The Heat is Back! Is Your St. Louis AC Ready?

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The heat and humidity that St. Louis is infamous for, is back, and with a vengeance. If you think it seems like it’s getting hotter every summer, you’d be correct. According to NOAA, last summer was the fourth hottest summer in the US in 124 years! 2019 is already heating up, and there’s little reason to think it won’t be as hot as last summer.

There’s nothing worse than sitting in a hot car with an inefficient or failing air conditioner, stuck in traffic, during a hellish commute on Highway 40, just running errands, or driving around the Lou on the weekend.

No matter your destination, traveling and arriving in a hot car is one way to get into a bad mood fast. The boiling, scorching St. Louis heat can drain your strength, rob you of your comfort, and even drain your wallet by increasing fuel consumption and reducing overall auto efficiency.

Luckily, St. Louis drivers have Cyclone Car Care, your trusted St. Louis auto AC experts. Chill out with an efficient, fully-charged, fully-functional, AC system blasting refreshing cold air and helping you keep your own cool.

For a limited time only, Cyclone Car Care, your trusted St. Louis auto repair pros, are offering an auto AC inspection and servicing for just $91.99. Cyclone Car Care will conduct a thorough AC inspection, administer a dye test (for leaks) and will even recharge your system with up to two pounds of freon!

If Cyclone discovers a more serious issue with your AC like a failed compressor, damaged evaporator, vacuum leak, failing O-ring, etc., they’ll shoot you straight and give you an accurate, fair price for repairs or replacement.

Don’t lose your cool, stick to your seat or sweat the drive, drop on by Cyclone Car Care, and regain your cool today.

Happy Fourth Of July!

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Fourth of July

Cyclone Car Care, your trusted St. Louis auto repair specialists, wants to take this opportunity to wish all of you a great Fourth of July. While enjoying fireworks, food, and friends today, take a moment to reflect on how fortunate we all are to live in America. This is a country where anything is possible. We want to thank all our St. Louis customers, employees, and our military. Stay safe and we look forward to serving you on Friday.

Remember America’s Heroes.

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Memorial Day

Cyclone Car Care wants to take a moment to remember the sacrifice of America’s military men and women. Enjoy your Memorial Day and please thank a vet for our freedom.

Great Tire Prices and a $100.00 prepaid gift card.

Cooper Tires

From now until the end of the month, get up to $100 on a prepaid Visa card or Mastercard when you purchase a set of four qualifying tires! For questions or to schedule an appointment, call Cyclone Car Care at 314-843-3800.

Missouri Potholes Take A Shock(ing) Toll.

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If you drive in the St. Louis or the St. Louis metro area, we don’t have to tell you about the potholes and cracks that cause a bumpy ride. Those potholes and constant stopping and starting put a lot of stress on your St. Louis cars’ shocks and struts. If you’re noticing that your car’s shocks and struts aren’t providing the old cushion, stability and smooth ride they once did, it’s time to motor on over to Cyclone Car Care, your trusted St. Louis auto repair specialists.

Missouri received a C- for the condition of our roads and bridges.  

Missouri’s roughly 34,000-mile highway network, the 7th largest in the country, plays a critical role in the state’s economic growth, traveler efficiency, and the quality of life of its citizens. In recent years, MoDOT has been able to fund and deliver roadway pavement maintenance improvements, significantly improving road surface conditions throughout the state’s transportation system. However, the state motor fuel tax has not increased since 1996, and Missouri ranks 4th lowest in state gas tax and 47th overall in revenue per mile. Due to inflation and rising construction costs, the 17-cent tax now equates to eight cents in purchasing power. Missouri only spends 43% of the national average on operations and maintenance per state-controlled mile. Without action in the state legislature, funding constraints are anticipated to continue, leaving Missouri’s ability to sustainably fund future roadway maintenance and improvement projects in jeopardy. Meanwhile, residents spend $604 annually per motorist in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs, compared with $533 per driver nationwide. A long-term revenue stream for transportation must be identified in order to improve Missouri’s economic competitiveness and keep residents safe.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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Cyclone Car Care, your trusted St. Louis auto repair specialists, want to take this opportunity to wish our customers, clients, and employees a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! We look forward to serving you in 2019 and beyond.

St. Louis Auto Brakes Special.

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St. Louis Auto Brakes

There are only 10 days left on this St. Louis auto brakes special! Tis the Season for Savings!

