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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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How Do I Prepare My Car For Winter?

How Do I Prepare My Car For Winter?

Winter is here! Many of us are getting ready to travel for the holidays. You may be asking, "How do I prepare my car for winter driving? It can seem like a daunting task. But we're here to help you! With these 4 maintenance services, you will be better prepared on the road this winter. We also have 1 more bonus tip for you at the end! 1. Tire Rotation One of the most important services to prepare your car for winter is a tire rotation. When you don't rotate your tires, they wear down unevenly. This can lead to dangerous conditions while driving in the snow. It's super important to have good tire grip when driving on ice and in the snow! By rotating your tires every few months, you'll help them to wear evenly. This will prolong the life of your tires as well.   2. Change Your Air Filter & Cabin Air Filter Did you know that most vehicles have more than one air filter? There is the engine air filter and the cabin air filt ... read more

Free $5 Certificate at Graham Auto Repair | Christmas 2022

Free $5 Certificate at Graham Auto Repair | Christmas 2022

Are you searching for the perfect gift idea for that one person who is hard to buy for? Through December 23, 2022 we are offering a Free $5 Gift Certificate with every purchase of a $25 Gift Certificate at Graham Auto Repair. You can gift the whole $30.00 or keep the bonus $5.00 as the perfect gift for yourself! There is no limit on how many Gift Certificates you can purchase. Does Grandma have a maintenance service that she's been putting off? Does your Dad need new tires or brake pads? You can buy them one certificate to help them out. Or buy them multiple certificates to cover the whole service! Stop by one of our 2 locations and talk with your Advisor today! When you give someone a Graham Auto Repair Gift Certificate, you are gifting them with so much more than just a certificate! -- Gift Certificates must be purchased in our store (cannot be purchased online). -- One $5 Free Gift Certificate is available with the purchase of each $25 Gift Certificate (no purchase limit) ... read more

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Winter Driving

Winter Driving

5 Tips For Safe Driving In Winter Weather We already have our first round of snow this season! So we want to share a few tips to improve your safety out on the road. We have included a vehicle safety checklist and a list of items to keep in your vehicle. The best thing for winter driving is to be prepared and stay calm. And if possible, stay home and enjoy the beautiful snow! 1. Check the weather conditions in advance Just looking outside may not be enough! Check winter weather advisory reports for snow, sleet or ice. This will help you plan ahead. You may need to leave early, or plan ahead for your drive back home. Dress appropriately with layers, hats, gloves, and sturdy shoes. Plan your drive based on roads that may have the safest conditions! 2. Safety checklist before you hit the road When you are driving in winter weather, it's important to check your vehicle for increased safety. Here's a quick checklist of things you ... read more

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Christmas Party 2021 at Graham Auto Repair

Christmas Party 2021 at Graham Auto Repair

Click on this LINK to watch the video directly on YouTube. This year our Team had the opportunity to celebrate the Christmas Season with a Christmas Party! We had dinner at Toscano's Italian Grill in Puyallup, WA. The food was delicious! It was a lot of fun to spend some quality time together, outside of the normal day-to-day work. I just want to say, I work with some really awesome people! I am so blessed by my work family! Are you searching for a team to work with that you can call family? Click on this link to learn more about working with us at Graham Auto Repair. Kori Vaninetti, along with her daughter Hannah, prepared some fun games for us to play! In the photos below you can see Kori leading our team in one of the games. We had to draw a Christmas scene on a paper plate, on top of our head! We also took turns participating in a White ... read more

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How to Get a Free $5 Certificate at Graham Auto Repair | Christmas 2021

How to Get a Free $5 Certificate at Graham Auto Repair | Christmas 2021

Are you searching for the perfect gift idea for that one person who is hard to buy for? During the month of December we are offering a Free $5 Gift Certificate with every purchase of a $25 Gift Certificate at Graham Auto Repair. You can gift the whole $30.00 or keep the bonus $5.00 as the perfect gift for yourself! There is no limit on how many Gift Certificates you can purchase. Does Grandma have a maintenance service that she's been putting off? Does your Dad need new tires or a  brake inspection? You can buy them one certificate to help them out. Or buy them multiple certificates to cover the whole service! Just stop on by and talk with one of our Advisors. They will help you get everything set up! When you give someone a Graham Auto Repair Gift Certificate, you are gifting them with so much more than just a certificate! We have dedicated Automotive Technicians who work hard as a Team to get the job done! They complete a digital vehicle inspection with every service. This ... read more

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Winter Driving Tips from Graham Auto Repair

Winter Driving Tips from Graham Auto Repair

Thanksgiving is coming up this week, and Christmas is right around the corner! A lot more people are planning to travel this year than last year. Keeping you and your family safe while driving is one of our top priorities! So today we want to give you a few safety tips before you hit the road.    Traveling with your family for the holidays can feel like a burden --- especially when the weather is dark or dreary. If you can find ways to make it fun, it will add to the holiday spirit! If you have kids, you can play driving games, listen to music, or listen to a book on CD. If you can use Bluetooth in your car, you can also listen to a Podcast. Be sure to bring things to entertain your youngest passengers. You can bring books, toys, or movies for children who may get bored. We all want to avoid the dreaded question, "Are we there yet?" If you have time, planning a few stops along the route can give you all something to look forward to! We hope this list helps you and ... read more

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Thanksgiving 2019 | Team Talk Video

Thanksgiving 2019 | Team Talk Video

Click on the link below (or click on the picture) to head over to our YouTube Channel and watch our Team Talk Video.   https://youtu.be/tS8xaqYS6hc       Happy Thanksgiving from Graham Auto Repair! It's time for another Team Talk Video.   We are celebrating Thanksgiving early by asking our Team another fun question. This time we asked: What is Your Favorite Thanksgiving Food or Tradition? Let us know in the comments what your favorites are. We would love to hear from you!   If you are traveling this Thanksgiving, remember that it's cold out there; stay safe! Check your fluids and your tire pressure, keep warm coats and blankets in your vehicle, have an ice scraper in case it's icy. And don't be in a hurry! Whenever we're in a hurry we are more likely to make mistakes. We hope that everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving!   Bonus Tip: Clean ... read more

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