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1804 W Northwest Hwy , Arlington Heights, IL 60004

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908 Morse Ave. , Schaumburg, IL 60193

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Tire Pressure in Falling Temperatures

Tire Pressure in Falling Temperatures

Fall is here and falling temperatures are on the way.   As Fall progresses towards winter, the temperatures will be dropping. As this happens, the pressure in your tires will fall as well.  For every 10 degree drop in temperature, your tires will lose 1-2 psi (pound per square inch).  This means if the temperature falls from 70 degrees to 20 degrees, your tires will lose 5 to 10psi. If your tires lose 10psi, your car's tire pressure monitor light will come on (if equipped) and your tires may look visibly low.  If you are filling your tires up, take note of all the starting pressures.  If one tire is much lower than the others, you may have a leak.  If they are all about the same, fill them back to operating psi. I know, your next question is, "What is the operating psi of my tires?"  To find the operating psi of your tires, open the driver door and look for a placard in the door panel.  It will have ... read more



Don't Let Your Car Get Out of Shape

Don't Let Your Car Get Out of Shape

So, you and your car have been sitting around the house for weeks now not doing much of anything.  Just like you, if your car sits too long, it will get out of shape.  The battery gets weak, the brakes get rusty, and the tires will tend to lose air pressure.  If it goes on too long, you could be spending some of your stimulus money on avoidable repairs. How do you avoid having these things happen you ask?  Simple, go for a 15 to 20 minute ride a couple of times a week.  Just like you, when your car exercises, it feels better and stays in much better shape.  The other thing to do, while you are out for a ride, is stop by your local repair shop and have them check the air in the tires.  To keep you safe, give us a call when you pull up and we will fill your tires up for free while you stay in your car. It's that simple!   Here is a link to another article from the Car Care Council also addressing this issue ... read more

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