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Emissions Testing Requirements in Southern Idaho

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While the requirements for smog and emissions testing in Idaho may differ from other states, understanding the requirements and how (and where!) to test can save you time, money, and a lot of hassle down the road.

Diesel Engine Maintenance for Ranchers and Farmers

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For hard-working farmers and ranchers, today’s modern diesel-powered pickups are quickly bridging the gap between light-duty trucks and the kinds of tasks that only a semi could take on before, so it’s no surprise that they are being used more and more for agricultural, commercial and industrial uses.

Why You Can't Get an Auto Repair Quote Over the Phone

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Properly diagnosing your vehicle requires training, experience, time, and often times, some very expensive and specialized equipment and software.

Skipping Oil Changes? Here's Why You Shouldn't

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From total engine failure to losing your “I adulted today” sticker, the list of things that could go wrong if you skip getting an oil change is long. Here is a list of some of the things that can happen to your vehicle (and your wallet) if you don’t get an oil change.

Taking Care of Your Car's Suspension

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One of the things about your vehicle that is easy to forget about when it comes to service and maintenance is the suspension. Because it has a longer life span and is out of sight, it is often out of mind for most vehicle owners. That is until it fails and your vehicle is left needing a tow and significant service to this area. In order to keep your suspension operating at high performance and catch any potential damage, it is important to have proactive maintenance to this area of your vehicle with a team of mechanics and industry professionals. 

Prius Repair Boise: Red Triangle, ABS, & More

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Your Prius is built to function without flaw across the long haul yet there will come a time when it needs maintenance and possibly a repair or two.  We understand you would prefer to continue driving without interruption so we go out of our way to ensure your maintenance or repair session goes as quickly and smoothly as possible. 

Ignition Interlock Winter Tips

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While having an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle is not always ideal, it is essential to maintain it so that it performs accurately and helps you have limited issues in your daily life. One of the ways to maintain this device is to take advantage of these winter tips so that you are not left with an underperforming or nonperforming ignition interlock device throughout the seasonal weather. 

Don't Let Winter Wear Down Your Diesel Engine

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As the cooler temperatures start to creep in, your diesel engine is not a fan and can experience significant wear during the winter months. Before the weather continues to cool off or get any worse than it may be already, there are a few diesel engine maintenance tips to keep in mind to protect your engine through the seasonal weather.

How to Establish a Relationship with a Local Mechanic

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Here are some tips on finding a mechanic and establishing a rapport with him (or her) so you can benefit from all that he (or she) has to offer.

Preparing Your Vehicle for The Changing Seasons

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The changing of seasons from Summer to Fall is a great time to get your vehicle all of the routine maintenance that it needs. This can include changing or topping off fluids, getting an oil change, having your tires inspected, and more.  

Fall can present challenges for your vehicle, so you'll want to make sure that it’s prepared with these car maintenance steps.