FAQ For Automobile Restyling | D&S Automotive

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Accessory Frequently Asked Questions

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D&S Automotive is Lake County’s home for automotive accessories and has become Northeast Ohio’s premier truck and jeep accessories store. Below is a list of frequently asked questions. For more information, contact us or visit our Mentor Collision and Restyling Center today.

LIFT KITS

 

Will my lifted vehicle require a special service check? Can I take it to any dealership for service?

Many dealerships defer servicing lifted vehicles. For service needs from oil changes to alignments, contact D&S Automotive. Depending on the size of your vehicle, periodic checks may be needed.

Will a lift void my warranty?

This answer varies for each manufacturer. It is best to consult with your local vehicle manufacturer dealership and make sure that any upgrades made to suspension or performance will not void existing warranties.

Will there be a warranty for my new lifts?

This varies per lift manufacturer. Nearly all brands have a warranty that cover parts, but the duration of those warranties vary. Contact our accessory department for more details.

WHEELS AND TIRES

 

How often should I rotate my tires?

Rule of thumb is rotate your tires each time you change your oil. However, each manufacturer has a different standard for frequency of an oil change.  That being said, we suggest every 6 months or 3,000 to 6,000 miles.

What is the lifespan of an off-road tire?
With proper rotation and alignment, most off-road tires have the ability to last 40,000 or more miles.

Are there any warranties?

Any issues with your wheels pertaining to a manufacturing flaw is fully covered. However, there are no warranties on off-road tires. If you take care of them and keep them clean, you shouldn’t have many problems.

REMOTE STARTS

 

Can you use my factory remote?

This depends on the manufacturer. However, more often than not we can use the factory remote. Under certain circumstances, we do have to replace the remote.

How long will it take?

Typically 3-4 hours, but time varies per vehicle and system.

Can you do any vehicle?

We can install a remote start in majority of vehicles 1998 and newer.

My vehicle has a manual transmission, can I get a remote start?

Unfortunately, no.  We can only install a remote start in vehicles with an automatic transmission.

My vehicle has a push button start, can I get a remote start?

Yes, we can install a remote start in vehicles with a push button start.

Will a remote start void my warranty?

A remote start installation typically doesn’t void manufacturer warranties.  However, if you have doubts, contact your local vehicle manufacturer dealership.

RHINO LININGS

 

How long will the installation take?

Installing Rhino Linings is a 1-day process.  Customers typically drop-off in morning and pick-up that same afternoon/evening.

Does D&S do color match?

We do not.  Due to lack of confidence in the product, D&S Automotive no longer provides this option.

Are Rhino Linings limited to just truck beds?

Absolutely not! We can do just about anything you can dream up.  We have some awesome examples on our website. Contact our accessory department to discuss what you have in mind.

Warranty?

There is a lifetime warranty on all Rhino Linings against defects, workmanship, or materials. However, Rhino does not claim that their product is indestructible, it can be damaged if mistreated.

Will tie downs and bed lights be removed or sprayed?

Tie downs will be removed when applicable.  Lights and any items that cannot be removed will be masked off.  We ask that any items that can be removed by the owner be done so before coming in.

Can you remove my goose-neck hitch before applying my bed liner?

Yes we can, however at an additional cost. We ask that any such items be removed before coming in.

Can you remove my factory bed rail caps/protectors and spray Rhino in their place?

We can, however do not recommend it.  Removing your bed rail caps/protectors will leave a lot of little holes and spaces from where they were mounted (see photo below).  If you are wondering if we can patch them, we can, but this will be an additional cost.