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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

  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“One Piece at a time” by Johnn ... 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 all day? This is a 1-mile loop that i ... read more

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

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

Get Your Vehicle Ready For Summer: And Check The Car Seats, Too!

Isn’t it a relief to have the ambiguity of early spring behind us? With the time change, the days are lengthening, and we’re all beginning to spend more time outdoors. Teachers and kids alike are itching for summer. Families are making summer vacation plans. Don’t forget, though--your car needs summer preparedness too!   When the skilled auto mechanics at I-70 take your car keys, we’re taking your freedom, plus your means of reliably and safely transporting your precious loved ones around. When you bring your car to I-70 Auto Service in Kansas City, you’re trusting us not only with your vehicle, but with your safety. Nothing is more important to us than making sure our customers reach their destinations safely, whether that be the company picnic or the school play. That is why if you bring your car in for a timely pre-summer tuneup, we will make sure you carseats are correctly installed for FREE!   We know how hard it is to keep up on all th ... read more

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

Mercedes-Benz is known for prestige and luxury. These cars are built with incredible craftsmanship and attention to detail, to a level that most have come to expect from the automaker. Works like these inspire those of us at I-70 Auto Service to be exceptional in our craft and service. Drive like that is why we’ve become the premier, full-service automotive repair location in Kansas City. Although Mercedes are crafted with quality and distinction, there are a few bugs here and there that most Mercedes share in common. Often, the culprits that send Mercedes drivers into our shop are smaller, frequently overlooked parts. Engine mounts, window regulators, check engine lights, and air suspension systems. More serious issues that arise with Mercedes-Benz are things like catalytic converters, transmission problems, and steering components. At I-70 Auto Service, we are highly-qualified to resolve Mercedes repairs like these. We are also fully capable of performing more labor intensive ... read more

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

Something that both Audi and I-70 Auto Service both have in common: we both strive to be the best in the business. By providing quality workmanship and exceptional customer service, we have worked long and hard to build a reputation in our community for our accomplished team of staff and technicians and maintain the reputation for excellent automotive repairs. In fact, I-70 Auto Service is one of the few independent auto repair shops in downtown Kansas City to have factory-level diagnostic testing equipment for Audi vehicles. The VW-Audi Ross-Tech VCDS Subscription that we utilize here at I-70 Auto Service allows us to pinpoint hard-to-diagnose issues within your Audi or Volkswagen automobiles. Most everyone who has driven or owned an Audi has noticed how aesthetically pleasing these luxury vehicles can be. Unfortunately, there are some downsides to owning an Audi, like the more common repairs we've seen over time. The main thing we hear about is spontaneously erratic dashboard an ... read more

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

The fact is plain and straightforward: not everyone can work on a BMW. That's why you shouldn't have “just anyone” working on yours. The ISTA factory tools we have from BMW at our disposal are specialized, and uncommon among the local auto shops except for I-70 Auto Service and the BMW dealerships. We are equipped to expertly handle any of the repairs you could ever need on a BMW, from the usual maintenance to larger repair projects. At I-70 Auto Service, we employ only the best team members. All our technicians are ASE-Certified, two of which are Master Technicians. All this makes I-70 Auto Service your best option when it comes to automotive repair providers in Kansas City. All BMWs share much of the same drawbacks when it comes to repairs. The most common problems that BMW drivers run into are electronic or regulatory failures. Functions like windows rolling down properly or at all. This can also mean that the doors don't properly lock or unlock when prompte ... read more

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

Volkswagen has had a unique culture surrounding their cars going back to their very early models. VW Bugs and Volkswagen vans are some of the most recognizable cars on the road today. But although they are very recognizable, there's still something unique about these round-shaped, happy-looking cars. A car like that deserves a mechanic who knows how to take good care of it. Some of the issues we see most commonly with Volkswagens are issues with the Check Engine light. The Check Engine light turns on to indicate a problem with the engine, so it’s always better to bring your VW into I-70 Auto Service to inspect the problem further. In fact, we are one of the few independent auto repair shop in downtown Kansas City to have factory-level diagnostic testing equipment for Volkswagens. The VW-Audi Ross-Tech VCDS Subscription that we utilize here at I-70 Auto Service allows us to pinpoint hard-to-diagnose issues within your Volkswagen or Audi vehicles. Other common issues for Vol ... read more

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