Why Is My Steering Wheel Shaking?

With lots of mountain driving in the foothills it’s not uncommon over time to find your steering wheel is shaking. However it can, and often does, mean you need to get your car looked at. Shaking vibrations coming to the steering column can mean a number of different things: first, it could mean that you […]



How to Fix a Flat Tire 101

In life you can count on flat tires almost as much as taxes. Here’s a quick guide to help you turn a sticky situation into smooth sailing. As with any problem you’re going to need some tools to get the job done. Here’s a list of what you need: A car tire patch kit consisting […]

8 Great Car Tips from Bear River Auto Tech

If you treat your car well, it will serve you reliably for many years and thousands of enjoyable miles.  Here are some helpful tips from your friendly car repair folks at Bear River Auto Tech… Change Your Oil – Read your owner’s manual or ask your mechanic what is best for your car and the […]

Car Tips from Bear River Auto Tech

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Don’t Be Shocked

You may be surprised to learn just how important automotive shocks really are. Shocks are responsible for keeping the spring in check. When you hit a bump, the springs compress to comfort the passengers and the shock, when working correctly, keeps the car from bouncing by dampening the oscillation of the springs. The shocks work […]

The Basics on Brakes

There are 3 different types of brakes on most passenger vehicles. Late model cars typically have disc brakes on the front wheels, and some have disc brakes on all four wheels. These brakes compose the braking system that helps you slow and stop your car. Many cars have drum brakes on the rear wheels and […]

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What’s Wrong With My Car – Basic Troubleshooting

Sounds and smells are definite clues that something may be amiss with your vehicle, but there are subtle clues that also should alert you to trouble. If you are the primary driver of your car, you should be able to notice when there is a change in the behavior or feel in handling. Car trouble […]

Are You Car Care Aware?

The key to keeping your car running well, both today and in the future, is routine maintenance. But what exactly does that entail? The basics should be checked monthly and those include lights, tires, and windshield wiper fluid. Every 3 months or 3,000 miles, you should check belts, engine oil, air and oil filters, hoses, […]

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Why Should You Check Your Tire Pressure?

Improperly inflated tires can cause higher fuel consumption and lead to faster tire wear.  Bear River Auto Tech recommends that you check your tire pressure regularly, especially during the extreme heat of summer and in the spring and fall when daily temperatures can vary greatly. You can improve your gas mileage by up to 3.3 […]

Are you ready for the warm weather … and is your car ready?

Recharging Your Car’s Air Conditioner with Refrigerant. When servicing your car’s A/C system, you have several options to recharge the system with refrigerant. One option is to top-off your car’s system with refrigerant, and another is to evacuate and recharge the system. Both of these options will provide cool air in the passenger compartment for […]

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Car Care Tips from an experienced Automobile Mechanic

WARMING UP YOUR CAR – Is it really necessary?

  On the face of it, seems like a good idea, however with today’s vehicles it is more of a waste of gas and time. Do not jump in, crank over the engine, and burn rubber out of your drive way! Get in, turn the car on, fasten your seat belt, check your mirrors, and […]