CARFAX Integration

February 19, 2018

Love it or hate it, technology is an impactful part of our society today and at LOF-Xpress™, we want to embrace that! We’re always working to ensure that our technology helps streamline, organize, and simplify your life – the foundation of our 3-5 minute oil change! To complement our exceptional oil change services at LOF-Xpress™,…

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Is It Antifreeze or Coolant?

February 8, 2018

The flash of a dash light gets your attention and all of a sudden your day is taking a turn for the worst. The car begins to smoke and the driver pulls to the side of the road, sickeningly sweet smelling smoke rolling from the engine compartment. The temperature gauge of the vehicle is maxed…

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Winter Safety Items

January 15, 2018

Have you ever clicked on the wipers to clear away snow and are instead greeted by smearing and screeching, rather than cleaning and clearing?  You may frequent LOF-Xpress™ to keep  up on your oil changes but those wiper blades can often be forgotten. Did you know that we offer many more comprehensive services, in addition…

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What is the Proper Way To Warm Up Your Car in the Winter?

December 28, 2017

On cold winter days in Iowa, you’d never walk into the gym and hit the weights or cardio machines without a quick warm up to get your blood flowing, right? We encourage you to treat your vehicles with the same care and respect as you treat your body. Whether you’re running late or just don’t…

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How Much Air Should Be In My Tires?

November 29, 2017

We are a mobile society. In almost every aspect of our lives we are either on the move or refuse to be tethered to any sort of cord. We have phones that can function in most areas of the planet, except of course the twelve by twelve grassy area next to the cell phone store.…

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The Harvest Parade

November 16, 2017

We could drop a blog post with a bunch of colorful language, gushing about the changing of the seasons, the leaves falling and harvest being right around the corner. The picture to the right would include the undeniable symbol of the season, the ubiquitous pumpkin, maybe surrounded by some dried corn stalks. It would give…

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Thanksgiving Travel Tips

November 10, 2017

Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude, family, food and, for many of us, lots and lots of driving. So, as you prepare for the long (or short!) drives ahead of you this Thanksgiving, here are a few simple tips to help keep your travels safe: Make sure your vehicle is in good working order. As always,…

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Diesels For the Real World

October 2, 2017

Do you have a diesel? If you do, you probably know what the big deal is, the seemingly unlimited mounds of power and torque, coupled with excellent fuel mileage and durability. A diesel engine, whether in a car or a truck, is an excellent choice for an everyday vehicle. At LOF Xpress, we love our…

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The Rocket’s Red Glare, Understanding Vehicle Warning Lights

September 29, 2017

The rocket’s red glare is a line from the National Anthem and was written by Francis Scott Key during the war of 1812. He was on a ship in Baltimore Harbor watching the Battle of Baltimore and was moved to pen the poem when the stars and stripes was still flying at its conclusion. The…

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Road Trip Destinations

September 27, 2017

Last time, we talked about the epic road trip that you need to get out there and experience. The Ames area is the perfect place to launch a road trip, we are centrally located and within reach of seemingly a million different places to see and activities to do. So in order to get your…

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