Friday, September 15, 2017

How is Your Heater?

Come on, it is only September and you want me to start thinking about my car’s heater?  Okay, then wait until October and freeze your tail off when the first cold snap hits.  While the Royals are still suiting up every day you should be thinking about your level of comfort when you get behind the wheel this fall and winter.

If you start relying on the defrost to warm up your car then you will be driving around in a fog.  That is not safe and it certainly is not comfortable!  Suddenly, short trips to the grocery store, to work, dropping the kids off at school, etc. become mountain-climbing size challenges.  It is about time to address the issue.

If last winter ended with a cranky heater in your vehicle you can be sure that it did not heal itself over the summer.  At your first opportunity, make an appointment with the A-Team.  The mechanics at Able Auto Service will examine and (if necessary) repair your heating system.  Call (913) 321-1030 or drive over to 837 Osage Ave. in Kansas City.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Southside Fall Festival 2017, Sept 15-17th

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"Since 1988, Activities include game booths, musical entertainment, food, contests. The festival also features a parade, arts and crafts, street dances, and more."

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Strut In and Check Your Shocks.

Shocks and struts…when is it time to have your vehicle checked for new ones?  Have you recently hit one of the Kansas City area’s famous pot holes and afterwards your car continues to shake?  That is a sure sign that your shocks and struts need mending.  Surely you know that this is not only bad for your car, but unsafe for all of your passengers!

Here are some sure signs to look for –

1.  Your ride quality is noticeably poorer
2.  When you brake your car tends to nosedive
3.  The car “leans” to one side or the other
4.  Look around for visible damage such as dents or leaks

With a change of seasons, this is the perfect time to pay close attention to your vehicle’s overall health.  Staying on top of that is your shock and strut expert in Kansas City, Able Auto Service.  You have trusted them for your car’s health and your family’s safety for years.  Call for an appointment at their location…837 Osage Ave. (913) 321-1030.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Back to School KC! Here are the dates you need to know!

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It's Back to School KC!!  Here are some important dates you need to know!

Look at this Roster.

Sports teams have rosters.  For our Royals some of the names that dot the list of the former World Champions are…Salvador Perez, Brandon Moss, Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas (Moooose!), etc.  It is a team that ranks among the very best in Major League baseball.  It’s one that you count on for excellence.

There is a one big difference between us and our Royals.  The baseball team changes its roster frequently.  At Able Auto Service our lineup rarely changes.  Don has been working on diesel engines for four decades.  Bob could repair drive trains in his sleep (not that he would!) after forty years.  And Larry has devoted a half-century to auto repair!

If you visit our website at and click on the about us button you will see that roster.  Is there really any better auto service center in the Kansas City, KS area than Able Auto Service your complete Kansas City area family-owned auto repair shop?  When you need us we will be there at the traditional 837 Osage Ave. location.  Call (913) 321-1030.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Upcoming Events and Things to do in KC - August 2017

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Plan you next family day or date night in Kansas City!

EEEEEK…The Check Engine Light.

Can you think of any other inconsistent illumination in your life that sends more chills down your spine?  It is sort of a double-edged sword…thank goodness for the light, but I still never want to see it.  The important message here is DON’T IGNORE IT!  Do you want to wait until it goes away or shuts your car down on the side of the road?

Engine problems may result from a variety of different things and need to be troubleshot –

1.  Your engine may need to be “diagnosed” just like your body when you are down.
2.  The computer may have to be reprogrammed.
3.  The evaporation system should be checked.
4.  The air suspension should be looked at as well.

All of this, and much more is done by a professional vehicle repair shop.  In Kansas City, Kansas the answer is always Able Auto Service.  The A-Team has been your Kansas City area engine diagnostics pros for many years.  Go to the light!  If your check engine light comes on call for an appointment at their 837 Osage Ave. location (913) 321-1030.