Extending the life of your engine

An engine can last anywhere from 50 to 500,000 miles depending mostly on how well you maintain it. While some engines are certainly more reliable than others, all of them depend on maintenance to fulfill their greatest potential. Jim Van Dyke in Washington CH has provided for you some of the determining factors of engine lifespan, to help you make sure your engine lasts as long as it possibly can.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Jim Van Dyke in Washington CH is grateful for you and your business this year.  Our main goal at Jim Van Dyke is to put our family, friends, and customers first.  We hope you get to spend time with your loved ones this Thanksgiving and safe travels on the roads during the holidays.  Thank you again for making Jim Van Dyke your preferred shop! 

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Thanksgiving Travel Tips

From our family to yours, Jim Van Dyke in Washington CH wishes you a safe and happy Thanksgiving! Travel is an essential part of the holidays, and since cars are our specialty, we’d like to share some travel tips with you to make sure your extra-long weekend goes as smoothly as possible.

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Top Questions to Ask A Mechanic, When Routine Services Are Being Performed

A good technician will give your car a quick inspection whenever you have maintenance performed. Fluid levels, tire condition, dashboard lights, and a variety of other items typically are briefly explored whenever you bring your vehicle in for maintenance. At Jim Van Dyke in Washington CH, we're good at noticing things that need repair, but the fact of the matter is that only you know your car. You know when your car feels off, when it’s been serviced last (or that it hasn't been serviced at all,) and have at least some vague idea of what’s going on with your vehicle day to day. Here are some questions you can ask us next time you come by the shop;

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How to get the most out of your tires

Tires are often neglected, but easy to maintain. As long as they work, most people don’t really think about them. However, if you take care to properly maintain your vehicle and your tires, they will last much, much longer. At Jim Van Dyke in Washington CH, we see all too often the results of poor tire maintenance, and the result is expensive new tires. Here’s what you can do to make sure you don’t become part of that statistic. 

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Check engine light staring you in the eye? Here’s why you should pay attention.

There’s a huge percentage of cars on the road, right now, with the check engine light illuminated. Many of them have had it on for years, even. Frequently, a check engine light will illuminate, but pose no immediate problems, so people just get used to it and learn to live with it being on. However, Jim Van Dyke in Washington CH would like you to know that it’s worth having it looked into. Typically, the problem can be diagnosed by simply plugging your car into our computer; the car gives us a code, and we know what the problem is immediately.

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Jim Van Dyke's Automotive Center, LLC

2247 U.S. Route 22 Southwest
Washington Court House, OH 43160

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