Hillsboro Auto Repair

Articles:

ABS Brakes: Service and Repairs in Hillsboro, OR

ABS Brakes: Service and Repairs in Hillsboro, OR

09 Apr ABS Brakes: Service and Repairs in Hillsboro, OR The brakes in your vehicle are one of the most important systems to keep in good condition. Sometimes your ABS brakes require repair, replacement, or you may need to resurface rotors to get you back on the road driving safely. Learn more about ABS brakes, including the signs that you require a brake inspection below. What Are ABS Brakes?ABS brakes refer to an anti-lock braking system, which is the mechanism in your car that engages in emergency situations, allowing you to sustain command of your car. When you’re navigating the road during adverse weather, anti-lock brakes can save your life and the life of your passengers. Instead of having your front or rear brakes lock up when you abruptly slam on your brakes, ABS brakes work to brake and release within seconds, which keeps your vehicle from veering out of control. This process can be imitated manually, by pumping your brakes when you notice your ve ... read more

Categories:

Auto Maintenance

Battery Going Dead or Battery Problems Hillsboro OR

02 Feb Battery Going Dead or Battery Problems Hillsboro OR The COVID pandemic has turned many of us into homebodies. Not so long ago we were driving one hundred miles or more per week, but in the wake of COVID, many of us are now working from home while our vehicles sit idle in our driveways. We make a quick trip to the grocery store occasionally, but rarely take her out for a nice long drive.  Unfortunately, the money gained in gas savings could be shortening your car battery’s life.  Using your car mainly for short trips will shorten the lifespan of your battery because your alternator will never have a chance to fully charge the battery.  What’s more, if you have a car that you’re not driving very often, starting it periodically and warming it up for 15 minutes in your driveway could actually be causing more harm than good to your battery, again by not allowing it to fully charge.  Yes, idling will charge the battery ... read more

Categories:

Auto Maintenance

Toys For Tots

Toys For Tots

09 Nov Toys For Tots Help Bring the Joy of Christmas to Less-Fortunate Children Toys for Tots, a charitable program run for over 72 years by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness, hope, and a bit of joy to the children who need it most during each Christmas holiday season. The toys, books and other gifts collected and distributed by the Marines offer these children recognition, confidence, and a positive memory for a lifetime.  It is such experiences that help children become responsible citizens and caring members of their community.  Last year the Marine Toys for Tots Program fulfilled the holiday hopes and dreams of 7 million less fortunate children in over 800 communities nationwide.  The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not for profit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Department of Defense to provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. For more inform ... read more

Categories:

Blog

Brakes for Breasts - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Brakes for Breasts - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

08 Oct Brakes for Breasts – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Looking to get your brakes checked before heading into the winter months?Has it been a long time since your brakes were checked? Why not help a great cause while you’re at it.Z’s Car Care is supporting Brakes for Breasts, who is celebrating 10 years of putting the brakes on breast cancer. We believe that prevention is the cure, and we’ve raised over $940,000 over the last decade to prove it.Brakes for Breasts unites the hands of Independent Auto Repair shops to provide their customers with free brake pads or shoes—the customers simply pay for the labor and any other parts that may be needed.We will then donate 10% of that total throughout the month of October to the Breast Cancer Vaccine Fund—a team led by Dr. Tuohy at the Cleveland Clinic. We’re proud to be an industry that stands united ... read more

Categories:

Auto Maintenance

The New Year is in motion and it's time for your factory scheduled maintenance!

The New Year is in motion and it's time for your factory scheduled maintenance!

13 Jan The New Year is in motion and it’s time for your factory scheduled maintenance! It’s 2020! The New Year is in motion and it’s time for your factory scheduled maintenance!Time goes by so quickly. I got to thinking, there are so many things being scheduled in the New Year. You know – planned ahead. We would never consider missing the big game, that great annual camping trip, those special birthdays, anniversaries and graduations, those precious ball games our kids are in. We go to work every day like clockwork, pick up the kids, take them here, take them there. All on a planned schedule. A time carved out solely for that activity.What about your vehicle? Whether it be your Toyota Camry sedan or your Ford truck that hauls you around with your most precious loved ones, what makes all of your other daily activities possible is that precious vehicle. So has a factory scheduled maintenance made it onto your 2020 schedule?Your vehicles absolutely need to be ... read more

Categories:

Auto Maintenance
Z's Car Care is committed to ensuring effective communication and digital accessibility to all users. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and apply the relevant accessibility standards to achieve these goals. We welcome your feedback. Please call Z's Car Care (503) 648-3552 if you have any issues in accessing any area of our website.