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By: Maria P.
Doc's Auto Center, Inc.
Had a strange rattle in my engine and a rare Friday off. I know I needed a full diagnostic, and decided to take my chances since I had heard about Doc's from my friends. Doc's was fully booked - of course being Friday !- yet the guys listened to me. They could see that I was worried about the sound and took some time out of their busy schedule to check it. They showed me what was happening and how to get it fixed, easily, and let me know it wasn't dangerous. As a single Northshore mom, that is the kind of neighborly professionalism I know I can count on. It's also such a pleasure to be around dedicated mechanics who can listen to a car's rattles, put their expert skills to work, and together (by asking each other) figure out what is wrong. Next-i want the car up so they can give me a full diagnostic! PS-I am a teacher and love learning - This was one place they guys were OK by having me leaning into the engine with them. That gives them an A plus!
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By: soccermom2009
Wild Vine Bistro
I just wanted to say how much my friends and I enjoyed having dinner at Wild Vine Bistro. The food, music, service, and let’s not forget the half price on wine made the evening perfect. Our Girls Night Out event was a huge success and we agreed to come back soon!
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By: Nancy F.
Bothell Toyota Specialists
I don't have a Toyota but they were recommended to me a while ago and I have been going there ever since.I have been very happy with there work ,services and prices are fair
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By: Kasid K.
Nice restaurant, excellent foodRussell's is one of the best restaurant in Bothell, The food is absolutely beautiful and excellently priced.. :-)
By: Janie L.
Doc's Auto Center, Inc.
Great service today ! Accommodated my schedule and explained everything in layman terms . What a treasure finding this place today ! Thank you
By: Scott D.
The food is not bad but the prices are ridiculous! You can't get out of there for less than $13-$15 per person. Not worth the money!
By: Test M.
Wild Vine Bistro
Very nice.will go again with my friends...
Tips & Advices
Among the common scams pulled are needless repairs, where a garage charges you for work that isn't necessary. Another popular one is attracting customers through a cheap oil change or tire pressure check. Then, when you your car is being repaired, they give you a long list of other corrections they'd like to make, therefore boosting the total cost of your bill. The best way to combat these types of problems is getting a written estimate before work is done so you can see how much repairs are expected to cost. If the final bill is higher than the estimate projected, ask to specifically see the work. Make sure information is put in writing as well. If a problem remains, you can have proof that work was not done to your satisfaction.
For winter driving, features such as the defroster, heater and exhaust system are paramount. Look in your owner's manual for specific directions on how features should be checked and repaired. Many newer cars have a cabin air filter that can be replaced when needed, allowing warm air to continue to flow in. Also, check tires before winter driving, as they need to be at the proper pressure to perform well on snow and ice.
In the spring and summer, you want to be sure your air conditioner and cooling systems work correctly. Given the high temperatures, overheating is a common problem. Look over the system by ensuring there is enough coolant available. If it needs to be refilled, it is best to open the hood and add more to the car before it gets too warm out. Also, clean out fan ducts and other ventilation sources necessary for summertime driving.
Some fixes to your car can be done without paying a specialist. Issues like replacing oil and air filters are relatively simple, with instructions provided in the owner's manual on how to make these changes. The same goes for replacing broken windshield wipers or burnt-out headlights. Such issues should be repaired quickly to guarantee safety, but don't require a visit to a garage.
Yes. Not every type of auto repair work needs to be done by a certified mechanic. You can fix some of a vehicle's issues just by paying attention to how the automobile is running and having a basic understanding of auto repair. Look over the ways weather may impact your car and what preventative measures you can take to avoid having to take it into the shop.

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