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Fluid Checks Your Car Needs Now

Fluid Checks Your Car Needs Now

The term “spring cleaning” doesn’t just apply to our homes, but it also can be applied to our cars. Winter has taken a toll on our vehicles, so with spring just around the corner; it is the perfect time to spring clean your car, starting with the fluids.  If you are unsure about the last time a technician examined your vehicle’s fluids, we encourage you contacting us today to set up an appointment, regardless of the season. Our technicians are here to help ensure you start spring off right. Here are six fluids ready for a little spring cleaning: Hands down, oil is your most vital fluid. There are various components in your engine that are spinning constantly and quickly, and your engine oil keeps everything running smoothly.  Coolant, as the name indicates, keeps your engine cool. Maintaining your coolant levels keep your vehicle from overheating.  Before power steering, when you turned your steering wheel, it would feel incredibly heavy. Howev ... read more

Love Song For A Jalopy: In Praise Of Holding Onto An Old Car

Love Song For A Jalopy: In Praise Of Holding Onto An Old Car

  For many of us, our cars have a special place in our heart, as we can’t seem to get rid of them, no matter how they get or how many miles they may have. And at I-70 Auto Service, because of our abilities to keep cars running in tip-top shape for as long as you desire, we have decided to celebrate our love for jalopys, or a car that that is way past their prime, with a few song suggestions. Here are 10 love songs for the Jalopy in your life: “Cars” by Gary Numan“Get Out of My Dreams, Get Into My Car” by Billy Ocean&ldquo ... read more

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Want To Get Away? 5 Great Road Trip Getaways

Happy Summer! Do you like road trips? We sure do! Kansas City is within striking distance of some truly sweet destinations! Read on to find our favorites. Ultimate Taco Trail: Better fuel up ahead of your trip. Nothing beats a good taco, and Kansas City boats a number of fine eateries! Check out Kansas City Taco Market in Rivermarket, where they specialize in off-the-wall taco flavors. Then, head on over Mission Taco, which features family-style serving! If you’re still hungry, end your day at El Fagon. Delicious Shawnee Mission Park Waterfall: This breathtaking spot boasts plenty of well-maintained trails good for hours of exploration. If you are there during the summer, then be prepared for the deafening power of the waterfall. Other times of the year, it may be mostly frozen. Consider taking a camera and visiting every season, to photograph the changes! Maple Woods Natural Area: Need a walk, but don’t want to take al ... read more

Top Things To Know About MINI Repair at I-70 Auto Service in Kansas City, MO

Top Things To Know About MINI Repair at I-70 Auto Service in Kansas City, MO

The MINI. Small, fierce, independent, responsible, and cute. The descriptors that come up for MINIs range widely. Whatever you may think when you see these little wonders, no one can deny their efficiency nor their unique style. The equipment necessary to work on MINIs properly is difficult to come by, and often very expensive when you can find it. At I-70 Auto Service we have already invested in all the ISTA tools from the MINI factory that are necessary to provide your MINI with any of the repairs it could need. Some of the most common repairs that MINIs need are clutch or transmission failure. Both of these are expensive repairs if they come up. It's better to try and prevent them from going in for maintenance checks even more often than most mechanics would recommend, just to be safe. Since MINIs have timing chains (metal, clunky parts that keep all the parts inside the engine running in sync) rather than timing belts (a study rubber version of chains), some noise is inevitab ... read more

Top Things To Know About Land Rover Repair at I-70 Auto Service in Kansas City, MO

Top Things To Know About Land Rover Repair at I-70 Auto Service in Kansas City, MO

Three words: four, wheel, drive. Land Rover may not have invented it (side fact, that was Porsche!) but they certainly have mastered it. These cars are built from the inside out purely for off-road, outdoor adventure. You have to find somewhere that the mechanics are passionate about cars, where they truly appreciate the work put into manufacturing and taking care of these vehicles. I-70 Auto Service is the place for you, you great off-road wanderer. Unfortunately, with adventure, comes some damages. Mud, sand, and dirt, can get everywhere in these cars and kick-start some major problems with your vehicle. Other issues that drivers come into contact with pretty often are problems with coolant, along with malfunctioning windshield wipers and delayed window retractors. These are annoying issues that need attention right away, but in the grand scheme of things, they're not very serious problems. With diligent attention to your Rover and regular maintenance check appointments at I ... read more