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Back To School Car Services You Don’t Want To Miss

 Back To School Car Services You Don’t Want To Miss

Summer is almost over, which means our kids will be heading back to school. We will be heading over to the store for those back to school supplies and racing to the grocery store for snacks. Don’t forget about your vehicle! The last thing we would want is for you to be stuck on your way to school with a broken down car. Here are back to school car services you don’t want to miss:  Oil changes are important and should be on the list.  We don’t want your kids late on the first day of class with a dead battery.  Don’t forget about the battery; we don’t want your teens late on the first day of class.  Make sure to check out your lights. Those lights need to be shining like the sun.  Take a look those fluid levels to see if they are at the appropriate level.  If you see your vehicle leaking fluid, someone should take a look at this mysterious fluid.  Check your tires for uneven tread wear and any other potential fires ... read more

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How Our Cars Make Us More Independent

Take a moment and realize how much we depend on our vehicles, whether that means we need our car to get us to work on time or perhaps carpool your daughter and her friends to their soccer game. For many of us, our vehicles symbolize freedom, as without our car for a significant period of time, our lives would come to a standstill.  You can practically do anything with a properly working car and a full tank of gas. The possibilities are endless, which is why at D&K Automotive, we think having a car symbolizes freedom and independence. With our cars at your side, we have the capacity to choose how we spend our days, and essentially our lives. The possibility for adventures is endless.  Along with celebrating our nation’s independence this July, we should take a moment to relish in how our vehicle represents freedom to us. To ensure that your car continues to be a symbol of independence and freedom, routine inspections by the team at D&K Automotive are a must. We ... read more

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Top Off Your Fluids

We need to keep ourselves hydrated, especially in the summer heat, but we also need to be mindful of the fluids in our car. There are 7 fluids that are absolutely essential to your vehicle -- they perform a crucial part in keeping your vehicle running safely and securely, no matter where, what, or how you are driving.  Here are the seven essential fluids in your vehicle:  Oil: This fluid almost goes without saying, as we all know how important an oil service is, but oil is responsible for keeping all the moving parts in your vehicle lubricated.  Radiator Fluid: Your radiator fluid keeps your engine from overheating, and with summer almost here, we can all imagine how vital it is for a technician to examine this fluid level.  Transmission Fluid: This fluid keeps your transmission properly lubricated, while preventing both expensive and dangerous problems.  Power Steering Fluid: If you are like the rest of us, we would all like to maintain our ability to ste ... read more

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Best Outdoor National Parks Around Antioch

Are you thinking of a fun activity to do this weekend with your family? Why not spend some time at an outdoor national park near or around Antioch? These national parks are an excellent way to spend time with your family, enjoy our beautiful region, and get some fresh air. Our team at D&K Automotive have compiled a list of the best outdoor national parks around Antioch: Black Diamond Mines Regional PreserveDow Wetlands Wildlife Habitat PreserveContra Loma Regional Park & Swim LagoonBig Break Regional Shoreline ... read more

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Spring into Spring--Check Your Car’s Suspension

There are thousands of different components in your vehicle, from your transmission to your air filters, and our team at D&K Automotive is intimately familiar with every one of them. Because spring is officially here, we thought we would discuss our vehicle’s springs, which are part of our car’s suspension system.  Your suspension system is made up of several parts, including the chassis, shocks and struts, and anti-sway bar shifts. Your chassis holds up the cab of the car, and the springs, shocks, and struts support the weight and absorb any shock caused by a bumpy road. The anti-sway bar transfers the movement of your vehicle to stabilize the car.  Here are five benefits of a properly working suspension system:  Consistent handling and braking.  Help keep your tires stay on the road.  Wheel alignment.  Control your car’s bounce, roll, and sway.  Reduce wear and damage to other components of your engine.  Let’s ... read more

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Not All Heroes Wear Capes: What We Love About Our Job

