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8 Tips to Protect your College Driver

As the summer months draw to a close many young adults are moving away from home on onto the next stage of life...college.  There is more to prepare your student for this move than just decorating a dorm room and choosing classes.  Many students are planning on taking...

Fun Summer Auto Shows

Summer Car Shows in Eastern Washington I had never been to a car show, but I was lucky enough to be visiting Spokane when the Inland Northwest Car Club Classic (INCC) took over the downtown corridor. The streets were closed traffic and were instead filled with...

Why is Vehicle Alignment Important

Why is Vehicle Alignment Important

Why is Vehicle Alignment Important? There are plenty of things to know about vehicle alignment, but there are some basics we should all know – and a question you should definitely ask yourself is: why is vehicle alignment important? Alignment is a very significant...

4 Signs of a Faulty AC

4 Signs of a Faulty AC

It’s summer in Spokane. That means a functional air conditioning is a must to beat the heat. A completely non-function AC is pretty easy to spot. But do you know the warning signs of AC problems? Being privy to possible issues with your AC can help you stay ahead of...

Scheduled Maintenance Service Timelines

Scheduled Maintenance Service Timelines

Whether you own a foreign vehicle or a domestic make, there are some things that remain the same from vehicle to vehicle. Schedule maintenance services are an important aspect of car care; They ensure that everything is functioning as it should and extend the life of...

The Fallacy of Cheap Tires

Do you ever shop for shoes in one of our Spokane area shoe stores? When buying a running shoe, is quality important? Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous? Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes or two pair of lower quality shoes at...

Spokane Exhaust And Emissions Service

Many Spokane car owners don't realize that there is more to exhaust system maintanance than just tailpipes and mufflers. And if you can see smoke, or if it’s too loud. Exhaust service at a full-service automotive center like C&H Foreign Auto Repair is really...

Spokane Tire Repair

Most Spokane car owners have experienced a flat tire. You know it’s inconvenient and a pain. Our tires are important. Keeping them in good working order isn’t just a big safety issue for Washington drivers – it also has a financial impact....

Keeping Your Engine Cool In Spokane, Washington

The cooling system keeps Washington drivers's engines from overheating while they are driving around Spokane, Cheney and Airway Heights. Its job is to move heat away from the engine. Let's talk about the various components of the system and how they make this happen....

Maintaining Your Older Car In Spokane Washington

The government mandates a lot of equipment on cars in Spokane Washington: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the Spokane Washington motoring public, but it does add quite a...

Battery Basics For Spokane

It's important for Spokane car owners to know battery basics. First, let’s talk about which is harder on a battery – hot or cold Washington weather. Most Spokane car owners think it’s cold weather because that’s when we call on our batteries to...

Drive Train – What You Need to Know In Spokane

One Spokane automotive service issue that doesn't get much attention is driveline service. Drivelines don't get talked about very much around Spokane, but they're very important. First let's define what the driveline is: Taking a small step back, the power plant...

What Is A Differential And Do You Have One?

With front-wheel drive being so common these days in Spokane, Washington, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Spokane car owners don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced...

Coolant Antifreeze Service In Spokane, Washington

Spokane motorists may know that most automotive failures in Spokane, Washington are tire related, but do you know the second most common cause for vehicle failure? Nope, it's not teenagers. It is the coolant system. But, if you take good care of your Audi coolant...

Cheney Drivers: Is It Time To Replace Your PCV Valve?

Improved fuel economy has two benefits for Spokane auto owners: less fuel is necessary and fewer emissions are released. Cheney cars and trucks run cleaner than ever. Spokane drivers may not realize that the first federally mandated pollution control device came...

Synthetic Oil For Spokane Autos

If you aren’t currently using synthetic motor oil in your Spokane vehicle, maybe now’s the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn’t gel or gum-up like...

Wiper Blades In Washington

If you're gonna drive around the Spokane area, you've got to be able to see! So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important. We've all experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our windshield is...

Keeping Your Car Young In Spokane

As Spokane consumers, we live in a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away. New stuff comes out so fast in Washington, and much of it is fairly cheap, so we just toss the old and move on. It seems like when we were kids in Spokane, our parents...

Water Pump

Your cooling system is very important. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your car from overheating. There are five main components to the cooling system: the radiator the radiator cap the hoses the thermostat and the water pump The...

Brake Service

Brakes really aren't optional equipment. And taking care of them isn't optional either. A regular brake inspection is on every car's maintenance schedule. An inspection will check your brake system and let you know if there are any problems. Of course, if you're...

Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in Spokane

Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One of the most intricate dances in your...

Alternative Fuel Vehicles In Spokane Washington

Let's talk about alternative fuel vehicles. In their quest to reduce the use of fossil fuels and harmful exhaust emissions to our Spokane environment, automakers will have a number of alternatives for us very soon. For instance, Flex Fuel vehicles are already...

Tire Tread Depth for Spokane, Washington

Driving on bald tires is like playing roulette. Though you may be fine today, eventually your luck is going to run out. The Feds don't have any laws for tread depth, but 42 of the states, and all of Canada, do have regulations. They consider two-thirty-seconds of an...

