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Having your car inspected for suspension and tires damage due to winter pot holes

Having your car inspected for suspension and tires damage due to winter pot holes

There are many signs that indicate spring is almost here -- the days are longer, the flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and of course, the road is covered in potholes! It only takes one pothole to damage your vehicle. Pot holes can really take a toll on your vehicle’s:  Suspension: When your vehicle drives over a pothole, your suspension system will absorb the initial shock. Each time your suspension system hits a pothole, it slowly begins to deteriorate. Over time, you might begin to notice that your vehicle isn’t absorbing potholes like it used, and you might be in for a bumpy ride!  Alignment: When there is something wrong with your vehicle’s alignment, you will notice vibrations, poor steering, or premature and irregular tire wear.  Tires: When you hit a pothole, you immediately think of your tires. Hitting a pothole can lead to uneven wear, tire damage, and even potentially bending a rim.  We know the road is scattered precariously w ... read more

The Importance of Experienced and Educated Technicians For Your European Vehicle

The Importance of Experienced and Educated Technicians For Your European Vehicle

Your European vehicle, whether you are driving a Mercedes, BMW, or an Audi, requires expert service. They are built differently than their Domestic or Japanese counterparts. Because these differences, your European vehicle needs to be serviced by experienced and educated technicians.  Specialty technicians are an absolute must for European vehicles. They recognize the nuances of these cars and utilize tools and technology specific to your vehicle. Experienced and educated technicians make sure to stay up-to-date on trainings for these vehicles. You can rest assured in the quality and accuracy of the repair performed by specialty technicians.  The team at I-70 Auto Service is experienced and educated in the service and repair of European vehicles, including yours. It doesn’t matter if you own a BMW, Mercedes, MINI, Audi, Volkswagen, Range Rover, or Volvo. Our technicians possess years of experience, along with a precise attention to detail, that your European vehicle d ... read more

New Year’s Resolution -- Preventative Maintenance for Your Diesel and Sprinter Van

New Year’s Resolution -- Preventative Maintenance for Your Diesel and Sprinter Van

2020 is officially here, and the team at I-70 Auto Service is here to wish you a happy and healthy New Year’s! Not only do we wish you a happy and healthy year, but we also wish your diesel and Sprinter Van one too. We want your vehicle to stay in tip-top shape for many more months and miles. That’s why we have put together the perfect New Year’s Resolution for you and your diesel and Sprinter Van -- preventative maintenance!  We can’t emphasize the importance of preventative maintenance enough! Many of the most expensive and dangerous auto repairs could have been prevented by preventative maintenance. It may sound like a hassle bringing your diesel or Sprinter Van to I-70 Auto Service, but we make it easy for you. We will update you each step of the way, and we can provide you with a loaner vehicle or shuttle drive.  Have you ever heard of that saying -- it is cheaper to keep her? The same goes with your diesel or Sprinter Van. Preventative maintena ... read more

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

The Best Advice for Diesel Owners

While the majority of America drives gasoline-powered engines, there is a growing tribe of dedicated and passionate diesel owners. Diesel vehicles are reliable, powerful, and are designed to work hard. However, if you want your diesel to take good care of you, you will need to take good care of it. Here is some friendly advice for new members of the diesel fan club: Light diesels tend to be passenger vehicles while heavy-duty diesels are 18-wheel tractor-trailers. If you haul a trailer, pay extra attention to transmission maintenance. The extra load puts a strain on the transmission system. Therefore, it is wise to check your transmission frequently if you are pulling a horse trailer, mobile home, camper, or another vehicle. Diesel engines require more filter maintenance because diesel fuel is not as clean and pure as gasoline. That is why you need to change your fuel filter more frequently, your air filters, and purge the water/fuel separator. Diesels are known for their power and ... read more