Road trip, anyone? Nothing spoils a great vacation faster than ending up stranded on the side of the road or spending a week in a rundown motel while our vehicle sits in the shop. Long days on the road can bring out the worst in your vehicle, so before you leave, prepare it for the journe...
Posted in Inspection
on October 29, 2017
When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most Plainfield drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order.The pads a...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on October 24, 2017
When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Plainfield drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals — like transmission service — sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of car care. A poorly maintained tra...
Posted in Timing Belt
on October 18, 2017
There's a lot of auto advice in Illinois right now on how to save money on gas. Some of it is good advice. Some of it isn't. Some of it is myth. And it may well be a scam. Plain and simple. When someone offers you a product designed to save money on gas, ask yourself, "Does this sound too good to...
Posted in Fuel System
on October 11, 2017
A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the Illinois news. Plainfield people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate.A lot of Plainfield motorists had so-called clunkers that they wanted to keep. They're ...
Posted in Maintenance
on October 02, 2017