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What is the Transmission Position Sensor

What Is the Transmission Position Sensor? Transmission Repair in Portland, OR What Is It? Every driver has likely heard of their vehicle’s transmission, but many have not heard of the transmission position sensor. It actually represents a fairly simple yet critically important safety feature on modern automobiles. Also known as the range sensor or transmission […]

Parking Brakes

The Parking Brake Shouldn’t Be Permanent Brake Repair in Portland, OR The Purpose Your vehicle’s parking brake is an important safety feature. As the name suggests, it provides another layer of protection against the automobile rolling when it’s not in use. Also, it provides a means of slowing and stopping your car if your braking […]

Common VW Repairs

The Most Common Volkswagen Repairs Import Auto Repair in Portland, OR A Great History When the first Volkswagen was introduced in 1938 as “The People’s Car” in Germany, it quickly became known as reliable basic transportation at a comparatively reasonable cost. Many years and numerous models later, the Volkswagen has a lot more features and […]

What to Know About EV

In the Know About Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Hybrid Service/Electric Vehicle in Portland, OR Today’s Options We’ve come a long way–in more ways than one. As related to your personal transportation, more vehicles than ever are available in hybrid or electric versions, and more drivers than ever are selecting them. The same applies to auto […]

It Is Time for an Oil Change

Your car called. It said it needs an oil change. When you answered, did you know where to forward the call? The best place to send your vehicle for an oil change or other repairs on any make or model is Hawthorne Auto Clinic in Portland, Oregon. You’ll find our staff friendly and helpful. We’re […]

Your Import, Your Important Choice — Hawthorne Auto Clinic

Every driver has his or her reason for choosing a particular import auto repair shop–or choosing never to go there again. At Hawthorne Auto Clinic in Portland, Oregon, we want to be your choice for all your vehicle’s preventive maintenance service and repair needs. In addition, we want everyone to feel comfortable and be assured […]

Banking on Your Brakes: Signs You Need Brake Repair — Hawthorne Auto Clinic

You’ve probably heard the phrase that something is “like money in the bank.” That expression might be applied to your vehicle’s brakes. Addressing issues early can prevent bigger problems later on, saving you money on repair bills. What’s more, you’ll spend less time with your car in the shop. Most importantly, you’ll be protecting yourself […]

Your transmission is talking. Are you listening? — Hawthorne Auto Clinic

If you’re noticing a difference in your vehicle, perhaps it’s trying to tell you something. Are you listening? Maybe it’s your transmission warning you that it has a problem. If so, it won’t get better until you address the problem. Left alone, the issue could worsen, ending in transmission failure. Before this happens, bring your […]