Car Care Tips

January 2020

Can Car Scent Keep You Safe on Illinois Roads?

Here's a travel tip that'll I'll bet you didn't know, and it might keep you safer...The average American commuter in Illinois spends two and a half hours daily in their vehicle.The government says 100,000 auto accidents yearly are caused by drivers who fall asleep at the wheel. (Aggressive drivin... Read More

When Are Your Tires Worn Out?

Hey Glendale Heights area drivers, are your tires worn out? What is the standard for our Illinois streets? How can you tell on your vehicle?While there may be legal requirements for the Glendale Heights area, there are safety concer... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil in Your Glendale Heights Vehicle

If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Glendale Heights area.The same goes for di... Read More

QUIET TIME (Listening for Vehicle Problems)

Everybody's got friends like this. You know, the kind who, the minute they get in their vehicle and turn the key, the sound system is deafening. They just love to hear that music, sports, news anything but the sound of the vehicle itself.And maybe you're that person, too. Here's something to ... Read More

PCV Valve: What Is It?

Most Glendale Heights drivers know something about preventive maintenance on a vehicle. We know we should routinely replace the oil and wiper blades and other fluids. But have you heard of a PCV valve ? This little car part needs to be replaced regularly or it can cause some serious problems in y... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down Around Glendale Heights

There's not much we can do about the price of gas in Glendale Heights, Illinois, but we do quite a bit about how much we use as we're driving on our Glendale Heights streets.Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.... Read More

Steer Right in Glendale Heights

Virtually all vehicles come with power steering, so many Glendale Heights drivers have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your vehicle steering wheel. Without it, it would be very hard to steer. Now this power assist comes in a couple of forms. In re... Read More

Battery Basics for Glendale Heights

It's important for Glendale Heights drivers to know battery basics. First, let's talk about which is harder on a battery hot or cold Illinois weather. Most Glendale Heights area drivers think it's cold weather because that's when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold veh... Read More

Give me a Brake (Light)!

If that little brake warning light pops up on your dash, do you know what it means? Well, if you said no, you wouldn't be alone. You know it has something to do with your brakes, but exactly what? You're not sure. One of the reasons is that it could mean a lot of different things.It could be som... Read More

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