To all our valued customers:

Many businesses in our city are presently closed due to the mandatory shelter in place ordinance and it has recently been extended. Auto repair services like Thom's are classified as an Essential Business thus allowing us to to be open and available to perform the needed services on our clients vehicles . We are taking the necessary precautions to ensure proper sanitation practices in our work area and the office, as well as disinfecting the interior of your vehicles upon arrival and completion of work. We have created a No Contact drop area outside of the waiting room; payment can be accomplished via credit card over the phone. We understand that finances are being stretched at this time, but reliable vehicles are a necessity, if funding is an issue we have various option available upon request.For those sheltering in place and would prefer vehicle pick up and delivery, we are able to accommodate you within a five mile range of the shop. These are trying and uncertain times for everyone and we want all of our clients to remain healthy and safe and know you can call on us for support during you times of need.

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Battery Service and Repair

The battery in your vehicle provides power in order to start your vehicle and keep it running. If your car’s battery is dead or dying, you may notice that your vehicle won’t start or that electrical components aren’t working properly. As soon as you start experiencing problems with your car’s battery, give the experts a call here at Thom’s Four Wheel Drive in Chicago, IL. Our ASE certified technicians are the trusted mechanics in the Chicago area and are experienced with all makes and models of vehicles. We have the latest tools and technology to properly diagnose the issue and get you back on the road quickly.

The obvious sign of a dead battery is a car that won’t start. If you’ve already tried to jump start your vehicle with no luck, you may have a completely dead battery, or the problem could be with the starting or charging system or the alternator.

A battery can also die unexpectedly if a light or other electrical component of your vehicle is left on for an extended period. If your car won’t start, our shop can help. We have towing options available and can help get your car into our shop to determine the exact cause of the issue.

Signs of a battery problem include:

  • Car starts up slow and makes a rapid clicking sound when you try to start vehicle
  • Issues with electrical components, such as the vehicle’s radio, power windows, windshield wipers, dashboard lights, or headlights
  • Check engine light or battery light turns on
  • Strange smell when vehicle is running, similar to rotten eggs

Our Chicago auto repair shop can assist with any of your car’s battery needs, from battery testing to replacement. A car battery typically lasts about 3-5 years. Luckily, a battery can be repaired quickly with factory recommended parts at our Chicago auto shop. If you suspect that your vehicle’s battery is old and may need to be replaced soon, we can test the battery for you and give you an estimate of how much life it has left.

Thom’s Four Wheel Drive is a full service automotive center specializing in repairs and services for all makes and models of vehicles. We offer a local shuttle, towing, and free coffee and WI-FI in our waiting area. Our shop also offers an outstanding 3 year/36,000-mile warranty on our repairs. We have proudly provided the Chicago area with professional auto services for over 40 years and counting.

If your vehicle needs a battery service, repair, or replacement, bring your vehicle into the experts here at Thom’s Four Wheel Drive.

GIVE US A CALL: (773) 577-5701

WORKING HOURS: Mon - Fri: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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