Category: General

When Should You Replace Brake Rotors?

October 29th, 2015 by

Brakes are way too important to take shortcuts in quality. You never want to lose even the slightest degree of safety by delaying or avoiding necessary service. Just because your vehicle remains operational does not mean it’s at optimal safety. “Good enough” is not acceptable for brakes. Drivers that pay attention to braking system’s condition

Why Is My Heater Not Working?

December 17th, 2014 by

It seems like when the weather starts to get cold, that’s when your car decides to stop producing heat. Or maybe your car hasn’t had heat for a while. Regardless, it can be miserable shivering in your car on your commute to work. It can also be dangerous if your defrosters are not working on your

Preparing Your Car For Holiday Travel

December 15th, 2014 by

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?

December 12th, 2014 by

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

20% Off Synthetic Oil Change

December 4th, 2014 by

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

Thanksgiving Road Trip Tips

November 26th, 2014 by

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

3 Common Oil Leaks

November 14th, 2014 by

The process is annoying. You are driving down the road listening to music and that’s when it happens. Your hearts sinks a little as the oil light on you dashboard glares up at you. You can almost hear that little maniacal warning signal laughing at you because it knows, it’s not time for an oil change yet. You know it may be a leak,

4 Iconic Cars From Popular Halloween Movies

October 31st, 2014 by

We wanted to do a tribute to the famous cars that make a theatrical appearance  in popular Halloween movies. Without the supporting roles of cars, how would these heros and heroins be able to escape the dangerous creatures that go bump in the night? 1. 1954 Aston Martin (Birds) All those birds and not a single drop of poop on

The Future of Auto Shops

October 27th, 2014 by

What’s more important, your iPhone or your car? Millennials are causing a stir within the auto industry. Whether it’s post-recession economics or a permanent cultural shift, the new American dream no longer includes owning a car. In a study commissioned by Zipcar, advances in smartphone technology within our daily lives allows us to rely less