Friday, March 15, 2019

It’s Oil Change Time.

Springtime and a young person’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of…an oil change!  Well, it is a bit of a stretch on the old metaphor.  It does, however, have merit.  If you make your car’s oil changes stick to a three-month oil change and check-up schedule it simply stands to reason that your ride will last longer and have greater trade-in value.

It may be time to fulfill one of those New Year’s Resolutions that you made a couple of months ago.  That is…taking better care of your car unless you plan on trading it in every year.  If you can’t seem to remember when you had your last oil change, but you are pretty sure it was not this year, then now is the time to get AND STAY on schedule.

We are here to help.  We are Able Auto Service.  The A-Team as we are known, has been here for all your auto maintenance needs in the Kansas City area for many years.  Able Auto Service is conveniently located at 837 Osage Ave. in Kansas City KS.  Call ahead for an appointment at your convenience at (913) 321-1030.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About St. Patrick’s Day in KC

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"Leprechauns stroll alongside marching bands and elaborate floats in morning parades while in the afternoon, green beverages line bar tops at local watering holes throughout the city. Wherever you look there’s a party to be had, no matter the time of day or day of the week. It’s St. Patrick’s Day season in Kansas City: part celebration of the city’s rich Irish heritage, part full day of fun for many in the metro."

Monday, March 4, 2019

Don’t Be Exhausted.

Your vehicle’s exhaust system consists of piping that guides gases away from a controlled combustion inside of the engine.  It includes one or more exhaust pipes.  An exhaust pipe must be carefully designed because it must carry toxic or noxious gases away from the people inside of your vehicle.

The exhaust gas may flow through one or more of the following –

1.  The cylinder head
2.  The turbocharger
3.  A catalytic converter that reduces pollution
4.  A muffler to reduce noise

Repairing an exhaust system is the job of a trained auto mechanic.  The right place to repair the exhaust system in your ride is Able Auto Service.  They serve the entire Kansas City area with any and all automotive repair services from their location at 837 Osage Ave. in Kansas City KS.  Call the A-Team for an appointment at (913) 321-1030.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Dreaded CEL.

It seems as if everything is reduced to an acronym these days.  In your vehicle CEL stands for Check Engine Light.  When it illuminates you can’t escape seeing it on your dashboard.  It is a necessary evil in today’s vehicles.  This light is a mystery and hints at some unseen danger in the guts of your car. Some ignore it hoping it goes away, or just let it stay on. 

The check engine light is a riddle for most of us in that we have no clue as to what it means until it is properly diagnosed by a certified auto mechanic.  A popular misconception is that a code reader will reveal the exact problem.  It is only a single piece of information, a mere symptom of a possibly larger problem.

Unless you have the equipment and expertise to troubleshoot a check engine light then you need a trained mechanic to do so.  The A-Team at Able Auto Service has seen thousands of them and may be able to help you stay on the road safely when your CEL shines bright.  Come into our shop at 837 Osage Ave. in Kansas City KS or call us at (913) 321-1030.

Monday, February 4, 2019

The Alternative is Not Pretty.

A properly functioning alternator is essential for the continued performance of your vehicle.  What does the alternator do?  Well, it recharges your battery, using engine power, and it also delivers power to your car’s electrical components.  Essentially, it keeps the battery from losing charge, and of course if your battery dies, your car is no more than an expensive paperweight.

In the past, your alternator didn’t have to do much more than just power your headlights, and a few accessories like your radio. Think about all the accessories your car comes with today…entertainment systems use up a lot of power, and then you may have on-board navigation, power windows, power mirrors, and perhaps even heated seats.

Alternators, batteries, mufflers, heaters, engines…oh my!  So much can go wrong with your vehicle this winter.  To prevent being stranded on the side of the road visit Able Auto Service.  The A-Team will troubleshoot any and all potential problems.  Call ahead for an appointment at their 837 Osage Ave. shop in Kansas City KS at (913) 321-1030.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

KC Events Jan 31 - Feb 5th

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Frost on the Windshield.

America wistfully celebrates frost on the pumpkin in the fall, but this time of year frost is the real deal and can affect your vehicle’s windshield.  For most of us that reside in Kansas City it’s almost second nature to make the necessary changes for winter driving and maintain our cars accordingly.  That just makes sense.

Unfortunately, there are plenty of motorists who are just too lazy to spend two minutes to remove the hazardous frost from the windshield before getting on the road.  As a result, they put everyone in jeopardy of being in an accident.  Frost in one’s field of vision is extremely dangerous because a driver cannot see other vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles and animals clearly.

If you have been one of the unlucky ones to have your windshield crack this time of year, we are here for you.  We are Kansas City’s full service vehicle repair center…Able Auto Service.  The A-Team is always ready to serve your winter driving needs.  Just drive into 837 Osage Ave. in Kansas City KS or call ahead at (913) 321-1030.