Make Your Vehicle Last

We live in such a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away. New stuff comes out so fast, we just toss the old and move on. In the old days people were real sticklers about taking care of their things. If something got lost or ruined by neglect,...

How Your Check Engine Light Works

Have you ever had an experience like this in Spokane Washington? You drive through the one of those automatic car washes. When you get to the end, where the dryer is blowing, your check engine light started flashing! You fear the worst, but within a block or two, the...

Maintenance Free Myth

Sometimes we hear people say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's cars and trucks are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever...

Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth In Post Falls

There’s a segment of the Post Falls population that’s not committed to proper vehicle maintenance. Mistaken perceptions have crept into the Washington area over time. Many Post Falls motorists think the root lies in the fact that modern cars are so...

The Right Automotive Fluids For Spokane Drivers

All those automotive fluids can be confusing for Spokane drivers. Recent years have brought new grades of engine oil, types of transmission fluid, coolant, and brake fluid. The right fluid protects your vehicle and helps it perform at its best. The wrong fluid...

Watching Your Check Engine Light

Did you know that most of the cars driving around Spokane Washington carry more computer power than the Apollo 121 Lunar Module that landed on the moon in 1969? New cars sold in the Spokane area have as many as twelve networked computers and over five miles (eight...

Transmission Care In Spokane Washington

Call C&H Foreign Auto Repair to make an appointment to check your transmission in Spokane. 620 E. North Foothills Drive Spokane, Washington 99207 509.487.9683 Do you have any plans around Spokane Washington for the weekend? Maybe you and some friends and are taking...

On Board Diagnostics For Your Audi

Make an appointment with C&H Foreign Auto Repair to have your on board diagnostics analyzed. 620 E. North Foothills Drive Spokane, Washington 99207 509.487.9683 Today we're going to talk about on-board diagnostics and the questions we hear from folks around Spokane...

What To Do In Case Of An Accident in Spokane

Screeching tires, crunching metal – it’s an accident! If you’ve ever been in a car accident in Spokane, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It’s hard to think straight and know what to do. Let’s review what you should do...

C&H Foreign Auto Repair And The Maintenance Mindset

When it comes to their vehicles, some Spokane motorists don’t have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Spokane drivers generally accept that many things in life...

Getting New Tires In Spokane?

There are so many tire choices in the Spokane, Airway Heights, and Cheney area, selecting the right one can be a bit overwhelming for Spokane motorists. And even though it’s kind of fun to have new tires on your Audi, they’re a significant investment for...

Stop It! You Need Good Brakes

Good brakes are obviously very important. If you've ever had your brakes go out while you're driving around the Spokane area, you'll know how terrifying it can be. Today we'll focus on how to tell when you have a brake problem, and how to make good repair choices....

Wheel Balancing

So you love your job, and your family life is great. Congratulations! You have achieved balance. But can you say the same for your wheels? You can tell if your tires are out of balance by vibrations at higher speeds on Washington freeways. If one of the front tires is...

Keys to a Long Lasting Vehicle

We're living in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term "built to last" goes by the wayside. An exception is our vehicles. They're still a very big...

Keeping Your ‘Old Faithful’ Auto Running

At C&H Foreign Auto Repair we’ve had a lot of Spokane, Post Falls, and Cheney clients asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that’s been building for several years. The median age of...

Following Recommended Intervals For Your Audi

If you're reading this article in Spokane, Washington, then you probably care about your car and how it runs. Even though you care, there is still that moment of dread when your service technician tells you the manufacturer recommends some additional service. Your...

Cooling System Components

Today we want to talk about a very important system in our cars – the cooling system. It’s one of those things that you don’t give much thought to until it fails and then you’re stranded by the side of the road. Cooling systems fail more often...

Steer Right In Spokane

Virtually all vehicles come with power steering so many Spokane car owners have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your Audi steering wheel. Without it, it would be very hard to steer. Now this power assist comes in a...

How Many Miles Are On Your Car?

Nowadays, Spokane auto owners are paying more at Spokane gas pumps. For some families in the greater Spokane area, it adds up to several hundred dollars every month. That’s got to come out of the budget somewhere. This is one of the reasons many Washington auto...

Hitting The Brakes In Cheney

Hello Spokane, let's talk about brakes. Braking, as all Washington car owners know, is slowing or stopping your vehicle. As you can imagine, brakes are engineered to work well on a particular vehicle application. For example, you would expect more powerful brakes on a...

Fuel Saving Tip: Spokane Tune Up

Have you ever gone to Spokane to listen to an orchestra? The musicians take the stage early and tune their instruments. Each individual instrument must be in tune, but the critical thing is for the entire orchestra to be in tune with each other. That's why they tune...

Service Center Standard and Procedures

All pilots have checklists for every aspect of flying. They always use their checklists even if they only have two steps on them. They do this simply because a checklist is a great way to not forget important steps. It is also how you can assure a predictable outcome....

Spokane Road Trip Preparation

People from Spokane Washington love their cars. And nothing goes with cars better than a Washington road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road – it's great! But there's nothing like car trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt. Now...

