heater core

Evanston, Rogers Park, Skokie and other area drivers may wonder where the air in a vehicle’s passenger compartment comes from. Well, as your engine starts to warm up, it also warms the coolant/antifreeze that circulates around the engine and through the radiator. There is also a hose that carries coolant/antifreeze from the engine to the…


dirty oil

If you’re a quart low in your vehicle, there isn’t enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you’re driving around the Evanston, Rogers Park, etc. areas. The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn’t reduce friction properly. The result is you get to watch…


shocks and struts

Let’s talk shocks and struts. Shock absorbers and struts last a long time for Evanston, Skokie, Rogers Park, etc. drivers and wear out pretty slowly for most vehicles. They’re easy to take for granted, but your shocks and struts do a very important job so you need to pay attention to them. They keep your…


car blind spots

Blind spots may be a good thing when it comes to a spouse’s annoying habits, but when driving an automobile in Evanston, they are definitely to be avoided. So, while it’s not good marital advice, it’s good auto advice to minimize your own blind spots and stay out of other Evanston drivers’ blind spots, especially…