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Listen… 5 Warning Sounds Your Car May Be Making

Listen... 5 Warning Sounds Your Car May Be Making

When you start up your car, you want to hear your engine running smoothly and quietly. And when you leave the house in a rush to get to work or head out of town on vacation, the last thing you want to hear some unfamiliar sound coming

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Stop. It’s Time for a Brake Inspection

Stop. It’s Time for a Brake Inspection

We hate to hear stories of vehicle accidents, especially when, with a little preventative maintenance, they could have been avoided. When a car hit a curb near 19th St. and Clarke Ave in Des Moines on Thursday morning, the impact launched the car into the air, then

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Muffler Repairs & Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Muffler Repairs & Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Earlier this year one Iowa teen died and a second was hospitalized after an exhaust leak filled their car with poisonous carbon monoxide gas, according to KCCI-8 News. Investigators believe the teens were hanging out with the car running at the close of a Saturday night date

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5 Essentials for Planning Your Next Road Trip

5 Essentials for Planning Your Next Road Trip

It’s been a week since kiddos in the Des Moines area said goodbye to another school year. That means it’s officially summer vacation. More people hit the road in cars, trucks, and motor-homes during the summer season than any other time of the year. In fact, Americans

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10 Ways to Get More Money When Selling Your Car

10 Ways to Get More Money When Selling Your Car

At some point in time, you’re probably going to decide it time to replace your ride with a different car. Maybe you need more space for a growing family, or downsizing to a smaller ride as an empty-nester. Or maybe you want to sell off a gas-guzzler

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How Many Mechanics Does it Take To Replace a Car Headlight Bulb?

How Many Mechanics Does it Take To Replace a Car Headlight Bulb?

You’d think that would be the beginning of a bad joke, but it seems car manufacturers are increasingly engineering headlight assemblies that are making the once-simple task of replacing a headlight bulb much more difficult. For example, in the Saturn Aura and some Cadillac models, the only

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Stop Your Car From Overheating

Stop Your Car From Overheating

If you’ve ever driven a car prone to overheating, constantly seems to be low on coolant, or has an unknown problem with the radiator, hoses, thermostat, or other components that help keep your engine cool, there’s rarely a happy ending. All too often, overheating happens when you’re

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Improve Fuel Economy With Proper Engine Maintenance

Improve Fuel Economy With Proper Engine Maintenance

How much highway driving do you do? Whether you’re planning to take a summer vacation, travel for work, or just have to get on the interstate to head across town, your engine performs best and achieves peak fuel economy during ideal highway driving conditions. In Iowa, that

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Tailpipe Exhaust Color, Is It Bad?

Tailpipe Exhaust Color, Is It Bad?

One of the telltale signs that a car has a problem is colored exhaust or smoke coming from the tailpipe. If there is smoke coming from the tailpipe, its color can often provide clues to help identify the problem. Of course, we use high-tech diagnostic tools to

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Scheduled Maintenance Helps Your Car Last Longer

Scheduled Maintenance Helps Your Car Last Longer

Drive off the dealer’s lot with a new car, and you should be feeling pretty good about your new ride. That new-car smell, nice seats and interior, new tires, a problem-free engine, and peak performance for all the other systems in your vehicle can give you peace

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BECKLEY AUTOMOTIVE

901 8th Street
Des Moines, Iowa, 50309
Phone: 515-243-8185
Email: service@beckleyauto.com
Business Hrs: 7:30AM - 5:30 PM M-F
Service Hrs: 8:00AM - 3:30 PM M-F


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