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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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Here’s How To Help Your College Student Navigate Back To School

It’s September, which means that lots of students are heading to school--including your intrepid young college students! Between the joys of acceptance letters, the crushing defeats of the “thanks, but no thanks” letters, buying new sheets, helping your student negotiate roommate situations, crying at odd moments in Target, and all the other joys that sending your kid off to college brings, have you taken a look at their vehicle? First things are first: Students often drive older cars that might require more maintenance. Even if they have something that you deem trustworthy, do bring your car to a trusted auto mechanic to make sure that all the major systems are in good working order: transmission, suspension, and fresh tires, if necessary. Also, make sure the fluids are topped up: brakes, coolant, transmission, and oil. What about insurance? Don’t assume that your student will be ok with minimal, or no insurance: they need to be fully covered! Check with your ... read more

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How To Protect Your Car From Overheating-

August is hotter than hot here in Antioch. While we can stay cool indoors by running AC, our cars aren’t so lucky. Starting a car in 100-degree weather can cause problems, so let’s look at some ways to prevent the dreaded overheating! Top off engine coolant. First and foremost, make sure your coolant is topped off. This is a simple step that can save you a lot of heartaches! We recommend keeping a gallon each of water and coolant in the trunk of your car, just in case.  Consider tinted windows. One way to keep the car’s interior cooler is to tint your windows. This can reduce the need for AC, which is notorious for causing overheating on sweltering days when it is difficult for the engine to keep up. On that note…   Turn off the AC and use the fresh air setting. Try to alternate AC with the new air setting. This will not get the car quite as cold as otherwise, but it will give your engine a chance to recuperate and can help you avoid overheating as ... read more

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What Is The Future Of Automotive Technology?

The automotive industry has been on a wild ride since Henry Ford first rolled out his horseless carriages. Here, we discuss a few of the changes that have occurred in the last decade.   Alternative Fuels First, standard gasoline is no longer the only game in town. There are alternative fuel options to fossil fuels, and there is demand for them to become more widely available, though not all alternative fuels are created equal, and each comes with their own set of issues. Ethanol is an alcohol-based fuel that is made from wheat or corn. With both corn and wheat being subsidized by the government, this is a really viable option. Another very popular fuel option is electricity, such as in the Chevy Volt. Methanol, a wood-based alcohol fuel, is one example of an alternative fuel that was around for awhile before automobile manufacturers stopped making cars that used it. Last is biodiesel; made from vegetable fats. Some forms of biodiesel are even made from recycled restaurant oils ... read more

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Top Ten Summertime Car Shows Near Antioch

For many motorists, California is synonymous with car shows! What better way to rekindle your love of the open road in a fine motor vehicle than by seeing some of the best ones in the industry? Rub shoulders with glitterati and see some great cars. Read on to find our favorite car shows.   13th Annual Capitola Rod and Classic Car Show Held in Capitola, miles from Santa Cruz from June 9-10, this show features classic rods and cars through 1972. Capitola is laced with charming shops and restaurants, so there’s something to please everyone.   San Francisco International Car Show From November 21-25 at the Moscone Center, glimpse some of the world’s most astounding vehicles and cutting edge technology.   Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance This renowned show has something to suit even the most discriminating of tast ... read more

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The Benefits of State-of-the-Art Auto Repair Equipment

New Shop, New Tools, Same Great Service!   Is anyone else burnt out on fire talk? We are! D & K Automotive is back in business and ready to serve your auto repair needs! After a full renovation, our auto repair shop is better than ever. Our auto mechanics are thrilled to have a host of new tools, diagnostic equipment and software to serve you! D & K Auto in Antioch, CA is built on a reputation of quality and impeccable customer service.   Summer is coming, and in Antioch, that means it’s HOT, baby! Now is a perfect time to make sure your fluids are topped off. We have a brand-new coolant service machine to check your coolant fluid so your car is ready to keep you cool! We also have a new brake fluid service machine to make sure your brakes are in top condition.   We have brand-new, manufacturer specific diagnostic scan tools for those all important factory quality checks. Whether it’s BMW or Ford, Chevrolet or Mini, D & K Automotive has got ... read more

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D&K Automotive Repair Update for March 29, 2018

D&K Automotive Repair Update for March 29, 2018

Hello D&K Customers Friends and Family,   I know this is a day late but that is because we are hard at work putting the shop back together! This past week we are cleaning and preparing for our first day back on April 2nd.   We are actively taking appointments every day and we are filling up fast. So please give us a call and book your appointment.   Don't forget that we have our Grand Opening Celebration this Saturday March 31st from 11am to 3pm. We have lots of prizes to give away and TACOS!! Please check out this link to our Facebook page for more details https://www.facebook.com/events/331002113973580/ ... read more

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D&K Automotive Repair Update for March 20, 2018

D&K Automotive Repair Update for March 20, 2018

Hello D&K Customers, Friends and Family,   Things are moving fast here at the shop. Last week we started moving all of our equipment and tool boxes into the shop. We are finally setting up and getting organized. We still have a little work to do, but we are still on track for our opening day April 2nd!   We are actively taking appointments. So please give us a call and we will be glad to put you on our schedule.    Don't forget that we have our grand opening celebration on March 31st. Please check out this link to our Facebook page for details https://www.facebook.com/events/331002113973580/ ... read more

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D&K Automotive Repair Update for March 13, 2018

D&K Automotive Repair Update for March 13, 2018

Hello D&K Customers, Friends and Family,   Another week closer to our opening day!    Last week was productive again. The electrician has run power to all of the lifts and they are now all functioning. It has been eight months since we had lifts that functioned!! We also had our whole crew back doing some detail work in the shop to help bring it all together.    Things are still right on schedule for our first day back April 2nd and we are currently taking appointments. If you have been waiting for us to open, now is the time to email or call us to book your appointment.    Just a reminder we are having a grand opening celebration on March 31st. If you haven't checked out our Facebook page, please do so here ... read more

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D&K Automotive Repair Update for March 7, 2018

D&K Automotive Repair Update for March 7, 2018

Hello D&K Customers, Friends and Family,   Last week was again productive and we are still right on schedule. All of the lifts were installed, ceiling tiles were installed in the office and the electrician is still hard at work.    We are currently taking appointments for our grand opening day. Please give us a call with any of your automotive needs and we will get you in ASAP.   Don't forget that we are having our grand opening celebration party on 3/31. Please click on this link https://www.facebook.com/events/331002113973580/ ... read more

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