Monthly Archives: July 2015

Smooth Shifting in Hanover Park IL: Transmission Service

So you have some exciting plans for the IL weekend. You're going to take some of your Hanover Park, IL friends out on the boat for some water skiing. Of course, you've gotten the boat all ready. And you haven't forgotten about your tow vehicle. You've gassed it up and even vacuumed it out. However, there is something even more important than the cleanliness of the interior: you want to make sure that your pickup maintenance is up to date. Think about it - heavy highway traffic on the way out of Hanover Park. There's hilly terrain as you get to the lake. Some dirt roads - and it's going to be pretty hot in Hanover Park this weekend. And all the time you'll be towing around several thousand extra pounds. That all adds up a lot of severe strain on your engine, brakes and transmission. Let's just consider the transmission. It's going to be working overtime, spending more time in lower gears. The internal transmission temperature is going to be much higher than normal. A fun lit ... read more

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Transmission

Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission On Your Serpentine Belt

Today we're going to be talking about serpentine belts for our Hanover Park, IL customers. Let's start by talking about the accessories that are driven by the serpentine belt. First is the alternator. That's the essential device that makes electricity to power the pickup and recharge the battery. Then there's the air conditioning compressor that makes cool air for you while you're driving around IL in the summer. The power steering and power brake pumps are driven by the serpentine belt in most Hanover Park motorists' vehicles. Those pumps provide important pressure that assists your steering and braking. In many pickups, the water pump is driven by the serpentine belt. The water pump is what circulates the coolant that protects your engine. In some cars around Hanover Park, IL, the water pump is driven by the timing belt. The radiator cooling fans on some pickups are also driven by the serpentine belt. Some have separate electric motors. That's really ... read more

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Maintenance

Water Pump

Your cooling system is very important. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your car from overheating. There are five main components to the cooling system: The cooling system is critical for Hanover Park motorists. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your pickup from overheating. There are five main components to the cooling system: the radiatorthe radiator capthe hosesthe thermostat andthe water pump The water pump's like the heart of your cooling system, circulating the fluid throughout your pickup. It's a small pump that's driven by the engine; usually by belt, but sometimes by a chain or gear. The water pump only operates when the engine's running. Water pump failure is pretty routine. We see it often at Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission. Some start failing at around 40,000 miles, but most fail by 100,000 miles. Consult your auto maker's ow ... read more

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Cooling System

Can Car Scent Keep You Safe On IL Roads?

Here's a travel tip that'll I'll bet you didn't know, and, it might keep you safer… The average American commuter in IL spends two and a half hours daily in their car. The government says a hundred thousand auto accidents yearly are caused by drivers who fall asleep at the wheel. (Aggressive driving is the number one traffic safety concern.) So what does this have to do with how your car smells while you're driving around IL? Well, which scent did you think makes drivers more alert?It's C. Drivers are more alert and have less fatigue with pine scent in the car, according to AroMetrics. And, drivers were less angry with overall improved driving performance with strawberry and pine scents. And you thought they just smelled nice

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Automotive News

Fuel Filter Replacement

Hello Hanover Park car owners! You would never like to drink a glass of mud, right? Well, your pickup feels the same way. It needs a steady supply of clean fuelin order to run well and deliver good gas mileage. The fuel filter's job is to clean dirt and rust out of the fuel before it gets to your engine. A clogged fuel filter can actually choke off the engine so that it won't start or run. Some fuel filters have a bypass valve that allows fuel to go around the clogged filter so your car will still run. But, then the contaminated fuel can clog your fuel injectors and allow detrimental particles into your engine. A car with a partially clogged fuel filter might run well around Hanover Park, but sputter and strain on the highway because it's starving for gas. There are two things that affect how often you need to replace the filter. They are: where you drive in IL and the gas you buy. If you drive a lot on dirt or gravel roads in ... read more

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Fuel System
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