steering wheel

Good steering is an underrated and often neglected aspect of commercial truck driving. At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, we believe in making sure you have the best truck possible, whether you’re hauling something across town or across the country.

At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA, we’ve got every answer to your transmission questions and needs, and answers to a lot of things that fall outside of that realm as well. Today, we’re talking about the ABS light - an issue that plagues many modern drivers at some point or another.

mechanic messing with a tire on a lifted car

The operation of your transmission depends on your hydraulics. Even if that sounds like a foreign language to you, at R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA, we speak the automotive language. We want you to understand what we're talking about, so here are the basics of the hydraulic functions behind your transmission.

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At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA, we do our best to keep you on the road. A huge part of being able to do that is proper vehicle maintenance; when was the last time you changed your oil?

At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA, we specialize in engine maintenance, service, customization, and repair. All of our technicians are equipped with the best equipment and training in the industry to ensure they know exactly what your specific engine needs, no matter what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive.

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On modern vehicles, the PCV system (Positive Crankcase Ventilation System) is essential to ensuring your car or truck is ready to go when you are and remains a long-lasting, reliable vehicle. It’s much more than just emissions control - your PCV system serves multiple purposes and is quite interesting! How does it work, and what are those purposes?  Here at R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA, we have those answers for you!

transmission

Automatic transmissions aren’t well understood outside of specialists like our technicians here at R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA. While it would be impossible to teach you enough to make you a transmission expert in a quick article, what we can do is give you the fundamental knowledge you need to have a good idea of what your transmission is doing and how it works. Being able to understand how your transmission works will help you identify any problems that may arise to prevent further wear and tear on your vehicle. 

automotive transmission

Are you considering upgrading to a better transmission on your classic? R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA can help.

If you drive something old, there’s a good chance it has fewer gears than you’d like. With all the 6 and 8 speed transmissions on the road today, it’s hard to imagine that just a few decades ago we were getting by with just 2 or 3 gears. These days, there are some simple swap options - here are some things for you to consider.

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R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc

31035 US-190
Lacombe, LA 70445
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