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Small World Auto Center, is considered an "essential business" and is exempt from the Oregon ‘Stay At Home’ order. Therefore, WE WILL REMAIN OPEN in order to perform services essential to maintaining and repairing our customer’s vehicles. Small World Auto Center is here to help keep you moving forward.

Yearly Archives: 2020

Why Auto Repair is Considered a Necessary Service Among COVID-19 Shutdowns

Over the past few weeks, the COVID-19 virus has spread rapidly throughout the United States, and our government has recommended that American's shelter in place to avoid spreading and contracting the virus. Gov. Kate Brown has officially ordered the people of Oregon to stay home when necessary, only leaving home for work and getting essentials such as groceries.  With all of these business shutdowns and shelter in place orders, what does that mean for auto repair? Auto Repair is considered a necessary business and is allowed to stay open during this time. There are many people who still need to use their vehicles to get to work, to the store, or to check on at risk loved ones, and in order to do so your vehicle needs to be working. If your vehicle needs a service or you find yourself without a working vehicle when you need it most during these tough times, you can have peace of mind knowing that Small World Auto Center in Eugene is here to help. We know that many folks in Eu ... read more

Is it time for a timing belt replacement?

Timing belts, located in the front of the vehicle, are responsible for controlling the timing of a vehicle’s crankshaft and camshaft, with the timing belt being made out of rubber. This sophisticated rubber compound can get worn very quickly and become cracked from wear and tear. If your vehicle’s timing belt breaks, the engine will stop running immediately, and significant damage to your engine may ensue. Timing belt replacements can be a very costly expense, however not replacing it can damage your engine. Our technicians always recommend that you consult your vehicle’s owner’s manual as it will give a mileage reference point for when it may be time for a replacement. Depending on the vehicle manufacturer, timing belt replacements are usually recommended around 60,000 – 100,000 miles. You can also contact our ASE certified technicians at Small World Auto for a diagnostic. Just by looking at the timing belt, it’s hard to tell if it deserves a replac ... read more

5 Things That All Vehicle Owners Should Know

Owning a vehicle goes beyond just driving it every day. On top of relying on it to get us where we need to go, we are required to take care of it and ensure that it receives the proper maintenance and service. With how often we drive our vehicles, you would assume that many car owners know a lot about their vehicles. In reality, some car owners don't even know their vehicle's make, model and year! There are certain things that every car owner should know about their vehicles just to be more informed overall. You'll feel more confident as a car owner and be able to handle any car situation with ease. Here are our top 5 things that every vehicle owner should know:  Year, make and model of your vehicle - this will come in handy for insurance purposes, at the mechanic, DMV, etc.  The VIN number - we know this is a long one, but if you can't remember it be sure to write it down and keep it with you in your purse or wallet Maintenance schedule - understand your ... read more

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