I couldn't more pleased with my experience at Van Dyke's.

I couldn't more pleased with my experience at Van Dyke's, very professional and helpful group of people. They installed a new Jasper Transmission in my son's first truck and they never hesitated to answer any questions I had along the way. They have earned my business going forward, I would highly recommend them to anyone! - Jason G.

Yes, it's past due for a change!

Some times you just know when it needs to be changed and it's that easy.  This is a prime example where no words were needed when our Washington CH driver saw the filter.....it was a done deal.  It is a shame you can't see these things from the outside and in this case the filter itself isn't that bad it's the animal that was making a home in the filter that was the issue.  When you get home from a trip and haven't moved your car or truck take a look under it after moving it to see if any debris is under the vehicle parking spot.  If so let us check it out here at Jim Van Dyke in Washington CH to see just what it may be before they become TOO COMFORTABLE!  It's our job to help you avoid high repair costs.

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Neglect will cause big problems!

According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.  This looks like a bad day for our Washington CH drivers but it isn't just a tire, they also experienced issues with the rim and then there was a problem with where and HOW they stopped the vehicle.  Nobody wants an accident so the easy way is to simply take a look at your tires and to have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.  Before you head out on a road trip, check with us here at Jim Van Dyke and lets make sure you are in great shape to enjoy that trip!

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SCHOOL IS IN SESSION! Watch out for those buses!

There is nothing like watching those smiling faces through the windows of the school bus knowing that our children are safe and learning new and exciting things!  Each year we like to reach out and remind our Washington CH drivers to watch out for our kids as they wait for the bus and to be careful around the buses themselves.  This year we found some really interesting facts as well.
Did you know that students are about 70 times more likely to get to school SAFELY on the bus than by car?!

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The trouble with a little short? Lots of things!

When your wiring harness or just ONE wire is compromised it can cause serious problems for you as a driver.  It could be as simple as your window not working the way you want it to staying down vs going up on a rainy day to issues with your steering column which will seriously compromise your ability to drive safely.  Anytime you have an unusual problem or smell burnt wires, don't simply decide it's a crazy idea that couldn't possibly be true!  Small rodents can get into your vehicle and cause minor or major damage to your vehicle wiring and you know your car or truck better than anyone else so give us a call here at  Jim Van Dyke in Washington CH and let us know your concerns.   We will take the time to talk with you about it and see if there is a safety issue or a small problem that can be handled quickly before it becomes a larger one

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Antifreeze Change Required!

This is way over due for a change in their antifreeze!  Looks like old hand cleaner in here instead of antifreeze doesn't it?  Here at Jim Van Dyke in Washington CH our drivers don't find their cars or trucks in this kind of shape.  Not one of our drivers but we hope they choose to stay here and make our garage their first choice for maintenance and repairs from now on to avoid costly repairs and unnecessary bills like this one.

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2247 U.S. Route 22 Southwest
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