Vehicle Maintenance

By Harrison Walker / April 2, 2018

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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Car Hacks for Happy Kids 2018

By Harrison Walker / March 5, 2018

“Are we there yet?” Sound familiar? Kids and cars don’t often go well together. It’s the cramped quarters, complaining, messes, and sick stomachs that make road trips (no matter how short – we could be talking about a short run to the grocery store!) stressful and unenjoyable for drivers and travelers, alike! And while we…

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CARFAX Integration

By Harrison Walker / 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?

By Harrison Walker / 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

By Harrison Walker / 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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Thanksgiving Travel Tips

By Harrison Walker / 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

By Harrison Walker / 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

By Harrison Walker / 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

By Harrison Walker / 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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Road Trip Nation

By Harrison Walker / 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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