Headlight Lens Restoration

Headlight Lens Restoration Question: My headlight lenses are all cloudy. I checked with my Rapid City vehicle dealership about replacing them and it is very expensive. What else can I do? Al’s D & I Repair Answer: You are right – replacing a headlight assembly can cost hundreds of dollars. Luckily there is something Rapid…

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5 Tips for Buying Used Cars in Rapid City

5 Tips for Buying Used Cars in Rapid City Many budget-conscious Rapid City motorists who need a reliable vehicle can’t even consider buying a new one. So they are forced to take their chances with a used one. If you are in this situation, how can you find a vehicle that is going to serve…

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MAF Sensor and Engine Air Filter

MAF Sensor and Engine Air Filter Today’s Al’s D & I Repair post focuses on the importance of protecting your mass air flow sensor or MAF. Air and fuel are mixed together to be burned in your engine. The amount is controlled by how hard you press on the accelerator or by external factors like…

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5 Reasons To Keep Your Car Well-Maintained

5 Reasons To Keep Your Car Well-Maintained Thanks for visiting the Al’s D & I Repair auto care blog. Today’s post lists 5 important reasons Rapid City car owners should follow recommended maintenance schedules. 1. Be Safe A well-maintained car doesn’t put you and your passengers at unnecessary risk. Think brakes, headlamps, tires. 2. Get…

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Smooth Shifting in Rapid City

Smooth Shifting in Rapid City If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve noticed that SD vehicles are getting more and more powerful and at the same time are getting better and better gas mileage. Much of that’s because of better transmissions. To get a understanding of why that is, let’s turn to gear experts – Rapid…

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Power Steering Maintenance

Power Steering Maintenance The Al’s D & I Repair Guide for Rapid City Drivers: Did you know that the first cars were steered with a tiller? They also took a lot of muscle to turn – especially at low speeds. Francis W. Davis developed hydraulic power steering which has been enjoyed by generations of SD…

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Will Proper Auto Maintenance at Al's D & I Repair Really Save Gas?

Will Proper Auto Maintenance Save Gas? Have you ever thought about all the little things we do to keep our lives running smoothly – like vacuuming? It makes a room feel fresher and more comfortable. We may not consider that we’re also prolonging the life of the carpet by keeping it clean. But Rapid City…

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MAF Filter

MAF Filter Air and fuel are mixed together to be burned in your engine. You request how much of each you need by how hard you press on the accelerator, or by going up or down a hill, or by how much you are carrying in your vehicle as your drive around Rapid City. Based…

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