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Achoo! Allergies Can Affect Your Vehicle Too!

Achoo! Allergies Can Affect Your Vehicle Too!

You may be surprised to learn that allergies can, in fact, affect your vehicle, and in turn, affect you. Your vehicle’s cabin air filter is responsible for keeping these pesky allergens out of your vehicle. Without a properly working cabin air filter, you may find yourself reaching for those tissues and hand sanitizer.  Your cabin air filter is a feature commonly found on most late-model vehicles. It will clean any air that comes into your vehicle’s cabin through the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system. It prevents any dust, pollen, or any other material from entering your car. If you have allergies or respiratory problems, it is easy to see how a worn or damaged cabin air filter can negatively affect you.  How often does your cabin air filter need replacing? The answer will vary by the manufacturer, but typically a qualified technician should replace your air filter every 12,000 to 15,000 miles. This can depend on how often you drive and where. For ... read more

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It is Time for Tire Replacement

It is Time for Tire Replacement

Has the time come for tire replacement? If your answer is yes, then make sure to visit the technicians at D&K Automotive right away for a tire replacement. If you are unsure, keep reading to see if you are experiencing any of these 5 warning signs that you need new tires:  Tread depth: Your tread depth should never fall below a 1/16 of an inch.  Tread Wear Indicator Bar: Many newer cars have a built-in tread wear indicator bar. As your tires wear down, the indicator bars will gradually begin to appear. At first, they are not visible.  Cracks in the Sidewall: It is easy to check and see if you notice any cracks or cuts in the sidewall.  Bulges and Blisters: When the outer surface of the tire begins to weaken, you might see a bulge or blister in your tire, very similar to the type of blisters you get on your feet!  Too Much Vibration: If you are driving on a smooth ride and continually feel a vibration, this is a sign it is time for a tire replacement.&n ... read more

Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Car Lovers

It seems as if it was just yesterday that the holidays were here, and you were thinking of gifts for your loved ones for Christmas. You may be all out of gift ideas for your significant others, and with Valentine’s Day, just around the corner, you may find yourself struggling to think of the next best gift idea for your beloved. The team at D&K Automotive is here to help. Here are the best valentine’s day gifts for your car lovers:  Gas Clutch SocksCar VacuumFunny Car Guy T-Shirt ... read more

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New Year’s Resolutions for Car Owners

New Year’s Resolutions for Car Owners

Happy New Year’s from the team at D&K Automotive! We wish you a happy and healthy New Year’s for both you and your vehicle! You may have already thought of some New Year’s Resolutions for yourself, but have you thought about your vehicle? Don’t forget about your trusty sidekick. The team at D&K Automotive has a few resolutions in mind for your vehicle. These resolutions are designed to keep your car in good condition and avoid any breakdowns.  Here are some New Year’s Resolutions for car owners:  Change your oil. The easiest way to ensure your vehicle’s engine lasts long is to routinely change your oil.  Don’t forget about your tires. It is important to check your tire’s wear pattern and amount of remaining tread. If you notice any unusual wear, bring your vehicle into our shop, and we will examine your vehicle’s alignment. We will also look for any signs of rot and closely examine the tire pressure.  ... read more

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