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Monday, June 1, 2015

Free Brake Inspections

To go along with our Brake Special in June, Kent Rylee Automotive Solutions is offering FREE Brake Inspections. Stop by and take advantage of this offer in June. A thorough inspection is always the first step in understanding why your brake system may not be working properly and why not get an inspection for FREE. You are welcome to watch and ask questions during the inspection, so you know what to look for in the future. Here are some common reasons to come in for a brake inspection.
*  Any squeaking or grinding sounds when you step on the brakes
*  Any unusual noises when you turn a corner
*  Any feeling of decreased pressure when pressing down on the brake pedal
*  Your brake light is coming on
If you are experiencing any of the above, certainly come take advantage of a FREE brake inspection at Kent Rylee Automotive Solutions at 2100 S. 8th Street in Rogers before a bigger problem occurs.  You certainly never want to find yourself in a situation when your brakes don't work.  Inspections should be done routinely.  They will always save you time and money in the long run.
So, how do you know if your brakes need looked at? Here’s the most common signs I learned to look for:
  • any squeaking  grinding sounds when you step on the brakes.
  • any unusual noises when you turn a corner
  • feeling decreased pressure when pressing down on the brake pedal
  • brake light coming on
- See more at: http://consumerqueen.com/consumer-news/brake-safety-awareness-month-get-free-inspection-sears#sthash.r9xr05ls.dpuf
So, how do you know if your brakes need looked at? Here’s the most common signs I learned to look for:
  • any squeaking  grinding sounds when you step on the brakes.
  • any unusual noises when you turn a corner
  • feeling decreased pressure when pressing down on the brake pedal
  • brake light coming on
- See more at: http://consumerqueen.com/consumer-news/brake-safety-awareness-month-get-free-inspection-sears#sthash.r9xr05ls.dpuf
Give us a call at 479-636-3333 to find out more or click www.kentrylee.com or just come by Kent Rylee Automotive Solutions at 2100 S. 8th Street in Rogers.  We also offer Free Battery Checks and if you are buying a new used car, we will inspect the used car you want to buy for FREE too.  Just stop by Kent Rylee Automotive Solutions and let us help.  We are your Go-To-Place for everything automotive!  And remember just email us with your automotive service question or message us on www.facebook.com/KentRyleeAutomotiveSolutions and we will answer them to our best ability.  We are here to help you with your automotive service, parts or collision needs.

Friday, May 22, 2015

What In The World Is Wrong With My Vehicle's Air Conditioner?



So, it's that time of year again.  You need cool air in your vehicle...and you turn it on only to find a hot puff in your face.   Today we will look at some reasons why your vehicle's air conditioner may not be blowing cold air.

Lets start with the basics.  Your air conditioning system uses refrigerant to create cold air. The most common reasons vehicles loose their cold air have to do with the refrigerant.

The first is not enough refrigerant. Refrigerant is a gas in the system and very small holes in a hose, seal or coupler can allow enough to leak out to prevent the creation of cold air.

Another potential problem for the air in your vehicle is contamination. Over time the inside of the rubber hoses can deteriorate and little bits of rubber can clog up various filters and other parts of the vehicle A/C system, preventing proper circulation of the refrigerant. And a component could also be worn or broken. So the first step for those who can't cool their vehicle is a thorough air conditioning inspection, looking for leaks and worn parts. In fact, Federal law requires an inspection before adding refrigerant. Some states do not allow topping off a leaking system.

Once any repairs are made, refrigerant is added. At the same time, special oil is added to the system. This oil cools and lubricates various components as it circulates along with the refrigerant. If you have a refrigerant leak, you also have an oil leak – and it's that both be replenished for proper function and protection of your A/C system.

Sometimes overlooked by owners is the fact that a worn serpentine belt (which drives the A/C compressor) leads to belt slippage which puts additional strain on the compressor. Replacing your serpentine belt and belt tensioner on schedule at Kent Rylee Automotive Solutions will extend the life of your A/C compressor and other belt driven accessories.

