Monthly Archives: July 2014

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Hello Hanover Park drivers! Let's talk about alignment. One of the most important parts of preventive maintenance for your vehicle is keeping the wheels in alignment. Poor alignment causes your tires to wear unevenly, which can significantly reduce their lifespan. This means you will have to replace them more often, which can be costly in Hanover Park. It can even damage your suspension system, which is a steep repair. But even more importantly, uneven tread wear can lead to blowouts on the road, a dangerous and potentially deadly safety risk for Hanover Park car owners and their passengers. It may not take an accident or bad driving habits to “knock” your tires out of alignment. Tires can go out of alignment with just everyday IL driving. Hanover Park road hazards, pot holes, uneven or gravel roads, even the bumps and bounces of normal Elk Grove Village interstates and surface streets can gradually put your pickup tires out ... read more

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Alignment

Under Pressure in Hanover Park: TPMS

Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat fixed in Hanover Park or your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System. The federal government began requiring a TPMS system on 2008 model year passenger vehicles and light trucks. Some 2006 and 2007 models may have them as well. The system has a warning light that is mounted on the dashboard that will go on if one of the tires becomes severely under inflated. Why the new requirement? Because underinflated tires are the number one cause of tire failure. Tire blowouts cause harmful and sometimes fatal accidents. Underinflated tires also need longer stopping distance and can skid, both of which also present dangers on IL roads. Many flat tires can also be prevented by proper tire inflation, and though this may seem an economic consideration, Hanover Park auto owners who have changed a flat on the side of the road recognize that this has s ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

A New Battery In Hanover Park

Hello Hanover Park drivers, let's talk about batteries. Car batteries are just like any rechargeable battery. They will eventually wear out and die. If you are shopping for a new battery in Hanover Park, here's some auto advice to help you. There are two measurements to consider when purchasing a new battery: cold cranking amps and reserve capacity. The power required to start a cold engine is measured in cold cranking amps. The number you need is determined by what kind of vehicle you drive and where you live. In general, higher-cylinder engines require more cold cranking amps than lower-cylinder engines. In other words, an eight-cylinder engine needs more cold cranking amps than a six-cylinder one. Also, diesel engines require more cold cranking amps than gasoline engines. The Elk Grove Village weather also determines the number of cold cranking amps you need. The colder the pi ... read more

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Battery

Gas Savings In Hanover Park: Sharpen Your Pencil

High gas prices in Hanover Park increase the cost of living for IL motorists.You've probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some Hanover Park vehicle owners to skimp in other areas – like scheduled maintenance. According to IL news reports and automotive industry studies, this is becoming increasingly more common. In fact, nine out of ten personal vehicles on the road have at least one maintenance or repair item that hasn't been done. Some of these items pose serious safety risks. Others are just more likely to make it more expensive to drive. In this area, we can take a lesson from professional Hanover Park vehicle owners. I'm talking about fleet owners and operators. You know, Hanover Park folks like the trucking companies and delivery services. Because their livelihood depends on it, they have gotten scheduled ma ... read more

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Maintenance

Have You Checked Your Headlights?

Like everything on the Elk Grove Village automotive market, there have been great strides in headlight technology in recent years. IL auto owners can be safer at night because of it. Good headlights improve visibility on Elk Grove Village freeways, enabling you to see farther. They also improve your peripheral vision, helping you to see the sides more clearly. The more you can see, the quicker you can react to road conditions. This is essential because nearly half of traffic fatalities take place at night. And as Hanover Park's population ages, everything that helps older eyes is welcome. Most new pickups sold in Elk Grove Village come with halogen headlamps. A decade ago, halogens were exotic and expensive. Now that they are standard equipment, the price has come way down. Many luxury cars are equipped with high intensity discharge, or HID, headlamps. You have probably seen them on Hanover Park interstates, they're very bright and have a bluish tint. From ... read more

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