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In the old days, when your headlight burned out you just replaced the entire thing with a new glass bulb. Modern headlights are plastic assemblies, with a bulb inserted through the back. What this means, is that the plastic lens that light shines through never gets replaced, and eventually will begin to oxidize and deteriorate due to time, weather, and heat from your bulb. Today you will learn when it’s time to fix or replace your headlight assemblies, what options you have in doing so, and what the benefits are.

Passenger side window

Are you having trouble rolling one or more of your windows down? Worse yet, are you having trouble rolling them up? Either way, at R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, we have the answers you’re looking for.

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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. 

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Transmission fluid leaks can often be a pain to track down. If you have a leaky transmission, R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA has some information for you on what you can expect. We’ve repaired countless leaky transmissions, and now we’re here to share some of our knowledge with you.

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Sometimes your car, truck, or SUV stops performing quite like it used to. At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, we can fix that. A simple but common issue on vehicles equipped with a manual transmission is shifter bushing issues. Your shifter has a bushing on the end of it, where it connects to the actual transmission. Its purpose is to provide tight, smooth shifting. 

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Good gas mileage is something we all want. In fact, many drivers purchase certain cars solely for gas mileage, and almost all of us at least take it into consideration when purchasing a vehicle. While it is true that gas mileage is by and large determined simply by the type of car, there are actually a variety of things you can do to increase the gas mileage of any automobile. The tips R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe want to provide you here are simple and effective steps you can take to increase your gas mileage, often more considerably than you think.

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!

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Your Vehicle Identification Number, or VIN, is essentially your car’s fingerprint. In its entirety, it is specific only to your car. Each car has its own unique VIN number and can be decoded to provide manufacturing and identification information on any vehicle on the road. Date of manufacture, manufacturer, vehicle type, where it was made, and options such as engine and transmission type, whether a car is a two or four-door, and a multitude of other specifications can be gleaned from a VIN number. Essentially, a VIN number will tell you exactly what a car is and where it came from, without even having to see the car.

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31035 US-190
Lacombe, LA 70445
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