Timing Chain and Timing Belts

As your engine runs, the intake valves need to open up to allow air into the engine. They remain closed while the air and fuel is compressed and ignited, powering the piston. Then the exhaust valves open to release the exhaust. This all has to be timed very precisely. It is the job of the…


Emergency Car Kit

Local Evanston, Skokie, Rogers Park and surrounding area roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded in a snowy ravine for three days. So you may want to consider a basic emergency kit to keep in the car at all times and a travel kit tailored to a specific trip. Your…


wheel alignment

At Doc Able’s Auto Clinic, we occasionally see severe tire damage that could have been prevented with proper wheel alignment. During a Doc Able’s Auto Clinic alignment service, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where the tires, steering and suspension parts are inspected for problems. Then the alignment is charted and checked against…


Service Check List

Organization is the key to managing a busy life in Illinois. So setting up an annual calendar for vehicle care can keep Evanston, Rogers Park, Skokie, etc. area residents on top of preventive maintenance. But you can’t just write “oil change” every few months on the calendar. Modern vehicles have many systems that are vital…


cabin air filter

Here is a question for Evanston, Rogers Park, Skokie and other area drivers: What is a cabin air filter? Is it: 1. A filter for a house in the middle of the woods? 2. A fresh, piney scent? 3. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car? Clever you, it’s 3. A cabin air…


A/C - Heating Repair

Evanston, Rogers Park, Skokie, and other area drivers know that if their air conditioning system isn’t making cool air like it used to, there is a problem. It may be as simple as adding more of the right kind of refrigerant. Your A/C requires special compressor oil, which circulates through the system along with the…