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At Scott Sherman Auto Care, we are committed to helping you maintain your vehicle in optimum condition and performance. This commitment to your vehicle doesn't stop when you leave our facility.

In this section of our website, you will find tips and news that you can use to help you maintain your vehicle and keep you driving safely and comfortably. Be sure to check back as these tips and news will be updated regularly.

Monthly Archives: February 2016

What Can I Do If My Mechanic Overcharged Me?

While the majority of automotive mechanics are honest, hard-working professionals, there are bad eggs in every line of work. Despite the widespread adoption of the internet and the growing importance of customer reviews online, there are still some mechanics that thrive off duping unknowing motorists into paying for services that are invented, unnecessary, or much less serious than they portray them to be. If you suspect your mechanic may have overcharged you, there are a few steps you can take before things get too serious: Stay Calm and Be Polite No one enjoys an angry, rude person intruding on their workplace - even if they're a paying customer. Mechanics are people too and often very busy people at that. Escalating a situation to anger and frustration is an easy jump to make, but doing so will only put the mechanic on the defensive. Instead, ask for a detailed explanation from the person who performed the work, inquire about the differences between the final ... read more

Avoid These Costly Car Mistakes After a Snow Storm

Avoid These Costly Car Mistakes After a Snow Storm

While we're enjoying our typical extra-moist winter months in Seattle once again, anyone who has been travelling this season knows the treachery that winter weather can bring. Snoqualmie and much of the mountain west received a tremendous amount of snow fall so far this winter - over 300 inches of cumulative snowpack over Snoqualmie Pass as of February 16th! After such significant winter weather events, it's important to keep your car well-maintained and ready to go or it could end up costing you big. Here are a few ways to avoid an expensive trip to the mechanic's shop: Replace Your Hoses and Wipers Rubber hoses and seals have a tendency to break down or wear out during cold weather, which could leave a motorist stranded in dangerous circumstances. While breakdowns are unfortunate and frightening, emergency crews often consider them low priority during significant snow events with multiple acci ... read more

4 Automotive Maintenance Resolutions for the New Year

4 Automotive Maintenance Resolutions for the New Year

2016 is here and people are already well underway working toward their personal and wellness goals for the New Year. While fitness is a major focus for New Year's Resolutions, establishing some smaller, less critical goals can save you a lot of money and headaches in the New Year. From the professionals at Scott Sherman Auto Care, here are a few automotive maintenance resolutions for you and your car this year: Drive Smarter Fuel efficiency isn't gleaned only from better engines and fuel systems - driving smarter and more efficiently can provide a major boost to your car's fuel economy and reduce the wear and tear on its internal components. Avoiding speeding, aggressive driving, and stop-and-go situations can have a major impact on your wallet all year round, so make a goal to relax and drive efficiently in 2016. Schedule Maintenance in Advance You schedule your dentist, optometrist, and general physician appointments throughout the ca ... read more

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