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Yearly Archives: 2020

A Message About COVID-19 from Goose Automotive

A Message About COVID-19 from Goose Automotive

With the growing uncertainty surrounding the rapid outbreak of COVID-19, Goose Automotive wants you to know that we are here to help. We want to make sure you have safe and reliable transportation, and auto repair is an essential service among COVID-19 shutdowns.   We are committed to keeping our customers safe. We always take precautionary measures to make sure our clients and team are protected from illness and injury.    You can get your car servied without needing to enter our shop.    Here's how: FREE Vehicle Pick Up and Drop Off Book an Appointment Online Accepting Payment Over The Phone or Text Disinfection All Keys, Cars, Steering Wheels, Shifters, and Door Handles Frequently Sanitizing the Office and Shop Area All Communication Over Phone, Text or Email  But, that's enough about your vehicle...if you need any help, please reach out. We're part of this community as people. If we can help run an errand, drop-o ... read more

My Car Doesn't Move When I Step on the Gas Pedal - What is Wrong?

If you car doesn't move when you step on the gas pedal, this is usually an indication of a fuel system issue. However, it can also be an indication of engine problems or a stuck emergency brake. Typically before acceleration failure, you may find that your vehicle's engine runs rough or frequently stalls. As soon as you notice an engine problem like this, it is vital to have your vehicle inspected as soon as possible.  When you get your vehicle into our shop, we will inspect and diagnose your vehicle. We will look at the following issues:  Is your vehicle's emergency brake engaged or stuck? Often times this can cause problems with acceleration and may need to be released by a mechanic.  Is there an engine management system issue? This just means that there is a problem with the gas and air intake ratio, which can be due to a faulty sensor.  Is the check engine light on? If so, our experts can run computer diagnostics to understand where the problem i ... read more

How Do You Know When Your Transmission Fluid Needs to be Changed?

Transmission fluid is a vital part of your vehicle because it lubricates various transmission components to prevent overheating and corrosion while your vehicle is running. Transmission fluid typically lasts a long time, but may need to be replaced at a major service every 30,000 miles or so. It depends upon the make and model of your vehicle and your own individual driving habits.  If you begin to notice any of the following symptoms, you may be due for a transmission fluid change:  Grinding or squealing noise while shifting, which can indicate that your fluid isn't properly lubricating your gears and clutch components You find it difficult to shift, either with manual or automatic transmissions Your vehicle is surging forward or backward without you pressing on the gas or brake pedal The gears are slipping out of place, which can be caused by grime and dirt buildup from dirty transmission fluid You notice a delay in movement after shifting, which can be caused by ... read more

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