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  • No Need to 'Warm Up' Modern Vehicles in Cold Weather

    Tuesday 08 January 2019

    It is that time of the year when many motorists wonder if they need to let their vehicle “warm up” or idle before driving. In fact, today’s modern cars are ready to drive in cold temperatures without excessive idling, says the Car Care Council. The idea of idling before driving dates back to when cars were built with carburetors. With new fuel-injection technology, complex computer systems and thinner synthetic oils, drivers don’t need to warm up their cars before hittin... read more

  • Change Your Wiper Blades Twice Yearly at Thom's Four Wheel Drive

    Friday 04 January 2019

    Because 90% of our driving decisions are based on visual information, unobscured vision is paramount. Which brings us to the topic of today's Thom's Four Wheel Drive article: wiper blades. While this isn't the most exciting automotive subject, it's important. You wouldn't drive at night in CHICAGO with your headlights off, but a dirty or streaked vehicle windshield can catch the glare of the sun or on-coming headlights and make it just as difficult... read more

  • Thom's Four Wheel Drive Radiator Service

    Thursday 03 January 2019

    The coolant system is a vital part of your vehicle. It is also the second most common cause for vehicle failures. Even though coolant system failure is fairly common in CHICAGO, it is easy to prevent. The most recognizable part of the coolant system is the radiator. It is connected to the engine with hoses and is filled with coolant. The coolant draws heat off the engine and then passes into the radiator. Air passes through cooling fins to reduce the temperat... read more

  • Get Where You're Going with Power Steering Service in Chicago

    Thursday 27 December 2018

    Today we're going to talk about power steering service in CHICAGO. If you took an informal poll around CHICAGO you'd probably find that most vehicle owners have never heard of power steering service. That's not surprising. Even though power steering is standard on every vehicle, most people in CHICAGO aren't aware that it needs periodic service. If you're younger than a certain age, you've probably never driven a vehicle without p... read more

  • Why Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

    Wednesday 19 December 2018

    Just as our bodies need clean air to function properly, your vehicle engine needs clean air to operate efficiently. Let's go egghead for a minute. For every gallon of gas we burn driving on CHICAGO streets, 20 pounds of carbon dioxide comes out the tailpipe. Question: how can a gallon of gas that weighs a little over six pounds produce 20 pounds of carbon dioxide? The answer is that the carbon comes from the gasoline, but the oxygen comes from the... read more

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