Arlington Heights(847) 797-1178
1804 W Northwest Hwy , Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Arlington Heights Auto Repair

Schaumburg(847) 301-9944
908 Morse Ave. , Schaumburg, IL 60193

Schaumburg Auto Repair

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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

"Free" Vehicle Inspections

"Free" Vehicle Inspections

Isn’t it frustrating when you bring your car in for an oil change and the shop comes back and says that you need a list full of items for your car? I get it, not only can it be frustrating, but because you were not expecting to spend more than $40 today, it is downright infuriating. Maybe you should just tell the shop not to do their “free” inspection. However, when you look at it, it is valuable information to know what is going on with your car. Most of the time there is not anything that is pressing. It’s not often that the service advisor will tell you that you shouldn’t drive the car away due to some safety reason.  The inspection results are just a good way to plan for the future.   What kind of maintenance items are going to be needed? What type of upcoming repairs will have to be done before it becomes a safety issue? How much will it cost to repair everything and what is the breakdown of all the costs? These are the questions you shoul ... read more

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