Road Trip Nation

September 11, 2017

The heat is on out there in Ames and the road trip season is upon us. The possibilities are endless and the open road is calling, it is time to answer the call. The superior interstate infrastructure and the American tradition of exploring are responsible for many of our pop culture references. Road movies, driving…

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Oil, A Discussion a Million Years in the Making

September 1, 2017

Oil, like most car parts, has changed drastically over the past century since the automobile rose to prominence. Make no mistake, oil is absolutely a car part, complete with a factory part number. Now you may think that all oils are the same but this could not be further from the truth. At LOF-Xpress™ Oil…

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Protecting Your Vehicle from the Summer Heat

June 29, 2017

Iowa heat can be brutal during the summer months and protecting your vehicle from the sun can be tough. Interior vehicle temperatures can reach up to 150 degrees, with areas exposed to direct sunlight reaching up to 195 degrees! Newsflash: That’s HOT! Here are some LOF-Xpress™ approved ways that you can protect your car in…

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Summer Car Smarts: What to do if your Vehicle Overheats

June 15, 2017

Regardless of your vehicle’s year, make, or model, scorching summer days can cause any car to overheat. Iowa summers, especially, require us to pay close attention to the temperature gauge, particularly when climbing steep hills or stuck in stop-and-go traffic. Thankfully, there are plenty of things you can do to make sure a temporary jump…

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Preparing your Vehicle for the Summer Heat

June 1, 2017

Summer is the time for road trips, vacations, and taking a break from the daily grind. For your vehicle, this often means more mileage. And, although warm, dry days seem to be easy on the car, summer does present its own challenges. As always, preparation is key and this is especially true as the temps…

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Items Every Parent Should Keep in their Car

May 18, 2017

With Mother’s Day behind us and Dad’s Day on the horizon, it’s time we do a post with our favorite chauffeurs in mind! Parents of little ones (& big ones, too!) are always on the go and some days it can feel like you’re spending more time in the car shuttling, than at home! For…

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How to Prepare Your Vehicle for Rainy Season

May 4, 2017

It’s here! Rainy season in Iowa has arrived and since we already know you are prepared for Driving in the Rain, we now we want to focus on making sure your vehicle is as ready as you are! Safe spring driving requires that both the car and the driver are focused and ready for whatever…

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How Potholes Can Damage Your Vehicle

April 20, 2017

Pothole season is at its prime and no one is immune to their sneaky destruction. Potholes can viciously assault innocent vehicles, nearly swallowing cars whole. We’ve all hit ‘em and, as luck would have it, there are usually only seconds to swerve before you’re in a half tire deep. These road hazards lay in wait, with…

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National Car Care Month: Spring into Action

April 6, 2017

Could it be?!? Is spring really here to stay? As we say goodbye to the winter months and rough roads, it is time to get your car ready for spring driving and summer road trips! April is National Car Care Month and, with it comes a reminder of the importance of proper vehicle maintenance. Of…

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Tips for Driving in Severe Spring Weather

March 23, 2017

Springtime in Iowa means saying goodbye to sleet, snow slush, and black ice while the roads. However, warmer weather also tends to bring with it other driving dangers. Helllloooo thunderstorms, hail, and tornadoes! Driving in severe weather of any kind significantly increases your risk for roadway accidents and should be avoided at all costs. BUT,…

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