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Why Do Auto Shops Charge For Diagnostics?

By Bill DeBoer on Aug 4, 2022 10:34:00 AM

There’s a common misconception that when you take your car to an auto shop, they can simply run a diagnostics test and know how to fix your vehicle. So when customers receive their bill and see a charge for the diagnostics, they are surprised and often question it. The truth is there is a lot more to a diagnostics test than simply plugging in a device and knowing exactly how to fix a vehicle. We’ve dug into this a little deeper and provided comparative examples to make it easier to understand.

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Top 5 Reasons Your Vehicle’s Check Engine Light Comes On

By Bill DeBoer on Aug 2, 2022 11:16:00 AM

Most people have seen the check engine light in their vehicle come on. Some people react by immediately halting their driving and taking it to an auto shop urgently. Others will drive with the light on for hundreds of miles before getting it checked. There are thousands of reasons why the check engine light could come on, but we’ve discussed the top five reasons we see at our shop.

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What You Need To Know About Your Vehicle’s Brake Lines

By Bill DeBoer on Apr 22, 2022 11:41:49 AM

The brake lines in your vehicle are what connect your hydraulic brake fluid system to the brake calipers that are on the wheels which perform the stopping when you press the brake pedal. They are a very intricate and important piece of the braking system and need to be looked at and addressed if there are any problems. When you bring your vehicle into DeBoer’s Auto, we will always inspect your brake lines so you will have peace of mind knowing yours are in good shape or need attention.

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What To Know About The Repair Act And How You Can Help

By Bill DeBoer on Apr 20, 2022 11:04:51 AM

DeBoer’s Auto takes a lot of pride in helping customers with their vehicles in more ways than they think they need. We can do this by identifying potential future problems in your vehicle and addressing them before they become more costly. The information and resources available to us are what makes it possible, but this information is in jeopardy. An important Act is in front of Congress right now called the Repair Act, and we could use our customers’ help in supporting us.

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Show And Tell With Your Vehicle Is Our Responsibility At DeBoer’s Auto

By Bill DeBoer on Apr 8, 2022 2:17:41 PM

Most people have played show and tell when they were kids and it’s something we also have a responsibility to do at DeBoer’s Auto. If you happen to be waiting at our shop while your vehicle is being repaired or maintained, we will inspect the vehicle and allow you to come take a look at the recommended repairs. This allows you to talk to our technician about your vehicle and ask any questions you might have. We take great pride in being transparent with our customers and believe it’s our responsibility to do so. 

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5 Vehicle Exhaust System Problems You Need To Know About

By Bill DeBoer on Apr 6, 2022 12:55:00 PM

At DeBoer’s Auto, we see a lot of different problems with vehicles when people bring them to our shop. Sometimes you might have problems with your exhaust system and not even know it. We’ve explained five of the most common issues we see with exhaust systems so you know what to look for with your vehicle.

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Drive Worry-Free With The Four-Step Proven Process At DeBoer’s Auto

By Bill DeBoer on Mar 3, 2022 1:14:26 PM

DeBoer’s Auto is proud to be celebrating 40 years in business this year. And what we are most proud of is the processes we have in place to ensure every customer is taken care of properly. We have a simple four-step process to help us achieve this and we have refined it over the years to stay up with the times and give our customers what they need to drive safely and worry-free on the road. It’s the best process out there and we’ve explained the steps to you below.

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Common Problems And Solutions With Car Windshields

By Bill DeBoer on Feb 22, 2022 12:42:18 PM

Windshields are obviously one of the most important pieces of glass on your vehicle. Visibility is critical when you’re driving and any time you can’t see clearly, you’re putting yourself and others at risk of getting seriously injured. Accidents can happen any time when a rock or other debris hits your windshield and cracks it, so taking swift action is important. Here are some of the most common problems and solutions to be aware of with car windshields. 

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What To Know About Your Vehicle’s Washer System

By Bill DeBoer on Feb 18, 2022 11:45:00 AM

With the winter season here and road salt being poured all over the roads, keeping your vehicle clean requires a little extra effort. One of the components to help you do this is your washer system. When you use the right fluid and it works properly, your washer system can keep your visibility very good through virtually any driving conditions. Some things can go wrong, though, so we’ve explained how the system works and what to look for if you’re experiencing any issues.

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Problems You May Experience With Your Car’s Key Fob

By Bill DeBoer on Dec 2, 2021 8:18:33 PM

The days of using a traditional key to turn on a vehicle are in the past and they’ve been replaced with new technology. The smart remotes and all-in-one keys we have now with push-button starts are fancy and convenient, but there are plenty of problems associated with this convenience. Here are some of the most common problems you could experience with your car’s key fob that you should be aware of and prepare for.

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