If you need your vehicle's air to work properly, stop by Kent Rylee Automotive Solutions 
2100 S. 8th Street Rogers, AR 72712  or call 4796363333 or click kentrylee.com.  Look for our next auto tip and remember we are Your "GO-TO-PLACE" for everything automotive and we are happy to answer your automotive questions.  Send us your auto repair question via email or Facebook.com/KentRyleeAutomotiveSolutions 

Question:
Why isn't my air conditioner blowing cold air?

Kent Rylee Automotive Answer:
Your air conditioning system uses refrigerant to create cold air. The most common reasons Rogers lose their cold air have to do with the refrigerant.

The first is not enough refrigerant. Refrigerant is a gas in the system and very small holes in a hose, seal or coupler can allow enough to leak out to prevent the creation of cold air.

Another potential problem for Rogers auto owners is contamination. Over time the inside of the rubber hoses can deteriorate and little bits of rubber can clog up various filters and other parts of the vehicle A/C system, preventing proper circulation of the refrigerant. And a component could also be worn or broken. So the first step for Rogers who can't cool their vehicle is a thorough air conditioning inspection, looking for leaks and worn parts. In fact, Federal law requires an inspection before adding refrigerant. Some states do not allow topping off a leaking system.

Once any repairs are made, refrigerant is added. At the same time, special oil is added to the system. This oil cools and lubricates various components as it circulates along with the refrigerant. If you have a refrigerant leak, you also have an oil leak – and it's that both be replenished for proper function and protection of your A/C system.

Sometimes overlooked by Rogers is the fact that a worn serpentine belt (which drives the A/C compressor) leads to belt slippage which puts additional strain on the compressor. Replacing your serpentine belt and belt tensioner on schedule at Rogers will extend the life of your A/C compressor and other belt driven accessories.

Give us a call

Kent Rylee Automotive
2100 S. 8th Street
Rogers, AR 72712
4796363333
- See more at: http://kentryleeautomotive.napawebtools.com/2014/05/29/simple-answers-from-kent-rylee-automotive-for-air-conditioner#sthash.eiJm3f0M.dpuf
Question:
Why isn't my air conditioner blowing cold air?

Kent Rylee Automotive Answer:
Your air conditioning system uses refrigerant to create cold air. The most common reasons Rogers lose their cold air have to do with the refrigerant.

The first is not enough refrigerant. Refrigerant is a gas in the system and very small holes in a hose, seal or coupler can allow enough to leak out to prevent the creation of cold air.

Another potential problem for Rogers auto owners is contamination. Over time the inside of the rubber hoses can deteriorate and little bits of rubber can clog up various filters and other parts of the vehicle A/C system, preventing proper circulation of the refrigerant. And a component could also be worn or broken. So the first step for Rogers who can't cool their vehicle is a thorough air conditioning inspection, looking for leaks and worn parts. In fact, Federal law requires an inspection before adding refrigerant. Some states do not allow topping off a leaking system.

Once any repairs are made, refrigerant is added. At the same time, special oil is added to the system. This oil cools and lubricates various components as it circulates along with the refrigerant. If you have a refrigerant leak, you also have an oil leak – and it's that both be replenished for proper function and protection of your A/C system.

Sometimes overlooked by Rogers is the fact that a worn serpentine belt (which drives the A/C compressor) leads to belt slippage which puts additional strain on the compressor. Replacing your serpentine belt and belt tensioner on schedule at Rogers will extend the life of your A/C compressor and other belt driven accessories.

Give us a call

Kent Rylee Automotive
2100 S. 8th Street
Rogers, AR 72712
4796363333
- See more at: http://kentryleeautomotive.napawebtools.com/2014/05/29/simple-answers-from-kent-rylee-automotive-for-air-conditioner#sthash.eiJm3f0M.dpuf
Question:
Why isn't my air conditioner blowing cold air?

Kent Rylee Automotive Answer:
Your air conditioning system uses refrigerant to create cold air. The most common reasons Rogers lose their cold air have to do with the refrigerant.

