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How Do We Love Sprinters? Let Us Count The Ways

Sprinter Vans have a cult following, and there are so many reasons why. At I-70 Auto Service in Kansas City, we have the honor to service and repair several Sprinter Vans. Over the years, we have grown to love and appreciate everything about these versatile vehicles. How do we love Sprinter Vans? Let us count the ways... Sprinter Vans are customizable. When you consider all the drivetrain and engine options, plus the various body styles, wheelbases, floor types (metal, plastic, wood) and roof heights, Sprinter Van owners have more than 1,700 potential variants of the 2019 model. It’s mind-blowing how many options you have to choose from when ordering your very own Sprinter Van. Sprinter Vans look classy. Maybe it is because we have a longstanding affection for the Mercedes logo, but these vehicles have a beautiful aesthetic. The front end has a nice shape, and you wouldn’t feel embarrassed about pulling up in a Sprinter Van when you’ve been invited to a cocktail par ... read more

Your Brake’s Cries for Help

Sometimes, your car can be trying to tell you something. If you are hearing an unusual noise, smelling a funky smell, or feeling something out of the ordinary when driving, it may be a sign that your vehicle needs a little extra TLC. When it comes to your vehicle’s brakes, you should never ignore the warning signs:  You notice that your brake light is flashing on your dashboard. Your brake light is on.  When you are driving, you either a squealing sound, grinding noise, or both. These sounds are usually indicators of metal against metal.  When you step on your brakes, you feel wobbling or vibration.  Your brakes are leaking fluid.  Your brakes feel spongy or soft when you use them.  You smell a burning noise while driving, which is a symptom of an overheated brake or clutch.  When driving, your car is pulling to one side of the road, which can indicate a damaged brake hose or caliper.  If you are pulling to one side of the road whil ... read more

Road Trip Playlists

Planning a road trip anytime soon? If your answer is yes, then a road trip playlist should be on your to-do list, along with an inspection performed by the technicians at I-70 Auto Service in Kansas City. You can focus on putting together a playlist while the rest of our team can make sure your vehicle is ready to embark on your adventure.  Here are some songs for your road trip playlist:  “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen “Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake “Where the Streets Have No Name” by U2 “Keep the Car Running” by Arcade Fire “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd “Truckin’” by Grateful Dead “Road to Nowhere” by Talking Heads “Graceland” by Paul Simon “Take It Easy” by the Eagles “America” by Simon and Garfunkel Download on Amazon “Route 66” by Chuck Berry “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros “Going Up the ... read more

Problems with Family Vehicles

At I-70 Auto Service, we do our best to ensure your vehicle is reliable, dependable, and practically invincible. However, without proper preventative maintenance, we see vehicles being brought into our shop, afflicted with the same problems. Here are the issues we commonly see on family cars that are driven locally:  Worn Brake Pads: Brakes wear down naturally over time, which is why preventative maintenance is a must, especially before you are faced with an expensive or dangerous problem.  Alignment: If your tires are wearing unevenly, or you feel a vibration in your steering wheel, you may need an alignment.  Radiator Leaks: Corrosion is usually the culprit if your coolant is leaking. A leaky radiator can lead to your vehicle overheating or even a fire within your engine.  Malfunctioning Sensors: Modern cars are equipped with an array of high-tech sensors, and even though they have tons of benefits, they also have their downfalls, like when they malfunction.&n ... read more

Getting Your Car Ready for a Road Trip

Getting Your Car Ready for a Road Trip

When school is out for the summer, we are all going to be heading out on those summer vacations to bask in the sun and take a breather from rushing to soccer games, making it school before the first bell, and racing to the grocery store before it closes.  If you are planning a roadtrip, we want you to completely enjoy your trip. We don’t want you to have worry about any unexpected breakdowns, which is why we have put together a summer road trip checklist. Make sure you have each of these items ready to go:   First-aid kit.  Jumper cables.  Tunes, podcasts, and DVDs!  Road trip games for your little ones.  Non Perishable snacks and drinks with a lid.  Extra-plastic bags and a roll of paper towels.  Smartphone with GPS.  Spare clothes.  Mobile phone charger.  Audio books.  Portable WiFi device or cellular data plan.  Bring your car into I-70 Auto Service before you head out on your road trip. Our tech ... read more