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Water pump replacement

Water pump replacement

A reputable shop which offers a warranty to replace that faulty water pump is a must. The price and time for replacing your car’s water pump can vary widely. A water pump like the one shown goes to a supercharged Mercedes-Benz V8. The retail price for this pump is about $500. That’s just for the part. You don’t want just anyone replacing such an important component on your $120,000 car. You are going to want an experienced professional doing the job. Of course even if you are replacing a $50 part on a $20,000 car you want a trained experienced mechanic. A reputable shop which offers a warranty is a must. The water pump circulates coolant through the engine cooling system and heater. When the pump fails a few bad things can happen. The coolant can leak out causing the engine to overheat. The bearing can fail causing engine and or radiator damage or the pump can simply stop pumping because ... read more

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My Car Heater is Blowing Cold Air

My Car Heater is Blowing Cold Air

My car heater is blowing cold air. What can I do? MWhy is your car heater blowing cold air when you want hot? Is the engine at the proper operating temperature? Does your car’s engine have the proper amount of coolant and what condition is the coolant? Is your climate control system working correctly? How about your cabin air filter. Replace dirty cabin air filters. Hot coolant flow makes the cabin warm. Your car’s heater operates by circulating engine coolant through a heat exchanger called a heater core. The heat exchanger lives in the dash. The climate control channels air across the heat exchanger. If the engine is cold, there will be no heat in the heat exchanger to transfer into the cabin. If the engine coolant is low there may not be enough hot coolant circulating through the heat exchanger. For the climate control to heat the cabin there must be enough hot coolant flowing through ... read more

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Cooling System Car Care.

Cooling System Car Care.

Changing your engine antifreeze / coolant will protect and save from expensive repairs Antifreeze Cooling System Care can make your winter driving carefree. Our mission of serving people by caring for cars means we want to save you from expensive and inconvenient break downs. Studies have shown that regular maintenance like replacing your coolant antifreeze mixture on time can save ten to fifteen cents per mile. For the average driver who drives their car ten thousand miles a year this is a significant savings. Our mission is for you to enjoy the lowest lifetime operating costs when traveling or going from place to place around Bellingham and Whatcom County. We’ve all seen that car alongside the highway steam billowing out the open hood. Chances are that person has not properly cared for his car’s cooling system antifreeze. We don’t want to see any of our customers stuck along side the road, ever. Your car’s cooling system removes excess heat from the engine ... read more

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Engine Oil Change Service

Engine Oil Change Service

Master Auto Tech Oil Service keeps your car costs down Engine Oil Change Service and the life of your car. Engine Oil Change Service is important to the life of your car. All these fluids and lubricants can all be very confusing; Engine oil, coolant, antifreeze, brake fluid, transmission oil, power steering. All these fluids are vital to the health if your car. A healthy car saves money and promotes reliability. 1. The right oil What are all these fluids and lubricants? Does it matter what kind of oil or coolant I put in my car? Some of it is green some of it is red. Some fluids are clear and some are even blue or orange. The colors usually indicate which one is right for your Car, truck or SUV. Engine oils all look the same. Using the wrong oil in your engine can damage even destroy it. There are synthic engine oils, synthetic blends and conventional oils. Every engine oil has a couple of ratings. The first most recognized is the weight or visc ... read more

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Money Saving Brake Fluid Service

Save with regular maintenance. Master Auto Tech likes to help you keep costs down with regular maintenance service. We like servicing engine oil, Radiator coolant/antifreeze, transmission oil and brake fluid. That’s why we recommend replacing your brake fluid every two years. Brakes; the most powerful system in your car. Ever wonder how your foot on a little pedal, the brake pedal can stop a 3,000 pound car? The inertia for your car traveling that fast is hundreds of tons. How can you stop all that weight with just your foot? Brake fluid in your hydraulic system along with the power assist acts as a force multiplier. This creates tremendous heat which far exceeds the boiling point of most fluids. Engineers solved this problem by creating brake fluid. The boiling point of brake fluid is over 400 degrees F. Moisture, your brakes enemy. The problem here is that brake fluid is what they call hydroscopic. hydroscopic is a $64 word that means it attracts moisture. In the ... read more