The first is not enough refrigerant. Refrigerant is a gas in the system and very small holes in a hose, seal or coupler can allow enough to leak out to prevent the creation of cold air.

Another potential problem for Rogers auto owners is contamination. Over time the inside of the rubber hoses can deteriorate and little bits of rubber can clog up various filters and other parts of the vehicle A/C system, preventing proper circulation of the refrigerant. And a component could also be worn or broken. So the first step for Rogers who can't cool their vehicle is a thorough air conditioning inspection, looking for leaks and worn parts. In fact, Federal law requires an inspection before adding refrigerant. Some states do not allow topping off a leaking system.

Once any repairs are made, refrigerant is added. At the same time, special oil is added to the system. This oil cools and lubricates various components as it circulates along with the refrigerant. If you have a refrigerant leak, you also have an oil leak – and it's that both be replenished for proper function and protection of your A/C system.

Sometimes overlooked by Rogers is the fact that a worn serpentine belt (which drives the A/C compressor) leads to belt slippage which puts additional strain on the compressor. Replacing your serpentine belt and belt tensioner on schedule at Rogers will extend the life of your A/C compressor and other belt driven accessories.

Give us a call

Kent Rylee Automotive
2100 S. 8th Street
Rogers, AR 72712
4796363333
- See more at: http://kentryleeautomotive.napawebtools.com/2014/05/29/simple-answers-from-kent-rylee-automotive-for-air-conditioner#sthash.eiJm3f0M.dpuf

Monday, May 18, 2015

Monday Blog-Brake Drums!

On a regular basis we blog with tips and tricks regarding automotive service care because at Kent Rylee Automotive Solutions we are your GO-TO-PLACE for everything automotive from service to parts to collision work, we do and sell it all.  Today's blog topic is brake drums, but remember you can always email us any automotive service question and we are happy to help!  Just go to www.kentrylee.com and click on the Auto Alley button.  Select Kent or Angie and email in your automotive service question and we will do our best to point you in the right direction as to what might be happening with your vehicle.

So, now for today's topic...Brakes that work properly are essential to your safety as you drive and stop on our Northwest Arkanas roads.  You want to carefully maintain your brakes.  In vehicles equipped with drum brakes, the brake components are housed inside a drum that rotates with the wheel. When you step on the brake pedal, brake shoes push out against the inside of the drum, slowing the wheel.

Now brake shoes just wear away with use from rubbing on the drum as you brake. When it's time to replace brake shoes, it's a straight-forward repair.

If you hear squealing or grinding when braking, have your Kent Rylee Automotive service advisor check them out. He'll have a technician perform a thorough brake inspection to see what needs to be done. He'll check for signs of brake problems and go over other brake components to see that they're working properly.

He can tell you if it's time to replace the brake shoes or if there are other issues with your brakes that should be addressed. Some people in our Rogers/Bentonville/Lowell/PeaRidge/BellaVista service area ignore the warning signs and keep driving long after the shoes are completely worn out. When that happens, metal brake components will grind against the drum, damaging it enough that it has to be resurfaced or replaced.

When you push on your brake pedal, the wheel cylinder is activated and it pushes the shoes against the drum to slow the vehicle. This cylinder, and various springs within the brake, can wear out affecting your ability to stop. The worn components can be easily replaced.

The new brake shoes we put on your vehicle will restore your brakes to manufacturers' specifications. Or, we can install upgraded parts to increase your stopping power and reduce brake noise and brake dust. We have several options to meet your braking requirements and your budget.

Taking care of your brakes keeps them working safely – and you could prevent premature brake repairs down the road.  If you would like to view a video for more information on this topic please click here.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Know How to Talk About Disc Brakes!

