driveshaft carrier bearing

At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, our goal is to keep your car, truck, or SUV shifting and riding as smoothly as it did the day it rolled off the lot. A big part of that is the mounting hardware that keeps the moving parts in your drivetrain running smooth.

Coolant in a vehicle

Coolant is vital to your engine. Without the right type, amount, and proper circulation of coolant, your engine won’t last long. How do you know when it’s time to check it or replace it? R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA has the answers.

man putting gas in car

At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA, we are here to maintain and repair your vehicle. We’re also here to help you keep your car, truck, or SUV in good shape and running strong. “Bad gas” is often cited as the cause for a variety of issues - but what does that mean, and what can you do?

inside of a transmission

At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA, we’ve seen and diagnosed every warning light in the book. Many people ignore their check engine light, and while it isn’t advised, often get away with it. Transmission warning lights are different, however. Here's what it means and what you should do when it comes on.

With the seasonal impacts and weather changes, a lot of wear can go into your wiper blades. Are your blades leaving behind streaks? Scraping noises when they rub against the windshield? Or the most obvious sign, is the blade fraying and cracking?  It’s time to ask yourself; do I need new wiper blades? R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA is here to help.

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.

Fluid being poured into vehicle

The condition of your transmission fluid can tell you a lot about the condition of the transmission itself. At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA, we want to help you be aware of what to look for and what we look for when servicing your transmission. 

mechanic turning wrench on a car

At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA, we know replacing an entire engine can be a tough call to make - that’s why we’re here to help you make an expert decision on the matter.

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R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc

31035 US-190
Lacombe, LA 70445
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