If you smell gasoline in your vehicle, pay attention to your nose. That's because it has an important message for you.Newer vehicles should never have a gasoline smell inside. One of the most dangerous conditions can come when your fuel line system has a leak or multiple leaks. Vehicles with fue...
Posted in Monitoring System
on September 17, 2018
Scratching your head? Don't worry, if you don't know what a differential is – you will in a moment. That fact is that if you drive a car anywhere in Batavia, Illinois, you have a differential. Whether your vehicle is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, you have a diff...
Posted in Drive Train
on September 10, 2018
Most people don't love going to get their vehicle serviced, but it's one of those things you just have to do. So you might as well get the most of out of it. There are some steps you can take that will likely help you get the best results possible.For one thing, it's important to describe your p...
Posted in Did You Know
on September 02, 2018
Higher Batavia fuel prices aren't going away any time soon. That's not good news for our wallets. A lot of Batavia drivers are trying to find ways to cut down on fuel consumption and hang on to some of their hard-earned money.North Americans drive billions of miles less during months of high fuel...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on August 27, 2018
Poor interior air quality is nothing to sneeze at, and Batavia auto owners might be interested to know that more and more new cars are coming equipped with a cabin air filter. Check your vehicle owner's manual, but they typically need to be replaced at around 12,000 to 15,000 miles (19,00...
Posted in Suspension
on August 19, 2018
When automakers first came out with cruise control, it was a real luxury item. The older cruise controls used a mechanical vacuum system but it worked. Well, some of the time. Now days, cruise control is all electronic, thanks to computers. It's reliable and a real convenience on long trips. ...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on August 12, 2018
Batavia drivers may feel intimidated when they take their vehicles to a service center. They have questions but aren't sure how to ask. They don't want to feel embarrassed about their lack of knowledge. They don't want to make the service technician feel that they don't trust him.If your ...
Posted in Service Standards
on August 06, 2018
A lot of us Batavia drivers like our vehicles to reflect our personalities. We're picky about color and body style. We'll customize anything from floor mats to window tints to license plates. One popular way for Illinois motorists to customize a vehicle is to get new wheels.Wheels come in...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on July 30, 2018
When you get an oil change, it's always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the manufacturer recommends. But sometimes we're asked if we'd like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options and choose the cheaper one. But in this case, the more exp...
Posted in Fluids
on July 23, 2018
Think of how much abuse your brakes take. Day in and day out, they stop your vehicle when it's going fast and when it's going slow. Maybe your vehicle has been vibrating when you brake, or maybe it seems like your stopping distance is a little bit longer than it used to be.Then it's time to get ...
Posted in Service Intervals
on July 15, 2018