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Enviro Certified Business

Enviro Certified Business

Address: 16911 E. Sprague, Spokane Valley, WA 99037 [map]Phone: 509-924-8738 Contact: Miles Vierck, Owner Website:www.autocraftspokane.comIndustry: Auto Service & Repair Member Since: 2010. AutoCraft was the first business certified in Spokane County. In 2012, AutoCraft became 5-Stars certified. In 2018, Autocraft of Spokane achieved the EnviroCertified designation

AutoCraft Maintains Quality Service with New Owners

AutoCraft Maintains Quality Service with New Owners

AutoCraft on Sprague Avenue has been providing high-quality auto repair and maintenance since 1988. The business changed hands last June and has a new logo: "We want to be your ally for automotive repair." By Mary Anne Ruddis Current Correspondent AutoCraft has been providing auto repair service in the Spokane Valley since 1988. With its local roots, the family owned operation continues that tradition with a new owner, Miles Vierck. He and his wife Tayler took the reins from Dave Jeffries last June. Vierck was not a stranger to the auto repair business. His father owns an auto repair shop in Portland, Oregon and Vierck was practically raised in the industry, growing up around his dad's shop. He worked as an apprentice technician for several years before moving to Spokane to attend school at Eastern Washington University. After college, Vierck recognized what a treasure Spokane was and decided to stay. He went to work in the hospitality industry and worked ... read more

Small Business Spotlight: Autocraft Spokane

Small Business Spotlight: Autocraft Spokane

We would like to thank Jennifer from Teach.Workout.Love for featuring us on her blog. Small Business Spotlight: Autocraft Spokane Describe your business: We are a full service automotive repair shop that has been serving the Spokane Valley since 1988. We specialize in American and Japanese vehicles. In addition to providing preventative maintenance and repairs, we also specialize in electrical diagnostics and hybrid vehicles. Our technicians and service advisors have been with AutoCraft for many years and our top priority is taking care of our customers so that they continue to trust us and refer us to their friends and family. What is the most important piece of your business: The level of profi ... read more

Fleet Service & Repair

If you own a service fleet of trucks, trailers or vans, you know how difficult it can be to find a reliable repair service that will perform good maintenance and take great care of your fleet vehicles. It's important to find a shop and technicians that know your business and know the unique needs of fleet vehicles. Why is regular maintenance for fleet vehicles so important? You may not think of your fleet vehicles as needing regular maintenance, but fleet vehicles often acquire mileage faster than most person vehicles if they spend the majority of the day driving, instead of just commuting like personal cars. Scheduled, routine maintenance helps your fleet vehicles stay in great shape and in peak performance - which makes for easier driving, better gas mileage and minimal repair costs down the line. In addition to the repair costs of major part failure, when your fleet vehicle is out of commission, you know that you not only incur costs from the repair, but ... read more

Warning Lights On

Dashboard Warning Lights – The Check Engine Light It's a busy weekday morning. You barely get out the door in time, and when you get to the car, start the ignition, and a dashboard warning light comes on- the check engine light. Uh-oh. The check engine light is probably every driver's most hated warning light. It gives no details about what's wrong, and the list of potential problems goes on and on, ranging from minor malfunctions to costly problems. NOTE: If your check engine light comes on and is flashing, this indicates a serious problem and you should get to the nearest auto repair facility immediately. Top 3 Most Common Causes of the Check Engine LightDashboard Warning Lights – The Check Engine Light It's a busy weekday morning. You barely get out the door in time, and when you get to the car, start the ignition, and a dashboard warning light comes on- the check engine light. Uh-oh ... read more

Replacing the Air Filter

Pollen – Your Car’s Springtime Enemy We all fear that time of spring when everything turns yellow in color and everyone we know seems to come down with hay fever. The effects of pollen on air quality during spring are obvious in indoor and outdoor settings, but it’s really important not to neglect the effects of pollen on your car. When you think about it, our cars are on the front lines of the war on pollen. Imagine if you went out for a jog one spring day, but you magically acquired a new super power that enabled you to run at 50 miles per hour. It’d be a total blast at first, but after the first few blocks you’d be wheezing and sneezing from all the pollen suddenly rushing into your face and lungs. Why are air filters so important? We tend to think of our cars as solid, and totally protected from the elements like rain and wind. But lots of air flows through our vehicles when we drive, both into the interior cabin of the car where we ... read more

When is it Time for Struts & Shocks Repair

Knowing when to take your vehicle into the auto shop for struts and shocks repair can be kind of tricky. The damping characteristics of shocks and struts diminish slowly over time, making it difficult to detect a problem. Usually when a driver notices that there is a problem, it's well past the time of needing replacement. Shocks and (or) struts are part of your vehicle's suspension system. Not all vehicles have both shocks and struts; some only have one or the other. Each aid in the vehicle's stability and handling. There's no strictly set time for shock and strut replacement as part of it depends on driving conditions such as how you drive and the condition of the roads. Some need replacement at 30,000 miles, and others can go as long as 60,000 miles. There are however some good indications that it's time to get in to the auto shop and have them looked at by service technician. Signs that it's Time to Replace or Repair Struts Shocks and struts are respons ... read more

Seasonal Tire Pressure

Having the correct tire pressure is an important part of regular maintenance of your car, and it's also a necessity for being a good driver. The amount of air pressure in your tires has an immediate effect on the quality of your driving, especially when braking and turning. Aside from these concerns, seasonal temperature changes can also effect the performance of your tires, and the overall pressure within them. Let's start with the basics, of tire pressure. Like most maintenance suggestions and requirements, always check the user manual and manufacturer's schedule for when to have certain repairs and what is required. Your car's user manual and maintenance handbook will also tell you the exact psi requirements for your tires, and you can also find this information on the tires themselves. Always check the psi in your tires regularly, during scheduled maintenance and tune-ups (your mechanic should always do this for you), and it's a good idea to go it befor ... read more

Top Advantages of Using Mobile Jupmstarts

Nearly always unexpected, a dead battery presents a number of frustrations and delays. Usually it happens when we are already late for a full day of work or in a place without anyone to help. Rather than waiting for help, there are a number of important reasons why calling for a mobile jumpstart service is an advantage. 1. Ready Assistance We can't always count on help to come when we need it. That's one reason why calling your local auto shop for mobile jumpstarts is an advantage. Technicians at the auto shop are ready to come to your assistance with the right equipment without delay. 2. Auto Technicians are Trained in Jumpstart Procedures Jump starting a vehicle might seem like a simple procedure, but that's not always the case. Newer vehicles are equipped with sensitive electronics which could be damaged by incorrect procedures. Automotive professionals are trained in the correct procedures and can perform a general inspection of the ... read more

Gas Saving Tips

While we do not have much control over the prices at the pump, we do have some control over efforts to save as much fuel as possible while we drive. Follow these gas saving tips to keep more fuel in your tank, and more money in your wallet. Keep Your Cool Aggressive driving tactics such as speeding, rapid acceleration and braking, wastes more gas than we realize. In fact, according to fueleconomy.gov, it can lower your gas mileage by 33% on the highway and by 5% in town. Maintain your Vehicle Taking your vehicle in for regular maintenance at the auto repair shop can help you save money at the pump. Old spark plugs, dirty filters, low fluid levels, poor alignment and improperly inflated tires all contribute to poor gas mileage. Avoid Heavy Loads or Excess Weight If you have accumulated excess junk in your trunk, clean it out and save money. Your vehicle has to work harder and uses more fuel to carry around all ... read more

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