Auto Videos for Ankeny Drivers: Signs of An Alignment Problem

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Des Moines car owners often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like an accident, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object. While these can…

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Make Your Vehicle Last

We live in such a disposable society. It’s amazing all the stuff we throw away. New stuff comes out so fast, we just toss the old and move on. In the old days Iowa folks were real sticklers about taking care of their things. If something got lost or ruined by neglect, tough – they…

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Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles In Des Moines

Before the recession hit, the median age for cars in the Ankeny Iowa area (zip code: 50021) was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At All Pro Servicenter we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise. If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Des Moines area, bring it in for…

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Below 45 Degrees in Ankeny: Consider Winter Tires

Remember snow tires? They were basically just regular tires with big, knobby lugs to get them through deep snow. They were loud and rode hard, and Ankeny drivers couldn’t wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for “all-season” radials. Iowa motorists ran out and bought some and we thought we…

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Why A Trip Inspection Is A Good Idea

At All Pro Servicenter we get a lot of car owners asking about car trip preparation. That’s a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas outside of Des Moines so it’s important to know that the car is up to the task and won’t leave you stranded.…

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Keep Your Cool In Ankeny

/> Des Moines motorists rely on their car’s coolant system to keep their engine cool. Coolant (also called antifreeze) mixed with water flows through your sedan engine and absorbs heat. The mixture then flows out to the radiator where it’s cooled by air flowing over the radiator. From there the coolant/water mix circulates back through…

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Drive Train Service at All Pro Servicenter

The drive train in your vehicle includes all the important components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The preventive maintenance your driveshaft needs will also differ by what type of vehicle…

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Under Pressure in Urbandale: TPMS

Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat fixed in Urbandale or your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System. The federal government began requiring a TPMS system on 2008 model year passenger vehicles and light trucks. Some 2006 and 2007 models may…

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All Pro Servicenter and the Maintenance Mindset

When it comes to their vehicles, some drivers don’t have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Des Moines drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular maintenance, but just may have not…

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