Can Car Scent Keep You Safe On Washington Roads?

Here's a travel tip that'll I'll bet you didn't know, and, it might keep you safer... The average American commuter in Washington spends two and a half hours daily in their car. The government says a hundred thousand auto accidents yearly are caused by drivers who...

Wheel Bearings

Let me start by saying that your wheel bearings keep the wheels on your vehicle. Did that get your attention? In this article we’ll discuss more about wheel bearings and how you can keep them doing their very important job while you drive around Post Falls...

Spokane Customer Detective Work

One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at C&H Foreign Auto Repair in Spokane Washington is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed. Cars are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of...

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

We all know that under inflated tires wear out more quickly. Under-inflation is also a major cause of tire failure. More flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances are all results of under-inflated tires. It's hard to tell when a radial tire is...

Ethics of Automotive Repair in Spokane

We're going to be talking about the ethics of automotive repair. It seems like news outlets really like hit-and-run reporting; they hit everyone from groceries stores to retail to physicians. And the Spokane automotive service and repair industry hasn't been given a...

Gas Savings In Spokane: Sharpen Your Pencil

High gas prices in Spokane increase the cost of living for Washington car owners. You’ve probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some Spokane vehicle owners to...

Charge It In Spokane For Extended Battery Life

Here's an interesting statistic for our friends in Spokane Washington: Only thirty percent of car batteries make it to forty-eight months. And the life expectancy varies by where you live. It ranges from fifty-one months in extremely cold areas to just thirty months...

Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil In Your Spokane Audi

If you're a quart low in your Audi, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Spokane area. The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't reduce friction properly....

Odometer Rollback On Your Spokane Washington Auto

How do you know if an odometer is telling the truth? Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect Washington consumers against mileage fraud. It says a Washington seller must certify the mileage reported is the Actual Mileage. To have your...

Suspension Service At C&H Foreign Auto Repair

Suspension systems will continue to operate effectively for many years and tens of thousands of miles. Eventually Audi components do wear out, but how long that takes depends a lot on how you drive in Airway Heights. As you can imagine, if most of your driving is on...

Fuel Saving Tip: Auto Myths Around Spokane

With high fuel prices in Spokane Washington comes lots of gas saving advice. Some of it, like what you hear on AutoNetTV, is really great. Some is myth. And some is just designed to prey on Spokane Washington people desperate to save some money on gas. When you get...

Spokane Alignment Service

Your car might have an alignment problem if: it drifts or pulls to one side, your steering wheel is off center, you have uneven tire wear or your car doesn’t feel like it handles right. When all of a vehicle’s wheels are lined up exactly with each other,...

Transmission Service

Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy to forget about getting your transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easy to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But proper transmission...

Using Proper Fluids In Your Audi Or Other Vehicle

Today C&H Foreign Auto Repair is talking about the proper fluids for your vehicle. It's become more complicated with changes in automotive design and manufacturing. It's not that people in Washington are confused as much as they don't realize how much things have...

Diesel Maintenance For Washington

At C&H Foreign Auto Repair we hear from a lot of people who are excited about the new diesel engines that will soon be available in passenger cars and SUV's. But our Washington friends are often curious about the preventive maintenance requirements. People may not...

Before You Leave Spokane, Get A Trip Inspection

You know, at C&H Foreign Auto Repair we get a lot of people asking about how to prepare their car for a trip. That’s a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas outside of Spokane so you may be anxious to know that...

Are There Blind Spots In Spokane Washington?

Everyone in Spokane Washington has blind spots – and no, I'm not talking about the fact that you really don't sing like Jessica Simpson. I mean the areas of the road that you can't see when you're driving around Spokane. First let's talk about our own blinds...

Engine Air Filter From C&H Foreign Auto Repair

You may have found yourself in the following situation: You go to get your oil changed and the service adviser at C&H Foreign Auto Repair recommends you get a new engine air filter. You say yes, but because you didn't know what an air filter is or what it does, but...

Spokane Air Conditioning Service

Working up a sweat is a great thing to do in a gym around Spokane, but not in your car. When your car's AC System has a problem, you'll often feel it right away. The question is, how long do you put up with it? You know, the old comfort versus cost dilemma. But a more...

Introduction to Diesels for Spokane Washington

Something you’re going to be hearing a lot about around Spokane, Washington is diesel engines. We’re not talking about semi-trucks and buses – We’re talking about diesel engine cars, pick-ups and SUVs. Most people in Spokane, Washington are...

Nighttime Visibility In Spokane

There are a number of factors that contribute to the high nighttime accident rate in the greater Spokane area, things like drowsy driving and a higher rate of impaired driving. Without a doubt, visibility is a major contributor. Let's focus on visibility… It's...

Which Item is Most Stolen from Vehicles in Spokane?

Which item is most often stolen from vehicles in Spokane? Is it: Stereo Wheels Air Bag DVD System Well, if you said stereo – you used to be right. But airbags have now surpassed stereos as the biggest target for theft in Spokane – approximately 50,000 a...