Monthly Archives: March 2015

Tire Rotation and Balancing at Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission in Hanover Park

Tires do a lot of essential work for Hanover Park car owners. They transfer engine power and braking forces to the road; they handle steering control; and they cushion all those bumps and jolts while driving around Hanover Park. They also support the entire weight of the vehicle, including you and your passengers. With such critical work to do, you want your tires to do their job well. And since replacing tires is fairly costly, you want them to last as long as possible. There are three keys to long, even tire wear for Hanover Park drivers: The front tires on a car take the brunt of the steering forces. As they push through turns, the shoulders of the front tires wear down more quickly than the rear tires. Rotating front and rear tires allows them to all wear at about the same rate. That's especially true of front wheel drive vehicles whose front tires steer, and put the power to the road. SUVs and pick-ups, especially four wheel drives, also te ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Drive Train - What You Need to Know In Hanover Park

One Hanover Park automotive service issue that doesn't get much attention is driveline service. Drivelines don't get talked about very much around Elk Grove Village, but they're very critical. First let's define what the driveline is: Taking a small step back, the power plant is comprised of the engine and transmission. The driveline starts there and includes all of the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. That's not really a lot of components, but they handle the full force of the engine. Without the driveline you're not moving. So Hanover Park car owners need to take good care of it. The driveline components differ depending on whether your vehicle has front wheel drive, rear wheel drive, all wheel drive or four wheel drive. For purposes of our discussion, we're going to have to oversimplify a bit. Let's start with front wheel drive. The point where the transmission stops and the driveline begins is a litt ... read more

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Drive Train

Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

At Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission we've had a lot of Hanover Park, Palatine, and Bartlett clients asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in IL. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. And 33 percent of all vehicles on the road have over 75,000 miles on them. It looks like it's going to keep heading in that direction for a while. With high fuel prices, a lot of Elk Grove Village folks are putting off buying a new car. Thanks to AutoNetTV, we can provide you with a video answer to this important question. So let's say you're one of the average motorists in the Elk Grove Village area; you've got a nine year old car with 80,000 miles on the odometer. What can you to do make it last another year or two? Let's start with the premise that there's no reason that a modern car can't run for 200,000 miles with proper care in Hanover Park. The engineering a ... read more

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Maintenance

10 Services Hanover Park drivers Often Overlook

We live such busy lives nowadays: work, social events, running the kids all over Hanover Park. Some days it's all we can do to keep track of everywhere we need to be. That's why you've gotta be organized. Smartphones, calendar apps – we have to keep track of it all. So let's talk about schedules. Specifically, automotive service schedules. And particularly, the critical scheduled services that are sometimes forgotten. Here is a list of 10 service items that are often overlooked by Hanover Park auto owners. They're all very important and need appropriate attention. So here we go, in no particular order. 1. Power Steering ServiceBe honest; have you ever thought of this on your own? Your power steering fluidgets dirty and builds-up moisture over time. Cleaning out your power steering system means that dirt and gum are removed and your critical power steering parts are protected from dangerous corrosion. Next time you're in fo ... read more

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Maintenance
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