DID YOU KNOW? As a general rule, brake pads should be replaced every 10,000-20,000 miles.

For a limited time only, Cyclone Car Care is offering its customers up to $100 off brake and rotor work! We will replace your front or rear brakes and rotors for $249 per axle.

This special offer ends on December 20th. Exclusions apply. Contact Cyclone Car Care for details at 314-843-3800.

Brake For This! St. Louis Brakes Special.

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Now is the time to get your St. Louis brakes fixed!

For a limited time only, get new front brakes or rear brakes and rotors for just $249.00 per axle*! This is a great deal and it won’t last for long. You’d typically pay $325.00 or more for this from any of the big St. Louis auto brake competitors. Time to save some money, drive with more confidence and safety, and put your hard-earned money towards Christmas presents.

Our St. Louis brakes special starts on Monday, December 3rd and ending on December 20th so don’t delay.  If you’re noticing that your car or SUV isn’t stopping like it used to, don’t chance your family’s safety by driving on bad brakes. With more snow, ice, and rain on the way, it’s time to quit putting off brake repairs and chancing an accident. Book your appointment with Cyclone Car Care, your St. Louis brake, shock, and auto specialists, today!

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Cyclone Car Care repairing front brakes.

*For most St. Louis cars. See Cyclone Car Care for more details and pricing. Some exclusions may apply. See dealer for details.

Here are some important and interesting facts about auto brakes:

  • There’s no exact answer for this, but, on average, most St. Louis drivers can expect to get between 25,000 and 65,000 maximum, from their new brake pads.
  • On average, brake pads need to be replaced about every 50,000 miles.
  • There are basically two types of brake pads: ceramic and metallic. Of the two types, ceramic brakes can tolerate heat much more readily than metallic brakes, produce less dust, and they produce much less noise.
  • Ceramic auto brakes started to replace metallic brakes in the 1980s.
  • Anti-lock brakes were created 1929 and were first used in the aviation industry only.
  • Mercedes Benz is credited with creating the first anti-locking brakes in 1978.
  • ABS brakes are now required in all cars. Europe first required them in 2004 for all cars sold. The US didn’t require them in all new cars sold until 2013.
  • Braking distance refers to the distance a vehicle will travel from the point when its brakes are fully applied to when it comes to a complete stop.

Happy Thanksgiving From Cyclone


Your trusted St. Louis auto mechanics, Cyclone Car Care, want to take this opportunity to wish our customers, employees, family, friends, and neighbors, a very happy and safe Thanksgiving.

We will be back Friday and ready to get your car through another winter.

Happy Thanksgiving, St. Louis

Happy Thanksgiving from Cyclone Car Care

Winterize your St. Louis car

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Merry Christmas from Cyclone Car Care.

The sudden drop in St. Louis temperatures can make starting your St. Louis car, truck, or van, much more difficult. Cold temperatures tax your auto battery and alternator.

It’s important to make sure your car is ready for winter. Cyclone Car Care, your trusted and trained St. Louis auto mechanics, are ready to help you winterize your car.

In addition to making sure your battery is in good running order, it’s a great idea to also check your antifreeze, radiator, tires, windshield wipers and more. Old man winter can make it tough to start your ride.

Here are some of the things we look for when we’re preparing your car for winter:

  1. Snow Tires. Snow tires are designed especially for the rigors and demands of winter driving.
  2. Inspect your hoses and belts. Your hoses and belts take a beating all year, but especially during winter.
  3. Check the antifreeze. The antifreeze is the lifeblood of your heating and cooling system.
  4. Check tire pressure. For each 10 degrees drop in temperature, your tires lose approximately a pound of air.
  5. Check your battery. Cold weather taxes your battery. Make sure your battery will start your car quickly.

Also, consider preparing a winter driving emergency kit. Some of the things you might want to keep in your car include the following:

  1. A warm blanket.
  2. A first aid kit.
  3. An ice scraper with a snow brush.
  4. Flares, reflectors or a flashlight.
  5. Rock salt, kitty litter, sand or some other substance for traction.
  6. A snow shovel.
  7. Jumper cables.
  8. Extra winter clothing like boots or gloves.

Keep safe this winter and make sure your ride is ready to power through winter. Cyclone Car Care can help you prepare to keep your car, van, truck or fleet, on the road all winter.

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