Battery Basics for Batavia

June 30, 2022

It's important for Batavia drivers to know battery basics. First, let's talk about which is harder on a battery hot or cold Illinois weather. Most Batavia area drivers think it's cold weather because that's when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold vehicle engine. Howev... More

Fuel Filter Replacement

June 29, 2022

Hello Batavia resident! You would never like to drink a glass of mud, right? Well, your vehicle feels the same way. It needs a steady supply of clean fuel in order to run well and deliver good fuel economy. The fuel filter's job is to clean dirt and rust out of the fuel before it gets to your eng... More

Questions to Ask Your Batavia Service Advisor

June 28, 2022

We find that a lot of Batavia drivers are a little tentative when they talk with their automotive advisors. They want to ask questions but don't want to be embarrassed or seem pushy. Vehicles are very complicated and there's more to know about them than most of us have the time to learn. Maybe it... More

Professional Fuel System Cleaning

June 27, 2022

Getting adequate fuel to your engine is very important for performance, fuel economy and safety. In order to accomplish this, your fuel system needs to be clean.Today's production cars have fuel injectors, rather than a carburetor. The injectors need to be cleaned from time to time in order to de... More

Going (Lug) Nuts (Lug Nut Replacement)

June 26, 2022

Here's a part of your vehicle you probably don't think about much: lug nuts. They're what fasten your wheels onto your axles. Pretty important, right? In order to take the wheels off your vehicle to service the brakes, rotate the tires, etc., the lug nuts have to be in good shape so a wrench wi... More

A Turn for the Worse (Using Turn Signals)

June 19, 2022

Distracted driving is bad, you know that. Daydreaming, talking on the cell phone, putting your makeup on in the rear view mirror. All bad. But there's something else that causes more than twice as many accidents, according to a recent study. And that's people who don't use their turn signals.... More

Follow the Bouncing Vehicle (Bad Struts and Shocks)

June 12, 2022

If you hit a bump in the road and your vehicle just keeps bouncing up and down for a lot longer time than it used to, you may have bad struts and shocks. They're the things that help to keep your vehicle's wheels and tires planted to the road surface. But they don't last forever. With care and ... More

How Far We've Come (Newer Vehicle Technology)

June 5, 2022

Automotive design has come a long way since the days of the Model T, especially when it comes to safety technology. You can thank computers for a lot of the latest innovations. Here are a few that have been making their mark in recent years. Adaptive cruise control. This is cruise control with... More

Keeping Your Cool (Coolant leak repair)

May 29, 2022

If theres one thing you should pay attention to with your vehicle, its the temperature gauge. Its the one that may say C---H (that means cold---hot). Or maybe yours has a picture of a thermometer on it and a blue and red zone. If you see the needle heading farther to the H or red area, that mea... More

H20 No! (Driving Through Standing Water)

May 22, 2022

In a year marked by unusually heavy flooding in North America, drivers are very aware of the possibility they may find themselves driving where water has come over the road. It can be a daunting and frightening situation. Flooding waters can move quickly and unpredictably, so you have to keep y... More