Monthly Archives: August 2014

Wiper Blades In IL

If you're gonna drive around the Elk Grove Village area, you've got to be able to see! So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important. We've all experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our windshield is just dirty. It seems like your wiper blades are always at their worst when you need them the most. But windshield wipers are like most other vehicle parts– they require regular attention in order to work their best. You really ought to replace your wiper blades twice a year; in the spring and the fall. If it's going to be a particularly harsh winter in Hanover Park, you may even want to get special winter blades in the fall. Winter blades are designed to resist freezing. Speaking of winter and freezing conditions, if your car has been sitting for a long time and the windshield becomes frozen, don't use your wipers to clear off s ... read more

Blind Spot Safety For Hanover Park Driving

Blind spots may be a good thing when it comes to a spouse's annoying habits, but when driving an automobile in Hanover Park, they are definitely to be avoided. So, while it's not good marital advice, it's good auto advice to minimize your own blind spots and stay out of other Elk Grove Village motorists' blind spots, especially when it comes to large, heavy vehicles like trucks and buses. First, minimize your own blind spots. Do this before you pull out of the driveway or parking space. Adjust your rearview mirror so that you see as much of the area behind you as possible. And, no, this doesn't include the passengers in the back seat. The rearview mirror isn't designed to be a baby monitor. Next, lean to the side until your head almost touches the driver's side window. Now adjust the driver's side mirror so that it just catches the side of the pickup. Then, lean to the middle of the car and adjust the passenger's side mirror ... read more

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Safety

Coolant Service at Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission

Hanover Park motorists' cars have to operate in a wide range of IL temperatures which requires our engine coolant to be able to perform ‘no matter what'. Think for a moment about the environment where the coolant does its thing. Very hot, high pressure, corrosive… And all the while, it has to protect the components of the cooling system from corrosion. These components are made from steel and aluminum, plastics and rubber. The coolant has to be formulated to protect against corrosion for all of these different materials. That's why auto manufacturers recommend different types of anti-freeze for our Hanover Park, IL vehicles. There are several different ‘families' of anti-freeze available to us here in Hanover Park, IL. Your owners' manual will tell you what kind you should use. Of course, the automotive professionals at Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission will know the right kind for your car. It's important to stay on top of this because coolant system fa ... read more

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Cooling System

What is That? Check Engine Light Service At Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission

Okay. You went to your local Hanover Park car wash and while your pickup was under the dryer, the check engine light started flashing. Panic! What did you just do? Something is seriously wrong with the pickup! You head for the nearest Hanover Park service station, but on the way, the check engine light stops flashing, and just glows red. Hmm. Maybe things aren't as bad as they seem. You decide to wait until payday to take your pickup in to get serviced. In the meantime, the check engine light goes off. What? You decide the light must be faulty, or that when it comes on it doesn't mean anything, or that it's just in your pickup as some sort of scam to get you to pay for unnecessary pricey repairs. You're glad you didn't take your car to the Hanover Park repair shop and resolve to ignore that engine light in the future. Whoa! Let's look at what really happened. Your pickup was under an air dryer. Your air intake sensor measured too much air running through the eng ... read more

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Diagnostics
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