Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Getting to the Core of the Matter.

Now that the weather is changing in the Kansas City area you need to get to the core.  The core of what, you say?  Well, your vehicle’s heater core, that’s what!  You might be wondering what the heck a heater core is, what it does, and what can happen to your vehicle when it breaks.  The heater core is what operates your car’s heating and defrosting functions.

Here are some signs that your heater core is going bad –

1.  The Fog…all of the windows are fogging up.
2.  The smell of a sticky, sweet aroma.
3.  You are going through refill after refill of coolant.
4.  The heater is not kicking out those BTU’s.
5.  The car overheats.

You can’t dodge the inevitable any more.  You need to get your heater core checked and repaired.  In Kansas City, Kansas the answer is Able Auto Service.  The A-Team are experts at repairing bad heater cores in your vehicle.  Make an appointment right away at their 837 Osage Ave. shop by calling (913) 321-1030.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Top Things to Do with Out-of-Town Guests During the Holidays in KC

"Entertaining guests during the holiday season in Kansas City and haven't a clue what to do? Look here for the top things to do with your out-of-town visitor when they come to KC."


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Click, Click, Click.

There is a sound that normally does not send confidence throughout your body.  It usually is the portent of something wrong.  When you hear click, click, click right after you put your key in your car’s ignition to start it up that is one of the very worst times!  As most of us have experienced there is a great feeling of helplessness.

Here are some signs that your vehicle’s battery is about to die –

1.  The headlights are dimmer
2.  Then engine cranks more slowly when started
3.  Your car backfires
4.  You need to push on the gas to start your car
5.  Of course, the dreaded clicking sound

At the very first sign of a failing battery or alternator you need to get into the shop to have it checked.  Kansas City’s best battery troubleshooter is Able Auto Service.  The A-Team has been around automobile batteries for decades.  You can’t afford to wait on this one.  Make an appointment at 837 Osage Ave. by calling (913) 321-1030.

Visit the National World War I Museum and Memorial

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Tuesday - Sunday: 10am- 5pm

"The National World War I Museum and Memorial is America's leading institution dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community." 

Monday, October 16, 2017

There’s a Spider on my Windshield!

You wish that’s all it is.  A spider in this case is a small crack that is growing and “spidering” throughout your car’s windshield.  A crack in your windshield is not just ugly…it’s downright dangerous!  If you continue to ignore that small crack it will probably grow exponentially and become a real hazard.

Some things to remember as a driver –

1.  Have a glass repair kit in your trunk for temporary repairs.
2.  Super Glue may hold the glass together for a short period of time.
3.  Apply nail polish inside AND out.
4.  Assess the size of the crack.
5.  Seek out a professional repair shop.

That last advice is the best.  A cracked windshield on your vehicle is NEVER going away.  Before it becomes a driving danger get into the shop of Able Auto Service.  The A-Team at Able are Kansas City Kansas’ windshield repair professionals.  Make an appointment as soon as possible at their 837 Osage Ave. shop by calling (913) 321-1030.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Halloween Extravaganza Kansas City

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"All your favorite superheroes, princesses, and other beloved characters invade Union Station Sunday October 22nd."


Sunday, October 8, 2017

What is an Alternator?

I will bet that the majority of Americans could not find an alternator if it were put in front of them with three other auto parts.  So, what is it anyway?  The definition of an alternator is a generator that produces an alternating current.  Okay, that is still about as clear as mud!  The important thing for you to know is when you need to take your car into the shop.

Here are some signs that your car’s alternator is giving you problems –

1.  A dash light will flash on briefly
2.  The lights dim or flicker
3.  A smell or odd sound from beneath the hood.

Your car did not get possessed by Christine, but it may eventually die on you.

Not on my watch you say.  You need to get a check-up at the first sign of any of these maladies in your vehicle.  In Kansas City, motorists know to count on the A-Team.  Able Auto Service is your Kansas City KS area alternator specialists.  Call today for an inspection of this curious piece of equipment at (913) 321-1030.