It’s important for Evanston, Rogers Park, Skokie, and other area drivers to know battery basics. First, let’s talk about which is harder on a battery – hot or cold Illinois weather. Most Chicagoland area drivers think it’s cold weather because that’s when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold…

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transmission

Let’s talk about your transmission. Transmissions are heavy duty pieces of equipment that are designed to last a long time for most Evanston, Skokie, Rogers Park, etc. drivers. But like any other machine, they’ll eventually wear out and need repair. So let’s focus on what you can do to push that day off as far…

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radiator fan

Evanston, Rogers Park, Skokie, etc. drivers who are old enough have probably heard the term “fan belt.” Back in the day, the radiator fan in your vehicle was turned by a belt driven by the engine. There are still belt driven fans, although most are now driven by the serpentine belt. But most Evanston, Rogers…

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a/c & cooling

Most Evanston, Rogers Park, Skokie and surrounding area people don’t service their vehicle air conditioning until after it fails. Maintaining your air conditioning system means that you always have enough refrigerant to properly do the job. Small leaks in the air conditioning system allow the refrigerant to escape and the system can’t cool the air…

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diesel

Something you’re going to be hearing a lot about around Evanston, Illinois, is diesel engines. We’re not talking about semi-trucks and buses; we’re talking about diesel engine cars, pick-ups and SUVs. Most people in Illinois are surprised to learn that around half the cars on the road in Europe have diesel engines. Nearly all import…

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