How to Prevent Rust on a Car

January 9th, 2019 by
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Nothing ruins a gorgeous vehicle like unsightly rust spots, but with the right rust prevention techniques, you can keep your car in mint condition for the long haul. The secret to learning how to prevent rust on a car lies in your routine maintenance habits. Preventing rust from occurring in the first place is much…

How Often Should I Wax My Car?

January 7th, 2019 by

Schedule Service Waxing a car can elevate a modest vehicle into a total showstopper that is sure to turn heads at local car shows, but learning how to wax a car can take some time and effort. So, how often should I wax my car for the best results? While most experts recommend a good…

How to Protect Your Car from Road Salt

December 14th, 2018 by
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Road salt is a great tool to keep drivers and pedestrians safe around Chicago and Addison, but this harsh chemical can cause major damage to your vehicle if left unchecked. From damaging the finish to wearing holes straight through the bodywork, it’s important to learn how to protect your car from road salt if you…

My Check Engine Light is On

October 22nd, 2018 by

Customers from Carol Stream to Bloomingdale often contact us in a panic saying, “My check engine light is on!” Although the check engine light is small, it can lead to huge headaches for many drivers, but there’s no need to fear it. The issue could be a little more complicated like a bad catalytic converter,…

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Strange Car Noises

October 11th, 2018 by
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If you’ve noticed strange car noises when you hit the road, your vehicle might be trying to tell you something! While some road noise is to be expected, sudden car grinding and squealing noises might be a sign that you need an inspection. Different noises are associated with different components of the vehicle, like squealing…

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How to Jumpstart a Car

September 21st, 2018 by
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  If your car won’t start, it’s likely the case of a bad battery. But before you break out the jumper cables, do you know to jumpstart a car the right way? We’ve got the step-by-step process to help you get your car up and running, so you can head to the service department for…

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Making the Grade: Should I Run Premium Fuel in My Car?

September 17th, 2018 by
Fuel Grades Explained

When you pull up to a fuel pump, you likely see all the fuel-grade options and assume the one with the highest number must be the best for your car. While this is the case for some vehicles, many can run on almost any fuel grade with little to no repercussions. Here’s a breakdown on…

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How to Change a Flat Tire

September 13th, 2018 by
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If there’s one skill that comes in handy during those long road trips, it’s how to change a flat tire. While the process is relatively easy to learn, it’s best to brush up on your tire care well before calamity strikes. This can help you maintain a clear head if you run into trouble on…

7 Ways to Protect Your Car This Fall

September 13th, 2018 by

The kids are headed back to school, and the worst of the summer’s heat is behind us. That means it’s time to start making plans for chilly weather and nasty roads. You’ll want to have your vehicle checked before the conditions take a turn for the worst. Below are seven maintenance musts to do this…

Maintenance is Key to a Healthy Car. Don’t Forget These Items too

August 8th, 2018 by
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Your vehicle was a huge investment, so you want to keep it running, right? To keep it running, you have to maintain it, and we mean more than just the occasional oil changes. Here are three oft-forgotten maintenance items that if left incomplete can cause big-time issues in the long run. Automatic Transmission Fluid Your…

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