Daltons Midway Service


Success! The Ribbon Has Been Cut, and We Are Open!

On October 1st, we officially opened our new Marysville location! We are excited to join this friendly, active community. Please stop by to say hi, or if you need some work done on your vehicle! We do most services and repairs on most makes and models of vehicles. If you’re not sure, you can always give us a call first at 360-386-8571.

Daltons Midway North is open from 8-5, Monday through Friday. We are located just north of the Value Village at 1384 State Avenue. Looking forward to seeing you when you need us!


Cars Need Exercise, Too!

Is your car getting enough exercise?

Have you been working from home for the past several months? Or just staying at home a lot? Maybe you’ve been getting some more exercise. In case you didn’t know, your Vehicle needs exercise, too! Just like we need to keep our joints and fluids moving, a Vehicle needs to keep its fluids moving, too. Plus, routine drives are good to keep your Car Battery Charged. Even if it’s just once a week, go on a nice drive – it’s good for Routine Vehicle Maintenance! But if your Vehicle ever gives off warning signs, know that we’re here for you at Daltons Midway: call us at 360-688-7111, or stop by 16326 State Route 9 (at 164th) in Clearview anytime.


You’re Ready For A Road Trip, But Is Your Car?

We’re ready for a Road Trip! Make sure your car won’t let you down!

We’re all itching to get out this summer, right? It seems like a Road Trip is the safest bet for travel this year. But before you hit the road, please make sure that everything is in place for a pleasant driving experience!

Have you tested your Car Air Conditioning recently? Chances are that it hasn’t been extensively used since last summer. It may need an A/C Recharge. Make sure you’re feeling comfortable on the road!

Also, how are your Windshield Wiper Blades? You never know when you’re going to run into a summer storm. Wiper Blades dry out and crack, and they may need replacing once a year, or more. Make sure you can see where you’re going!

Finally, before heading out for an extended period of time, it’s important to have a Certified Auto Mechanic take a look Under The Hood to make sure that all systems are ready. They can top off the fluids, make sure belts are healthy, and take a peek at the Brakes. Make sure that you have your Car Inspected at least a few days before your trip, so that your Auto Mechanic has enough time to complete any necessary repairs!

Enjoy your summer on the road, but before you get out there, call us at 360-688-7111, or stop by 16326 State Route 9 (at 164th) in Clearview anytime, so that we make sure your Car is Road Trip Ready!


Does My Car’s Air Conditioning Need Recharge?

How cold - or not - is your A/C blowing?
Is your A/C not doing its job? Drop by, we have the tools to check! If these are your numbers, we can do some work on your system and cool you off.

It’s summer, which means that you may be using your car’s Air Conditioning more often. Since it hasn’t gotten much use for a while, you may need an A/C Recharge. It’s a good idea to run your Air Conditioner early in the season, before it gets too hot; if it doesn’t blow cold enough, you should get your A/C checked out! Stop by your Auto Mechanic Near Me to get your Air Conditioning System looked over, before it leaves you hot and bothered at the worst time! If you have any questions, call us at 360-688-7111, or stop by 16326 State Route 9 (at 164th) in Clearview anytime.

Now’s The Time To Maintain Your Air Conditioning!

Checking on your car's AC
Checking on your car’s AC

I know — the weather has been downright miserable in the Puget Sound area recently! Your Vehicle’s Air Conditioning system is probably the last thing on your mind. But perhaps we can use this cold snap as a reminder that equally warm weather will soon be on its way! And when it’s hot outside, you definitely want to have a functioning AC system in your Car.

Why not have Daltons Midway Service take a look at your Vehicle’s Air Conditioning system right now, while you don’t yet need it? Then, it will be ready in time for summer. Give us a call at 360-668-7111 and we will be happy to help!

Vehicle Safety: Brakes

Which do your brake pads resemble?

In terms of safe driving, being able to stop is one of the most important things. If your Brakes are worn out, they may not allow you to stop properly. Brake Pads and Rotors are often changed every 40,000 miles on a car, but you may be able to go longer — or you may need to change them sooner — if you experience some of the following symptoms.
Is your Vehicle taking longer to stop when you hit the Brakes? Are your Brakes squeaking, vibrating, or squealing every time you hit them? Do you hear a grinding sound when you press down on the Brake pedal? All three of these may be indicators that your Brake Pads are worn and need replacing. Please stop by your local Auto Repair Shop and have a Mechanic professionally assess your Vehicle’s Brake Pads and Rotors.
We are happy to check your Brakes in Clearview at Daltons Midway Service, to keep you safely on the road! Give us a call at 360-668-7111.

Happy New Year Closures

Hi, Daltons Midway family! A quick note to let everyone know that we are closed on Friday, December 31st, to allow our staff to celebrate the New Year with their families. We will be back on Monday, weather-pending. Please check our Facebook or call ahead to confirm that we are open in this snowy weather: 360-668-7111. Thanks for a great year!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Enjoy your turkey!

Thank you to the friends and family of Daltons Midway Service for making this a successful year. We’d never do it without you!

We will be closed on Thursday and Friday so that our staff can enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with their families. Come back next Monday, stuffed with turkey and pie, for all of your Automotive

2021 Goals

Oops! But mistakes mean we’re doing new things!

For our first post of this new year, I’d like to share content written by my former bandmate Tameem Bakkar (shared with his permission), which really resonates with us: I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something. So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life. Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever. See you all in 2021! Happy New Year!!

Merry Christmas, Daltons Midway Family!

We wish you the best holiday season yet!

Daltons family — it’s been quite the year, but there’s no reason that we can’t make the best of what we have! We truly appreciate all of you for continuing to be great customers and bringing us new business, since that’s what’s kept us alive during these challenging times. May your cocoa be hot and your stockings be full!

We’ll be taking a few days off for the holiday (we will be closed on the 24th, the 25th, and the 1st), but we’ll see you again next year — or any of the days in between — for your Car Repair needs!

Uh oh. Car won’t start.

How’s your car battery doing?

It’s a few days before Christmas, and you need to finish your shopping. (Thank goodness for online shopping?) You head out to your car, mask in hand, and… oh no! Nothing happens when you turn the key except for a sputtering sound.

Many of us have been working from home the past several months, and Your Car likely has not gotten out that much. Just like your body needs routine exercise, Your Car does, as well! If Your Car has not been started in several weeks, Your Car Battery may have lost its charge. We are happy to take a look at Your Car Battery at Daltons Midway! Come check in with us at 360-688-7111, or stop by 16326 State Route 9 (at 164th) in Clearview anytime.

Winter Is Coming… Is Your Coolant and Washer Fluid Ready?

It’s nearly winter!

Have you noticed the chill in the air? We may be able to safely bundle up with our parkas and our peppermint mochas, but are your Car Fluids prepared to keep you safe in winter?

In case you weren’t aware, there are different blends of Wiper Fluid to use, depending on the season. In the winter, it is important to use Wiper Fluid which contains antifreeze, to prevent hoses from cracking. It also won’t freeze immediately upon hitting your cold Windshield! We don’t use this Wiper Fluid during the warmer months, since it is more expensive. Also, if you have significant water added in your Coolant, now is a good time for a Coolant Service, to ensure that your Coolant will not freeze over the next few months, which could result in Engine Damage.

One more winter tip: your Car Battery can lose up to half of its capability in cold weather, so make sure it’s not too old! If you have concerns about Winter Fluids or your Car Battery, give us a call at 360-688-7111, or stop by 16326 State Route 9 (at 164th) in Clearview anytime.