• AAA - Cautions in Extreme Heat

    Sunday 23 April 2017

    {?video;480;360;http://www.youtube.com/embed/0t63k66IjSk;http://www.protech-automotive.com/Car-Care-Tips/content/images/AAA_ExtremeHeat.jpg;/video?} With temperatures soaring to record highs around the country, AAA cautions motorists not to underestimate the ways in which extreme heat can wreak havoc on vehicles.  With an estimated eight million automobiles in need of AAA’s roadside assistance this summer, heat will take its toll on vehicles and their occupants. “Prolonged expo... read more

  • Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft in Raytown, Missouri

    Tuesday 18 April 2017

    Every car in Raytown, Missouri, is at risk for theft. So it's up to us to make our cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge – hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere.The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles: Common sense Visible and audible devices Immobilizing devices Tracking devices Let's review each of these. One is common sense; you would be surprised how man... read more

  • On Board Diagnostics for Your Engine

    Tuesday 11 April 2017

    Starting in 1996, Sci-Tech Automotive's Blog service technicians have been able to use a standardized diagnostic system to help determine what is wrong with a vehicle. This diagnostic system works in tandem with the Engine Control Modules for each vehicle's engine. The Engine Control Module is a computer that monitors and controls many engine functions.Sensors throughout a vehicle send readings to the Engine Control Module. These readings h... read more

  • Need a New Battery? Call Sci-Tech Automotive's Blog Today

    Sunday 02 April 2017

    Hello Raytown drivers! Need a new battery? There is a good chance that you do – 70% of batteries need to be replaced within four years. As your battery discharges and then recharges as you drive around Raytown, bits of the surface of the battery plates disintegrate. As this process continues over a few years, the alternator has to work harder to supplement the battery charge. Over time, enough of the battery is damaged that it can no longer hold a charge and it needs to be... read more

  • Does Your Car Have A Recall Item?

    Monday 27 March 2017

    No matter how well they're made, vehicles are bound to have problems with their design or manufacturing. Think of all the moving parts. When the government thinks a problem is really serious, they require the vehicle manufacturer to issue recall notices to Raytown residents and to fix the affected vehicles free of charge. The they try to contact all Raytown residents who own that type of car so they can have it taken care of at their Raytown service center. To find out if your... read more

  • Right or Left? Sci-Tech Automotive's Blog Power Steering Service

    Tuesday 21 March 2017

    Have you ever driven a vehicle without power steering? If you have, then you probably appreciate how much easier it is to drive today's modern vehicles. Before power steering, all of the force to turn a vehicle had to come from the driver's arms. That's why old cars had such large steering wheels: they needed plenty of leverage to steer. There were some Raytown folks who had difficulty driving because they just weren't strong enough.Power steering is now standard on all vehicles... read more

  • Raytown Drivers: What Is the Risk of High Oil Change Intervals?

    Monday 13 March 2017

    Raytown residents may have heard that vehicles don't need their oil changed as often as they used to. That's true. But it's not the whole story.Owing to improved engine technology and higher oil quality, most newer vehicles can go longer between oil changes than their older counterparts.So what is a good time interval for oil changes? How do Raytown residents know when to change it? And why do we change it in the first place?Oil lubricates a vehicle's engine, which protects it from friction dama... read more

  • What Raytown Customers like About Us at Sci-Tech Automotive's Blog

    Sunday 05 March 2017

    A big part of the service we provide at Sci-Tech Automotive's Blog for our Raytown customers is education. We want you to feel confident with your service decisions. And we're always open to questions from our valued Raytown area customers. Even though we try to be proactive in our Sci-Tech Automotive's Blog automotive education, we sometimes get busy fixing vehicles and need a reminder. Please, just ask. We've found our Raytown customers like the servic... read more

  • Raytown Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

    Tuesday 28 February 2017

    Any Raytown driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that “if it ain't broke, don't fix it” is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Raytown residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of this is the serpentine belt.The serpentine belt gets its name because of its circuitous path around the engine. The serpentine belt is driven by the engine and powers a number of systems, as follow... read more

  • Raytown Drivers Severe Service Maintenance Schedules

    Monday 20 February 2017

    Since driving requirements and lifestyles differ among Raytown drivers, your vehicle manufacturer publishes two auto maintenance schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. Which schedule should Raytown drivers follow? Here are some questions to ask yourself:Are most of your trips less than four miles/six kilometers around Raytown?Are most of your trips less than 10 miles/16 kilometers in below-zero Missouri temps?Are most of your trips off-highway in Misso... read more

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