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Types of Unusual Vehicle Smells

Since you probably spend a great deal of time in your car, it is important that it smell good. Your nose is sensitive, so those unusual smells can really hit you hard. It might be helpful for you to know that some of the most wretched smells that your vehicle produces may actually be an indicator of a more serious problem. Continue reading to learn more about these smells and why it might be best that you not ignore them. What To Do If You Smell Gas There are several reasons why you might smell gas inside your vehicle. It could be that you accidentally had a couple of drops ... read more

Is it Safe to Drive With the Oil Light On?

If your oil light comes on while you're driving, you need to stop right away and shut the engine off. If you've run out of oil, your engine may seize up and refuse to turn over. If the car abruptly stops while you're driving, you might be in trouble. Driving with the oil light on is not only unsafe but also very hazardous. It's important to know why your oil light may be flashing, as well as what to do if it does. In order to understand why the oil light is on and what to do when it is, let's take a closer look. Reasons The Oil Light is On  Changing the oil Most of ... read more

When Should I Replace My Car Battery?

When your car battery doesn't work, it's a big deal. Your vehicle won't start, and you might have to call a tow truck to get it started. The engine needs the power from your battery in order to turn over. So if you don't replace a bad battery, then you run the risk of having the battery die altogether. Which Type of Battery Should I Buy? One of the most common questions we get asked is, "Which type of car battery should I buy?" The answer to this question isn't as simple as it may seem. To ensure you get the right battery for your car, it's important to fir ... read more

Six-Point Spring Car Maintenance Checklist

The cold temperatures and wicked winds of winter can wreak havoc on the proper operation of the automobile you have invested so much in. Stop the damage caused by constantly changing seasons in its tracks. 1. Check Your Brake System A properly functioning brake system is essential to the safe operation of any car. Any spring automobile maintenance program must include checking brake pads, rotors, calipers, lines, and fluid levels. Leaks around the brake pedal or wheels or a loss of braking power can indicate a problem that needs to be addressed. 2. Test Your Battery The cold winter nights ... read more

What To Do If Your Car Gets Stuck in Snow

Getting stuck in a big pile of snow is every Chicago drivers' worst nightmare. Not only is a vehicle breakdown miserable enough, but having it happen in the freezing cold can make it far worse. Thankfully, we have the steps you should take to get yourself "unstuck" in case it happens to you. Clear a path - Using a shovel, free up some of the snow in the front and back of your vehicle. This allows your tires to move back and forth easier.  Avoid flooring it - You might be tempted to press hard on the gas pedal to get out of this sticky situation. However, it may only make i ... read more

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