Have you heard the news? Daltons Midway Service has entered the 21st century! We now have an option for Online Appointment Scheduling. If you would like to Schedule An Appointment for your Vehicle, it’s easy! Simply go to our website, http://www.DaltonsMidway.com/, click on the green button, and follow the instructions.
For those who prefer to schedule the old-fashioned way, we have not changed that, and do not plan to! Give us a call at 360-688-7111, or stop by 16326 State Route 9 (at 164th) in Clearview anytime.
How do you make a decision when Buying A Used Car? Too many people decide to buy a car because it looks cute, or the cup holders are in a convenient location. While these are nice features, it’s much more important to know that you are Buying A Dependable Car.
If you are lucky enough to have some open space while you’re on your Test Drive, such as a large parking lot, try wiggling the steering wheel. Is the steering loose or tight? Another thing to try, as long as no one’s around, is a quick application of the Emergency Brake, to make sure that it functions well. Additionally, check to make sure that both the heater and the Air Conditioning work at full capacity.
This is just the beginning of a checklist for a Used Car Test Drive. Interested in more ideas? Give us a call at 360-688-7111, or stop by 16326 State Route 9 (at 164th) in Clearview anytime.
When you are buying a Used Vehicle, you might not know what you’re getting. In fairness, the Vehicle may have had many previous owners, and the current owner may not know the Complete History Of The Vehicle!
At Daltons Midway, we highly recommend Pre-Purchase Inspection for any Used Vehicle. It’s better to invest a small amount of money to ensure that there are no hidden problems, than to buy the car and be stuck with all of its previous problems that you didn’t see. We are happy to help you out with a Pre-Purchase Inspection! Give us a call at 360-688-7111, or stop by 16326 State Route 9 (at 164th) in Clearview anytime.
When you get your Tires Rotated, you are having your tires repositioned, like they’re trading spots. This allows them to wear more evenly. If you never get your Tires Rotated, each Tire will develop wear based on its position on your Vehicle, and you will have a need for Tire Replacement sooner. More importantly, if your Tires have uneven wear patterns, your car will have a harder time braking and steering in an emergency.
As you can see, not only does Tire Rotation extend the life of your Tires, but it also will give you a smoother, safer ride. The ability to brake and steer properly is very important! And, if your Tires last longer, you will save money! If you don’t know how frequently you should have your Tires Rotated, give us a call at 360-688-7111, or stop by 16326 State Route 9 (at 164th) in Clearview anytime.
The Engine is the lifeblood of the Car. Without a functional Engine, your Vehicle will not get anywhere. Taking care of the Engine and performing Routine Engine Maintenance is extremely important, because an Engine Replacement is very expensive. What are some steps you can take to maintain your vehicle’s Engine?
Probably the most important, and easiest, way to care for your Engine is Routine Oil Changes. The oil keeps the Engine lubricated, and clean oil is free of particles which may gunk up the Engine. Further, changing Coolant on a routine basis protects your Engine from rotting from the inside out.
Something else which can keep your Engine healthy is Routine Filter Changes. Ideally, any substance that enters your Engine should be clean and particulate-free. This includes oil, air, fuel, and power steering fluid (in some vehicles). Routine changes of these filters will keep excessive particles out of your Engine.
At Daltons Midway, we are here to help you with Engine Maintenance, as well as maintaining the rest of your Vehicle! Call us at 360-688-7111, or stop by 16326 State Route 9 (at 164th) in Clearview anytime.
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.
Five years ago today, Bruce Caruthers and Brooke Yool purchased Daltons Midway Service. While Bruce was a new business owner, he had an Auto Repair background; Brooke was (and still is) a college biology instructor who does marketing and assists with operations for Daltons Midway. When we purchased the shop, it was our goal to create community – community among our employees and among our customers. We wanted to make Daltons Midway a “Third Place” for both the Auto Geeks and the layperson, where everyone would feel comfortable chatting with our staff. Moreover, even if a customer knows nothing about Car Repair, we strive to maintain a non-intimidating environment, educating the customer rather than talking down to them. Five great years so far – here’s to five more, and five after that, and five after that… If you’re looking for a Good Auto Repair Shop Near You, call us at 360-688-7111, or stop by 16326 State Route 9 (at 164th) in Clearview anytime.
Hey, Seattle! We just experienced an unprecedented bout of bad air blowing in from wildfires. Whether your Vehicle was driving or parked, some of the particles probably lodged in your Vehicle’s Air Filters. There are two important Air Filters: the Cabin Air Filter cleans the air that you breathe, and the Engine Air Filter cleans the air that your Car “breathes”. Both are important for your health as well as the longevity of your Vehicle! Air Filter Replacement is an important aspect of Vehicle Maintenance. At Daltons Midway, we are happy to replace your Air Filters! Just call us at 360-688-7111, or stop by 16326 State Route 9 (at 164th) in Clearview anytime.
What are Brake Pads? Brake Pads are a key component of your Vehicle’s Braking system which creates friction when you press the Brake Pedal, bringing your Vehicle to a stop. Over time, this friction causes the material of your Brake Pads to wear down, so they will need Routine Maintenance. Your frequency of Brake Pad Replacement will depend on how often, and how aggressively, you drive your car. This is why it’s important to have your Brakes checked as part of your Routine Maintenance. At Daltons Midway, we always say that being able to stop is one of the most important things to do! Get your Brakes checked with us at 360-688-7111, or stop by 16326 State Route 9 (at 164th) in Clearview anytime.
Do you have an Extended Warranty on your Vehicle? You may have purchased an Extended Warranty to continue coverage once your Manufacturer’s Warranty ran out, or to provide Auto Repair Coverage on your Used Car. Our customers have found that not all Auto Repair Shops can handle the paperwork for Extended Warranties, and will not do Extended Warranty work on a Vehicle. That’s why our customers love us at Daltons Midway! We are willing to work with your Vehicle’s Extended Warranty. If you’re looking for a great Auto Mechanic Near You who will do Extended Warranty Work, call us at 360-688-7111, or stop by 16326 State Route 9 (at 164th) in Clearview anytime.