Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy Elgin road? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine accessories. It runs the alternator - which charges the battery; the water pu...
Posted in Parts
on June 27, 2017
Most auto manufacturers recommend an interval for an air conditioning system inspection. The inspection uncovers leaks, worn hoses and assesses the condition of the other components.Environmental laws in some around Elgin require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. Also some par...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on June 18, 2017
Safety should always be an element of your vehicle care. So even if you don't care about how your vehicle looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself — and other Elgin drivers — on the road. And good safety starts with good brakes.Brakes need a regular inspection...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on June 11, 2017
Ask any Elgin man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be "no." Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person why he hasn't taken his car in...
Posted in Maintenance
on June 04, 2017
About 80% of the vehicles on Elgin roads today are behind on their preventive maintenance schedules. That translates to about 160 million vehicles in the United States that aren't performing as well as they could be - thousands right here in Illinois. Some of the maintenance issues are minor. Oth...
Posted in Service Standards
on June 01, 2017