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K3S Auto Repair is always happy to share the latest news & information about what is happening at our family-owned auto repair shop in Dallas. These "happenings" might include announcements about new additions to our team of technicians, new automotive services for our customers in Dallas, employment anniversaries, being voted the best auto repair shop in Dallas, obtaining an A+ Rating from the BBB (Better Business Bureau), a mechanic at our shop becoming a Certified ASE Master Technician, a new tool for diagnosing and troubleshooting auto problems, and more. Please feel free to request a price quote or schedule an appointment for a vehicle repair or service any time using our online forms.

  • 8/3/2022 Get Your College Student’s Car in Tip Top Shade Before the Road Trip Wednesday, August 3, 2022 News Article

    Going to college can be exciting, especially when it's a long road trip from home. But nothing is more frustrating than your car breaking down in the middle. If you don't want that happening to you, a few car repairs and maintenance checks must be done to ensure your vehicle stays in tip-top shape and is ready for the long trip ahead.

    4 Essential Car Maintenance Before the Trip

    Here is a list of 4 essential car maintenance and repairs that will ensure you reach your destination without a hitch:

    1. Steering and Suspension

    Dysfunctional steering and suspension mean a bumpy and noisy ride. Not only does it make turns more difficult, but it also impacts your tires. So before you hit the road, get your car repairs done by a professional to ensure there aren't any damaged shocks or struts, loose steering, or worn-out mounts.

    2. Brakes

    Your car's braking system is a vital safety feature that needs to be in the best shape possible. If your brake feels low or a little spongy, it indicates that air has entered the hydraulic system. Moreover, if your car is displaying a warning brake sign, it means there are issues with the ABS. Get your car to the mechanic as soon as you spot any of these signs. Brake pads or shoes might need replacements depending on the braking system's condition.

    3. Tires and Wheels

    Car tires play an enormous role in ensuring you stay safe on the road. While it is true that your car's braking system prevents the wheels from moving, what really brings your car to a stop is the grip of the wheels. Always ensure your tires are inflated optimally. Overinflation compromises the braking system's ability to halt the tires, and low pressure can wear them out. Moreover, the tires and wheels should always be balanced, or they can cause vibrations or tread wear.

    4. Windshield and Wiper Blades

    Your windshield lets you view the road in front of you. But if it gets smudged or stained, it can hinder your vision, making it dangerous for you to drive. Always ensure the windshield remains crystal clear, and inspect your wiper blades. Anything can happen when you hit the road; if the wiper blades stop working and a thunderstorm occurs, you're bound to find yourself in a pickle.

    Conclusion

    Before you start your trip, make sure to get your college student's car checked by professionals at K3S Auto Repair. We have been in the business since 2013 and offer the best car repairs and maintenance services in Dallas, Texas. Call 817 601 1827 or visit 11038 Grissom Ln Dallas, TX 75229 for more details.

  • 6/9/2022 Stay Cool in Dallas This Summer with A/C Servicing Thursday, June 9, 2022 News Article

    The summer season is something to look forward to because it means we can spend more time outdoors and get a chance to hang out with friends and family at BBQs and pool parties.

    However, temperatures can get pretty hot and force you to stay indoors, especially during a heatwave.

    You may be wondering how to stay cool this summer, and there are a few tips to keep in mind to stay protected against the radiating heat.

    1. Get a Fan
    If you don't already have one, you should consider installing a fan on your ceiling because it creates a cooling effect by circulating air around your room.

    You might want to get a pedestal fan if you prefer a portable option, allowing you to set up your fan in different rooms.

    2. Check Your Air Conditioning
    The number one way to stay cool in the summer is to check your air conditioning because you may not get the desired cooling effect from your air conditioner due to a potential gas leak.

    The worst thing to happen is for your AC to start malfunctioning in the middle of summer, which means you might have to suffer through some sweaty nights until you manage to find AC services that provide repairs.

    3. Get Blinds
    If your windows face the sun, you can expect your house to heat up quickly during the afternoon, which can be unpleasant if it's really hot in your region.

    You may want to invest in blinds so you can cover up the windows and prevent any sunlight from entering your premises.

    If you're worried about your car getting too hot while driving to work, you can get sunshades, which serve the same purpose.

