Struts & Shocks: What’s the Difference?

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

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

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

Pre-Labor Day Roadtrip Maintenance

Are you planning on taking a Labor Day trip with the family this weekend? You are not the only one. According to AAA, nearly 35 million people will be sharing the road with you. That’s the highest volume of roadtrippers since 2008. So before you clock out of work early and pack your car with

Coolant Temperature Sensor 101

Sometimes, it’s the little things that can cause major issues. What Does the Coolant Temperature Sensor Do? The Coolant Temperature Sensor is about the size of a baby pacifier yet it is the main component in making sure your engine doesn’t overheat. It’s important job is to measure the temperature of your engine coolant and

Common Mercedes Problems: Crank Position Sensor

Mercedes are known for being a superior car in comfort, style, and performance. However, like all cars, there are common problems that may occur the more miles you put on your Mercedes. A common Mercedes problem we see in our shop comes from a bad Crank Position Sensor. We will tell you all about this

How Is Your Car Like a Jet Plane?

For most of last week, Chicagoans heard the shrieking sounds of Blue Angels speed overhead as they practiced for the Chicago Air & Water show. People travel from all over to sit and watch Jets swirl, turn, and maneuver, over North Avenue beach. As a pilot, you have to be fully aware of everything that

The Break Down of Your Vehicle’s Breakdown

The best way to avoid being stranded on the side of the road, waiting for a tow truck for hours on end is to regularly maintain and check your vehicle for any leaks, noises, or alerts. However, if you do encounter a car breakdown, knowing the cause of the breakdown can help you find a

10 Tips to Keep Your Car Running Smoothly

A car is a significant investment. Taking proper care of it will save you from quite a few headaches and will save you tons of money. Follow these key tips to avoid breakdowns and keep your car running smoothly. 1) Change the oil every three months or every 3,000 miles. This is one of the

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