Monday, March 1, 2021

Problems with your Car’s Engine Knows NO Season.

The truth is, that check engine light can come on any minute in any place. No one is ever prepared for it. You may know that many times when it does, you have time to roll into your favorite shop to have it diagnosed. Just as with the human body, engine problems can be caused by a variety of things.

You need someone who has the immediate ability to –

 

1.  Smoke test the vehicle.

2.  Diagnose the ABS light.

3.  Carefully check the evaporative emission system.

4.  Reprogram the computer…and more.

Just such a place is your Kansas City area engine repair headquarters, Able Auto Service. That’s right, the A-Team of expert mechanics is standing by to diagnose the problem and get you back on the road as quickly as possible. Discover what much of the Kansas City area already knows by visiting ableautoservice.com. If you need to call ahead it’s (913) 321-1030.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

When Was the Last Time You Had Your Brakes Checked?

Brakes can go bad any time of the year, but in the dead of winter it is especially important to have good working brakes on your vehicle. Remember just before the pandemic started? That was about a year ago. If you have not had your car’s brakes tested since then…it has been much longer than it should be!

Maybe you have driven a lot less in the last 12 months, but that does not mean your brakes aren’t going bad. The sounds, smells and sensations of brake problems such as screeching, grinding, squealing, rubbing, and other uncomfortable noises are common indicators that your brake pads and shoes require inspection.

Able Auto Service is the place to go in the Kansas City area to have your brakes checked. The A-Team is standing by to make sure you stop when and where you need to. Able Auto Service is located at 837 Osage Ave. in Kansas City KS. They do a great deal to keep your car on the road. Visit them on the web at ableautoservice.com and call for an appointment (913) 321-1030.

Monday, February 1, 2021

The Carburetor Went the Way of the Dinosaur.

These days, the carburetor is largely extinct, being replaced by the modern fuel-injection system. Yet some drivers in the Kansas City area still seem to be stuck in the Jurassic Period. People still spend 10 minutes warming up a fuel-injected vehicle that could have been driven seconds after it was started.

Few processes in modern auto mechanics are as poorly understood as the cold-weather start. Back in the days of the good old carburetor, a car couldn't be driven until it was warmed up. Today, warming-up is a counterproductive exercise that wastes fuel, harms the environment, and even may damage your car!

Still, if your car’s exhaust system is simply exhausted count on the A-Team to make it well again. The expert mechanics at Able Auto Service are exhaust system “doctors.” They will get you back on Kansas City roads regardless of where you are in the area. Take a look at their myriad of services at ableautoservice.com and pay them a visit at 837 Osage Ave. in Kansas City, KS.

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.