Hello Northwest Arkansas today we are talking about disc brakes.  Your vehicle weighs several thousand pounds and it can take a lot of force to bring your passengers to a safe stop...so it is important everything is in working order.
The wheel hub keeps your wheel attached to the vehicle.  The brake disc-or rotor-is attached to the hub and spins the wheel as you drive.  Your brake pads clamp onto the rotor to slow the wheel.  The brake caliper straddles the rotor and squeezes the rotor to slow it down.  The calipers contain brake pads which rub on the rotor when you step on the brakes.  The brake piston causes the calipers to squeeze and release as you use your brakes.
Your vehicle brake pads start to wear the first time you step on the brakes.  Eventually the pads are worn out  and need to be replaced.  If you don't replace brake pads when they are worn out, the metal parts of the brake will grind against the rotor and carve grooves into the surface.
If a scored rotor isn't too bad, your friendly and knowledgeable Kent Rylee Automotive Solutions technician can put the rotor on a lathe and smooth it out.  If the grooves are too deep, or if the rotor is warped or cracked, you need to replace it.  At Kent Rylee Automotive Solutions, we have been servicing disc brakes for Rogers since 1972.
Servicing disc brakes at Kent Rylee Automotive Solutions in Rogers, AR requires special attention to the mechanical sliding and mounting portions of the system.  Your Kent Rylee Automotive Solutions service supplier knows these special needs.  Sometimes brake pistons can stick and must be replaced.  Typically it's cheaper to replace the entire caliper than to rebuild the piston.
So, there you have it-a brief Kent Rylee Automotive Solutions Guide to how your disc brakes work.  Those who replace their brake pads on time will not only keep their vehicle stopping safely, but could save money on unnecessary brake repair down the road.  Give us a call at 479-636-3333 2100 S. 8th Street in Rogers, AR for a brake check or click www.kentrylee.com
Hello Rogers . Today, we're talking about disc brakes. Your vehicle weighs several thousand pounds and it takes a lot of force to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop – so everything needs to be in good working order.

The wheel hub keeps your wheel attached to the vehicle. The brake disc – or rotor – is attached to the hub and spins with the wheel as you drive. Your brake pads clamp onto the rotor to slow the wheel. The brake caliper straddles the rotor and squeezes the rotor to slow it down. The calipers contain brake pads which rub on the rotor when you step on the brakes. The brake piston causes the calipers to squeeze and release as you use your brakes.

Your vehicle brake pads start to wear the first time you step on the brakes. Eventually the pads are worn out and need to be replaced. If you don't replace brake pads when they're worn out, the metal parts of the brake will grind against the rotor and carve grooves into the surface.

If a scored rotor isn't too bad, your friendly and knowledgeable Rogers technician can put the rotor on a lathe and smooth it out. If the grooves are too deep, or if the rotor is warped or cracked, you need to replace it. At Kent Rylee Automotive, we have been servicing disc brakes for Rogers for -1972 years.

Servicing disc brakes at Kent Rylee Automotive require special attention to the mechanical sliding and mounting portions of the system. Your Kent Rylee Automotive service supplier knows the special needs. Sometimes brake pistons can stick and must be replaced. Typically it's cheaper to replace the entire caliper at Rogers auto service centers than to rebuild the piston.

So there you have it – a brief Kent Rylee Automotive guide to how your disc brakes work. Rogers who replace their brake pads on time will not only keep their vehicle stopping safely, but could save money on unnecessary brake repair down the road.

Give us a call

Kent Rylee Automotive
4796363333
2100 S. 8th Street
Rogers, AR 72712 - See more at: http://kentryleeautomotive.napawebtools.com/2013/05/23/disc-brake-maintenance-at-kent-rylee-automotive-in#sthash.V8GO9aTP.dpuf
Hello Rogers . Today, we're talking about disc brakes. Your vehicle weighs several thousand pounds and it takes a lot of force to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop – so everything needs to be in good working order.

The wheel hub keeps your wheel attached to the vehicle. The brake disc – or rotor – is attached to the hub and spins with the wheel as you drive. Your brake pads clamp onto the rotor to slow the wheel. The brake caliper straddles the rotor and squeezes the rotor to slow it down. The calipers contain brake pads which rub on the rotor when you step on the brakes. The brake piston causes the calipers to squeeze and release as you use your brakes.

Your vehicle brake pads start to wear the first time you step on the brakes. Eventually the pads are worn out and need to be replaced. If you don't replace brake pads when they're worn out, the metal parts of the brake will grind against the rotor and carve grooves into the surface.

