Sorted by Category: Auto-repair

  • Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner!

    Monday 27 January 2014

    Smith Specialty Automotive Earns Esteemed 2013 Angie’s List Super Service AwardAward reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service Smith Specialty Automotive has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the consumer review service in 2013. We at Smith Specialty think it’s a great honor to be recognized for our efforts to provide good custo... read more

  • Budget for Auto Repair

    Monday 13 May 2013

  • Why you should never ignore a check engine light.

    Wednesday 20 March 2013

    It is common place for people in our industry to say things like, ” That light is just on because of emissions, so just ignore it.” It is true that there are certain conditions that cause the check engine light to come on that won’t cause any drivability concerns. It is not true, however that you should just ignore a check engine light. There are many instances where a customer comes in and says ,” Oh that light is just on for an oxygen sensor. It’s been on forever.”&n... read more

  • The Car Detectives

    Thursday 14 March 2013

    One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician in Olathe is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed. Cars are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given symptom. So it’s challenging to track down the actual cause of the problem. And it can be frustrating for the vehicle owner because it can take time... read more

  • Your Car and the Environment

    Wednesday 20 February 2013

    According to the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, regular vehicle maintenance and better driving habits are two simple ways any car owner can save $$ and the environment at the same time. Keep the engine running at its peak performance—a misfiring spark plug can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent. Replace filters and fluids when needed. A well maintained engine pollutes less and uses less fuel. A neglected engine can cause costly repairs over... read more