1. Three Things to Look for in a Mechanic

    When your car breaks down, or you need to take it in for an oil change, it’s important to have a mechanic who is going to be able to work on your car in a timely and efficient manner. When you drive away after having your car serviced, you should feel confident that you’re going to be able to make it home or back to the office without any problems. At Clarke’s Discount in Aloha, we pride our…Read More

  2. Strange Noises and What They Mean

    When you’re driving your car, you’re accustomed to certain noises such as the engine running or the air conditioner as it blows cold air out of the vents. What you’re not accustomed to are those strange sounds that come out of nowhere and that often scare you. While you can turn the radio up or choose to ignore them, strange clunks and bangs coming from your car should be inspected as soon a…Read More

  3. When to Check Things on Your Car

    At Clarke’s Discount in Aloha, our mechanics know how to work on a variety of Asian and domestic vehicles, and they’re always happy to help however they can. If you’ve been driving your car for a while without bringing it in for an oil change or routine service, then take the time to schedule an appointment today. The last thing we want is for you to be driving down the road and for somethin…Read More

  4. Get Better Gas Mileage This Summer

    At Clarke’s Discount in Aloha, we want you to have an enjoyable summer, whether you’re relaxing at home or hitting the road. If you are planning to do some driving, whether in town or on the highway, you’ll want to be sure that you budget for gas. With gas prices likely to rise over the summer, it can be beneficial to take some steps to get better gas mileage out of your car. In this post, w…Read More

  5. Is Your Transmission Slipping?

    Whether you drive a car with a manual or an automatic transmission, it’s important to make sure that the transmission is in great shape at all times. At Clarke’s Discount in Aloha, our certified mechanics can take a look at your car whenever you need us to, and if you’ve noticed that your transmission is “slipping,” or you’re having trouble shifting, then bring your vehicle to use righ…Read More

  6. Is Your Car’s AC Ready for Summer?

    It might only be the middle of April, but summer will be here before you know it, and if you’re heading out on a road trip or driving to work every day, it’s important that you car’s air conditioner is working properly. At Clarke’s Discount in Aloha, we offer expert auto repair, including cooling services that will help you stay comfortable all season long, no matter how much time you spen…Read More

  7. Planning a Spring Road Trip?

    Spring is finally here, and your first priority may be to take a few days off and hit the road. At Clarke’s Discount in Aloha, our mechanics can make sure your car or truck is ready for the long trip ahead of you. There are some things that should be checked before you leave for your trip, and failing to do so could leave you stranded in the middle of nowhere! 1. Oil Change If it’s been some t…Read More

  8. Five Common Car Problems

    You rely on your car every single day, and if something goes wrong with it, you need a reliable auto repair service that can get you back on the road quickly. At Clarke’s Discount in Aloha, we can work on a number of makes and models, and we can get to the bottom of your automotive issue quickly. If you have an Asian or American vehicle, we can repair it! In this post, we’ll look at five commo…Read More

  9. What to Know About Radiator Repair

    If you have ever seen someone stopped on the side of the Tualatin Highway with the hood up and streams of steam bellowing out of it, there’s a good chance it’s a problem with the radiator. The radiator is just one part of the cooling system in your car, which, even though it’s winter outside, still needs to function in order to keep your car running. However, when there’s a problem with th…Read More

  10. How to Jump a Car

    We’ve all been there. Whether we leave the lights on or left the battery on with the engine off, a dead battery is a sure way of messing up a schedule and putting a big dent in the day. A dead battery means trying to wave down another vehicle who hopefully has jumper cables, calling a friend, or a car service who can come give your car a jump. Either way, you’ll need to know how to jump the ca…Read More

  11. When Should Brakes be Replaced?

    When you drive, you get in the car, turn the ignition, put the car in drive, and go. With a working car, there’s not much beyond that. But one thing that is absolutely essential in a properly functioning and safe car is the brake system. Traveling on the highway or through a residential area, if your brakes aren’t working efficiently, it can cause serious damage. Heading into the winter weathe…Read More

  12. Your Car’s Winter Checklist

    Fall has been around for a while and November is coming up, which means the days are getting shorter and colder, and the nights are getting icy, leaving a shell over your car’s windshield. There are many struggles that we fight against during these cold months, waiting for the car to warm up or chipping away at the ice, driving through the snow, worrying about ice on the roads, and hoping the he…Read More

  13. When is it Time to Replace Your Tires?

    We drive to work and back, to the grocery store, on road trips, to pick up the kids from school, and endless other places. When was the last time you thought about replacing your tires? Your auto repair shop may have mentioned something at your last oil change? The tires of your car may not be something you pay much attention to, but being able to rely on them is priceless. At Clarke’s Discount …Read More