Friday, August 17, 2018

Snap, Crackle, Pop.

No, this is not a cereal commercial although that may sound tasty.  It actually concerns your vehicle’s windshield.  You hear a snap as a pebble hits your windshield.  Then, in a short period of time, it will begin to crackle (spider).  Sooner than later, it needs to be popped out and replaced by a new one.

Is driving with a cracked windshield safe?  There are a couple of really important reasons why it needs to be replaced as soon as possible.  One is, a cracked windshield is a weakened one and it will provide less protection.  And…visibility out on the road can be severely compromised.  Even if it is not now, it will be as the crack grows.

Not every auto mechanic is also skilled at windshield replacement.  The A-Team sure is!  Able Auto Service is not only Kansas City’s go-to auto mechanic squad, but also the best auto glass repair and replacement specialists in town.  If you live in the Kansas City area (especially on the Kansas side) visit their shop located at 837 Osage Ave. or call (913) 321-1030.

Kansas City, Kansas Public School Calendar 2018-2019

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School is back in session and there are some dates you need to have in your calendar! 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Summer Heat takes its Toll.

Anyone who has lived in the heat and humidity of a long Kansas City summer knows exactly what we are talking about.  We are smack dab in the middle of it and your car battery knows it.  Perhaps when you think of a dead car battery, you probably think about it being the dead of winter.  When you try to start your car one frigid morning nothing happens.

The drain on your car battery's resources most likely will occur during the summer's hot weather.  Simply put, your battery is more likely to fail this time of year than in the dead of winter.  The label usually tells you how long you can expect it to last.  Five to 7 years is not unusual as long as the battery is operated under normal conditions.

DO NOT get caught stranded this summer!  Whenever you suspect that your vehicle’s battery is on its last legs let the A-Team test it.  They are the automotive repair and maintenance professionals at Able Auto Service.  Come in for a check-up at 837 Osage Ave. in Kansas City KS…or call ahead (913) 321-1030.

Kansas City Zoo - Back to School Weekend, Aug 12 -13

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"This weekend is sure to bring out the kid in all of us when everyone gets in at kids pricing!  School supplies will also be collected and donated to children in need. You can leave school supplies at Guest Relations."

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

It Takes a Lot to Know a Lot.

What do we mean by that?  Well, simply put, if you study a craft and become proficient at it you will probably have great knowledge in that area of expertise.  When someone goes to “the school of hard knocks” to become the best auto mechanic they can possibly be that means that they have worked on thousands of cars for dozens of years.

Just think of how many moving parts there are on your vehicle.  There are brakes, the heating and a/c, shocks, tires, the battery, and the heart of your car…the engine.  Modern automotive technology demands that mechanics never “stop going to school”.  They have to learn the latest repair techniques in the industry.

Such is the case with the professional auto mechanics at Able Auto Service.  They are not called the A-Team for nothing!  If you have an auto mechanical problem or regularly scheduled maintenance in the Kansas City area call Able for an appointment at 837 Osage Ave. in Kansas City KS.  That phone number is (913) 321-1030.

100 Free (and Cheap) Summer Fun Ideas in KC

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"Every parent loves to find ways to stretch the family budget while making the most of summer break. KC Parent is here to help!"


Monday, July 2, 2018

Shocks or Struts…That is the Question.

We hear about them, but do we know them?  Better yet, do we care?  We just thought a tutorial would be in order here.  A vehicle has either a shock or a strut at each wheel…never both.  It is not the case of the two items being a tandem.  Knowing that, then what is the difference between a shock and a strut?

The major difference is that a strut is actually a structural part of the vehicle’s suspension system whereas a shock simply is NOT.  By the way, a strut is also a crucial part of the vehicle’s steering system and greatly affects alignment angles.  It is good to know, but what is essential is to remember is where to go when shocks or struts need to be replaced.

The answer in the Kansas City area continues to be Able Auto Service located at 837 Osage Ave. in Kansas City KS.  It is just one facet of your vehicle’s mechanical and safety systems that should be trusted to the A-Team.  Whether it’s shocks or struts or any other issue with your car call ahead for an appointment at (913) 321-1030.