There are a surprising number of small, inexpensive parts that can lead to expensive engine damage when they fail. It doesn't seem right.Fortunately a lot of those things can be taken care of in routine maintenance. They may not be easy to remember because it is a long list, but your servi...
Posted in Fuel System
on December 09, 2018
Service to a vehicle's power steering system is part of preventive maintenance for Chicago auto owners. This system provides power to the steering wheel so you can turn it with ease. Without power steering, all of the power to turn your vehicle's wheels would have to come from you.The ce...
Posted in Steering
on December 02, 2018
If you've ever been driving around Chicago and had a headlamp go out, you've probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlamps, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won't have the same brightness, which can be distracting and will affect your f...
Posted in Maintenance
on November 25, 2018
One thing all Chicago drivers can do to extend the life of their battery is to keep it clean. A greasy, dirty battery holds in damaging heat. Same goes for removing corrosion from the terminals. Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) can help maintain your battery.Allowing your battery to be deeply deplet...
Posted in Fluids
on November 18, 2018
Would you buy a jacket without even trying it on? Probably not, but it might surprise you that one study shows about half the people buy a vehicle after a short test drive around the block or none at all. If you're in the market for another vehicle, make sure you check out the most important thi...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on November 12, 2018
There is a clear and vocal demand in Chicago and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the Illinois market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on Chicago area roads today, and many more being...
Posted in Drive Train
on November 05, 2018
The Check Engine Light strikes fear into the hearts of some Chicago drivers, and is totally ignored by just as many. Just what it means is a mystery to most people.Let's get the urgency issues out of the way first. If your Check Engine light is flashing, that means that something is wron...
Posted in Monitoring System
on October 28, 2018
Imagine waking up one morning with a stomach ache. You pick up the phone, call the doctor’s office and say, "I’ve got a really bad tummy ache. How much will it cost to make me feel better?" Of course you wouldn’t do that. You know that there could be a lot of reasons for your symptoms and that th...
Posted in Exhaust
on October 22, 2018
Wiper blades are critically important to Chicago drivers for good driving visibility and safety. When it’s time to replace your wiper blades, there are a number of different wiper blade designs and grades. Chicago drivers should always use at least the design or grade that came with their vehicle...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on October 14, 2018
When all of your vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Hitting a road hazard or even just the normal bumps and bounces of everyday driving in Chicago can cause your vehicle's wheels to be out of alignment.Driving for an extended time around C...
Posted in Automotive News
on October 07, 2018