Something you're going to be hearing a lot about around Elgin, Illinois, is diesel engines. We're not talking about semi-trucks and buses; we're talking about diesel engine cars, pick-ups and SUVs.Most people in Illinois are surprised to learn that around half the cars on the road in Europ...
Posted in Fuel System
on January 29, 2018
Hey Elgin - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very...
Posted in Maintenance
on January 21, 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 January 15, 2018
Modern vehicles in and around Elgin run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for Elgin drivers without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more electrical components and do-dads than ever before. This reall...
Posted in Parts
on January 08, 2018
Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious Elgin drivers. But how can we know we're getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else's problems?There are good used vehicles for sale in the Elgin area. Vehicles are sold when families upsize, when families...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on January 03, 2018