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Sorted by Archive: September, 2014 ( 5 post/s)

  • Easy Miles

    Thursday 25 September 2014

    Have you ever noticed that your car maker has a schedule in your owner’s manual for what is called “severe service” maintenance? Let’s define what severe driving conditions aren’t: The easiest driving a vehicle experiences is traveling on the interstate for twenty miles or more at a constant rate of 65 miles per hour in 75°F weather with only passengers on board. Change any one of those parameters and you are adding stress to your engine. Change them significantl... read more

  • Check Engine Light Diagnosis At Northtown Auto Clinic

    Wednesday 17 September 2014

    Hello North Kansas City motorists. Have you ever had your check engine light come on? Did you panic? Or just scowl and ignore it? What should you do? Pull to the side of the road and call a tow truck? Or just keep driving? What does that little light really mean for North Kansas City auto owners? First of all, the Check Engine or Service Engine light does indicate that something is wrong. That’s why it is called a warning light. But the s... read more

  • Protecting Your SUV From Theft In North Kansas City, Missouri

    Friday 12 September 2014

    Every car in North Kansas City, Missouri is at risk for theft. So it’s up to us North Kansas City drivers to make our cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge – hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere. The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles: Common sense Visible and audible devices Immobilizing devices... read more

  • It

    Friday 05 September 2014

    Part of the engineering that goes into designing a vehicle is testing the components to ensure that they meet durability and safety standards. Because of this, manufacturers have a good idea as to how long the parts in your vehicle will last under normal driving conditions. For this reason, they give us guidelines to follow regarding how often to inspect the various parts and systems on our SUVs. Vehicular components are required to meet certain standards. The gover... read more

  • Under Pressure in North Kansas City: TPMS

    Tuesday 02 September 2014

    Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat fixed in North Kansas City or your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System. The federal government began requiring a TPMS system on 2008 model year passenger vehicles and light trucks. Some 2006 and 2007 models may have them as well. The system has a warning light that is mounted on the dashboard that will go on if one of the tires becomes severely under in... read more

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