The hottest Illinois news story may be different every day, but there's one topic that seems to come up over and over again – the price of gas in Aurora. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, this post is for you. Here are several basic things people in Aurora ...
Posted in Maintenance
on October 24, 2017
Every Aurora car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a recommendation of when the filter should be replac...
Posted in Maintenance
on October 15, 2017
With Aurora gas prices being what they are, many of us in Illinois are driving less and looking into purchasing smaller or more efficient vehicles. Aurora area residents who have to drive a lot, have large families or need four-wheel drive are particularly hard hit by the cost of fuel in Illinois...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on October 08, 2017
There are a surprising number of small, inexpensive parts that can lead to expensive engine damage when they fail. It doesn't seem right.Fortunately a lot of those things can be taken care of in routine maintenance. They may not be easy to remember because it is a long list, but your ser...
Posted in Fuel System
on October 02, 2017
There's a reason we use the word “diagnose” when we talk about fixing cars in Aurora. Figuring out what's wrong with your vehicle has a lot of similarities to figuring out what's wrong with someone who is ill. Vehicles are a mass of complex systems that can produce a variety of symptoms...
Posted in Diagnostics
on September 29, 2017
Let's talk about something critical for all Aurora drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle is heavy, and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop – so everything needs to be in good working order.
Here's an explanation on how your disc brakes work:
The wheel hub keeps yo...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on September 13, 2017
A recent report stated that over 80 percent of the vehicles on our Aurora, Illinois, roads have one or more service or repair that's needed but hasn't been taken care of. Now that's a lot of undone service. That translates into something over 160 million vehicles in North America alone. ...
Posted in Inspection
on September 05, 2017
When people in Aurora talk about vehicle safety, they think of tires and brakes. But do we think about our windshields? Isn't the ability to see a prime safety factor when it comes to driving around Illinois? Yet we often don't even notice our windshields until we can't see through them...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on August 29, 2017
When asked, most people think they are good at multi-tasking. Scientific studies, however, reveal that only around 2% of the population can truly demonstrate the capacity to effectively multi-task. For the rest of us who are not so biologically wired, no amount of practice can increase our effect...
Posted in Monitoring System
on August 21, 2017
Do you have any plans around Aurora, Illinois, for the weekend? Maybe you and some friends are taking the boat up to the lake. Maybe you'll be having a lot of fun water skiing and doing a little fishing.You got the boat all ready. It's all gassed up. You packed lots of snacks and the co...
Posted in Timing Belt
on August 18, 2017