Monthly Archives: November 2014

Straight And True In Hanover Park: Wheel Alignment

Most Elk Grove Village folks worry about running out of gas or having a breakdown on the side of the road. That is why we practice preventive maintenance on our vehicles — that and to keep our repair bills down. But one important part of preventive maintenance that may get overlooked by Hanover Park drivers is a periodic alignment inspection. Poor alignment causes tires to wear rapidly, unevenly or both. This means they will have to be replaced early, and new tires are more expensive than an alignment check in Hanover Park. Bad alignment can also cause damage to suspension and steering systems, which can be expensive to repair in Elk Grove Village. Tire wear on misaligned wheels can also lead to blowouts, which are dangerous, can lead to serious accidents, and can seriously damage your pickup. Also, poor alignment itself can be the cause of an accident, since the pickup may not steer properly. One o ... read more

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Alignment

Upsizing Wheels and Tires With Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission

At AutoNetTV we love doughnuts. So let's pretend you have three doughnuts right in front of you for today's discussion about upsizing wheels and tires. Hey, don't eat them now – your going to need them later. Many Hanover Park auto owners want to accessorize their car – you know, make it theirs. One of the easiest ways to get a custom look is to get some new wheels. There are thousands of wheel designs at Elk Grove Village area tire shops to get you the look you want. And for many Palatine motorists, that look includes bigger wheels. It used to be that cars came from the factory with 15 or 16 inch wheels. Now 16, 17 and even 18 inchers are standard. And the factories are offering optional wheel packages up to 20 inches or more. So let's talk about what to consider when you want to upsize your wheels. It's not exactly a DIY project, so you need to know a thing or two before you get started. The most importan ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

The Easy Way To Save Cash In Hanover Park

The hottest IL news story may be different everyday, but there's one topic that seems to come up over and over again – the price of gas in Hanover Park. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, this post is for you. Here are several basic things Hanover Park auto owners can do to greatly reduce their gas consumption, save money, and help the Elk Grove Village environment. You can really improve your fuel efficiency by how you drive – but first, here's a review of things you can do for your car that'll save gas no matter how you drive. The first one for Hanover Park motorists is keeping tires properly inflated. That can save two miles per gallon. Driving on low tires is like driving through sand – your car just has to work harder. Most Hanover Park service centers will fill up your tires for free, so just ask your Kamphaus AutoCare and Emissiontech. Also, make a habit of checking your tire pressure whenever you fill up. Many Hanover Park ... read more

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Maintenance

A Cold Day In Hanover Park

Most Hanover Park car owners worry about a breakdown or a tire blowout on a busy IL highway but don't worry too much about failure of their air conditioning system. A breakdown at the side of the road can be a miserable and dangerous affair during Elk Grove Village rush hour, but so can a long ride in a hot pickup. A lot of Hanover Park drivers judge their vehicles' air conditioning systems as “non-essential” and so may neglect them in favor of repairs and maintenance that keeps the pickup running. But preventive maintenance of an air conditioning system is simple and inexpensive, while auto a/c repair can be very costly in Hanover Park. Bartlett motorists should have the refrigerant in their air conditioning system checked regularly to ensure it is adequate and clean. Air conditioning systems often fail because air and water have contaminated the refrigerant. Air red ... read more

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Air Conditioning
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