Auto Repair Des Moines

Wash Me, Wash Me Right (How to Wash a Vehicle)

Make The Most of a DIY Summer Car Wash Most drivers would rather drive around in a clean, shiny vehicle than one coated with a layer of dirt.  When warmer weather comes around, many vehicle owners are determined to wash their own vehicles. While car washes are an important part of preventative maintenance and overall…

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Serpentine Belt

The Serpentine Belt: Replacement & Related Maintenance Remember that long belt that snakes around the front of your engine? It’s called the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt is driven by the engine as it turns. It powers your alternator, air conditioning compressor, and power steering pump. On some vehicles, it also runs the water pump,…

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Water Pump

The Importance Of Your Water Pump Let’s talk water pumps for autos in West Des Moines, Iowa. The engine is cooled by coolant/antifreeze mixed with water. This mixture circulates around the engine, absorbing some of the heat. The coolant then flows through the radiator where air cools it down for the return trip back through…

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The Hot Switch (Coolant Vacuum Valve Switch)

Understanding Your Coolant Vacuum Switch When the weather gets cooler, you want the cabin of your vehicle to stay warm.  When you switch on the heat, you may find the air that comes out of the vents just isn’t hot. The problem could be a part of the heating system that not that many people…

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4 Reasons To Reconsider Diesel Vehicles

Over the years diesel vehicles have gotten a bad rap, but things have changed… Here in the United States, diesel vehicles have often not been the first choice when it comes to purchasing a car. Digital Trends notes that many U.S. consumers consider diesel a dirty fuel and have stayed away. But technology advancements have…

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Your Nose Knows Gasoline – So Pay Attention!

Understand What That Smell is Telling You Each time we fuel up our vehicles we get a little whiff of gasoline, so the smell is very familiar. However, as soon as you leave the gas station, there shouldn’t be any gasoline smell in or around your vehicle. If you do smell gasoline away from the…

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Cold Weather Checklist for Safe Driving

Staying Safe on the Road During Low Temperatures The Des Moines area experiences fairly short but eventful winters! That artic chill can bring some fun snow days for the kids, but can also make navigating roads a bit stressful. At All Pro Servicenter, we are concerned with everyone’s safety. See our brief checklist of winter…

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Don’t Neglect Your Spare Tire

The Importance of Caring for Your Spare If you’ve ever had a flat tire, then you know how important it is to have a spare tire that is properly inflated, in good shape, and easy to get to. It is especially important as cold weather approaches; the last thing you want to deal with is…

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