Shenanigans 02/22/2016 2000 Nissan Maxima The phone call started with, “How much to put my timing chain back on, I think it fell off” This set Dan back a bit. What..!? Dan’s mind was straining with the concept of how that could possibly happen? The customer went on to say that they were driving on […]
Jeff’s training continues Congratulations to Jeff Swain for recently passing two ASE exams, • Auto: Brakes (A5) & • Auto: Suspension and Steering (A4). He has also successfully completed specialized training of Gas Direct Injection (GDI is an advanced fuel system found on many of today’s vehicles) focused on GM, Ford and Toyota vehicles, and […]
Brian is 1 of our 3 ASE Master technicians with L1 certification. His automotive background includes Roush Engineering, where he specialized in prototype development, engineering, manufacturing and product testing in their automotive division. As an adrenaline junkie, Brian’s activities include winter hiking, night hiking, mountain biking and competitive Motocross racing. For Brian, 4000ft mountains are […]
This bad valve day started with a blinking/flashing check engine light. The owner reported that the engine started to run rough, and the check engine light was flashing, “We were only a few miles from home, and just as we got to our house the engine started to run real rough. Do you think it […]
February tire special is here! The prices we’re offering on tires this month is quite remarkable! Our supplier is looking to clear out some inventory and has offered us great savings on these in-stock tires. February tire special pricing applies only to the tires listed in this special and cannot be combined with any other […]
Let’s Talk Cars Q#1 The heater on my husband’s 2008 Chevy Silverado has been slowly losing blower speeds. Now it seems that the only speed that works is high. Knowing my husband he’ll wait until the heater stops working completely. Is the blower motor starting to fail?
Bad brake rotor I didn’t hear a thing As a New Hampshire State Safety Inspection Station we get to see a lot of interesting vehicle problems. It’s the ones that come in for an oil change that can be interesting. When your vehicle comes in for an oil change we do much more than […]
The best free coffee in town Here at the Northwood Garage we make Northwood’s best free coffee and we take coffee seriously. For many years we were just amazed at how consistently Phyllis could make a great pot of coffee. All of us tried but to no avail. The coffee come out like water with […]
Caution this article contains pictures that may not go well with breakfast! 2016 has started off as the greatest rodent infestation we’ve seen to date. The problem is so pronounced that we’ve tripled up on the common cabin air filters we stock. The other day Doug was looking for an anti-theft tool for the lug […]
Honda/Acura recalls another 3 million Air Bags SUMMARY: Honda/Aura is recalling certain model year 2001-2005 Honda Civic vehicles manufactured March 21, 2000, to January 20, 2005, 2001-2004 Honda Civic GX vehicles manufactured June 14, 2000, to August 19, 2004, 2003-2005 Honda Civic Hybrid vehicles manufactured February 24, 2002, to January 18, 2005, 2003-2007 Honda Accord […]
Q#1 What is a cabin air filter and what does it do? The cabin air filter is what I call a people filter A cabin air filter is a lot like the air filter for your car’s engine… it filters dirt, dust and debris from the air that the engine uses. The air that enters […]
Replacement headlight modules are expensive Most of today’s cars and trucks cars are manufactured with a plastic headlight assembly. The front surface of these headlamp modules is molded polycarbonate plastic. Plastic for headlight modules is used for several reasons; here are a few: *It’s much lighter than glass, weight savings is key to improved fuel mileage […]
Charles’s Law….Expansion of Gases Under equal pressure all gases expand at the same rate. A gas expands by the same proportion as the temperature rises, provided external pressure remains the same. How does this relate to tire pressure warning lights? Simply put, as a tire warms up, the air pressure in the tire increases. As […]
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Service With the rapid growth in Hybrid and Alternative Fuel vehicles, training is important. To be on top you have to start training early. Here you can see one of our youngest potential technicians,
Northwood Garage supports The Bow Lake Community Club The Bow Lake Community Club is hosting their 6th annual “Your Just Desserts” at the Strafford Grange Hall located next to the Bow Lake dam. Last year’s event raised over $3600. These funds are used to maintain the Grange Hall which is a community land mark.
Northwood Garage Supports “End 68 Hours of Hunger Program” Vendor Bingo!!! Where: Congregational Church 1st NH Turnpike Northwood NH When: April 4th 2014 Doors open 6pm Bingo Starts at 6:30 pm Cost$5.00 Come out and support your local “End 68 Hours of Hunger Program”,
Dover Children’s Home We’re very grateful for Northwood Garage’s generous gift to Bill Stevens with the Dover Police Charities bowling team. These funds actively support our commitment to improving the lives of the children placed in our care.
Hyundai & Kia 1 Million car recall Here’s the list of affected Hyundai vehicles *2006-2009 Accent *2007-2011 Azera, Sonata and Santa Fe *2006-2007 & 2009-2011 Tucson & Elantra Touring *2007-2010 Elantra *2008-2011 Veracruz *2009-2010 Genesis *2010-2011 Genesis Coupe *2007-2008 Entourage *2006-2008 Tiburon Here’s is the list of affected Kia vehicles
Why Flush Brake Fluid? Brake fluid is a special oil. It is designed to withstand cold temperatures without thickening as well as very high temperatures without boiling. It is a recommended service for many vehicles and should be flushed about every 30,000 miles. Brake fluid is an odd duck, it’s like an oil, but it […]
When the Devil comes a Knockin’ It started with a phone call. “I have a bad water pump on my ‘04 Acura MDX. Can you email me an estimate?” Acura’s MDX is their top tier crossover vehicle. With the confidence of all-wheel drive, a strong 3.5 liter V-6 and well appointed accessories, the MDX is […]