Driving your Car over Steven’s Pass Safely This Winter

dangerous snowy road steven's pass mountain

We in the Puget Sound have plenty of reason to cross the mountains of Steven’s Pass now and again. Whether visiting family for the holidays, or heading up for some powder, everybody wants to get there and back – safe and sound. That means everybody needs to have a car that can handle the mountain…

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Pre-purchase inspections for a car as a Christmas gift

christmas gift race car with bow in kirkland

So you’re getting someone a nice used car for the holidays – someone must’ve been good this year! It’s a heck of a gift, whether it’s for your kid, your spouse, or the kid of your new spouse. It’s useful, fairly affordable, and a major statement. If it falls apart a week into driving it,…

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FREE Auto Service Records on the Cloud

Owner Auto Site dashboard

FREE Electronic Service Records for Life With East Urban Auto Service being in the heart of  the Eastsides’s technology industry we’re always looking for ways to make automotive service and repair fit our customers’ busy schedules. As such we’re proud to be a part of the Mitchell 1 network which allows us to offer all…

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Preventative Car Maintenance Tips for Rainy Days

white car needing preventative car maintenance skids and hydroplanes in heavy puget sound puddle

If you’ve lived in the Pacific Northwest any real amount of time, you know that it’s not all rain and gloom. We have beautiful summers with bright sunshine and the occasional gentle breeze. But that makes the roads all the more dangerous when the rains finally start back up in mid-September. The plentiful rainwater soaks…

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Back to School Tune-Ups for your College Student’s Car

college students ruin car with sledgehammer

If there’s one thing college students don’t do well as a group, it’s taking care of their stuff. They trash their rental homes, they bring their laundry home to wash, and lose their cell phones. This also applies to their vehicles – students wear them out and neglect to maintain or repair them for months…

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What to do When Your Car Breaks Down

How to Choose an Auto Repair Facility When You’re on the Side of the Road Finding an auto repair facility when you’re broken down on the side of the road, and need to get your vehicle looked at as soon as possible can be a daunting prospect. It’s important to know how to make an…

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What Does it Mean When My Brakes Are Grinding

Guide for Brake Pad Replacement

We’ve all heard it, that distinctive squeal of metal-on-metal. It’s one of the clearest signs of a brake system that has been driven beyond its useful life. Brake pads and shoes are designed to wear as the brakes are used. It’s simple physics really. The friction and heat dictate that it occurs. How Long Should…

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How To Prevent Engine Overheating

How to prevent engine overheating

What Causes Engine Overheating? The continued heating up and cooling down of your engine causes the metals to expand and contract. Over time this process can create system failures. Engine Overheating however is most commonly caused by coolant loss. This is most likely due to a leak in the coolant system.

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