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Drive Train Service in Barnhart at Kevin’s Car Care

Your browser does not support video The drive train in your vehicle includes all the vital components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The preventive maintenance your driveshaft needs will also … Continue reading Drive Train Service in Barnhart at Kevin’s Car Care

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Your browser does not support videoHello Barnhart auto owners! Let’s talk about alignment. One of the most important parts of preventive maintenance for your vehicle is keeping the wheels in alignment. Poor alignment causes your tires to wear unevenly, which can significantly reduce their lifespan. This means you will have to replace them more often, … Continue reading Line

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What Barnhart Automotive Service Consumers Should Know

There are some things Barnhart auto owners should know about Barnhart car service and repair. First and foremost, Kevin’s Car Care cares about you and your family’s safety. And we really appreciate your business. Kevin’s Car Care in Barnhart wants to build a trusting relationship that becomes the foundation for a mutually beneficial experience for … Continue reading What Barnhart Automotive Service Consumers Should Know

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Buying the Right Tires and Wheels In Barnhart Missouri

Everyone in Barnhart Missouri eventually replaces their tires, whether it’s because they’re worn out or they’re just looking for something different. There are so many great tire choices in Barnhart Missouri, it can be difficult to sort them out. Let’s group the broad spectrum into several categories that will help in the selection process. One … Continue reading Buying the Right Tires and Wheels In Barnhart Missouri

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Maintenance Free Myth

Sometimes we hear Barnhart car owners say, “What’s up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don’t break down.” While it is true that today’s cars and trucks are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All that complexity demands higher tolerances for everything. For … Continue reading Maintenance Free Myth

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St. Louis Safety Systems: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of St. Louis drivers driving around on under-inflated tires. Admittedly, it’s hard to tell when a radial tire is under-inflated. If your manufacturer recommends 35 pounds of pressure, your sedan tire’s considered significantly under inflated at 26 pounds. The tire may not … Continue reading St. Louis Safety Systems: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

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Air Conditioning Maintenance At Kevin’s Car Care In Barnhart

Warm weather or cold, Barnhart drivers still need to think about their sedan’s air conditioning. Most Barnhart people don’t service their air conditioning until after it fails. At Kevin’s Car Care, we can advise you on your vehicle manufacturer’s preventive maintenance schedules for air conditioning service, just as we do for transmission service, oil changes … Continue reading Air Conditioning Maintenance At Kevin’s Car Care In Barnhart

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Differential Service in Barnhart Missouri – What You Need To Know

Scratching your head? Don’t worry, if you don’t know what a differential is – you will in a moment. That fact is that if you drive a car anywhere in Barnhart, Missouri, you have a differential. Whether your vehicle is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, you have a differential. You might even have … Continue reading Differential Service in Barnhart Missouri – What You Need To Know

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The Kevin’s Car Care Guide To Vehicle Diagnosis

Modern Barnhart vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions – and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle. Think about that for a minute – things that used to be controlled by simple mechanical connections now … Continue reading The Kevin’s Car Care Guide To Vehicle Diagnosis

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Lease verses Buy

Lease? Or buy? It’s always a tough question for residents in the Imperial area. But here are a few ideas that’ll make the choice more clear. Either option gives you a choice of how you might finance your car. If you buy, you’ll pay the full cost of the car, with maybe an initial down … Continue reading Lease verses Buy

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ICE – In Case Of Emergency In Barnhart Missouri

Sometimes the unthinkable happens in Barnhart Missouri. A terrible accident and those involved aren’t able to provide rescuers with emergency contact information. You have people in the Barnhart Missouri area who you’ll want to be contacted to arrange help, give consent to treatment, and inform paramedics of medical conditions, allergies or medications. Too often, our … Continue reading ICE – In Case Of Emergency In Barnhart Missouri

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Kevin’s Car Care Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

Today’s Kevin’s Car Care auto maintenance article focuses on your serpentine belt. Your serpentine belt is a long belt that’s driven by your engine. It winds around several accessories that power important automotive systems. Let’s go over them. First, the serpentine belt drives your sedan air conditioning system. It spins the compressor that makes the … Continue reading Kevin’s Car Care Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

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Timing Belt

Ever heard the sad tale of a staggering repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let’s take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt. First, let’s review what a timing belt does. The top part of the engine, over the cylinders is called the cylinder head. The … Continue reading Timing Belt

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Power Steering Service At Kevin’s Car Care In Barnhart

Many Barnhart auto owners have been hearing about technological advances in power steering, specifically, electric power steering. Some very high-end cars have been featuring electric power steering for a few years now. An electric motor directly provides the power assist to make steering easier. Undoubtedly we’ll see much more of this in Barnhart as full … Continue reading Power Steering Service At Kevin’s Car Care In Barnhart

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Transmission Service

Let’s talk about transmission service. It can be easy to forget about getting your transmission serviced because it doesn’t need it very often. It’s easy to remember to change the engine oil – you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But proper transmission servicing keeps your car running smoothly and helps you avoid costly … Continue reading Transmission Service

