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Frequently Asked Questions about Car Repair

Frequently Asked Questions about Car Repair

At I-70 Auto Service, we have a lot of experience answering questions about auto repair and car care. For this month’s blog, we thought we might share with you some of the most frequent questions we hear. How often should I get an oil change/new tires/ new wiper blades/ etc? There seems to be a lot of misinformation and conjecture about what maintenance is required and how often. The best place to check for this is your car’s manual: it will tell you exactly what mileage or time frame your car needs for service. Beyond that, there are a few rules of thumb you can go by to keep your car in the best shape. Here’s a neat little chart to answer your questions! Maintenance or ServiceTime Frame or Mileage Oil Change 3,000 - 5,000 miles New Tires 25,000 - 50,000 miles Wiper Blades 6 to 9 months Serpentine Belt Replaced by 90,000 miles Timing Belt Replaced between 60K - 105K miles ... read more

Getting Your Car Ready for Spring Weather

Getting Your Car Ready for Spring Weather

As car owners, we are often aware of our car’s needs during the transition to Winter weather. However, drivers don’t often consider all the variables when it comes to their car’s performance in the Spring. Take some hints from the automotive maintenance experts over at I-70 Auto Service, because we’ve got some advice to help you rolling safely in the sunshine! Check your tires! Are they in good shape? Proper alignment? Now is the time to switch out your winter tires for their summer counterparts, Inspect places that may have taken a beating through the winter months. Your suspension may have damage from potholes or you might have chips, scratches, and cracks on your windshield. Running your car through the wash or washing it yourself could help you identify small dents and scratches that come from the normal wear and tear on a car. Refill. Refill your motor oil, wiper fluid, gas tank, coolant, check it all. Some may be hesitant to trudge out in the cold wind ... read more

Distracted Driving: Why You Should Not Risk It

Distracted Driving: Why You Should Not Risk It

3,179 were killed and 431,000 were injured in 2014 alone via distracted driving car accidents. According to distraction.gov, distracted driving is “any activity that could divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety.” Although using maps, radios, eating, and talking are all considered distractions, the most hazardous one is texting. Texting requires visual focus, concentration, and taking your hands off the wheel. So, please, don't text and drive. It can wait. The thing is, we can cite statistics at you all day long, but the real goal here is to prevent you from becoming one of those statistics. It’s a serious issue with a lot of arguments for and against, but distracted driving is just not worth the risk. The good news is that you're never just a statistic here at I-70 Auto Service. Our customers are part of ou ... read more

Top Ten Ways to Show Your Love This Valentine's Day

February! We’re already in the second month of the new year! You’ve got 14 days to plan a happy holiday for you and your sweetheart. Or, if you’d rather spend the day with the best of friends, there’s plenty of ways to show your love for those dear to you too! So in honor of St. Valentine’s day, here’s a few ways to show your significant other or even your best pal how much you care! 1. Celebrate Valentine’s Day! We thought we ought to start out with classics; flowers, chocolate, a romantic card… so you can celebrate your love on February 14th of this year. You can mix it up by baking sweet treats yourself or getting your loved one a potted plant for a reminder that will last past the winter months. 2. Take care of a few little things. Really! Maybe tidy up, fill their gas tank, or make dinner for the night. A little contribution to make your special someone’s busy day just a little calmer and a ... read more

Prepare Your Vehicles for Back to School

Back-to-school season is upon us. Soon, our days will be filled with busy mornings and afternoons, packed with afterschool activities. You might even be sending your child off to college, away from our hometown of Kansas City. Either way, from grade school to college, your car needs to be working in top condition. During this busy month, we rely on our car. Imagine during a busy morning driving your children to school in Prairie Village, your car breaks down. You are driving your child to college, your car is completely packed, and you feel your car slowly to stop. As you can see, it is imperative that your car is working tip-top shape. How exactly can you prepare your car for the month ahead? You can get prepared by following these easy guidelines: Do not forget about basic maintenance. Preventative maintenance goes a long way in the auto industry. Often, our team can catch problems before they even happen. Get acquainted with the owner’s manual. If you do this, you can begi ... read more