At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, were huge fans of seatbelts. They dramatically reduce the chances of being injured in an automobile accident, and in many cases, they are the difference between a fatal crash and walking away unharmed. But how long has the seat belt been around? When did wearing it become law?
At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA, we like to offer a little insight from time to time. Here are some quick tips to unlocking the secret of keeping a transmission going strong.
Did you know that airbags weren't mandatory safety equipment in passenger vehicles until 1997? Now, you'll find them in well over 100 million cars and trucks on the road. Since their invention, airbags, along with the seat belt, have played a major role in reducing the number of injuries and deaths in traffic collisions.
At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA, we see our fair share of warning lights and dashboard notifications. If your ABS light is illuminated, here’s what you need to know. First, it should be noted that the ABS light is supposed to illuminate for a few seconds after you turn the key, as part of a system test. If the light stays illuminated or comes on again randomly, there’s an issue somewhere that must be addressed.
At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, we know that a huge part of the ride quality of your car, truck, or SUV is how well it keeps road and engine noises out of the passenger compartment. Few things are more annoying on a long commute or road trip than the drone of tires on pavement, the constant sound of your car battling the air outside, loud semi-trucks, and so on.
If you’ve ever been behind the wheel of a commercial truck, you already know that driving in reverse isn’t easy. At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, most of the damage we see is a result of an accident which occurred in reverse.
There are a lot of drivers on the road today with improperly adjusted rearview mirrors, contributing to unnecessary blind spots and potentially hazardous driving conditions. At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, we place a lot of value on efficiency; here’s how to get the most out of your mirrors.
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.
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