Monthly Archives: May 2019

Why Your Differential Matters

Why Your Differential Matters

When was the last time you had the differential in your vehicle serviced?  Do you know what a differential is and what it does? This is an old video, but it perfectly explains this important component of your car or truck. Differential service is part of your manufacturer's regularly scheduled maintenance. Service mileage varies by vehicle, so check your owners manual or you can find the information online. Cost for diff service runs $100-200. But NOT servicing your differential? When those gears wear out and break, that repair will cost about $1500 and put you out of your car for a few days.  We encourage our customers to budget and save $100-150 a month to stay on top of regular maintenance and tire replacement. Taking care of those items at the correct intervals may seem like a hassle and money you don't want to spend, but in the long run it will dramatically increase the lifetime of your vehicle and cost you far less in major repairs.  Your car or truck i ... read more

Honoring an Oregon Hero

Honoring an Oregon Hero

One of our core values at 3G's Automotive is to support and honor our active and retired military personnel. My father was a bombadier in WWII. Brian served in the Navy from 1980-1990 in aviation electronics. And our oldest son Jacob is serving with the Navy as an F18 jet engine mechanic, currently deployed on the USS Lincoln. We are proud of our family's military service, and we have the utmost respect for all who serve in each branch of our nation's Armed Forces. An incident that cut us to the core was the attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi which resulted in the deaths of US Ambassador J. Christopher StevensUSFS officer Sean Smith; and CIA contractors  ... read more

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