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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differential

Differential? What’s that? And what’s it for? I’ve been told by my service advisor that I need to get it serviced, but is that on the level? Do these questions sound familiar? They’re not uncommon for Evanston drivers. A lot of us in Evanston don’t know what a differential is or what it’s for. Every…

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Brakes

When it comes to preventive maintenance and car care, most Evanston drivers know how it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order. The pads and shoes are…

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Whenever they hear the term “exhaust service,” most Evanston residents think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Doc Able’s Auto Clinic, Inc. is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board emission control computers in 1990. Governmental emissions requirements have forced s to…

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After many years and tens of thousands of miles, Evanston, Skokie and other residents’ suspension system components do wear out, but how long that takes depends a lot on how you drive in your area. As you can imagine, if most of your driving is on smooth IL highways, your shock absorbers will last a…

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