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

  • Maintaining Your Diesel in Kansas City

    Friday 31 October 2014

    Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven’t been as common in Kansas City because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur content and, as a result, we are going to see more North Kansas City auto owners driving diesel-fueled vehicles on the road, especially in passenger cars and SUV’s. Diesels are popular in North Kansas City because they get bett... read more

  • Shake It Up in North Kansas City!: Why Wheel Balancing

    Friday 24 October 2014

    Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, us North Kansas City car owners generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to achieve this is to keep a vehicle’s wheels in balance. When a tire is mounted onto a wheel, it is usually out of balance. This means that as the wheel spins, there is a slight wobble to the path of the tire. For best handling performance and safety on the... read more

  • Coolant/Antifreeze Service At Northtown Auto Clinic

    Wednesday 15 October 2014

    Anyone that drives a car in North Kansas City knows that engines get hot when they run. But did you know that engines need to be cooled to keep running? Heat inside an engine can cause the metal parts to expand, which can seize up an engine and make it stop running. It can even ruin the entire engine! Good car care requires keeping your SUV cooling system in good condition. A vehicle’s cooling system circulates water and antifreeze (coolan... read more

  • Budget For Maintenance in North Kansas City

    Tuesday 07 October 2014

    Sometimes busy North Kansas City residents dream about going back to the “simpler” days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around Kansas City in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today’s automobiles have significantly reduced the amount of time North Kansas City auto owners spend at the side of the road during breakdowns. With proper maintenance, today’s vehicles can stay on the... read more

  • Drive Train Service in North Kansas City at Northtown Auto Clinic

    Friday 03 October 2014

    The drive train in your vehicle includes all the vital components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The preventive maintenance your driveshaft needs will also differ by what type of vehicle you drive. Let’s start with front-wheel drive... read more

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