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.

Time To Check Your Cabin Air Filter!

The smoke is starting to clear from the wildfires around the Pacific Northwest. This is great! But think about where all of the particles and ash have collected. In your Vehicle, these particles are caught by your Cabin Air Filter, so that the particles do not enter the Passenger Cabin of Your Vehicle, keeping the air that you breathe clean.

However, this means that after a heavy wildfire season like this one, your Cabin Air Filter may be dirty, or even clogged. It’s a great time to clean or replace it. If you are unsure how to do this, please make an appointment on our website, or give us a call at 360-668-7111, and our Skilled Technicians will kindly help you.

A Special Anniversary For A Special Person!

Here’s to you, Jack! May you have many more years with us.

September marks 37 years that Jack has worked for Daltons Midway Service. He doesn’t remember his exact start date, but he knows that it was “sometime in September”. What a treat to have such a loyal Auto Mechanic working for us!

Also, this month marks the ten-year anniversary of Jack’s diagnosis of Colon Cancer. To this day, he is Cancer-Free. Hooray! Jack, congratulations! We hope to be able to harass you for many years to come.

Jack is around our Clearview shop five days a week, so stop by anytime, or make an auto repair appointment at our website: http://www.daltonsmidway.com/

The Importance Of Pre-Purchase Inspection

Get that used car checked out!

Are you buying a new (to you) Vehicle for you or a loved one sometime soon? Do you think you’re getting “a really good deal”? It may be cheap for a reason, so make sure you take the Used Vehicle to your Local Mechanic for a Pre-Purchase Inspection prior to handing over your money.

A good Used Vehicle Seller will happily let you get a Pre-Purchase Inspection, since they will have nothing to hide. Be sure to go to your Auto Mechanic, or a third party who is not associated with the seller, to get an accurate report.

We are available for Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspections at Daltons Midway Service in Clearview! Visit our website at https://www.daltonsmidway.com/blog/home/ and click on the Schedule Appointment button, or call us at 360-668-7111.

Special Offer!

Through Labor Day, take advantage of this maintenance package

At Daltons Midway Service, we appreciate those who maintain their Vehicles. Vehicle Maintenance means that your Vehicle will keep on going for a long time.

We have a package that helps with Maintenance geared toward New Drivers. This package includes several Fluid and Filter Services, encouraging you to keep up your Vehicle Maintenance. Additionally, the package includes time with one of our Mechanics to talk about whatever you want — learning more tips about keeping your Vehicle running forever, learning about the life of an Auto Mechanic, or whatever you would like.

This is a great gift for someone new to driving or a new Vehicle owner. If you are interested, please call us at 360-668-7111. Hurry, as this Low Price is only good through Labor Day!

Summer Is Still Here!

amazing beachfront view
Summer Vibes Are Still Here!

August is upon us, but summer is not over yet! In the Pacific Northwest, we will likely have a few more weeks of warm temperatures. Here are a few tips to keep your Vehicle working like a charm in the summer heat.

Make sure your Tires are properly inflated. Heat expands gases, so if you measure your Tire Pressure when they are warm, you may get an inaccurate reading. It’s best to measure Tire Pressure in the mornings or evenings during the summer.

Check your fluids to make sure they are in good condition, and that they are at the right levels. This will help ensure that your Vehicle will not overheat, especially on those fun Road Trips.

If you feel like your Air Conditioning System is not working at 100%, you may need a recharge. Your Local Mechanic can help you out with that!
Please stop by or give us a call at 360-668-7111, and we are happy to help you navigate your car’s summer needs!

Fix My Car AC!

Even the sun is sweating!

Yep, we knew it was coming. Just like night follows day, the warm temperatures were eventually heading our way to Western Washington. Is your Vehicle Air Conditioning not performing its best? Or is your Car Air Conditioning not working at all? Don’t worry, you’re not too late. At Daltons Midway, we have the tools to get you driving cool! Give us a call at 360-668-7111, and our Skilled Auto Mechanics are happy to get your Air Conditioning blowing cold again.

Don’t Fear The Repair Shop!

We strive for a friendly, open environment. Ask us anything!

Do you feel intimidated by the thought of taking your vehicle to a repair shop, afraid that you will be bombarded with terminology that you haven’t heard since high school auto shop? Or maybe ever? Are you ashamed that you don’t know the difference between an air filter and an air horn? Worse yet, are you afraid that because of your lack of knowledge, you will end up agreeing to extremely costly repairs that you don’t need?

At Daltons Midway Service, we believe in making sure the customer understands everything about their vehicle. Please don’t hesitate to ask our advisers or our mechanics questions, no matter how big or small! Our friendly team is always happy to educate the customer, so that you know what repairs are needed at what time.

We’d love to see your smiling faces at Daltons Midway North! When you’re in need of a repair, give us a shout: 360-668-7111.

Closed Today (Memorial Day), Remembering The Fallen

In honor of those who made the ultimate sacrifice, both of our locations are closed today for Memorial Day. We will reopen at 8am tomorrow (Tuesday) and be open normal hours for the rest of the week.

“The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.”

— Jeff Miller

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.