Monday, October 14, 2019

Let’s Get to the Core of the Problem.

Are you having car trouble?  Did someone mention that it could be your heater core?  You might be wondering what the heck a heater core is, what it does, and what can happen to your vehicle if and when it breaks.  Not to worry, these are common questions and we’re about to give you some quick and easy answers.

1.  What does the heater core do?  It is a smaller version of your radiator.
2.  Where is it located?  It is behind the dashboard and usually buried beneath other things.
3.  How do you know that it has gone bad?  A fog develops, there is a sweet smell, you are using too much coolant, the heater just stops working.

It’s Kansas City, already…we can’t drive around without heat in our cars for the next six months!  The answer to the core of your car’s problems is found at 837 Osage Ave. in Kansas City KS.  That’s the home of the A-Team… Able Auto Service.  Count on them to keep the inside of your car warm this winter.  Just call (913) 321-1030. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Kansas City Halloween Parades, Parties & Other Happenings for Kids

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"Here’s a list of 2019 Kansas City Halloween parades, parties and other events for kids. This roundup of family-friendly Halloween activities focuses on fun, candy and cute costumes."

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The Light You NEVER Want to See.

It’s the dreaded check engine light.  No one wants to see it, and NO ONE should ignore it!  The first thing you should think of is a serious problem that requires your immediate attention.  Check the dashboard for additional lights to see if the engine is overheating.  If so, pull over to the side of the road and put on your flashers as soon as possible.

The most common causes for a check engine light are –

1.  A loose gas cap
2.  The oxygen sensor
3.  A spark plug issue
4.  The catalytic converter

If and when the check engine lights comes on in your vehicle it should be treated the same way as if you or a loved one had a medical emergency.  Quickly and calmly address the problem with the A-Team.  They are Kansas City’s top auto repair professionals at Able Auto Service.  They are located at 837 Osage Ave. in Kansas City KS.  Call for an appointment at (913) 321-1030.

Friday, September 27, 2019

KC Oktoberfest 2019, Oct 4-5

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Presented by Kansas City Bier Company, Kansas City's largest locally-owned brewery, KC Oktoberfest takes place October 4-5, 2019 at Crown Center.


Monday, September 16, 2019

It’s About the Future of the Planet.

You don’t need Al Gore to tell you that in an urban area such as Kansas City the personal automobile is the single greatest polluter, as emissions from driving a private car are a typical citizen's most air polluting activity. The negative effects of automotive emissions are at their maximum when you sit in traffic surrounded by other vehicles with their engines idling.

Gasoline and diesel fuels are mixtures of hydrocarbons, which are burned by combining oxygen with nitrogen and sulfur that burn to produce gases. Attempts to reduce exhaust emissions from gasoline and diesel engines have been compromised by limitations of testing, inherent flaws in the design and inadequate maintenance of emission control devices.

That last part is where we come in.  There is no excuse for inadequate care and maintenance of your emission system which can eventually contribute to the demise of us all.  In the Kansas City area, the A-Team will keep your car’s emission system in tip-top condition.  Just give us a call at Able Auto Service (the home of the A-Team) at 837 Osage Ave - (913) 321-1030.     

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

There’s No Alternative to your Alternator.

People may believe that the battery powers all of the electric functions in your car, but that's not the case.  The battery does provide electricity needed for the electric starter motor to start the car.  However, when the car is running, it is the alternator that generates energy to feed the electrical system and charge the battery.

It used to be called a generator, and it works in the same way. In this case, a car's gas engine spins wheels under the hood which crank a wheel on the alternator and generates energy.  In principle, this is the same as water falling over a hydroelectric dam and spinning wheels along the way generates energy.

You may ask whom in the Kansas City area offers a lifetime guarantee on nearly all of its alternators?  That answer is simple…Able Auto Service at 837 Osage Ave. in Kansas City KS.  When you buy an alternator from them and have one of their A-Team install it you know you are good to go!  Call Able Auto Service at (913) 321-1030.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Novel Restaurant Labor Day Party - Sept 2nd

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Join Novel Restaurant for the last party of the summer!
All you can eat and drink from 1pm-4pm.