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If your transmission isn’t shifting correctly, you’ll want to be careful about how you choose to proceed. The best thing to do is turn the vehicle off and have a professional take a look at it, but if that isn’t an option, there are some steps you can take to ensure nothing gets damaged. At Ekart Automotive in Manhattan, KS we can take a look at your issues and also give you some tips on what to do when that option isn't available yet. 

fleet of vehicles outside of a business

At Ekart Automotive in Manhattan, KS we know that your commercial vehicles are a vital part of your business. These vehicles are often more susceptible to damage as well. In order to preserve the life of these vehicles, it's important to get your fleet or commercial vehicles properly maintained.

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Good steering is an underrated and often neglected aspect of commercial truck driving. At Ekart Automotive in Manhattan, we believe in making sure you have the best truck possible, whether you’re hauling something across town or across the country.

At Ekart Automotive in Manhattan, KS, we have seen our fair share of preventable engine failures. Frequently, engine disaster could have been avoided if the driver had known beforehand what the warning lights or gauges on the dashboard indicated. While some dash lights are fairly benign, others indicate imminent trouble. This guide from Ekart Automotive in Manhattan, KS will prepare you for the next time your vehicle shows you a warning you shouldn’t ignore.

heavily worn ball joint

Whether you drive a Porsche, Audi, BMW, Subaru, Land Rover, or other performance and luxury vehicles, your ball joints are an essential part of your car or SUVs performance and safety. From us at Ekart Automotive, here’s what to watch out for, to make sure your ball joints are in shape and ready to go. 

diesel

Whether you drive a Chevy, Dodge, or Ford diesel truck, there are a variety of options out there for a replacement engine. Depending on your truck's worth, it may depend on the type of engine and the amount of money you want to put into it. You can purchase a used, rebuilt, remanufactured, or even new diesel engine to replace your old. At Ekart Automotive in Manhattan, KS, we’re here to help you choose the right one. 

At some point, while waiting for your tank to fill up, you’ve probably wondered what the difference is between the choices of gasoline at the pump. Typically, you see three buttons, with a number between 85 and 98, in ascending order and ascending prices. These numbers are octane ratings, which you probably know; but what is an octane rating, really?

man taking battery out of car

If you’re ever in a situation where you must remove the battery from your vehicle, it’s important to know what you’re doing. It seems pretty straight forward, and it is. However, there are some important things to remember when disconnecting the battery in your car, truck, or SUV. Here are some tips on disconnecting a car battery, from Ekart Automotive in Manhattan, KS.

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