Mercedes-Benz Recommended Service A

What is A Service? Spotlight Automotive in Chicago, Illinois is your local Mercedes service center. Sticking to your Mercedes-Benz recommended service schedule will help keep your car on the road longer. What you might not know is exactly what Mercedes maintenance entails. There are a few different types of services in the recommended schedule. If […]

3 Reasons Lexus Maintenance is Important

Maintenance Matters As you likely know, Lexus recommends a specific maintenance schedule for your car or SUV. You may wonder why following this schedule matters, especially if your vehicle never has any issues. Below are three reasons why sticking to the schedule is necessary. You’ll Avoid Costly Lexus Repair Bills If you think you don’t […]

10 Facts About Infiniti

Fun Facts For Infiniti Owners Spotlight Automotive in Chicago, Illinois is casting the spotlight on Infiniti with these ten fun facts! Fact 1 Infiniti is a division of the Japanese company Nissan known for luxury vehicle manufacturing. It was initially created for the American market to compete with European and American made luxury cars but […]

Common Mercedes Repair Issues

Find A Mercedes Medic Mercedes drivers know that a Mercedes service center makes all the difference when it comes to maintaining luxury and performance. You wouldn’t talk to just anyone about your health problems, you find a skilled doctor to give a diagnosis and medication. Think about your Mercedes in the same way. Someone who […]

What Audi Owners Need to Know About Auto Repairs

The Perks of Preventative Maintenance Are you the proud owner of an Audi vehicle? If so, you might be looking for a way to protect it for miles to come. The first thing you should know — you don’t have to go back to the dealership! An Audi service center like Spotlight Automotive can provide […]

Keeping Thieves Away from Your Car

For those of us who live in highly populated urban areas, we know all too well the possibility of being robbed. In places like Chicago, you can never be too careful in trying to prevent yourself from being the next victim of a robbery. You never know when it could happen to you, so it’s […]

Preparing your Car for a Chicago Spring

Help your car out this spring with these tips! All of us who live in Chicago know how cold it gets in the winter and it’s such a sigh of relief when spring comes and we start seeing signs of the warmer days ahead of us. Chicago is known to have cold, snowy winters and […]

Staying Prepared on the Road this Winter

Brrr… it’s cold out there! Winter is here and it’s time to start taking extra precautions to stay warm and safe when the weather gets cold. Did you know there are precautions you can take in case of a winter-weather emergency while you’re on the road? Read on to find out! Winter ICE (In Case […]

All About Volkswagen’s DSG Transmission

History of the DSG In 2003, Volkswagen was the first manufacturer to offer a high performance, dual-clutch, automated-manual transmission in mainstream production cars. Their brand name for this technology is direct-shift gearbox, or more commonly known as simply DSG. Instead of using a torque converter like a conventional transmission, the DSG is made up of […]

Mercedes Service A & B: What’s the Difference?

Are you new to the Mercedes family? Mercedes repair shops will consistently throw around the words Service A & Service B as standard maintenance practices. Ever wonder what exactly that means and what’s included? We know it can be confusing to new members of our Mercedes family so we wanted to help out and explain […]

The Need To Know For A Collision Repair

Getting into a car accident is stressful. It can be hard to think clearly when all you want to do is have your car repaired. We understand the importance of getting quality collision repair efficiently. Before you settle down with just any collision repair shop, be sure to ask these 4 questions to help you […]

Getting your Vehicle Ready for Chicago’s Winter Weather

Winter is closing in on us slowly and it is that time of year. Time to get your vehicle ready to take on the severe winter that Chicago is so delightfully known for. That includes getting a tune up and packing up your emergency car kit. I will go over a few more things you […]

Tips on How to Extend the Life of Your Tires

Here in Chicago, we go through some intense seasons. Our winters are full of snow, our summers are hot, and our fall brings the rain. Taking care of your tires can extend their life and keep you safe through out all seasons. Here are some important tips that are not required, but can end up […]

When Should You Replace Brake Rotors?

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 […]

4 Ways We Stand Above the Average Auto Repair Shop

Not all auto repair shops are run the same way. There are those that are just look at you like you’re another ticket, and then there are those that truly care about the wellbeing of both you and your automobile. At Spotlight Automotive, we truly care. Here’s what we do to make sure we always […]

Top 5 Reasons You Should Learn To Drive A Stick Shift

Not to be morbid or anything, but the manual transmission seems to be dying a very slow death. The inconvenience for the majority of drivers seems to be growing, and the advantages are starting to get smaller. However, those of us who are able to drive a manual transmission recognize all of the advantages that […]

Why Is My Heater Not Working?

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

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 […]

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