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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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Beaverton Car Guy: Automotive Q&A

| June 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Car Guy: Automotive Q&A

Q: Is it okay to take my car to be serviced by a dealership other than the make of my car? For example, can a Toyota owner go to a Subaru dealer to get serviced? A: For warranty work, you will have to return to the Dealership which carry’s the brand of vehicle that you […]

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Beaverton’s Car Guy: My Vehicle Has A Recall, Now What?

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Beaverton’s Car Guy: My Vehicle Has A Recall, Now What?

Quite a variety of engineering errors can cause a defect in a truck or car. Usually, the problem is concentrated on models that were produced during a certain time period at one specific plant. Therefore, not all Toyota Prius drivers, for example, would be forced to pull off the road when a defect for that […]

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Beaverton’s Car Guy: The Pros and Cons of Buying vs. Leasing

| March 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Beaverton’s Car Guy: The Pros and Cons of Buying vs. Leasing

Pros of Buying a New/Used Car! Eventual ownership Freedom from the pain of monthly payments After the vehicle is paid off, you’re free to sell it at any time. You can drive at will Never having to worry about mileage limits No worries over minor mishaps like spilled coffee stains on carpeting or a dog-chewed […]

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Beaverton’s Car Guy

| February 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Beaverton’s Car Guy

Protect Your Investment Maintain your vehicle’s appearance! Pinpointing the one thing that people can do to maintain their car’s value is simple: keep all the surfaces clean including the glass, trim, paint and wheels Your car has many enemies, some visible, some not so much. Emissions from industrial plants are released into the environment where […]

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