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Tuning Up for the Fall

Tuning Up for the Fall

Photo by Vladislav Vasilev on Unsplash   With September, Summer is finally retreating to make way for another autumn, and all its gorgeous colors. As the weather starts to cool down and the leaves start to change color, it's a good time to think about getting your car ready for the winter ahead of us. One thing you can do to help reassure you and your spouse, as well as protect your family, is to get a tune-up at LK's Auto Repair.   Autumn is a great time to get a tune-up: the summer months are over and they can take a big toll on your car. Fluids tend to be drained by the hot summer. And as kids return to school and dart across roads at times, it’s a good idea to make certain your car is ready for whatever l ... read more

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August and Your AC

August and Your AC

Image by NoobInNature NIN from Pixabay   How have you been coping this Summer with the heat? And how has your car's air conditioning performing? Is the output refreshing and cooling? Does it help? In case this point has never occurred to you, your vehicle’s AC needs a little TLC. Here at LK's Auto Repair, we'd like to help assist you in maintaining your air conditioner during the hot month of August. Keep reading for tips on how to keep your car cool!   One way to keep your air conditioner in good shape is by testing it for potential issues. Try it out in the early morning before the sun heats up the interior of your car and look for leaking, odd smells ... read more

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Playlists for Long Summer Drives

Playlists for Long Summer Drives

Photo by Helen Varetska on Unsplash   Are you braving the heat and high gas prices this summer for a long road trip? If so, we at LK’s salute you! Road trip people are our kind of people. We love the freedom of the open road, the discoveries along the way, the rest stop adventures, and the time spend with people we love making a journey together.   If you’ve got your mind set on adventure, but haven’t had time to plan a music playlist, this is a reminder that Spotify is a great option for a traveler who doesn’t want to dial through radio stations from turnpike to turnpike. You can pull all of your companions’ favorite songs into a single playlist and enjoy each other’s eclectic tastes. But yo ... read more

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Planning the Best Summer Road Trip, Ever!

Planning the Best Summer Road Trip, Ever!

Image by Joshua Woroniecki from Pixabay    Are you ready to hit the road this summer? If you’re not prepared to get on a plane with masks optional and want to stretch your legs and see a little bit of America, a road trip might be the tonic you need to recharge your batteries. And families cooped up all year might enjoy a long journey together.   But if you want to make the trip a success, you need to plan for the adventure in a way that satisfies every member of your family. If it’s been a few years since you went on the open road with family or friends, here’s a refresher on things to do before you go!   Know Where To Go -- a crucial element of p ... read more

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The Virtues of Fluid Exchanges

The Virtues of Fluid Exchanges

Photo by Scott Rodgerson on Unsplash Fluid Exchanges & Your Car What’s a fluid exchange? And has the car you are driving ever had one?    A fluid exchange is what used to be called a ‘flush’, back in the day. It’s the bleeding out of old fluid, especially that fluid that has collected dirt, gravel, and particles in it, and replacing it with new, fresh fluid. This is done for the coolant, the transmission, the oil, the power steering– any crucial fluids that can see a contaminant buildup over time. While the fluid cannot be made 100% pure (this is why we no longer use the term ‘flush’), it is significantly healthier for your car. How Can a Fluid Exchange Benefit My Car? Your c ... read more

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