Fleet Service

  • Brakes for Your Fleet

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    At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, our expert mechanics are here to work for you. On large commercial trucks, there’s one component that works harder than almost all the rest; your brakes. Our technicians have the knowledge and ability necessary to have your truck stopping like the day it rolled off the lot, no matter what the problem is.

  • Commercial Trucking - Tips for Backing Up

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    If you’ve ever been behind the wheel of a commercial truck, you already know that driving in reverse isn’t easy. At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, most of the damage we see is a result of an accident which occurred in reverse.

  • Do You Need Your Fleet Serviced? Talk To Us About Our Fleet Programs!

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    While most fleet vehicles are chosen for their reliability, low maintenance, and durability, sometimes maintaining several of them at a time can become overwhelming. Let R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA put your mind at ease, with our fleet maintenance programs for any and all fleet vehicles.

  • Don't Ignore Warning Signs from Your Fleet

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    It isn’t easy keeping your fleet or commercial trucks up and running. At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA, we’re here to help. Fleet and commercial vehicles log a lot of miles, and a lot of hours - as a result, even the most reliable components need to be serviced occasionally. On an ordinary diesel, an injection pump may last the entire life of the engine itself. On vehicles that work harder than anything else on the road, this isn’t always the case. 

  • How to Avoid Risk In Your Fleet Trucks

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    At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, we understand that big trucks mean bigger risk on the road. Here are some tips to remember, to reduce the likelihood of an accident resulting in large repair costs next time you're on the job.

  • Keep Your Fleet Going for Miles to Come

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    Does your fleet have vehicles equipped with four-wheel or all-wheel drive? More and more, companies are moving towards vehicles equipped with one or the other - they’re safer and more useful, particularly in inclement weather or less than ideal conditions. If your fleet is powered by all four wheels, R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA has you covered.

  • Know the Signs of Engine Failure

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    Fleet cars, vans, and trucks see a lot of wear and tear. If your engine has already called it a day, then it’s obviously case closed - you need a new engine or a new vehicle. However, there are many times when an engine is about to go down, and you can get it taken care of before it kicks the bucket for good - saving you time and towing in the process.

  • Let Us Build S Fleet Service Program That Works For You!

    While most fleet vehicles are chosen for their reliability, low maintenance, and durability, sometimes maintaining several of them at a time can become overwhelming. Just keeping up with the maintenance schedule alone is a task and then to ensure you keep your scheduled routes for those fleet vehicles is another task in itself. Let R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe put your mind at ease, with our fleet maintenance programs for any and all fleet vehicles. We will take the stress from your business fleet program and get your fleet trucks and fleet cars running at optimum performance with a routine that works for your business that often REDUCES costs!

  • Make Your Truck Most Efficient

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    At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, we know how much efficiency matters. When it comes to your truck, it’s equally important. Obviously, a huge chunk of your operating cost is fuel consumption, which is largely dependent on the truck's design. Fortunately, there are ways to greatly increase the efficiency of your truck, regardless of shape or size.

  • Prevent a Leaky Fleet

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    Whether it’s a result of maintenance, mileage, or some other factor, it seems that every fleet or commercial diesel leaks a little bit of something. Oil, transmission fluid, gear oil, or coolant seem to find a way to pool overnight on the ground after a long day on the road. At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA, we can take care of that for you.

  • Quality Parts For Fleet Trucks

    When your commercial or fleet vehicles need maintenance or repair, we know it can be a hassle. We also know that you want it to stay fixed and stay on the road for as long as possible. At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc, a huge aspect of our focus on quality is not only centered around the work we do but also the components we install.

  • Quality Work That Will Keep Your Fleet Going

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    If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you own or operate a fleet or commercial truck. If you do, then you probably know the difference between a job done, a job done well, and a job done perfectly. At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA, we strive for the latter.

  • Risks in Truck Driving

    At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA, we understand that big trucks mean bigger risk on the road. Here are some tips to remember, to reduce the likelihood of an accident next time you’re on the job.

  • Safety for Your Fleet and Drivers

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    When you run a company that uses fleets, the safety of your fleet and drivers should always be one of your top concerns. There is always room for improvement when it comes to safety and reduces accidents.

  • Safety Tips for Truck Drivers

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    At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, we understand how important safety is in the world of truck driving. The stakes are higher in a big truck; potential for damage is obviously far greater, to you, your cargo, and other people on the road. Here are some easy tips that go a long way.

  • Should I Buy New or Used for My Fleet?

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    At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA, we service all kinds of trucks, young and old. If you’re in the market for a new or new-to-you truck, here’s some advice we encourage you to consider.

  • Should You Buy A New Fleet Vehicle, or Fix What You Have?

    There comes a time in the life of every fleet vehicle or commercial truck when you have to decide - is it time to retire that truck or van, or should you put the money into fixing it? At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA, we’re here to help.

  • Truck Classification Guide

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    All trucks, from a Chevy S-10, to the largest, heavy-duty trucks on the road, are classified into categories. Trucks are categorized by weight into classifications 1-9, and each grade comes with its own set of regulations and license requirements. Here’s a quick guide, from R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe.

  • What Are Your Gauges Telling You?

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    Gauges are your first, and often only, line of defense in catching a major problem before it’s too late. At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, we know that sometimes a faulty gauge is overlooked when the truck is still running fine and there’s a busy day ahead. However, gauges are extremely important, and are typically easy to repair.

  • What It Means When We Say Ground Connection!

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    At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, we know that few problems are simultaneously as simple and confusing as a bad ground connection on your car, truck, or SUV. Here’s a look at some symptoms of a bad ground, and what you can do to correct it.

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Lacombe, LA 70445
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