When autumn comes around in Evanston, leaves fall, nights get longer, and there’s a definite nip in the air. Time to unpack the boots and gloves and fold some extra blankets onto the beds. It’s also time for Evanston drivers to winterize their vehicles. Here is some expert auto advice for Evanston drivers on what…

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Fuel Injectors

The last new American cars sold in Evanston with a carburetor rolled out of the Illinois dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in Evanston, and nationally, have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. Your engine control computer tells the…

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Winter Tires

What type of technology do you use? Do you prefer an 8-track tape or an iPod? When it comes to winter tires, much of Evanston and the Chicagoland area driver’s perception dates back to when 8-track was the best way to listen to the Bee Gees. Twenty years ago in Illinois, winter tires differed from…

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Engines get hot when they run. This heat can build up and damage vital engine parts, so engines need a cooling system to keep them running. Cooling system failure is the most common mechanical failure in vehicles. This is unfortunate, because these failures are usually easy for Evanston drivers to prevent. The radiator is the…

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Question: I’m confused about when I should get my spark plugs replaced. What’s the deal? Answer from Doc Able’s Auto Clinic, Inc.: Well it can be confusing for Evanston drivers because there are several types of spark plugs and some last longer than others. Your owner’s manual will have a recommendation for when your spark…

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Uneven tire wear, the car pulling to one side or a steering wheel that is off-center are signs for Evanston drivers that their wheels may be out of alignment. When doing an alignment inspection, the service advisor at Doc Able’s Auto Clinic, Inc. will inspect your tires for uneven wear as well as suspension and…

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