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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!

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Does your car, truck, or SUV shift at the wrong moment? R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe has the solution. Shift point issues can manifest themselves in two ways; either your car will rapidly shift through several or all the gears at low speed, low rpm, getting to the highest gear before you’ve gained enough momentum, or shifts will be delayed, the transmission refusing to shift until far into the RPM range. 

Automatic transmissions are the default now - with efficiency approaching or surpassing that of manual transmissions, and automatics with 8 or 10 electronically controlled gears, it’s no surprise they’ve gained so much popularity over the past few decades. But where did it all start? R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA has the answers.

gas cap

At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, we know that some of the most elusive issues with any car, truck, or SUV are often caused by the simplest of malfunctions. While you might consider a gas cap fairly innocuous, it can actually malfunction too, prompting a check engine light on your dashboard.

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If you own or manage a fleet or commercial truck, you know what a headache it can be to take the same vehicle in for maintenance over and over, wasting valuable time. At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA, we have the technology, equipment and technicians necessary to get the job done fast, and get it done right.

gauges on a vehicle

Gauges are your first, and often only, line of defense in catching a major problem before it’s too late. At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, we know that sometimes a faulty gauge is overlooked when the truck is still running fine and there’s a busy day ahead. However, gauges are extremely important, and are typically easy to repair.

Vehicles driving on a highway with headlights on

All the lights on your vehicle have an important job to do. Brake lights, tail lights, blinkers, reverse lights, and headlights are a crucial part of driving. Lights make you visible, make things visible to you, and allow you to communicate with other drivers. All of a vehicle’s lights make driving easier and safer, and all of them are important...not to mention legally required.

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For obvious reasons, air brakes are an essential part of your rig. They also add a level of complication to the braking system that a conventional vehicle doesn’t have. At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, our mechanics have the knowledge, equipment, and ability necessary to keep your air brakes in top shape.

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R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc

31035 US-190
Lacombe, LA 70445
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