In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute. The timing belt’s important job is to make sure that all of this hap...
Posted in Timing Belt
on January 29, 2016
Most cars and trucks have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Pingree Grove car owners only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Pingree Grove. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you w...
Posted in Transmission
on January 27, 2016
We've all seen Illinois motorists do crazy things while driving to or from Elgin. A guy shaving in the rear-view mirror, a woman applying makeup, people talking on their phones, texting or drinking from an enormous coffee mug. It's a wonder we even dare drive on Illinois roads. The t...
Posted in Service Standards
on January 14, 2016
Sometimes busy Elgin residents dream about going back to the “simpler” days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around Elgin in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today’s automobiles have significan...
Posted in Maintenance
on January 12, 2016