Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In Chicago

October 30, 2016

Every Chicago car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a recommendation of when the filter should be replaced. So b... More

Does My Choice in Oil Affect Change Intervals?

October 25, 2016

Oil changes are probably the most recognized service on a vehicle. Almost all Chicago residents know about them. But do we know enough?Several decades ago, oil changes were fairly standard: every three months or 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But recent advances in both engine technology and o... More

Bouncy Bouncy ? Are My Shocks Bad?

October 17, 2016

When Chicago drivers think about preventive maintenance, what usually comes to mind is oil, fluids and brakes. We don't generally think about our shocks or struts, but these auto parts keep our tires on the road.Chicago drivers don't think about shocks as often as oil changes because shocks and ... More

The Harm in Skipping an Oil Change for Chicago Drivers

October 9, 2016

People in Chicago have been hearing a lot about higher oil change intervals these days. Maybe you're wondering: What are the key issues?Some new vehicle manufacturers are now recommending much higher oil change intervals than they have in the past. As much as 5,000 to 8,000 miles (8,000 km to 13... More

Selecting New Tires and Wheels

October 4, 2016

Some of us Chicago drivers just love tires. All those little rubber hairs on new tires and the smell is wonderful. We live in a great time for tires. No matter how you drive around Illinois, where you want to go or the look you're after; there is a tire for you.The same is true about wheels. The ... More