Preparing Your Car For Holiday Travel

It’s the Holiday season and that means traveling to see friends and family members. For some people, that can mean added stress due to finances, long road trips in bad weather, or just having to deal with the extended family. At Spotlight Automotive, we want to help you eliminate as much stress as we can during the holiday season. Before you take

What Is Good Customer Service?

With everything going to automated systems, it seems like good customer service is hard to come by. You can now walk into a store and not even make eye contact with any employees. Retail stores are adding more self checkouts and auto shops are adding self check-in stands. Maybe we were raised differently, but at

BMW High Pressure Fuel Pump Problems

Most vehicles have two fuel pumps; a low pressure fuel pump and a high pressure fuel pump. The low pressure fuel pump is what siphons gas from the gas tank and sends it to the high pressure fuel pump. From there, the high pressure fuel pump pressurizes the fuel enough to spray the fuel into the combustion chamber. The

Chicago Collision Repair

As the temperature begins to drop and ice starts to form, that’s when accidents begin to increase. We know that as much of a defensive driver as one may be, many collisions can’t be avoided. We understand that which is why we want to help Chicago drivers make their cars look brand new again. We

20% Off Synthetic Oil Change

The Holidays are always that time of year when people keep a close eye on their finances. At Spotlight Automotive, we wanted to give your wallet a break. Now until the end of the year, first-time customers can receive 20% off their next synthetic oil change. Because we know that you will be traveling to

CVT Transmission Repairs

What is a CVT Transmission? Continuously Variable Transmissions, or gearless transmissions, works by providing a smooth acceleration without having to switch gears. It is a type of transmission that has grown in popularity in America over the past couple years because of it’s efficiency. The pulley is a metal chain or belt that rotates in between two cones. These cones move closer together

Thanksgiving Road Trip Tips

AAA projects this Thanksgiving as one of the highest volume of drivers on the road since 2007. A big reason for this is due to gas prices falling below $3 a gallon. In Chicago, it’s hard to avoid any traffic due to the volume of suburban residents and tourists driving in for the Parade. With the combination of large amounts of drivers in snowy weather

Clutch Replacement- Manual Transmission

In the past, manual transmissions would allow you to get higher MPG than automatic transmissions. This may still be the case, but with new automatic technology coming out the MPG gap is shrinking between manual and automatic. Regardless of how many miles you get per gallon, manual transmissions are not as boring as automatics. Many

Bad Timing Belt Symptoms

What is a timing belt? Depending on the type of car, you may either have a timing belt or timing chain. Both are important in rotating the crank shaft so that the cylinders in your car can move up and down. If the timing belt were to break, then the cylinders do not move which

The Differences Between A Diesel & Gasoline Engine?

Diesel was not as common in everyday vehicles as they are now. Many of us, myself included, had the perception that diesel engines were only for big semi trucks that pollute our environment and take up way  too much room on the highway. However, Diesel engines have been growing in popularity among everyday cars, especially if you want to buy a European