Monthly Archives: June 2014

Go Straight: Wheel Alignment For Hanover Park Automobiles

Elk Grove Village drivers may have an alignment problem if their car drifts or pulls to one side, the steering wheel's off center, they notice uneven tire wear or the car doesn't feel like it handles right as they drive down Hanover Park, IL streets and freeways. When all of a vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Running into potholes, smacking a curb or other objects around Hanover Park, IL are great ways for Hanover Park auto owners to knock their car out of alignment. Then one or more of your wheels starts pulling in a slightly different direction and the problems begin. The team at Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission in Hanover Park wants you to know that driving for an extended time when your car is out of alignment causes your tires to wear unevenly and excessively. Sometimes the tire can be worn so badly that it will fail. At the very least, Hanover Park drivers who drive with wheels out of alignment will have to replace ... read more

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Stay Headed In The Right Direction, Hanover Park

Power steering is standard on nearly every car and truck in Hanover Park, IL these days. Now there are some exotic, new types of power steering systems, but for the most part, the general setup is a pump that's driven by a belt powered by the engine. The pump generates power that assists drivers as they steer their pickup around Hanover Park, IL. Power steering systems use hoses to move pressurized fluid back and forth. These hoses can develop leaks so it's a good idea to have your Hanover Park service advisor inspect them at every oil change. A check of the power steering fluid level is on the list for every full service oil change at Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission because low fluid can damage the power steering pump. And the fluid needs to be compatible with the hoses and seals, so it's essential to use the correct type –just ask your service advisor at Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission. In addition to providing boost, the fluid cleans, cools and l ... read more

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Steering

Fuel Saving Tip: Fuel System Cleaning Near Addison IL

A lot of gas is wasted in the Addison area by dirty fuel delivery systems. Let's start at the tank. The gas tank gathers dirt, rust and sediment over the years. That's why there's a fuel filter to clean the fuel after it leaves the tank. A dirty filter will rob the engine of the clean gas it needs to run efficiently. The fuel intake components get coated with gum and varnish over time. This results in fuel being delivered inefficiently and some of that gunk getting into the engine. A fuel system service at Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission will leave your intake as clean as a whistle. The big fuel thief is dirty fuel injectors. They deliver fuel to the engine at a specified pressure and in a particular spray pattern. When they're clogged, the fuel doesn't get atomized the way it's supposed to and doesn't get burned as efficiently. See your owner's manual or ask your Addison service advisor at Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission when a ... read more

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Fuel System

Why A Trip Inspection Is A Good Idea

At Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission we get a lot of Hanover Park motorists asking about car trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas outside of Hanover Park so it's important to know that the car is up to the task and won't leave you stranded. Smart Elk Grove Village motorists plan ahead for a major road trip – there are a lot of things to get ready. Where should you start? You could start with the tires. Look them over for tread wear and check to see that they are properly inflated. Take a quick test drive around Hanover Park to see if you can feel any vibrations: are the wheels in balance? Is the car tracking straight? Is the alignment ok? Come to Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission for a peace-of-mind trip inspection. The next thing is a full service oil change to make sure all of your essential fluids are topped off and you have fresh oil for the trip. And if your ... read more

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