Tuesday, January 19, 2021

It Shouldn’t Come as a Shock.

Especially this time of year with potholes appearing all over Kansas City your vehicle’s suspension system is more important than ever. It just stands to reason that after supporting several tons of metal year after year, eventually your vehicle’s shocks will wear out and suspension repair will be necessary.

Here are some things to watch for –

1.  The ride is getting noticeably rougher

2.  When you turn, your car drifts

3.  It may even dip when you stop abruptly

4.  You notice that the tire treads are wearing unevenly

5.  Your shocks and struts look “oily”

Replacing shocks and struts in the Kansas City area is just one of the many talents of The A-Team. That is a team of auto mechanics who work on cars from their shop at Able Auto Service located at 837 Osage Ave. in Kansas City, KS. We think you will been impressed at all they do for your KC area vehicle. Visit ableautoservice.com and call (913) 321-1030.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

The Relationship Between Cold Weather and Car Batteries.

Cold weather and car batteries seem to have this weird relationship. There is plenty of science to explain why car battery problems in cold weather routinely occur. There are some things that Kansas City area vehicle owners can do to prepare themselves AND their vehicles for several more months of harsh winter weather.

Here are just a few –

 

1.  The best car batteries are those that have a high number of cold-cranking amps.

2.  Check the voltage as it gets really cold.

3.  Keep all of the connections clear of corrosion.

4.  Replace the battery BEFORE it conks out.

That last point is so very vital. People often wait just a little bit too long to replace their automotive battery. News flash…Kansas City is NOT Miami! It will be freezing routinely over the next few months. Drive over to 837 Osage Ave. in Kansas City, KS and have the A-Team check and perhaps replace your car battery. Check ‘em out at ableautoservice.net.

Monday, December 14, 2020

This is Not Kansas City’s First Pandemic.

Just over 100 years ago our area was ravaged by what was then known as The Spanish Flu. Tiny Haskell County in the southwestern corner of Kansas was facing a serious problem. What seemed like overnight, people were reporting severe symptoms. Soldiers were headed to Camp Funston at Fort Riley, Ks. to be trained in the Army to fight overseas in World War I.

Back here in The United States things remained relatively quiet as the virus virtually spread like wildfire through Europe no one wanted the enemy to know that soldiers were weakened by sickness. By the time it finally crossed the invisible borders into Spain and beyond, millions of people had been infected.

We know that Kansas Citians’ are made of strong stuff and we will triumph over this silent killer in 2021. Here at Able Auto Service the A-Team as we have come to be known hopes that you and your family have a safe and healthy holiday season and a much better 2021. All the best to you and yours from Able Auto Service of Kansas City KS.

Monday, November 30, 2020

What You Should Know about Your Car’s Radiator.

While this is not a very exciting topic you might be surprised to know that your vehicle’s radiator is relatively easy to maintain. Here are some of the “nuts and bolts.” When your engine is running, the pistons are moving up and down between 1500rpm when it is idling to 8000rpm at its max!  This creates a great deal of heat and friction.

Here are some of the causes of radiator overheating –

 

1.  A low level of antifreeze.

2.  Any debris that has clogged the unit.

3.  What material is your heat exchanger made of?

4.  It could be as simple as a malfunctioning radiator cap.

Any and all of these things could cause your car to become a 2500 lb. paperweight! To fix radiator problems in the Kansas City area always count on The A-Team. That is the team of professional mechanics who work their magic at Able Auto Service. Find out more by visiting ableautoservice.net then call for an appointment for KC area radiator repair at (913) 321-1030.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

What is the Most Important Component of Your Car?

Have you ever asked yourself that? It’s probably not at the top of your brain, but may we suggest it is your vehicle’s braking system. Without them…well you may end up in Independence, Missouri! Just kidding, of course, but we are trying to make a valuable point…good brakes = safety and security.

What should you be listening for if your brakes may start to be going bad?

1.  That grinding sound with which we are all familiar

2.  There is a soft, mushy feel when you apply them

3.  Suddenly your vehicle is pulling to one side

4.  Your steering wheel is shaking when you are braking

5.  There is a noticeable fluid leak where your car has been parked

It is NEVER too soon to schedule an appointment to have your brakes checked! In the Kansas City area there is no better place for brake inspection or replacement than Able Auto Service. That is the home of the A-Team…a group of top auto mechanics located at 837 Osage Ave. in Kansas City KS. Check out ableautoservice.net and don’t hesitate to call (913) 321-1030.

Monday, November 2, 2020

Say What? I Can’t Hear You Over the Sound of this Muffler.

Yep, you know what a bad muffler sounds like. The question is…will your vehicle’s muffler “give up the ghost” this Kansas City winter? We think of a smoothly working muffler as a way to keep the noise to a minimum, but a properly maintained exhaust system and a new muffler help keep the planet safe as well in addition to reducing noise.

 

Here are some signs that your vehicle’s muffler is going bad –

1.  The most obvious, of course, is the drastically louder noise it is making.

2.  Your gas mileage is beginning to diminish.

3.  There is a bad smell coming from your exhaust system.

Before we get hit with the full force of another Midwest winter, why not have your muffler and exhaust system checked by the A-Team? They are the veteran mechanics from Able Auto Service located at 837 Osage Ave. in Kansas City KS. For guaranteed exhaust system service and other needs visit ableautoservice.net and call (913) 321-1030.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Here it Comes KC…Another Long Winter.

We cannot avoid it much longer, the long, harsh winter is nearly upon us. Over the next six months you will rely on your vehicle’s ability to stay comfortable virtually every time you get behind the wheel to travel around the Kansas City area. Have you thought much about the efficiency of your car’s ability to grind through another winter yet?

Here are some steps to follow in readying your car for winter –

1.  Have the ratio of your engine coolant checked.

2.  Change the washer fluid and the wipers.

3.  Check the defroster and heater.

4.  Make sure your 4-wheel drive is in working order if you have it.

5.  Always keep your gas tank nearly full.

The A-Team would like to help. They are the Kansas City car winterizing experts at Able Auto Service. Get to know Able for all your vehicle’s maintenance needs…right down to your tires. See all that Able Auto Service has to offer the Kansas City area by visiting ableautoservice.net. Call ahead to make an appointment at (913) 321-1030.