bad wheel bearing in auto

Sometimes a bad wheel bearing is obvious, sometimes it’s difficult to diagnose. From R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA, here are some symptoms to watch out for, and what to do about a bad wheel bearing.

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Since the first automobiles, there have been radiators. Every liquid-cooled engine on the road has, and has always needed, a radiator; without it, the engine would overheat in no time, causing catastrophic engine failure. While the efficiency of radiators, the materials they’re made out of, and the shape and size of them have changed over time, radiators haven’t actually changed much over the last century or so. At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc we know that even though radiators generally last a long time, they do occasionally fail. When your radiator is malfunctioning you can trust our technicians to repair yours and get you back on the road. 

Engine Maintenance

Once your engine is installed, you’ll want to keep it running right. R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA has you covered. Sometimes, engines just wear out - however, most of the time they meet an early demise as a result of improper maintenance. Keep your engine running like new by maintaining it the way your technician recommends.

Transmission

At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA, a big part of our job is helping you make decisions that are right for you, and your car, truck or SUV. When it comes to replacing a transmission there are a lot of options out there; we’re here to help you make the right choice.

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Are you leaking oil? R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA can help. Oil leaks mess up your driveway and make a mess under the hood. It can also get pricey constantly having to fill the engine, not to mention inconvenient.

cars in city with lots of exhaust

Do you have a noisy vehicle? If so, you may need a new muffler or exhaust system from our team here at R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe. The purpose of your exhaust system is not only to reduce the noise but also to redirect fumes away from your vehicle. Redirecting these fumes protects passengers in the car from toxins created by burning fuel.

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless chemical that can escape from an unsecured exhaust system, and if inhaled can pose very serious health hazards. If you experience an unusually loud sound coming from your vehicle, it is vital to get your exhaust system checked immediately!

Transmission

So, you’ve determined your transmission is bad. What next? R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA is here to help.

There are a few things to consider when your transmission goes out. You might feel inclined to just get a new car...but should you? Here are some factors to think about.

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At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA, it’s important to us that your car, truck, or SUV is ready for any condition. Coolant flushes are an important part of getting your vehicle ready for winter - here’s why.

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