If a scored rotor isn't too bad, your friendly and knowledgeable Rogers technician can put the rotor on a lathe and smooth it out. If the grooves are too deep, or if the rotor is warped or cracked, you need to replace it. At Kent Rylee Automotive, we have been servicing disc brakes for Rogers for -1972 years.

Servicing disc brakes at Kent Rylee Automotive require special attention to the mechanical sliding and mounting portions of the system. Your Kent Rylee Automotive service supplier knows the special needs. Sometimes brake pistons can stick and must be replaced. Typically it's cheaper to replace the entire caliper at Rogers auto service centers than to rebuild the piston.

So there you have it – a brief Kent Rylee Automotive guide to how your disc brakes work. Rogers who replace their brake pads on time will not only keep their vehicle stopping safely, but could save money on unnecessary brake repair down the road.

Give us a call

Kent Rylee Automotive
4796363333
2100 S. 8th Street
Rogers, AR 72712 - See more at: http://kentryleeautomotive.napawebtools.com/2013/05/23/disc-brake-maintenance-at-kent-rylee-automotive-in#sthash.V8GO9aTP.dpuf
Hello Rogers . Today, we're talking about disc brakes. Your vehicle weighs several thousand pounds and it takes a lot of force to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop – so everything needs to be in good working order.

The wheel hub keeps your wheel attached to the vehicle. The brake disc – or rotor – is attached to the hub and spins with the wheel as you drive. Your brake pads clamp onto the rotor to slow the wheel. The brake caliper straddles the rotor and squeezes the rotor to slow it down. The calipers contain brake pads which rub on the rotor when you step on the brakes. The brake piston causes the calipers to squeeze and release as you use your brakes.

Your vehicle brake pads start to wear the first time you step on the brakes. Eventually the pads are worn out and need to be replaced. If you don't replace brake pads when they're worn out, the metal parts of the brake will grind against the rotor and carve grooves into the surface.

If a scored rotor isn't too bad, your friendly and knowledgeable Rogers technician can put the rotor on a lathe and smooth it out. If the grooves are too deep, or if the rotor is warped or cracked, you need to replace it. At Kent Rylee Automotive, we have been servicing disc brakes for Rogers for -1972 years.

Servicing disc brakes at Kent Rylee Automotive require special attention to the mechanical sliding and mounting portions of the system. Your Kent Rylee Automotive service supplier knows the special needs. Sometimes brake pistons can stick and must be replaced. Typically it's cheaper to replace the entire caliper at Rogers auto service centers than to rebuild the piston.

So there you have it – a brief Kent Rylee Automotive guide to how your disc brakes work. Rogers who replace their brake pads on time will not only keep their vehicle stopping safely, but could save money on unnecessary brake repair down the road.

Give us a call

Kent Rylee Automotive
4796363333
2100 S. 8th Street
Rogers, AR 72712 - See more at: http://kentryleeautomotive.napawebtools.com/2013/05/23/disc-brake-maintenance-at-kent-rylee-automotive-in#sthash.V8GO9aTP.dpuf
Hello Rogers . Today, we're talking about disc brakes. Your vehicle weighs several thousand pounds and it takes a lot of force to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop – so everything needs to be in good working order.

The wheel hub keeps your wheel attached to the vehicle. The brake disc – or rotor – is attached to the hub and spins with the wheel as you drive. Your brake pads clamp onto the rotor to slow the wheel. The brake caliper straddles the rotor and squeezes the rotor to slow it down. The calipers contain brake pads which rub on the rotor when you step on the brakes. The brake piston causes the calipers to squeeze and release as you use your brakes.

Your vehicle brake pads start to wear the first time you step on the brakes. Eventually the pads are worn out and need to be replaced. If you don't replace brake pads when they're worn out, the metal parts of the brake will grind against the rotor and carve grooves into the surface.

