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Head Gasket, Valve Gasket: What’s the Difference?

September 29th, 2014 by

Believe it or not, cars need a lot of liquid in order to function. Whether it is oil, coolant, or gas, your car needs help keeping all of that liquid from leaking out; this is where gaskets come into play. We all know that engines are made up of many, many different parts. These parts are

Car A/C Repair: 3 Reasons to Fix It Now

September 23rd, 2014 by

If you park your car on the street for more than an hour on a hot summer day in Chicago, you’ll quickly find how important A/C is. That refreshing cold air flushing out the evil forces of city heat being trapped inside your car can feel like a gift from the Gods. Now that summer is at an end, you may not

Found Your Problem…You’ve Got Mice!

September 18th, 2014 by

It’s early in the morning. You wake up to the same routine of hitting the snooze button 2-3 times to prolong dealing with the consequences of running late. You quickly get the kids ready, lunches packed, lights are off; keys, wallet, phone…check! You all pile into the car and fasten your seat belts. Your car however, decided today

Why Synthetic Oil?

September 16th, 2014 by

Most European vehicles contain high-performance engines which produce a lot of heat. The heat is caused by friction from pistons in the engine moving constantly at a fast pace. To help reduce the amount of friction, we add synthetic oil to the engine to work as a lubrication. There is a lot of debate regarding regular oil (mineral oil) & synthetic

Paintless Dent Repairs: Find A Good Repair Shop

September 15th, 2014 by

Chicago is rough on our cars with construction, street parking, random street debris, and hail as common problems drivers have to deal with in the second city. No matter how much we try and protect our car, it still manages to get bumped, dented, or scratched. Now that the fall season is upon us and the days are getting

How to Maintain Your ZF Transmission

September 12th, 2014 by

How Do Transmissions Work? Maximizing the efficiency of your engine by achieving low fuel consumption is your transmission’s main prerogative. Your transmission knows when to shift at the precise time to reduce the RPMs (revolutions per minute). Lower RPMs are what helps increase your MPG (miles per gallon). I’ll try and use less car speak to explain. Your car is one

Struts & Shocks: What’s the Difference?

September 8th, 2014 by

There seems to be a lot of misconceptions online regarding the purpose of struts and shocks. The discussion forums we tend to see have many inexperienced people trying to explain how shocks and struts do the same thing. While there are some similarities between the two, it is incorrect to say that they do the same thing. If you

Car Suspension Problems : Air Shocks

September 5th, 2014 by

Whether you recently moved to Chicago or have lived your whole life here, you know how bumpy the roads can be. With hard winters and never ending construction tearing up the city streets, driving in Chicago can feel like auditioning for a Vin Diesel movie. To help alleviate some of the rough bumping and swerving Chicago drivers have to put

BMW VANOS System

September 3rd, 2014 by

BMWs are known for a smooth performance. They have great torque, emit low emissions, and known for good fuel performance. A major reason why BMWs are known for these features is partially due to the VANOS system. The system works to regulate your engine’s fuel intake and exhaust system. Because the VANOS system works with