Monthly Archives: June 2015

How Much is Enough for Elk Grove Village Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth

How Much is Enough for Elk Grove Village Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth

Most Elk Grove Village auto owners know that tires wear out and that the wear has to do with tread depth. Most of us have heard that “bald” tires are dangerous, but most of us picture a tire with no tread at all when we think of a bald tire. And when we take our vehicles in for preventive maintenance, the technician tells us they're need to be replaced long before all the tread is worn off. Just how much tire tread wear is too much? And how can you tell? Tires are costly and their condition is important to the safe handling of a vehicle, so it's essential for Elk Grove Village car owners to know the answers to these questions. First of all, it's critical to understand that there may be a legal limit to tread wear. If your tires are worn past this limit, you have to replace them to be in compliance with IL auto safety laws. That's why measuring your tread wear is part of a vehicle safety inspection. In some jurisdictions, tread must be at least 1.6 millimeters ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Maintaining Your Older Car In Hanover Park IL

The government mandates a lot of equipment on cars in Hanover Park IL: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the Hanover Park IL motoring public, but it does add quite a bit to the price of a new car. Because new cars are more expensive, people in the Elk Grove Village area are driving their old cars longer. The average car is now over nine years old. Two thirds of vehicles on the road in Elk Grove Village have more than 75,000 miles. As cars age, their performance drops, they have difficulty idling for long periods and are more sensitive to weather extremes. Fortunately today's cars are up to the challenge - but they need a little help to keep on goin'. Give Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission a call to schedule your next maintenance.1005 Irving Park Rd Hanover Park, IL 60133 Some owner's manuals don't specify service require ... read more

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Maintenance

Time Out: Suspension Problems in Hanover Park

Your vehicle's suspension system has two important jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump. To see your suspension system, you'll have to look under your vehicle. Anything that connects the wheels to the vehicle's frame is part of the suspension system. There are heavy-duty parts that work hard while you're driving and take a lot of wear and tear. Because of this, you should have your understanding Kamphaus Auto Care and Emissions service professional look at them once a year as part of your preventive maintenance routine. A good time for a diagnostic examination is every time you get your alignment checked. If your suspension is in trouble, you often feel it in how your vehicle drives. If the vehicle pulls to one side or wanders, if the steering is erratic, if your ride isn't ... read more

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Suspension

Hanover Park Alignment Service

Your car might have an alignment problem if: it drifts or pulls to one side, your steering wheel is off center, you have uneven tire wear or your car doesn't feel like it handles right. 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 object are great ways to knock your car out of alignment. Then one or more of your wheels starts pulling in a slightly different direction and the problems begin. Driving for an extended time when you're out of alignment causes your tires to wear unevenly and excessively. This can be dangerous and expensive. You'll have to replace your tires sooner, but even worse - you may cause premature wear to your suspension system, which can be really expensive. The front wheel alignment is adjustable on all vehicles, and the back wheels are also adjustable on some cars. The adjustment can go three different ways. The first adjustment is called toe. The next ... read more

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Alignment

Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission Service For Your Exhaust System

Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission Service For Your Exhaust System

Your pickup's exhaust system is more than just a tailpipe and a muffler. In fact, it is one of the most complex systems on your pickup. Maintaining it is good Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission auto advice for Hanover Park auto owners, but it's also good health advice and good environmental advice. The exhaust system includes your emissions system. Because this system may affect your health and the health of our Elk Grove Village area environment, it is subject to strict government regulations. Satisfying these regulations demands some high-tech, computer-controlled equipment, which means that the emissions system is a lot more sophisticated than it was thirty years ago. Most car makers recommend that you have your pickup exhaust and emissions systems checked by a qualified service specialist at regular intervals. The exhaust system starts with the exhaust manifold. The ... read more

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Exhaust

Deep Clean Your Fuel System At Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission

Having trouble with your fuel system? Bring your pickup into Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission for a check up. 1005 Irving Park Rd Hanover Park, IL 60133 In today's Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission auto post,we're talking about fuel system cleaning. The first thing to know is how important it is to have a clean fuel system. Hanover Park drivers need fuel to go, and the cleaner the fuel system, the more efficiently the fuel will burn. That means more power and better gas mileage. A clean fuel system saves money for Hanover Park car owners at IL gas stations. We guess you could say, it all starts and ends at the pump. One of the most important things Hanover Park auto owners can do to keep their pickup fuel system clean is to buy good quality gas. Major brands have detergents that keep gum and varnish from rapidly building up in the fuel system. So buying cheaper gas in IL can actually be more costly for Hanover Park car o ... read more

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Fuel System

Drive Defensively In IL

Drive Defensively In IL

Car care is a vital part of auto safety in Hanover Park. But the most important thing we can do to improve safety on IL roads is to drive safely. Defensive driving is safe driving. And defensive driving is all about attitude. You have to decide that you will be a safe driver in IL, no matter what anyone else is doing. Hanover Park car owners can start with awareness. Always maintain awareness of your surroundings, the road conditions, other vehicles on the Hanover Park road or expressway and road hazards. Have you ever suddenly realized that you have arrived somewhere, but you don't really remember driving there? That is unsafe driving. Never assume that other Hanover Park car owners are paying attention. You be the one on alert. You be the one to take initiative to stay out of the way of other IL drivers. And don't let familiarity dull your alertness. Remind yourself to pay as close attention w ... read more

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Safety
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