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Is there a rodent in your car?

Is there a rodent in your car?

Rats! Or mice...or maybe a squirrel. It's the time of year that rodents are looking for a nice, warm, safe space and your vehicle just might be it! There's just so much to like under your hood - insulation, hoses and plastic for a nest - and it is a dry, safe spot that they can call home. If you drive your vehicle daily, it likely will not be an issue. If, like many people over the last 18 months, you don't drive that often, then the opportunity is there for the little critters to move on in and make themselves comfy! The damage that can happen ranges from annoying smells and pesky "Check Engine" lights to poor running, not starting or even a bio-hazard. The photo is from a vehicle we had in this week. You can see 3 of the 6 spark plug wires are chewed completely through and it had to be towed in. This is after the owner said it sat for a week while he was on vacation. We recently had an Audi in that needed extensive repairs that included a wiring harness and p ... read more

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Miscellaneous

European Vehicle Maintenance & Repair in West Seattle

European Vehicle Maintenance & Repair in West Seattle

     Your Volvo, Saab, Subaru and Mini Specialists are now your go to for ALL European Vehicles and Subaru too! Swedish Automotive has been a thriving auto repair business in the West Seattle community since 1983 and what started as a Volvo and Saab repair shop only in 1983, grew to include Subaru in 2005 and Mini Cooper in 2010.  With Saab ceasing production and the immense growth of West Seattle and the surrounding areas it was a great opportunity to expand to all European vehicles in 2018.  Much as West Seattle has grown and changed over the years, we have too! We are fortunate to have a spacious repair facility that has allowed us to grow our vehicle line up to include most BMW, Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche ... read more

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BMW

vashon island beach clean-up

vashon island beach clean-up

Clean-Up Crew Holding Oil Clods What do you do for fun? Swedish Automotive owners David Winters & Sandra Wanstall along with their family collect trash off the beach. It starts as a beach walk (with garbage bags just in case) and ends with a trash haul, in this instance almost too heavy to carry. Trash Bags Heavy with Oil Clods The garbage bags in the photo are heavy (at least 70 lbs each) with oil clods picked up along the beaches of southwest Vashon Island. Since the king tides in January many more of these clods have surfaced, remnants of the 1991 600,000-gallon oil spill at Tacoma’s US Oil & Refining. What spilled washed up on the beaches and became these clods, whichrese ... read more

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Eco-Posts

don’t drip & drive. fix that leak!

don’t drip & drive. fix that leak!

Swedish Automotive is partnering with the Automotive Service Association (ASA) of Washington, Puget Sound Starts Here , and more than 40 local jurisdictions, non-profits and businesses in the Don’t Drip and Drive Fix That Leak! campaign to extend the life of your car while helping to protect the Puget Sound environment. This campaign is made possible by a grant from the Washington Department of Ecology and the donations of time and service by participating businesses for the purpose of improving your car’s safety and reliability by checking for vehicle leaks. Every drop counts! Vehicle leaks are bad for our environment, and while every year hundreds of tons of oil and other petroleum-related products make ... read more

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Eco-Posts
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