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Timing Belt Replacement

Hi Guys: I commute to Vancouver from Squamish and I recently visited a garage in the city and they told me I was overdue for my timing belt replacement. The quote was over $1300 and there were many other parts listed other than the timing belt itself. Is it imperative that I replace my timing belt now or can I just wait until it breaks and have it towed in? Are these other parts necessary? What is an interference engine? I’m confused and need some help please. – Sasha Hi Sasha: First lets back up a little so that you…

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I can’t get my parking lights to shut off

Hi Guys: I can’t get my parking lights to shut off on my Subaru. I have tried everything. I think I am having an electrical issue. Please help! John Hi John: This is a common issue with some vehicles (such as Subaru’s) that have parking light switch on the top of the steering wheel. You must have hit it by accident while cleaning or reaching to reset the trip odometer. Subaru doesn’t require you to physically turn your lights off when you turn off the vehicle. This switch is very handy if you are parked on the side of a…

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Suspension Problems in Squamish?

Suspension systems should continue to operate effectively for many years and tens of thousands of miles, holding your tires’ foot print on the road. Eventually components do wear out, but how long that takes depends a lot on how you drive. As you can imagine, if most of your driving is on smooth British Columbia highways, your vehicle shock absorbers will last a lot longer than if you do most of your driving on bumpy Squamish roads or hauling heavy loads. In addition to just wearing out, upgraded shock suspension components can be damaged in an accident or by a…

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New All-season Tire P155/80R13 only $49.95

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Newport iPod Draw Winner

Throughout the year Newport Auto Inc. holds ipod draws. In August 2011 the Newport Auto ad in the Squamish Chief asked readers to like Newport Auto on Facebook (see link on our home page) to be entered in a draw to win an ipod Nano. Out of 48 entries Rob Knight was drawn by Jason Gray on August 31st as the lucky winner! Noel Koehn, Owner of Newport Auto Inc., is seen here congratulating Rob Knight with his new ipod Nano. Please feel free to come by the shop, or check out our web site, or watch for our ad in the Squamish…

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Behind the Wobble

There’s no denying that the so-called ‘death wobble’ has affected thousands of 4X4 solid front-axle pickup trucks. “It can get pretty ugly,” says Noel Kohen, owner of Newport Auto in Squamish BC. “It’s not a myth. You can really lose control of the vehicle.” Noel Koehn, Owner of Newport Auto interviewed by Canadian Technician Magazine discusses front-axle 4×4 pick up truck wobble often referred to as the “death wobble”. For more on this please turn to pages 20 & 21 in the online edition http://www.canadiantechnician.com/mag.cfm

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Expo 2011 Squamish Community and Business Expo

At the 2011 Squamish Chamber XPO at the CN Roundhouse and Conference Center on Wednesday, April 27th and Thursday, April 28th. We appreciate your interest in Newport Auto Inc 2011 Green Business of the Year, and thank you for stopping by booth #24 to enter to win an iPod touch! Out of 96 entries Douglas Neville of Coast Computers was drawn the lucky winner!  The photo of Noel Koehn, Owner of Newport Auto Inc congratulating Douglas is attached to this message. Please feel free to come by the shop, or check out our web site, or watch for our ad in the Squamish Chief announcing our next…

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Three Time Readers Choice Winner

Voted 2011, 2012 & 2013 Squamish Chief Reader’s Choice for “Best Automotive Service”

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Suspension Problems in Squamish?

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Annual Christmas Tree Display

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE DISPLAY AT THE ADVENTURE CENTRE Drop by the Adventure Centre to check out the Newport Auto Christmas tree. This uniquely decorated tree includes reused automotive parts, pens and lit key fobs.  

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