dirty air filter vs clean filter

Your vehicle's engine needs clean air to burn the fuel – and it needs a lot of clean air. 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 ensure you get the best air quality in your vehicle and explain the process of where this dirty air is going to our area drivers. 

catalytic converter

Regular maintenance checks of your vehicle will help you avoid a catalytic converter that looks like this resulting in large repair costs which is what our team here at R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe want to avoid at all costs! We feel that every customer has a need to know what repairs are in their future and exactly how to budget for them if need be so we check your vehicle thoroughly and keep you informed.

There are several indicators that your catalytic converter isn't functioning at maximum capacity such as:

ASE Certified Technicians

At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA, precision and quality are our top priorities. That’s why we always employ ASE certified technicians - but what does that mean for you?

transmission

Your transmission mounts keep your transmission in place and suppress vibrations coming from the drivetrain. How do you know when to replace them or when they’re going bad. At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA, our goal is to educate you about your vehicle so that you can drive it safely and prolong its life. 

truck front end photo

Trucks aren’t like cars...your average personal vehicle usually holds about 5 quarts of oil, and you are supposed to change it every 3-5k miles. However, the same logic doesn’t apply to large trucks. At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA, we know how important proper oil changes and diagnostics are to keep your truck on the road, for hundreds of thousands of miles. Here’s what you need to know:

If you operate a fleet or commercial trucks, you’re no stranger to the check engine light. There are probably vehicles in your fleet right now that have a warning light or two illuminated on the dash. What do they mean, and how do you make them go away? R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA has the answers.

911 diagnostics

Modern vehicles are becoming increasingly complex, and as a result, computer diagnostic systems are becoming a necessity rather than a convenience. At R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc in Lacombe, LA, our state of the art technology and trained technicians are ready to diagnose any transmission issue you may be experiencing with your car, truck, or SUV.

car braking

Judging by the number of near-rear-endings we witness on our morning commutes, the typical attitude toward brake maintenance appears to be, “Brakes: Don’t let them stop you!” This puzzles us because monitoring your braking system’s health is one of the most straightforward aspects of car ownership. You do have to know what to look for, though, or rather, what to listen and feel for. So let us, uh, break it down for you. Here are the top three signs that your brakes need fixing.

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R & D Automotive Specialists, Inc

31035 US-190
Lacombe, LA 70445
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