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The Simple Things Can Make A Real Difference In Your Vehicle

The Simple Things Can Make A Real Difference In Your Vehicle

Photo by Fortune Vieyra on Unsplash   Welcome to the May blog for LK’s Auto Repair!    We notice most in the cars we repair as auto mechanics because people tend to cut corners that cost them massive amounts of money down the road in damage to their vehicle. Not to bite the hand that feeds us, but we’d much rather maintain a car from damage than fix ruined parts. Here are some suggestions for eliminating money-eating problems by doing these simple things to make a real difference in your vehicle.   Let the car run before putting it in gear. There is good data that this lowers your car’s gas efficiency by wasting gas sitting still, and that is entirely true. It’s also true that your ... read more

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Spring Cleaning -- Fluid Checks Your Car Needs Now

Spring Cleaning -- Fluid Checks Your Car Needs Now

Welcome to LK Auto Repair Blog! It’s Spring, and it’s time for spring cleaning. It’s a great time to clean our engines, change our filters, and check our vehicles’ fluids. We can drive into Spring with a clean and fresh beginning for our cars.  Spring is a perfect time to start fresh to ensure your vehicle can have the proper maintenance it needs. Checking your fluid levels and keeping your car’s appropriate fluids will keep your vehicle happy and allow it to function correctly. You should check seven fluids within your vehicle to ensure the fluids are clean and at a sufficient level. Oil Antifreeze/coolant Transmission Power Steering Brake A/C Coolant Windshield fluid It takes more than fluids to keep your car happy. A clean air filter can help your vehicle run smoothly and is designed to keep dirt and debris away from the intake. Neglecting the air filter can cause damage to your engine and decrease gas mileage. If the engine does not get th ... read more

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Brake Health: Warning Signs You Won’t Want To Miss

Brake Health: Warning Signs You Won’t Want To Miss

Welcome to the March blog! We at LK’s Auto Repair hope the Winter season has been kind to you. As we move into a new season, safety’s on our minds. March is the month that people start taking their cars out for leisure functions, more and more. Ahead of the summer, it’s wise to start thinking about the health of your brakes. Summer rains will make roads slick, and you’ll need your brakes to be at their best. If there’s any sign of them failing you, now is an important signpost to turn back and fix what’s wrong before you cause a terrible accident. Here are some of the signs to heed, from the most benign to the most urgent: Squealing or grinding noises. A high-pitched squeak is the first indicator and likely where people realize they need to get their brakes service, but it is possible in some vehicles to miss it. Pulling left or right. If you press the brakes and the car turns into the braking in one direction, one set of pads is underperforming ... read more

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10 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Car

It’s February! This year does seem to be rolling along much faster than last summer!   With the Super Bowl in one week and all that excitement, there’s also Valentine’s Day in two weeks. It’s going to be a very busy month, and with everything we have planned or are planning, someone deserving may sadly miss out on the recognition they deserve.   When you’re shopping for your significant other and the loved ones in your life, you might consider that loyal, loving follower who always comes through for you: your vehicle! Here’s 10 suggestions for gifts you can give your car for Valentine’s Day:   A ... read more

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The Five Best Ways To Improve Fuel Mileage

The Five Best Ways To Improve Fuel Mileage

It’s 2021, and a vaccine for COVID-19 is being rushed into production as I write this. It may not be very long before life begins to return to what we used to call normal, and people are summoned back to their offices to work under their employers’ scrutiny. Gas prices, which have been low as demand has waned, may rise dramatically again. So getting the most efficiency out of your car may once again prove to be important. Here are some tips to improve your fuel mileage: Pay attention to your tires. Tires out of tread, tires out of alignments, imbalance tires-- these are all factors that can improve your fuel efficiency. Take it easy. Driving slower and smoother has big savings for you. Every time your ramp up your RPM accelerating, you’re burning fuel. The less of that you do, the more you’ll save.  Do not rest your foot on the brake pedal. It sounds odd, but some people do this as a matter of preparedness. Doing so means that you can lightly pressure t ... read more

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