Monthly Archives: October 2015

The Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission Auto Report: Battery Testing

The Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission Auto Report: Battery Testing

The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced when they are no longer able to hold a full charge. Batteries are a big ticket item for most Hanover Park motorists and it's tempting to put off buying a new one as long as possible. But a battery that cannot hold a full charge requires the alternator to work extra hard, causing it to wear out prematurely. Your Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission tech can test your battery to see if it should be replaced. Testing is a good idea for IL auto owners because a battery might still be good, but become dead because of a bad alternator or even a worn serpentine belt and tensioner. Give us a call Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission 1005 Irving Park RdHanover Park, IL 60133

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Battery

All About Your TPMS In Hanover Park

Hanover Park auto owners know that under-inflated tires wear out more quickly. Under-inflation is also a major cause of tire failure for IL auto owners. More flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances are all results of under-inflated tires. It's hard for many Hanover Park motorists to tell when a radial tire is under-inflated. If your automobile manufacturer recommends 35 pounds of pressure, your tire is considered significantly under-inflated at 26 pounds. The tire may not look low until it gets below 20 pounds. Uncle Sam to the rescue! A recent federal law required vehicle manufacturers to include a Tire Pressure Monitoring System - or TPMS system - in all vehicles. The system is a dashboard mounted warning light that goes off if one or more of the tires falls 25 % below the automobile manufacturer's pressure recommendations. The law covers all passenger cars, SUVs, mini vans and pick ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

To Save Gas Around Hanover Park: Keep Up with Your Scheduled Service

One topic that hits the news in Hanover Park on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some IL drivers is to buy a vehicle that gets better gas mileage. For those of us Hanover Park auto owners who don't want to add a car payment to our monthly expenses, we need to improve our fuel economy any way we can. Following recommended service intervals by coming into Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission is one of the best ways Hanover Park auto owners can keep their minivan running efficiently. That means better fuel efficiency. When you give it some thought, it only makes sense. Dirty oil or transmission fluid can't lubricate or clean. That means more drag which reduces MPG. Keeping up with scheduled oil changes and transmission services will save gas for IL motorists. Dirty engine air filters are another efficiency pirate. They rob your sedan engine of enough air to effectively burn the fuel, so you need more gas to get the job done. Replacing a dirty air filter can pa ... read more

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Fuel System

Super Slick at Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission in Hanover Park: Synthetic Oil

Super Slick at Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission in Hanover Park: Synthetic Oil

When you get an oil change, it's always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the auto manufacturer recommends. But sometimes we're asked if we'd like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options and choose the cheaper one. But in this case, the more expensive oil might be the better bargain for Hanover Park car owners. Conventional oil is made from petroleum. Its molecules form long hydrocarbon chains. Synthetic motor oil is either more highly refined petroleum or completely man-made. Its molecules are more uniform. This provides essential advantages over conventional motor oil. First of all, the molecular structure of synthetic motor oil makes it more slippery than conventional oil so it lubricates better. This translates to better wear protection for Hanover Park drivers, cooler operating temperatures, more engine power and increased fuel economy. Further, synthetic oil is more heat-resistant t ... read more

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Fluids

Battery Replacement For Your pickup

Modern cars and trucks in and around Hanover Park run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for Hanover Park car owners without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more electrical components and do-dads than ever before. This really strains your electrical system, making it hard for the battery to keep up. Think about it: electric seats, seat heaters, power locks, windows and sun roofs. And then us IL motorists have all the power outlets for our cell phones, computers, and DVD players. We also have navigation systems and powerful stereos. Plus there are all the engine and transmission computers, traction control, stability control, anti-lock brakes, sensors and on and on. Even the security system is running off the battery while the car is turned off. Fortunately, battery technology has given Hanover Park car owners resilient batteries that are able to meet these strenuous requirements. But th ... read more

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Parts
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