 Not All Heroes Wear Capes: What We Love About Our Job

While we don’t profess to be quite as amazing as Superman, we are proud of the fact that we have built an entire business and career around saving the day. Yes, we are deeply passionate about working on cars, but it’s being able to turn around a bad day for our customers that really keeps us going and motivates us to get out of bed every morning. We work hard to make a bad day better for you and know what it feels like when your car breaks down.   We work diligently to partner with our customers when it comes to their personal safety behind the wheel as well as the overall performance and longevity of your cherished vehicle. Not only that, but we take all the time it takes to hear you out and understand all that you have to share about what is going on with your vehicle. We love that our entire team has patience, passion, and integrity when it comes to meeting and exceeding your customer service expectations.   A superhero doesn't just tackle the bad guys. A t ... read more

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Our Favorite Date Night Love Songs

Ah! It’s February, and love is in the air. Our favorite thing about Valentine’s Day is the memories we share with our loved ones, and those memories are enhanced by meaningful music. That’s why we thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite date night love songs so you, too, can reflect on those memories while listening to these songs as you drive along in your car. Take a look at the favorite date night love songs from the D&K Automotive Repair team in Antioch:   Love Me Tender, by Elvis PresleyLove Me Do, by The BeatlesHow Deep Is Your Love, by The Bee GeesEndless Love, by Lionel Richie & Diana RossAs Long As You Love Me, by Backstreet Boys ... read more

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Resolve To Get Regular Auto Repair

 Resolve To Get Regular Auto Repair

New year, new you...lots of new resolutions! We love a new year: there is so much exciting energy. The holidays are over, and everyone returns to business with a spring in their step and the firm resolve to make this year count.  At D & K Automotive, we’d like to encourage you to make your new year count by resolving (ha! See what we did there?!) to bring your car in for regular auto repair and maintenance! Oil changes should happen at least every three months, if not more. Tires need to be rotated. Transmissions need to be checked. We want to see you have an excellent, long relationship with your car...for as long as your car shall live! With regular auto repair and maintenance, the auto mechanics at D & K Automotive can act as the “love doctors” for you and your car, thereby improving your relationship and getting as much enjoyment out of your ride as possible!  We want to see more of you this year, so come on into D & K Automotive! Our ... read more

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Top Five Reasons To Prepare Your Vehicle For Winter Weather

Top Five Reasons To Prepare Your Vehicle For Winter Weather

Here in sunny Antioch, we don’t think much about winter weather. But did you know it’s still important to winterize your vehicle? There are a lot of benefits to bringing your vehicle in to prepare it for the winter months. Here are a few of ours: Tires  Your tires need regular maintenance and inspection, and during the winter rainy months, it may make sense to switch to a different kind of tire. Your auto mechanic at D & K Automotive can help you make the decision that’s best for you. Wiper blades Wiper blades keep your car’s windows clear, but they wear down over time. Ask your D & K auto mechanic to swap them out so that you can be sure to see clearly!   Headlights and tail lights  Headlights and tail lights need to be replaced every 3-4 years, but they begin fading long before they actually burn out. On these dark winter nights, you want to be sure you can see well! Check with your auto mechanic to clean and test your headlights and ... read more

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Our Favorite Turkey Day Treats!

Our Favorite Turkey Day Treats!

Whew, what a year! At D & K Automotive, we are so THANKFUL to have gotten our shop up and running and to serve so many families in the Antioch community. As we wind down the year, it’s a good time to show gratitude to our customers. Here are a few of the recipes we love to cook up for those family gatherings. Bonus points, because of all of these transport in your car easily!  Candied Yams are such a scrumptious holiday dish. This recipe is a classic that everyone is bound to enjoy, complete with the totally unhealthy but delicious marshmallow topping! Scalloped potatoes  For a new twist on the classic mashed spuds, try this recipe for scalloped potatoes! You can make these in the traditional way as listed, or mix it up by adding extra spices!  Pumpkin Pie What family gathering would be complete without pumpkin pie? This recipe from Bon Appetit is one of our favorites and is sure to please! Rolls Thanksgiving is a time for carbs--and we love these homemade ... read more

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