Sorted by Archive: August, 2015 ( 5 post/s)

  • Gear Up: Transmission Service at Northtown Auto Clinic in North Kansas City

    Tuesday 25 August 2015

    The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shifting gears yourself. But with an automatic transmission, the vehicle shifts gears on its own. It automatically starts out in low gear and automatically shifts to high ge... read more

  • What’s Up With Diesels in North Kansas City?

    Wednesday 19 August 2015

    Would you be surprised to learn that about half of the passenger cars in Europe have diesel engines? You might also be surprised to learn that most manufacturers produce a variety of diesel-fueled cars for purchase abroad. Diesel-fueled vehicles haven’t been as popular in the North American markets like Missouri. But that won’t be true for long. North Americans are seeing a lot more diesel-fueled vehicles on the road. And we’re not talking about bu... read more

  • The Northtown Auto Clinic Guide To Servicing Your Differential

    Wednesday 12 August 2015

    Differential? What’s that? And what’s it for? I’ve been told by my service specialist that I need to get it serviced, but is that on the level? Do these questions sound familiar? They’re not uncommon for North Kansas City car owners. A lot of us in North Kansas City don’t know what a differential is or what it’s for. Every vehicle has a differential, and, yes, it does need to be serviced. In fact, it’s more vital to the operation of your SUV than the air c... read more

  • Time Out: Suspension Problems in North Kansas City

    Tuesday 11 August 2015

    Your vehicle’s suspension system has two essential jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump. To see your suspension system, you’ll have to look under your vehicle. Anything that connects the wheels to the vehicle’s frame is part of the suspension system. They’re heavy-duty parts that work hard... read more

  • Your Vehicle is NOT Maintenance Free, North Kansas City Car Owners

    Wednesday 05 August 2015

    A generation ago, North Kansas City auto owners seemed to be more inclined to keep their vehicle’s preventive maintenance on schedule. One reason for this may be that vehicles back then were a lot less reliable than they are today. Having your SUV in to your North Kansas City shop every year or two for repairs seemed to be a good reminder to keep the oil changed. For example, almost everyone in North Kansas City used to take their vehicles in for regular t... read more

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