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How Do I Change a Car Battery

How Do I Change a Car Battery     Changing a car battery is a relatively simple procedure. As with any automotive project, please remember that safety is the key. In addition to the required tools, here are a few items that you should gather up before you get started: safety glasses, rubber gloves, and a long sleeve shirt. The rubber gloves [...]

What is Ecoboost?

EcoBoost is the trade name that the Ford Motor Company uses for its direct injection system. Chevrolet’s is called Ecotec, Mazda’s is called DISI, Volkswagen’s is GDI, etc., etc. The goal of direct ignition engines is to increase power and fuel economy while reducing emissions (increased fuel economy and decreased emissions are two sides of the same [...]

Service Reminders at Sant Automotive

Several years ago, Sant Automotive developed and deployed vehicle maintenance charts which were Excel Spreadsheets that would track both time and mileage based service recommendations for our customers’ vehicles. We considered our reminders to be superior because they accounted for all of our maintenance recommendations and would alert customers to [...]

Missouri Safety & Emissions Inspections

General With several exceptions, Missouri law requires that cars and light trucks registered in Missouri undergo bi-annual safety and emissions inspections. Even year vehicles are due for inspections in even years, and odd year vehicles are due for inspections in odd years. (As an example, a 2010 vehicle would be required to be inspected in 2020 and again [...]

Cheap Car Repair

Finding Cheap Auto Repair in Five Simple Steps In these trying economic times, many are looking to save money; one of the ways to accomplish this goal is to skimp on oil changes, auto repair and maintenance. This article will give an insider’s look into how to save the big money. Oil Change Service Stretch Those Oil Change Intervals. This [...]

How do you check tire pressure?

Maintaining proper tire pressure is essential to provide better handling, fuel economy, ride quality, and tire life. The first step to checking tire pressure is to obtain tire gauge. There are two basic types, the stick type that employs a plastic gauge and an analogue type that has a sweep hand. Sant Automotive generally recommends the analogue type [...]

Who’s the Newest Michelin Dealer in Crestwood

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Who is the Newest Michelin Dealer in Crestwood ? Who is the newest Michelin, BF Goodrich, and Uniroyal dealer in Crestwood? Sant Automotive is. We sell our Michelin, BF Goodrich, and Uniroyal tires at ridiculously low price . If you’d like us to mount and balance them, we will charge $25 per tire. Valve stems will be complimentary with purchase, and we [...]

Wagner Quickstop Brakes & Brake Fluid

Sant Automotive offers a selection of brake pads to suitable for almost every car or light truck on the road. Wagner Quickstop pads are a favorite because they are long lasting, quiet, and dependable. For pickups, SUVs, and CUVs, we now proudly offer Wagner OEX brake pads. These brake pads feature proprietary friction formulations and platform specific [...]

Headlights & Reverse Headlights

Recently, I wrote a post about Sylvania Silver Star Ultra headlights. I mentioned that they do an incredible job increasing visibility without blinding oncoming drivers. Anyway, I mentioned to a friend who doesn't like driving at night, and he asked me about Silver Star Ultra reverse lights. I had no idea that they existed, but I do now. I've found them to [...]

Improve Visibility

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Recently, I was dissatisfied with my ability to adequately see the road at night, particularly in unlit areas without adequate paint. To improve visibility from my2013 Toyota Tundra seemed to have diminished, and I saw this as particularly troubling because the headlight assemblies were neither foggy nor discolored. (Oxidation causes this condition and [...]