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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.

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Tips from the Scott Sherman Crew for National Fall Car Care Month

Tips from the Scott Sherman Crew for National Fall Car Care Month

October is a wonderful month in the Pacific Northwest for transitions. Here in Seattle, the leaves turn bright fall colors, the air blows a crisp breeze and we get to enjoy some sunny days before the rain begins. It’s the perfect transition time between the lazy days of summer and the busy holiday months ahead. October also happens to be National Fall Car Care Month.  It's a great time to make sure your car is ready for the cooler weather. The crew at Scott Sherman Auto Care came up with their favorite tips for preparing your car for the changing season. Read on for some recommendations form Jeremy, Chris and Andy. Tips from Jeremy 1.  Mix up Homemade deicer.  Put a mixture of 1 to 1, rubbing alcohol and water in a squirt bottle.  It melts ice off car windows in a snap. 2. If you go over the pass make sure to have winter formulated windshield washer fluid.  This will ensure it won't freeze in the bottle and be at the ready as ... read more

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How to Drive Safely in Dense Fog

How to Drive Safely in Dense Fog

Driving in fog is an extremely dangerous endeavor and with the rainy season about to settle in around Seattle, there's no better time than now to ensure you and your car are properly prepared for driving in foggy conditions. While your best defense when faced with thick fog and low visibility is to pull over until the fog clears, driving through fog with these tips in mind can help you get to your destination safely. Don't Get Distracted While you should never drive and use your smartphone at the same time, the extra attention required for driving in fog forces drivers to focus acutely - something that's impossible when operating a phone or a stereo. Turn off any distractions and secure your phone in your car so you won't feel tempted to reach for it. Keeping the volume on your stereo low will help you detect other vehicles and sirens on the roadway. Drive Smart Reduce your speed and turn off the cruise control. Foggy roadways ... read more

How to Prepare Your Child's Car for College Life

How to Prepare Your Child's Car for College Life

College is a life-changing experience and parents have the hardest time of all making the adjustment to a quieter home, but you can prepare your child for trips back and forth from home to school with these preemptive car maintenance tips. Give the Car a Thorough Once-Over Oil changes, new tires, and a quick look at all fluid levels can help mitigate any potential problems your child's car may experience in the near future, but thinking ahead to how they'll be equipped to deal with problems is a wise move. Check on the status of their car jack, emergency roadside kit, and first aid kit. It wouldn't hurt to throw in a flashlight, extra set of batteries, and a spare charger for their phone in case of emergency. Use this opportunity to ensure their registration and insurance information is up-to-date or else they may wind up with a hefty ticket. Time for a Lesson (or Two) If your college-bound kid isn't much of a gearhead, you should r ... read more

How to Prepare Your Car for Winter Driving

How to Prepare Your Car for Winter Driving

Driving in the Pacific Northwest during the winter requires a specific skillset: you must be an attentive, cautious, and prepared driver. Our climate generally provides us with cold temperatures, sheets of rain, and even ice and snow during the winter months. But preparing yourself for winter driving is only one part of the process. Getting your car ready for cold, nasty road conditions is especially important. Here's how we recommend you prepare your car for winter driving: Winterize Getting new wiper blades, a full-service fluid change, and winter tires can be the difference between keeping your car on the road and spinning out into the snow. Make sure you invest in winterized engine oil and some gas line antifreeze to ensure your car starts up and runs smoothly in cold temperatures. And if you plan to cross Snoqualmie Pass a few times this season, make sure you have chains (and know how to put them on). Practice putting on and taking off chains in your garage or d ... read more

5 Car Care Tips for Fall

October is the perfect time of year to prepare your car for the winter months to come and Scott Sherman Auto Care has some maintenance tips for your car or truck to keep you safe and on the road! While you can do many of these yourself, scheduling a full-service checkup and diagnostic can ward off any other potential problems as well as ensuring your car is properly outfitted for the road this winter. Here are five car care tips for fall: 1. Heat, Wipers, Lights! Making sure your heaters and defrosters are working properly is a top priority – it’s dangerous to operate your car without these basic functions! But especially important in our rainy Seattle climate is ensuring your wipers are sufficient, new, and working properly to cut through the downpour. Lights are also a big concern as we start to see less and less daylight. 2. Tires and Brakes Reduce the risk of hydroplaning by equipping your car with new, weather-resistant tires. Check tire pressure weekly during the col ... read more

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