You've probably noticed how much easier it is to see when you're driving in the daytime as opposed to at night. It's one of the main reasons about half of all fatal vehicle accidents happen when it's dark.That's why it's important that your vehicle's headlights are in top condition and working t...
Posted in Headlamps
on January 15, 2020
If you drive, you know at some point, something's going to go wrong with your vehicle. And sometimes, it's pretty easy to figure out what's wrong, like a flat tire. But sometimes your vehicle's symptoms can be really puzzling.One driver in Illinois was heading to work on a hot July day and not...
Posted in Transmission
on January 14, 2020
There's one fluid in your car you are always careful to keep at a certain level: the fuel. If you don't have fuel, you're not going anywhere. Your vehicle has other fluids which are vitally important to proper and safe operation, too. So, here's a "level" headed approach to those "other" fluids...
Posted in Fluids
on December 01, 2019
We're going to be talking about the ethics of automotive repair. It seems like news outlets really like hit-and-run reporting; they hit everyone from groceries stores to retail to physicians. And the Plainfield automotive service and ...
Posted in Service Standards
on November 24, 2019
There's a segment of the Plainfield area population that's not committed to proper vehicle maintenance. Now, the ignition system in your vehicle is electronic and controlled by the engine management computer. Spark plugs rarely get ...
Posted in Maintenance
on November 17, 2019
You've heard that expression, change is good. When it comes to your vehicle's oil, change is not only good, it's vital for the health of the engine. But there's one question that puzzles many drivers: how frequently should my vehicle's oil be changed? There is not one simple answer, but here ar...
Posted in Oil Change
on November 10, 2019
Power steering is standard on nearly every vehicle in Plainfield, Illinois, these days. Now there are some exotic, new types of power steering systems, but for the most part, the general setup is a pump that's driven by a belt powere...
Posted in Steering
on November 03, 2019
Everybody's got friends like this. You know, the kind who, the minute they get in their vehicle and turn the key, the sound system is deafening. They just love to hear that music, sports, news anything but the sound of the vehicle itself.And maybe you're that person, too. Here's something to ...
Posted in Customer Detective Work
on October 27, 2019
Plainfield drivers may know that all 2008 model year and newer cars, mini-vans and light trucks in Illinois come with a tire pressure monitoring system. Many slightly older vehicles around the Plainfield area have these systems as we...
Posted in Monitoring System
on October 20, 2019
Do I keep my old vehicle or buy a new one? It's a question most Plainfield drivers ask themselves at some time or another.Generally, what it comes down to is the choice between a car payment and the possibility of repair bills. Most of the time, we want to choose the car payment because we don't ...
Posted in Keys to a long lasting vehicle
on October 13, 2019