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 November 17, 2019
Would you buy a jacket without even trying it on? Probably not, but it might surprise you that one study shows about half the people buy a vehicle after a short test drive around the block or none at all. If you're in the market for another vehicle, make sure you check out the most important thi...
Posted in Drive Train
on November 10, 2019
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...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on November 03, 2019
Every Yorkville vehicle owner has to purchase tires at some time or another, so it's a good idea to understand what the choices are. The best seasonal performance is achieved by purchasing tires to match the season you are driving in...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on October 27, 2019
Safety should always be an element of your vehicle care. So even if you don't care about how your vehicle looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself — and other Yorkville drivers — on the road. And good saf...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on October 20, 2019
Yorkville 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 ...
Posted in Service Standards
on October 13, 2019
Yorkville drivers know that if their air conditioning system isn’t making cool air like it used to, there is a problem. It may be as simple as adding more of the right kind of refrigerant.Your A/C requires special compressor oil, which circulates through the system along with the refrigerant, to ...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on October 06, 2019
With the weather getting colder, you might be tempted to start your vehicle up, let it idle for 15 or 20 minutes and then get in the nice, cozy cabin. Some vehicles offer remote starting that let you do that from the comfort of your home or apartment. But is letting your vehicle idle like that ...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on September 29, 2019
Most Yorkville drivers don't even think about their air conditioner.Now here's a tip for Yorkville vehicle owners: Run your air conditioner every so often during Illinois winters. This circulates the lubricant to help keep the seal...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on September 22, 2019
You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine.The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's...
Posted in Maintenance
on September 15, 2019