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Trouble Codes???

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Trouble Codes???

We get a lot of inquiries for our repair services from our customers. When we do, the first question we ask is what are the codes being sent by their vehicle? We hope the information below will give everyone a little insight as to why they are important and how to retrieve them.  What are the trouble codes being sent by your vehicle and why are they important??? In many cases, when your vehicle has a diagnostic issue, a warning light will display on the dashboard. Some are self-explanatory, such as the oil light, others not so much. If the...

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REFURBISHED VS SALVAGE YARD PARTS: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES

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REFURBISHED VS SALVAGE YARD PARTS: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES

In the automotive world, you may come to a crossroads when you are being forced to buy replacement parts for your vehicle: Do you settle for salvage parts or pay extra for quality refurbished parts backed by a warranty? Although the answer may seem incredibly situational, it is important to step back and look at the big picture before plunking down the greenbacks and the hard labor behind them for the risk of an unsatisfactory outcome. Salvaged Parts When we are discussing salvaged parts, we mean those pick-and-pull parts that you dig up at the salvage yards. Although some salvage...

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WHY OEM INSTEAD OF AFTERMARKET PARTS

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WHY OEM INSTEAD OF AFTERMARKET PARTS

There is a large market of third-party, aftermarket car parts that tend to overshadow the use of OEM parts. While they may be more affordable, there are many benefits that come with investing in something that is produced by the manufacturer. Regardless of the state that your current vehicle is in, there will inevitably be a need for repairs because of typical wear and tear. This is true even with the best routine maintenance schedule. Read on to find out why you should invest in OEM parts for the job rather than shopping for a discount part that costs a...

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GREAT VIDEO ON ONE OF OUR SAAB REPAIRS FROM THE AWESOME GUYS AT HOOPTIES GARAGE

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GREAT VIDEO ON ONE OF OUR SAAB REPAIRS FROM THE AWESOME GUYS AT HOOPTIES GARAGE
Hoopties Garage is a great return customer that took advantage of our repair service for an 05 Saab 9-3. What we liked the most about this video is that not only did they show we were able to repair the ECU,  but it shows that the journey to getting the vehicle up and running properly did not stop there. We always try to offer suggestions to our customers as to what else they might want to check. As you can see in the video the vehicle was still having a slight issue with misfires. They did not make a 3rd video but they did wind up having to replace the injectors and have not had any issues since. We hope you enjoy this video as much as we did.

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What to know when trying to match your part number and why it is important

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What to know when trying to match your part number and why it is important

One of the most asked questions we get from our great customers is "do you have my part"?  Our response to this is "possibly, could you let us know what the part number is off of yours". Why do we ask this first?  For us to be able to send the correct part to our customers that will work best for them we would need this to ensure there are no fitment issues when they try to install the new unit into the vehicle.  A lot of times the follow question from our customers is "how do I find that?"...

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