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Auto Advice from the Beaverton Car Guy: Should I get a pre-approved loan or not?

| April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Auto Advice from the Beaverton Car Guy: Should I get a pre-approved loan or not?

By Larry Fergusen Hello Beaverton, it seems lately that a large number of our Beaverton clients are arranging their own financing, often through their credit union. These clients are under the impression that obtaining pre-approval prior to visiting the dealership will save time and provide them with a better rate. This however is not always […]

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Car Tips from the Beaverton Car Guy: Get the best deal and understand your loan options

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Car Tips from the Beaverton Car Guy: Get the best deal and understand your loan options

By Larry Ferguson Hello all: With Spring approaching, and tax refunds in the works, many people are shopping for new or pre-owned vehicles. In most cases people’s needs have changed, or they are searching for better fuel economy. With the price of fuel dropping lately, many consumers are less concerned with fuel economy but more […]

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Car Tips from the Beaverton Car Guy: Winter Vehicle Care

| February 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Car Tips from the Beaverton Car Guy: Winter Vehicle Care

By Larry Fergusen Hello Beaverton Residents & loyal readers. This month’s article is regarding maintaining our vehicle properly during the winter months. It is important to do simple maintenance on our vehicles to prevent damage that would otherwise not occur. Knowing your vehicle is very important, especially during the cold and possibly snowy days ahead. […]

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Automotive Q&A with the Beaverton Car Guy

| January 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Automotive Q&A with the Beaverton Car Guy

By Larry Ferguson If you’ve got an auto question, I’ve got an auto answer! Q: Hello, I have a 1 year old vehicle and I have a musty smell whenever my heater-defrost, or Air Conditioner is in operation. Is there an easy fix for this? A: Yes, this is very simple indeed. Newer vehicles are […]

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Automotive Q&A with the Beaverton Car Guy: If you’ve got an auto question, I’ve got an auto answer!

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Automotive Q&A with the Beaverton Car Guy: If you’ve got an auto question, I’ve got an auto answer!

By Larry Ferguson Q: When I checked my engine oil I noticed that it was 2 quarts low. I realized that I had not had my oil changed in 10,000 miles but my car is only one year old. Is this normal? A: For starters 10,000 is a lot of miles on engine oil ( […]

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A True Story about Neighbors helping Neighbors: Pre-owned Cars are Never Perfect

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
A True Story about Neighbors helping Neighbors: Pre-owned Cars are Never Perfect

By Larry “The Car Guy” Fergusen During the months of August and September, I’ve received calls, as well as emails, from our readers here in Beaverton and here is one I’d like to share and not because I felt compelled to help a person in need, but because it’s an example of what you can […]

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Automotive Q&A with the Beaverton Car Guy

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Automotive Q&A with the Beaverton Car Guy

By Larry Fergusen Q: While driving my vehicle I constantly hear a high pitched squeal coming from the wheel area in the front, when I apply the brakes the noise stops. A: The noise that you are hearing is what is called a warning squealer that is attached to the brake pad lining. This is […]

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Q&A with the Beaverton Car Guy: Maintenance on a Leased Vehicle

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Q&A with the Beaverton Car Guy: Maintenance on a Leased Vehicle

Question: Dear Beaverton Car Guy, I am leasing a new vehicle and was wondering if I need to do all of the factory recommended maintenance? – – Robert Answer: The short answer is yes and here is why: Most Leases are for either 24, or 36 months and the manufacturer’s warranty is usually 36 months, […]

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Beaverton Car Guy: Should I Purchase an Extended Warranty ?

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Car Guy: Should I Purchase an Extended Warranty ?

Some people ask why they should have an extended warranty on their Brand New Car. In my opinion, if you buy a new car, it’s still a machine with moving parts that break down over time. I look at it this way: if I were planning on making payments on a vehicle for say 2-3 […]

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Automotive Q&A with the Beaverton Car Guy

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Automotive Q&A with the Beaverton Car Guy

Q: Our older Honda Civic has a great amount of road noise and on long road trips it is very tiring. Is there anything I can do to help reduce the noise? A: Yes actually there is, there are basically 2 types of rubber used to make tires, one of which is a harder rubber […]

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