Auto Repair Tips

3 Cold Weather Tips for Care of Your Windshield

Overcoming Winter Weather Challenges Cold weather can present some real challenges when it comes to your vehicle’s windshield.  Take a moment to really think about it:  Your windshield is your window to the world when you’re driving so clear visibility is extraordinarily important for safe travels.  From ice scrapers to avoiding costly windshield repair (or…

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4 Tips for Your Vehicle In Winter Cold Conditions

Your Winter Safety Checklist  No doubt about it, winter driving in cold climates presents challenges that high temperatures found in warmer weather doesn’t. The last thing you want to worry about is your car breaking down in freezing winter weather temperatures, so we’re proud to present a few things to pay attention to when it…

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A Few “Key” Facts (Ignition Key Issues)

“Why is My Key Stuck in the Ignition?” Many modern cars feature remote keyless entry and keyless ignition. All drivers need to do is hold their foot on the break with the key fob in their pocket, and push a button to start or stop the car. For those of us without keyless features, unexpected…

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6 Warning Signs Your Vehicle Needs Service (Repair Warning Signs)

“Maybe it Will Just Go Away.”- Hint: It Probably Won’t. Some drivers don’t worry at all about their vehicles and neglect taking them in for service. In the medical world, there is a very common phrase: “The most dangerous words in the English language are ‘Maybe it will just go away’!” The same can be…

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Air Filter Replacement

Air Filter What does it do?  Clean the air entering the engine Why should I change it? Keep dirt out of the engine. Dirt will damage piston rings and cylinder walls causing catastrophic failure. Protect mass airflow sensor. MAF sensor is very sensitive to dirt, is in the air intake snorkel immediately after the air…

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Fall Car Care

October is dedicated as national fall car care month. We rely on our cars a great deal and the cold harsh winter months can be especially hard on our vehicles. Why not take a little time now to avoid the potential headache and costs associated with an emergency breakdown? The non – profit organization, Car…

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Auto Repair Coupons Des Moines

Take a look at our updated auto repair coupons and service specials! While you are there sign up for our email club and receive even more coupons throughout the year Service Specials

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When Do My Shocks Need to be Replaced?

A good suspension system gives a vehicle a smooth, even ride while providing Des Moines auto owners with good handling and control. But like any system on your sedan, vital parts of the suspension system can wear out, leading to a lower ride quality and safety concerns. So it’s a good idea for Des Moines…

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Suspension Service

Suspension systems function effectively for many years and tens of thousands of miles. Eventually, however, sedan suspension components do wear out, but how long that takes depends a lot on how you drive around Ankeny and Johnston. As you can imagine, if most of your driving is on smooth Iowa highways, your shock absorbers will…

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