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Positive Car Care Place

Positive Car Care Place

For a Positive Car Care Place visit Master Auto Tech In our efforts to bring you a consistently positive car care experience all our service professionals attend regular training. The last weekend our technicians attended technical training, our guest services hosts received training in how to best serve and our leaders receive leadership training. Good service doesn’t happen by chance. It takes training and deliberate effort. Training for a Positive Experience. I didn’t learn about the law of attraction last weekend but one class reminded me of how important that natural reality is. The Law of attraction is very simple and dynamic. What you think about is attracted to you. My wife has a card written backwards on the dash of her car so when it reflects up on the windshield it says: Everything is Always Working out for Me. Sounds simple and it is but it becomes more and more true as she says and therefore thinks, everything is always working out for me. Things tend to w ... read more

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Best Mechanics in Bellingham

Best Mechanics in Bellingham

Christopher is one of the best auto mechanics in Bellingham. Master Auto Tech is happy to welcome Christopher Wise. Christopher is a master mechanic with extensive background in Volvo and US made vehicles. This is quite a claim. How can you say such a thing? I guess the real question is what makes a good mechanic? A good mechanic loves what he does. A good mechanic is methodical and has a mind for the technical spacial aspects of the trade. You can always tell the really good technician/mechanic by the deliberate attitude. Another way to put it in the word of ancient eastern wisdom; wisdom is evidenced by the conspicuous absence of desperate activity. The best mechanics are never frazzled or if they are never show it. Mechanic or technician? A technician is a person employed to look after technical equipment or do practical work in a laboratory. A mechanic a person who repairs and maintains mach ... read more

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BMW Auto Repair

Grand Opening Special

Grand Opening Special

Our Grand Opening at Master Auto Tech’s new location is June 1st, 2015. To celebrate we are offering a get ready for Summer courtesy inspection at no charge. That’s right, but time is limited so please call for an appointment. We are also offering an oil service with inspection for just $29.95. Call (360) 733-3043 for details. At our new location we will have more room for you and your car. Our clean spacious waiting area will feature a viewing window, restroom, complementary coffee bar and the same prompt courteous service you have come to expect from Bellingham’s premiere independent auto service facility. The good news is that we are now also serving owners of American made vehicles like General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. We will continue to bring excellent service to owners of foreign made vehicles like Mercedes, BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, Toyota and Honda. You can count on Bob our Mercedes t ... read more

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Growing To Serve You

Growing To Serve You

Master Auto Tech is growing to serve you from our new location at 3709 Bennett Drive on the corner of Airport Way by the ARCO where I-5 South exits to Bakerview. On June 1st, 2015 you can enjoy our same excellent service and a larger, brand new location. Not only are we expanding our facilities, but we our services also now include auto repair of domestic cars like General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. Why should foreign car owners be the only ones who have Mercedes quality service and care. Even with this excellent care and service our rates are still a good value.

Save $25 on a fuel injection cleaning

Save $25 on a fuel injection cleaning

Fuel injection cleaning is an important part of your cars health and efficiency. Inside your cars engine little explosions are going on thousands of times a minute. Thats why they call it an internal combustion engine. Any time there is fire or explosions there is going to be residue soot and varnish. In the same way the chimney in a fire place needs to be cleaned periodically your cars internal engine parts need to be cleaned. Modern cars are wonders of mechanical engineering. Todays cars are getting better milage, with less emissions and more power all at the same time. One of the ways they do this is with direct injection. This is a very efficient means of getting fuel to those thousands of explosions first used in the iconic Mercedes Gull Wing 300 SL. The down side is this this type of injection is that like a chimney which doesn’t get cleaned soot of carbon builds up on the internal parts of y ... read more

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