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Keep Your Cool In St. Louis: Air Conditioning Service

Most St. Louis drivers don’t even think about their car air conditioning system unless it fails. That’s because many Barnhart and Arnold motorists don’t really understand that automotive air conditioners need periodic service. Let me share some of the reasons why they fail. First, like every machine, the sedan air conditioner parts need – you … Continue reading Keep Your Cool In St. Louis: Air Conditioning Service

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Recommended Service Intervals At Kevin’s Car Care

Most people in the St. Louis area are aware that automotive manufacturers have recommended service intervals. Following recommended service intervals is very important. The engineers that design our vehicles have tested the various systems and components to meet durability and safety standards. Some of these standards are self-imposed and others, like those for emissions components, … Continue reading Recommended Service Intervals At Kevin’s Car Care

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Barnhart Tire Repair

Most folks around Barnhart have had a flat tire. You know it’s inconvenient and a pain. Our tires are important. Keeping them in good working order isn’t just a big safety issue – it also has a financial impact. With high gas prices, we’ve all heard about the importance of keeping proper tire pressure to … Continue reading Barnhart Tire Repair

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Get Where You’re Going With Power Steering Service In Barnhart

Today we’re going to talk about power steering service in Barnhart. If you took an informal poll around Barnhart you’d probably find that most have never heard of power steering service. That’s not surprising. Even though power steering is standard on every vehicle, most people in Barnhart aren’t aware that it needs periodic service. If … Continue reading Get Where You’re Going With Power Steering Service In Barnhart

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Give Your Engine Clean Fuel With A New Fuel Filter From Kevin’s Car Care

Your sedan requires plenty of clean fuel to run. When your fuel isn’t clean, your fuel injectors can start to become clogged up. When this happens, your sedan engine may not get the proper amount of fuel at the correct pressure to run efficiently. This hurts fuel economy and performance as you drive around St. … Continue reading Give Your Engine Clean Fuel With A New Fuel Filter From Kevin’s Car Care

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Brake Service

Brakes really aren’t optional equipment. And taking care of them isn’t optional either. A regular brake inspection is on every car’s maintenance schedule. An inspection will check your brake system and let you know if there are any problems. Of course, if you’re having trouble with your brakes, get your car into a Barnhart or … Continue reading Brake Service

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Water Pump

Your cooling system is very important. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your car from overheating. There are five main components to the cooling system: the radiator the radiator cap the hoses the thermostat and the water pump The water pump’s like the heart of your cooling system, circulating the … Continue reading Water Pump

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Wheel Balancing

So you love our job, and your family life is great: You have achieved balance. But can you the same for your wheels? You can tell if your tires are out of balance by vibrations at higher speeds. If one of the front tires is out, you feel the vibration in the steering wheel. If … Continue reading Wheel Balancing

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Drive Train – What You Need to Know In Barnhart

One Barnhart automotive service issue that doesn’t get much attention is driveline service. Drivelines don’t get talked about very much around Barnhart, but they’re very important. First let’s define what the driveline is: Taking a small step back, the power plant is comprised of the engine and transmission. The driveline starts there and includes all … Continue reading Drive Train – What You Need to Know In Barnhart

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Keep it Flowing With A Fuel Filter Replacement At Kevin’s Car Care

The function of the fuel filter is pretty self-explanatory. It filters your fuel. The fuel filter is in the fuel line somewhere in between the fuel tank and the engine. Both gas and diesel vehicles around Barnhart Missouri use fuel filters. For more information about your fuel filter, visit Kevin’s Car Care or come by … Continue reading Keep it Flowing With A Fuel Filter Replacement At Kevin’s Car Care

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Vehicle Warranties

If you own a Missouri vehicle with a warranty, beware! Many dealers and manufacturers suggest that you need to get your maintenance services at a dealership in order to keep your warranty. That simply isn’t true! You can have your vehicle serviced at your trusted, local service center without affecting your warranty. A federal law, … Continue reading Vehicle Warranties

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Winter Tires

What type of technology do you use? Do you prefer an 8-track tape or an iPod? When it comes to winter tires, much of the public’s perception dates back to when 8-track was the best way to listen to the Bee Gees. Twenty years ago, winter tires differed from highway tires only in their tread … Continue reading Winter Tires

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Fuel Injectors

The last new car sold with a carburetor in North America rolled out of the dealership in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much gas to … Continue reading Fuel Injectors

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Exhaust Service

Whenever we talk about exhaust service, most people normally think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board emission control computers in 1990. Governmental emissions requirements have forced manufacturers to come up with much more sophisticated ways … Continue reading Exhaust Service

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Trip Inspection

North Americans love their cars. And nothing goes with cars better than the road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road – it’s great! But there’s nothing like car trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt. Now you can’t always avoid problems, but you can take steps to reduce … Continue reading Trip Inspection

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