Truck Repair

  • Don't Neglect Your Truck's Brakes!

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    Obviously, your brakes are essential. However, it’s easy to neglect or ignore brake issues, and even miss them altogether; as long as the truck still stops, many people don’t see the need to have their brakes serviced. From R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA, here are some common brake issues, and why you should fix them.

  • Gas Cap Malfunctions? Yes, It's A Thing

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    At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, we know that some of the most elusive issues with any car, truck, or SUV are often caused by the simplest of malfunctions. While you might consider a gas cap fairly innocuous, it can actually malfunction too, prompting a check engine light on your dashboard.

  • How Often Should You Have Maintenance Performed on Your Truck?

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    At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, we know there’s a lot of conflict on when you should maintenance certain things on your truck. We also know there are consequences to neglecting maintenance; the difference between a truck that breaks down all the time and a truck that has covered over a million miles virtually trouble free all boils down to maintenance.

  • 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.

  • How to Care for Your Older Truck

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    As your vehicle ages, it not only gains sentimental value but a number of maintenance measures arise as well. Trucks from previous decades have the potential to keep their value and functionality for many years. Here are some tips from R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc to keep your older truck running for a prolonged time.

  • How To Test Your Shocks

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    Ride quality is an essential part of your driving experience. At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, we strive to keep your car, truck, or SUV as smooth and comfortable to drive as the day it came off the lot. Your shock absorbers play a huge role in ride quality; here’s what you should know.

  • Is It Time To Replace Your Ball Joints?

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    We know you’re busy. At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA, we also know that while there are certain issues with your car, truck, or SUV you can ignore for a while, some of them shouldn’t wait. While serious issues are often obvious, sometimes they aren’t - ball joints are one such case.

  • Is Your Truck Pulling To The Side? What Does That Mean?

    Does your steering wheel feel like it’s fighting you when trying to drive in a straight line? Does your truck turn too aggressively when you try to go one direction, and poorly when you try to go another? There are a few possibilities as to what it means if your truck resists going in a straight line. R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe has the answers for you.

  • 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!

  • Maintaining Your Trucks with Coolant Flushes

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    Coolant flushes are an important maintenance procedure, necessary for keeping your truck reliably on the road. At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, we know that coolant flushes are a key aspect of preventative maintenance that goes a long way.

  • 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.

  • Ready For A Road Trip - Here Is Our Checklist!

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    Road trips are a lot of fun, and often unpredictable. For all the miles you will be driving we always recommend preparing for any situation. With this checklist from R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, you’ll be prepared for whatever comes your way.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 Does The “Tow” Button On Your Truck Do?

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    At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, we know an important part of your ability to care for your transmission lies in your knowledge about how it works. Here is some information on the tow button, if your car, truck, or SUV is equipped with one.

  • What Is A Short Throw Shifter

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    At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, routine maintenance and repair isn’t the only thing we do. For custom parts installation, you can also count on us. Common modification enthusiasts do is swapping to a short-throw shifter; but what actually is a short-throw shifter, and what does it do?

  • 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.

  • What Your Vehicle Towing Capacity Means

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    Unless you use your vehicle to tow every day for work, odds are you haven’t paid much attention to your truck, SUV, or crossover’s towing capacity. Maybe you’re looking to buy a boat for some summer fun or just need to rent a trailer to get your belongings from one dwelling to the next. Whatever the reason for pulling something behind your vehicle, it’s important to get a firm grasp on what exactly your towing capacity means. Understanding how each of the components in your vehicle contributes to your overall tow rating can keep you from putting undue stress on your rig and keep you and your family safe.

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