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We don’t say we do quality work… our customers say it, and AAA agrees with them!


 

For the past 23 years, Long’s Car Care Center has been the ONLY AAA approved auto repair shop in Woodinville. We make a promise of guaranteed service to every customer who pulls into our garage.

It’s simple; we’re a family owned business, and we maintain and repair your vehicle as if our own family members were driving it home.

Make the better choice for your vehicle needs!

Long’s Car Care Center offers full service automotive maintenance and repair for your car, truck, or classic vehicle using quality original equipment or equivalent parts and products. Yet it’s our people that really make the difference. All of our technicians are ASE certified.

We take the time to educate our customers on the best maintenance procedures resulting in fewer breakdowns or unexpected repairs. We maintain detailed records of your vehicle’s maintenance history and call you when it’s time for your next scheduled service. When your vehicle experiences a problem we strive to ensure you understand the problem, options for repairs and all associated costs. Plus, we warranty all of our work and parts with the 24 month/24,000 mile warranty!

We back up that promise with our Five-Star Service Philosophy:

  • Fix it Right
  • Deliver on Time
  • Give Accurate Quotes
  • Educate & Inform Customers
  • Guarantee Workmanship

It’s good to be trusted.

For routine maintenance or when something goes wrong, you deserve quality care for your vehicle. At Long’s Car Care Center we really do provide service worth repeating, but don’t take our word for it, check out what our customers have to say.Good to be Trusted

As a locally owned and operated business with a reputation we’ve worked hard to earn in our community, we aim to continually build trust with our customers by treating each and every person who visits our shop fairly and operate our business with integrity.  It is through these actions that our customers choose to keep returning, as well as send their friends and family to Long’s Car Care Center.


Recent Blog Posts

Suspension

I think that one of the things people take for granted on their vehicles is their suspension.  Do you remember when you first got you vehicle and it drove so smoothly?  Now a few years later, it’s a bit more bouncy, it doesn’t handle quite as well, or stop quite as quickly?  If you have more than 70,000 miles you probably need to have your suspension parts inspected.  Just think how many miles you have driven..they say that your suspension has about 20 “events” for every mile it is driven, sometimes even more depending on the roads in your area.  We love replacing struts and shocks, because it is without a doubt the one repair we do that they “feel” the minute they drive away in their vehicle.  If you have a bouncy ride, or one that just isn’t as smooth as you would like, give us a call, we will get your vehicle in and get it back to the smooth ride that it used to be.

 

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Timing Belt

So today’s Monday Motivation is, if it has been recommended that you replace your timing belt, and for whatever reason you haven’t done it yet, please reconsider and get it done.  If you have an interference engine, the belt breaking could possibly take out the whole engine.  That repair would be way more costly than just replacing the belt.  If you don’t know when yours is due, give us a quick call and will let you know.

 

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Maintenance

Remember your vehicle’s maintenance is important and needs to be kept up on!
This includes all your flushes, oil change and tire rotation.
Putting off your oil changes can cause your engine to become hot and not run as efficiently.
Your routine tire rotation prevents uneven tire wear and will give you the most life out of your tires.
Give us a call for all your maintenance items!

 

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Headed out on a Road Trip?

If you are headed out on a road trip now that school is out and the 4th of July is just around the corner, give us a call so that we can get you in and give you vehicle a “road trip inspection”.  Nothing is worse that being out in the middle of nowhere and having a belt break, or a hose split.  We want you to have fun and enjoy your vacation, not sit on the side of the road waiting for a tow truck.  Our Technicians will thoroughly inspect your vehicle to make sure everything is road trip ready!!

 

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Pre-Buyers Inspections

We cannot stress enough how important Pre-Buyers Inspections are!!!!  Here is our story of the week.  Young lady buys a vehicle for $7,000.00.  She didn’t know us then, and she had never heard of getting an inspection done before buying a car.  Well, she has learned a painful. expensive lesson.  Her car started running rough..then died.  She had it jumped and then drove it into us.  She told us that it had never overheated, but she had noticed that there was no coolant.  We got into the shop..Blown Head gaskets, amongst other things..Bill $5856.34…for all the repair that is needed.  We feel so bad for her.  So please, please ALWAYS, ALWAYS, get an inspection done BEFORE you purchase any vehicle.

 

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Check Engine Light

Why is my check engine light on?  This is a great question that we hear daily. There are literally thousands of different items that can cause the “check engine” or “service engine” light to come on. From a fault as simple as a loose gas cap to an issue as complex as an internal computer fault. The first step to identifying the issue is to bring the car in for a preliminary evaluation. This way we can see what the codes are and then decide what the next course of action should be.  Sometimes it’s important to have diagnostics done right away to be sure no further damage is done, other times, it will be safe to continue to drive.  It’s always a good idea to get it checked out as soon as possible, especially if your vehicle is not performing in its normal way.

 

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Spark Plugs

When should I change my spark plugs? Do I need a tune up? Today’s Spark plugs are a longer lasting plug, somewhere between 60-100,000 miles. Though if you wait till the 100k mark you could have some other issues also. Replacing your spark plugs when it is recommended will help your vehicle last longer, get better mileage and be more efficient in the long run.

 

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Father’s Day

Looking for something fun to do this Father’s Day Weekend?  We would like to suggest that you visit the Hot Rods & Hogs show in Maltby on Saturday!  We have been a proud sponsor for years.  It is a great show with lots to look at and do.  So grab your Dad, and take him out to look at some cool Hot Rods and Hogs!

 

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Brake Fluid Flush

 Why do I need to do a Brake Fluid Flush?
Because brake flush can be very effective and helpful in keeping your brakes running efficiently and safely. Although your brake fluid is contained in a sealed container it can over time still obtain moisture in your brake fluid. This moisture in the brake fluid can lead to corrosion of your brake lines and you brake master cylinder causing some costly repairs. Brake flushes can help keep your fluid clean and moisture free helping to prevent this corrosion. It is much cheaper to have a brake flush and maintain brake maintenance than it is to replace brake lines and brake master cylinders.
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Air Filter

Today our little bit of Wednesday Wisdom would be reasons why you should change your air filter:
1. “Increased fuel efficiency”
2. “Reduced Emissions”
3. “Prolongs Engine Life”
4. “Inexpensive and Quick Fix”
5. Easy to Keep Track Of

Your engine wants to breathe clear air too. So make sure to always check your air filter and replace when dirty.

 

 

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