transmission up close

A slipping transmission is never a good thing. What causes it, what forms does it take, and how do you know if yours is slipping? From R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA, here’s what you need to know.

Valves on car

In the realm of performance engines, valve adjustments are an essential part of keeping your car running its best. When you add customization to the mix, valve timing becomes even more critical, and it’s important the technician adjusting them really knows their stuff. At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA, we’ve got you covered.

technician holding a clean and dirty air filter comparison in the front seat of a car

When driving around town, your vehicle's engine needs clean air to burn the fuel – and it needs a lot. In fact, a typical vehicle needs about 216,000 gallons of air for every tank of gas. All that air passes through a filter that catches the dust and dirt. Eventually, the filter gets completely full, and because the filter can only hold so much, dirt starts getting through. At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, we want to help you get the best air quality in your vehicle, but first, we want to explain the process of where this dirty air is going. 

quality car parked

If you drive a Mercedes, Porsche, Subaru, BMW, Jaguar, or other performance and luxury vehicle, you’re a person who appreciates the value of quality. At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc, we share that appreciation - that’s why we specialize in quality cars and take pride in quality work.

miscellaneous auto parts against a wall

When something goes wrong on your vehicle, it can be tempting to take the cheapest route. With eBay, Amazon, and the countless other sources for car and truck parts on the market today, many people decide to go that route to save some money. Here are some points to consider when buying quality automotive parts, from R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA.

hand on car air conditioning vent

When you get in your car, truck, SUV, or minivan to drive and the A/C does not work what could be wrong? Here at R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc, we have some simple answers to help you understand how your vehicle A/C system works. The first question we are asked is "Why isn't my air conditioner blowing cold air?" Let's talk about what could be happening. 

parts of a transmission

Most modern transmissions have a “limp mode” or “safe mode” that they may default to if an error is detected. What does it mean if your transmission has entered safe mode, and where do you go from there? R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA has the answers you need.

fleet of cars

At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA, we understand the importance of a job well done. You need it done fast, but you also need it done right - cutting corners in the home stretch is obviously a bad idea.

  • Jasper Pref
  • Aaa
  • Acdelco
  • Asa
  • ASE
  • BF Goodrich
  • BG Products
  • Bosch Automotive
  • Bridgestone Firestone
  • Bully Dog
  • Cooper Tires
  • Cummins Diesel
  • Dunlop Tires
  • Duramax Diesel
  • Fleet Services
  • Goodyear
  • Ford Power Stroke Diesel
  • Hankook Tires
  • Hunter
  • Kelly Tires
  • Michelin
  • Mastercraft
  • Motorcraft Parts
  • Sinister Diesel
  • Sumitomo Tires
  • Tech-net
  • Tires
  • Toyo
  • Uniroyal
  • Valvoline
  • Wifi Available

R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc

31035 US-190
Lacombe, LA 70445
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