3 Common Oil Leaks

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, […]

The Future of Auto Shops

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 […]

BMW Repair: Coolant Tank

A coolant reservoir is also known as an expansion tank or recovery tank. It’s purpose is to store coolant for future use. Without it, coolant would drip uselessly to the ground, making your engine at risk of overheating. Also, you’d be spending even more money buying coolant just to keep your engine at a stable […]

Signs of a Good Auto Mechanic

It is an ongoing debate between dealers and independent auto shops on who offers better service. Just do a quick Google search and you will find hundreds of posts on why you should avoid dealers and vise versa. It doesn’t matter if you are taking your car to the nicest, most expensive dealership or the worst back […]

How to Winterize Your Vehicle in Chicago

We thought maybe mother nature forgot about us with the mild summer we had this year. Despite all the rain, maybe she is taking it easy on us this year now that she knows Lou Malnati’s delivers nationwide. Our local meteorologists, however, have crunched the numbers and performed their ceremonial weather dance. It appears our […]

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

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 […]

Found Your Problem…You’ve Got Mice!

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 […]

Why Synthetic Oil?

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 […]

Paintless Dent Repairs: Find A Good Repair Shop

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 […]

How to Maintain Your ZF Transmission

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 […]