If a scored rotor isn't too bad, your friendly and knowledgeable Rogers technician can put the rotor on a lathe and smooth it out. If the grooves are too deep, or if the rotor is warped or cracked, you need to replace it. At Kent Rylee Automotive, we have been servicing disc brakes for Rogers for -1972 years.

Servicing disc brakes at Kent Rylee Automotive require special attention to the mechanical sliding and mounting portions of the system. Your Kent Rylee Automotive service supplier knows the special needs. Sometimes brake pistons can stick and must be replaced. Typically it's cheaper to replace the entire caliper at Rogers auto service centers than to rebuild the piston.

So there you have it – a brief Kent Rylee Automotive guide to how your disc brakes work. Rogers who replace their brake pads on time will not only keep their vehicle stopping safely, but could save money on unnecessary brake repair down the road.

Give us a call

Kent Rylee Automotive
4796363333
2100 S. 8th Street
Rogers, AR 72712 - See more at: http://kentryleeautomotive.napawebtools.com/2013/05/23/disc-brake-maintenance-at-kent-rylee-automotive-in#sthash.V8GO9aTP.dpuf

Monday, April 27, 2015

 
How do I know when I need new Shocks and Struts?
Suspension systems should continue to operate effectively for many years and tens of thousands of miles, holding your tires' foot print on the road. Eventually components do wear out, but how long that takes depends a lot on how you drive.

As you can imagine, if most of your driving is on smooth AR highways, your vehicle shock absorbers will last a lot longer than if you do most of your driving on bumpy Rogers roads or hauling heavy loads. In addition to just wearing out, upgraded shock suspension components can be damaged in an accident or by a hard impact – like a pothole, hitting a curb or a rock in the road.

Because the life span of shocks can vary so widely, your vehicle manufacturer recommends periodic inspections. During a car inspection at Kent Rylee Automotive, your service technician will check for worn, broken or missing suspension parts. If the inspection reveals any problems, take care of this important safety and handling work. When you replace your shocks, it's usually a good idea to replace all four at the same time. That'll give you even handling at all four corners of the vehicle.

If you have special road handling needs like improved cornering or towing or hauling requirements, your Kent Rylee Automotive advisor can recommend an upgraded shock or strut to get you what you want.

At Kent Rylee Automotive, we have been serving Northwest Arkansas  with  quality auto repair since 1987.   Take advantage of this Shocks and Struts Special by Thursday, April 30th, 2015.

Monday, March 9, 2015

New Kia added to used lot-Great Buy!

Check out this 2014 Kia Rio LX 4dr Sdn Auto just added to our used car lot. 138 H.P. 1.6 liter 4 cyd. engine along with the smooth shifting 6 speed automatic transmission team up for great performance
and fuel economy. Ice cold A/C power mirrors tilt wheel am/fm cd very nice condition inside and out still under factory warranty!  Remember to give Tracy a call at 636-3333 to take a test drive.  Remember we have a dedicated used car department that can find you a car or sell your car for you.  To find out more, give us a call.    



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Monday, February 23, 2015

It's almost that time of year again! Kent Rylee Automotive Solutions is having our Annual Spring Car Show on Saturday, April 11th, 2015 benefiting the Lion's Club of Rogers. Trophies will be awarded for Best of Show, People's Choice, Best Low Rider, Best Pre 60, Best Present 60, Best Rat Rod, Best Project and Lion's Club Choice. Stroll through some extraordinary cars and register to win a prize or two while you are here! Also, enjoy some good music from the 60's, 70's and 80's with Paper Jam! We will also have a special selection of Auto Parts on display at highly discounted prices..our loss is your deal on parts during the show only! Car Show Early Bird Registration is $20, $25 after April 4th, 2015 and includes 1 lunch ticket. Registration begins at 8 am on the day of the Car Show. The Car Show begins at 10 am. Car awards will be at 12:30 pm. Rain date is April 18th.  This show is a great time and grows every year.  Come see the cars and experience the stories that they all have.  If you know someone traveling in from out of town, make sure they contact us for hotel discounts. 
For more info contact Stephanie at 479-636-3333 or stephanie@kentrylee.com.