    4. Hang Out in The Evening
    Perhaps the best way to stay cool this summer is to avoid going out in the afternoon and wait for the sun to set before making any outdoor plans.

    If you?ve got a BBQ coming up, wait until evening before heating the coals in your grill.

    If you're used to playing with your kids in the morning, consider changing your routine and allowing them to go outside in the late afternoon or early evening period.

    You don't want to deal with that icky sweaty feeling with your t-shirt getting stuck on your back while dealing with the need to shower every 5 minutes.

    Hire a Professional to Repair Your Air Conditioner

    It isn't easy to survive a sweltering summer without an air conditioner, especially if you don't have access to a pool and don't want to laze around all day due to the heat.

    K3S Auto Repairs specialize in AC services, which you can avail to stay cool this summer. They can visit your home to check your air conditioning for any faults, such as a coolant leak or broken radiator.

    Final Verdict


    We all want to make the most out of the summer season without sacrificing productivity, so it is in our best interests to take effective measures to help us survive the soaring temperatures.

    Air conditioners are a lifeline that allows us to stay cool, and we must get our AC units checked out to ensure optimal performance.

  • 4/9/2022 Hummer maintenance and parts Saturday, April 9, 2022 News Article

    There are multiple things to consider when we talk about vehicle maintenance. Some people follow a very strict maintenance schedule, while others only consider maintenance when something goes wrong in the vehicle.

    The Hummer H1, is owned by individuals who are passionate about this type of car. Owning it is more or less like a hobby. Owning a Hummer, however, comes not only with a high cost but also maintenance, operational, and restoration costs. In order to maintain a Hummer, it is required to keep a balance, not go too over the top, and not wait till a problem occurs.

    Owning a Hummer

    If you are considering buying a Hummer H1, keep in mind that it is a hefty bargain. Whatever the reason you may want to invest in such a high maintenance vehicle, here are some things to consider before you do:

    • Even if you can afford a Hummer, will you be able to afford all the additional causes that may arise in the future? As you could end up spending as much as the original cost on accessories and parts needed to restore a Hummer.
    • Will you be able to put in the physical work required for maintaining a Hummer? Most automotive tire shops are incapable of replacing Hummer tires due to their weight. Original Hummer tires could also cost you around $600 each! They also have a short road life, which is typical in military vehicles.
    • Do you have the required expertise, workplace, and tools needed to repair and maintain a Hummer? Even though Hummers are modern vehicles, they come with the same challenges that come with any other military vehicle.
    • Lastly, will you be able to put in the time and effort needed to restore or rebuild a Hummer, let alone maintain it? Compared to other SUVs, Hummers require high maintenance as their diagnosis, repair, and service are very different from other similar vehicles like jeeps and SUVs.

    Routine Maintenance

    If you ticked all the points above and are ready to acquire your new warrior vehicle, there are some standards on/off-road routine maintenance that you should follow.

    • Regular oil change
    • Greasing the joints
    • Checking tire pressure and maintaining it
    • Check tire wear and tear
    • Regular cosmetic care
    • Maintaining the gearbox and brake
    • Checking radiator fluid levels
    • Checking air filters every 3-6 months

    In Conclusion

    A Hummer will give you a good couple of years before requiring any sort of heavy-duty maintenance. Light bulbs, calipers, brakes, rotors, wheel bearings, u-joints, and driving axles are the parts that normally wear out. It also depends on how you drive the vehicle to determine which parts will require maintenance or replacement.

    Most good mechanics or any military-trained veteran who has worked on HMMWVs could take a quick look and see which parts might need to be replaced.

    We here at K3S Auto Repair specialize in the repair and maintenance of diesel-powered trucks and also have access to hard-to-find parts that you may not find in any other shops. Our highly professional and trained team will provide the best service to your Hummer, so go ahead and book an appointment or ask for an estimate online.

  • 2/23/2019 New K3S Auto Repair Website

    K3S Auto Repair is proud to announce the development and launch of our new website. Our new website enables our shop to provide visitors with an abundance of useful information about keeping your car or truck on the roads Dallas. Included in our new website is our updated customer testimonials, Map & Hours, Services, and Meet Our Staff pages!