Your cooling system is very important. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your car from overheating. There are five main components to the cooling system:
the radiator cap
the thermostat and
the water pump
Posted in Cooling System
on August 30, 2014
The drive train in your vehicle includes all the essential components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The...
Posted in Drive Train
on August 26, 2014
Pop quiz: What is a cabin air filter?
A. A filter for your Loves Park house? B. A fresh, piney scent? C. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?
Clever you, it’s C. A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment of your SUV...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on August 20, 2014
The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most Loves Park car owners realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All Illinois folks know a properly functioning exhaust system is good for the environment, ...
Posted in Exhaust
on August 19, 2014
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Every SUV on Illinois expressways has a differential, and it is key to the proper operation of the vehicle, but most Loves Park car owners don’t have a clue what it is. The differential compensates for differing wheel speeds. For example, when ...
Posted in Differential Service
on August 12, 2014
Driving on bald tires is like playing roulette. Though you may be fine today, eventually your luck is going to run out. The Feds don't have any laws for tread depth, but 42 of the states, and all of Canada, do have regulations. They consider two-thirty-seconds of an inch to be the mi...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on August 05, 2014