Serpentine belt is powered by the engine as it turns. Your alternator, air conditioning compressor, and power steering pump depend on your serpentine belt to run. On some vehicles it also runs the water pump, radiator fan, and power brakes. If your serpentine belt breaks, your battery won’t last long. If it runs your fan…

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Today we want to talk about a system in our cars – the cooling system. It’s one of those things that Evanston, Skokie or Rogers Park auto owners don’t give much thought to until it fails and then they’re stranded by the side of a road in Illinois. Cooling systems fail more often than any…

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Most Evanston drivers are too young to remember life before power steering – cranking those great big steering wheels! It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. Let’s look at how it works. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The pump pressurizes the power steering fluid that provides…

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Every Evanston vehicle owner has to purchase tires at some time or another, so it’s a good idea to understand what the choices are. The best seasonal performance is achieved by purchasing tires to match the season you are driving in. Summer tires are designed for hot temperatures. The tread is engineered for good traction…

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When you drop your vehicle off at Doc Able’s Auto Clinic in Evanston, we don’t just poke around under your hood looking for stuff to do. Doc Able’s Auto Clinic professionals have lists and procedures they follow for different types of service. First of all, your Evanston service center will note the mileage on your…

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