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Cooling System: Essential Maintenance

Cooling System: Essential Maintenance

Have you ever wondered about the importance of your vehicle's cooling system? Understanding it's role is essential for maintaining optimal engine performance. With proper coolant, and regular cooling system services, you can prevent expensive repairs. Join us as we explore the significance of coolant and how it protects your vehicle. Yes, the words antifreeze and coolant can be used to describe the same fluid. Coolant is a vital fluid in your vehicle's engine. It helps regulate the engine's temperature, ensuring it doesn't get too hot or too cold. This is important because an engine that is too hot can overheat and cause damage. In addition, an engine that's too cold can freeze up and stop working. Essentially, coolant keeps your engine running smoothly in any weather conditions. Let's discuss why coolant is essential for your vehicle. When your engine runs, it is generating a lot of heat! The cooling system, which includes the radiator and the wat ... read more

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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What Are The Signs You Need New Brakes?

What Are The Signs You Need New Brakes?

What are the signs you need new brakes? We understand that maintaining you car can be both rewarding and puzzling. One crucial part of your vehicle that demands attention is your brake system. So we are here to guide you through 5 signs that your brakes need extra attention. To help ensure your safety and peace of mind on the road! 1. Squeaky Symphonies: Have you ever noticed a high-pitched squeal when you apply your brakes? This can be a clear sign that your brake pads are getting worn down. Most brake pads have built-in wear indicators that will emit a sound when the pads are worn down. This sound is to ensure you never miss the memo! To let you know it's time to replace your brakes, before it becomes dangerous to drive. 2. Vibrations and Shakes: Does your car shake or vibrate when you brake? Warped brake rotors could be the culprit. This not only affects your vehicle's performance. It also poses a safety risk! There are other things that can cause your vehicle to vibrate ... read more

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

Vote for Best of Nisqually Valley 2023

Vote for Best of Nisqually Valley 2023

Graham Auto Repair is a finalist for Nisqually Valley's "Best Auto Repair" in 2023! Please help us out by voting. You can vote one time per day. Thank you everyone for your support!! We are so thankful that we get to serve you in Yelm, WA. Follow us on Social Media:            ... read more

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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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Nisqually Valley Home & Garden Show 2023

Nisqually Valley Home & Garden Show 2023

The Prairie Street Rod Car Show in Yelm, WA! Each year at the end of April the Yelm Chamber of Commerce holds the Yelm Home and Garden Show. As part of the event, the Prairie Street Rod Association hosts a Car Show. Last year was our first time participating as the Car Show sponsor. Our Team had the opportunity to sponsor the Car Show again this year. A big shout out to Bart and Amber for being this year's judges! Check out our short video to see this year's winners. There were so many Car Show participants this year, it was hard to choose! But we think Bart & Amber made some excellent choices. Thank you to the Yelm Community for another successful and fun event!   Please give us a call or click here to schedule online. ... read more

Lady's Night Out at Cider Mill Haus

Lady's Night Out at Cider Mill Haus

Lady's Night Out  We have a lot of great ladies working on our Team at Graham Auto Repair! We also have some wonderful women who support their husband or fiance who works on our Team. As a way to say "thank you" to all of those wonderful women, we decided to start a new tradition: Lady's Night Out! We had our first night-out kick-off at the end of April 2023. We went to the Mill Haus Cider Co. in Eatonville, WA. If you have never been there, you should definitely check them out! They have great food, handcrafted cider, and a beautiful atmosphere. Watch our short video to see the beautiful property. Then head over to their website to see what they have to offer!   Please give us a call or click on this link to schedu ... read more

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