Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious Loves Park drivers. But how can we know we're getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else's problems?There are good used vehicles for sale in the Loves Park area. Cars are sold when families upsize, when ...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on August 28, 2016
Here's a question for Loves Park , Illinois : How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your check engine light? Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpson's fix of covering it with tape is not a good idea.)Many c...
Posted in Fuel System
on August 21, 2016
Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy Loves Park road? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine accessories. It runs the alternator - which charges the battery; the water p...
Posted in Parts
on August 17, 2016
Hey Loves Park area drivers, are your tires worn out? What is the standard for our Illinois streets? How can you tell on your vehicle?While there may be legal requirements for the Loves Park area, there are safety concerns that go beyond meeting minimum replacement mandates.2/32 is the dep...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on August 09, 2016
We live in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term "built to last" goes by the wayside. An exception is our vehicles. They're still a very big investment and Loves Park drivers...
Posted in Maintenance
on August 02, 2016