If you see green, you have a problem.

I like the color green myself, but I tell our Washington CH drivers that when you see it on the ground by your car or truck, it is a BAD SIGN!  First, be sure to gauge how much of it is on the ground and remember if your car or truck has been parked overnight, what you see could be a HINT of what has really leaked out.  This beautiful green color is your antifreeze on the ground vs in your vehicle where it belongs and your radiator.

We tell our Washington CH drivers to call us immediately here at Jim Van Dyke if they have a radiator - antifreeze leak like this as it could mean extreme damage if they try to drive that car or truck should there be enough of a leak and the engine overheats completely.  Here it is all about keeping you safe and those repair bills down so you can continue to drive your favorite car or truck and get on with your daily activities.  Talk to our team of experienced mechanics any time you have a question about your vehicle maintenance or engine performance.  Something as small as as antifreeze could save you serious money.
NOTE:  It is poisonous for animals (see pets information here) and people alike (see information for people here) so don't leave it on the ground. Antifreeze was developed to overcome the shortcomings of water as a heat transfer fluid in your engine keeping it from over heating.
2nd NOTE:  DO NOT EVER OPEN THE RADIATOR CAP WHEN THE VEHICLE IS HOT OR EVEN WARM - THE FLUID IS HIGHLY PRESSURIZED. 

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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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