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

Arlington Heights Auto Repair

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908 Morse Ave. , Schaumburg, IL 60193

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Ignoring Noises Can Be Bad

Ignoring Noises Can Be Bad

You're driving down the road and you hear a squealing noise from your car.  You apply the brakes and it goes away or changes pitch.  This is a great time to come in for a brake inspection. As pictured above, this is an issue of hearing squealing noise and trying very hard to ignore it.  However, as always, the worn out parts win the challenge.  In this case, the brake pads wore completely out and cut the braking part of the rotor from the part of it that bolts to the wheel.  Not only did this add a lot of expense to the repair, but it was very dangerous. So, when you car is talking to you, stop and take note.  Then bring it into your repair shop and let them take a look at it.  If it is something you can ignore, great!  If it is something that needs attention, be safe, and get it repaired to save yourself time (from sitting on the road waiting for a tow truck) and money (from having to replace more parts). Drive Safe!&n ... read more

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"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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