of the month, eac ... read more

Anniversary Giveaway!

Anniversary Giveaway!

UPDATE: This Giveaway is ended on June 30, 2023. Continue reading if you would like to learn more about how it went. Thank you to everyone who participated! Your feedback is greatly appreciated by our Team. We are celebrating one year of business at our second location in Yelm, WA! As part of our celebration we will be holding a weekly giveaway at both locations. We will have four (4) winners at each location. Keep scrolling to learn about the prizes, how to enter, and when the drawings will be held. If you still have questions, talk to our Service Team at either location! We will be giving away four $50 dollar gift cards at each of our locations. Each gift card will be for a local business in either Graham or Yelm. If you submit your entry in Graham, you will be entered to win a gift card for a Graham Business. If you submit your entry in Yelm, you will be entered to win a gift card for a Yelm Business. This is our way of saying thank you to our customers and ... read more

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When is it time for an oil change?

When is it time for an oil change?

Is it time for an Oil Change Service?  It's always a good idea to be prepared and up-to-date on your vehicle maintenance services. So if you're asking yourself, "Is it time for an Oil Change?" then the answer is most likely yes! Regular oil change services are essential in keeping your vehicle running smoothly and efficiently. For most vehicles, you should schedule an oil service every 3-4 months. Why? Oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle. It ensures that all of the vehicle components are properly lubricated. This helps to reduce friction between the moving parts, which can improve overall engine performance and efficiency. Keeping up on your maintenance services assists in preventing future breakdowns!  With every service at Graham Auto Repair, our Technicians will perform a digital vehicle inspection. This inspection is free! Why do we do this? Because it's our goal to keep you and your loved ones safe when you're on the road! We do this by inspect ... read more